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A. M. KHANWILKAR

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Published On: January 05, 2021 at 18:30 IST

Judge of Supreme Court of India

NAME – Ajay Manikrao Khanwilkar

PROFESSION- Lawyer

BORN – 30/07/1957

PLACE OF BIRTH – Pune, India.

FATHER’S NAME – N/A

MOTHER’S NAME – N/A

SPOUSE – N/A

SIBLINGS – N/A

CHILDREN – N/A

EDUCATION – B.Com from Mulund College of Commerce, Mumbai.

L.L.B. from K.C. Law College, Mumbai.

AWARDS – No

SPECIALISATION- No

COMMITTEE/ PANEL HEADED- No

BACKGROUND –Ajay Manikrao Khanwilkar (born 30 July 1957) is a Judge of the Supreme Court of India and the former Chief Justice of Madhya Pradesh High Court and Himachal Pradesh High Court.

 He was enrolled as Advocate on 10 February 1982. He joined the chamber of Advocate Prafulachandra M Pradhan at Mulund. He practiced on Civil, Criminal and Constitutional sides before the Subordinate Courts, Tribunals and High Court of Judicature at Bombay on the Appellate side and original side. He also practiced exclusively in the Supreme Court of India from July 1984. He was appointed as Additional Judge of the Bombay High Court on 29 March 2000 and confirmed as permanent Judge on 8 April 2002.

CAREER TIMELINE- 1982: Enrolled as Advocate.

2000-2013- Judge of Bombay High Court.

April 2013- November 2013- CJ of Himachal Pradesh High Court.

2013-2016- CJ of Madhya Pradesh High Court.

2016- Judge of Supreme Court of India.

LANDMARK JUDGEMENTS-

  • Social Action Forum for Manav Adhikar Vs Union of India Writ Petition (Civil) No. 73 Of 2015

The petitioners contended that the legislative intent behind Section 498-A of IPC is being diluted due to the absence of any uniform system of monitoring and systematic review of violence against women. The rigour of the Section is being lost because of certain qualifications and restrictions prescribed by the judiciary including that in Rajesh Sharma case.

  • Kaaviyaa Nakkiran Vs State of Tamil Nadu Writ Petition(s)(Civil) No(s).711/2017

Hearing the plea challenging the Tamil Nadu Government’s decision to ascertain whether the NEET-based admission process has prejudicially affected socially backward students.

  • Murugan Nayakkar Vs Union Of India 2017 SCC online SC 1092

The three-judge Supreme Court bench allowed a 13 year old rape victim to medically terminate her 24-week old foetus.

CONTROVERSIES/CASES – No

REMARKABLE ACHIEVEMENTS- No

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