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CJI NV Ramana Opinion: Democracy has come under fire… From judges’ security to media, CJI NV Raman narrates the truth

New Delhi/Ranchi: The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, NV Ramana, has spoken well on politics, from the media to the security of the judges. He said that the safety of the judges is a big issue. Judges do not get the same security as politicians and bureaucrats get. He mentioned the increasing incidents of attacks on judges in the recent past. It also said that the Judiciary today is not ready to deal with the challenges of the future. If it comes under fire, then democracy will come under fire. Raman has appealed to the media, especially electronic and social media, to behave responsibly. CJI had reached Justice SB Sinha Memorial Lecture on Saturday. The program was organized by the National University of Study and Research in Ranchi.

Raising the issue of security of judges, the CJI said that politicians, bureaucrats, police officers and other public representatives are often given security even after retirement due to the sensitivity of their jobs. Ironically, judges do not get such protection.

Attacks on judges mentioned
The Chief Justice said that these days we are seeing increasing incidents of attacks on judges. After retirement, judges have to live in the same society, many of whom they have convicted. They have to do so without any assurance of safety or security. Judiciary has to be strengthened if we want a flourishing democracy. Strengthen your judges.

He said, ‘Can you imagine a judge who has served on the bench for decades, sent criminals behind bars, all security would be withdrawn as soon as he retires. The judges have to live without any protection and assurance among the people of the same society, many of whom they have convicted.

Responsible for the media
NV Raman reminded the media his responsibility. He said that many times we have seen the media running the kangaroo court. Sometimes even experienced judges find it difficult to decide. Partisan views in the media affect people. This weakens democracy. The system is damaged. Justice delivery is adversely affected in this process. By violating its responsibility, the media takes back democracy. There is still some degree of accountability in the print media. In contrast, there is zero accountability in the electronic media. Even worse is the situation with social media.

He appealed to the media, especially electronic and social media, to behave responsibly. The CJI said that the role of the media is very important. He should use the power of his voice to make a progressive, prosperous and peaceful India.

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