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Mismatched Opinion Of Apex Decision Makers Saddens Judiciary And Politicians

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| January 13 , 2018 , 15:02 IST

In a historic move, four top Supreme Court judges addressed a press conference on Friday and questioned the procedure of case allocation by the Chief Justice of India. Justices Jasti Chelameswar, Ranjan Gogoi, Madan B Lokur and Kurian Joseph, the faces of highest decision making authority in India expressed their grief over the way cases are conducted in the Supreme Court.

Alleging the SC administration of not being in "order" due to the CJI Dipak Misra ignoring certain prospects which have led the democracy to a serious situation where it is under the constant threat. The four judges were disappointed when despite their constant persuasion, some case concerning serious matters were neglected which  "damaged the images of this institution to some extent."

Following the conference, many opinions were expressed over the entire fiasco. While some were disappointed with the Judges for dragging the internal matters into public, others expressed their grief over the increasing difference in opinion between the top authority judges. Many former Supreme Court justices were saddened by the incident and wished for the differences to soon meet a respectable climax.

Congress President, Rahul Gandhi also looked into the matter and addressed a press conference on Friday evening conveying his take. He expressed that the case shouldn't be left without proper investigation and four Supreme Court judges wouldn't make an internal disagreement public for no reason. 

Notably, three out of the four judges are retiring within a year but Justice Ranjan Gogoi, who is the next in line to take over as the Chief Justice of India in October 2018 might have invited trouble for himself with his recent step. The third senior-most judge after Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justice Chelameswar, who is retiring in June this year, is supposed to be recommended by CJI as his successor on October 2.