In a first, Justice J Chelameswar and 3 other judges of the Supreme Court will hold a press conference in New Delhi on Friday. The Chief Justice of India will not be present.
The unprecedented press conference is being held at Justice J Chelameswar residence.
Here are the live updates:
12.30pm: We are not saying anything, judges say when asked if they want the CJI to be impeached.
12.29pm: Nobody is breaking ranks... Don’t put words in our mouths: Justice Madan Lokur says when asked if it’s a no-confidence vote against CJI.
12.27pm: Construe as a sign of responsibility to the nation and not protest: Justice Gogoi.
12.25pm: We are speaking for ourselves. We didn’t discuss this with anyone else: Justice Chelameshwar on being asked if this was a consensus view.
12.20pm: We tried to pursuade the CJI to take steps but failed. Unless the institution of Supreme Court is preserved, democracy won’t survive in this country, Justice Chelameshwar.
12.17pm: Justice Chelameshwar: Don’t want people to say 20 yrs later that we did not take care of the institution.
12.16pm: Administration of SC is not in order. Time and again as senior members of the court, we thought we hold responsibility to the nation to the institution, says Justice Chelameshwar.
12.10pm: Jasti Chelameshwar, Madan Lokur, Kurian Joseph have arrived at the venue. Waiting for Justie Ranjan Gogoi.