In the excellent article “A courageous voice of dissent” (March 19) V.R Krishna Iyer has paid a fitting tribute to the legal luminary, H.R. Khanna, who wrote judgments without fear or favour. Justice Khanna even sacrificed his future as Chief Justice by writing a dissenting judgment in the habeas corpus case.
In Justice Khanna’s passing, the judiciary has lost a towering personality who braved the carking cares and corroding anxieties while discharging his duties.
Nemani Vivekananda Rao,
No other judge should hereafter face Justice Khanna’s painful experience of his colleagues compromising their integrity due to pressure from this or that source. Justice Iyer is eminently suitable to trigger a national debate on the theme.