Justice Kurian Joseph retires from Supreme Court after four and a half years

Justice Kurian Joseph retires from Supreme Court after four and a half years
Justice Kurian Joseph retires from Supreme Court after four and a half years

Justice Kurian Joseph, the third senior-most judge of the Supreme Court received a warm farewell yesterday from the Supreme Court Bar Association on his retirement.

In the farewell, Kurian termed the Indian constitution as the common thread that binds all and in the speech said, “the diversity of the country should be kept in mind while interpreting the Constitution. The silence of lawmen will do more harm to the society than the violence of others. India is a land of diversity. The Constitution is the common thread that binds us all together as Indians.”

The farewell was graced by top lawyers and senior judges that included KK Venugopal, the Attorney General who praised the judge for his decision to take retirement and not accepting any post after it.

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Venugopal addressed Kurian and said, “Justice Kurian Joseph wrote more than 1000 judgments. If a vote has to be taken, who is the nicest judge Supreme Court has ever seen, Justic Kurian would win hands down.”

Justice Joseph’s speech started off on an emotional note and talked about how his wife did not want him to become a judge. He said, “It is an emotional occasion. My wife was not interested in me becoming a judge. She said you are taking the crown of thorns but I said I will make a crown of roses. I hope I made a crown of flowers if not roses. I have tried my best. I have done my best.”

Justice Kurian Joseph was one of the four senior Supreme Court judges who raised questions on the functioning of the apex court, and said that there is no need for an outside intervention to solve the issue.

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(With inputs from ANI)

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