All three judges on the bench hearing the matter ought to have recused themselves, going by the Supreme Court’s own judgments and precedents.
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.
The Supreme Court’s judgement on triple talaq outlines the true meaning and spirit of the Quran on the anvil of individualism, the rule of law and human rights enunciated in the constitution.
Justice Misra was part of the bench that confirmed the death sentence of the convicts in the December 16 rape case and passed the order for mandatory singing of the national anthem in cinema halls.
Instead of developing jurisprudence based on the intersectionality of gender and religious identity, we are presented with a laboriously lengthy and impotent decision which reflects the judges’ lack of knowledge on feminist jurisprudence.
The judgment overrules the 1961 Kharak Singh verdict.
A bench headed by Chief Justice J.S. Khehar issued notice to the Centre and sought its reply within four weeks.
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.
The central bank said that making the list public would “hurt the business climate in the country and endanger the jobs of thousands working in these entities”.
Chief Justice of India J.S. Khehar has set up a five-judge Constitution bench to hear arguments on whether Aadhaar violates the right to privacy.
The government said the judgment had hampered the army’s ability to respond to insurgent and terrorist situations.