Advocate Lakshmana Chandra Victoria Gowri took oath as Additional Judge of Madras High Court on Tuesday. Madras High Court Acting Chief Justice T Raja was administered the oath by Gowri.
First Published Feb 7, 2023, 11:57 AM IST
Advocate Lakshmana Chandra Victoria Gowri took oath as Additional Judge of Madras High Court on Tuesday. Madras High Court Acting Chief Justice T Raja was administered the oath by Gowri. Along with Gowri, four others were sworn in as additional judges of the High Court. On the other hand, the Supreme Court dismissed the petition filed against the collegium’s recommendation to appoint Victoria Gowri as a judge of the Madras High Court. A special bench comprising Justices Sanjiv Khanna and Justice BR Gavai said that they are not accepting the writ petition.
Three lawyers of the Madras High Court approached the Supreme Court against the appointment of Advocate Lakshmana Chandra Victoria Gowri as an Additional Judge. However, the bench headed by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, Justice DY Chandrachud, set up their petition for hearing on the 10th of this month. But after senior advocate Raju Ramachandran again mentioned that her appointment had been notified by the Centre, it was posted for hearing on February 7.
The lawyers who filed the petition mentioned that Gauri had made hate speeches against Muslims and Christians. In view of the serious threat to the independence of the judiciary, it is stated in the petition that appropriate interim orders should be passed prohibiting him from taking oath as a judge of the High Court.
Further, the Supreme Court has prepared for an early hearing of the petitions filed against Gauri’s appointment today at 10.35 am. A special bench comprising Justices Sanjeev Khanna and Justice BR Gavai met at 10.25 am to hear the petition.
Last Updated Feb 7, 2023, 12:00 PM IST