Age, seniority, diversity

Print edition : May 03, 2013

Justice Santosh Hegde. Photo: K. BHAGYA PRAKASH

Justice S.M. Sikri.

Criteria that were never conceived in the Constituent Assembly now determine who gets to sit on India’s apex court. Each of these unwritten qualifications, age, seniority, and diversity, is problematic in its present form.
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