The first elevation list of 2015 for the appointment of nine judges also does not have any Muslim or Christian names. Even the three names from these communities present in the 2014 list have now been dropped, he alleged. He said that whie the SDPI understood that reservations cannot be implemented for the appointment of judges, the colegium making the nomination should in mind the Supreme Court judgement asking that diversity be ensured. He was citing the 2014 Supreme Court judgement in the case of Registrar General of High Court of Madras vs senior advocate R Gandhi.
He alleged that several senior district judges and advocates from minority communities eligible for elevation were being ignored presently. The party has planned to stage a protest in front of the Madurai Bench of Madras High Court on Wednesday stressing this demand. During the press conference, the party functionaries also spoike about their opposition for the Neutrino project proposed to come up in Theni district. The party alleged that the project was being implemented in violation of environmental laws and has raised suspicion among the public about safety.