Essay

Crisis in judiciary

Print edition : May 11, 2018

Justice Kurian Joseph. Photo: Thulasi Kakkat

Kapil Sibal. Photo: Kamal Kishore/PTI

Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Photo: TOLGA AKMEN/AFP

Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad. Photo: Manvender Vashist/PTI

A.N. Ray, former Chief Justice of India. Photo: THE HINDU ARCHIVES

Justice K.K. Mathew Photo: THE HINDU ARCHIVES

Justice Y.V. Chandrachud. Photo: THE HINDU ARCHIVES

B.N. Tandon, IAS. Photo: Shiv Kumar Pushpakar

The existence of the power to select colleagues on the bench over which the Chief Justice of India presides or to allocate cases to his colleagues is not in question. It is the manner of the exercise of the power that has led to the immediate crisis.

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