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Thursday, February 27, 2020

Justice ordered against hate speech faces result of transfer move

By on Thursday, February 27, 2020

 NK Dutt;New Delhi
Justice, S Murlidhar, has been transferred to the high court of Punjab and Haryana. Justice Muralidhar is the judge of High Court Delhi who had reprimanded the Union Government and Delhi Police over the violence in Delhi this week.He had ordered to lodge the FIR against their hate speeches by the BJP leaders; namely, Kapil Mishra, Anurag Thakur, and Praveh Varma. This violence left dead 27 people.
Justice Murlidhar had heard for the spread violence in Delhi and its victims’ treatment in his home late night on Tuesday this week. He had ordered to Delhi police to provide the security to rush the injured victims from the small hospitals of the prone areas to the other areas hospitals.
According to report, the SC collegiums had recommended the transfer of S Murlidhar J. on Feb 12 this month; the notification has been issued in this connection on Wednesday this week. It said that President Ramnath Kovind has taken this decision after talking over with Chief Justice of Supreme Court Sharad Arvind Bobde.
After the recommendation of collegium, Bar Association of Delhi High Court had gone on strike against this decision on Feb 20. It had protested the transfer of Murlidhar J. by passing a resolution. it says that the way a senior judge is being transferred is not correct. According to BBC, Mohit Mathur, Bar Association’s President, stated, “Justice Murlidhar is on 3rd place in seniority list of Delhi High Court. If a senior most Judge is transferred, you ought to transfer him by making Chief Justice of any state, but you are sending him on same post.”
The Congress has also put the central government in the dock on the transfer of Justice Muralidhar. Party leader Randeep Surjewala said that as a bench headed by Justice Muralidhar held the BJP leaders and the government responsible for the violence in Delhi, he was transferred from the Delhi High Court in the same night. Would that god, they could have caught the miscreants with this intensity. So hasty could they catch the rioters.