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Justice Hrishikesh Roy appointed as Chief Justice of Kerala High Court

New Delhi, Aug 8: The Centre on Friday notified the appointment of acting Chief Justice of Kerala High Court Justice Hrishikesh Roy as the Chief Justice of the High Court. Justice Roy graduated in law from the Campus Law Centre, the University of Delhi in 1982, and was designated as a Senior Advocate by the Gauhati High Court in December 2004. For several years, he served as the Senior Government Advocate for the State of Arunachal Pradesh and was the Standing Counsel for the Assam State Electricity Board, and the Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council. He was then sworn in as an Additional Judge in October 2006 and he became a full-fledged judge in July 2008. As per the High Court website, the Arunachal Pradesh Legal Service Authority, under his leadership, produced Apne Ajnabi, a short film on racial discrimination and the ways in which legal help can be provided to such victims. As the Executive Head of the Assam State Legal Services Authority, Justice Roy implemented the Reach Out & Respond programme to facilitate access to justice for the marginalized people of Assam. The Assam chapter of the Indian Law Institute (ILI) is also under his charge. Besides, for the past 8 years, a newsletter called ATMAN has been published under his editorship in the Gauhati High Court. He was transferred from the Gauhati High Court to Kerala High Court on May 28 this year. Thereafter, on May 30, he was appointed as the Acting Chief Justice of the High Court, following the retirement of Justice Antony Dominic. He is now set to take charge as as the Chief Justice after a two-month stint as the Acting Chief Justice of the high court. (Agencies)

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