To a question on why a judge should be treated any different from the Prime Minister or the President, the senior lawyer said that this was “because of the unique position they (judges) occupy in our scheme of things.”
At one stage, the CJI even suggested ordering the Centre not to deport the refugees till the next date of hearing, but stopped short following objection from Additional Solicitor General Tushar Mehta who said it will have international ramifications.
Section 375 of the Indian Penal Code, which defines the offence of rape, has an exception clause that says intercourse or sexual act by a man with his wife, not below 15 years, is not rape. However, the age of consent is 18 years.
A three-judge bench, headed by Justice A K Sikri, upheld the November 11, 2016 Supreme Court order, suspending all licences that “permit sale of fireworks wholesale and retail within the territory of NCR”.
The case pertains to the conversion of a Hindu girl Akhila Ashokan to Islam and her marriage to one Shafin Jahan. Acting on a petition by her father that she was forcefully converted, the marriage was annulled by the Kerala HC which found inconsistencies in the claims made by the parties.
Kerala love jihad case: Appearing for Shefin Jahan on Tuesday, senior counsel Dushyant Dave vociferously contested the order for NIA probe saying "it struck at the very foundation of this multi-religious society" and was "sending terrible signals across the world".
Taking serious note of violence in the name of saving cows, the Supreme Court had on September 6 passed a slew of measures and asked states to appoint a senior police officer in every district as a nodal officer.
The apex court clarified that the company will have to either give possession of flats to the buyers or refund them, failing which its properties will be auctioned to raise money to compensate the parties.
As a practising psychiatrist in St John’s in Newfoundland in the 1970s, Dr Omesh Chandra Kashyap had a role in blowing the lid off Canada’s first and the world’s biggest paedophilia scandal, involving the Roman Catholic Church.
Supreme Court noted that the obstinate behaviour of BCCI's acting President CK Khanna, acting secretary Amitabh Choudhary and treasurer Aniruddh Chaudhry was creating problems in carrying out court-monitored reforms in the cricketing body.
Former Law Minister Ashwani Kumar, who has sought to intervene in the case “on behalf of three lawyers” told The Indian Express: “India is in breach of all its international obligations when it says it will not accept the refugees.”
Security agencies had inputs “indicating linkages of some of the unauthorised Rohingya immigrants with Pakistan-based terror organisations and similar organisations in other countries”, the government said.
A monograph by the National Human Rights Commission published in December 2014 pointed out that between 2007 and 2011, suicides accounted for 71 per cent of the total number of unnatural deaths in prison.
Modifying its November, 2016 order suspending all licenses permitting sale of crackers in NCR, SC lifted the suspension of permanent licenses but ordered that sale of firecrackers by permanent licensees must conform to its directions and comply with Explosives Rules.
“The prima facie verification with known sources of income has indicated discrepancy and therefore is taken up for further ‘investigation’ which may include reference to the assessing officer for making assessment,” the CBDT said.
The Supreme Court gave the direction after senior advocate Rakesh Dwivedi, appearing for the Allahabad HC registry, informed that one of the two officers, serving as observers currently, had retired from service while the second was elevated as a judge of the High Court.
“The officers shall ensure that vigilante groups don’t take the law into their hands... If any vigilantism takes place, the nodal officer shall take action to ensure that they are dealt with in accordance with the law,” said the Bench.
“The judgment will have some bearing on these cases,” the bench of Justices A K Sikri and Ashok Bhushan remarked while hearing cross-appeals against the Bombay High Court order decriminalising possession of beef in case the animal was slaughtered outside the state even as it upheld the ban on slaughtering of milch cattle.
The orders — there were six in all — made it clear that this right could not be absolute and would be “subject to the restrictions specified”. Justice Chandrachud wrote for himself, Chief Justice Khehar and Justices Agrawal and Nazeer while the remaining five wrote their own orders.
The timing of the proceeding, perhaps, could not have been more off. The plea came before CJI J S Khehar and Justice D Y Chandrachud hours after they had dealt with the weighty subject of citizens’ privacy. Om Baba’s petition was about the selection of the CJI.
The apex court upholding privacy as a fundamental right has significant consequences for the common man as it will empower him/her with a powerful tool to fight unlawful intrusions by the state into their personal lives.
The right to privacy question was referred to the nine-judge bench after a clutch of petitions challenging the Aadhaar Act came up before the five-judge bench. These petitions claimed that the Aadhaar Act violated people’s right to privacy.