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Bar Associations are only meant to organize lunches and dinners like any other club; Kamini Jaiswal

Bar Associations are only meant to organize lunches and dinners like any other club; Kamini Jaiswal

Advocate Kamini Jaiswal is a respected ‘non-designated’ Senior Advocate of the Supreme Court of India. She is also the Secretary of the Center for Public Interest Litigation. She is known for her progressive and bold outlook in on social issues. Ms Jaiswal doesn’t soften the words while referring to the powers that control present day Indian Bar or Judiciary. She calls a spade a spade.  Here is her interesting conversation with Live Law : Live Law : Let us start with an issue being talked about at the Bar now and we are happy to notice that you have commented on the story we have carried on Dushyant Dave's letter to the CJI. We have been told by the Senior Lawyers that the order …

Non-Judicial conduct

Non-Judicial conduct

Judging the judges is an unholy activity in India. It’s not done in open, in particular by those who are living by letters of law, the reason being,  existentialism in its literal sense. That doesn’t mean judge bashing is not happening,  be it court canteens, corridors, farewell functions, regardless of time and place it continues unabatedly. The contemporaneous and commentarial judging occurs in the back seats of sacred court room itself. Lawyers, masked by their reverential faces towards the judges sitting on the bench, miss no opportunity to do post mortem of the judge’s life, past, present and future.  Lawyers while making the most defamatory comments at the judges to the …

Live Law Exclusive; Justice K T Thomas writes to CJI seeking action on Dushyant Dave’s Letter

Live Law Exclusive; Justice K T Thomas writes to CJI seeking action on Dushyant Dave’s Letter

Followed by Justice V R Krishna Iyer’s letter, former Supreme Court Judge, Justice K T Thomas has also written to Chief Justice of India seeking action on allegations raised by Senior Advocate Dushyant Dave regarding the disposal of a 12 year old land allotment case by a two-judge bench headed by Justice C.K.Prasad, which was actually listed before another three Judge Bench. Justice Thomas writes; “I received copy of a letter which Justice V.R. Krishna Iyer  sent to you regarding  what  Sr. Advocate  Dushyant Dave had written to you (regarding the order dated 25.2.2014).  If what the Sr. Advocate mentioned is true, no doubt it would disturb the mind of anyone interested in …

Live Law Exclusive; Justice V R Krishna Iyer  writes to CJI to take suitable action on allegations in Dushyant Dave’s letter

Live Law Exclusive; Justice V R Krishna Iyer writes to CJI to take suitable action on allegations in Dushyant Dave’s letter

Concerned about the apparent inaction on the part of CJI, Justice VR Krishna Iyer has written to Chief Justice of India, urging him  to take suitable action regarding the statements made by Senior Lawyer Dushyant Dave in his letter  to CJI. Live Law  has  the copy of the letter, which reads as ““17/03/2014Dear Chief Justice Sathasivam,I have received a copy of the letter from Advocate Dushant Dave where he had mentioned various statements concerning the great institution of the Supreme Court of India. You are its Chief Justice and the highest judicial authority in the country. Reading the letter as a whole and the issues specified by him I was outraged that particular judges could …

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