Democracy in the country is at stake, remarked four senior Supreme Court (Ranjan Gogoi, Madan Lokur, J Chelameswar, and Kurien Joseph) judges this week as they went public for the first time regarding complaints against Dipak Misra -the Chief Justice of India.
The unprecedented press conference saw the four judges complaining about things not being in order in the country, as they described it as "the administration of the Apex Court". They revealed that their repeated attempts to make the Chief Justice alert about the raising concerns in the country have failed to make any kind of progress which is the reason that they have decided to come out publicly.
They further said that an independent judiciary is very necessary for a functioning democracy. When they were asked if the Chief Justice needs to be impeached, they wanted the nation to decide the same.
The press conference was held at the residence of J Chelameswar, who is also the senior-most judge after the Chief Justice.
They further added: "We owe a responsibility to the nation. Our recent efforts have failed miserably in convincing the Chief Justice to take steps to safeguard the institution."