India: A Different View: In Conversation with Justice Karnan’s close aide and advocate, Peter Ramesh Kumar

July 31, 2017

Peter Ramesh Kumar

I am clutching at straws trying to see the first ever high court judge to be slapped with contempt charges in positive light. Is the Supreme Court’s and the media’s demonization of Justice CS Karnanwarranted or is there a side to him that is unbeknown? And more importantly, what are the larger issues that surround this bizarre chain of events?

To find out, I must travel to Chennai and meet one man who has stood by the former Madras and Calcutta High Court judge through the mess that resulted in his being sent to prison for six months.

That man is Peter Ramesh Kumar, former President of the Madurai Bar Association.

Sporting a T-shirt with a Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) logo on it, Kumar is someone who wears his heart on his sleeve. He is no stranger to controversy himself, having just served a six-month sentence for contempt of court.

https://barandbench.com/conversation-justice-karnans-close-aide-advocate-peter-ramesh-kumar/

http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report-international-council-of-jurists-seeks-in-house-probe-against-sc-judge-2518696

http://www.newindianexpress.com/nation/2017/jul/28/place-on-record-sc-orders-against-justice-karnan-delhi-court-to-government-1635049.html

Null and void SC order can be challenged: C S Karnan’s counsel

http://www.dnaindia.com/delhi/report-ex-judge-challenges-contempt-act-2517455

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/place-on-record-all-supreme-court-orders-on-karnan-delhi-hc-tells-govt/articleshow/59816374.cms

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/now-karnan-challenges-contempt-of-court-act/articleshow/59800370.cms

http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/karnan-to-petition-new-president/article19347429.ece

Justice Karnan seeks remission of jail term from President-elect Ram Nath Kovind

http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/karnan-petitions-ram-nath-kovind-seeking-remission-of-sentence/article19357819.ece

http://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/hc-reserves-order-on-ex-judge-karnan-s-plea-challenging-contempt-of-courts-act/story-uQE3loVuY6MY22szC0KOaK.html

http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/justice-karnan-to-petition-calcutta-hc-on-parole-plea/article19530010.ece

https://barandbench.com/justice-karnan-dismissed-delhi-high-court/

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