After launching with a lot of promise in 2012 and tasting electoral success in the years soon after, AAP’s political fortunes have since slipped. A look at what went wrong and why.
The NGO Common Cause has petitioned against Asthana’s appointment on the grounds of lack of integrity.
Credibility, Independence and Moral Authority of Supreme Court Have Been Dented: Former Law Minister Ashwani Kumar
The recent standoff between members of the judicial fraternity in the Supreme Court could have been avoided, says Kumar.
The fact that the charge of attempted bribery was made by the CBI has been conveniently overlooked in the rush to declare that the petitioners had damaged “the great institution”.
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.”
The larger bench on Friday took strong exception to the order passed by the two-judge bench and said no bench can take up a matter unless allocated by the CJI who “is the master of the court”.
The organisation’s plea comes at a time when The Wire is facing both civil and criminal defamation suits by BJP president Amit Shah’s son, Jay Shah.
Speakers at Press Club of India meeting unequivocally criticised the frequent use of defamation as a means of stifling and threatening the media.
With the establishment of a permanent committee to look after the appointment of ‘senior advocates’, the court has continued its process of increasing administrative transparency.
NGO Common Cause sought a law to permit passive euthanasia for terminally ill patients so that they are allowed to die by withdrawal of life support if the person has made a “living will” to that effect.
Electoral bonds, as proposed in Union Budget and passed by parliament, would only add to opaqueness in funding, claims a Delhi-based NGO.
Mining companies on the hook include Tata Steel, Essel Mining & Industries Ltd, Indrani Patnaik, Rungta Mines, Serajuddin & Company.
Yogendra Yadav demanded that liquor vends that have been opened without obtaining the consent of the locals be immediately closed down.
Prashant Bhushan talks about his book which documents the Supreme Court proceedings in the landmark Indira Gandhi vs Raj Narain case that shaped India’s political history.
In ‘The Case That Shook India’, Prashant Bhushan describes the debate that followed the EC granting the cow symbol to the Indira Gandhi-led Congress.
Even though the Lokpal Act was passed in 2014, the government has delayed the appointment of a Lokpal for three years by initiating an amendment that is still waiting to be passed by the parliament.
Bhushan claimed that despite the irregularities by the Delhi government in the transfer of government college land to an autonomous body came to light in October, the AAP government failed to take action.
The party has also accused the BJP of “filth and corruption” and the Aam Aadmi party of “betraying the people”.
The time has come for the judges of the Supreme Court to sit together to apply their minds and devise a way for these serious documents to be thoroughly investigated.
With the ‘money Bill’ controversy rising to the fore again, parliamentarians and jurists differ on whether the Supreme Court can question the speaker’s decisions.
Under the guise of upholding Indian tradition and protecting women, an anti-modern cultural imperialism is taking shape, which will not hesitate to erase the very idea of equality from Indian civilisation.
As the controversy erupted, Bhushan tried to control damage by tweeting that his remarks had been distorted and he had no intention of hurting religious sentiments.
Chief secretaries of ten drought affected states have been asked to explain the steps taken for setting up of food commissions and implementation of the National Food Security Act.
A brief look at how the the militant ‘yogi’ has built his political career out of spewing venom against Muslims.
Prakash Karat, Prashant Bhushan, Yogendra Yadav, Dangwimsai Pul and activists from the National Campaign for People’s Right to Information held a public rally to protest against the Centre’s systematic weakening of anti-corruption efforts.
“Since the allegations involve the chief justice and another sitting judge of the Supreme Court, to protect the independence of judiciary, it should not be investigated by any investigative body controlled by the government,” she says.
She will now explore a novel remedy: asking the vice president of India to consult senior judges and act on her husband’s suicide note.
Was the Supreme Court’s judgement on January 11 in the Sahara-Birla papers case truly free from bias?
If India continues to rely on PILs to litigate corruption, it shall forever remain wedded to the courts, stopping Indian justice from flourishing.
Petitioner’s counsel Prashant Bhushan tweeted an image of Justice Arun Mishra at an informal gathering with Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan, one of the alleged recipients of the pay off.
If the Supreme Court bench had relied on the precedent set by a constitution bench in 2013, it would not have insisted that the evidence – the Sahara-Birla diaries – be cogent in order to qualify for investigation.
There are several issues with the National Medical Commission Bill – the primary being that it fails to provide a holistic approach to healthcare, and excludes nurses, paramedics and other medical professionals from its ambit.
The 2015 petition from Common Cause questioning the appointment of the current CVC is still being heard, but the appeal to look into the Sahara-Birla groups’ alleged bribes has been dismissed.
Days after IRS officer Baldip Singh Sandhu was transferred out of the tax panel’s New Delhi bench, it agreed to begin hearing the Sahara case.
Income tax investigators also comprehensively refuted the company’s theory that a ‘disgruntled employee’ was behind incriminating diary entries recording payments to politicians.
The hearing for the case was rescheduled in light of a conflict of interest because the case implicates Prime Minister Modi while Khehar’s appointment as chief justice lay in his hands.
The national president of Swaraj India discusses the Sahara-Birla diaries, funding of political parties and how demonetisation has wrecked the rural economy in the last 50 days.
It is in both the Congress and the BJP’s interests that these records are not looked into; the Supreme Court should step in and insist on a proper investigation.
The court also asked why senior officer R K Dutta, who was supervising the 2G and coal scam cases, was shifted out.