The fisher community in India has reportedly taken great offence to a statement made by Supreme Court judge Justice DY Chandrachud, who is part of a bench hearing the case related to the death of CBI judge BH Loya.
According to PTI, Justice Chandrachud asked lawyers, who were representing the different parties and who were locked in a heated exchange, to not reduce the courtroom to the “level of a fish market.”
“Let us not reduce the dialogue in this court to the level of a fish market. You should not shout down a judge who is saying something,” he had said.
According to a press statement shared by journalist Utkarsh Anand, the fisher community expressed their disappointed over the derogatory connotations made by Justice Chandrachud, demanding that he “take back” his “un-parliamentary” words.
The utterance of the honorable justice is tantamount to disrespecting the total fisher communities and so highly condemnable. The hearts of the fisher community are pained as he has mentioned their activity in a case which has nothing in common.Press statement issued by National Fisherfolk Forum
I demand on behalf of the fisher communities all over India that the honorable justice take back the un-parliamentary words in the very same forum where it was uttered.Press statement issued by National Fisherfolk Forum
Justice Chandrachud’s statement came in response to the heated exchange that was taking place between two senior lawyers, Dushyant Dave and Pallav Shishodia. According to PTI, the two lawyers had allegedly broken the rules of courtroom decorum by exchanging harsh words and taking open digs at one another.
Dave had retorted to insulting the judge himself when the latter had asked him to maintain decorum and said that a lawyer couldn’t “shout down” a judge who was making a statement, PTI added.
(With inputs from PTI)