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Judge's Potpourri

Judge's Potpourri

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Contents
•    Is there Life after Death?
•    Life after Life
•    Humanity Sans Divinity is Democracy Sans Dignity
•    Why this Negation of Education for Have-not Humanity?
•    The Role of the Police in a Welfare State
•    A Student March, Judicial Writ and Police Violence
•    Slavery in Disguise
•    Best (?) By the best only?
•    Nehru to Narasimha—Dollar Victory over Poorna Swaraj
•    Do we submit to quasi-colonial surrender? Never!
•    Freedom at midnight and the Semi-centenary thereafter
•    What a Fall My Countrymen!
•    Capitalist Marxism, Colonial Camouflage and Developmental Baloney
•    Choice of Governors—Parameters and Processes
•    The Ayodhya Imbroglio: Can the Supreme Court cut the Gordian knot?
•    Evolution from Matter to Mind and Beyond
•    Water, the Greatest Gift of Life and the Harshest Millennial Crisis
•    The Indian Banking Sector and Peoples' Financial Security
•    Ten Commandments of Higher Education
•    Our Myriad-Minded Shakespeare
•    There was no Hidden Agenda, I May Assure You Sri Nariman
•    Rajeev Gandhi—An Odd Appreciation
•    The Balachander Phenomenon
•    Prohibition—A Congress Creed, Travestied by Kerala Premier
•    Glimpses from memory of Kerala's Histo-Geo symbiosis
•    People of Plachimada vs. Corporate Power of Coca Cola
•    Vincent Panikulangara vs. V.R. Krishna Iyer
•    Indira Nehru Gandhi vs. Raj Narain
•    Speech by Mr. Justice V.R. Krishna lyer on the occasion of assuming
      office on 2nd July, 1968
•    Address Presented to Hon'ble Shri Justice V.R. Krishna lyer on his retirement
      from the Supreme Court of India
•    A letter from Justice V.R. Krishna Iyer on Demitting Office
•    Statement issued by Justice V.R. Krishna lyer
•    Letter to Chief Justice
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Author Details
Justice V.R. Krishna Iyer
born on 15th November, 1915, in northern Kerala and
educated in Annamalai and Madras Universities, practiced law and defended
peasants and workers against the exploitation of the
feudal lords who had lull support of the colonial regime.
In 1956 Mr. lyer was elected initially to Madras Legislative
Assembly and later, after reorganization of States, to the Kerala
Assembly, where he was chosen as Minister in charge of important
portfolios like Home, Law, Social Welfare and Irrigation.
He was appointed judge of the Kerala High Court in July 1968 and became
the Member of Indian Law Commission two years later.
In 1973, the Supreme Court of India beckoned him where he played an
important role in an era of judicial activism, public interest litigation,
affirmative action through Courts and a wide ranging exercise of judicial
review for which the Indian Judiciary is being hailed throughout the world today.
Though his tenure in the Apex Court was relatively short, he managed
to make a lasting impression on public mind.
He is the author of numerous books and has penned innumerable
articles and is a leading member of several social organizations and professional bodies.
Mr. Justice lyer is an Honorary Visiting Professor of the National Law
School and a promoter of its Community Law Reform Programme.
He has been honoured with several coveted awards and distinctions
from various organizations around the world.
He is the only Indian Judge on whom three doctoral thesis have
been written by the scholars in three different Universities.
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