Judge Abdul Nazir: Judge Abdul Nazir, who heard cases like Ram Mandir and Triple Talaq, became the Governor of Andhra Pradesh
Judge Abdul Nazir: The Central Government today appointed Judge Abdul Nazeer in the Ram Mandir-Triple Talaq case as the Governor of Andhra Pradesh. Former Justice Nazeer was also in the five-judge bench formed to resolve the Ram Mandir case. The central government today changed the governors of 13 states. Along with this, the government has also accepted the resignation of the Governor of Maharashtra, Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari. In place of Bhagat Singh Koshyari, Jharkhand Governor Ramesh Bais has been appointed as the Governor of Maharashtra.
Former Supreme Court Justice S Abdul Nazeer was part of the bench hearing important and sensitive cases like the Ayodhya land dispute and the triple talaq challenge. Justice Nazir retired on the 4th of last month. Justice Nazeer is the third judge from the five-judge bench to have been given a post-retirement appointment by the government.
Earlier, Justice Ashok Bhushan was appointed as the chairman of the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal in 2021, four months after his retirement. Former CJI Ranjan Gogoi, who headed the bench, was nominated as a member of the Rajya Sabha.
Justice S Abdul Nazeer was born on 5 January 1958 in Beluvai village, located in Moodbidri taluk of Dakshina Kannada district, Karnataka. He started his legal practice on February 18, 1983. On February 17, 2017, he was appointed as a judge of the Supreme Court. His direct elevation from the collegium was justified as a move to induct a justice from a minority community and ensure diversity on the bench.
During his tenure of five years and 10 months in the Supreme Court, Justice Nazeer was a part of several benches. During his tenure he took further decisions on many important matters. Justice Nazeer was part of the five-judge unanimous verdict in the Ayodhya land dispute verdict, which decided the dispute in favor of the Hindus.