The All India Bar Association on Monday described senior advocate Kapil Sibal’s remarks that he has “no hope left in the Supreme Court” as contemptuous, ANI reported.
Adish C Aggarwala, chairperson of the association, said that the former Union law and justice minister’s comments are unfortunate.
“A robust system is insulated from sentiments and is influenced only by law,” Aggarwala said. “Kapil Sibal is a seasoned senior advocate. It does not behove him to decry judges and judgements just because courts didn’t agree with his or his colleagues’ submissions.”
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Aggarwala said it has become a trend that when a case is decided against someone, that person starts denouncing judges on social media alleging that they are biased.
“Courts decide cases by applying the law to the facts presented by cases before them,” Aggarwala added. “They owe allegiance to the Constitution and none else. If cases haven’t been decided to liking of Kapil Sibal, it does not mean that the judicial system has failed.”
Aggarwala, who is former vice chairperson of Bar Council of India and Supreme Court Bar association, said that if Sibal has lost hope…