Local Bar Associations To Abstain From Work Supporting Madras High Court Chief Justice
Local bar associations on Saturday decided to abstain from work on Sept. 10 in support of Madras High Court Chief Justice Vijaya K Tahilramani, who has resigned, days after the Supreme Court Collegium declined her request for reconsideration of transfer to Meghalaya.
Leaders of the associations stated this after meeting former president of the Madras High Court Advocates Association, G Mohanakrishnan, in Chennai on Saturday.
The MHAA will hold a meeting today and take a decision on whether to abstain from the high court on Sept. 10, Mohanakrishnan said.
The collegium, headed by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi, had recommended transfer of Justice Tahilramani, who was elevated as the high court’s chief justice on Aug. 8 last year, to the Meghalaya High Court.
It had recommended her transfer on Aug. 28, after which she had made a representation requesting it to reconsider the proposal.
She had protested against the collegium’s decision to not consider her request against transferring her to the Meghalaya High Court.
The apex court collegium comprising Justice SA Bobde, Justice NV Ramana, Justice Arun Mishra and Justice RF Nariman had recommended that Meghalaya High Court Chief Justice Justice AK Mittal be transferred to the Madras High Court.