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Indian judges question SC chief justice’s moves
RESMI SIVARAM / AFP January 13, 2018
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NEW DELHI: Four judges of the Supreme Court (SC), in an unprecedented move, on Friday called a media conference to air explosive comments against the functioning of the court, in particular the chief justice of India.

Facing a crisis situation, Prime Minister Narendra Modi hurried into a meeting with Law Minister Ravishankar Prasad. Chief Justice Dipak Misra held talks with Advocate-General K.K. Venugopal and is understood to have demanded that the judges be disciplined.

The judges said they were making their disagreement with Chief Justice Dipak Misra public after private talks failed to address what they said were serious problems with the running of India’s highest court.

They gave no specific details at a hastily arranged press conference.

But in a letter released to the media they said the criticisms related to an alleged lack of transparency in the selection of judges to try cases, calling it a cause for “serious concern.”

“The administration of the SC is not in order and many things which are less than desirable have happened in last few months,” Justice Jasti Chelameswar, one of the four judges, told reporters. “Democracy will not survive if judiciary is not impartial,” he said.

In the letter to Chief Justice Misra, the judges said they would not divulge details of their concerns to avoid embarrassing the institution.

The judges said they’re opening up as they should not be accused of silence.

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