Justice Lakshman and the Smoking Judgment

This letter seems like an odd clarification for a Supreme Court judge to offer a newspaper. Justice Lakshmanan, who I generally consider to be a reasonable and very pragmatic judge, appears to have taken a Hindu article on Justice Kurup’s achievements quite personally. This letter protests against a Hindu report that attributes the Kerala High Court’s smoking ban to another judge, Justice Kurup. Lakshmanan believes that the credit must go to both of them jointly! But, then, perhaps, I, too, would be miffed if credit due to me went to someone else. Is that really what happened?

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