In a strong attack on the functioning of the Supreme Court during the coronavirus crisis, Justice A.P. Shah, a former Chief Justice of the Delhi and Madras high courts and a former Chairman of the Law Commission, has said he is “thoroughly disappointed” with the top court.
Differing with Chief Justice S.A. Bobde’s view that “this is not a situation where declaration of rights has much priority or as much importance as in other times,” Justice Shah said:
“This is not correct…(the) Court’s duty is more onerous in times of crisis.”
Justice Shah also questioned “why only a few judges are functioning and why aren’t all judges working from their homes?”