'CJI Chandrachud Attacked By Trolls': 13 Oppositions MPs Write To President Murmu Seeking Urgent Action
The issue of trolling of judges has been raised several times in the top court with former CJIs also expressing concern over the issue. Chief Justice of India DY Chandrachud is being attacked by troll army "presumably sympathetic to the interest of the ruling party in Maharashtra", several opposition MPs wrote in a petition to President Droupadi Murmu urging immediate action over social media trolling of the CJI while he was deliberating on a case related to the governor's role in Maharashtra during the last government formation.
In a letter to the President, the Congress' Rajya Sabha member Vivek Tankha termed such online trolling a "brazen case of interference with the course of justice" and has called for immediate action against the culprits.
Tankha was supported by several opposition MPs, including Congress' Digvijaya Singh, Pramod Tiwari, Shaktisinh Gohil, Akhilesh Prasad Singh, Amee Yajnik, Ranjeet Ranjan, Imran Pratapgarhi, Shiv Sena(UBT)'s Priyanka Chaturvedi, AAP's Raghav Chadha, SP's Ram Gopal Yadav and Jaya Bachchan.