First time in India! Homosexual is a High Court Judge! Who is this Saurabh Kirpal? | SC collegium recommends Openly Gay Lawyer Lawyer Saurabh Kirpal for Delhi HC judge

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Updated: Tuesday, November 16, 2021, 11:07 [IST]

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New Delhi: The Supreme Court has recommended the appointment of lawyer Saurabh Kirpal as a Delhi High Court judge. With the recommendation of the Law Ministry, Saurabh Kirpal will become the first gay judge in India.

The apex court collegium has made this recommendation in the name of the unanimous recommendation of the Delhi High Court. The panel, comprising Chief Justice NV Ramana, Justices UU Lalith and AM Khan Wilker, made the recommendation.

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The federal government has rejected his recommendation four times before. This is not to say that Saurabh Kirpal was homosexual.

No resistance

No resistance

The government does not openly oppose or support the idea that he is of the opposite sex. When Saurabh Kirpal’s name was recommended to the judge in 2017, the government did not accept it. No reasons were given then. But when it was recommended again in the following years, the name of Saurabh Kirpal was rejected citing security reasons and espionage reasons.

The reason

The reason

Accordingly, his homosexual relative is a foreign man. Thus the intelligence is opposed to the promotion of his judge. The intelligence report objected to the appointment. Following this, the government did not accept his appointment. But last year the collegium sought further clarification from the government in this regard.

Security

Security

He further added that the partner of the Central Government Saurabh Kirpal was a foreigner. He also works at the Swiss Embassy. The government explained that there was a security problem in appointing him as a judge. The government statement did not state that he was otherwise denying that he was of the same sex.

Recommended again

Recommended again

It is in this context that the Supreme Court collegium has recommended the re-appointment of lawyer Saurabh Kirpal as a Delhi High Court judge. Notably, he is the son of former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court BN Kirpal. He is a law graduate of the University of Oxford and Cambridge. With the recommendation of the Law Ministry, Saurabh Kirpal will become the first gay judge in India.

English summary

Supreme Court collegium recommends Openly Gay Lawyer Lawyer Saurabh Kirpal for Delhi HC judge.

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