The Chief Justice of India TS Thakur has said that the judiciary only intervenes when the executive doesn’t work efficiently and sincerely and the courts were only fulfilling their constitutional duty.
While speaking to a private TV channel recently in Srinagar, Thakur said that people’s rights should be protected by the government, which should have a litigation policy so that people are not forced to move the courts. It is time the government did its job properly instead of accusing the judiciary, he pointed out.
Thakur also informed that he was sending a report to the center on pending vacancies in the judiciary.
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has already raised an alarm on judicial activism in the Rajya Sabha. He warned that the judiciary was stamping upon the authority of the legislature and the executive, and “step by step, brick by brick” the edifice of the legislature was being destroyed.