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Supreme Court crisis: 'Internal matter, will be resolved soon,' says Bar Council of India

The four seniormost judges (after the Chief Justice) of the Supreme Court had on Friday called a press conference in which they raised a litany of problems -- without mentioning specifics -- allegedly afflicting the country's highest court. Photograph:( ANI )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Jan 14, 2018, 12.01 PM (IST)

The Bar Council, which met with Justice Chelameswar on Sunday, said the ongoing Supreme Court crisis is an "internal matter which will be resolved soon."

"We have been told that there is no crisis. It is an internal matter which will be resolved soon. I am sure a solution will be found in two-three days," Bar Council of India Chairperson Manan Mishra said after meeting with Justice Chelameswar. 

In an unprecedented move, the four seniormost judges of the Supreme Court (after the Chief Justice of India) had called a press conference on Friday. 

The four judges -- Justices Jasti Chelameswar, Ranjan Gogoi, Madan B Lokur and Kurian Joseph -- raised a litany of problems, including the assigning of cases, allegedly afflicting the country's highest court. 

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The judges said they had met Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra but had failed to get their point across, which is why they were taking recourse to the press conference. 

They also released a letter written by them to the CJI. 

The judges however did not mention any specifics when questioned by reporters. 

Their press conference however, considering that it is unprecedented -- nothing of the sort has ever happened before -- has been called a "virtual revolt". 

Two of the four judges however have backed down since their press conference. 

On Saturday, Justice Ranjan Gogoi said "there is no crisis" in the Supreme Court. And before that, Justice Lokur had said there was no need for outside intervention. 

The Bar Council will be meeting all the other judges of the Supreme Court through the day, and has been conducting what has been described as "hectic parlaying", to try and resolve the crisis. 

It is expected to meet Chief Justice Misra at about 7.30 pm today.