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Justice UU Lalit, in line to develop into subsequent CJI, a part of landmark judgements together with triple talaq

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Justice UU Lalit, in line to become next CJI, part of landmark judgements including triple talaq

By PTI

NEW DELHI: Senior-most choose of the Supreme Court Justice U U Lalit, who’s in line to develop into the following Chief Justice of India (CJI), has been a part of a number of landmark judgements together with the one which held the observe of divorce by way of instantaneous ‘triple talaq’ amongst Muslims unlawful and unconstitutional.

If appointed, Justice Lalit will develop into the second CJI who was instantly elevated to the apex court docket Bench from the Bar.

Justice S M Sikri, who turned the thirteenth CJI in January 1971, was the primary lawyer to be elevated on to the highest court docket bench in March 1964.

Justice Lalit is in line to develop into the forty ninth CJI of India on August 27, a day after incumbent Justice N V Ramana demits the workplace.

Justice Lalit, who was a famend senior advocate, was appointed a choose of the Supreme Court on August 13, 2014.

He has since been concerned in supply of a number of landmark judgements of the apex court docket.

One of the path-breaking verdicts was the August 2017 judgement by a five-judge structure bench which by a 3-2 majority dominated the observe of divorce by way of instantaneous ‘triple talaq’ as “void”, “illegal” and “unconstitutional”.

While then Chief Justice J S Khehar and Justice S Abdul Nazeer had been in favour of placing on maintain the judgement for six months and asking the federal government to return out with a legislation to that impact, Justices Kurian Joseph, R F Nariman and U U Lalit held the observe as violative of the Constitution.

Justices Khehar, Joseph and Nariman have since retired.

In one other vital judgement, a bench headed by Justice Lalit had dominated the erstwhile royal household of Travancore has the administration proper over the historic Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple in Kerala, one of many richest shrines, holding that the rule of “heritability must get attached to a right of Shebait” (servitor) of the temple.

The bench had allowed the attraction of the authorized heirs of Uthradam Thirunal Marthanda Varma, the youthful brother of the final ruler, Sree Chithira Thirunal Balarama Varma, setting apart the Kerala High Court’s 2011 verdict which directed the state authorities to arrange a belief to take management of the administration and belongings of the temple.

A bench headed by Justice U U Lalit had dominated that touching sexual components of a kid’s physique or any act involving bodily contact with ‘sexual intent’ quantities to ‘sexual assault’ underneath part 7 of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act as an important ingredient is sexual intent and never skin-to-skin contact.

Quashing the controversial ‘skin-to-skin’ judgements of the Bombay High Court in two circumstances underneath the POCSO Act, the bench had mentioned the excessive court docket erred in holding that there was no offence since there was no direct ‘skin-to-skin’ contact with sexual intent.

The excessive court docket had held that no offence of sexual assault underneath the POCSO Act was made out if there was no direct skin-to-skin contact between an accused and sufferer.

Born on November 9, 1957, Justice Lalit had enrolled as an advocate in June 1983 and practised within the Bombay High Court until December 1985.

He shifted his observe to Delhi in January 1986, and in April 2004, he was designated as a senior advocate by the apex court docket.

He was appointed a particular public prosecutor for the CBI to conduct trial within the 2G spectrum allocation case.

Justice Lalit is because of retire on November 8, 2022.

NEW DELHI: Senior-most choose of the Supreme Court Justice U U Lalit, who’s in line to develop into the following Chief Justice of India (CJI), has been a part of a number of landmark judgements together with the one which held the observe of divorce by way of instantaneous ‘triple talaq’ amongst Muslims unlawful and unconstitutional.

If appointed, Justice Lalit will develop into the second CJI who was instantly elevated to the apex court docket Bench from the Bar.

Justice S M Sikri, who turned the thirteenth CJI in January 1971, was the primary lawyer to be elevated on to the highest court docket bench in March 1964.

Justice Lalit is in line to develop into the forty ninth CJI of India on August 27, a day after incumbent Justice N V Ramana demits the workplace.

Justice Lalit, who was a famend senior advocate, was appointed a choose of the Supreme Court on August 13, 2014.

He has since been concerned in supply of a number of landmark judgements of the apex court docket.

One of the path-breaking verdicts was the August 2017 judgement by a five-judge structure bench which by a 3-2 majority dominated the observe of divorce by way of instantaneous ‘triple talaq’ as “void”, “illegal” and “unconstitutional”.

While then Chief Justice J S Khehar and Justice S Abdul Nazeer had been in favour of placing on maintain the judgement for six months and asking the federal government to return out with a legislation to that impact, Justices Kurian Joseph, R F Nariman and U U Lalit held the observe as violative of the Constitution.

Justices Khehar, Joseph and Nariman have since retired.

In one other vital judgement, a bench headed by Justice Lalit had dominated the erstwhile royal household of Travancore has the administration proper over the historic Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple in Kerala, one of many richest shrines, holding that the rule of “heritability must get attached to a right of Shebait” (servitor) of the temple.

The bench had allowed the attraction of the authorized heirs of Uthradam Thirunal Marthanda Varma, the youthful brother of the final ruler, Sree Chithira Thirunal Balarama Varma, setting apart the Kerala High Court’s 2011 verdict which directed the state authorities to arrange a belief to take management of the administration and belongings of the temple.

A bench headed by Justice U U Lalit had dominated that touching sexual components of a kid’s physique or any act involving bodily contact with ‘sexual intent’ quantities to ‘sexual assault’ underneath part 7 of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act as an important ingredient is sexual intent and never skin-to-skin contact.

Quashing the controversial ‘skin-to-skin’ judgements of the Bombay High Court in two circumstances underneath the POCSO Act, the bench had mentioned the excessive court docket erred in holding that there was no offence since there was no direct ‘skin-to-skin’ contact with sexual intent.

The excessive court docket had held that no offence of sexual assault underneath the POCSO Act was made out if there was no direct skin-to-skin contact between an accused and sufferer.

Born on November 9, 1957, Justice Lalit had enrolled as an advocate in June 1983 and practised within the Bombay High Court until December 1985.

He shifted his observe to Delhi in January 1986, and in April 2004, he was designated as a senior advocate by the apex court docket.

He was appointed a particular public prosecutor for the CBI to conduct trial within the 2G spectrum allocation case.

Justice Lalit is because of retire on November 8, 2022.