Remove  Justice Bhaktavatsala Karnataka
  • Petitioned Justice S H Kapadia

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Chief Justice of India
Justice S H Kapadia

Remove Justice Bhaktavatsala Karnataka

    1. Kamayani Bali-Mahabal
    2. Petition by

      Kamayani Bali-Mahabal

      Mumbai (Bombay), India

 A judge’s obligation to the public starts and ends with his or her analysis of the law, its correct use, not with the preaching of personal beliefs or preferences.  Chief Justice S H. Kapadia once said, “High Courts and the Supreme Court are courts of principles. The judges should not speak anything beyond the principles of a particular case. Let us not give lectures to the society. The problem is sometimes we judges impose our own values, our own likes or dislikes on the society”. The Karnataka High Court seems to have missed this message. The comments made by Justice Bhaktavatsala  in various domestic violence and divorce  court proceedings  recently are perpetuating the myth of patriarchy and his opinions going beyond the legal scope..The judges are supposed to protect and enforce human rights of the citizens , but here we have a judge who is against women rights and even encouraging them to continue to stay in a violent relationship. Such views are retrograde and against the tenets of the Constitution of India. 

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    1. Family court matters taken away from Justice Bhakthavatsala #Victory

      Kamayani Bali-Mahabal
      Petition Organizer

      Following an outrage over certain remarks made by a judge of Karnataka High Court on women in an open court, all family court matters, including child custody and guardianship, have been shifted from him and another judge. more here-http://kractivist.wordpress.com/2012/09/08/family-court-matters-taken-away-from-justice-bhakthavatsala-justice-victory/

    2. Reached 1,000 signatures
    3. Union Law Minister speaks

      Kamayani Bali-Mahabal
      Petition Organizer

      Reacting to the judge’s remarks, Union Law Minister Salman Khurshid said, “We are in the middle of formulating certain rules where such statements be discouraged while maintaining the dignity of the courts at the same time. It is a delicate matter. I would not get into specifics, but we are in touch with higher judiciary.”

    4. Reached 750 signatures
    5. Law Minister perturbed over comments of Justice Bhaktavatsala

      Kamayani Bali-Mahabal
      Petition Organizer

      Mr Salman Khurshid told headlines today that he was perturbed and was discussing with variosu legal luminaries about the comments made by justice bhaktavasala and informally he has been asked to refrain form making comments. He himself has been silent on the controversy

    6. Reached 500 signatures

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    • Sharda Bhatia MUMBAI, INDIA
      • almost 2 years ago

      Because I have also been subject to domestic violence and have left my husband inspite of him being very well off. In my opinion my self esteem is more important than his materialistic wealth.

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      • almost 2 years ago

      Women's rights are the basis of any civilized country.

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    • harjit singh INDIA
      • almost 2 years ago

      removal of this type of judge should be compulsory, who respect the women and promotes women violence

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      • almost 2 years ago

      We don't need ppl like him in the Judiciary system.

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    • Divya UNNI FRANCE
      • almost 2 years ago

      Women have been fighting for equal rights since the dawn of time! No man or woman should take us back to the cave days!

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