Today Justice Arun Mishra completed his term as Supreme Court Judge and following the tradation a farewell function was organized in the Supreme Court through Video Conferencing. As per the tradition the President of the Supreme Court Bar Association is invited in the function to give farewell speech to the retiring Judge on behalf of the Bar.
However, today Sr. Advocate Shri Dushyant Dave, who is President of Supreme Court Bar Association shown his displeasure for not being given opportunity to speak at the virtual farewell ceremony of Justice Arun Mishra. Shri Dave, saddened by the incident wrote a letter to the CJI mentioning :
“The entire episode leaves much to be desired on the part of this great Institution. The whole attempt was to prevent me from addressing on behalf of the SCBA and its EC , after having invited and invitation having been accepted . This was clearly an affront to the Bar and to me personally .“
Shri Dave, wrote that he was about give following message on behalf of bar in farewell ceremony of Justice Arun Mishra:
” On behalf of the SCBA , the EC and Myself , I wish you Justice Mishra happiness and bliss in remainder of your long life which by all accounts will be as fruitful and rewarding as it has been . May I pray to Lord Mahabaleshwar to bless you with strength to introspect and stir up your Conscience .”
Saddened by the full episode, Shri Dave wrote:
I must confess , the Supreme Court has come to such levels where the Judges are afraid of the Bar . Please do remember , Judges come and go but we the Bar remain constant . We are the real strength of this great Institution because we are permanent .
I must say , I am personally deeply saddened by this events and will never again participate in any function being organised by the Supreme Court till my term is over in December .
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