Lawyer Lekshmana Chandra Victoria Gowri was being sworn in as an additional judge of the Madras High Court today, the Supreme Court dismissed petitions against her elevation as a judge. The petitioners had cited Ms Gowri's alleged hate speech against Muslims and Christians, arguing it made her unfit to take the oath.
The oath ceremony started while the Supreme Court hearing was still underway. "We are not entertaining the writ petitions. Reasons will follow," a special bench comprising Justices Sanjiv Khanna and Bhushan Ramkrishna Gavai said
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