A large delegation of US state judges will visit India to interact with the Indian legal fraternity. More than half a dozen Indian Americans will be among the two dozen judges coming to India.
Washington: Nearly two dozen US state judges, including more than half a dozen Indian Americans, will travel to India early next month for talks and consultations with their Indian counterparts. It was announced here on Tuesday. This is perhaps the first time that a large contingent of US state judges will visit India to interact with the Indian legal fraternity, indicating growing judicial ties between the two countries.
A delegation of 23 US state court judges, including seven Indian American judges, will meet Chief Justice DY Chandrachud, Chief Justice and judges of the Delhi High Court as well as Chief Justice and judges of the Bombay High Court. Tour dates have not been announced. In a statement on the visit in early February, Justice Sanjay T Darji, leader of a delegation of US state court judges, said, “We are coming to India for dialogue and exchange of views on our judicial system.”
Tailor has been a state court judge in the US for 20 years, with a special interest in India’s judicial system. Tailor participated in a legal exchange trip to India in December 2009 as a representative of the American Bar Association delegation. Since then he has participated in three legal conferences sponsored by the Society of Indian Law Firms (SILF) and the India Committee of the American Bar Association Section of International Law along with other distinguished members of the American Bar Association.
In a media release, Darji said that I am sure that the judges in our delegation will be well received by the Bar of India including Hon’ble Chief Justice and Judges of Supreme Court of India, Hon’ble Chief Justice and Judges of Delhi High Court, Chief Justice and Judges of Bombay High Court. There will be an opportunity to interact and exchange ideas with the leaders.