Justice Pushpa Ganediwala who was under the public eye for her controversial skin to skin POCSO judgements has found some support from the Advocates practicing in Nagpur Bench of the Bombay High Court.
A group of lawyers has requested the Supreme Court reconsider its decision to withdraw recommendation for making Justice Ganediwala a permanent judge of the Bombay High Court.
The lawyers have taken signatures from members of the District Bar Association and from members of the High Court Bar Association, which will then be sent to CJI SA Bobde, PM Modi, and President Kovind.
The Collegium led by CJI decided to withdraw their recommendation on 28th January after controversial judgements made by Justice Ganediwala. The very same Collegium had recommended her name for elevation 20th January before the publication of the controversial judgements.
Lawyers supporting Justice Ganediwala have clarified that they are not supporting the Judge’s views; however, they believed that the Collegium overreacted to the news.