Justice minister hits out at ex-SC judge for remarks on lack of free speech

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Justice Minister Kiren Rijiju was responding to a tweet that quoted part of an interview given by Justice Srikrishna to The Hindu

Justice Minister Kiren Rijiju was responding to a tweet that quoted part of an interview Judge Srikrishna gave to The Hindu

Justice Minister Kiren Rijiju has slammed former Supreme Court Justice Justice BN Srikrishna for remarks on lack of freedom of speech, saying those who speak without restriction to abuse a Prime popularly elected minister are crying over freedom of speech.

Responding to a tweet that quoted part of an interview given by Judge Srikrishna (retired) to The HinduMr. Rijiju said, “These people who speak all the time without any restrictions to abuse the popularly elected prime minister are crying over freedom of speech! They will never speak of the emergency imposed by the Congress party and will never dare to criticize certain CMs of the regional Party. ”

The former Supreme Court justice said that today things are “very badly”.

“I have to admit that if I stood in a public square and said I don’t like the Prime Minister’s face, someone could raid me, arrest me, throw me in jail and not give me any Now it’s something we all oppose as citizens,” he said.

In a series of tweets on Saturday, the justice minister said he didn’t know if a former Supreme Court justice had actually said that. “If true, then the statement itself degrades the institution he served,” the minister said without naming anyone.

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