New Delhi: In comments having the potential to make people lose faith in the higher judiciary, former Supreme Court judge Markandey Katju, of late more known for his controversial posts on social media, has made his sharpest remark yet alleging that majority of the judges of the apex court are of a very low intellectual level.
However, he added some of them have high intellectual level and character, like Justice Chelameswar and Justice Nariman. Katju also said people have already lost faith in judiciary and no system of appointing judges will work and the judiciary is beyond redemption.
Katju's blog says: "I can say this (that vast majority of the present SC judges are people of very low intellectual level)"because I myself was a Supreme Court Judge for about five and a half years, and I was constantly interacting with my colleagues (the present Supreme Court judges were only High Court judges when I was a Supreme Court judge). The level of their conversation was usually about cricket or the weather, never on any intellectual subject." When another of his facebook follower asked Katju if he thought "we should have a Katju system of appointing judges instead of the present collegium system, he replied: "No system will work. Our judiciary is beyond redemption".