There is a tendency on the part of some honourable judges of the superior courts that sometimes they exchange remarks with the lawyers in the court room during the course of proceedings over extraneous issues not relating to the contents of the cases under trial. This does not mean that they should not seek legal guidance from them on any legal point in case of need. The senior jurists are of the view that judges should speak only through their written verdicts. In others words they should not be speaking but listening judges. They have a point there. The danger hidden in their exchange of words with the counsels is that inadvertently some words might come out from their mouth revealing their bent of mind about the cases sub judice in the court.
The ideal judiciary is the one which comprise judges having no political leanings to any political party. This is,however,not practical as every person does have different and specific political point of view. Under the present system of recruitment to higher judiciary a big number of judges are picked up from amongst the lawyers community directly. More often than not ,nine out of ten cases,the ruling political party select judges to the high court from the lawyers belonging to it,or holding its political views. The judges who make it to the high court from the quota of judges selected through competitive exams conducted by the public service commission are relatively free of political tinge.
The judges should be paid handsomely. Only that person should aspire to become a judge who can afford complete abstinence from social life and who can give a wide berth to the ruling government and its Opposition.