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Supreme Court Senior Justice Chelameswar who raised voice for KM Joseph’s, retires today

Supreme Court Senior Justice Chelameswar who raised voice for KM Joseph’s, retires today
Written by Abhishek Lohia

Justice J. who called up the flag against the country’s Chief Justice Deepak Mishra by calling the Press Conference turned 65 today. Chelameshwar will retire on Today (June 22). The Supreme Court, Justice Chelameswar, served the country’s largest court for nearly seven years. Together with Justice Ranjan Gogoi, MD Lokur, and Kurien Joseph, Justice Chelamesh had questioned on the selected allocation of sensitive cases like BH Loya’s mysterious death. Chelameswar and three other Supreme Court judges had made serious allegations on the Chief Justice. He was part of the bench of nine judges who declared the right to privacy in the historical decision as the fundamental right.

Five Important Points about Justice Chelameswar

  1. Justice Chelamesh was also involved in the repeal of Section 66A of the Information Technology Act. This section gave power to law enforcement agencies the power to arrest the person putting objectionable content on the web.
  2. The January 12 news conference was for the first time in the history of the Supreme Court which created a stir in the court’s corridor and the whole country was amazed with it. Justice Chelameswar had given stern comments, “Many things have happened in the last few months which are not desirable.”
  3. He said, “Until this institution (Supreme Court) is protected and unless it can make its balance, democracy will not be sustained in this country. The identities of good democracy are fair and independent judges. ‘
  4. He was also a part of the bench of five judges, headed by Justice JS Kehar, who had canceled the National Judicial Appointment Commission (NJAC) related to appointment in the higher judiciary. However, Chelwar was the only judge to make a separate decision from the bench.
  5. Opposing against the Collegium system, after the decision on the 2016 NJAC, Chelameshwar decided to not go to the Supreme Court collegium meetings until the transparency was reached in the higher judiciary system. However later he attended collegium meetings.

Justice Chelamesh was Born on June 23, 1953, in Pedda Muttevi, Moksha division of Krishna district of Andhra Pradesh. He completed his school education from Hindu High School of Machilipatnam in Krishna district and he was graduated from Physical Education from Loyola College, Chennai. He took the law degree from the Andhra University of Visakhapatnam in 1976. He became Chief Justice of the Gauhati High Court on May 3, 2007, and later transferred to the Kerala High Court. Justice Chelameswar became the Supreme Court Judge on October 10, 2011.

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Abhishek Lohia

Abhishek Lohia was a Sports and Political Writer working for Newsfolo and is no longer associated with the organization.

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