Wednesday, 1 April 2015

The shadow-puppetry in judges' appointments

It is wrongly believed that Judicial Appointments Commission Act is now giving government a say in the appointment of judges. The government has always had a say in appointing judges, albeit from the back door. The JAC will only bring the government's role out in the open.
Peep through the wall of secrecy behind which appointments and elevations have been happening in higher judiciary. Politics, lies, sex and money-trails lurk within. The public got a hint in a viral video showing a senior lady lawyer giving sexual favours to Adv. Manu Singhvi, in hopes of being recommended for judgeship. The matter was hushed up with money. Media did not raise the issue again.
Big Ticket lawyers like Manu Singhvi, Kapil Sibal and Arun Jaitley are middlemen or puppet masters who make judicial appointments happen. They are king-makers or "judge-makers" who act on behalf of government and business lobbies.
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