Contempt and the Court

Contempt and the Court

Prashant Bhushan has been held guilty of making derogatory remarks  against the judges of the Supreme Court. He is one of the founding members of the Aam Aadmi Party and is a prominent civil rights lawyer. His family has a history in politics. Shanti Bhushan, his father, was a union minister in the BJP-led Morarji […]

‘It speaks poorly of the Judiciary’s confidence in itself ….’

‘It speaks poorly of the Judiciary’s confidence in itself ….’

More than 3000 people including several legal luminaries and  retired Justices have signed an open letter, expressing their disappointment with the Supreme Court ruling in the now volatile ‘Prashant Bhushan Contempt of Court case’. The Court has convicted a prominent lawyer, Prashant Bhushan, for his tweets. The letter says, ” The tweets were a bona […]

‘Put NRC on hold’: Assam Public Works to Top Court

‘Put NRC on hold’: Assam Public Works to Top Court

The NRC headache just won’t go away! The Government of India keeps the citizens in doubt and confusion about the national register of Citizens exercise, while ASSAM, the ‘test case’ for NRC is in turmoil. The Assam Public Works (APW) has filed yet another petition in the Supreme Court pleading that the National Register of […]

‘Me Too’ protest against panel clearing Chief Justice

‘Me Too’  protest against panel clearing Chief Justice

NEW DELHI: While the TV networks are paying more attention to election news, the ‘Me Too’ activists have been venting their anger at the Supreme Court. Over the past week, there has been news about the progress of a case of alleged sexual harassment against the Chief Justice of India. Sexual harassment allegations against India’s […]

Nothing is more sinister than female foeticide- SC

Nothing is more sinister than female foeticide- SC

Fall in sex ratio has not only demographic impact, but also leads to trafficking of women and bride-buying. The Supreme Court on Friday refused to dilute stringent provisions of the PNDT Act under which a medical practitioner could be sent to jail for up to three years for even anomalies in paperwork and not keeping […]

Changing Good Friday holiday challenged in Supreme Court

Changing Good Friday holiday challenged in Supreme Court

Catholics have challenged in Supreme Court the decision of two federally ruled territories to cancel traditional Good Friday holiday, making it restricted holiday. The administrations in the western Indian territories of Dadra and Nagar Haveli, and Daman and Diu have moved Good Friday from the list of public holidays to restricted holidays when staff have […]

Plea to restrict fake news refused by SC

Plea to restrict fake news refused by SC

Fake news going around on different social media has always caused misunderstanding, pain, riots and social disruption thus putting people’s lives in danger. To curb this menace of fake news on social sites a plea was filed by advocate Anuja Kapoor, saying there should be accountability, liability and responsibility of the authorities and departments concerned […]

SC to take up petition challenging 10 % quota

SC to take up petition challenging 10 % quota

The Supreme Court will take up the petition challenging the 10% quota for the poorer sections to see if a five-judge constitution bench needs to look into the constitution amendment. The petition challenging the constitution amendment Act contends that the law alters the 1“basic structure” of the Constitution. The PIL argues that the new quota […]

Translation headache for SC over Ayodhya case

Translation headache for SC over Ayodhya case

NEW DELHI, Feb 27: Over 11,000 pages of documents, mostly deposition of witnesses in Hindi, need to be translated into English, a task that would require 120 working days, for the Supreme Court hearing in the Ayodhya land dispute matter, says an IANS report. As per information provided by the Supreme Court’s Secretary General to […]

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