4 min read.Updated: 17 Aug 2017, 04:42 AM ISTLivemint
Problems of institutional design mean that it has failed to function as an anchor of stability in most countries in the region
It is widely recognized that judicial independence is an important prerequisite in the making of a successful democracy. India is rather fortunate on this count. Beyond the brief period of Emergency (1975-77), the independence of the judiciary has largely not been under suspicion. This is a great, even if often understated, achievement of India’s journey as a nation state in the last 70 years. But the report cards of the neighbouring countries in South Asia don’t look as good.