Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Pirandello in Chandigarh

The Chandigarh Bench of India's Armed Forces Tribunal has come to a halt because it has no judicial members assigned, only two non lawyer members. The Bench's two judicial members recently retired and have not been replaced. Details here from The Times of India. Excerpt:
AFT rules say that the Centre should initiate the process of appointing members six months before a serving member retires. However, there is no news about fresh appointments as yet. 
President of AFT bar association, Chandigarh, Rajesh Sehgal says, "A defence personnel facing court martial and in custody has no other resort but to continue being in custody." President of AFT bar association says, "An officer ordered to be discharged from the forces on disciplinary grounds has no platform to challenge the order. Almost all cases are sensitive in nature. The government's apathy and insensitivity towards military persons is really shocking."

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