Not only in lifting the ban on Section 377 and decriminalizing the gay relationship but time and again he has delivered some of the historical verdicts. Chief Justice Dipak Misra started his practice with the Orissa High Court. He was appointed as Additional Judge of the Orissa High Court on January 17, 1996.
The 21st CJI of India who acted on the basis of evidence , witnesses, statements , laws , constitution, procedures , processes , instruments, morality , reasoning , calculated circumstances & situations.
Odisha Shines brings you some of the historical decisions By Chief Justice Of India Dipak Misra.
1> One of the most horrific incident ever happened in the capital, the Nirbhaya gangrape case. He had articulated the judgment upholding the death sentence of four convicts in the December 2012 Nirbhaya gangrape case. Justice Misra authoring the judgment had said: “If ever a case called for hanging, this was it.”
2> Justice Misra led the bench which dismissed the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts convict Yakub Memon’s appeal to stop his execution. “if we have to stay the death warrant it would be a travesty of justice. We do not find any merit in the writ petition”. Hardly any hours after the fact, Memon was hanged!
3>Justice Misra that settled the 120 year old dispute over the Cauvery river, also called the Ganga of the South and considered to be the lifeline for Tamil Nadu and Karnataka. He said “Rivers are a national resource and not the property of any State.”
4>His decision on Kerala Muslim convert girl Hadiya with Shafin Jahan in the so-called love-jihad case. Where he rejected the case by saying “Right to marry a person of one’s choice is integral to right to life.”
5>He was also part of the Bench of the Supreme Court’s seven senior-most judges who convicted then Calcutta High Court judge C. S. Karnan of contempt of court and sentenced him to six months’ imprisonment. He is the first sitting judge to be jailed.
6>He was likewise among the judges who said it later “People do not need to stand up at a cinema hall to be perceived as patriotic,” the court said, including that it “cannot be assumed that if a person does not stand up for national anthem, then he is less patriotic”.
With just 20 working days left in the term of Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra, he has to give verdict in the most controversial case of Babri Masjid & Ram Mandir dispute.
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