- Justice J Chelameswar boycotted meeting of senior-most judges
- Justice Chelameswar has also written to Chief Justice: Sources
- Judges upset, say boycott undermines Supreme Court: Sources
Sources say Justice J Chelameswar, a member of the collegium, has also written to Chief Justice of India TS Thakur that collegium meetings are "not transparent".
Judges are upset with Justice Chelameswar for skipping the meeting, say sources, because they believe it undermines India's top court.
The Chief Justice had called the collegium meeting in the middle of a dispute with the government over how to appoint judges to the Supreme Court and High Courts.
Backing the law passed in parliament, Justice Chelameswar had criticized the system of judges appointing judges. He said there was "no accountability" and there were "cases where the collegium of this Court quickly retraced its steps" having rejected a name recommended by the High Court collegium, giving scope for speculation on what led to the quick change.
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