New Delhi: Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi on Saturday hit out at the centre saying the judiciary must realise its ‘Lakshman Rekha’ and must be ready for introspection. 
There has been massive face off between the government and the judiciary in the appointment of High Court judges. 
Earlier today,  Chief Justice of India TS Thakur  expressed concern over the non-filling up of vacancies in various courts saying there are around 500 judges’ posts lying vacant in the High Courts.
“Around 500 vacancies in the high courts today. 500 high courts judges should be working today, but they are not. A large number of proposals are still pending and hope the government will intervene to end this crisis,” Justice Thakur said at National Law Day function organised by the Supreme Court Bar Association.
Thakur said that due to lack of infrastructure, posts of chairmen in various tribunals are lying vacant.
(With inputs from IANS)