- The law is not guilty; the problem is in the implementation of the law, in the enforcement of the law.
- Popular perception is that spotlight by media in a case can help matters, and in certain cases that is true.
- Having debates on TV about an offence is not wrong, but the problem lies in the kind of debate it is, in particular the dogma behind the views expressed.
- Speech on the Internet is not a special category; there is no reason why it should get greater protection. The same law should be applied as everything else.
- Good initiatives happen despite the system. There should be a way to turn individual initiative into collective action.
- Financial corruption in the judiciary is a terrible blemish, but the real issue is intellectual corruption-lack of integrity, laziness about hearing cases.
The problem is not in framing (the law) and the solution is not always in reframing. Akhil Sibal
|“In an era of headlines and soundbites, 10 minutes is about the level of attention span we have.”||“A measured view that deals in greys rather than in black and white is not considered sexy.”|
|“People want to hear unqualified, unhesitating views that are absolute.”||“Any talk of restriction on the Internet is evokes deep outrage and heated emotion. I think the outrage is misplaced.”|
|“Why should speech on the Internet receive greater protection?”||“I am against televised court proceedings. Judges should speak to me when I argue.”|
|“If there are TV cameras, most judges will not speak their mind. They will be concerned about how it will be projected. That is dangerous.”|