New Delhi, Jan 12: According to reports in some sections of media, Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has received the letter issued by the senior Supreme Court judges, in his chamber in Shastri Bhavan. In a related development, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has met Prasad over the judges press conference, NDTV reports.
In a first of its kin event Supreme Court Judges Kurian Joseph, J.Chelameswar, Ranjan Gogoi and Madan Lokur addressed media today. Justice J Chelameswar began the press conference. Ranjan Gogoi, Madan Lokur and Kurian Joseph were also at the meet. "I'm compelled to address the media. The hallmark of a democracy is an impartial and strong judiciary. There have been less than desirable events at the SC. We told the CJI to take steps, unfortunately our efforts failed. We don't future generations to say that the four of us sold our souls."
We bring you the entire text of the letter submitted by the four judges to the Chief Justice of India.
Justice Chelameswar added, "This morning we met the CJI that certain issues should be rectified and remedied and in spite of four judges present nothing was done. The issues raised with the CJI was not heard. We are now compelled to address the media. We are now forced to go public with the issues. With no pleasure we are compelled take the decision to call a press conference. The administration of the SC is not in order and many things which are less than desirable have happened in last few months. We collectively tried to persuade CJI that certain things aren't in order so take remedial measures, but unfortunately our efforts failed."