Supreme Court sacrificed core principles during lockdown, says CJAR

The Campaign for Judicial Accountability and Reforms (CJAR) issued a statement on Wednesday criticising the Supreme Court for “sacrificing the core principles of fairness and transparency in justice delivery system” during the COVID-19 lockdown. The NGO has former judges, and lawyers like Prashant Bhushan as members.

The statement said the court has accepted without demur whatever the Union Government has put on affidavit and not carried out its constitutional duty of holding the government to account through powers of judicial review.

CJAR said the manner in which certain cases are being heard at great urgency, while other similar matters are kept pending without a hearing for long, is likely to make the public lose faith in the fairness of the Court’s processes.

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