Amid CJI row, SC judge says lawyers on TV are ‘killing’ top court

Written by May 10, 2018 09:08

New Delhi: Supreme Court on Wednesday observed that a trend has started among lawyers to target the judges, which would ultimately lead to the “killing of the institution”.

 Supreme Court on Wednesday observed that a trend has started among lawyers to target the judges, which would ultimately lead to the "killing of the institution.

A bench of Justices Arun Mishra and U U Lalit, while hearing a Kerala medical college matters, was critical of the lawyers criticising the orders and judgements of the courts in television debates.

He said if this institution is destroyed, then you people won’t survive.

“No one is spared… you are attacking all… targeting all. With one arrow, you want to kill everyone,” Justice Mishra said.

“They discuss court proceedings on TV. We are abused like anything,” the judge said.

“You are killing this institution every day. Lawyers will survive only if this institution survives,” the judge warned.

The judge’s outburst came when the lawyers appearing in the matter started arguing simultaneously by raising their pitch.

Justice Mishra also expressed displeasure that the Supreme Court Bar Association was silent on the issue.He made the remarks in the presence of the SCBA President Vikas Singh, who was appearing for one of the parties.

The bench was hearing the matter in which it had recently stayed the Kerala government’s ordinance which sought to protect certain medical admissions that were set aside.