Justice Uday Umesh Lalit was on Wednesday appointed as the 49th Chief Justice of India after President Droupadi Murmu signed his warrant of appointment.
Justice Uday will assume charge on 27 August after incumbent N V Ramana demits office the day before.
“In exercise of the powers conferred by clause (2) of Article 124 of the Constitution of India, the President is pleased to appoint Shri Justice Uday Umesh Lalit, judge of the Supreme Court, to be the Chief Justice of India with effect from 27 August, 2022,” a notification issued by the Indian law ministry said.
Legal experts are not sure whether Justice Uday Umesh Lalit will decide on the petitions challenging the unconstitutional and illegal revocation of the special status of Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir by the Modi regime on August 5, 2019 or will delay the matter like his predecessor Justice N V Ramana for an indefinite period.
The experts urged Justice Lalit to undo the unconstitutional actions of the BJP government on Kashmir and get his name written in the judicial history of India as an upright judge during his brief tenure. He will turn 65 on 8 November when he demits office.
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