Former Chief Justice of India, Dipak Misra, in his address at the inaugural Republic TV summit on December 18, spoke on a number of matters regarding the institutions, integrity and democracy.
Dipak Misra, who was the topmost judge of the country before retiring earlier this year in September, spoke about how the constitution is supreme, and the citizens of the country are the reason why the country is democratic.
"Judges create because creativity is involved within the language of the constitution. But creativity has to be done with objectivity. Our constitution is enough. We have to do justice to it. Citizenry right is primary. You cannot ignore the rights of citizens. Our constitution is enough. The consciousness of the Constitution cannot be sacrificed. We have to do justice to it. The constitution is not mine, is not yours. It is ours. That is why citizens are the real sovereign because they govern the state, directly, indirectly. If I cannot respect you, you cannot respect me, there cannot be the democracy," he said.