Justice loses its character as Justice if it becomes revenge: CJI

Without naming hitting at the recent extra judicial killing of the four Hyderabad rape accused and murder case, CJI SA Bobde, speaking at the inaugurating ceremony of the New High Court, building at, Jodhpur, Rajasthan. 

“Recent events in the country have sparked up this whole debate with new vigour…I don’t think justice can ever be or ought to be instant. And justice must never ever take the form of revenge. I believe justice loses its character of justice if it becomes revenge.”

CJI also acknowledged the existing gaps in the present judicial system and said that self-correcting mechanisms were to be deployed. 

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“There is no doubt that the criminal justice system must reconsider its position and attitude towards laxity and the eventual time it takes to dispose of criminal matters,”. 

Notably, Minister Ravi Shankar further also pointed out that while selecting judges, the collegium should ideally look into families, from where there have been no representation in the Judiciary as well.

“Who should be appointed as a Judge is left to the collegium. But while selecting, please also think of the families, from where there have been no representation in the Judiciary or the legal profession.”