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Saffronizing the legal system

Newly appointed Supreme Court judge Adarsh Goel seems to be a long-standing RSS man. No mainstream paper has carried this fact, but he used to be general secretary of the Sangh's legal front organisation "Akhil Bharatiya Adhivakta Parishad" (ABAP), founded in 1992 "to work constantly for the improvement and evolution of a judicial system which is in harmony with the genius of the nation and in consonance with Bharatiya traditions, values and sense of justice and to make the justice delivery system more efficient." (http://www.outlookindia.com/article.aspx?205426-0). It appears Goel also represented the Govt of Delhi in cases related to the 1984 anti-Sikh pogrom (http://www.sabrang.com/cc/archive/2005/june05/cover2.html)...

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