Lawyer Lekshmana Chandra Victoria Gowri was appointed to the higher judiciary and took an oath of office as the additional judge of Madras High Court. Lakshmana Chandra Victoria Gowri faced opposition from a section of the legal fraternity to her following their usual practice.
It included reading out the Warrant of Appointment issued by the President, Gowri was administered the oath of office by Acting Chief Justice of Madras High Court Justice T Raja. Besides Gowri, four others also took oath as additional judges of the High Court.
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Lawyer Victoria Gowri Sworn in as Madras High Court Judge- Key Points
- The Supreme Court refused to entertain a plea seeking to restrain lawyer Lekshmana Chandra Victoria Gowri from taking oath as a judge of the Madras High Court.
- A special bench comprising Justices Sanjiv Khanna and B R Gavai informed that the court is not entertaining the writ petition.
- A bench headed by Chief Justice D Y Chandrachud had in the forenoon put the plea of three Madras HC lawyers opposing the appointment of Gowri for hearing on February 10 but later advanced it to February 7 after senior advocate Raju Ramachandran again mentioned it.
- The petitioner lawyers, Anna Mathew, Sudha Ramalingam, and D Nagasaila, in their plea, referred to the alleged hate speeches made by Gowri against Muslims and Christians.