Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi has said that motives being attributed to judges on Supreme Court rulings is “disturbing” and will prevent young people from going for the top legal post, breaking his silence in an exclusive interview
Criticise judgements, point out legal flaws. But attacking judges who wrote the judgements and attributing motives is very disturbing. Mud-slinging against judges is a dangerous trend.
Talented young people do not want to become judges because of mud-slinging. It is difficult to attract younger people to judgeship,” Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi
Justice Gogoi also spoke for the first time on the controversy over judges’ appointments and changes in recommendations of the Supreme Court collegium or the judges’ panel that decides on the appointment and transfer of judges
“This is not unusual. Only when we send the collegium decision to the government does our decision becomes a resolution and it is uploaded on the website. If we have changed a decision before sending it to the government, it means there are some reasons which I cannot divulge,” said the top judge.