Personal criticism against judges a `dangerous signal`: Kerala CJ
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Last Updated: Saturday, July 03, 2010, 00:45
  
Kochi: Kerala High Court Chief Justice J Chalameswar today observed that the tendency to make personal criticism against judges by various quarters was not good to society and was a "dangerous signal" against the institution.

In his oral observations, Justice Chalameswar said he was personally disturbed in the present scenario, adding "attack on institutions is dangerous".

The Judge asked Advocate General C P Sudhakara Prasad to bestow his personal attention on the matter, and the latter assured the court that he will convey the message to the concerned.

The Chief justice also expressed anguish over the attitude of the media in repeatedly publishing the 'derogatory' statements against the judges.

The observations came when the court was considering a petition seeking police protection to conduct marriage on July five, when a nation wide stir has been called by the left and other parties on fuel price hike.

The court's observations assume significance against the background of CPI-M state committee member M V Jayarajan making alleged unsavoury remarks against judges over the June 23 order banning roadside public meetings.

The Court is also hearing a petition filed by an NGO seeking initiation of contempt of court proceedings against Jayarajan.

PTI


First Published: Saturday, July 03, 2010, 00:45


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