Recusal (noun): To disqualify (oneself) as judge in some specific case. (अस्वीकार  करना)

Synonyms: Reject, Disqualification, Elimination, Withdrawal

Antonyms: Sanction, Ratification, Admission

Example: Justice Katju had to recuse herself from the case when the defendant turned out to be one of her cousins.


Under what circumstances does a decision of recusal transgress a judge’s general responsibility to sit and deliver impartial justice? Should not a judge who disqualifies herself be compelled to deliver an order explaining her reasons for recusal?