I don’t judge people by their history but by their activities, perspective: Dipak Misra


New Delhi: Outgoing Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra on Monday said that the Indian judiciary is the “most robust institution” in the world and young lawyers were assets having potential to develop the jurisprudence.

Justice Misra made the statement at the farewell organised for him at the premises of the Supreme Court. He will retire as the CJI on Tuesday and Justice Ranjan Gogoi will be sworn-in as the CJI on Wednesday.

“Our judiciary has been strongest judiciary in the world having capability to handle mind-boggling number of cases,” Justice Misra said, adding Justice must have human face and human approach.

Speaking about his tenure as a judge, he said, “History can be sometimes kind, and unkind. I don’t judge people by their history but by their activities, perspective”.

“In my whole career as a judge, I never dissociated myself from the lady of equity,” Justice Misra said. “I am indebted to Bar at every level and go from here with satisfaction, he added.

Speaking on the occasion, Justice Ranjan Gogoi heaped praise on Justice Misra saying that his greatest contribution has been to civil liberties and cited his recent verdicts.

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