Comments on: Should Indian judges be above the law? http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/08/05/should-indian-judges-be-above-the-law/ Perspectives on South Asian politics Thu, 02 Jun 2016 08:03:22 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Seshan http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/08/05/should-indian-judges-be-above-the-law/comment-page-1/#comment-11563 Tue, 27 Oct 2009 15:06:17 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=1654#comment-11563 It will be interesting to see the assets of CJI K.G. Balakrishnan and Justice Sadasivam. I am sure Sadasivam will disclose only a fraction of his wealth earned through his community persons – Gounders. Shame on Indian judiciary.

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By: D Gangola http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/08/05/should-indian-judges-be-above-the-law/comment-page-1/#comment-8910 Wed, 12 Aug 2009 05:51:45 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=1654#comment-8910 No nononononononononononononononononononono nonononononononononoknononononononono, way Judges should be excluded from law governing the common men/women. We all live in a democratic society and each and everyone has the equal right so Judges are no exception.How in the world ministers come out with this kind of exemption BILL, we rather need to investigate the cause as to why we need it and which lobby is behind it.Judges must be a role model.

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By: B.Vijayaraghavan http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/08/05/should-indian-judges-be-above-the-law/comment-page-1/#comment-8889 Tue, 11 Aug 2009 10:13:02 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=1654#comment-8889 As a person who had worked for more than a 25 years in the public sector bank an an officer in various capacities it is incumbant on the part of the employee to declare the assets and liabilities statements of all Movable and immovable assets to the management every year and it is a voluntary excercise to be followed by all.This is pre requesite for all the employees before going to higher promotions.There is no aprehension that the data will be used by other persons.Where is the reservation that the data will be misused if all your assets and liabilities are declared genuinely and to the best of your knowledge.

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By: David http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/08/05/should-indian-judges-be-above-the-law/comment-page-1/#comment-8874 Mon, 10 Aug 2009 16:36:56 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=1654#comment-8874 As an American lawyer, I tremendously ADMIRE the world’s largest democracy. OF COURSE there should be NO exemption for judges. But the fact that India even HAS a Judges (Declaration of Assets and Liabilities) Bill shows what a great country it is. The vigorous, open debate over the terms of the law shows this even more clearly. Churchill was right: “Democracy is the worst form of government ever devised by man — except for all the others.”

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By: Naveen Kumar http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/08/05/should-indian-judges-be-above-the-law/comment-page-1/#comment-8847 Fri, 07 Aug 2009 19:14:04 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=1654#comment-8847 @PeskyDo u think the judges will voluntarily declare their assets in public? If yes what they have been doing till now. Technically judges are not public servants but they are citizens of India. I don’t need to remind u that how deep corruption has penetrated into our society. A valid question at this stage would be that why the law is talking only about the judges of high courts. Judges from lower courts must be included in this law. Only the we can fight corruption.

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By: Suresh http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/08/05/should-indian-judges-be-above-the-law/comment-page-1/#comment-8845 Fri, 07 Aug 2009 14:21:33 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=1654#comment-8845 This can happen only in India. Judges should not preach but should follow and lead by example. Everyone is equal before law and hence Judges are no special.Common sense should prevail.

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By: krishnamurthi ramachandran http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/08/05/should-indian-judges-be-above-the-law/comment-page-1/#comment-8830 Thu, 06 Aug 2009 19:18:32 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=1654#comment-8830 India is marching progress in all directionsIndian Judicial systems are free from any interference.Now,at least ,they talk of corruption in major fields in concerned states,municipal bodies,central exercise,pass port offices,public health centers,public education as well as privates engineering and medical collegesDaily, Indian newspapers,any body read two or three alleged corruption scam,briber and some what’Right to Information Acts by the present central government is the right direction to all IndiansAll Judiciary personnels can also come under Right to Information Act with real ,genuine modifications for necessary self protection.Very bold article,with some censored comments.

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By: pesky http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/08/05/should-indian-judges-be-above-the-law/comment-page-1/#comment-8821 Thu, 06 Aug 2009 15:06:57 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=1654#comment-8821 it’s not that judges are above the law. are the judges really public servants and i say no, judges uphold the law by their very nature and therefore any declaration on their part will come voluntarily out of a sense of justice, it doesn’t have to be legislated.

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By: AGIL http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/08/05/should-indian-judges-be-above-the-law/comment-page-1/#comment-8820 Thu, 06 Aug 2009 14:35:15 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=1654#comment-8820 “I am above the Law – Syndrome” or “The Judges Bill” (in present form) has an inherent potential to trickle some conflicting scenarios. e.g.1. As described above as well – “Right to Information ACT” will be jeopardised.2. Bias towards a particular litigant could become a regular practise (& could be bought as well).3. Integrity of Justice itself could be undermined as the issuer of Justice might have certain bias (probability).4. Trust of a Common Man in Judicial System might be dented & could lead to a civic war like situation in long term.5. Sustaining a Democratic & Secular society would become a path with lots of self imposed pit falls. As Judiacary is one of the pillars of Democracy….& lot more I would appreciate if more people write their views as well. (I am not in Law profession)Thanks & Regards

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By: divakarssathya http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/08/05/should-indian-judges-be-above-the-law/comment-page-1/#comment-8808 Thu, 06 Aug 2009 06:24:39 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=1654#comment-8808 There are striking similarities between our supreme court judges and our pouting cricketers seeking to be exempted from dope test regimens.Our judges do not seem to have realised that the problem of corruption has assumed such proportions as to call in to question the very idea of the rule of law.If they had, they would have probably co operated with alacrity.Our cricketers seem to be oblivious that drugs pervert the very idea of sports.They both give the unfortunate impression of having something to hide.Welcome to:Yet another “conspiracy in corruption”Andhra Pradesh High Court’s Pernicious Rebellion Against The Law .05/29/09RTI Act 2005 Abuse In Andhra Pradesh- SIC Cheats! Chief Secretary Lies!05/07/09Prejudiced CIC Laps Up PMO Lies 05/05/09Divakar S Natarajan and Varun Gandhi Cannot Both Be Wrong ! 01/28/09And India’s editorial class will not report the story!sathyagraha.blogspot.comDivakar’ s Sathyagraha News and views from Divakar S Natarajan’s, “no excuses”, ultra peaceful, non partisan, individual sathyagraha against corruption and for the idea of the rule of law in India.Now in its 18th year.It’s Not Just My Problem

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