Full text of the affidavit by the noted campaigner for judicial accountability in response to the notice of contempt issued by the Supreme Court for his interview to a news magazine levelling corruption charges against past CJIs.
Recent cases underline the need for independent Constitutional bodies for the appointment of judges as well as for investigating complaints against them. These cannot be in-house bodies of judges and must be completely independent of the judiciary as
Journalists patting themselves on the back claiming they fight for justice appear somewhat incongruous. Is it only to protect itself that the media is questioning the judiciary? Judge the judges by all means, but don't spare the media.
As we discuss the Justice Sabharwal affair, we in the media should not lose sight of self-interest. Two grave and critical issues have got entangled: 1) The absence of any mechanism to judge the judges; 2) Freedom of speech.
'...of supporting the Freedom of Press which the Court has punished,' say 18 eminent personalities, protesting the Delhi High Court holding the editors, publisher and cartoonist of Mid Day guilty of contempt of Court.
Former Chief Justice of India Y.K. Sabharwal's defence becomes murkier -- rebutting the former CJI's rejoinder, point by painstaking point to show how it ignores or sidesteps the inconvenient and emphasises the irrelevant.
The case of former Chief Justice of India Y.K. Sabharwal presents disquieting facts that have very disturbing implications about the integrity of our judiciary in the highest places, argue a group of eminent citizens.