Judiciary

Rajiv case: SC to hear kin of victims

Sixteen died and many sustained grievous injuries in the 1991 suicide attack The Supreme Court on Monday decided to hear families of the victims of the bomb blast which killed former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi at Sriperumbudur in 1991, and gave them permission to file additional documents. Sixteen died and …

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SC poser to judge on Babri Masjid case trial deadline

‘How will you finish it by April 2019?’ The Supreme Court on Monday asked additional sessions judge S.K. Yadav, who is hearing the Babri Masjid demolition cases against top BJP and Sangh Parivar leaders like L.K. Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi, Uma Bharti and “lakhs of unknown kar sevaks”, to explain …

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Major cases and the collegium: a study

Justice Pattanaik was CJI only for just a little over a month, during which 24 judgments with benches of three or more judges were delivered. At the other end of the spectrum, former CJIs H.L. Dattu (68%), R.M. Lodha (67.5%), K.G. Balakrishnan (55.1%) and A.S. Anand (63.5%) used other collegium …

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Major cases and the collegium: a study

Chief Justice Dipak Misra’s role as Master of the Roster was called into question by the other four judges in the Supreme Court collegium in January. While their complaint was about cases being “assigned selectively” to benches of “preference”, how have members of the collegium been represented in major cases …

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Live-streaming for ‘open courtroom’

Technology has a flip-side but live-streaming of Supreme Court proceedings is a true representation of the “open courtroom” system where courts are accessible to one and all, Justice D.Y. Chandrachud said on Friday. The remark countered arguments that live-streaming of court proceedings would be misused, and verbal comments made by …

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HC bars land acquisition for corridor

Passes interim order to allay fears among people of being dispossessed In an attempt to allay fears among people whose lands are to be acquired for the Rs. 10,000-crore eight-lane Chennai-Salem expressway, the Madras High Court on Tuesday directed the Centre, the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) and the …

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SC to hear petition by 355 Army officers

A Special Bench monitoring the CBI investigation into the alleged extrajudicial killings in Manipur will hear a petition filed by 355 Army officers in the Supreme Court, alleging “persecution” by agencies such as the CBI for doing their duty in the insurgency-hit areas of Jammu and Kashmir and the north-eastern …

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Temple can be built by law: Maurya

Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya said on Monday that Parliament could enact a law to build a Ram temple in Ayodhya, but the government would do so only after exhausting two other options. The first was a Supreme Court decision and the second mediation. Mr. Maurya said …

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SC to review Perarivalan pardon plea

The Supreme Court on Monday gave the Rajiv Gandhi assassination convict A.G. Perarivalan a fortnight’s time to place on record a copy of his application made to the Tamil Nadu Governor two years ago seeking grant of pardon. A three-judge Bench of Justices Ranjan Gogoi, Navin Sinha and K.M. Joseph …

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High Court wants environment plan

A Division Bench of the Kerala High Court on Monday suggested that the government evolved a clear plan to deal with the environmental issues arising during the implementation of relief and rehabilitation measures. The Bench of Chief Justice Hrishikesh Roy and Justice A.K. Jayasankaran Nambiar observed that the plan could …

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