‘Musafir hain hum bhi…’, says CJI DY Chandrachud at Justice Krishna Murari’s farewell function? -aabtak24


CJI Dy Chandrachud Speech: CJI Justice DY Chandrachud on Friday (July 7) lauded the contribution of Supreme Court judge Justice Krishna Murari to the legal profession. During this said that Murari conducted his court with great calmness and a sense of humility.

CJI Chandrachud said that Murari has been such a ‘humble craftsman’ who dedicated his life to the law and the people affected by it. He said, we are travelers and you too will meet again at some point.

CJI Chandrachud said that Justice Murari always showed calm nature which is an ‘ideal conduct for a judge’. He said that as a judge of the apex court, Justice Murari contributed to several areas of law including service law, criminal law and constitutional law.

Speaking at a function organized by the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) to bid farewell to the outgoing judge, the CJI said that Justice Murari has always treated people with kindness, whether they were his juniors, court staff or judicial clerks.   Justice Murari was elevated as a Supreme Court judge on September 23, 2019. He will retire on Saturday (July 8). 

What did CJI DY Chandrachud say?
CJI Chandrachud said, ‘Throughout his life, he (Justice Murari) has been a humble craftsman, who has lived his life influenced by the law and the law. dedicated to the people. He conducted his court with great humility. He treated juniors and seniors alike without any discrimination. 

He said, ‘Brother Krishna Murari, I would not say that you are retiring today because you never retire when you are in the legal profession. Legal profession is a way of life where you learn from every case, every client, every fact and every law. 

How many vacancies are there in the Supreme Court?
The Supreme Court has a sanctioned strength of 34 justices, but it is currently working with 31 judges after the retirement of three judges last month. Is. This number will come down to 30 after the retirement of Justice Murari. 

What did Justice Krishna Murari say?
At the function of SCBA, Justice Murari said that in his entire career as a judge, he never had a fight with even the toughest lawyers . Describing it as a ‘very emotional day’, he said that he would not say that his journey has come to an end, rather it would be more appropriate to say that he is moving from one phase of life to another. 

Justice Murari urged the senior members of the Bar to give adequate opportunities to their juniors and take personal interest in their development. Attorney General R Venkataramani, SCBA President and senior advocate Adish C Agrawal and others also addressed the function. 

What important judgments has Justice Krishna Murari been a part of?
During his nearly four-year tenure as a judge of the apex court, Justice Murari was a part of several important judgments in which he This included the judgment in which a five-judge constitution bench had said that the Delhi government has legislative and executive powers relating to services, except public order, police and land. 

He was also part of the five-judge constitution bench that ruled on the Maharashtra political crisis and said it could not restore the then Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government led by Uddhav Thackeray as it had resigned in June last year. The majority had resigned without facing trial. 

Born on July 9, 1958, Justice Murari was enrolled as an advocate on December 23, 1981.  He took over as the Chief Justice of the Punjab and Haryana High Court on June 2, 2018. 

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