Law And Order
- Two Kerala HC judges, including the chief justice, are on a TV adalat on a private news channel.
- Sponsors lining up for the hit programme where viewers can phone in seeking legal advice.
- The judges says there’s a huge backlog of cases. The programme will help viewers understand that there are alternative avenues of redressal other than the courts.
- Critics say sitting judges should not indulge in non-judicial activity.
In God’s own country, now justice—or at least a judge—is just a phone call away. Serving Kerala HC judges have given a new dimension to the phenomenon of TV phone-ins. Perhaps for the first time in the world, justices will be seen live at adalats (telecast by a private satellite channel), responding to calls seeking legal remedies and advice. The first adalat was televised by Asianet News channel on August 2, in which Chief Justice S.R....