[dropcap]A[/dropcap]FTER the Supreme Court Collegium declined to entertain Justice Vijaya K Tahilramani’s request to reconsider her transfer to the Meghalaya High Court, a group of advocates of Madras High Court and subordinate courts have urged the Collegium to reconsider its decision.
Justice Tahilramani had indicated on September 6 night during a dinner hosted at the Tamil Nadu State Judicial Academy that she was contemplating resignation. The Supreme Court Collegium had recently proposed to swap chief justices of two High Courts – Meghalaya and Madras. The Madras High Court is one of the oldest and the fourth largest in the country whereas the Meghalaya High Court is among the smallest.
In letter addressed to the judges of the apex court, the advocates said: “We request the Supreme Court to reconsider the transfer and ensure that the confidence of the Bar and Bench and litigant public doesn’t get further eroded.”