SC pulls up Cen­tre for stalling judges’ ap­point­ments, says it’s hurt­ing ju­di­ciary

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - Live - - FRONT PAGE - Bhadra Sinha

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court lashed out at the govern­ment on Fri­day for al­legedly stalling high court judges’ appointment and threat­ened to pass or­ders to clear the “log­jam”, po­ten­tially trig­ger­ing the lat­est episode in a string of clashes be­tween the ex­ec­u­tive and ju­di­ciary.

Chief Jus­tice of In­dia TS Thakur read out a list of 75 names sent to the Cen­tre for appointment as HC judges since Fe­bru­ary but lamented that there had been no progress.

“The Cen­tre is at­tempt­ing to bring the ju­di­ciary to a grind­ing halt by not ap­point­ing high court judges,” Thakur told at­tor­ney gen­eral Mukul Ro­hatgi, who promised to get back on the sta­tus of the list by Septem­ber 13.

The­strong­ly­word­ed­com­ments came roughly four months af­ter the CJI broke down and crit­i­cised suc­ces­sive gov­ern­ments for not in­creas­ing the num­ber of judges to a num­ber suf­fi­cient to deal with mil­lions of pend­ing cases.

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