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'I Learnt English In 8th Standard, Studied In Telugu Medium School' : CJI Ramana

Srishti Ojha
13 Nov 2021 10:43 AM GMT
I Learnt English In 8th Standard, Studied In Telugu Medium School : CJI Ramana
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The hearing of the matter relating to Delhi pollution crisis on Saturday witnessed an interesting exchange between the Chief Justice of India NV Ramana and Solicitor General Tushar Mehta as to how both of them have not received most part of their education from English medium.The exchange happened after Solicitor General Tushar Mehta sought to apologize for a misunderstanding created by...

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The hearing of the matter relating to Delhi pollution crisis on Saturday witnessed an interesting exchange between the Chief Justice of India NV Ramana and Solicitor General Tushar Mehta as to how both of them have not received most part of their education from English medium.

The exchange happened after Solicitor General Tushar Mehta sought to apologize for a misunderstanding created by a submission about stubble burning.

"Sometimes language in which our response as lawyers is given might create a wrong message, that wasn't the intention", SG said.

"Unfortunately I am not a very sophisticated speaker Mr Mehta, that is my drawback. I learnt this English in class 8th", the CJI said

SG then told the CJI that he himself has learnt his English in Class 8th and studied till graduation in Gujarati medium.

The CJI replied that his schooling was in Telugu medium and he studied only law in English medium.

" Same, I also studied only my law in English medium", the SG said.

"You're the Solicitor General of Country, you have articulation" CJI added

"I never knew the similarities between me and CJI I'm really proud of it." SG said later when the hearing concluded

The conversation followed a statement made by SG Mehta while taking the Bench through steps proposed to be taken by Central Government to abate air pollution in Delhi and adjoining areas.

While taking the Bench through the brief, SG stated that there has to be a mechanism, some sort of deterrent, on farmers who do not follow the prescribed procedure

"You are projecting as if farmers are responsible...what about the Delhi people? What about the steps to regulate firecrackers, vehicular emissions?", the CJI asked.

The SG requested the bench to not take the view that farmers are responsible. "Your lordship knows the potential of this statement. Please don't take it that govt, state or centre is putting this on farmers. There's not a remote intention of suggesting that", the SG said. The SG said that he was taking the bench through the issues one by one, and other issues will be highlighted in the sequence

CJI Ramana then took a minute to clarify that that they are only concerned with the issue at hand, and have nothing to do with the governments involved.

" Let me clear, We've nothing to do with which government. Question is how to control the burning situation, who is responsible, emergency measures, short term plan on how to control this!"

The bench comprising the Chief Justice of India NV Ramana, Justice DY Chandrachud and Justice Surya Kant on Saturday expressed serious concerns at the worsening air quality of Delhi, and asked the Central Government to take immediate measures to address the situation after discussing with the concerned state governments.

The Bench highlighted that there are other causes of pollution than stubble burning, like vehicular pollution, firecrackers, dust control etc.

Also from the hearing :

Delhi's Air Quality Crisis : 'If Necessary, Think Of 2 Days Lockdown' : Supreme Court Asks Centre To Take Emergency Steps

'Farmer Bashing Has Become A Fashion Now; Stubble Burning Not The Only Reason For Pollution': Supreme Court Asks About Firecracker Ban, Vehicular Emissions

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