The first Sikh Chief Justice of India Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar is all set to be appointed as the 44th CJI. Current CJI TS Thakur retires on January 4th, 2017.
Under the rules, the senior most justices are considered and TS Thakur recommended Khehar as his successor. The President of India Pranab Mukherjee will hold a swearing ceremony on January 4th. However, Khehar will only be the CJI for 8 months as he’s announced his retiring date of August 27, 2017.
Justice Khehar joined the Apex in 2011 and headed two constitution benches. Social media was buzzing all day about Sikhs receiving justice for 1984 now that there is a Sikh CJI. However, many on social media have stated him having ties with Congress party.