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Why is legislation minister taking offence at collegium’s revelations? asks Congress chief P Chidambaram

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Why is law minister taking offence at collegium’s revelations? asks Congress leader P Chidambaram

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NEW DELHI: A day after Union Law Minister Kiren Rijiju expressed considerations and termed the Supreme Court collegium’s determination to make delicate studies of the Research & Analysis Wing (RAW), Intelligence Bureau (IB) public a ‘matter of grave concern’, former Finance Minister and Congress chief P Chidambaram whereas defending it stated that collegium didn’t reveal any delicate materials touching upon particular person’s integrity or nation’s safety.

Taking to Twitter, former Finance Minister on Wednesday stated, “Why is Law Minister Kiren Rijiju taking offence at the Collegium ‘revealing’ the IB and RAW reports on three names being considered for a judgeship? The Collegium did not reveal any sensitive material touching upon the person’s integrity or the nation’s security. The reports contained material that was not germane to the suitability of a person to be a judge.” 

He additionally tweeted that individuals have a proper to know when an individual thought-about match by the Collegium was rejected by the central authorities on completely arbitrary and irrelevant concerns. 

The studies contained materials that weren’t germane to the suitability of an individual to be a choose

The individuals have a proper to know when an individual thought-about match by the Collegium was rejected by the central authorities on completely arbitrary and irrelevant concerns

— P. Chidambaram (@PChidambaram_IN) January 25, 2023

The SC collegium in its decision on January 17 reiterated the title of advocate R John Sathyan as a choose in Madras HC and stated the IB’s “adverse comments” on Sathyan won’t impinge on his suitability, character or integrity. It additionally referred to RAW’s inputs about appointing advocate Saurabh Kirpal as a choose of the Delhi High Court. Rijiju stated the appointment of judges is an administrative matter, which has nothing to do with a judicial order.

Breaking the silence, Union Law Minister on Tuesday stated the problem will probably be addressed in due time however added that intelligence company officers work in a secret method for the nation, and they might “think twice” in future if their studies are made public. 

“Putting secret or sensitive reports of RAW or IB in the public domain is a matter of grave concern which I will react to inappropriate time. Today is not the appropriate time. I can say this much a concerned officer who is working for the nation in disguise or secretive mode, location will think twice if tomorrow his or her report is going to be in the public domain and it will have implications. I will not make any comment on this matter today,” Rijiju had stated. 

NEW DELHI: A day after Union Law Minister Kiren Rijiju expressed considerations and termed the Supreme Court collegium’s determination to make delicate studies of the Research & Analysis Wing (RAW), Intelligence Bureau (IB) public a ‘matter of grave concern’, former Finance Minister and Congress chief P Chidambaram whereas defending it stated that collegium didn’t reveal any delicate materials touching upon particular person’s integrity or nation’s safety.

Taking to Twitter, former Finance Minister on Wednesday stated, “Why is Law Minister Kiren Rijiju taking offence at the Collegium ‘revealing’ the IB and RAW reports on three names being considered for a judgeship? The Collegium did not reveal any sensitive material touching upon the person’s integrity or the nation’s security. The reports contained material that was not germane to the suitability of a person to be a judge.” 

He additionally tweeted that individuals have a proper to know when an individual thought-about match by the Collegium was rejected by the central authorities on completely arbitrary and irrelevant concerns. 

The studies contained materials that weren’t germane to the suitability of an individual to be a choose
The individuals have a proper to know when an individual thought-about match by the Collegium was rejected by the central authorities on completely arbitrary and irrelevant concerns
— P. Chidambaram (@PChidambaram_IN) January 25, 2023
The SC collegium in its decision on January 17 reiterated the title of advocate R John Sathyan as a choose in Madras HC and stated the IB’s “adverse comments” on Sathyan won’t impinge on his suitability, character or integrity. It additionally referred to RAW’s inputs about appointing advocate Saurabh Kirpal as a choose of the Delhi High Court. Rijiju stated the appointment of judges is an administrative matter, which has nothing to do with a judicial order.

Breaking the silence, Union Law Minister on Tuesday stated the problem will probably be addressed in due time however added that intelligence company officers work in a secret method for the nation, and they might “think twice” in future if their studies are made public. 

“Putting secret or sensitive reports of RAW or IB in the public domain is a matter of grave concern which I will react to inappropriate time. Today is not the appropriate time. I can say this much a concerned officer who is working for the nation in disguise or secretive mode, location will think twice if tomorrow his or her report is going to be in the public domain and it will have implications. I will not make any comment on this matter today,” Rijiju had stated.