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Legal fraternity welcomes declaration of assets by SC judges

Top legal minds on Wednesday welcomed the decision taken by the Supreme Court judges to make public their assets after initial reluctance saying "it is better late then never".

delhi Updated: Aug 26, 2009 23:08 IST

Top legal minds on Wednesday welcomed the decision taken by the Supreme Court judges to make public their assets after initial reluctance saying "it is better late then never".

Former Attorney General and Constitutional expert Soli J Sorabjee said "it is a very good decision taken by the judges".

"I think it is a very good development. It's better late than never," Sorabjee said adding the judges have heeded to the views of former Chief Justices and senior advocates who were also very keen to maintain the image of the judiciary.

"I am sure their initial reluctance not to declare assets was not because they had anything to hide. They had misgivings that it may be misused," he said.

Agreeing with Sorabjee, advocate Prashant Bhushan, who had launched a campaign on the issue, said it would also now encourage the judges of the High Courts to make public their assets.