New Delhi [India] Jan. 12 (NT): Four judges of the Supreme Court on Friday said that they have released a debt to the nation by issuing an appeal to the nation to save the justice-institution ‘Supreme Court’.
The name of judges is -Justices Madan B. Lokur, Kurien Joseph, Ranjan Gogoi and Jasti Chelameswar. They addressed to the press meet on the lawns of Justice Chelameswar's official abode here.
They made a reference to a letter that they had written to the Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra in which they put emphasis on the corrosion and compromise taking place within the institution of the judiciary and especially within the portals of the Supreme Court.
Talking on behalf of the four judges, Justice Chelameswar said that the administration of the nation's apex court was not in order.
"We owe a responsibility to the institution and the nation. Our efforts have failed in convincing the Chief Justice of India to take steps to protect the institution."
"Even this morning, the four of us went and met the Chief Justice of India and tried to persuade him to accept that certain things are not in order and that he should take remedial measures. Unfortunately, we couldn't convince him. We all (four judges) are convinced that unless this institution is preserved and (is allowed to) maintain its equanimity, democracy will not survive in this country or any country," Justice Chelameswar added with annoyance.
He added that they had decided to light the issues which are mentioned in their letter so that in future they are not blamed for being hushed.
For now, the Supreme Court on Friday sought after the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Judge B.H. Loya's postmortem report from Maharashtra government stating that the "matter is very serious."
The apex court has adjourned the next hearing on the issue for Monday, 15 January. (NT)