Former SC Judge Abdul Nazeer appointed Andhra Pradesh Governor

Abdul Nazeer is a retired Supreme Court Judge. The President of India appointed him the Governor of the State of Andhra Pradesh under the recommendation of the Prime Minister and his council. Nazeer has been a part of the SC benches that pronounced the Triple Talaq verdict, privacy as a fundamental right case, the AGR case, and the Ayodhya land case.

About Abdul Nazeer

Nazeer retired in January 2023. And his appointment comes within a few weeks of his retirement. Justice Nazeer served as the judge of the Karnataka High Court. He was elevated to the SC in 2017. He is a Muslim. The Collegium elevated him to include the minority community in its recommendations. However, his appointment created controversies as he superseded many senior judges. He was included in the Ayodhya bench for the same reason.

During the Triple Talaq ruling, he opinioned that Talaq’s practice is legally valid.

Ayodhya ruling and appointments: An observation

The judges of the bench that heard the Ayodhya ruling are all in key posts after retirement. The former Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi headed the bench and is now the Member of the Rajya Sabha, a nominated member. Justice Ashok Bhushan is now the Chairperson of NCLT (National Company Law Appellate Tribunal). Now Nazeer is being appointed as Governor!



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