Judiciary

Collision course?

Print edition : July 25, 2014

Gopal Subramanium. Photo: Manish Swarup/AP

Justice R.M. Lodha, Chief Justice of India. Photo: R.V. Moorthy

Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad. Photo: kamal singh/pti

The Supreme Court of India. Photo: Monica Tiwari

By segregating senior advocate Gopal Subramanium’s name from the four names recommended by the Supreme Court collegium for appointment to the apex court, the Modi government has weakened the judiciary’s primacy in the appointment of judges.
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