Herald: Opposition sees ‘danger’ in judges revolt
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Opposition sees ‘danger’ in judges revolt

13 Jan 2018 06:29am IST
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13 Jan 2018 06:29am IST
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Former Union law minister and Congress leader Ashwani Kumar said it was a “sad day” in the history of India that judges were “compelled” to bring in public domain, wants issues flagged by them resolved

PTI, NEW DELHI: The Congress today said democracy was in “danger”, while the CPI(M) called for a thorough probe, after four top Supreme Court judges came out in the open to claim the situation in the apex court was “not in order”. “We are very concerned to hear 4 judges of the Supreme Court expressed concerns about the functioning of the Supreme Court. #DemocracyInDanger,” the Congress’ official Twitter handle said.

CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury said a thorough investigation was required to understand how the independence and integrity of the judiciary was getting “affected”, after the judges said many “less than desirable” things had taken place in the apex court. He said it was necessary for the three wings of democracy to ensure that whatever issues had been raised were corrected.

“This merits a thorough, proper investigation and understanding of how independence and integrity of judiciary is being interfered or is being affected, which is impermissible in a secular democratic republic,” Yechury said. “It is necessary for all three wings of our democracy— the Executive, the Legislature and the Judiciary—to ensure that whatever has been raised is corrected,” he added.

Speaking to PTI, former Union law minister and Congress leader Ashwani Kumar said it was a “sad day” in the history of India that judges were “compelled” to bring in public domain the happenings in the top court. He also called for a collective resolve to address the issues flagged by the judges “instead of finding fault with what they have said”.

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