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Making IB, RAW experiences public a matter of grave concern: Rijiju on SC collegium resolutions 

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Making IB, RAW reports public a matter of grave concern: Rijiju on SC collegium resolutions 

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NEW DELHI: Union Law Minister Kiren Rijiju on Tuesday mentioned it was a “matter of grave concern” that sure parts of delicate experiences of the Intelligence Bureau and the Research and Analysis Wing had been put in public area by the Supreme Court collegium.

He mentioned intelligence company officers work in a secret method for the nation, and they’d “think twice” in future if their experiences are made public.

“It will have an implication,” he mentioned.

The minister was responding to questions on some latest Supreme Court collegium resolutions, which contained parts of the IB and RAW experiences on sure names reiterated by the highest courtroom for appointment as excessive courtroom judges, being made public final week.

This is for the primary time the federal government has reacted to parts of those experiences put in public area by the SC collegium.

The collegium had reiterated the names to the federal government earlier this month whereas rejecting the intelligence inputs.

“Putting the sensitive or secret reports of RAW and IB in public domain is a matter of grave concern on which I will react at an appropriate time. Today is not the appropriate time,” Rijiju instructed reporters at a regulation ministry occasion right here.

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Asked whether or not he would ‘sensitise’ Chief Justice of India D Y Chandrachud on this regard, the regulation minister mentioned he usually meets the CJI.

“We are always in touch. He is the head of the judiciary and I am the bridge between the government and the judiciary so we have to work together. You cannot work in isolation,” he mentioned.

The SC collegium had referred to “adverse comments” of the Intelligence Bureau (IB) whereas reiterating the identify of advocate R John Sathyan as a decide within the Madras High Court.

It had additionally referred to inputs by the Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) with regard to its advice to nominate advocate Saurabh Kirpal as a decide of the Delhi High Court.

The collegium had reiterated its advice to raise Kirpal as a decide.

“From letters of the Research & Analysis Wing (RAW) dated 11 April, 2019 and 18 March, 2021, it appears that there are two objections to the recommendation which was made by the Collegium of this Court on 11 November, 2021 approving the name of Shri Saurabh Kirpal namely: (i) the partner of Shri Saurabh Kirpal is a Swiss National, and (ii) he is in an intimate relationship and is open about his sexual orientation,” the decision had famous.

Rijiju additionally referred to sure statements and tweets by politicians and attorneys slamming him for reducing the dignity of the highest courtroom by commenting on the collegium — the memorandum of process to nominate judges — and the National Judicial Appointments Commission Act which was struck down by the apex courtroom.

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He mentioned whereas appointments are an administrative problem, judicial pronouncements are “totally different”.

“I am not commenting, or nobody should make any kind of comment when it is a judicial order. Some people may say that certain remarks are made which compromise the independence of the judiciary. So let us be very clear.”

“When we are talking about the appointment process — this is an administrative matter. This has nothing to do with judicial order or pronouncement,” he mentioned.

Rijiju had lately described the collegium system as being one thing “alien” to the Indian Constitution.

This week, he had shared parts of an interview of a retired excessive courtroom decide who had claimed that the apex courtroom “hijacked” the Constitution by deciding to nominate judges itself.

NEW DELHI: Union Law Minister Kiren Rijiju on Tuesday mentioned it was a “matter of grave concern” that sure parts of delicate experiences of the Intelligence Bureau and the Research and Analysis Wing had been put in public area by the Supreme Court collegium.

He mentioned intelligence company officers work in a secret method for the nation, and they’d “think twice” in future if their experiences are made public.

“It will have an implication,” he mentioned.

The minister was responding to questions on some latest Supreme Court collegium resolutions, which contained parts of the IB and RAW experiences on sure names reiterated by the highest courtroom for appointment as excessive courtroom judges, being made public final week.

This is for the primary time the federal government has reacted to parts of those experiences put in public area by the SC collegium.

The collegium had reiterated the names to the federal government earlier this month whereas rejecting the intelligence inputs.

“Putting the sensitive or secret reports of RAW and IB in public domain is a matter of grave concern on which I will react at an appropriate time. Today is not the appropriate time,” Rijiju instructed reporters at a regulation ministry occasion right here.

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Asked whether or not he would ‘sensitise’ Chief Justice of India D Y Chandrachud on this regard, the regulation minister mentioned he usually meets the CJI.

“We are always in touch. He is the head of the judiciary and I am the bridge between the government and the judiciary so we have to work together. You cannot work in isolation,” he mentioned.

The SC collegium had referred to “adverse comments” of the Intelligence Bureau (IB) whereas reiterating the identify of advocate R John Sathyan as a decide within the Madras High Court.

It had additionally referred to inputs by the Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) with regard to its advice to nominate advocate Saurabh Kirpal as a decide of the Delhi High Court.

The collegium had reiterated its advice to raise Kirpal as a decide.

“From letters of the Research & Analysis Wing (RAW) dated 11 April, 2019 and 18 March, 2021, it appears that there are two objections to the recommendation which was made by the Collegium of this Court on 11 November, 2021 approving the name of Shri Saurabh Kirpal namely: (i) the partner of Shri Saurabh Kirpal is a Swiss National, and (ii) he is in an intimate relationship and is open about his sexual orientation,” the decision had famous.

Rijiju additionally referred to sure statements and tweets by politicians and attorneys slamming him for reducing the dignity of the highest courtroom by commenting on the collegium — the memorandum of process to nominate judges — and the National Judicial Appointments Commission Act which was struck down by the apex courtroom.

ALSO READ | Are your controversial statements meant to strengthen judiciary: Kapil Sibal’s dig at Rijiju 

He mentioned whereas appointments are an administrative problem, judicial pronouncements are “totally different”.

“I am not commenting, or nobody should make any kind of comment when it is a judicial order. Some people may say that certain remarks are made which compromise the independence of the judiciary. So let us be very clear.”

“When we are talking about the appointment process — this is an administrative matter. This has nothing to do with judicial order or pronouncement,” he mentioned.

Rijiju had lately described the collegium system as being one thing “alien” to the Indian Constitution.

This week, he had shared parts of an interview of a retired excessive courtroom decide who had claimed that the apex courtroom “hijacked” the Constitution by deciding to nominate judges itself.