CJI not happy with PM skipping issues of judiciary in I-Day speech
August 15, 2016  15:42
Chief Justice of India T S Thakur today expressed dissatisfaction with Prime Minister Narendra Modi not mentioning the problems faced by the judiciary in his speech on the occasion of 70th Independence Day, and said he was expecting some words about the judges' appointments.

"I think I have reached the peak of my career, so I don't hesitate in saying what I feel. So, I should speak the truth which touches your hearts... We heard speeches by the popular Prime Minister, the Law Minister and was expecting something about justice and judges' appointments. 

"Cases used to get decided within 10 years under British rule but even that is not happening now. The number of cases and people's expectation have risen so substantially that it is becoming difficult to achieve the objective now. That is why I have time and again requested the Prime Minister to pay attention towards this aspect," the CJI, who had recently made an emotional appeal to the PM in this regard at a function, said.
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