Unprecedented Press Conference by Four Judges of Supreme Court
Our judiciary system, which is a great pillar of democratic India enjoyed strong faith and respect and the same should not be shacked and it should be hoped that administrative and other matters within the court would be addressed in a manner which would continue to maintain the great respect the apex court enjoys
India is a democratic country and we have the biggest written constitution. We have come of certain age and now not new to the democratic system. India has since completed seventy years of independence. We became independent and the constitution of India was adopted on 26th Jan, 1950. We had first general election for Loksabha in 1952 and since then we have elected government at the helm.
So in short we are now a deep rooted democratic system. In spite of certain short comings the Indian democratic system is hailed world-wide. As we know that there are the four pillars of Democracy and each one of them is important one. They are as under :
In short, these four pillars can be considered as four walls of a house and any pillar getting weak would impact adversely on our democratic system and faith in democracy is bound to decline.
However, the press conference addressed by four senior most judges of Honorable Supreme Court yesterday is ever first in the annals of the Supreme Court. Four senior judges addressed media in New Delhi.The judges were honorable Mr. Justice Chelameswar, along with Mr. Justices RanjanGogoi, Mr Justice MadanLokur and Mr Justice Kurian Joseph. It is believed that before addressing the press four judges have met Chief Justice of India DipakMisraat his residence and had submitted a letter to him.
It has been shocking incident and many experts have felt that this unprecedented move could have been avoided and the differences related to functioning of the Honourable Supreme Court could have been solved in an amicable fashion within the judges. The happening of the day was unfortunate and painful. However, Justice Chelameswar categorically mentioned that they failed to convince honorable CJI. Thus, they were doing so to apprise the people of India.
Our judiciary system, which is a great pillar of democratic India enjoyed strong faith and respect and the same should not be shacked and it should be hoped that administrative and other matters within the court would be addressed in a manner which would continue to maintain the great respect the apex court enjoys.
Mahendra K Kothari
Honorary Correspondent UdaipurTimes