Suresh Kumar flays HC circular to bar politicians from court events

BJP leader S Suresh Kumar has taken exception to a circular issued by the High Court of Karnataka that bars ministers and legislators from functions organised at courts in the state.

In a statement on Saturday, he said the circular stated that ministers and legislators should not be allowed to share dais with judges in any function. “It’s an insult to the state legislature,” and the government should take it seriously and send an appropriate message to the high court, he added.

Kumar, a former law minister, said all legislators were not bad and all members of the judiciary were not good.  Society has realised this reality. It is not appropriate to be so intolerant towards the legislature, he said and urged Law Minister T B Jayachandra to advocate the cause of elected representatives.

Kumar also shared what he called was his “bitter experience” during the inauguration of a court building at Holalkere in Chitradurga district some years ago. Though he was the law minister, a police officer approached him and sought information on criminal cases against him. The officer was doing his duty as the then chief justice of the high court wanted information on all guests invited to the function.
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