New Delhi: Supreme Court judge Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul said there was growing intolerance in the society against the judiciary, especially being fuelled through social media, The Hindu reported. Kaul said that judges were being accused for their decisions and the judicial institution was being damaged when the tendency to criticise crossed certain boundaries.
“Criticism of a viewpoint or a judgement is not a problem, but when imputations and grading start being made, I think we damage the very institution,” Justice Kaul said.
“The unfortunate part is that in some of us, those who have been part of the institution itself, there is a problem of ‘after me the deluge’. Which is that since we [retired judges] are gone, everything is going wrong. I will say that itself is a danger.”
Kaul made these remarks while addressing an online lecture – Freedom of Speech in times of Covid-19 – Fake News and Misinformation – organised by the MBA Academy, The Madras Bar Association.