Moily disapproves Kerala MP''s anti-judiciary remark

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Bangalore, Feb 15 (PTI) Union Minister of Law M VeerappaMoily today disapproved remarks made by a Kerala MP againstthe judiciary stating that such remarks could make people tolose confidence in such institutions.

Reacting to Kerala government''s plans to file a case againstthe MP for his anti-judiciary statement, Moily said "Youcannot pass remarks that will bring the institution todisrepute".

"The judiciary ..is very important. We have taken all 62years... many pains and agonies people have suffered, to buildthis institution", he said.

"You will have to be very careful, whoever it is, be it aminister, MP or anybody. While making comments on people whooccupy the highest office, let them not forget what that theyare doing is making people to lose confidence in thoseinstitutions" Moily asserted.

"Individuals are not important,institutions are important",he said.

"It is necessary for us to nurture and also rebuild thecredibility of the institutions", he said.

"Making off the cuff remarks on some personality, I do notapprove of it", he said responding to queries on a statementby Congress MP from Kerala K Sudhakaran, who had said that hewas witness to a Supreme Court judge being bribed about 15years ago apparently for getting a favourable decision in acase seeking restoration of bar licences cancelled by KeralaHigh Court.

A former state minister who now represents Kannur in theLok Sabha, Sudhakaran made the charge on February 12 at apublic meeting organised at Kottarakkara without naming thejudge.

The meeting was organised by supporters of KeralaCongress-B leader R Balakrishna Pillai, who was recentlysentenced to one year imprisonment by the Supreme Court in acorruption case.

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