"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere." - Martin Luther King II
But what happens if there's injustice within the judiciary system? Something similar is going in India right now. Certain disagreements were brought to media's attention with a special meeting held by some of the senior-most judges of Supreme Court on Friday (January 12).
Supreme Court of India, the apex body for judicial matters, is now witnessing a dispute among its topmost officials. The Chief Justice of India has been questioned; not just for one issue but many.
So, what is this all really about? And what does India think about it?
Take a look.
Never before has India seen such a controversy where senior Supreme Court judges came out in the open against the Chief Justice of India.
The four senior judges, Justice K Joseph, J Chelameshwar, R Gogoi and M Lokur, are the ones to raise a voice against the Chief Justice of India. They met the media directly and no other justice or even CJI knew about this press conference.
Dipak Misra was elevated to the position of Chief Justice of India on 28 August 2017. He was appointed the Supreme Court Judge back in 2011. Five months after his appointment, there arises a controversy
Which brings us to the death of Judge Loya in 2014. His family alleges that days before his death, he was offered a bribe of Rs. 100 crores to rule in the favour of BJP Chief Amit Shah.
That is not the only issue that angered the four judges. Some issues such as selective assigning of important cases to junior judges were also pointed out. Also, Medical College Admissions Scam case being sent to another court despite being already assigned was a problem.
This is what Indians have to say about the entire case:
What's happening in India these days?
"Since the judges have spoken they've done disservice to country because if judiciary is weakened, questions arise in people's minds." @agyaatvaasi
CJI has taken many bold steps.
"They are now upto impeachment. They are sold bigots. All of those judges are left wingers, commies and pro congressis." @aruntiwari.jsr
The public is in the favour of the CJI apparently.
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