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‘Administration of SC is not in order’

DNMUM405454 | 1/13/2018 | Author : Ritika Jain | WC :1558 | India

Unprecedented! 4 judges vs CJI

New Delhi: In a first in India’s history, four Supreme Court judges — ranked second to fifth in order of seniority — went public to criticise Chief Justice Dipak Misra and the administration of the country’s top court under his command. The judges warned that unless the institution is preserved, democracy will not survive, exposing a growing rift between senior judges and the CJI.
“... the administration of the Supreme Court is not in order and many things less than desirable have happened in the last few months,” said Justice Chelameswar — flanked by Justices Ranjan Gogoi, Madan B Lokur and Kurian Joseph — at an unprecedented press conference at his residence here on Friday. “With no pleasure, we are compelled to take
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