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SURYA KANT

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SURYA KANT LAW INSIDER

SURYA KANT LAW INSIDER

Judge of Supreme Court of India

NAME –Surya Kant

PROFESSION- Indian Jurist

BORN – 10/02/1962

PLACE OF BIRTH – Hisar, Haryana

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EDUCATION – BA, LLB, LLM

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SPECIALISATION – Constitutional and Civil law

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BACKGROUND –

Surya Kant is a Judge at the Supreme Court of India, who was was born in the Haryana village of Petwar in the Hisar district in 1962 to a poor farmer’s family.

In 1981, he graduated from Government Post Graduate College, Hisar, and in 1984, he received his LL. B from Maharishi Dayanand University, Rohtak. In 2011, he received First Class First in his LL.M from Kurukshetra University in Kurukshetra.

CAREER TIMELINE –

1984- Started his Law practice in Hisar district court

1985- Shifted his practice to Punjab and Haryana High Court

7th July, 2000- Appointed as Advocate General of Haryana

2004- Elevation as an Hon’ble Judge of Punjab and Haryana High Court

2007-2011- Member of the National Legal Services Authority

5th October 2018 – Appointed as Chief Justice of the Himachal Pradesh High Court

24th May 2019- Took oath as a judge of the Supreme Court of India

LAND MARK JUDGEMENT-

Shah Faesal v. Union of India –

A Full Judge Constitution bench of NV Ramana, SK Kaul, R. Subhash Reddy, BR Gavai, and Surya Kant heard a writ petition filed under Article 32 of the Constitution of India relating to two Constitution Orders issued by the President of India in exercise of his powers under Article 370 of the Constitution of India. The Court observed that “Judgments cannot be interpreted in a vacuum, separate from their facts and context. Observations made in a judgment cannot be selectively picked in order to give them a particular meaning.”

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