In a rare display of emotion, Chief Justice of India TS Thakur on Sunday broke down to tears during his speech at Joint Conference of Chief Ministers and Chief Justices of High Courts in Delhi.
Thakur, who was addressing the gathering, got emotional while saying that criticism of judiciary for delay is unfair.
“It is not enough to criticise, you cannot shift the entire burden to the judiciary. If you compare performances of our judges to the other countries, we are head and shoulder above them,” he said.
“Speeches have been made in past, peoplel have spoken in conference, there’s been debate in Parliament. But, I think nothing really appears to be moving,” he added.
Talking about differences in Centre and State governments, he said “Centre says, yes,we commit ourselves but its state govts responsibility, state govt says let Centre provide funds. While this tug of war goes on, judge strength remains where it is, 38 lakh cases remain where they are.”
Prime Minister Narendra Modi was also present in the conference.