While addressing media Prasad said, “The transfer was part of the process and the same process, dozens of judges have been transferred,”
New Delhi: Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Friday said that commitment to judicial, media and individual freedom is one of the Narendra Modi government’s “fundamentals”. He also cited that its leaders’ fight against the Emergency to reject criticism over a Delhi High Court judge’s transfer.
When questioned about the Congress’ attack on the Central government over the transfer of Justice S Muralidhar, Prasad slammed at the party, noting that its government in the 1970s had superseded top Court judges, a move seen as an assault on judicial independence.
Prasad repeated that Muralidhar’s transfer had nothing to do with any case as a Suggestion to this effect was already made by the Supreme Court collegium and the judge was consent.
While addressing media Prasad said, “The transfer was part of the process and the same process, dozens of judges have been transferred,”.
The Congress party has alleged that Justice Muralidhar was transferred by the central government to save BJP leaders in the Delhi violence case which he was hearing.
Prasad said Prime Minister Narendra Modi and many other senior functionaries of this government, including he himself, had fought against the Emergency for individual, judicial and media freedom. “Our government is committed to these freedoms, have been fundamental to the government,” he said.
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