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Supreme Court judges go on streets to target the Chief Justice of India, Judiciary losing faith and trust?

In a very unprecedented move, the four judges of the Supreme Court took a very unusal route to express their displeasure. Judges, J. Chelameswar, Ranjan Gogoi, MB Lokur and Kurian Joseph of the Supreme Court held a press conference all of a sudden this afternoon and criticized the Chief Justice of India, Deepak Mishra.

In the press conference, the judges blamed CJI for not taking their opinion into consideration and  warned him that a lack of impartiality could imperil India’s democracy. This development came in the background of the fight between the judges which was happening since a while. The Supreme Court judges seems to be targeting the CJI for some reason which is not very clear. Although the judges in the press conference gave few reason saying that allotment of cases was not correct and the procedure of selection of judges also was not convincing, it was too lame argument put forth by the judges and failed to convince people if it was the real reason for the PC.

Justice Chelameswar in the press conference said….“This is an extraordinary event in the history of any nation, more particularly this nation, and an extraordinary event in the institution of judiciary … It is with no pleasure that we are compelled to call this press conference. But sometimes administration of the Supreme Court is not in order and many things which are less than desirable have happened in the last few months.”

He added that the four had met chief justice Misra with a “specific request” but were unable to convince him. “…We were left with no choice except to communicate it to the nation that please take care of the institution…Don’t want people to say 20 years later that we did not take care of the institution.”

The letter released by the judges gave the reason that “There is an issue of assignment of a case which is raised in that letter (to the CJI),” said justice Gogoi. “There have been instances where a case having far-reaching consequences for the nation and the institution had been assigned by Chief Justice of this court selectively to benches without rationale basis. This must be guarded against at all costs,” says the letter by the judges. “We are not mentioning details only to avoid embarrassing the institution but note that such departures have already damaged the image of this institution to some extent.”

But this issue doesn’t seem to be as simple as it looks. Looks like there is a bigger conspiracy by some judges who have brought down the internal fights to the streets. This more so looks like a orchestrated attack against CJI. There are speculation by few internal sources that the CJI is being targeted because soon the Ram Mandhir Case will be taken up which is headed by none other than CJI, Justice Deepak Mishra. The government is also in the process to set up special courts to hold trail against all the accused politicians which is said to seal the fate of many powerful politicians.

Another issue is the NJAC. Many judges had out rightly opposed the implementation of NJAC proposed by the Modi government. The Supreme Court had rejected the proposal twice saying it was impractical. But the real issue here is that NJAC will make the judges appointment completely transparent and make them answerable to the people of the country. However the Collegium system which is currently practiced, is said to be opaque and the judges get to appoint another judge without giving any explanation to anyone.

This system has completely destroyed the transparency and accountability of the Judiciary in India which is why many judges act in a very biased manner for the favours they receive from political parties and powerful people.

The judges going to streets to complaint against another judge has completely exposed judiciary and they have lost faith and trust of people. During the press conference, when judges were asked whether it was right to go public and malign the judicial system, they said they leave it to the people of the country to decide.This is nothing but a bizarre statement made by the judge who think the judges will ever hear people’s opinion!!!

Huge criticism arose after the press conference with people questioning the credibility of the judges of the Supreme Court!!

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LATEST DEVELOPMENT…Justice Chelameswar. who held press conference shockingly now met 2G accused A Raja and later he also met the left party leader D Raja which has lead to massive controversy.


Aishwarya S

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