Attacks on lawyers make consumers of justice suffer: CJI | So Good News
Chief Justice of India DY Chandrachud on Saturday said that when lawyers beat the consumer of justice, it is the person whom justice means, not the judges or the lawyers who suffers.
Speaking at a function organized by the Bar Council of India to felicitate him, he said that unity and cooperation are very important to maintain peace in our society and the courts because the governing bodies of the country have the responsibility to express their common and unified views.
Recently, lawyers of two high courts – Gujarat and Telangana – challenged the Supreme Court’s order to transfer judges.
CJI said Dr BR Ambedkar – addressing the Constituent Assembly on the eve of the Constitution – said satyagraha, this strike was a weapon when we were under colonial rule and Dr Ambedkar said now we are moving to poor countries. home rule, where we are self-governing so that satyagraha and strikes, which were necessary during colonial rule etc. must give way to unity, order, stability, and balance. “That is calmness, and calmness, that I am talking about,” said the CJI.
Recalling the days when he was the Chief Justice of Allahabad High Court, the CJI said that we went on strike several times and I always called lawyers and asked them to talk to me, what is the problem they are facing, why are we fighting each other. ?
“When lawyers go on strike, who suffers? The consumer of justice that we are here suffers not the judges, not the lawyers. Maybe even the lawyers, since after a few days the salary stops but the one who suffers the most is the consumer, the person whose justice is done to him. It can be done,” he said.
“Many of the problems we face in terms of pendency and other issues can be resolved through discussion and mutual understanding and it is important for members of the bar to realize that when we make decisions in the administration, we look at things in the country,” he said. he added.
A Supreme Court bench headed by the CJI has recommended the transfer of three Supreme Court judges on administrative grounds, sparking protests by lawyers in Gujarat and Telengana High Court.