Chief Justice Dipak Misra, who will demit office tomorrow (October 2), was given a farewell by the Supreme Court Bar Association on Monday. In his farewell speech, CJI Misra said that India’s judiciary was the “strongest” in the world with the capacity of handling “mind-boggling” number of cases.
Speaking in presence of fellow judges and senior lawyers of the Bar Association, Misra said, “A justice must have human face and human approach. History can be sometimes kind, and unkind. I don’t judge people by their history but by their activities, perspective.”
I do not judge people by history, I judge people by their activities and their perspectives: Outgoing Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra during his farewell address in Delhi. pic.twitter.com/MSeOx7o9Cu— ANI (@ANI) October 1, 2018
The CJI expressed his gratitude towards the Bar Association and said that he will retire with satisfaction.
“In my whole career as a judge, I never dissociated myself from the lady of equity. I am indebted to Bar at every level and go from here with satisfaction,” he added.
Addressing the farewell function for the CJI, Justice Gogoi, who will be sworn-in as the next CJI on Wednesday, said that Justice Misra was a remarkable judge who was committed to the ideals of the Constitution.
“We live in times when what we should eat, wear have stopped being little things of our personal lives. So, what is it that unites us. Without doubt, it is Constitution,” Justice Gogoi added.