Independence of the Judiciary
The Judges are charged with the ultimate decision
over life, freedoms, rights, duties and property of citizens. The
6th United Nations Congress called upon the Committee to create
guidelines relating to the independence of judges and the selection
of professional training and status of judges and prosecutors.
History stands still in the seabed off Sri Lanka
Most historians, educators and others now
celebrating `Archaeological Week', seem to be exclusively
preoccupied with the Sri Lanka's agro-based inland civilisation. But
a deeper understanding of our society and the island's past is not
possible without the knowledge of her maritime heritage.
The quintessential Congressman
Though Chandra Shekhar was a member of the
Congress for less than 15 years - from 1964 to early 1977 - in a
political career of about 52 years, he was one of the handful of
quintessential Congressmen in the post-Indira Gandhi era. And, that
explains his enduring relevance in Indian politics much after he
ceased to have any troops at his disposal.