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May 06, 2020

Watch | 'Supreme Court Has Let Down Migrant Workers, Vulnerable,' Says Justice A.P. Shah

In an interview to Karan Thapar, the former Chief Justice of the Delhi and Madras high courts, said he was disappointed with the way the SC has functioned at this time.

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?”

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