CHENNAI: Justice S Tamilvanan of Madras High Court, who retired on Friday, has stressed the need for providing social justice to all.
Accepting the felicitations from the bench and the bar at the farewell ceremony, the outgoing judge said unless a conducive atmosphere was created, by providing reasonable opportunity to all sections of the people, nobody could imagine anything on the implementation of fundamental rights, especially equality and equal protection before law, as enshrined under Article 14 of the Constitution.
Saying that Chief Justice SK Kaul was hard working in safeguarding the interest of all, Justice Tamilvanan made an earnest appeal to him and the collegium of judges, to consider social justice. “It cannot be disputed that there should be no caste based elevation. However, to maintain social Justice, it is essentially needed to provide adequate representation for the downtrodden, other backward classes and women in the case of elevation of Judges,’’ the judge said.
Earlier, the members of the Bar bade farewell to the judge. With his retirement, the strength of the Bench has come down to 36 judges.