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772 Lawyers Write To CJI Raising Concerns On Emerging Trend To Intimidate Judiciary

New Delhi: A gaggle of 772 attorneys have written a letter to Chief Justice S.A. Bobde to lift issues on an rising pattern to browbeat and intimidate the judiciary.

“India has witnessed a series of attacks by institutional disruptors against judges who are unwilling to agree with them and toe the line drawn by them. It is unfortunate that when political ends of lawyers are not served by a decision of the court, they vilify the court by making scandalising remarks. The Supreme Court of India, as well as the judges, are subject to both scurrilous language, malicious attacks and scandalising remarks”, mentioned the assertion.

On August 14, the Supreme Courtroom held advocate Prashant Bhushan responsible of contempt of courtroom and glued the date of listening to for his sentencing on August 20. A press release was issued by ‘Campaign for Judicial Accountability and Reforms’, (CJAR) on August 15, condemning the judgment and additional calling upon the Supreme Courtroom, and each decide, to rethink their determination. CJAR features a retired decide, Justice P.B. Sawant, former legislation minister and senior advocate Shanti Bhushan amongst others as their patrons.

Within the letter to the Chief Justice, the attorneys emphasised that official criticism of each judgements and the functioning of the establishment has at all times existed nevertheless when the criticism is calculated and actuated by malice, it’s the authority of the courtroom which is undermined.

“We urge you to uphold the edifice of the judicial system and protect the third pillar of our democracy from those who peddle falsehood to destroy the institution. We sincerely hope that the Supreme Court of India ensures that such persons are dealt with in an exemplary manner, even if such actions are taken thirteen years later or else such trends will only accelerate and strike a blow to the guardian of the rule of law,” learn the assertion.

The group attorneys mentioned if the judiciary is to carry out its duties and features successfully, it’s important to guard the dignity and authority of the courts. “The muse of the judiciary is the boldness of the folks in its means to ship justice.

The actions of those institutional disruptors via name-calling and utilization of sure phrases comparable to ‘Supreme Court has destroyed democracy’; ‘the Supreme Court is killing the Constitution’ have the tendency to destroy the religion of the general public within the judiciary”, added the assertion.


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