Government asks for it; NJAC law struck down

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The chink in the government’s armour is out again. The Supreme Court on Friday struck down the law meant for constituting the National Judicial Appointments Commission (NJAC). Earlier the Court had struck down the government stand against Section 66 of the Information Technology Act. These successive blows have triggered a veritable conflict within the government. While a section argues that the law was not carefully drafted and that law officers are doing a bad job, defenders stress that the Supreme Court is ‘biased’ and wants to run the ‘collegium’ system to suit its convenience and privileges. Whatever, the drafter of the law really played low cunning by not defining ’eminent persons.’ They should have noted what Voltaire said “let the laws be clear, uniform and precise; to interpret laws is almost always to corrupt them”. That may be possibly a tall order.

 

 

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