Continued discrimination meted out to those who had been cured of leprosy violated their fundamental rights of equality, freedom of speech and expression and life and personal liberty, NGO Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy said in its PIL.
In a brief two-sentence letter delivered to CJI Misra Sunday, Justices Gogoi and Lokur, who are members of the Collegium, demanded that he call a “full court” on the judicial side to discuss “institutional issues” and the “future” of the court.
The Supreme Court is currently functioning with only 24 judges as against a sanctioned strength of 31. With more retirements due this year, the strength will deplete further unless appointments are made quickly.
In its affidavit filed in response to a PIL, the Union Home Ministry said the apex court had already upheld the constitutional validity of death by hanging in the 1983 case of Deena vs Union of India.
CJI impeachment motion rejected: Arun Jaitley said there was “a growing tendency of lawyer Members (of Parliament) to drag intra court disputes into the parliamentary process”.
We can endure neither Court’s loss of legitimacy nor all the attempts being made to overcome it
Senior advocate Rakesh Dwivedi, appearing for UIDAI and the Gujarat government, said UIDAI collected “limited technical metadata” to have control over the requesting entities that seek Aadhaar authentication for granting services.
CJI Dipak Misra impeachment: Congress president Rahul Gandhi, addressing a party function in New Delhi, alleged that institutions were being filled by “RSS people”.
The Gauhati High Court itself had moved the apex court, aggrieved by the order of its division bench.
The three-judge bench headed by CJI Dipak Misra reserved its order on a bunch of petitions challenging the July 2017 order of a two-judge bench of the court.
The unprecedented rejection of the motion for impeachment has raised multiple questions, but the wider context of the unfolding spectacle includes a range of related matters. Some key questions.
The apex court on Monday directed the Centre to respond to a plea seeking to declare the provisions of Muslim Personal Law (Shariat) validating the practice of polygamy and ‘nikah halala’ as unconstitutional.
The bench asked Kaul to provide the details of the cases pending against the actor and ordered that proceedings in those matters shall remain stayed.
The court, on January 18, had set aside the ban and restrained other states from banning the film, paving way for its all-India release on January 25.
CJI Dipak Misra impeachment: Party leaders met Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu, who is also the Chairman of the Rajya Sabha, and handed over the notice of impeachment bearing signatures of 64 MPs and seven former MPs, who recently retired.