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On a clearer note, the SC judge who praised PM criticizes critics | India News


NEW DELHI: Supreme Court judge Arun Mishra criticized those who criticized him on Friday for praising Prime Minister Narendra Modi at a recent conference, saying he had good things to say about many others, but would refrain from doing so in order not to Be criticized again.
Judge Mishra’s observation came during a plea hearing that defies the decision of the monitoring committee appointed by the SC to seal the “Learning Tree” game school near the Khan market in Delhi. Lead attorney A M Singhvi, who appeared at the school, said it was the only game school in Lutyens Delhi that has been running for 25 years and its closure would affect many children. He said the school did not make any construction that worked from tents.
The bank, which also includes Judge Deepak Gupta, however, rejected the statement. At the end of the process, Judge Mishra asked Singhvi: “Do you want to hear something good about yourself? I have some good words for you.
When Singhvi replied that it would be an honor for him, a smiling judge Mishra said: “But if I use good words for you, then other people will blame me.”
The Bar Association of the Supreme Court (SCBA) on Wednesday condemned the praise of Judge Mishra to the prime minister and urged judges to maintain judicial independence by refraining from making such statements or showing close proximity to the political executive. Mishra, who is retiring on September 2, described Modi as an “internationally acclaimed visionary” and a “versatile genius who thinks globally and acts locally.”
By saying that “it expresses its strong reservations about the declaration and the condemnation strongly,” the SCBA resolution added, “the SCBA believes that the statement reflects poorly on the independence of the judiciary and, therefore, urges the judges not to do statements in the future or show any proximity or closeness to the executive, including senior officials. ”
Judge Mishra and Singhvi also participated in a humorous exchange about the “elite of the Khan market”, a common refrain in the social circles of the capital. When the lawyer told the bank that the school was across the street, the judge asked Singhvi if he is also part of the “Khan market elite.” Singhvi said he never lived in Lutyens, Delhi, but he won’t mind being called that. He said that even the judges visited the famous market for shopping, which led Judge Mishra to add: “Do not put the judges in dispute.”

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