JUDICIARY NEEDS SOME URGENT CLEANSING

The recent assertion by the Chief Justice of India T.S. Thakur that the Judiciary is facing crisis of credibility is a very candid admission of the grim ground reality. The framers of the Indian Constitution had envisaged a free, fair and independent Judiciary. It was never visualized that Courts could end up as dens of chicanery and jugglery. It was incumbent to ensure judicial accountability at all times with the entire judiciary conforming to the highest standards of uprightness and integrity. If Judges cannot independently balance the scales of Justice, the temples of Justice become redundant.

The Judiciary should never be manned by persons who are slanted or aligned to any political party. Judges should have the spine to crack on illegalities done by any politician, regardless of the party he is affiliated to or the high position he holds.

In Goa we have some extremely good judges but there are some from the other end of the spectrum on whom less said the better. The current hotline enabling communication between Politicians and Judges through a dubious interface by way of the flamboyant Advocate General Atmaram Nadkarni compromises and ruptures the very sovereignty and sanctity of the Judiciary. It is high time for a concerted effort to cleanse the Aegean Stables of Indian Judiciary by flushing out undesirable judges who should never have landed where they are today.

Atmaram

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