Allahabad HC must introspect: Moily

The govt supported SC`s view that the Allahabad HC should not react on its "something rotten" remarks.

New Delhi: Government on Saturday supported Supreme Court`s view that the Allahabad High Court should introspect and not react on its "something rotten" in the
Allahabad High Court observation.

"What they have said is that instead of reacting, you must introspect. That needs to be done. It is a constant exercise we are doing...The Judicial Standards and Accountability Bill (introduced in the Lok Sabha recently) would address a number of those questions so that the reputation and credibility of the judicial system will be held very high," Law Minister M Veerappa Moily told reporters here.

This was the minister`s first reaction on the SC observation.

"Both the justices (Justice Markandey Katju and Justice Gyan Sudha Mishra) have also said that a large number of judges must have given that impression. But there are
honest, gentleman judges and by and large we have an excellent justice system...There may be a few people, may be some exceptions. You cannot take it as a general view. That`s what they have clarified," he said.

He said there was no need to "become panicky" on the reflection made by the judges. "After all, even now with some of the exceptions, the judiciary in the country is the best
the world over," he said.


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