Talk about court docket humour, and Senior recommend Rajiv Dhawan by no means disappoints.
Dhawan once more equipped some lighter moments amidst the high-voltage Ayodhya case listening to in a packed court docket No.1 of the Supreme Court as of late.
At one second when Chief Justice Misra disagreed with Dhawan that he had no longer argued a selected level on an previous date relating to reference of the case to a bigger bench, Dhawan stated “I disagree. I tried arguing. But your lordship did not allow me. Then something happened after which I decided to quit my practice”.
Then Dhawan went on so as to add: “Your Lordship is one of the most patient Chief Justice I have ever seen. But sometimes you get ahead of yourself”.
As the CJI smiled, all of the court docket erupted in laughter.
On February eight, the closing date of listening to additionally the court docket no longer simplest took inventory of the standing of pleadings and submission of paperwork however was once additionally marked by way of some sharp feedback from Dhawan who seemed for a pro-Babri masjid birthday celebration.
Dhawan had insisted that the problem was once essential and demanded day by day listening to by way of a charter bench.
He additionally stated that the sort of charter bench will have to sit down at a stretch and “not like now when it breaks often to hear other matters. There must be continuity”.
“ This is an important issue which should be heard by a constitution bench and there should be day to day hearing at a stretch not like now see how constitution bench hearing is being broken god knows when and why and some other cases are taken up”, he had stated.
“Bearing in mind what has been observed in the Ismail Farooqui judgment, this matter is assumed importance not just for the country but globally…”, he stated.
Chief Justice Misra had then retorted: “Why not? Litigants are waiting for justice. There are at least 700 cases which can be finished if we devote at least one and a half hours per day. There is nothing wrong in it”
It is to be famous that Dhawan had on December 11 introduced his retirement from court docket follow following some sharp exchanges with CJI Misra right through an previous listening to of the Ramjanambhoomi dispute and Delhi Govt Vs Lt Governor energy tussle case after which withdrew the verdict on December 28.
Withdrawing his resolution to retire, Dhawan wrote to CJI Misra that he would proceed to satisfy his tasks in different pending circumstances such because the Babri Masjid dispute.
Besides, he stated, a number of ex-justices of the court docket and a sitting pass judgement on, in conjunction with many senior and different colleagues had asked him to withdraw his remark about retirement.
“I owe and have learnt a lot from the Supreme Court and judicial system, including my colleagues, and have not repaid my debt,” he wrote.
“There are some things fundamentally wrong with the court and its functioning,” Dhawan wrote. “But I will never abandon my faith in the rule of law for which the entire judiciary including the legal community are custodians for the people.”
Swamy Vs Dhawan Again At Ayodhya Hearing
BJP MP Subramanian Swamy as of late protested when senior recommend Rajeev Dhawan requested Chief Justice Dipak Misra no longer permit to the intervention software filed by way of him within the Ram temple case.
Dhawan, who seems for probably the most unique petitioners had stated “Your lordship must also not allow the application filed by that gentleman sitting on the front on the right side. He is sitting on the front although he has nothing to do with the case”.
Swamy shot again : “Earlier he had problem with my kurta-pyjama. Now it seems he has problem with me sitting in the front row. Why should not my petition be entertained and allowed? The case was brought out of the cold storage on my request”.
During a early listening to when Swamy attempted to persuade the bench about his stand announcing that he was once elevating the problem of basic proper to worship assured underneath Article 25 of the Constitution, his plea was once antagonistic by way of Dhawan.
Dhawan instructed the court docket “Only the main parties should be allowed to argue” within the subject and “kurta-pyjama stuff should not be permitted”.