New Delhi. Supreme Court Judge PS Narasimha on Sunday said India has suffered for over 70 years due to colonial-era laws and their interpretation and that de-colonization of laws is a constitutional mission for judges. Justice Narasimha may become the Chief Justice of India in 2027. He said it would be a great honor for him to take over from Justice BV Nagarathna. Justice Nagarathna may become the first woman Chief Justice of India.
Addressing a function organized by women advocates of the Supreme Court to honor the nine newly appointed judges of the apex court, including three women judges, Justice Narasimha said that she had recently read a news report that CJI N V Raman had said somewhere That the Indian judicial system was influenced by colonialism.
"That's when I realized that de-colonization is really a constitutional mission for us and I can immediately associate myself with the approach that the CJI has mentioned," he said. There is a need to revisit a large number of laws, a large number of interpretations that have affected us for more than 70 years and I am sure it will take us to a new perspective.
Justice Narasimha said that since Chief Justice Raman assumed office on April 24, several issues have been raised and the manner in which he has implemented them is extraordinary and its impact is visible to all. He said, "Appointment of 9 judges, High Court judges and I was looking at Monday's cause list for the apex court, it is surprising because there are 17 courts, which are functioning. Incredible!..'
Justice Narasimha, who was a senior advocate before taking oath as a Supreme Court judge on August 31, said lightly, "Every day, I go to sleep as a judge and wake up as a lawyer and I I start thinking which court I have to go to first in the morning and suddenly I think where am I. There are four women judges.