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Updated on: Monday, November 15, 2021, 09:53 PM IST

FPJ Legal: India gets its first openly gay judge in Delhi HC as SC recommends elevation of senior advocate Saurabh Kirpal

File photo of senior advocate Saurabh Kirpal | Twitter @KirpalSaurabh
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File photo of senior advocate Saurabh Kirpal | Twitter @KirpalSaurabh |

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In a historic move, the Supreme Court Collegium has recommended the elevation of senior advocate Saurabh Kirpal as a judge of the Delhi High Court.

A statement issued by the apex court said a decision in this regard was taken during a meeting of the Collegium on November 11.

If appointed, Kirpal will be India's first openly gay judge.

A graduate of Delhi's St Stephens College, Saurabh Kirpal pursued his undergraduate degree in law from Oxford University followed by a master's degree from Cambridge University.


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Published on: Monday, November 15, 2021, 09:45 PM IST
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