court said that he cannot ask the collegium to reconsider the recommendation. The court said that many such cases have come to the fore, in which the additional judge did not get appointment as a permanent judge.
In the Advocate Victoria Gauri case, the Supreme Court has refused to hear the petition. During the hearing, senior advocate Raju Ramachandran, who appeared in the court, sought quashing of the recommendation of the Supreme Court Collegium, arguing that the judges who take oath should have faith in the Constitution, but whose names have been recommended, Due to his public statements, the recommendation of his name should be cancelled. However, the court said that it cannot ask the collegium to reconsider the recommendation.
On one hand, where the Supreme Court refused to hear the petition filed against the appointment of Victoria Gauri as an additional judge, on the other hand, Victoria Gauri was sworn in as an additional judge of the Madras High Court today. For this, the circular of the Madras High Court had already been issued, under which five people including Gauri were to be administered oath at 10.35 am. According to the circular, at the appointed time Victoria Ghori took the oath of office and secrecy.
During the hearing, the court said that many such cases have come to the fore, in which additional judges were not appointed as permanent judges because their performance was not good. Justice Sanjiv Khanna said that there have been cases where people with certain political affiliations have got appointments. He said that the facts presented are from a speech given in the year 2018 and we think that the Supreme Court Collegium must have also seen them before recommending the name of Victoria Gauri.
Justice BR Gavai said that ‘I also had political affiliations before becoming a judge in the court, but I have been a judge for 20 years and my political affiliations have not come in the way of my work’.
Explain that the Supreme Court Collegium had recommended Laxman Chandra Victoria Gauri to be made an additional judge in the Madras High Court, which was approved by the government. However, opposition to the appointment of Victoria Gauri as an additional judge had started. Some people associated with the Madras High Court Bar Council said that Victoria Gauri has been associated with the BJP. A petition was filed against this in the Supreme Court demanding cancellation of Gauri’s appointment.
The petitioner had also referred to a tweet made in 2019 by an unverified account and claimed that Victoria Gauri had been the National General Secretary of the BJP Mahila Morcha. as well as Christian and Muslim communities at Gauri He was also accused of making alleged comments against.