The Bombay Bar Association passed a resolution on Thursday deprecating Justice Arun Mishra's praise for Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the International Judiciary Conference stating that the comments were both improper and unnecessary.
The association also condemned the remarks made by BCI Chairman Manan Kumar Mishra who on February 26 issued a statement characterizing the criticism and condemnation of Justice Mishra's remarks as betraying "a narrow and myopic" mindset.
While delivering the vote of thanks at the said conference on February 22, Justice Mishra said-
"India is a responsible and most friendly member of the international community under the stewardship of internationally acclaimed, visionary prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi. We thank the versatile genius who thinks globally and acts locally."
The resolution was proposed to be passed on Wednesday and a meeting of members of the bar including Senior members like Navroz Seervai was convened n Thursday afternoon, thereafter the following resolution was passed-
"The Association deprecates the conduct of a sitting judge of the Supreme Court of India making such obsequious remarks about the head of the executive and believes that they are both improper and unnecessary. This Association believes that it is particularly regrettable that such remarks were made at the International Judiciary Conference, in the presence of Cabinet Ministers such as the Law Minister, former and current judges of the Supreme Court of India and visiting members of the international legal community.
The Union Of India is one of the biggest litigants, if not the biggest, and it is imperative that the judiciary is and appears to be objective in its approach to the members of the Executive, both within and outside the courtroom. Comments of this nature, shakes the confidence of the members of the legal profession and the public at large in the independence and integrity of the Higher Judiciary."
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