By Taazakhabar News Bureau
Taazakhabar news spoke to lawyers all over the country to know what kind of Judge Justice TS Thaur had been. Here are a few comments from lawyers in different High Courts.
He was a wonderful judge with a good vision. I can say he is a wonderful person and a wonderful judge. We always remember him. He is always in our heart. The whole High Court remembers him. He was always floating new ideas. He never accepted anything as a problem and would say no problem. There is always a solution. He is a positive man.
Advocate Amit Rana, Member Bar Council of India on Justice Thakur’s tenure as Chief Justice of Punjab & Haryana High Court. Advocate Amit Rana, contested the Bar Council Elections and was Secretary Bar Council during the time when Justice Thakur was the Chief Justice of Punjab & Haryana High Court. Advocate Rana, also had firsthand experience of appearing in Justice Thakur’s court.
He is a very nice person. He was very good in his dealings, when he was a judge of Karnataka High Court. There was no allegation against him at any point of time. As a judge he is very good in all subjects. His approach is very good. There is no conflict between the advocates and the Judge. He is a calm judge. He hears the advocates patiently. He never gets angry like other judges. He is a relief oriented judge. This does not mean that in every case he is granting relief but where required, he gives relief. That is the basic difference between him and Justice Dattu who was not a relief judge and used to reject all the petitions.
As a central government standing council and Member of the Bar Council of India, Advocate Y R Sadashiva Reddy had appeared before Justice Thakur then a judge of the Karnataka High Court in several cases.
I think he will perform very well (as the Chief Justice of India). He has a quality of patient hearing. He has good knowledge of law as well as good temperament. He is a judge who does not subscribe to any extreme views and follows traditional views. His appointment is as per a long standing tradition of senior most judges taking over as the Chief Justice. This is something that should be followed unless there is overwhelming reason not to follow. Appearing before him one was satisfied that he has heard you and understood you. Ultimately the judge has to say yes to one side and say no to other side but both sides must be satisfied that they got a patient hearing. That is all a lawyer expects from a judge.
– Senior advocate Pravin Parekh, six times President of the Supreme Court Bar Association.