Indian chief justice disappointed with Modi’s speech

15 Aug, 2016 3:29 pm

NEW DELHI (92 News) – Chief Justice of India TS Thakur has on Monday expressed his disappointment at Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Independence Day address, saying he was hoping that there would be a mention of the appointment of judges in his speech.

Asserting that he had reached the peak of his career and was “not afraid to speak his mind,” the CJI, who hoisted the tri-color at the Supreme Court lawn, called on the prime minister to take action for the sake of justice for the people, who had great expectation from the nation’s legal system.

“I was hoping that there would be talks about justice, about the appointment of judges. These days, cases are piling up and so are people’s expectations, which is making things very difficult. Which is why I have time and again made this request that attention be given to this matter as well,” he said.

The CJI asked Attorney General Mukul Rohtagi to give an answer about this delay in appointment of judges as recommended by the collegium. “Don’t force us to pass orders to remove logjam,” the CJI said.

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