What did Justice Katju say about Kiren Rijiju’s remarks against some retired judges?

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Kiren Rijiju’s remarks against some retired judges

By Justice Markandey Katju

At the recent India Today Conclave, Union Law Minister Kiren Rijju said that some retired judges are part of an anti-India gang, and suggested they would have a price to pay.

I have in this article supported Law Minister Kiren Rijju regarding his view that the Collegium system of appointing judges is alien to the Constitution

I also agree that very often judges cross the laxman rekha by encroaching into the executive and/or legislative domain ( see my judgment in Divisional Manager, Aravali Golf Club vs Chander Haas, paras 14  onwards ).

I believe the Supreme Court judgment striking down the National Judicial Appointment Commission Act was erroneous.

All that having been said, however, it was not proper for Kiren Rijju to call some retired judges anti national. They are entitled to their views, though I do not agree with them.

About the Author

Justice Markandey Katju
Markandey Katju is an Indian jurist and former Supreme Court judge of India who served as chairman of the Press Council of India. He is the founder and patron of the Indian Reunification Association (IRA), an organisation that advocates for the peaceful reunification of what is now Pakistan and Bangladesh with India under a secular government.

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