a representation of Andhra Pradesh Advocates’ Joint Action Committee (JAC) Union Law Minister Kiren Rijiju met on Tuesday and asked the SC Collegium to review the transfer recommendation of Justices B. Devanand and D. Ramesh.
The committee also presented a document Recommendation by the SC Collegium (at its meeting on November 24) Transfer of AP High Court Judges, Justice Battu Devanand (to Madras High Court) and Justice D. Ramesh (to Allahabad High Court).
Earlier, the Commission had sent a representation to Chief Justice of India DY Chandrachud requesting him to review the recommendation.
A delegation of the Andhra Pradesh Bar Joint Action Committee (JAC) met the Union Law Minister (@KirenRijiju) on Tuesday requesting that the petition be sent to the SC Collegium to review the transfer recommendation of Justices B. Devanand and D. Ramesh. pic.twitter.com/cRperH4nX5
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In the memorandum submitted to the Union Law Minister, the committee expressed its opinion grief SC Collegium’s recommendation to call the same arbitrary in nature and Tarnishing the faith of the independence of the Judiciary.
“We further express our deepest concern regarding the transfer of the Hon’ble Judges of the Andhra Pradesh High Court, as we suspect that the proposed action may be at the heart of the fundamental principles of fairness and reasonableness, and as a result the suspicion and displeasure of the College over the proposed transfer of the Hon’ble Judges, does not seem just, fair and reasonable. everything” says the memorandum.
The commission also stated that the two judges instill confidence in the lawyer to fight to defend the Constitutional values and are one of the reasons why the people of the state have faith in the judiciary. In addition, he questions the fact that judges have always been at the forefront of fundamental rights violations and other violations of the law.
Significantly, the Memorandum also stated that the collegium could recommend the transfer of the two judges. government consideration both are known for their style of giving Justice to the People only on merits, even without seeing the Litiganta’s face.
“Moreover, there have been numerous cases of contempt against the government, where the condemned, being government officials, for the act of the condemned, the Accepted Justice has upheld justice by holding the Government officials in contempt of their own free will. Willful and willful disobedience of the orders of the Supreme Court in some cases, yet their independent and fearless action has now led to the proposed transfer, for which action we express our sincere dismay..”
Finally, considering that the proposed transfers are doing injustice to Judicial Independence and may be a threat to other judges sitting on the Benches of the Andhra Pradesh High Court, the committee has opposed the Union Act. For the Minister to refer his request to the Supreme Court so that the recommendations can be reviewed.
The JAC representatives who met with the Minister of Law on Tuesday are: Advocates Sravan Kumar, KM Krishna Reddy, Nagaraju, Srinivasa Rao and Subba Rao.