The Chief Justice said, “We will interact with the girl in open court to take an preliminary assessment of her mental state. If we suspect any indoctrination, this court has powers to direct her detailed examination by appropriate authorities.”
The petitioners argued that people were being denied access to basic needs such as food and adequate nutrition, midday meals in schools, rehabilitation benefits due to bonded labourers.
The matter was referred to the larger bench by a three-judge bench headed by the chief justice, which has framed questions for the constitution bench to discuss.
The chief justice said the court and government cannot be oblivious to the plight of Rohingya women and children, added that petitioners can approach the court in case of ‘contingency’.
Different opinions emerged from the five-judge constitution bench.
While the All India Muslim Personal Law Board has asked the court not to interfere with freedom of religion, the Centre has argued that gender equality and the dignity of women are constitutional values and cannot be compromised with.
During the hearings, one judge had observed that the ‘right to privacy’ is not absolute and it can’t stop the legislature from imposing reasonable restrictions.
Despite objections by the government and the army, a two-judge bench ordered the CBI to institute a SIT to probe the alleged extra-judicial killings.
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“Crimes that shake the secular fabric of the constitution have allegedly been committed almost 25 years ago,” the Supreme Court said.
The government said the judgment had hampered the army’s ability to respond to insurgent and terrorist situations.
Wife’s letter to Chief Justice to be treated as writ petition, bench to consider matter on Thursday.
The court also commented on the role played by Jayalalithaa in the conspiracy to amass wealth and strongly indicted her.
V.K. Sasikala’s political future as the chief minister of Tamil Nadu hinges on the judgement that is expected to be delivered tomorrow.
Taking exception to the widespread protests across the state in support of Jallikattu, the Supreme Court observed that such things cannot be permitted in a country governed by the rule of law.
The Supreme Court bench, headed by Chief Justice T.S. Thakur, said that the air pollution situation in Delhi has to be dealt with as a public health emergency.
The petitioner submitted that the ministries of environment and science have openly pushed GM mustard and that they shouldn’t be allowed to regulate GMOs.
An independent auditor will scrutinise the income received, and expenditure incurred, by the cricketing body as well.
Senior counsel Shaym Divan argued that an interpretation contrary to an earlier ruling that held Hinduism as a way of life would lead to the court sanitising the poll process, which should be left to the parliament.
A seven judge bench headed by chief justice, T.S. Thakur, will consider if seeking votes in the name of religion will amount to a corrupt practice.
The bench said the amounts can be released only after the concerned state associations undertake the reforms proposed by the Justice Lodha committee.
The apex court said that it would give its verdict on Friday depending on whether or not the Indian cricket board decided to abide by the directives of the committee.
Attorney general, Mukul Rohatgi contended that the constitution of a Cauvery management boards was a “recommendation” that the Centre could either accept or reject.
Asking the apex court to recall its order, the Centre said it would set up a technical team to assess the ground realities of the Karnataka-Tamil Nadu water dispute.
The court also reiterated its earlier order and asked Karnataka to release 6,000 cusecs of water daily from October 1 to October 6, which is when the matter will be taken up for further consideration.
While T.S. Thakur, the Chief Justice of India wants BCCI to follow the Lodha Committee’s suggestions, Justice Katju thinks the committee has “run amok.”
“What is to be done for the security of the nation is best left to the executive and the army,” the court said, dismissing a petition seeking an end to official security and other expenditure for ‘separatist’ leaders.