The Supreme Court on Wednesday reprimanded lawyers who criticise its judgments and the judges on television debates.
A bench of Justices Arun Mishra and UU Lalit said that a trend had started among lawyers to target the judges, which would ultimately lead to the “killing of the institution.”
“Who is spared in this court? Every Judge is targeted. By one arrow you want to kill all. You people are destroying this institution. If this institution is destroyed, then you people won’t survive”, Justice Mishra said.
The judges’ outburst came when the lawyers started arguing simultaneously by raising their pitch during the hearing of a Kerala medical college matter.
“You (lawyers) are killing this institution every day. Lawyers will survive only if this institution survives,” Justice Mishra said.
Justice Mishra also expressed displeasure that the Supreme Court Bar Association was silent on the issue.
He made the remarks in the presence of the SCBA President Vikas Singh, who was appearing for one of the parties.
(With inputs from agencies.)