Can India’s Judiciary Rescue Her Democracy? Free and fair elections, fundamental freedoms and an independent judiciary, which form the “basic structure” of India’s constitution, are being attacked at an unprecedented and alarming rate, according to Justice Madan Lokur who sees India’s democracy to be under severe duress today. Delivering the inaugural Madhu Babu Memorial Lecture organised by Odisha Dialogues, the former Supreme Court judge delves into the state of affairs relating to freedom of speech, electoral malpractices and a crumbling judicial infrastructure.