The court has asked Haryana, Rajasthan and UP to respond to a plea seeking contempt proceedings against the states for not following orders on curbing such violence.
The court was hearing a PIL which says the decision to introduce orange passports for those who are non-matriculate is discriminatory on several grounds.
The denouement in the Rakesh Asthana case, despite convincing grounds cited by the petitioner, only serves to highlight the threats to judicial independence voiced by the four SC judges.
A dig through the archives reveals just how curious it is for RSS and BJP to dictate to all Indians how and when they need to display their patriotism.
The fate of the judiciary as an institution, and our fate as a democratic nation, hinges on whether we, as a people speak out, or watch passively.
A party or a government which comes to power swearing on the constitution but does not share its vision is not only committing perjury, but is profoundly anti-republic.
Advocate Karuna Nundy speaks to veteran Indian jurist Fali Nariman to discuss issues plaguing the Supreme Court, including the recent composition of benches.
Sitaram Yechury, General Secretary of the Communist Party of India (Marxist), talks about the internal debate in his party about joining forces with the Congress, his proposed move to impeach the Chief Justice of India, strategies to counter the BJP and the upcoming Tripura assembly elections.
The nine journalists who filed the petition challenging the media gag in the Sohrabuddin case acted to uphold a principle – and the victory is a vindication of the fundamental values of the profession.
Justice Revati Mohite-Dere ruled that the special CBI court had overreached its powers by issuing the gag order.
The high court restrained the Election Commission from taking any “precipitate measures” like announcing dates for by-polls till January 29.
“We don’t want to flog a dead horse,” the bench said, adding that it did not see any merit in the prayer as “nothing would come of it”.
“Is there a provision under which the judge can use his power to direct the media not to publish? Can, in an absence of such power, the court pass such an order?”
CBI judge S.S. Prasad pronounced Prasad and Mishra guilty in the case pertaining to fraudulent withdrawal of Rs 37.62 crore from Chaibasa treasury in the 1990s.
Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s counsel has, however, requested that adequate security measures be put in place during the screening.
CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury on Tuesday said they were discussing bringing an impeachment motion against the CJI in the coming budget session of the parliament.
The apex court directed the listing of the case for February 2, when the hearing would be tested on the standard of objectivity, which the bench has set for itself.
The action of the agency came on the basis of a Directorate of Revenue Intelligence investigation which had shown over invoicing in the imports between 2011-12 and 2014-15.
The Bombay Lawyers Association says the CBI’s decision to not challenge the December 2014 order of a CBI court discharging Shah was “illegal, arbitrary and malafide”.
“People must understand that the Supreme Court has passed an order. They must abide by it. It is the obligation of the states to maintain law and order,” the bench said.
The court ruled that it would examine if all the matters in the case should be heard by the Supreme Court itself.
Controversial case pits advocates of the autonomy of an adult woman to decide whom she marries against conspiracy theorists who see Hadiya’s marriage as part of a supposed Muslim plot to seduce and convert Hindu women.
The bench asked the parties to catalogue all documents relating to Loya’s death, which have not been filed so far, and submit them on February 2, the next date of hearing.
It is time to either expand the definition to include ‘power and influence’ for which such offices are really created, or remove the provision as it has failed to achieve the desired goal of legislative independence.
What masquerades today as an argument for constitutional morality or political propriety is actually a mask for the politics of malice, vendetta and plain bullying.
Special secretary, UP department of justice, Raj Singh, has sought information on whether the cases could be withdrawn in public interest.
Earlier, the two petitions were being heard by the bench headed by justice Arun Mishra.
The brutal incident took place on January 1, 2013, when three Dalit youths were killed in Sonai Village in Ahmednagar district, over an intercaste love affair, according to the police.
The independence of the judiciary can and will only be maintained by not letting anyone outside try to broker a resolution to this current stalemate.
According to ex-employee Nitin Balchandani, ICICI Prudential had filed an FIR against him in April 2016 to pre-empt him to “shut his mouth”.
Three people arrested by the Assam Border Police for allegedly being foreigners describe their experiences at the detention camps and how life changed for them.
Farooqui was earlier convicted and sentenced to seven-year jail term by a trial court in New Delhi in August 2016. However, the high court had acquitted him in the case last year.
Serious introspection on the dissent by top judges may turn this into an opportunity to overhaul other apparently arbitrary markers present in the judicial exercise of administrative powers.
Such an exercise would inspire confidence in the functioning of the judiciary as an institution, the senior advocate’s plea said.
The plea says that the states cannot impose a blanket ban on a film and its screening can be suspended in a particular area or areas on account of law and order problem, not across the states.
The number of cases against Aadhaar have bloated since 2012. As hearings begin again before the apex court, a look at what the cases are:
Is it not more urgent to investigate the four Supreme Court judges’ disquiet than to make noises of disapproval about their alleged breach of conduct?
In conversation with Arun Shourie on dissenting judges, judicial independence and the ‘established’ media.
Rajasthan, Haryana, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh have banned the movie, citing law and order issues.
Senior advocate Prashant Bhushan files complaint based on the CBI’s investigation into the medical college bribery case.