New Delhi: A seven-member panel of the Bar Council of India, a regulatory body for lawyers, will meet the Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra and other Supreme Court judges today after four senior-most judges of the top court went public with their grievances on Friday. In a press conference, a first, the judges underscored that "things weren't in order" in the judiciary and said preservation of the institution was necessary for the "survival of democracy". "We want the rift to be resolved peacefully," the council chairman Manan Kumar Mishra said about the meet.
Here are the live updates of the Bar Council Panel meet:
Delhi District Court Bar Associations coordination committee threatens to take to the streets if "crisis" in judiciary not resolved in 10 days.
Coordination committee of Delhi District Court Bar Associations calls for judicial accountability bill, PTI reports.
Internal mechanism should be developed to resolve disputes in judiciary, says Delhi District Court Bar Associations Coordination Committee
This was a first of its kind incident & a black day for us. The Chief Justice of India should have looked into the matter beforehand. He should have called a meeting to handle things, says Delhi Bar Association.
We request Honorable Chief Justice of India & all other judges of Supreme Court to put their house in order. We believe this incident occurred in absence of any legal mechanism to resolve such issues, says Coordination Committee of All District Court Bar Associations of Delhi, ANI reports
Bar Council of India delegation was seen leaving after meeting Justice Chelameswar. A panel member said, 'will react after meeting Chief Justice of India and other three judges in the evening': news agency ANI
The Bar Council panel on meeting with a few judges said, "we have got an appointment with CJI and will be meeting him in the evening. We will conclude after meeting all the judges."
Politician and senior advocate, KTS Tulsi:
- It's in everybody's interest that the matter is resolved soon
- Hope Chief Justice of India will take an initiative
- This matter can only be resolved by judges themselves
- Justice Loya's death is a blood curdling instance
- It is an instance which makes every judge insecure
A seven-member team was formed by Bar Council so as to help resolve the matter. The panel will meet Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra this evening; the panel is also scheduled to meet other judges of the Supreme Court through the day.
Former law minister Ashwani Kumar said, Chief Justice of India must decide whether this can be logistically done.
The Bar Council of India and the Supreme Court Bar Association highlighted that there is a need to "restore the credibility" of the Supreme Court after unprecedented conflicts.
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