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BBC documentary row: The controversial BBC documentary has triggered a war of words between the Government and the Opposition, with Congress and TMC leaders including Mahua Moitra, Derek O'Brien and Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury sharing the link to the controversial BBC documentary on the 2002 Gujarat riots and Prime Minister Narendra Modi and vowing to fight against "censorship".
The appointment of judges to the Supreme Court and the high courts has become a major flashpoint between the Executive and the Judiciary. By bringing the NJAC law, the government had sought to overturn the collegium system which came into being in 1992. The apex court has questioned the government for delay in clearing the appointments of Supreme Court and High Court judges.
Law Ministry has written to Chief Justice of India DY Chandrachud suggesting inclusion of government representatives in the collegiums. It may be recalled that the Supreme Court formed two-tier collegiums for the appointment of judges to the top court. The law ministry wants transparency and public accountability in the selection process of constitutional court judges.
The Union Law Minister said he had raised questions on the collegium system on various platforms and till 1993, there was no debate or discussion, but what happened after 1993, everybody knows. He pointed out that some political parties claim that there is friction between the executive and judiciary and that the government is trying to take control of the judiciary and at times, news outlets do it to keep masala in the news.
Rijiju said that Rahul is not only insulting the Indian Army but damaging the nation's image. He said that Arunachal Pradesh is fully secured now due to adequate deployment of the brave jawans of the Indian Army. Congress pointed out that the image shared by Rijiju is from 2019 when the minister visited the area.