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India Dissent in Supreme Court: Profiles of the four judges who spoke out against Chief Justice of India

19:11  12 january  2018
19:11  12 january  2018 Source:   hindustantimes.com

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In an unprecedented move, four Supreme Court judges today came out against the Chief Justice of India , saying that events in the Supreme Court left them with no choice but to address the nation.

Four Supreme Court judges took the unprecedented step of publicly criticising the chief justice on Friday, warning that a lack of impartiality could imperil democracy in the country.

Jasti Chelameswar, Ranjan Gogoi, Madan Bhimrao Lokur and Kurian Joseph, in a letter released to the media, said their criticisms related to an alleged lack of transparency in the selection of judges to try cases, calling it a cause for “serious concern”.

Here’s a look at the careers of the four judges:

  Dissent in Supreme Court: Profiles of the four judges who spoke out against Chief Justice of India © Hindustan Times J Chelameswar

Justice Chelameswar is the second-most senior judge in the Supreme Court. He studied physics at Loyola College in Chennai, before switching to law at Andhra University in Vishakapatnam. Chelameswar was designated as a Senior Advocate in 1995 and was appointed as a judge of the Andhra Pradesh High Court in 1997.

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Supreme Court judges J Chelameswar (Left) and Ranjan Gogoi speak at a press conference on January 12, 2018. (Arvind Yadav/ HT photo). Four Supreme Court judges took the unprecedented step of publicly criticising the chief justice on Friday

He has served as the Chief Justice of Gauhati High Court, and later Kerala High Court. Chelamsewar was elevated to the Supreme Court in October 2011, along with the current Chief Justice Dipak Misra.

In 2015, Chelameswar was the only dissenting voice when the Supreme Court struck down with a 4:1 majority a constitutional amendment on how judges are appointed. Chelameswar ruled in favour of the National Judicial Appointments Commission (NJAC) and argued that the collegium system had become an “euphemism for nepotism. ”

Chelameswar was also part of the nine-judge bench that delivered the historic Supreme Court verdict declaring privacy as a fundamental right.

Chelameswar is due to retire in October 2018.

  Dissent in Supreme Court: Profiles of the four judges who spoke out against Chief Justice of India © Hindustan Times Ranjan Gogoi

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Appointed Judge of the Supreme Court of India on 13 May 2016. Chief Justice of the Allahabad High Court from 31 October 2013 until appointment to the Supreme Court . Joined the Chambers of Sri Shivaraj V. Patil, Advocate (as he then was), who later adorned the Supreme Court of India .

Four senior Supreme Court judges J Chelameswar, Ranjan Gogoi, MB Lokur and Kurian Joseph have raised their voice against the chief justice of India Dipak

Justice Gogoi is next in line, in order of seniority, to become the Chief Justice of India in October 2018. This would make him the first judge from the Northeast to be elevated to position of CJI, before he retires in November 2019.

Gogoi was a permanent judge at the Gauhati High Court in 2001 before he became the Chief Justice of Punjab and Haryana High Court. He was elevated to the Supreme Court in 2012.

In 2016, Gogoi issued a contempt noticeto retired Supreme Court judge Markandey Katju in a review petition after Katju criticised Supreme Court proceedings on his blog.

  Dissent in Supreme Court: Profiles of the four judges who spoke out against Chief Justice of India © Hindustan Times M.B. Lokur

Justice Lokur studied at Modern School in Delhi and St Joseph’s in Allahabad. He studied history at Delhi’s St Stephen’s College, before pursuing law at the Faculty of Law in Delhi University.

Lokur practised as an advocate in the Supreme Court and the Delhi High Court. He was designated Senior Advocate in 1997; the next year, he was appointed as the Additional Solicitor General of India.

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Simmering differences in the Supreme Court of India bloomed on Friday, with four senior judges publicly criticising the Chief Justice of India (CJI) for his style of administration and over the allocation of cases.

Lokur became an Additional Judge of the Delhi High Court in 1999 and then was its Acting Chief Justice as well. He served as the Chief Justice of Gauhati High Court and Andhra Pradesh High Court, before he became a Supreme Court judge in 2012.

He was reappointed as the head of the Supreme Court’s e-committee for digitisation of courts, which has undertaken the ambitious project of making the apex court paperless. He is due to retire in December 2018.

  Dissent in Supreme Court: Profiles of the four judges who spoke out against Chief Justice of India © Hindustan Times Kurian Joseph

Born in Kerala, Justice Joseph completed his schooling in the state, before obtaining a law degree from the Kerala Law Academy Law College, Thiruvananthapuram. He started practising law in 1979 in the Kerala High Court, was appointed as Additional Advocate General and Senior Advocate, before he became a judge in 2000.

He served twice as Acting Chief Justice of the High Court of Kerala. Before he was elevated to the Supreme Court in 2013, he was the Chief Justice of the Himachal Pradesh High Court from February 8, 2010 to March 7, 2013. Joseph will retire in November 2018.



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