Sources told The Indian Express that the panel asked about Muslim personal law not allowing a mother to be the natural guardian and also cited the differences in the interpretation of Hanafi, Shafi'i, Maliki or Hanbali law.
Would the CJI allow an unprecedented midnight hearing? The first indication came around 12.20 am, when the barricades were partially moved. Minutes later, the Registrar and another official drove in. A dozen TV crews arrived.
In Karnataka, single largest party BJP has a lower vote share than Congress. One reason is the Congress polled many votes and finished a close second in many seats. But the trends differ from region to region
The Governor has also given the BJP 15 days to prove its majority in the hung Assembly where the Congress has 78 members, the Janata Dal (Secular) 37 members and there are three others, including a BSP member, allied with the JDS.
Karnataka Election Results 2018: A pooling of the votes secured by the Congress and JD(S) (and its pre-alliance partner BSP) suggests that the BJP could have been reduced to merely 68 Assembly seats if both these rivals had come together before the elections.
Twice in the last few months, he said, the Supreme Court has emphasized that the CJI is master of the roster. “Yes, he is. But does that give him the authority to do what he wants?" Justice Lodha said.
On January 29, in his first address to Parliament, President Kovind marked the beginning of the Budget session by making a strong pitch for simultaneous elections to the Lok Sabha and state assemblies.
According to the Union Law Ministry, 14,249 courts are being made ready under its E-courts Mission Mode Project — all of them will get computer hardware, local area networks and standard application software.
According to sources, the ministry cleared the names of Biswajit Basu, Amrita Sinha, Abhijit Gangopadhyay and Jay Sengupta — members of the bar — to be elevated as judges of the HC. The name of Dr Sutanu Kumar Patra was withheld, they said.
In a strongly worded letter to CJI Dipak Misra, written on April 5, Prasad said it is “incumbent upon both the high judiciary and executive to apply the highest standard of transparency and judiciousness” in making recommendations and appointments.
Union Minister of Law and Justice Ravi Shankar Prasad said, “Government of India was never made formal party in the case. The bench also did not direct the Additional Solicitor General of India to file counter-affidavit in the case.”