“You must have noticed that in spite of all the reservations that many may have about the judicial process... people flock to the courts, seeking refuge for justice. And it is because of the credibility this institution enjoys, the trust which it enjoys."
On Thursday, Justices Mishra and Goel, sitting on separate benches, referred the matter to the CJI after being told that the three-judge bench headed by Justice Lokur had virtually stayed the February 8 order a day earlier.
What are the cases that have led the Supreme Court to consider the question of whether a three-judge Bench could overturn the verdict of another three-judge Bench? The Indian Express gives the background.
Non-disclosure of sources of income by candidates and their associates “would constitute a corrupt practice falling under the heading ‘undue influence’ as defined under Section 123(2) of the RP (Representation of the People) Act of 1951”.
The SC increased Karnataka’s share of the Cauvery waters by 14.75 thousand million cubic feet to 284.75 tmc ft. This means that Tamil Nadu will now get 404.25 tmc ft, as against 419 tmc ft awarded by the Cauvery Water Disputes Tribunal in February 2007.
Ayodhya dispute: When a lawyer sought the court’s permission to intervene in the matter saying it involved the faith of crores of Hindus, the SC bench said: “We can’t address these kind of arguments. We are treating it as a land dispute. There are appeals and cross-appeals.”
On Monday, petitioners in the case told the Supreme Court that there was no entry of the Loya’s name in the register of Ravi Bhavan where he is said to have spent the night on November 30, 2014 while on a visit to Nagpur to attend the marriage of a colleague’s daughter.
Supreme Court reminded the petitioner advocate that the programme’s role as a facilitator for targeted delivery of financial services had won acclaim from international agencies like World Bank and reputed journals.
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.”
A five-judge Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court asked the petitioners if the State was not entitled to collect biometric data of citizens to ensure that constitutional obligations are carried out.
The Indian Express has learnt that the CJI is not considering the suggestion of convening a full court of all judges of the Supreme Court, and has also not notified any meeting of the collegium so far.
The Supreme Court in its November 30, 2016, order, directed all the cinema halls across the country to play the national anthem before the screening of films and that all present must "stand up in respect" till the anthem ended.
The affidavit stated that the “air quality did worsen during Diwali and symptoms of... increased coughing, relatively more hospital visits, increased noise levels and high metal levels in urine do reflect adverse impact of firecracker bursting”.