Chief Justice of India (CJI), Ranjan Gogoi, has expressed his inability to offer a one-to-one interview in response to various requests from several print and electronic media organizations.
Responding to the requests for one-on-one interviews on Friday, the Chief Justice of India said that, "the Bench requires its Judges to 'maintain' silence, while exercising their freedoms. This is not to say that Judges do not speak. They do speak, but only out of functional necessity, and no more. Bitter truths must remain in memory".
Gogoi further stated that "it is not the requirement of our institution, for Judges to reach our citizenry through the press -- rather, such outreach ought to be symbolic of an extraordinary situation."
However, CJI Gogoi said, "Needless to say, once I am well into retirement, I will look forward to meeting you to talk about things of mutual interest".
It may be mentioned here that the outgoing Chief Justice of India, Ranjan Gogoi, will demit office on November 17. CJI sat on the bench for the last time in court number 1 of the Supreme Court today.
An apex court official said Justice Gogoi would visit Raj Ghat to pay homage to Mahatma Gandhi. He had also visited the Raj Ghat on October 3 last year after taking oath as the CJI.
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