Court notes threat to security of judiciary


On 28 September the chief justice of Delhi High Court issued an interim order taking cognizance of the instances of terrorism, mentioned in a public interest litigation (PIL), that have affected the independence and security of the judiciary. The order also directed the central government and the government of the national capital territory (NCT) of Delhi to divulge their secrets and strategy in countering such acts of terrorism.

The PIL, which was filed by the Society of Indian Law Firms (SILF) on 22 September, alleged lack of proper security and safety measures in the capital city and expressed concern about the security and safety of the citizens of Delhi in light of the recent terrorist attack at Delhi High Court.

SILF, through its president, senior counsel Lalit Bhasin, sought an order from the court directing both the central government and the government of the NCT and the Delhi Police to implement measures necessary to deal with the threat to citizens from terrorist attacks.

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