CJI’s Hard Remark, ‘Don’t make mockery of PIL’

CJI, Supreme Court, Neta ji Subhash Chandra Bose

The Supreme Court shows displeasure with the petitioner’s counsel seeking holiday direction to Central Government on Neta Ji Subhash Chandra Bose anniversary. ‘You’re wasting other litigant’s time. You can’t make a mockery of PIL. Grounds of the petition fall within the domain of the executive and not the Supreme Court.’ Said Chief Justice YB Chandrachud.

A Supreme Court Bench comprising CJI, Justice Chandrachud and Justice J.B. Pardiwala Dumped a Public Interest Litigation Petition seeking National Holiday on the birth anniversary of Neta Ji Subhash Chandra Bose.

CJI YV Chandrachud asked the petitioner’s, Whether a national holiday to be declared is a matter of governmental policy. The Supreme Court cannot direct that.

The Counsel of the petition said that the Government has not recognised the contributions of Netaji. Hearing this, the CJI insisted – “The best way to recognise his contribution is to work hard as he worked hard.”

Unhappy with the petition, CJI told the counsel of petitioner to understand the gravity of the jurisdiction of the Supreme Court

While closing the matter, CJI advised the Counsel that before filing a petition, Counsel should ask himself if the issue raised in the said petition can be resolved by the Courts, and thereafter proceed with filing.

“You must also take the jurisdiction of the Supreme Court seriously. You have to ask yourself first, can this matter be judicially resolved.

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