Meanwhile, the All India Bar Association (AIBA) termed his statements made at the event as “contemptuous”, news agency ANI reported.
Furthermore, he slammed the court for delegating sensitive cases to “select judges”, ensuring the outcome even before the case was heard.
He is referring to the judgments passed by the court in connection with the 2002 Gujarat riots case, Zakia Jafri’s petition, seeking an independent probe into the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) and the alleged incidents of extrajudicial killings of 17 tribals by security. Were. Army in Chhattisgarh.
Condemning the apex court’s decision in all these cases, he said that a bench headed by Justice AM Khanwilkar had passed all these decisions.
Sibal appeared for Zakia Jafri and the petitioners challenging the provisions of the PMLA Act.
“…the reality is that any sensitive matter, which we know to be a problem, is put before a few judges and we know the outcome,” he said.
Proposing a solution, the senior advocate said that unless people change their mindset, the situation will not change.
“In India, people fall at the feet of the mighty. But the time has come for people to come out and demand protection of their rights.
“Freedom is possible only when we stand up for our rights and demand freedom,” he said.
(With inputs from ANI.)