Bar Association of India press conference updates: CJI Dipak Misra delivers first public speech after impeachment row

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Bar Association of India press conference updates: CJI Dipak Misra delivers first public speech after impeachment row
  • 17:04 (IST)

    Vacancies in Supreme Court is back to 7 with Justice Agrawal's retirement

    The Supreme Court currently has 25 judges as oppesed to the sanctioned full strength of 31. This includes newly-sworn-in Justice Indu Malhotra. However, with Justice Agrawal retiring, this number will fall back to 24, taking the number of vacancies to 7. 

  • 16:59 (IST)

    Justice RK Agrawal will stay in Delhi if the Bar wants him to: CJI Dipak Misra

    CJI Dipak Misra, speaking on the farewell of Supreme Court judge Justice RK Agrawal praised him and said that few things in life were inevitable. He, however, added, that this need not be a farewell as Justice (retd) Agrawal will be in Delhi if the Bar wishes him to be. 

  • 16:52 (IST)

    CJI Dipak Misra's first speech after impeachment row

    Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra spoke on a public platform for the first time after a controversy surrounded the Supreme Court of India. He was addressing the Supreme Court's Bar Association on the occassion of Justice RK Agrawal's farewell. 

  • 15:20 (IST)

    Bar Council of India to hold press conference at 3.30 pm 

    The Bar Association of India will address a press conference on the crisis in judiciary at 3.30 pm. The lawyers' body is expected to adopt a resolution on the issues related to the apex court judges appointment. 

The Bar Association of India (BAI), a lawyers' body in India, will hold a press conference at 3.30 pm on Thursday to discuss their take on the "crisis being faced by Indian Judiciary."

The lawyers' body is expected to release a resolution on the issues regarding the judiciary that have come to light in the recent past.

Bar Association of India press conference updates: CJI Dipak Misra delivers first public speech after impeachment row

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The Supreme Court of India has been divided in opinion over a number of issues including the assigning of cases to benches, the powers of the Chief Justice of India, and appointment of judges. The fact that the 'house was not in order' at India's premiere judicial institution came out in public when four out of five members of the collegium had to hold a press conference to express their anguish on the allocation of cases.

More recently, an impeachment notice against Chief Justice Dipak Misra was moved by several Opposition parties, but Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu decided to quash the notice of impeachment motion.

Moreover, the Centre has been accused of delaying the appointment of Supreme Court judges and undermining the judiciary's independence. The BJP-led central government 'selectively' accepted senior lawyer Indu Malhotra's appointment, but rejected Uttarakhand High Court Chief Justice KM Joseph's elevation to the Supreme Court.

The Supreme Court Bar Association had criticised the government's move of 'cherry-picking' names recommendeded for appointment as apex court judges. The council  also agreed to a resolution seeking urgent convening of Supreme Court Bar Association meeting to discuss the issues arising from the controversy over judge appointments.

 

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Updated Date: May 04, 2018 17:18:46 IST

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