Sudhanshu Dhulia, Jamshed Burjor Pardiwala take oath as Supreme Court judges

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President Ram Nath Kovind has appointed Chief Justice of Gauhati High Court Justice Sudhanshu Dhulia and Gujarat High Court Judge Justice Jamshed Burjor Pardiwala as Supreme Court judges.

  • Justice Dhulia took oath first and then Justice Pardiwala took oath.

  • These judges would be 33 and 34, filling the number of sanctioned judicial posts of the court.

  • Justice Dhulia is the second judge to be elevated from the Uttarakhand High Court.

  • Justice Dhulia was elevated as a judge of the High Court of Uttarakhand in November 2008.

  • He later became the Chief Justice of the Gauhati High Court on January 10, 2021.

  • Justice Pardiwala will be the sixth member of the Parsi community to become a Supreme Court judge.

  • His father, Burjor Kawasji Pardiwala, had served as the Speaker of the Seventh Legislative Assembly of Gujarat apart from being a lawyer.

  • The President appointed the two judges on May 7 within days of the Supreme Court collegium's recommendation last week.

  • Along with Justices Dhulia and Pardiwala, the Ramana Collegium has appointed a total of 11 judges to the Supreme Court with effect from August 2021.

  • Of the 11 judges, Justice B.V. Nagarathna, is in line to be the first woman Chief Justice of India, albeit for 36 days, in 2027.

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