38.6c New Delhi, India, Thursday, March 23, 2023
Top Stories
Interviews Know The Law Book Reviews Videos
About Us Contact Us

SC prepones hearing on plea against appointment of Victoria Gowri as Madras HC Judge from Feb 10 to Feb 7

By Lawstreet News Network      Feb 06, 2023      0 Comments      331 Views
SC prepones hearing on plea against appointment of Victoria Gowri as Madras HC Judge from Feb 10 to Feb 7

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Monday preponed to Tuesday its hearing on a plea against the Collegium's decision to recommend appointment of Lekshmana Chandra Victoria Gowri as a judge of the Madras High Court.

The CJI says we have taken cognisance of certain developments came to our attention after we made the recommendation.

The decision comes after senior advocate Raju Ramachandran made second mentioning before the court.

"We will list the matter tomorrow morning. Let it go before an appropriate bench," a bench led by Chief Justice D Y Chandrachud said.

The top court had earlier fixed the matter for consideration on February 10 as Ramachandran sought urgent hearing.

Notably, within minutes of the mentioning, Law and Justice Minister, Kiren Rijiju tweeted that Centre had approved her appointment as an additional judge of the Madras High Court, along with four others.

In a tweet, he extended best wishes to her and 12 others appointed as additional judges of the Allahabad and Karnataka High Court.

A group of Madras HC lawyers wrote letters against Gowri's proposed appointment in view of her association with the ruling BJP and also certain statements about Muslims and Christians, including 'Love Jihad' and illegal conversion.

Supreme Court of IndiaCollegium Collegium System Judge Appointment Lekshmana Chandra Victoria Gowri Madras High Court Chief Justice of India CJI DY Chandrachud Senior Advocate Raju Ramachandran Law Minister Kiren Rijiju Karnataka High Court BJP Muslims Christians Conversion
Share this article:

Lawstreet News Network

Leave a feedback about this

Related Posts
View All


Trending Judiciary
Free updation of Aadhaar until Jun 14: UIDAI
6 days ago



Lawstreet Advertisement

Signup for Our Newsletter

Get Exclusive access to members only content by email