Chief Justice RM Lodha said, “The independence of the judiciary is not negotiable. I can say with confidence that judicial independence has come to stay and no effort will succeed in taking it away”.
“By and large, people understand that judicial independence is something which cannot be touched,” He added.
Mr Lodha also said that the rule of law will be strengthened as long as there is judicial independence.
He mentioned that the people gain confidence with the judicial independence that the independent judiciary will come to their rescue if any wrong is done to them.
The Chief Justice was addressing at the inaugural function of a conference organised by the Bar Association of India in New Delhi.