08 March, 2021

Warding Off The Eye

The judiciary and Parliament seem to think they could do with less coverage

Tribhuvan Tiwari
Warding Off The Eye
outlookindia.com
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The Problem Of Too Much Attention

  • A PIL in Feb alleged that CJI Kapadia had a conflict of interest in the Vodafone tax case. It was dismissed; a penalty was imposed.
  • Advocate Harish Salve says he was misquoted in the Vodafone matter. Eligibility criterion spelt out for court reporters.
  • In Mar, CJI says reports on the disproportionate assets of ex-CJI K.G. Balakrishnan are upsetting
  • SC hurt by reports of a judge listing her daughters in ‘liabilities’
  • Advocate Fali Nariman says a confidential exchange between his client Sahara and SEBI was leaked on TV. CJI directs parties to make submission in the matter.
  • Court expresses concern over how the media reported on events surrounding the murder of Arushi Talwar and on her personal life

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Over the last couple of days, two pillars of democracy have decided that the media must be kept on a leash. First, the Lok Sabha secretariat...

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