Former Chief Justice of India T.S. Thakur on Wednesday said people getting killed by lynch mobs is a “complete failure of the principle of rule of law” and an independent judiciary is essential to protect the Constitution and the rule of law.
The former CJI also hinted at the churn in the judiciary and questions being raised about judicial independence. “Independence of the judiciary is also a contemporary subject and for the past few months, you have seen how this issue has been debated. Questions have been raised and many have remained unanswered and judges have themselves raised questions about the judiciary remaining independent,” he said.
Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, who released the book, said Mr. Moily deals with issues of law from a common man’s perspective.