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Internal matter of Judiciary: Govt

New Delhi: The Government on Friday stated categorically that it was not going to intervene in the issue of four senior-most judges of the Supreme Court dubbing the situation in the top court "not in order" at a Press conference, saying the judiciary would resolve the matter itself. "Our judiciary is reputed all over the world, is independent and will sort out the matter itself," Minister of State for Law P P Chaudhury said.
Meanwhile, highly placed sources in the government said that since it was an internal matter of the judiciary, the government had no say in it and did not wish to interfere. But, at the same time, they said that the apex court should settle the issue at the earliest as the faith of the people in the judiciary was at stake.
Reacting to the developments, the Congress said that democracy was in "danger" while the CPI(M) called for a thorough probe into the matter. "We are very concerned to hear 4 judges of the Supreme Court express concerns about the functioning of the Supreme Court. #DemocracyInDanger," the Congress' official Twitter handle said.
CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury said a thorough investigation was required to understand how the independence and integrity of the judiciary was getting "affected", after the judges said many "less than desirable" things had taken place in the apex court. He said that it was necessary for the three wings of democracy to ensure that whatever issues had been raised were corrected.
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