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Bar Council of India forms 7-member team to meet SC judges barring top 5

New Delhi, Jan 13 (PTI): The Bar Council of India (BCI) today formed a seven-member team to meet all judges of the Supreme Court, barring the five seniormost judges, to discuss the present crisis in the apex court.

It passed a resolution saying no political party or leaders should take undue advantage of the situation arising out of the press conference by four senior Supreme Court judges.

BCI chairperson Manan Kumar Misra said that the apex bar body has formed the seven-member team to meet all judges of the Supreme Court barring the five seniormost judges to discuss the present crisis.

The top lawyers' body also resolved that it will take the opinion of other judges and expressed the view that such issues of judges should not be made public.

Yesterday, justices Chelameswar, Ranjan Gogoi, M B Lokur and Kurian Joseph had mounted a virtual revolt against the chief justice, listing a litany of problems including the assigning of cases.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mangalore

    Sun, Jan 14 2018

    Where are we Heading 😎😎😎

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  • SMR, Karkala

    Sun, Jan 14 2018

    Who is Manan Kumar Mishra Bar Council of India?
    Mishra also recounted how he, as BCI chairman, had joined the BJP in 2013 and how he and all bar councils had publicly supported Modi’s election in 2014 (Mishra, who had contested elections on a BSP ticket in 2009 and for Congress in 2010, later joined the BJP and had controversially said in 2014 that “Mahatma Gandhi is reborn in Narendra Modi”, and openly called on all lawyers to vote for Modi).
    In 2012 he writes then Gujarat CM Narendra Modi, ‘My Lord!’ • BCI chairman Mishra threatens strikes in letter to ‘beloved Narendra Modiji’, ‘our guardian, our guide’, ‘most efficient & able leader’
    Mishra then proceeded to outline his political credentials, and his admiration of Modi since 2013, while also confessing that some BJP leaders “do not like me":
    Here is some extract of his letter;
    BCI chairman to NaMo: 'My Lord! BCI is your Institution... you are our guardian, our guide... beloved... most efficient and able leader of the world'

    My Lord!

    Bar Council of India is chaired by me for last 5 years. I am strong supporter of your goodself. In 2013, I was the Chairman, I joined BJP because I was very much impressed with your leadership, your views and your ideas. Though some of the Leaders of BJP do not like me, but since I know that my Leader is the most efficient and able leader of the world, I don’t care for others (who are internally opposed to my ideal in my life).

    Todays Bar Council of India is your Institution. Under the changing circumstances, when we realized that our Government (under the most able and efficient leadership of our beloved Narendra Modiji) is desirous to open-up the doors for the foreign Lawyers and foreign Law firms, we immediately contacted Hon’ble Mr. Arun Jaitley ji and Hon’ble Mr. Sadanand Gowda ji (the then Union Law Minister).
    This is nothing but, BJP is now mobilizing Bar council of India against the revolting senior judges who exposed the Chief Justice of India.
    Jai Hind

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  • Dr Mohan Prabhu, LL.D, QC, Mangalore (Kankanady)/Ottawa, Canada

    Sun, Jan 14 2018

    Reason for barring the top 5?

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    Sat, Jan 13 2018

    BJPee is curse to democracy

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