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Telangana Lawyers Wrote Letter to President to Restrain Transfer of Andhra Pradesh Judges to Telangana HC

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Paridhi Arya

Published on April 20, 2022 at 14:30 IST

A letter was written by Joint Action Committee (JAC) to the President Ram Nath Kovind regarding Transfer of Judges made from Andhra Pradesh High Court to Telangana and expressing the tension that such actions destroy the opportunities for Local Judicial Officers.

The letter pointed out that already nine judges in Telangana High Court are from Andhra Pradesh with one newly transferred Female Judge.

“We want the Centre to immediately send her back to Andhra Pradesh and stop further Transfers of Andhra Judges to Telangana, as it would hurt the sentiments of the Telangana Legal Fraternity. This might lead to a third Telangana Agitation,” convenor of JAC M Rajender Reddy said.

When there was Andhra Pradesh Cadre since then the Legal Fraternity of Telangana facing Injustice but now also after Bifurcation the situation is same.

“The strength of the judges of Telangana High Court has gone up to 42. But in a planned manner, Judges are being sent to Telangana High Court,” the Joint Action Committee said in the letter.

“During the bifurcation of the combined state, many Districts’ Judges belonging to Andhra Pradesh opted for Telangana Cadre and eight of them were elevated as High Court Judges. We, the Telangana Advocates, never protested as we treated them as Telangana cadre,” he said.

Many Advocates had started practicing in Telangana High Court after the woman judge of Andhra Pradesh transferred to Telangana this is stress for the Advocates of Telangana Fraternity point by Joint Action Committee.

“We have come to know that some more Judges from Andhra Pradesh are being transferred to Telangana, and some more Senior Judges from Telangana are likely to be transferred to other states.”

“For the last seven decades, the Telangana Advocates have been deprived of their Rights and are not getting their share in the appointment of High Court Judges, particularly from Other Backward Class, Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes and minority sections,” the Joint Action Committee leader said.

In the letter to President, Joint Action Committee demanded that transfer of Judges from Andhra Pradesh to Telangana should be restrained for two years.