Justice Rajiv Sharma, the judge who gave living element status to the river Ganga, the Sukhna Lake and the set of all animals, today resigned as an appointed authority of the Punjab and Haryana High Court in the wake of placing in over 13 years of administration.
— HT Punjab (@HTPunjab) October 7, 2020
Known for his interests for nature and climate, Justice Sharma conveyed milestone decisions, for example, erasure of caste from FIRs, mandates for forestalling suicides by ranchers and annulling exceptionally old arrangement of isolation of capital punishment convicts.
Justice Sharma was likewise known for his ceaseless outburst against drug threat and arrangement of other reformist requests in the domain of instruction, wellbeing and psychological well-being. A Bench headed by Justice Sharma additionally got serious about infringements in Chandigarh and requested the removal of sellers from unapproved locales.
He was likewise known for his snappiness, especially in choosing murder appeals. Matters forthcoming for quite a long time were chosen after hearings enduring most extreme as long as three hours. He decided, altogether, roughly 80,000 cases. He was selected an Additional Judge of the Himachal Pradesh High Court on April 3, 2007, and was moved in September 2016 to the Uttarakhand High Court, where he was designated as the Acting Chief Justice in August 2018. Equity Sharma was moved to the Punjab and Haryana High Court in November 2018 and remained the Acting Chief Justice for at some point.