Supreme Court Judges vs CJI Dipak Misra: What’s the Fight All About

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Supreme Court Judges vs CJI Dipak Misra: What’s the Fight All About

Illustration: Saachi Mehta

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omething is rotten in the state of the judiciary. After an unusually good run in the last few months, with judgments on triple talaq, the right to privacy, and the upcoming hearing on section 377, the Indian courts have shown us that it is now time for some introspection.  

In an unprecedented press conference, four Supreme Court judges criticised the current state of the judiciary. They spoke about how CJI Misra had violated the conventions of the court in assigning cases to benches, including the Medical Council of India bribery case. Justice Chelameswar, the second senior-most judge in the Supreme Court, claimed that, “Unless the institution of Supreme Court is preserved, democracy won’t survive in this country.” Does Arnab, the highest authority in the country approve of Justice Chelameswar’s opinion?  

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