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Kiren Rijiju: Judges do not have to face public scrutiny, Rijiju's big statement amid collegium controversy

Pankaj Prasad
Kiren Rijiju
Kiren Rijiju

The law minister said, after becoming a judge, he does not have to face election or public scrutiny.

The ongoing confrontation between the Central Government and the Supreme Court Collegium is not taking the name of stopping. Meanwhile, Union Law Minister Kiren Rijiju has said that democracy in India should not only survive but also move forward strongly, for that it is necessary to have a strong and independent judiciary. Democracy will not be successful if we weaken the independence of the judiciary or reduce its authority, honor and dignity.

He said that after becoming a judge, he does not have to face election or public scrutiny. The public is watching the judges' decisions and the way they deliver justice and make their own assessment. Nothing can be hidden in this age of social media.



During a program, he said that I wrote a letter to the CJI, about which no one knew. Don't know who came to know from where and made news that the Law Minister wrote a letter to the CJI that there should be a representative of the government in the collegium. There is no head and foot in this matter. Where do I put another person in that system?