Chennai, September 15: Observing the abusive and derogatory remarks posted on social media against the judiciary by the people in distress over court’s view in respect to the teachers and government employees who are on strike, the Madras High Court on Friday directed a group of advocated to file an affidavit in the matter as such posts are degrading the Judiciary.
A group of lawyers were asked by Justice N Kirubakaran to notice and inform about the abusive messages being spread out on the social media platform. The judge of the Madras HC today said that criticising the judiciary without diving down in the details has become a regular practice for all that also includes panelists in TV debates. The judge shelled out a personal experience saying he had received letters from people strongly condemning his orders of making helmets compulsory.
Government lawyer T N Rajagopalan brought into the notice of the judge that allegations without proof are baseless and an action can only be taken after documents are produced before the court. Upon hearing this, the judge asked advocates to file an affidavit with a solid proof and the matter, in this case, would be heard on September 18.
On September 13, Justice Kirubakaran had said teachers who are protesting should feel ashamed as five students from Tamil Nadu have managed to grab a medical seat. ” Kirubakaran’s statement came while he was hearing a petition to requesting to form a committee o prepare students, who scored low marks in NEET (National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test) and provide them moral support.
From September 7 government employees are on a strike pressing for their various demands.