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Supreme Court Is Not in Order: Statements Made by Justice J Chelameswar in Historic Press Meet

In an unprecedented move, four sitting judges of the Supreme Court addressed the media on the controversy over allocation of cases, saying the administration of the top court is “not in order” and that efforts to convince Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra had “failed”.

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Updated:January 12, 2018, 2:23 PM IST
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Supreme Court Is Not in Order: Statements Made by Justice J Chelameswar in Historic Press Meet
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New Delhi: In a first, four sitting judges of the Supreme Court on Friday held a press conference, 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.

Here’s a look at the statement made by Justice Chelameswar, the second senior-most judge in the top court, at the press conference:

1. This is extraordinary in the history of the nation. It is an extraordinary event in the history of the Constitution.

2. Hallmark of good democracy is an independent judiciary. Without it democracy won’t survive.

3. The administration of the Supreme Court is not in order and many things less than desirable happened in last few months.

4. We are left with no choice but communicate to nation directly.

5. Things less than desirable has happened in the Supreme Court. We tried to collectively persuade the CJI so that he takes remedial measures but our efforts have failed. Four of us are convinced that for the survival of democracy, an impartial judge and judiciary is needed

6. We met the CJI today morning also, but we failed to convince the CJI

7. We have seen a lot of wise men but we don't want wise men to tell us later after 20 years that the four of us have sold our souls. We construe this as a responsibility to the nation and we have done it

8. We are no one to impeach (When asked if CJI Dipak Misra should be impeached)

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| Edited by: Nitya Thirumalai
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