CJI DY Chandrachud came to the rescue of advocate Saurabh Kripal, said this on sexual orientation
Chief Justice DY Chandrachud said that sexual orientation does not affect a person’s professional choices. He has defended Saurabh Kripal.
Supreme Court Chief Justice DY Chandrachud has once again defended the collegium system. He said that every system is not perfect, but this is the best system which has been prepared by the judiciary. Speaking at an event, the CJI said that he also defended the appointment of a gay lawyer as a judge. He said that the gender preference a person has has nothing to do with his or her decision as a judge, nor does it affect that person’s ability as a judge.
In fact, the Supreme Court has recommended for the second time the appointment of senior advocate Saurabh Kripal as a judge of the Delhi High Court, a controversy has arisen regarding this. But Justice DY Chandrachud has defended this decision. He said that what is the sexual orientation of a person does not affect that person’s judicial capacity. It is true that one cannot make every aspect of one’s personal life public.
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The CJI said that the candidate you are talking about (Saurabh Kripal), whatever was said about him in the IB report is already in the public domain. He has publicly spoken about his sexual orientation in the past as well. So when IB raised questions about this, it was already known. We are not making public the details of the IB report. We cannot make public what is in the IB report, one can say that if we make it public, you may put the source of this information in jeopardy. This is a matter related to national security, someone’s life can be in danger.
Sexual orientation is mentioned in the IB report, about which everyone is aware. We have said in the resolution that the sexual orientation of a person does not affect the professional life of that person. Tell that in the month of January, the Supreme Court collegium had said that Saurabh Kripal was recommended to be made a judge of the Delhi High Court on November 11, 2021, but the central government rejected it.
CJI DY Chandrachud defends Advocate Saurabh Kripal recommendation