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Sack Mukul Rohatgi for his ‘inane’ remarks on Lakshman Rekha: Subramanian Swamy

On Saturday, when Chief Justice of India T S Thakur pointed out about 500 judges' posts lying vacant in High Courts, Rohatgi said that everybody, including the judiciary, must recognise that there is a boundary that should not be crossed

Bharatiya Janata Party leader and Rajya Sabha MP Subramanian Swamy on Sunday demanded the removal of Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi for his statement that everybody, including the judiciary, must take note that there is a ‘lakshman rekha’ that ought not to be crossed.

“Sack the Attorney General for his inane remark on Lakshman Rekha. Not only he is crass in court craft but does not know why Sita crossed it,” Swamy said in his tweet.

When Chief Justice of India T S Thakur pointed out on Saturday about 500 judges’ posts lying vacant in High Courts, Rohatgi said that everybody, including the judiciary, must recognise that there is a boundary that should not be crossed.

“All including judiciary must recognise there is ‘lakshman rekha’ and be ready for introspection. Self-restraint is important,” the Attorney General said.

CJI Thakur criticised the reluctant attitude of Narendra Modi-led government in filling the vacancies of judges.

He said that there were 500 judges’ posts lying vacant in various High Courts, and added that courtrooms were vacant without judges.

CJI also pointed out that in principle, the judiciary was not against forming tribunals which would relieve the courts of their duties. But he said lack of infrastructure created problems for Tribunals also.

“Tribunals are not equipped and are lying empty. Today a situation has come that when no retired Supreme Court judge wants to head the Tribunal. I am pained to send my retired colleagues there. Government is not ready to give proper facilities. Vacancy apart from infrastructure is a major concern for the Tribunal,” he said.

 

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