Issues raised by SC judges 'internal matter of judiciary'

Jan 13, 2018, 06:51
Issues raised by SC judges 'internal matter of judiciary'

The press conference was held at Justice Jasti Chelameshwar's residence and also saw Justices Ranjan Gogoi, Madan Lokur and Kurian Joseph addressing the media.

When asked whether they propose an impeachment of the CJI or not, the judges said: "It is the nation which will decide".

"At the outset, we four would like to thank each one of you for responding on a very short notice". Many things less than desirable have happened in the last few months. They held a press conference to show the make the nation awake for the Judicial Institution. Unfortunately, we couldn't convince him.

He said the claims made by justices on Central Bureau of Investigation judge Brijgopal Harkishan Loya, who died in mysterious circumstances in 2014, should be investigated. We are left with no choice but to address the nation, ' says Justice Chelameswar.

# "Four of us are convinced, the democracy will not survive".

"It is an extraordinary event in the history of judiciary and more particularly in this nation, even for this institution (Supreme Court)". It is with no pleasure that we are compelled to call this press conference.

The letter, that was released to the press, was sent a couple of months back, Justice Chelameswar said.

Four senior judges of India's Supreme Court have complained publicly about the way the court is being run and cases are assigned.

The statement said the judges in their letter have also hinted at other instances which they will raise later. The judges might have also tried to follow an in-house resolution system that possibly failed, while the judges' who have take this extra measure will have to answer collectively not just to the institution, but also the nation.

Alok Kumar, a senior resident fellow at the Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy, said chief justices had earned the rancour of their colleagues in the past but Friday's events were "beyond the pale".

While crying ourselves hoarse over the opaqueness with which the Collegium operates, can we, at the same time, criticize them for attempting to be transparent about how the institution is functioning?

While concluding the press conference, Justice Chelameswar said, " There are many wise men saying many wise things in this country. We wanted a particular thing to be done in a particular manner. The Chief Justice needs to accept that what he has been doing is wrong. "Somebody had to confront the situation, where Chief Justice is blatantly misusing his powers, hence the unprecedented step", Bhushan said.

The CPI (M) meanwhile said the integrity and independence of the judiciary, is a vital pillar of the Constitution and non-negotiable.

Opposition parties today demanded a "thorough probe" into issues flagged by four Supreme Court judges over its functioning, prompting a strong reaction from the ruling BJP that accused its rivals of "politicising internal matters" of the judiciary.

He said it was necessary for the three wings of democracy - the executive, the legislature and the judiciary - to ensure that whatever issues had been raised were corrected.

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