Farce of impeachment

Print edition : June 08, 2018

February 1948: Some members of the Drafting Committee of the Constituent Assembly of India: (seated from left) N. Madhava Rao, Saiyid Muhammad Saadulla, Dr B.R. Ambedkar, Sir Alladi Krishnaswamy Ayyar and Sir B.N. Rao. Also in the picture are (standing from left) S.N. Mukherjee, Jugal Kishore Khanna and Kewal Krishan. Photo: The Hindu Archives

The institution of impeachment of judges is obsolete. The time has come for a non-partisan attempt at reform. The proposed law should provide for both punishment by removal and censure for lesser lapses.
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