Judges’ Protest: AP High Court suspends 11 Telangana ‘Protesting’ Judges
Eleven Judges including the President of the Telangana Judges Association K. Ravinder Reddy, who is also the IV Additional Metropolitan Sessions Judge at the Nampally Criminal Courts, and Varaprasad, General Secretary and XIV Additional District Judge in the Ranga Reddy Courts, has been reportedly suspended by the High Court.
The suspension is in the view of protests staged by around 120 Judges demanding scrapping of appointments of 200 Andhra Pradesh judges in Telangana’s judiciary which was made last month. The names of nine others judges who were suspended are not yet known.
In a letter to President of Judges’ Association, the Telangana Judges had accused the Andhra Pradesh High Court of being biased against Telangana judges. They had said: “We feel we are working under the High Court of Andhra Pradesh and not under the High Court of both states. So we unanimously resolved not to approach the High Court for redressal on judicial side, orally, as majority in High Court are with biased attitude towards our issue. We cannot work under Andhra judicial rulers, in future.”