Cases Having Far-reaching Consequences For The Nation And Judiciary Assigned To Benches Without Any Rationale,This Must Be Guarded Against At All Costs: Senior Judges [Read The Letter]
"We are sorry to say that off late the twin rules mentioned above have not been strictly adhered to. There have been instances where cases having far-reaching consequences for the nation and the institution had been assigned by the Chief Justice of this court selectively to the benches ‘of their preference’ without any rationale basis for such assignment. This must be guarded against at all costs"
In an unprecedented act, four sitting judges of the Supreme Court -the senior most in SC-today held a press conference, saying that the administration of the apex court is “not in order” and many "things less than desirable" are happening in last few months.
Justice Jasti Chelameswar who has been the "rebel" within the collegium for quite some time addressed the press conference flanked by Justice Ranjan Gogoi, Justice Madan B Lokur and Justice Kurien Joseph
WHAT WAS SAID
"This is an extra-ordinary event in the history of Indian judiciary.We have no pleasure doing it but we were compelled.For some time the administration of justice is not in order. Many things less than desirable has happened in the last three months.We have a responsibility to the nation to the institution that is why we are here.
Several times we tried to persuade the chief justice towards getting things right but we failed.Democracy cannot survive like this.We met him today also but failed.This is why we thought it fit to call a press conference"
EVERYTHING IS IN THE LETTER
About a couple of months back four of us expressed our anguish in a signed copy of letter..a particular thing is being done in a particular manner. The chief responded doing something but that only raised further questions on integrity of the institution.
We are not playing politics.
( When a journalist asked if it was the judge Loya matter, it was said that it was only one of the issue)