New Delhi: The voice of the common man challenging the methods of chief justice Deepak Mishra will no longer be heard in the Supreme Court, in the coming days. Yes, we are talking about the Supreme Court’s Judge, Jasti Chelameswar, who has always kept his decisions in the right of the common people during his tenure.
Justice Chelameswar will retire on Friday. On 12 January this year, Chief Justice Chelameswar, along with the number three judge Justice Ranjan Gogoi, MB Lokur and Kurian Joseph had raised questions over the division of lawsuits. Justice Chelameswar said that everything isn’t going well inside the Supreme Court.
Justice Chelameshwar raised his voice for the rights of citizens
Chief justice Chelameshwar took several important decisions while in office. Justice Chalameshwar was one among the 9 judges committee, who had said that citizens under Article 21 of the Constitution have the right to privacy. He was also in the Constitution bench of the 5 judges who cancelled the National Judicial Appointment Commission for the appointment of judges. However, Justice Chelameswar had then said that the method of appointment of judges is old and the commission should be appointed. Justice Chelameswar was also on that bench, which cancelled Section 66A of the IT Act. Under this section, there was a provision for immediate arrest of those who were posting derogatory remark on social media. Justice Chelameswar had said that it was seizing the basic rights of citizens.
Justice Chelameswar has a flawless tenure
Justice Chelameshwar’s record is impeccable. Born on June 23, 1953 in Pedda Muttevi village in Krishna district of Andhra Pradesh, Chelameswar studied at Hindu High School of Machilipatnam. After that he graduated in Physics from Loyola College, then Madras (now Chennai). He secured a degree in Law from Andhra University, Visakhapatnam in 1976.
Justice Chelameswar’s Tenure from 1995 to 2018
Justice Chelameshwar was regarded as a Senior Advocate in 1995. On October 13, he was made Additional Advocate General of Andhra Pradesh. He was made Additional Judge on June 23 in the Andhra Pradesh High Court. On 17th May 1999, he was made a full-fledged judge. On May 3, 2007, he was appointed as the Chief Justice of the Guwahati High Court. He became Chief Justice on March 17, 2010 in the Kerala High Court. On October 10, 2011, he was made the judge of the Supreme Court.