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Judge the judges


TSI | Issue Dated: December 23, 2012, New Delhi
Tags : Supreme Court | Judges | judiciary | contempt notice |

supreme court of indiaEven while a majority of the national media was beating a hasty retreat fearing contempt notices from the courts, TSI on September 21, 2008, carried a cover story on corruption in the judiciary.

In the story titled Who will judge the judges?, TSI mentioned in detail the spate of scams plaguing the judiciary. Cases of dumbing down of the media by the judiciary were highlighted.
Specific cases of allegations of corruption in the judiciary were also analysed. Readers were taken down the memory lane and cases of corruption that happened way back in 1991 were dug up to prove that the judiciary was not beyond greed.

In response to advocate Shanti Bhushan’s statement that 20 per cent of High Court judges were corrupt, TSI dared to say that the number was double in the High Courts and almost four times in the lower courts. The TSI report initiated a fearless debate on the subject.

The issue TSI raised way back in 2008, Anna Hazare and Arvind Kejriwal raised in 2011, demanding that the judiciary also come under the ambit of the Jan Lokpal Bill.

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