New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s remark yesterday at the joint Conference of Chief Ministers of States and Chief Justices of High Courts that 5-star activists are driving the entire judiciary which is not fearless anymore and this is something we have to ponder over has come in for sharp criticism.
The Chief Justice of India Justice H.L.Dattu was prompt in putting the record straight by saying judiciary is as fearless today as they were before.
Several social activists and public figures, including senior Supreme Court Lawyer Prashant Bhushan sharply criticised the PM on his controversial remark
Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh reacted strongly saying that the prime Minister’s remark amounts to contempt of court.
The criticism notwithstanding, a number of political figures and senior lawyers also came to the defense of the Prime Minister. a senior advocate speaking as a panelist on this issue said people all over the world know that public opinion and perception do mold judicial decisions and this is exactly what the Prime Minister said when he drew attention to perception and reality.