We want to share the moments, when 1953 born, former Justice of Supreme Court of India, Justice Madan B Lokur, took oath as one of the Judges of the non-resident panel of the Supreme Court of Fiji on 12 August 2019, after getting appointment letter on 31 December 2018, the day he retired from the Supreme Court of India. It makes us more proud when someone in another country takes oath on most revered Hindu book ‘Bhagavad Gita’ as Justice took his oath on the Bhagavad Gita. The career flight of the the Justice took when he was appointed as Additional Judge of the Delhi High Court in February 1999, permanent Judge of High Court in July 1999, after remaining as Chief Justice of Gauhati High Court and then Andhra Pradesh elevated as Judge of the Supreme Court on June 4, 2012 and demitting the Supreme Court on 31 December 2018 after a tenure of more than 6 years.
The utilization of better knowledgeable persons of Indian origin is always the matter of pride of the country. What a great Honour for a Judge who has left behind a legacy of path breaking judgments. Supreme Court of Fiji will be greatly benefitted with the legal acumen that Justice Lokur would bring with him. In India Justice Lokur was responsible for giving an impetus to human rights jurisprudence covering the right to food, shelter, health, dignity and livelihood. He is lauded for his work in protecting the Aravalli Hills, the Taj Mahal and hauling up industries for large-scale pollution. Congratulation Mr Justice Sir.