Supreme Court Backs Appointment Of Lawyer As Additional Judge!

Tue Feb 07 2023 19:09:20 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)

Several doubts were raised on the appointment of senior Advocate L. Victoria Gowri as the Additional Judge of the Madras High Court. A few lawyers and activists moved the Supreme Court to challenge her appointment. Talking about the alleged comments he made on minorities, they filed a petition in court.

As a big relief to Victoria Gowri, the bench of the Supreme Court dismissed the petition paving the way for her appointment. Canceling the petition saying that it will not consider the petition without proper reasons, the bench said her appointment is right and allowed her appointment.

What made Victoria Gowri's nomination as the judge of Madras High Court controversial is the alleged link between Gowri and Bharatiya Janata Party. Earlier she is said to have been a member of a body that is related to the BJP and she represented the Union Government in a few cases.

On top of this, she reportedly made some objectionable comments against the Minorities and said they are moving aggressively and we need to be careful. A judge with such ideology might be a problem, said the lawyers and activists in their petition.

On the other hand, Gowri was sworn in as the Judge while the Supreme Court was hearing the case. The way she was sworn in as the judge even before the verdict was issued raised many eyeballs. Critics and experts are asking why she was allowed to the swearing-in ceremony.