NSA's Briefing to SC Judges Completely Unwarranted: Congress

\"Judiciary does not need lectures from the NSA, much less the Supreme Court of India.....It was completely unwarranted.

Published: 21st April 2016 01:35 AM  |   Last Updated: 21st April 2016 01:35 AM   |  A+A-


NEW DELHI: Congress today dubbed as "completely unwarranted" the briefing by National Security Advisor Ajit Doval to the Judges of the Supreme Court on the issue of national security.

"Judiciary does not need lectures from the NSA, much less the Supreme Court of India.....It was completely unwarranted.

"The Judiciary is resilient enough, capable enough and wise enough not to be influenced by any individual", party's chief spokesman Randeep Surjewala told reporters.

Reports from Bhopal had it recently that in a first, Chief Justice of India T S Thakur and judges of the Supreme Court were briefed for almost an hour on the internal and external security situation of the country by the NSA.

The NSA sought "more cooperation" in "speeding up" the judicial system and underlined that "national security should be a non-partisan issue."

The judges were briefed during a closed-door session of a seminar organised as part of a three-day retreat on the campus of the National Judicial Academy.

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