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Govt. to revisit Malimath report
THE ORIGIN : The Committee on Reforms of the Criminal Justice System, or the Justice Malimath Committee, was constituted by the Home Ministry in 2000 by then Deputy Prime Minister L.K. Advani,
Why Malimath Committee – A Panel to propose reforms in criminal justice system WHO IS MALIMATH : It was headed by Justice V.S. Malimath, former Chief Justice of the Karnataka and Kerala High Courts.
ITS ACTION : It proposed a report in 2003
WHY IN NEWS NOW ? Recently, the Commitee’s report was discussed at the annual Directors General of Police (DGP) conference held at Tekanpur in Madhya Pradesh earlier this month at which Prime Minister Narendra Modi was present
. THE PRESENTOR – Presentation was made by Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) DG R.K Pachnanda SAD TRUTH : The Malimath panel had made 158 recommendations but these were never implemented.
THE HIGH LIGHT : The Committee also suggested constituting a National Judicial Commission and amending Article 124 to make impeachment of judges less difficult.
A MINOR FORM OF JALLIKATTU
FESTIVAL NAME : Kanuma festival
PLACE : Arepalli Rangampet village, Andhra Pradesh.
ACTIVITY : ‘Pasuvula Panduga’- where domesticated bulls are made to run amok, while youth run behind them to catch the prize money tied to their horns.