Manthan Samvaad 2018 held its annual festival on Oct 2nd.
Justice A P Shah was one of the speakers and he spoke on Republic of Intolerance.
Justice A. P. Shah
Justice Ajit Prakash Shah retired as the Chief Justice of the Delhi High Court. He is recognised as the author of some of the finest and boldest judgments which shaped the law in recent times. He is equally well known for his forthright, liberal views on the law and judiciary.
He is the author of the landmark judgment of the Delhi High Court which decriminalised section 377.
He was Chairman of the 20th Law Commission of India.
Justice Shah did his graduation from Solapur and attended Government Law College, Mumbai for his law degree. After a short span of practice at the Solapur District Court, he shifted to the Bombay High Court in 1977 and joined the chambers of the then-leading Advocate Shri S.C. Pratap. He gained experience in civil, constitutional, service and labour matters.
Justice Shah was appointed Additional Judge of Bombay High Court on 18 December 1992 and became a permanent Judge of Bombay High Court on 8 April 1994. He assumed charge as the Chief Justice of Madras High Court on 12 November 2005 and was transferred as the Chief Justice of Delhi High Court on 7 May 2008.
Since June 2011, Justice Shah has been the Chairperson of Broadcasting Content Complaints Council (BCCC), the self-regulatory body for non-news general entertainment channels (GECs) set up by the Indian Broadcasting Foundation (IBF)