Who are the four Supreme Court judges calling out to protect judiciary? Here's all you need to know

Profile of the four senior Justices of the Supreme Court who called a press conference to point out certain things that they feel are not in the order with the apex court.

Published: 12th January 2018 02:04 PM  |   Last Updated: 12th January 2018 08:00 PM   |  A+A-

Supreme Court judge Jasti Chelameswar along with justice Ranjan Gogoi Madan Lokur and Kurian Joseph. | PTI

By Online Desk

In an extraordinary event in the Indian judiciary's history, four senior Justices from the Supreme Court called a press conference to point out certain things that they feel are not in order with the apex court.

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So, who are these four judges calling out to protect judiciary? Here are short profiles about them:

Justice Jasti Chelameswar

  • Justice Jasti Chelameswar was born on 23 June 1953.

  • He had his earlier education up to Class 12 at Hindu High School at Machilipatnam in Andhra Pradesh's Krishna District and Graduated in Science (Physics) at Madras Loyola College.

  • He further Graduated in Law from the Visakhapatnam-based Andhra University in 1976.

  • Chalameswar served as the Additional Judge of the Andhra Pradesh High Court. Later, he became the Chief Justice of the Guwahati High Court in 2007.

  • He was later transferred as the Chief Justice of the Kerala High Court.

  • He was elevated as a Supreme Court Judge on 10th October 2011. He is due to retire on 22 June this year.

Justice Ranjan Gogoi

  • Justice Ranjan Gogoi was born on 18 November 1954.

  • He was enrolled at the Bar in 1978 and practised at the Gauhati High Court, in which he was made a Permanent Judge on 28 February 2001. 

  • In October 2018, He is in line to become the Chief Justice of India succeeding Justice Dipak Misra, as the senior most judge of the Supreme Court.

  • He will be the first judge from Northeast to hold the post.

  • He was elevated as the apex court judge on 23 April 2012.

  • He is due to retire on 17 November 2019.

  • His father Keshab Chandra Gogoi was a former Chief Minister of Assam.

Justice Madan Bhimarao Lokur 

  • Justice Madan Bhimrao Lokur was born on 31 December 1953.

  • He was educated in New Delhi's Modern School.

  • He later attended St. Stephen's Collegiate, Allahabad for ISC examination.

  • He graduated in History (Hons.) from St. Stephen's College, under Delhi University.

  • He obtained his law degree from the same university's Faculty of Law.

  • He was elevated as Judge of the Supreme Court on 4 June 2012.

  • He is due to retire on 30 December 2018.

Justice Kurian Joseph

  • Justice Kurian Joseph was born on 30 November 1953. 

  • He was educated at St Joseph's UP School, Chengal, Kalady, St Sebastian's High School, Kanjoor, Bharatha Matha College, Thrikkakara, Sree Sankara College and Kerala Law Academy in Trivandrum.

  • Joseph began his legal career in 1979 in the High Court of Kerala.

  • In 2000, Joseph was appointed as a judge of the Kerala High Court. 

  • In February 2010, he was elevated as Chief Justice of the Himachal Pradesh High Court.

  • On 8 March 2013, he became a judge of Supreme Court of India.

  • He is due to retire on 29 November 2018.

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