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Judiciary remains a major Brahmin bastion • No SC/ST judge has been elevated to apex court in 7 years

With Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dipak Misra, the nephew of former CJI Ranganath Misra, the Loya case having initially been transferred to Justice Arun Mishra, as well as Bar Council of India (BCI) chairman being Manan Kumar Mishra (and that Narendra Modi’s principal secretary Nripendra Misra had tried to meet the CJI after the rebellion), Ravikiran Shinde argues that the flood of Mishras in the news is a symptom of far too many Brahmins in the legal system and judiciary...

BuzzFeed reported:

One Too Many Mishras: India’s Supreme Court Is A Brahmin Bastion

The answer is an unequivocal yes according to the President of India, Ram Nath Kovind, who spoke just a few months ago about the “unacceptably low representation of traditionally weaker sections such as Other Backward Classes (OBC), Scheduled Castes (SC), and Scheduled Tribes (ST) in the higher judiciary”.

Data maintained by the Union Ministry of Law and Justice shows that the Collegium, which is responsible for elevating judges to the Supreme Court, has not followed any clear pattern in making its decisions. Either by commission or omission, no SC/ST judge has been elevated to the Supreme Court in the last 7 years.


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