File photo: Former Supreme Court judge Kurian Joseph. Photograph:( ANI )
On January 12 this year, four senior-most judges of the Supreme Court called a press conference and said the situation in the top court was 'not in order' and many 'less than desirable' things have taken place.
Former Supreme Court judge Kurian Joseph on Friday said that he doesn't regret the controversial January 12 press conference by four Supreme Court judges, adding that he did it consciously as there was "no option left."
Joseph's comments came a day after his retirement. He further noted that the judiciary cannot interfere as far as the mandate of the Constitution of India is not violated.
Justice (Retd) K Joseph on press conference by 4 SC Judges on Jan 12: I don't regret it. I did it consciously as no option was left. I can't say that crisis is over. It was an institutional crisis&it takes time for system to change. It's changing&process will continue. (30.11) pic.twitter.com/UuicqjUVu7— ANI (@ANI) December 1, 2018
"It was an institutional crisis and it takes time for the system to change. It's changing and the process will continue," he said.
On January 12 this year, four senior-most judges of the Supreme Court called a press conference and said the situation in the top court was "not in order" and many "less than desirable" things have taken place.
Justice (Retired) Kurian Joseph: So long as the faith & rituals do not violate the mandate of the Constitution of India as provided under Article 25, no Supreme Court or no court for that matter can interfere. (30.11) pic.twitter.com/SgRnjVTRWX— ANI (@ANI) December 1, 2018
The second senior judge after the Chief Justice of India, Justice J Chelameswar, said, "... Sometimes administration of the Supreme Court is not in order and many things which are less than desirable have happened in the last few months".
The other judges who were present at the press conference were Justices Ranjan Gogoi, M B Lokur, and Kurian Joseph.