The Supreme Court Bar Association celebrated the launch of its book “SCBA Times” at Supreme Court Lawns on Tuesday.
The Chief Guest on this occasion was Chief Justice of India Dipak Mishra and Union Minister for Law and Justice, Electronics and IT Ravi Shankar Prasad as the guest of honour. Other guests include Justice DY Chandrachud,Justice UU Lalit, Justice Kurian Joseph, Justice Madan B.Lokur and Justice Ashok Bhushan.
The Chief Justice of India described the journal as one which is not “ordinary journal”,but symbolic of “recognition and recollection”. The CJI further remarked that the each and every member of legal community should be made awared about the contents of journal who are eager to read it.
The Union Law Minister Mr.Ravi Shankar Prasad asked whether the journal can spark off a debate on the conduct of simultaneous elections in India in view of the drain on public resources on account of multiple elections: “Every year sees at least 6-7 state elections. Upcoming elections in the state of Karnataka, Tripura and Meghalaya, followed by polls in Rajasthan, Chattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh.” He further commented on the cruciality of various online news platforms.
The President of the Supreme Court Bar Association Mr Vikas Singh advanced the assurance that the executive committee of the association shall not influence or interfere in the working of the journal’s editorial board and that the latter shall remain immune from the former.