For the fourth time in just two years, the central government has rejected the nomination of a judge for Jammu and Kashmir by the collegium. This ongoing tug of war between the judiciary and the government raises serious questions about the independence and autonomy of our judicial system. It's a matter of concern that the government is repeatedly rejecting nominees, which could possibly be due to political reasons. The situation is causing a delay in filling up vacant posts in the judiciary. This back-and-forth is not only impacting the judicial system, but also eroding public faith in it.
Jul 20 2023