By Arfa Khanum Sherwani

On Tuesday, Chief Justice of India N.V. Ramana administered the oath of office to nine new judges, including three women judges, at the Supreme Court, taking the total number of judges in the apex court to 33.

The appointments have not been without controversy as Tripura high court Chief Justice, Justice Akil Kureshi, was not among the Supreme Court collegium picked for elevation to the top court. This was surprising, as he was the senior-most high court Chief Justice after Justice A.S. Oka, who was elevated. Senior editor of The Wire Arfa Khanum Sherwani discusses the matter with former judge, Justice Anjana Prakash.

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