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Avuncluar Concerns;, Aug 10, 2009

No doubt about it, judges are fashioned for a nobler cause. Our higher judiciary selfselects new recruits, contempt laws ensure that even truth is not a defence, and impeaching a senior judge is so tortuous, that in Independent India, not one has been sacked. Often termed the world’s most powerful, our high courts and Supreme Court have earned their independence — they command respect like few other institutions. But this freedom demands a stricter standard.