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26 Jun, 2014

Indian judge blasts Modi govt after declining Supreme Court appointment – Hindustan Times

Former solicitor general Gopal Subramanium, who withdrew his consent to be appointed as a Supreme Court judge, on Wednesday said he had faced the government’s hostility for his “independence and integrity” as a lawyer.

He also regretted that “the judiciary has failed to assert its independence by respecting the likes and dislikes of the executive”, and said he had withdrawn his consent as a matter of principle and to protect his “honour and dignity”.

Subramanium along with senior counsel Rohinton Nariman was among the four names that were recommended for appointment as the judge of the Supreme Court. However, the government cleared all names except Subramanium’s.

Read the rest: Gopal Subramanium lashes out at government after declining appointment as SC judge – Hindustan Times.