A comedian was put behind bars for a joke he didn't crack. A megastar's son is behind bars for drugs he didn't consume. A journalist has been incarcerated for more than a year, for a report he didn't file. And there's one thing that's common for all of them. The evidence
against them is non-existent. Besides the small matter of all 3 of them being Muslims. All of the 3 are instances of the judiciary failing the nation & it's citizens. The new CJI could be making all the right noises. Hitting the right notes. But these will all sound empty if
the judicial system doesn't deliver justice. And is seen to do that within a reasonable period of time. All promises. Zero delivery. The CJI would be no different from a Gogoi or a Mishra or a Bobde. These are not the kinds of legacies any CJI should aspire to.

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