Calling upon lawyers to play a transformative role in the society to enable the country reach its maximum potential, President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday said institutions imparting law education should bridge the gap between theoretical concepts and practical application.
From ruling that sleep was a fundamental right to urging the government to phase out the Haj subsidy in 10 years, to nixing guidelines on media reporting, the Supreme Court continued its judicial activism during 2012.
Defending growing judicial
activism, the Supreme Court on Wednesday said it cannot simply shut
its eyes when the State and its instrumentalities deprive the
underprivileged sections of their basic rights.