The case of missing judges in world’s biggest democratic country

This piece originally appeared on Livemint.com

 

In an emotive and blunt speech on Sunday, Chief Justice of India T.S. Thakur accused the current government of dragging its feet in filling judicial vacancies. He also made a larger point: to service the legal needs of its people well, India needs 50 judges per million population. Not only is that future ideal distant, the current deficit in judges is itself alarming.

 

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