Judiciary losing its sparkle

By Kuldip Nayar

Courtesy: Dawn, 11 Dec, 2009

During the Second World War, Winston Churchill, the then British prime minister, wrote to the lord chancellor, the chief justice, to ensure that the judiciary delivered justice.

Concerned, the lord chancellor asked Churchill why he had expressed such a fear when his attention was focused on how to stop the advancing Nazis. Churchill replied that as long as people were sure of getting justice, they would fight for their country even in the middle of reverses.

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