Bar Council Of India Forms 7-member Delegation To Mediate In Supreme Court Crisis


New Delhi: Bar Council of India, BCI, has constituted a seven-member delegation, who will meet the judges of the Supreme Court to resolve the issue raised by the four senior-most Judges during a press conference on Friday. 

The BCI met in New Delhi on Saturday and unanimously decided to form a delegation which will meet the Judges on Sunday over the matter. Addressing media after the meeting, the BCI Chairman, Manan Mishra said, the delegation will request the Supreme Court Judges to resolve the issue at the earliest. 

MrManan said such matters should not be made public as Judiciary is the important pillar of the Constitution and the people have unflinching faith in the judicial system. He also appealed to the political parties not to politicise the matter. MrManan also appreciated the government's stand for not interfering in the internal matter of the Judiciary.

On the issue of Memorandum of Procedure is concerned, MrManan said, it must be finalised at the earliest but it is not a big a matter to be brought in public.

Four sitting senior-most judges of the Supreme Court, Justice J. Chelameswar along with Justices RanjanGogoi, MadanLokur and Kurian Joseph held a joint press conference in New Delhi on Friday and questioned the administration of the Apex Court. 

They said that sometimes undesirable things have happened in the Apex Court administration in last few months. They also released a letter to the media. In the letter addressed to Chief Justice of India (CJI), the Judges complained against the selective assignment of cases by the CJI to selective Benches for no apparent reason.

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