â€˜We Don't Stand and Talk to Lawyers. We Sit and Talkâ€™: The Banter Between CJI Gogoi and Rajeev Dhavan
Senior lawyer Rajeev Dhavan had sought to mention a matter relating to minority status of the Aligarh Muslim University.
File photo of Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi. (PTI)
New Delhi: Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi on Wednesday said that he does not talk to the lawyers after rising from his chair.
"We don't stand and talk to the lawyers. We sit and talk to the lawyers. We have this practice," Justice Gogoi told senior lawyer Rajeev Dhavan.
Dhavan replied: "We should have been warned if that is so."
The banter between the CJI and the senior lawyer happened when Justice Gogoi came back to his court after lunch.
An hour ago, when the bench was rising for the lunch break, Dhavan had sought to mention something, but the CJI simply walked away.
On resuming his court, Justice Gogoi asked Dhavan: "Yes Mr Dhavan, you were saying something before."
Dhavan responded: "No my lord. Nothing. I did try to mention something but you walked away. So I don't have anything to say now."
At this, the CJI sought to clarify: "We had already stood up when you tried to mention something. It was inappropriate to talk when we had risen."
Dhavan, however, retorted: "I don't know whether it was appropriate or inappropriate, but I can say that different chief justices have different practices in this court."
The CJI then replied: "We don't stand and talk to the lawyers. We sit and talk to the lawyers. We have this practice. We don't talk while standing."
Dhavan had sought to mention a matter relating to minority status of the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU).
Following the raillery between the CJI and Dhavan, Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, who was also appearing on this matter, submitted that the lawyers were requesting for adjournment of this case.
Mehta said that since Attorney General KK Venugopal was not keeping good health, both sides had agreed to get this case adjourned.
Subsequently, the bench deferred the hearing.
Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox - subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what's happening in the world around you – in real time.
Subscribe to Moneycontrol Pro and gain access to curated markets data, trading recommendations, equity analysis, investment ideas, insights from market gurus and much more. Get Moneycontrol PRO for 1 year at price of 3 months. Use code FREEDOM.
Recommended For You
- Mission Mangal vs Batla House Box Office: Akshay Kumar Maintains Lead on Day 3
- Weekly Tech Recap: Realme 5 Series Launch, Reliance Jio Fiber, PUBG Mobile 0.14.0 Update and More
- Netflix Reveals Why Pankaj Tripathi Was the Perfect Choice for 'Guruji' in 'Sacred Games' 2
- Instead of Putting Unsold Stuff in a Garbage Dump, Amazon Will Donate it Instead
- Airtel Forgot About The Home Bundle And Reliance Jio Fiber Has Stolen The March