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Sibal describes lowering of Jus Joseph's seniority as "black day"

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Senior and former Law said today that lowering the seniority of Justice K M Joseph during his elevation to the will be marked as a "black day" in the court's history and the judiciary needs to do some soul searching.

He also hit out at the government accusing it of arrogance.

"Justice K M Joseph's downgrade in his elevation to the today will be marked as a black day in the history of the Court.

"Smacks of arrogance of Government and capitulation by Court. The Judiciary needs to do some soul searching," he said on

Justice K M Joseph took oath as the of the today along with Justices and amid a row with the Centre over his seniority being lowered on his elevation.

His elevation put an end to a protracted stand-off between the Centre and the judiciary, but the former's decision to lower his seniority despite his name being first recommended months before the other two judges created a fresh row.

Judges including members of the collegium comprising Justices M B Lokur, and A K Sikri met yesterday to raise their concerns on the seniority issue regarding Justice K M Joseph.

The judges were reported to be of the view that there was a need to sit together and ponder over the issue.

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First Published: Tue, August 07 2018. 20:50 IST