The Supreme Court Collegium has again sent its recommendation to appoint Saurabh Kirpal as a judge of the Delhi High Court.
The Central Government has already rejected the recommendation related to Saurabh Kripal once.
Saurabh Kripal is gay and his partner is abroad. The government refused to be a foreign partner.
New Delhi. The Supreme Court Collegium has sent a recommendation to the Center reiterating its recommendation to appoint Saurabh Kirpal as a judge of the Delhi High Court. The Collegium says that every person has the right to have sexual orientation according to his mind. Due to the openness of Saurabh Kripal regarding his sexual orientation, his candidature as a judge cannot be ruled out. Apart from this, the collegium said that Saurabh Kripal’s behavior has always been excellent and his appointment as a judge will increase diversity in the bench.
Saurabh Kripal’s partner is foreign
The collegium also says that the partners of many people holding constitutional posts have been foreign nationals. In such a situation, there is no justification for rejecting his name because of being a foreign partner. Please tell that Saurabh Kripal, son of former CJI BN Kripal, is gay (gay) and his partner is a Swiss citizen. The Supreme Court collegium said that the proposal for appointment of Saurabh Kripal as a High Court judge has been pending for more than five years, which needs to be expedited.
The central government has already rejected Saurabh Kirpal’s recommendation.
Let us inform that the Central Government has already rejected the recommendation of Saurabh Kripal’s name. According to the existing rule, the government can reject the recommendation of the collegium only once. If the collegium has sent a recommendation for the second time, the government has no option but to accept it. Although that recommendation can be delayed for a long time. Efforts are on to make Saurabh Kripal a judge of the Delhi High Court since the year 2017.
Saurabh Kirpal was recommended for the first defeat in the year 2017.
For the first time in the year 2017, the collegium of Delhi High Court had recommended making Saurabh Kripal a judge. But the IB report was against Saurabh. That’s why the matter could not be made. Saurabh’s foreign partner was cited as the reason in the IB report. The Supreme Court Collegium was so adamant on the name of Saurabh Kripal that despite the IB report, in March 2021, the then Justice SA Bobde wrote a letter to the government requesting further clarification about Saurabh. But in reply to the CJI, the government repeated the point about Saurabh’s foreign partner.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : January 19, 2023, 18:37 IST