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Judiciary only intervenes when governments fail: Chief Justice Thakur

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  8 Jun 2016 12:00 AM GMT

New Delhi, June 7: Judiciary is not interested in interfering in the affairs of the executive and it comes into picture only when people approach the courts after getting frustrated with the iction of the governments, Chief Justice of India T S Thakur has said. “The courts only fulfill their constitutiol duty,” he told ETV channel, according to a release from the television channel here. The CJI said “85 percent of the citizens” knock the doors of the courts only when they are “disappointed” by the governments. “We only fulfill our duties as laid down by the constitution. If the governments do their job better, any need of interference would not arise,” he said. His remarks come amid an ongoing tussle between the government and the judiciary. The two years of the rendra Modi government has often seen acrimonious relationship between the government and the judiciary. The most scathing attack from the government on the judiciary came last month in the Rajya Sabha, when Fince Minister Arun Jaitley had claimed that: “Step by step, brick by brick, the edifice of India’s legislature is being destroyed.” Jaitley, also a senior lawyer himself, was commenting on the Supreme Court judgement wherein it had issued guidelines for disaster/drought magement. “We have the tiol Disaster Response Fund and the State Disaster Response Fund and now we are being asked to create a third fund. The appropriation bill is being passed. (IANS)

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