The judiciary

Anatomy of a turf war

Print edition : May 25, 2018

Four senior Supreme Court Judges, Justice Kurian Joseph, Justice Jasti Chelameswar, Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice Madan B. Lokur, at a press conference in New Delhi on January 12, 2018. Photo: R.V. Moorthy

There are three judges now in the Supreme Court, whose parent High Court is the Bombay High Court. They are Justices D.Y. Chandrachud (above), S.A. Bobde and A.M. Khanwilar.

There are three judges now in the Supreme Court, whose parent High Court is the Bombay High Court. They are Justices D.Y. Chandrachud, S.A. Bobde (above) and A.M. Khanwilar.

There are three judges now in the Supreme Court, whose parent High Court is the Bombay High Court. They are Justices D.Y. Chandrachud, S.A. Bobde and A.M. Khanwilkar (above). Photo: PTI

The Bombay High court building. Photo: VIVEK BENDRE

Three of the senior-most High Court judges functioning as Chief Justices (as on May 3) are from the Bombay High Court. They are Justice D.B. Bhosale (above), Chief Justice of the Allahabad High Court; Justice V.K. Tahilramani, Acting Chief Justice of the Bombay High Court; and Justice S.J. Vazifdar, Chief Justice of Punjab and Haryana High Court. Justice Vazifdar retired on May 4.

Three of the senior-most High Court judges functioning as Chief Justices (as on May 3) are from the Bombay High Court. They are Justice D.B. Bhosale, Chief Justice of the Allahabad High Court; Justice V.K. Tahilramani (above), Acting Chief Justice of the Bombay High Court; and Justice S.J. Vazifdar, Chief Justice of Punjab and Haryana High Court. Justice Vazifdar retired on May 4.

Three of the senior-most High Court judges functioning as Chief Justices (as on May 3) are from the Bombay High Court. They are Justice D.B. Bhosale, Chief Justice of the Allahabad High Court; Justice V.K. Tahilramani, Acting Chief Justice of the Bombay High Court; and Justice S.J. Vazifdar (above), Chief Justice of Punjab and Haryana High Court. Justice Vazifdar retired on May 4. Photo: Akhilesh Kumar

Of the 24 judges of the Supreme Court, Justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul (above), A.K. Sikri and Madan B. Lokur are from the Delhi High Court. Photo: Shiv Kumar Pushpakar

Of the 24 judges of the Supreme Court, Justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul, A.K. Sikri (above) and Madan B. Lokur are from the Delhi High Court.

As the Supreme Court collegium reconsiders its recommendation, returned by the government, to elevate Justice K.M. Joseph, issues of independence of the judiciary and diversity in the apex court come to the fore.

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