Law Ministry says Saurabh Kirpal openly gay, could be biased if made judge; Collegium objects, says Kirpal competent, will add diversity

"The fact that Mr. Saurabh Kirpal has been open about his orientation is a matter which goes to his credit," the Collegium said.
Saurab Kirpal and LGBTQ
Saurab Kirpal and LGBTQ

The Union Law Minister told the Supreme Court Collegium in April 2021 that the government is opposed to elevation of Senior Advocate Saurabh Kirpal as a judge of the Delhi High Court since Kirpal is openly gay and also passionate about the cause of gay rights.

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