Five of them have served at Allahabad High Court and four at Madras High Court. Among the 25, there are two Muslims – Sibghatullah Khan (Allahabad High Court) and Muzaffar Hussain Attar (J&K High Court).
NEW DELHI – The Supreme Court of India has designated 25 former Chief Justices/Judges of the High Courts as Senior Advocates. The full court of the apex court had a meeting for this purpose on 6th September. Ten of them retired in 2017 and five in 2018.
Commenting on the development, senior advocate and former Additional Solicitor General of India, Indira Jaising said young deserving lawyers should have been given priority.
“While anxious and young deserving lawyers wait for their designation, former judges get priority. While we don’t grudge former judges being designated, spare a thought for practising lawyers who have waited long enough for this recognition, we need to encourage young talent,” tweeted Indira Jaising.