The judicial system in India remained overburdened but able to function independently. There was some controversy during the year regarding the lack of members of lower castes and indigenous populations in higher judicial office.
Also, the end of the year was marked by large demonstrations by lawyers, which turned violent, over proposed changes to the rules regarding the legal profession.
Generally, human rights violations continued to be a problem in India, particularly resulting from the Kargil conflict in Jammu and Kashmir in May.
Attacks on Justice 2000 – India [full text, PDF]
Attacks on Justice 2000Publications