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Letter to BS: SC questions govt move to examine HC judge contenders

The moot question remains whether such a piquant situation wouldn't be grossly humiliating for both Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad and the government

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With reference to news highlighting the ongoing tussle between the government and the Supreme Court collegium over the appointment of judges to the apex court and various high courts, there are no two ways about it — an independent judiciary is non-negotiable in a vibrant democracy like India. While the government of the day could be well within its right to reject the Supreme Court collegium’s recommendations, its plea of maintaining “seniority” and “diversity” does not hold water. 

One earnestly wishes that the government had made some genuinely acceptable propositions if it did not wish to elevate the Chief Justice of

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First Published: Apr 30 2018 | 10:52 PM IST

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