Sealed and Delivered

Ranjan Gogoi’s gifts to the government

01 February 2020
AJAY AGGARWAL / HINDUSTAN TIMES / GETTY IMAGES
AJAY AGGARWAL / HINDUSTAN TIMES / GETTY IMAGES

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WHEN THE INDIAN EXPRESS GROUP picked Ranjan Gogoi—the second-most senior judge of the Supreme Court at the time—to deliver the third Ramnath Goenka Memorial Lecture, in July 2018, few progressives questioned the choice.

While introducing Gogoi, Raj Kamal Jha, the editor-in-chief of the Indian Express, showered praise upon the soon-to-be Chief Justice of India. He said that both journalists and members of the judiciary had to work “without fear or favour” to do their job well, which was how he believed Gogoi had conducted himself. 

Arshu John is an assistant web editor at The Caravan. He was previously an advocate practicing criminal law in Delhi.

Keywords: Supreme Court Ranjan Gogoi Citizenship (Amendment) Act Assam National Register of Citizens immigration Assam Accord
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