What is an Independent Judiciary?
A democracy functions only when its Judiciary is independent and is not influenced by external factors of any and all sorts. When we say that the Indian Judiciary is independent, it means that;
- The executive and the legislature (the other parts of the government) should never stifle the functioning and work of the judiciary that puts an obstacle in the way of justice.
- These other parts of the government should never intrude in the decision-making process of the judiciary.
- The judges should not be clouded by fear, doubt, or favor when they are performing their function.