10 things to note from press conference by Four-SC judges

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Four Supreme Court judges took an unprecedented move today that rattled the entire nation. Four Judges came out against the Chief Justice of India claiming that events in the Supreme Court left them with no other than to address the nation.

Justice J Chelameshwar stated that the administration of the nation’s top court was not in order.

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This is what the judges said in the press conference:

The move taken by the Supreme Court judges is an extraordinary in the history of the nation. Moreover, it is an extraordinary event in the history of the Constitution.

Judiciary is one the pillars of democracy – a hallmark of good democracy, without it democracy won’t survive.

Supreme Court’s administration is not in order and many things less than pleasing has happened in the past few months.

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We have no choice other than to talk to the nation directly.

Things less than pleasing have taken place in the Supreme Court and we together tried to persuade the CJI so that he takes remedial measures but our efforts have failed. All four of us are now convinced that for the continued existence of democracy, an impartial judge and judiciary is needed.

We met the CJI today morning as well, however, we failed to convince the CJI.

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We have seen a lot of wise men; however, we don’t want wise men after 20 years to accuse us that we have sold our souls. We take to mean this as a responsibility to the nation and we have done it

We don’t intend to impeach (when asked if CJI Dipak Misra should be impeached)

We have witnessed some things in the last few months and attempted to intercede but to no avail. Twenty years from now, the nation should accuse us that we sold our souls.

For about a couple of months back, four of us extended a signed letter to the Chief Justice of India demanding a particular thing to be done in a particular manner. But the way it was done, it raised further questions about the integrity of the institution.

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