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Supreme Court Crisis LIVE: Bar Council Tries to Bridge Divide, Forms Delegation to Meet All Judges

News18.com | January 13, 2018, 19:45 IST
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The Bar Council Chairman Manan Mishra welcomed government's stand of not interfering over the "selective" case allocation issue raised by four senior-most Supreme Court judges. Justices J Chelameswar, Ranjan Gogoi, Madan B Lokur and Kurien Joseph had held a press conference in New Delhi on Friday alleging that that the administration of the top court is "not in order" and many "things less than desirable" have happened in last few months. The chairman, commenting on apex court judges addressing the media over the issue, said: "Such chance should not be given in future."

Stay tuned as Ashish Yechury brings you live updates:
Jan 13, 2018 19:45 (IST)

Whatever differences judges have over roster or allocation of cases, should be resolved by in-house mechanism without airing views in public: BCI

Jan 13, 2018 19:25 (IST)

No poltical party or leader should take undue advantage of the situation arising out of the presser by four senior SC judges: Bar Council of India resolution.

Jan 13, 2018 19:13 (IST)

If required, we will seek an appointment from the CJI and other judges to talk about the developments which are a matter of grave concern: SCBA President Vikas Singh.

Jan 13, 2018 19:02 (IST)

SCBA: We feel that to restore credibility no PIL should go beyond the first 5 courts of the Supreme Court. We have passed 2 resolutions during our exec meeting. We have decided that these differences reported should be considered by the full court.

Jan 13, 2018 18:50 (IST)

In a radical request, the SCBA urged the apex court that all the cases listed before the Supreme Court for Monday should be transferred to the courts of the top 5 judges, i.e., the CJI and the four dissenting judges. 

Jan 13, 2018 18:46 (IST)

Apart from the Bar Council of India, the Supreme Court Bar Association also held a meeting on Sunday. Speaking to the media after the meeting, the SCBA said the differences reported by the four judges are grave and should be resolved immediately. 

Jan 13, 2018 18:21 (IST)

The collegium has been appointing judges even after SC judgment. We do consider this an issue. We will take it up with the govt. But it's not an issue big enough to go public in this manner. Wait for a day or two… things will be sorted out. The faith in the judiciary must not be threatened by creating nuisance over such issues: Mishra

Jan 13, 2018 18:21 (IST)

The collegium has been appointing judges even after SC judgment. We do consider this an issue. We will take it up with the govt. But it's not an issue big enough to go public in this manner. Wait for a day or two… things will be sorted out. The faith in the judiciary must not be threatened by creating nuisance over such issues: Mishra

Jan 13, 2018 18:19 (IST)

We've given an opportunity to Rahul Gandhi & political parties to talk about our judiciary, it's unfortunate. On behalf of Bar Council of India, I request him & other political parties to not politicise the matter: Mishra

Jan 13, 2018 18:17 (IST)

As far as MOP is concerned, it must be finalised at the earliest in a proper manner. We will write a letter to the govt for the same but is not that big a matter to be brought in public.: Mishra 

Jan 13, 2018 18:16 (IST)

Mishra: We appreciate that the government is not involving itself in the internal matters of the SC. PM and law minister have already said that government will not interfere in this matter. The Bar welcomes this decision.

Jan 13, 2018 18:11 (IST)

Mishra: We have to sort this out anyhow. This cannot go out in the media again. This matter was politicized and we appeal to the judges to not create such an opportunity again. The first move is to meet the rest of the judges, that is all judges except CJI and the four judges who wrote the letter.

Jan 13, 2018 18:05 (IST)

Manan Mishra, Bar Council Chairman: The judges should not have gone to public over this issue. There are enough mechanisms in address this inhouse. We discussed the contents of the letter. We have decided to form a seven-member delegation of judges. We will be meeting all the judges at the SC, we have already got appointment from 50% SC judges.

Jan 13, 2018 17:58 (IST)

Speaking to CNN-News18, Justice J Chelameswar, one of the four dissenting Supreme Court judges said, “All four of us are in this together. We have spoken in one voice. We will speak in one voice.

Jan 13, 2018 17:49 (IST)
Jan 13, 2018 17:26 (IST)
Jan 13, 2018 17:11 (IST)
 

Bar council of India meeting begins. they say they will send a delegation of 7 BCI members will be meeting with Judges tomorrow. (the next in line, apart from the 4 miffed judges) BCI has also sought an appointment with CJI Dipak Misra.

Jan 13, 2018 17:06 (IST)

Dushyant Dave, senior advocate in SC: The real test is how CJI will deal with Justice Loya's case. The matter does requires serious concern. Justice Arun Misra's bench shouldn't hear this case. Judges meeting politicians not right, they must be completely aloof. I never tried to hijack the Loya petition from Tehseen Poonawala. Why are such sensitive cases being sent to court number 10? The country must know what is going on.

Jan 13, 2018 16:58 (IST)

Earlier, Manan Kumar Mishra, Chairman, Bar Council of India, said, "Holding a press conference on a minor issue of roster is saddening. We have a meeting at 5 pm today & tomorrow our delegation will meet those senior judges, CJI & other judges & request them to not bring issues like these in front of public." 

Jan 13, 2018 16:52 (IST)

Reacting to Friday's development, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Tahckeray said, "What happened yesterday was very disturbing. Action can be initiated against the four SC judges but what is important is that we should try to understand why they took such a step. All four pillars of democracy should stand independently, if they fall on each other, it will collapse."

Jan 13, 2018 16:41 (IST)

The Supreme Court Bar Association has dismissed any possibility of impeachment of Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra, senior advocate Vikas Singh, the president of the SCBA, telling News18 that the “press meet has only led to speculation” and “that the letter (from the judges to the CJI) had nothing to reveal”.

Jan 13, 2018 16:32 (IST)

In a first, four sitting judges of the Supreme Court held a press conference on Friday, saying that the administration of the top court is “not in order” and many "things less than desirable" have happened in last few months. The judges addressing the media were Justice J Chelameswar, Justice Ranjan Gogoi, Justice Madan B Lokur and Justice Kurien Joseph.

Jan 13, 2018 16:31 (IST)

The Supreme Court Bar Association will shortly address a press conference on the extraordinary turn of events in the apex court after four senior judges held a press conference and made certain allegations against Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra. SCBA had on Friday dismissed the extraordinary press coference of four senior Supreme Court judges where they made cetrain allegations, saying that had “concealed more than they revealed". 

Supreme Court Crisis LIVE: Bar Council Tries to Bridge Divide, Forms Delegation to Meet All Judges
File photo of Bar Council of India chairman Manan Kumar Mishra