The SIT concluded that the “lack of interest shown by the police...” during the early stages and the manner in which judges “routinely” handed out acquittals to accused ensured that “there is no possibility of further investigation” in any of the 199 cases it scrutinized.
The Delhi High Court judge, who replaces Justice Manmohan Singh as the chairperson, had kept his verdict on Chidambaram's plea reserved for seven months and pronounced the judgment just 72 hours before he retired.
While the panel of his peers has now given CJI Ranjan Gogoi a clean chit in the sexual harassment case, the report is not expected to mark the end of the crisis that the former SC staffer’s complaint has triggered
ML Sharma, the lawyer behind the plea, has named activist lawyers like Prashant Bhushan, Shanti Bhushan, Kamini Jaiswal, Vrinda Grover, Indira Jaising, Nina Gupta Bhasin and Dushyant Dave as parties in his PIL.
All kinds of people access courts, including persons with special needs. Any institution that seeks to be accessible to a diverse audience must be prepared to accommodate and make comfortable everyone, write Sumathi Chandrashekaran and Reshma Sekhar
The judiciary must understand that high court judges lack the time and skill for complex managerial tasks. It's time to recruit skilled managers from government or private sector, say Chitrakshi Jain and Shreya Tripathy