Govt's first statement on SC judges' media briefing

Govt's first statement on SC judges' media briefing

In an unprecedented event, four of Supreme Court’s senior sitting judges, spoke to media and ‘criticised’ the CJI over the case allocation system in the Supreme Court

By: || Updated: 12 Jan 2018 03:35 PM
New Delhi: The Centre has opted to reserve its views on the historic press briefing by Apex Court’s four sitting judges namely: Justice J.Chelameswar, Ranjan Gogoi, Madan Lokur and Kurian Joseph; saying It is the internal matter of Supreme Court and that the judges will resolve the matter among themselves.  

The government sources further added saying, “The government has no role in the entire matter”.

As per sources, showing concern over the entire matter Prime Minister Narendra Modi summoned Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Friday asking him to brief him over the same.

In an unprecedented event, four of Supreme Court’s senior sitting judges spoke to the media and ‘criticised’ the CJI over the case allocation system in the Supreme Court.

While addressing the media, Justice Chelameswar said, “Unless this institution is preserved, democracy will not survive in this country."

He also spoke about an issue which was allegedly raised to the CJI, but “was not addressed”.

The response from CJI on the same is yet to come.

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