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Caste-wise list of SC/HC judge out, debate on ‘caste discrimination’ in Judiciary intensified

People are opposing caste domination with hashtags like #SaveJudiciaryFromBrahminism on social media.

After Supreme Court lawyer Nitin Meshram published the diversity report/caste & gender composition of Supreme Court Judges last week and similar report on the 25 Chief justice of all High Courts of India yesterday, the systemic exclusion of OBC/SC/STs in the appointment of judges in the Supreme Court and High Courts came up for the public discussion. People are raising voice on why OBC-SC-STs are being discriminated and consciously excluded in appointment of judges of Constitutional courts. People are saying this is not only against the spirit of the constitution but the very guarantee of equality and non discrimination enshrined in the constitution. People have been opposing caste domination with hashtags like #SaveJudiciaryFromBrahminism on social media.

Meshram yesterday tweeted ‘Out of 25 Chief Justices of 25 High Courts are Brahmin-4,  Bhumihar-2, Nair-2, Kayastha-4, Vaishya-5 (Mittal-2, Khatri-2, Maheshwari-1),  Kshatriya/Rajput-1, Shudra -1, OBC-1, SC-2, ST-0, Muslim-2, Lingayat-1, Christian-0 and Women-1’

According to Nitin Meshram’s tweet there are total 31 judges in the Supreme Court, including Chief Justice Of India. Out of these 31 judges Brahmins – 12, Vaishya – 6 (Khatri-2, Parsi-1,  Other Vaishya-3), Kayastha – 4 (Kamma-2, Maratha-1, Reddy-1), OBC – 2, Christian-1, Muslim-1, SC-1, ST-0 and Women-2.

Sweden’s Uppsala University’s Professor  Ashok Swain tweeted about this ‘Brahmins are 4% of India’s population, but 40% of India’s total number of Supreme Court judges. Muslims are 14% of India’s population only 3% of SC judges, Dalits are 17% of India’s population only 3% of SC judges & Scheduled Tribes are 9% of India’s population & NO SC judges’


In this way, the public is asking questions on non-equality in the justice system of the country, why only people of few castes are becoming judges? Some people are blaming the collegium system as well. The All India Confederation has said It is as if only eucalyptus trees are planted in the entire forest’.

The demand for equal representation in the judiciary has been arising for a long time. The constitutional body, the National Commission for Scheduled Castes, has recommended that there should be reservation in the judiciary. The Commission has a clear belief that representation of all social groups in the judiciary without reservation is not possible.

Two parliamentary committees set up by the Parliament – the Kadia Munda Committee and the Nichiappan Committee have also expressed concern over the lack of representation of the deprived sections in the judiciary. Modi government has also said that it is in favour of reservation in judiciary but till now no substantive work has been done in this regard.

15 March 2019 – Advocate Nitin Meshram organised a solo cycle march against caste/race based exclusion of Sc-St-OBCs in appointment of Judges of India’s Supreme Court & it’s 25 High Courts.

No Dalit judge has been become Chief Justice of India since Justice KG Balakrishnan, there is still only one Dalit judge in the Supreme Court. People are blaming the collegium system for appointing judges for this inequality. The judiciary’s uncle judge culture is already infamous because of collegium.

The demand of All India Judicial services has also been in full swing for a long time so that the appointment process of judges can be improved. As well as the Judicial Service Commission. It is believed that on the formation of the All India Judicial Service mentioned in Article-312 of the Constitution, the Government will have to implement the provision of reservation made in Article-16 of the Constitution, so that SC-ST-OBC representation will be ensured in the entire judiciary.

In an exclusive talk with The Shudra Former judge of Calcutta High Court Justice Karnan, who was sentenced to six months of imprisonment by the Supreme Court, holding him guilty of Contempt of Court, said that ‘SC-ST and OBC communities are not represented in the judiciary so reservation in judiciary should be implemented’ (Watch Interview)

The Indian constitution talks about diversity, social justice, and every section of society to take along, in such a situation the question arises that why should not everyone be represented in the justice system of the country?

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