“We must be conscious of the Ideology of the persons appointed to the bench”: Indira Jaising

23 dec 2020

“We must be conscious of the Ideology of the persons appointed to the bench”: Indira Jaising

Senior advocate Indira Jaising remarked, that “whether the judiciary delivers on its promise or not depends on the people who get appointed to the institution.”
This remarks were delivered while addressing the virtual audience at the MoneyLife foundation’s third annual RTI Lecture.
A question was raised, “Has the judiciary delivered on its promise of being the arbiter between the rights of the citizens and the executive?”
She asserted that, “we must be conscious of the ideology of the person appointed” to the bench. She described the present judiciary as the ideological court- some have called it the executive court, stating the fact that the evidence is on the top. Whether it’s a decision in the Babri masjid case, CAA, the electoral bonds and the challenge to the abrogation of article 370.
This is a highly self conscious court.
Ms. Jaising states that a majoritarian govt brings its own challenges. She highlighted the challenges that are being faced after the COVID pandemic.
She took the audience through the various generations of lawyers.
She discussed about the lawyers post independence and pre independence as well.