Arguing social justice ..
Just want to record this tidbit in the context of the ongoing ruckus in Madras High Court regarding shortlist of additional judges.
Since Justice Prakash belongs to Brahmin community, it may not be proper to argue social justice before the bench.
This followed a ‘memo’ presented by S. Prabakaran, counsel for R. Gandhi, seeking change of bench because one of the judges on the present bench, Justice P. N. Prakash is a Brahmin and the..
This is the first instance where a judge has had to recuse himself or herself from a case owing to a lack of jurisdiction across communal lines. A logical progression of this is that “social justice” cases affecting inside groups cannot be fairly heard by judges belonging to outside groups.
We just dropped 10 rungs on the 20 rung rule of law ladder.
Justice PN Prakash was earlier opposed due to being from Kerala