New Delhi: Days after four Supreme Court rebels – judges J. Chelameswar, Ranjan Gogoi, Madan B. Lokur and Kurian Joseph – openly complained about the allegedly faulty administration of the Supreme Court, the president of the Supreme Court is expected to The Supreme Court of India, Dipak Misra, will meet with them on Thursday with the aim of resolving the crisis within the Indian judiciary.
According to reports, during today’s meeting, the main judges will try to resolve issues related to the allocation of cases and the functioning of the supreme court.
The CJI meeting with the four rebel judges was initially scheduled for Wednesday, but did not materialize since Judge Chelameswar did not attend the court due to his indisposition.
Judge Chelameswar is expected to attend the court today.
In a historic and unprecedented measure, the four main judges of the court went to a press conference and blamed the CJI for its bias in the allocation of cases and the general functioning of the supreme court.
The four judges also said that important cases were listed before judges who are relatively inferior to them in terms of years spent in the high court.
The problems raised by the four judges evoked a mixed response from the legal fraternity and some sided with them, while others criticized them for making the problems public in the high court, saying that this would have long-term consequences.
However, an unexpected truce was reached on Tuesday after the CJI contacted the four dissenting judges to resolve a dispute with them over the allocation of cases in the Supreme Court.
In addition, the challenge of Judge Arun Mishra for having heard the matter of the death of special judge CBI BH Loya was also seen by some as an indication of a thaw between the CJI and the judges in conflict.
During the meeting on Tuesday, sources said, Justice Misra and the rebellious judges discussed all pending issues, the point of disputes and differences.
The sources said that the President of the Supreme Court took the initiative to meet with the four judges on January 16, since they were not satisfied with the result of a meeting of all the judges held the previous day.
On January 15, an erroneous impression was generated that all problems were resolved after Attorney General KK Venugopal said that the events since January 12 were a “storm in a tea cup” and that “everything is resolved ”
“There was an informal meeting in the morning (before the start of the court). Now everything is resolved,” Venugopal told the media, describing the events in the high court since January 12, 2018, as “a storm in one. Cup of tea”. “said the Attorney General.
Earlier on Monday, there was an informal meeting of all the judges with all the judges when they arrived at the judges’ room to have tea the morning before the start of the court.
The country’s high court was hit by the unprecedented crisis, after the four oldest judges, at a press conference, last week expressed their dissatisfaction about the functioning of the court and how the cases were arbitrarily assigned.
They complained that “the administration of the Supreme Court is not in order and there have been less than desirable things that have happened in court.”
The judges also published a letter they had written to the president of the Supreme Court questioning how he was arbitrarily deciding which court should decide which case and even though he is the “master of the list” who did not make him a “higher authority”.
“The President of the Supreme Court is the first among equals, nothing more or nothing less,” the letter said.
Subsequently, several acting judges and several defense agencies made serious efforts to mediate a solution to the crisis that was not successful.
The Indian Bar Council had even established a seven-member delegation and met with Judge Misra and 14 other judges on Sunday. The Supreme Court Bar Association also met with the President of the Supreme Court and other judges.