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Role and working of the Judiciary under the constitution, Lecture delivered in CMS National Lecture Series on Analysing and Envisioning India, December, New Delhi: Nehru Memorial and Museum Library, Justice Rajindar Sachar, (2010)

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The founding fathers and mothers of our Constitution consciously placed enormous powers in the hands of the Judiciary. It is a mistaken notion to assume that the whole role of judiciary is to decide civil or criminal matters and that judiciary must keep itself away from any injustices to the poor or needy, as that function is only of the Executive and Legislature. This is total misreading of the constitution. Humility in all three instrumentalities of the state and of recognition of their respective limited sovereignty will make it easier for the country to avoid any unnecessary collision.