Underlining the importance of independence of judiciary, he said: “Whatever be the political system of governance, people across nations aspire for a free and independent judicial system to serve them.”
Reminding the audience that the rule of law will collapse if justice is not served, he said, “Interests are recognised and protected by the rule of justice. If this collapses, the rule of law shall automatically collapse.”
On Friday, a delegation led by leader of opposition in the Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad and comprising MPs from Congress, SP, BSP, IUML, NCP, CPI(M) and CPI met Naidu and submitted the notice for impeachment.
The Congress also attacked the BJP for coming out in "defence" of the CJI and said the ruling party was compromising the position and office of the chief justice as the neutral arbitrator and head of the judiciary.
"The Congress and its friends have an undemocratic approach towards the system. When its leaders were losing elections, they started blaming the Election Commission and EVMs. But, when they won the elections, they didn't refer to it,” Goel said.
"I think it is high time the CJI immediately take the call and ensure that the things are brought in order... Otherwise, the outside forces tend to disturb the autonomy of the judiciary and .... we should not allow that to happen," Moily said
The SCBA president, who addressed the media after coming out of an over hour-long closed-door meeting of the executive committee, however, did not comment on whether the senior judges should have gone public with their grievances.