1. Now, Subramanian Swamy says disagrees with 4 judges on allocation of PILs

Now, Subramanian Swamy says disagrees with 4 judges on allocation of PILs

BJP leader Subramanian Swamy today expressed his disagreement with the four senior Supreme Court judges over the allocation of PILs for hearing to judges who rank lower in seniority.

By: | New Delhi | Published: January 14, 2018 8:52 PM
Subramanian Swamy, Subramanian Swamy on judges press conference, judges press conference row, supreme court judges press conference BJP leader Subramanian Swamy. (PTI)

BJP leader Subramanian Swamy today expressed his disagreement with the four senior Supreme Court judges over the allocation of PILs for hearing to judges who rank lower in seniority. Swamy said when the judges themselves maintain that all the judges are equal, then there should not be any segregation or categorisation among the judges for assigning various matters. “You cannot segregate between judges in judicial matters. All matters are equal and if you start categorisation, it will not be helpful for the cause of judiciary. All judges are equal in terms of work allotment. There should be no categorisation between them as senior and junior judges. I don’t agree with them,” Swamy told PTI over phone from China. On Friday, justices J Chelameswar, Ranjan Gogoi, M B Lokur and Kurian Joseph mounted a virtual revolt against CJI Dipak Misra at a press meet here, raising questions on “selective” allocation of cases.

Swamy was one of the PIL petitioners in the 2G spectrum case in the apex court, which was heard by a bench headed by Justice G S Singhvi (since retired) who was No. 11 in seniority in the Supreme Court at that time. Some of the matters in which Swamy as a PIL petitioner has been in news recently include the Ramjanmabhoomi-Babri mosque dispute and the Aircel-Maxis deal. 01142021

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  1. Annu Chopra
    Jan 15, 2018 at 11:38 am
    If CJI is only the first among equals , where is the question of senior and junior in cons uting a bench? If all have equal calibre, how can a bench comprising merely more crowded bench over-rule less crowded bench without any accountability? Or bench must include “senior” judge when no such judges exist among equals? While a PM or sweeper in india is accounatble, judiciary is the only profession where there is no accountability. THAT IS THE ROOT CAUSE OF CORRUPTION AND CHAOS. Is PM, Similarly The First Among Equals? If not, what is special about judiciary? TRUTH: judiciary is a dictatorial oligarchy. While in all other professions, merit not age is the criteria, judiciary has itself decided on what it wants to do. Result: CJI keeps on changing every few months or 1-2 years CJI post is being distributed like Laddos irrespective of relative merit.Tomorrow, an aged donkey will demand to be the Jungle King. one SC judge was not made CJI. So like a bull in china shop he is on a rampag
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