Nine more judges suspended in Telangana over demand for a separate high court
The president and secretary of the Telangana Judges Association were suspended on Monday.
With nine more Telangana judges suspended on Tuesday over a demand to grant a separate High Court for the newly formed state, the number of judges who have faced action in connection with the ongoing crisis stands at 11, reported The Hindu. On the same day, at least 200 judges went on casual leave to show solidarity. Two judges were suspended on Monday.
The legal fraternity also wants the government to scrap the appointment of 130 Andhra Pradesh judges in the state, besides reinstating the suspended president of the Telangana Judges Association, K Ravinder Reddy, and its general secretary Varaprasad, reported The Indian Express.
Media reports suggested that the judges are thinking about launching an indefinite fast, though this has not been confirmed yet. The Telangana Advocates Joint Action Committee are in New Delhi to meet Union Law Minister DV Sadananda Gowda and Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh to discuss the issue.