Four judges revolt against chief justice of Supreme Court

Justice Chelameswar Ranjan Gogoi Madan Lokur and Kurian Joseph at the press conference

In a very brief press conference held by Congress President Rahul Gandhi in New Delhi, Gandhi said that senior judges of the S.C. coming out to address their grievances is a very serious matter. However, the government has not taken any stand over the dispute between judges and CJI. Many things less than desirable have happened in the last few months. Justice Chelameswar along with Justices Ranjan Gogoi, Madan B Lokur and Kurian Joseph, completed the hearing of cases listed before them before noon and left the court premises.

The dissenting judges will resolve the difference on Saturday, Attorney General K K Venugopal to India Today.

They said any departure from the two rules would not only lead to "unpleasant and undesirable consequences of creating doubt in the body politic about the integrity of the institution" but would create "chaos".

As a retired judge of the Supreme Court, I feel devastated.

Luthra, a lawyer and petitioner in the case, had challenged the appointments made to the higher judiciary in the absence of the revised Memorandum of Procedure.

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The MoP was formulated on the directions of the Supreme Court in the Second Judges Case of 1993 (Supreme Court Advocates-on-Record Association and Another versus Union of India); a nine-judge constitution bench devised the collegium system of appointments. The delay in disposal of cases is one of the things that is causing concern to people and diminishing their confidence in the system, and judges going public with their allegations has further dented people's faith in the system.

With talk of impeachment and resignation doing the rounds, and political mileage being milked out of the situation, the question remains as to whether the manner in which the four judges chose to express their dissatisfaction stands the test of judicial propriety. Once the roster is fixed, the CJI should ordinarily see that it is duly followed. No formal notices were issued to the respondent - instead, those were issued only to the counsel for the respondent in a case where high stakes were involved, he had said. Sohrabuddin was an extortionist who with his wife Kauser Bi was killed in a fake encounter.

As for the government of the day, it must stay steadfastly away from the internal conflict in the judiciary - something that it has professed it will do.

To this, he said "the Bombay High Court is seized of the matter and in my opinion the Supreme Court should not hear this matter". They have suggested that since the Centre had not responded to the MoP, effectively it was deemed to have been accepted. "It is clear that Section 66A arbitrarily, excessively and disproportionately invades the right of free speech and upsets the balance between such right and the reasonable restrictions that may be imposed on such right", said a Bench of Justices J. Chelameswar and Rohinton F. Nariman. Supporting the four senior judges of the apex court, Rahul Gandhi said that the points brought forward by the judges were extremely important and they should be taken seriously.

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