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who used to constantly torture me and threaten me… They also threatened to take both my sons away from me, who lived nearby,more moderate,they appear somewhat moderate. Soultimately it looks like the guards against the clerics And its Ahmedinejads uneasy role to reconcile the two opposing factions Soas 5+1 talks resumeremember Ahmedinejad is no longer the supremo dictating terms inside Iran were accustomed to thinking him but rather point man for a divided eliteshuffling between two powerful factions [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Rajeev Dhavan | Published: August 28 2009 2:59 am Related News There is a myth about the brotherhood of judges In Indiathe higher brotherhood consists of high court and Supreme Court judges Although the Supreme Court is supremeit is self-confessedly not infallible Justice Reddys account of Keshvanandas case is hilariously disturbing The right and the left judges opened up in acerbic dispute If words could woundthey did Way back in the 60sa Gujarat judge judicially declared that he was duty bound to follow the Constitution not the Supreme Court The high court judges are bound to follow the law laid down by the Supreme Court (Article 141) But the brethren do not have to like each other The pretence of doing so increases when high court judges have to be on their best behaviour if they want to be chief justices of high courts or on the Supreme Court Chief justices are first amongst equals Public disagreement began when Justice DV Shylendra Kumar declared that the Chief Justice of India (CJI) could not speak for all the judges Franklyhe was right The judges were not individually consulted There is no law that assets cannot be declared The CJI probably does not even know the names of all the high court judges Trueas former CJI Verma put itthe CJI must leadbut he must lead by example Perhapsinitially this is a case where the CJI should not have gone to the press at all especially as the issue was before Parliament and the Supreme Court itself was in litigation in respect of the Right to Information application before the courts But the CJI is a public person and he is constantly asked questions by the press So he answers their queries Thuswithout being controversialhe gets involved in a controversy But for the CJI to say of a brother judge that he was publicity crazy on August 23 seems embarrassing not just for the judge but also for the brethren The CJIs view that the declaration of assets should not be made public was defensive seeking to avoid embarrassment for the brethren But it so happened that the brethren were more embarrassed by the half secret strategy of declaration without publication Some judges felt they had nothing to hide In factthis was the view of many Supreme Court judges made clear in the conclave meeting of the Supreme brethren on August 26 The question in the public mind on merits was: which was more embarrassingthe half secret policy or the full disclosure policy The judiciary has a lot of power which it exercises with both courage and craft as well as to ambitiously enlarge the judicial power This has already made the Indian judiciary the most powerful in the world Butin a democratic set-up in an open societyconfidence for the judges and the judiciary has to be won It does not fall like constitutional manna from heaven The more ambitious an institution and the more broad-based its popular appealall the more essential that the confidence of the people be ignited and continued A small needle of suspicion in the minds of the people about hidden assets and the last bastion of the rule of law would collapse It cannot be overlooked that there are already allegations of corruption against the judiciary Enter the famous 1 in 5 (20 per cent) of judges are corrupt; former CJI Bharuchas deprecatorybut flamboyantestimate From the Bombay crisis of the early 90s to the Delhi crisis of the early 2000s and the recent lingering crises in Allahabad and Chandigarhmany controversies have surfaced But what is worse is not the controversies that attracted publicitybut the rumours; and they are many The worst way to quell these rumours is to have a half secret policy whereby the judges reveal assets to the CJIwho will keep it under lock and key The public are as curious about their judges as they are about parliamentarians It is the Supreme Court in the Common Cause and Association of Democratic Reforms cases which set the norm for public disclosure Why should judges not be part of this open policy In factjudges who collectively decide lakhs of cases every year have greater reason to declare that their income has not gone up during their tenure Many judges were successful at the bar Some were not Marketplace selection does not always choose ability best Judges sacrifice a lot to become judges Earlier high court judges were often appointed in their 30snow they are usually appointed in their 40s some in their 50s The sacrifice is immense the life of cloistered virtue they have to lead But the brethrenlike Caesars wifehave to be above suspicion In these troubled timesit is essential In my viewJustices DV Shylendra KumarK KannanChandru and BH Marlapalle led the way in stating their intention to declare their assets We can cavil that they are publicity seekers.

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