To get favourable verdict, “prasad will be needed. We will give the prasad. We have to give the prasad”, say conspirators accused of bribing public functionaries.
Senior judges highlight example of case assigned to bench which subsequently ruled on an issue that it did not have the authority to pronounce on.
“Democracy won’t survive without a free judiciary.”
The Supreme Court bench asked the high court to upload the judgement on its website and fixed the appeal against it for further hearing on January 8 next year.
Earlier, the Supreme Court had said that the law does not sanction the concept of a woman’s religion getting merged with her husband’s faith after an inter-religion marriage.
Attorney General K.K. Venugopal, representing the Centre, said the government was willing to extend the deadline up to March 31 next year.
A three-judge bench of the Allahabad high court had in 2010 ordered that the land be partitioned equally among three parties – the Sunni Waqf Board, Ram-Lalla Deity and the Nirmohi Akhara.
The Chief Justice of India’s actions reflect a complete neglect of the rule of law and have put the acceptability and respect the highest court of justice commands in jeopardy.
The fresh plea seeks direction to the Centre and the states concerned to take measures on curbing road dust and stubble burning.
All three judges on the bench hearing the matter ought to have recused themselves, going by the Supreme Court’s own judgments and precedents.
“It’s a very sad day in the history of the judiciary which is certainly going to undermine the image of the judiciary and even public confidence in the judiciary.”
If the Supreme Court is to be saved, a bench comprising all its judges must take stock of the situation and consider the legal position dispassionately and wisely.
At the heart of the case is the attempt by a medical college to get recognition despite failing to meet the standards needed to admit students and charge fees from them.
A two-judge bench of the Supreme Court said that there is a need to revisit the process of appointments and transfers of judges and to set up mechanism for corrective measures.
By making its proceedings public, the collegium has finally realised that it did not need to wait for the Centre to act in order to kick off a reform process.
There are many judicial vacancies in the 24 high courts, with 413 positions out of a total approved strength of 1079 vacant, even as about 30 million cases are pending in the courts.