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Sun March 08, 2015 By: Mansi Agrawal

Why is an independent and powerful judiciary considered essential for democracy? 

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Akanksha Kaul
Sun March 08, 2015
The framers of the Indian Constitution were very particular about keeping the Judiciary independent and powerful and free from the control of the Legislature and the Executive. This is because administration of justice has a special significance on the rights of an individual, and needs to be protected from the influence of the executive as well as administrative functions. Also, there was a need for neutral and impartial dispensation of justice, if the judgments were to go against the Government. Hence, the Judiciary was kept independent to ensure the protection of human rights, that is very essential for democracy.
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