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    CJI: Bitter truths must remain in memory

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    Ranjan Gogoi, one of the four judges who went public with their grievances over former Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra’s style of functioning, also said that judges must reach out to the “citizenry” through the press only in extraordinary situations.

    Ranjan Gogoi
    NEW DELHI: Judges must maintain silence while exercising their freedom, outgoing Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi said in a letter on Friday, his last working day.

    Gogoi, one of the four judges who went public with their grievances over former Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra’s style of functioning, also said that judges must reach out to the “citizenry” through the press only in extraordinary situations.

    “That’s not to say that judges do not speak. They do speak, but do so only out of functional necessity, and no more. Bitter truths must remain in memory,” Gogoi said in the letter. “As a public functionary entrusted with onerous constitutional duties to discharge, the idea of courting the press never endeared itself as a choice in the interest of my institution.”

    Chief Justice of India designate SA Bobde will be sworn in as the next CJI on Monday at Rashtrapati Bhavan. Gogoi, who has refused to give interviews to reporters in his last few days in office, said in the letter, “I belong to an institution whose strength lay in public confidence and trust, earned not through good press, but through our work as judges on the bench. It is not the requirement of our institution, for judges to reach out to our citizenry through the press...”
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    9 Comments on this Story

    Subhash Podder374 days ago
    It is not possible all the times.
    abe c376 days ago
    Felicitative as humility or honesty of Tychos & Keplers acknowledged God''s presence if privy to Humans as inner pictures if
    also like feels left not alone or respond to Higher Mind''s created both to happen unlike haughty hypocrite Logistitians make
    others inferior Dogmatic believers push overs to brinks suicides for their Hindutwa project else few odd Oxford savant had
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    instinctive ways split elements to waters what-ifs, or homos Scientific & Economias only relate materialism as ease of livings
    Mythical casts for ''us as our neta'' years ahead spells suggestive distempers under Urban sanghis with some spirited pegs
    manufacture lies & fake news not reflective of Justice extended to others serviceable as humanist natures profitable souls
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    years last heard after a few laborers before dipped into wounds dried not one without Spiritual gifted to phenomenal truths ... ie. Democracy as daughter worst form except for midwife system aright to hear collective truth & lie over a mandir & masjid?!
    S. SUNDARARAMAN SRINIVASAN376 days ago
    when the apex judiciary started speaking language of the political rulers..... ? GOK
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