A delegation of the Madras High Court Advocates Association on Wednesday met the Chief Justice of India P. Sathasivam and represented to recall the list sent by the High Court collegium for appointment of Judges to the High Court.
They urged that the selection be broad-based and must reflect all sections of society and adequate representation be ensured for every community.
After an hour-long meeting in which Supreme Court judges Ibrahim Kalifulla and C. Nagappan were also present, MHAA president R.C. Paul Kanagaraj and Tamil Nadu Advocates Association president S. Prabhakaran told The Hindu that the meeting was very positive. The CJI listened to their problems patiently and had agreed to consider the demand positively after the list was received from the Union Law Ministry.
The delegation earlier met Union Law Minister Kapil Sibal and gave a similar representation.
Meanwhile, the Forum for Integrity in Governance in a memorandum to the President Pranab Mukherjee and the CJI said “the controversy over the appointment of 12 judges in the Madras High Court is degenerating into something bizarre.
This sorry state is not confined only to Madras High Court, but applies to almost all High Courts in the country.
The signatories led by convener M.G. Devasahayam and 44 others said “these 45 vacancies, if filled now with wrong persons will cause damage to the legal system and administration of justice for several years.