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For the first time in 11 years, Supreme Court has no Muslim judge
It is happening for the first time in a span of 11 years that the Supreme Court of India is functioning without a single Muslim judge. It happened twice in last 30 years that the top court had no Muslim representation among its judges.

After the retirement of the two Muslim judges namely Justice M Y Eqbal and Justice Fakkir Mohamed Ibrahim Kalifulla from the Supreme Court on 2 February 2016 and 22 July 2016 respectively, the SC has no Muslim judge to represent the community.

Former Chief Justice of India, K G Balakrishnan showed his concern over the issue and said, "Hope it gets a Muslim judge soon. It's not a question of their rights being denied, it's a question of proper representation of all religions, castes and regions at the apex court. In many countries, special provisions are made to ensure the proper representation of all regions, religions and communities at the national court," reported The Indian Express.

The report further points out at Bihar and Himachal High Courts, which have Muslim chief justices.

A resident of Assam, Chief Justice of Bihar Iqbal Ahmed Ansari will retire in October 2017, while Himachal's Chief Justice Mansoor Ahmad Mir, a resident of J&K, will retire in April 2017.

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