Justice Kurian Joseph

Legal fraternity backs Justice's Joseph call for religious sensitivity

A number of senior Supreme Court lawyers have come in support of Justice Kurian Joseph who protested against holding of a conference of top judges on Good Friday saying it was "insensitive", and wrong to make it a case of individual versus institutional interest.

"There was no individual interest (in what Justice Joseph said). It was a sacred day for the Christians. One has to be sensitive to their feelings and point of view and can't be insensitive and belligerent about them," said senior counsel Rupinder Singh Sodhi.

Justice Joseph had written to Chief Justice H.L.Dattu protesting against the holding of High Court Chief Justices conference on Good Friday, but Chief Justice Dattu had replied that institutional interests were more important than the individual interests.


Justice Kurian Joseph to skip PM's Easter dinner

New Delhi, Apr 4, 2015 (PTI)
Justice Joseph, who has earlier raised objections with Chief Justice of India H L Dattu over holding of a three-day long judges conference during holy weekend for Christians, has written a letter to the prime minister explaining his stand and also questioning holding such meetings on holy days. PTI file photo
Supreme Court judge Justice Kurian Joseph has declined to attend Prime Minister Narendra Modi's dinner for top judges tonight on the ground that the event and the ongoing judges conference clashed with Good Friday and Easter weekend.