Bombay HC: “Let them say whatever they want to say”, on Remarks against Judiciary

Khushi Gupta

Published on: April 27, 2022 at 17:20 IST

The Bombay High Court said that it is not bothered by the remarks made by political leaders against Judges and the shoulders of the Court are broad enough to take such criticisms.

The Bench of Chief Justice Dipankar Datta and Justice VG Bisht made the remarks after Public Interest Litigation Petition was mentioned before the Bench for early listing.

The Public Interest Litigation has sought initiation of Contempt of Court Proceedings against Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, Shiv Sena Member of Parliament Sanjay Raut, Maharashtra Home Minister Dilip Walse Patil and Publisher of Saamana, Vivek Kada for remarks made against Judiciary.

“Let them say anything they want to say about the judiciary. Our shoulders are broad enough for such remarks. As long as our conscience is clean.. let them say whatever,” the Chief Justice remarked.

The Court initially said that the matter be listed after summer vacation. Then the Bench said, “Ok handover your precipe, we will see”.

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