Free Press Journal
  • Nepotism hovers on Indian judiciary

    The jurisprudence on controversial topics like the right to privacy and the right to euthanasia is curtailed because intellectual enrichment is not always restricted to judges’ families alone although they have a head start in life.

  • Safeguard Right to Justice with more judges

    Chief Justice of India Tirath Singh Thakur is miffed and doesn’t care who knows it. He rapped Prime Minister Narendra Modi sharply on the knuckles for failing to touch on the contentious matter of judicial appointments in his Independence Day speech. Rightly so, given that – with 20 million cases pending in the courts – there simply aren’t enough judges to go around. And by stalling further appointments, the government is exacerbating

  • Court Order

    Judiciary’s interference in all matters ‘unnecessary’: NCP

    New Delhi: The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) on Thursday backed Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s remark that the judiciary has been encroaching on legislative and executive authority and said ‘unnecessary’ intervention of the courts in policy matters is unwarranted.

  • NJAC 2015: Judiciary’s cry before the executive

    The proposed closed-door meeting between the Supreme Court judges and Union ministers to reduce the mounting backlog of cases is unique in the annals of the Indian judiciary, because this is the first time such a meeting will take place. The Supreme Court struck down the National Judicial Appointments Commission Act (NJAC), 2015 because it curtailed judicial independence while one year later, CJI T.S. Thakur wept before Prime Minister Narendra Modi for

  • Tirat Singh Thakur

    India needs a robust judiciary: Justice T S Thakur

    New Delhi: India cannot achieve its economic growth without a robust judiciary overseen by an adequate number of judges, Chief Justice T.S. Thakur said on Sunday.

  • CCI to publish compendium of anti-trust orders; floats EOI

    New Delhi: The Competition Commission has begun the process to bring out a compendium of orders it has passed since 2014 to help legal professionals, law students and other stakeholders. The commission said that though it places the orders on its website, those interested often look for succinct competition jurisprudence at one place.

  • Supreme Court

    Heading towards uniform code?

    Laws evolve over time. Often when law-makers fail to keep pace with the changing societal norms and practices, the task of acknowledging the need to modernize laws falls on the higher judiciary. This is welcome. All relevant actors must participate in the forward march of the society. In this context, the Supreme Court in recent times has taken some progressive decisions which strike a blow for gender equality and for ridding the

  • Judiciary must also introspect

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi was not wrong in suggesting that the higher judiciary often sways to the tune of the `five-star civil society activists.’ Speaking at a conference of chief ministers and chief justices in New Delhi the other day, Modi had a lot of good things to say about the higher judiciary, its positive role in correcting other branches of the Constitution should they stray from their designated tasks, but he