Editorial in The Hindu:
“After some initial reluctance, the Centre has accepted the Supreme Court collegium’s recommendation that Karnataka Chief Justice P.D. Dinakaran be transferred to the Sikkim high court….
“The Sikkim high court is not a bustling hive of judicial activity but how can a person considered unfit to preside over the Karnataka judiciary be regarded suitable to head any other high court? The transfer order contains the disturbing implication that the dignity of the Sikkim high court is less important than that of Karnataka for the collegium, which is exactly what angered the bar association and fuelled protests in the hill State when the proposal was mooted this April.”
Read the full editorial: Transferring the problem
Cartoon: courtesy Prasad Radhakrishnan/ Mail Today
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