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Dec 12 8 tweets 3 min read
Justice Dipankar Datta to take oath as Judge of the Supreme Court of India today
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The oath taking ceremony begins at 10.30 am. All Supreme Court judges to be on the judges dias. #OathTaking
Watch the ceremony live here:

Supreme Court judges led by CJI DY Chandrachud to assemble shortly for the oath taking ceremony of Justice Dipankar Datta Image
The reader reading the official appointment notification of Justice Dipankar Datta Image
Chief Justice of India DY Chandrachud administers the oath of office to Justice Dipankar Datta as a #SupremeCourt judge ImageImage
The oath taking ceremony concludes #SupremeCourt Image
Usual court hearing to commence from 11:15 am today #SupremeCourt

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