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Justice Versus Judiciary

Justice Versus Judiciary

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About the Book
There can be no dispute that the judges of the high courts and the Supreme Court of India wield tremendous powers. However, power comes with a price which bestows huge responsibility and calls for strict adherence to dos and don'ts. This book builds upon this narrative and advocates that judges must be made accountable not only in respect of their personal conduct and integrity, but also in respect of the judicial verdicts they deliver. The work emphasizes that the need for judicial accountability has increased in recent times as the judiciary is, nowadays, performing not only judicial functions, but virtually executive functions also, for which the government is accountable to the people. The author, in particular, critically discusses Articles 141, 142, and 144, which make the Supreme Court the most powerful institution in the country, and Articles 32 and 136, which also confer wide powers on it. Using these powers, the apex court sometimes, unmindful of the budgetary and other vital implications, passes orders which are simply not implementable. For example, the intervention of the Supreme Court in the matter of the interlinking of rivers, a policy decision which falls clearly in the domain of the Executive. The book advocates the need for judicial accountability to save the institutions of justice from turning autocratic and narcissistic.

About the Author:
Sudhanshu Ranjan, Senior Journalist, Doordarshan, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India

Sudhanshu Ranjan is a veteran journalist. He has been associated with Doordarshan for more than 30 years.

Book Details
ISBN-13: 9780199490493
Publisher: OUP India
Binding: Hardback
Language: English
Returnable: Y
Weight: 635.6 gr
ISBN-10: 019949049X
Publisher Date: 20 Jul 2019
Height: 236 mm
No of Pages: 320
Spine Width: 38 mm
Width: 155 mm
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