The marriage of Hadiya and Shafin Jahan was annulled by the Kerala High Court last December after her father alleged that his daughter was being indoctrinated and may be taken ISIS territories in Iraq and Syria by extremist Islamic outfits.
Seventeen people had died in a fire on Saturday, which broke out at an illegal firecracker packaging unit in Bawana. On December 28, a blaze at a rooftop pub in Mumbai had claimed 14 lives
Ten days ago, in their unprecedented press conference, Justices Chelameswar, Ranjan Gogoi, Madan B Lokur and Kurian Joseph, the four most senior judges of the Supreme Court, had questioned the conduct of CJI Justice Dipak Misra, especially over allocation of cases.
CJI Dipak Misra has asked Akshay Kumar Singh, one of the four death row convicts, to file plea seeking review of its verdict upholding death sentence awarded to him, saying the court “cannot wait” for long
The senior judges were said to have been upset with the CJI for allocating cases while disregarding the roster.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the government and political parties must stay out of the issue and that the judiciary is capable of resolving its problems.
“The apex court registry is very likely to upload on its website the decision of the CJI on allocation of matters. The system will be brought in the public domain as to who will hear what categories of cases,” as per source
The four senior Supreme Court judges – Justices J Chelameswar, Ranjan Gogoi, Madan B Lokuar and Kurian Joseph – had in their press conference last week cited the assignment of the Loya case as one of the reasons for their differences with the CJI.
With four senior judges publicly questioning the Chief Justice of India’s role as ‘master of roster,’ The Indian Express examines the fault lines. Is this about individuals or the institution? And does the solution lie in debate or discord?
On January 16, the matter was heard by a two-judge bench of Justices Arun Mishra and Mohan M Shantanagoudar which adjourned the matter by a week without fixing any date to hear it.
Sources said some of the judges are holding informal parleys in a bid to resolve the crisis in the wake of the virtual revolt by the four judges against Chief Justice Dipak Misra.
The discussion centred on the changes they wanted to the roster for allocation and some possible porposals.
Padmaavat row: Lokendra Singh Kalvi, founder patron of the Shri Rajput Karni Sena (SRKS), said that “despite the Supreme Court order, the state governments, citing law and order, should continue with the ban”.
Padmaavat is set for release on January 25.
Justice A K Sikri told Shyam Divan, who was appearing for the petitioners, that “your argument seems to be that if I give my passbook, they will come to know my transactions. I don’t think that is the case.”