“Public Is The Malik Of This Country And We Are The Servants,” Says Law Minister
While addressing a gathering in the Allahabad High Court, Union Minister for Law and Justice Kiren Rijiju said on Saturday (4 February) that the country will function according to the needs of its people with guidance from the constitution, and nobody can give a warning to anyone.
His comment came a day after Supreme Court made some strict observations against the government regarding the delay in notifying the transfer of High Court judges.
A bench headed by Justice S K Kaul, said, “don't make us take a stand which will be very uncomfortable”.
It said that further delay in taking a decision on the transfer of High Court judges recommended by the collegium, “may result in both administrative and judicial actions which may not be palatable”.
In response, the Law Minister said, "Public is the malik of this country and we are the servants. We all are here for service. And our guide is the Constitution. According to the guidance of the Constitution and the wish of the public, the country will be governed. Nobody can give warning to anyone.”
He went ahead to remark, we are very grateful that we have got an opportunity to serve this magnificent country.
All those who are sitting here are privileged. You have become lawyers, judges after your hard work and study.
So, we are very fortunate that we have got the responsibility to do something for the country, he said while addressing the event of the Allahabad High Court Bar Association.
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