“There is increasing indifference to decorum and discipline,” Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi stated

New Delhi: 

Outgoing Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi in the present day requested judges throughout the nation to “deal with new challenges” that “arise from within and outside” the courtroom. The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, who final week gave a historic verdict on the decades-old Ayodhya temple-mosque dispute, addressed excessive courtroom and trial courtroom judges in a video convention in the present day that additionally served as a farewell speech earlier than he retires on Sunday. Chief Justice of India-designate SA Bobde is taking up.

“As an Institution, we have tried to deliver much more than what is reasonably possible, yet, today each of us is required to deal with new challenges, which unfortunately arise from within and outside of our court complexes and our judicial processes,” Chief Justice Gogoi stated.

“Within our court complexes, there is an increasing indifference to the decorum and discipline that were always the hallmark of our institution. Sadly, such indifference lies more amongst some of the stakeholders who are part of the justice delivery infrastructure, yet are completely indifferent to its health and progress…” he stated.

“…The indifference of such stakeholders to the dignity of our institution has reached new lows in the recent past, as rank hooliganism and intimidatory behaviour has become the order of the day in some pockets of our court system. This has to be acknowledged, so that its vicious designs are defeated and the glory of our institution stands uncompromised,” Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi stated in his video speech.

The outgoing Supreme Court Chief Justice’s message on conserving guard towards “rank hooliganism” comes every week after clashes broke out between policemen and attorneys at a courtroom in Delhi over parking area.

Videos of attorneys engaged in pitched battles on the streets with policemen had been shared broadly on social media, drawing criticisms from political leaders and the general public over what they noticed as full breakdown of legislation and order on the courtroom premises.

“I would say that the time has come that the high courts shake off the sense of any inertia and play an active part as the true guardian of all court complexes under their jurisdiction as well as of the judicial process, besides safeguarding the well-being of our judges and the magistrates there,” Chief Justice Gogoi stated.

Chief Justice Gogoi took oath because the 46th Chief Justice of India on October 3, 2018, succeeding former Chief Justice Dipak Misra. He is the primary individual from the northeast to develop into Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.

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