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JS Khehar sworn in as 44th Chief Justice of India

  • Khehar, JS Khehar, Justice JS Khehar, Chief Justice, supreme court, Chief Justice of India, Pranab Mukherjee, Justice JS Khehar
    President Pranab Mukherjee greets the new Chief Justice of India, Justice JS Khehar

    He succeeded Justice Tirath Singh Thakur. Khehar is the 44th CJI and also the first Sikh to hold the apex office.

  • Khehar, JS Khehar, Justice JS Khehar, Chief Justice, supreme court, Chief Justice of India, Pranab Mukherjee, Justice JS Khehar
    New Chief Justice of India, Justice Justice JS Khehar signing a register after taking the oath of office during a ceremony at Rashtrapati ...

    Justice Khehar is the 44th Chief Justice of India and also the first Sikh to hold the office.

  • Khehar, JS Khehar, Justice JS Khehar, Chief Justice, supreme court, Chief Justice of India, Pranab Mukherjee, Justice JS Khehar
    Chief Justice JS Kehar pose for a photo after the swearing-in ceremony, at Rashtrapati Bhavan

    Justice Khehar was the author of the judgment by a five-judge constitution bench that held “unconstitutional” the Constitution’s 99th amendment paving way for the National Judicial Appointment Commission and the National Judicial Appointment Commission Act, 2014.

  • Khehar, JS Khehar, Justice JS Khehar, Chief Justice, supreme court, Chief Justice of India, Pranab Mukherjee, Justice JS Khehar
    Justice JS Khehar taking oath as the new Chief Justice of India

    Justice Khehar, son of a Kenyan immigrant, arrived in India with his family, when his father decided to return to his family roots.

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