Supreme Court unhappy over public discussion on judges impeachment

Lester Mason
April 20, 2018

The Opposition has been working on bringing various parties on board for a larger consensus on bringing the impeachment motion against the CJI. Moreover, in the press conference, the four judges said that if their concerns were not be heard, then it will be a threat to democracy in the country.

In the wake of the top court ruling out an independent probe into the death of CBI Special Judge Brijmohan Harikishan Loya, Opposition leaders have made a decision to resume their efforts towards impeachment of the CJI and are expected to meet Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu Friday afternoon.

Congress termed yesterday's verdict a "sad day in India's history".

Among other allegations, they accused Misra of abusing his position of power to assign important cases to select judges.

The removal motion can be moved even when Parliament is not in session, and requires the signature of 50 Rajya Sabha MPs.

Congress leaders have said that party was concerned about the independence of judiciary and people must protect the institution from "gross interferences by the government". After the meeting, he confirmed that the leaders were moving the notice for impeachment.

"Judges have to act fearless", the advocate said, adding that politicians have been speaking on the issue and media is reporting which affects the functioning of the judiciary. But due to the objections of some parties like the Trinamool Congress, he gave his consent to this initiative. "Azad's office has called us for a meeting".

For any impeachment motion to succeed, it has to be passed by a majority of not less than two-thirds of the members present and voting in both the houses, with not less than one-half of the total strength of each house participating in the voting.

CJI Misra retires in October.

Congress is already prepared, reports said earlier.

"We all are disturbed by what is happening".

Once the motion is moved, the Chair of the House may or may not admit it.

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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