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Who threatens the court?

Modi's reference to the 'committed judiciary' takes us back to the 1970s, when Indira Gandhi's government twice superseded senior judges while appointing the CJI

Chief Justice of India (CJI) D Y Chandrachud
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Chief Justice of India (CJI) D Y Chandrachud

Shekhar Gupta
There’s been a flurry of action around India’s higher judiciary. First, there is a letter collectively signed by 600 members of the bar, including Harish Salve. Addressed to the Chief Justice of India, the letter offers support and solidarity at a time when the court, the signatories say, is under an egregious assault from parties interested in undermining it.

This might have passed as some usual bar politics, particularly when in some states (notably West Bengal) bar council elections are also being fought on party symbols. But not once did Prime Minister Narendra Modi endorse it, either. He shared the text
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First Published: Mar 30 2024 | 9:30 AM IST

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