Maneesh Chhibber


Government, judiciary yet to agree on minutes, 3 months after Chief Justices’ meeting
Mon, Jul 25, 2016

The conference was where CJI Thakur became emotional in the presence of PM Modi while lamenting the Centre’s inaction in increasing the number of Judges and improving infrastructure for the judiciary.

Three months after CJs’ meeting, govt and judiciary yet to agree on minutes
Mon, Jul 25, 2016

While the government, pushed by the Supreme Court, has committed itself to taking the ecourts projects to the lowest court, the pace of implementation has not enthused many state governments.

Arunachal Pradesh verdict: Law on Nabam Tuki’s side but not numbers, Congress has Plan B
Thu, Jul 14, 2016

Arunchal Pradesh verdict: Congress party leaders are putting in place a Plan B — aimed at ensuring that the judgment does not remain only a symbolic victory but also translates into a stable Congress-led government in the state.

No rush on civil code, no tussle with the judiciary: Ravi Shankar Prasad
Wed, Jul 13, 2016

He also said that the NDA government will not take a hurried decision on the issue of a common civil code without holding “widest possible” consultations.

My approach would be not give & take but finding a meeting ground: Ravi Shankar Prasad
Wed, Jul 13, 2016

Back as Law Minister, he discusses government’s relationship with judiciary with Maneesh Chibber

Government to Intelligence Bureau: Carry out strict checks on collegium names
Sun, Jul 10, 2016

The Indian Express had first reported the government’s decision not to accept many crucial recommendations and observations made by the Supreme Court collegium regarding the draft memorandum of procedure (MoP).

Congress targets judge probing Vadra land deals, Justice Dhingra hints at more dirt
Fri, Jul 01, 2016

Justice Dhingra, told The Indian Express that his report was ready and he would have submitted it Thursday had he not received some more papers about “benami deals” in the four villages.

Government says no to crucial objections of Supreme Court collegium
Tue, Jun 28, 2016

The collegium, while returning the government’s draft, was of the view that it was an attempt by the government to circumvent judicial pronouncements and settled law on appointments in the higher judiciary.

PMLA probe against HC judge’s wife: Patna HC seeks report from ED
Mon, Jun 13, 2016

The Punjab and Haryana High Court lawyer his wife, clerk and many others have been implicated.

Patna HC asks ED to submit status report on money laundering case
Mon, Jun 13, 2016

The ED had also sent notices to the wife of a judge of the Punjab and Haryana High Court and a senior advocate.

After drugs flooded campaign in 2012, CEC rang alarm bells to PM
Sat, Jun 11, 2016

Election Commission seized more than 2700 kg of poppy husk from different parts of Punjab. The comparative figure for UP was just about 100 kg.

20 years after woman got HIV, lost her baby, hospital told to pay for her upkeep
Wed, Jun 01, 2016

The hospital didn’t get consent for transfusion.

For last six years, no Scheduled Caste judge sent to Supreme Court
Mon, May 30, 2016

None of the current high court chief justices belong to the Scheduled Caste, which comprises over 16 per cent of the country’s population.

Government decides to renew Enemy Property ordinance
Thu, May 26, 2016

Even though the ordinance was not on the regular agenda of the Cabinet, it was added at the last moment and cleared.

After Digvijaya’s call for ‘surgery’, his colleagues rush in with Band-Aid
Sat, May 21, 2016

Singh is now in charge of the party in Andhra and Telangana.

Sharp Pranab blunting his edge? Uttarakhand makes Cong ask
Sun, May 15, 2016

On Uttarakhand, the Union Cabinet met late at night on March 26 to recommend President’s Rule on grounds that the High Court found very weak.

Uttarakhand floor test: Congress worries as BJP woos other MLAs
Sun, May 08, 2016

After the nine rebels were disqualified by the Speaker, the 71-member Assembly has 28 BJP MLAs and 27 from the Congress — there is also a nominated member.

SC collegium unhappy with govt’s draft procedure
Fri, May 06, 2016

Both the government and the collegium are unanimous in their view that the appointments should be kept out of the purview of the Right to Information Act.

Collegium picks 4 for SC, recommends Uttarakhand Chief Justice’s transfer
Thu, May 05, 2016

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal also joined in. Replying to one of Jaising’s tweets, he tweeted, “This raises serious questions ab(ou)t independence of judiciary.”

Do we need more judges? CJI Thakur’s plea to the govt raises key questions
Sun, May 01, 2016

CJI T S Thakur’s emotional plea to the government to strengthen judicial infrastructure raises key questions: How vacant are our benches? Who is to blame and is there a way out?

Middleman left country day after CBI opened probe, trail leads to doors of Cong bigwigs: Minister Prasad
Fri, Apr 29, 2016

India asks British govt to extradite Christian Michel to face probe.

Political ideology of lawyers key to promotion, says survey
Sun, Apr 24, 2016

The Supreme Court and state high courts designate eligible lawyers as senior, either suo motu or after inviting applications

Race for law secy’s post: Lawyers, judges among 45 aspirants
Fri, Apr 22, 2016

Centre had put out an advertisement inviting applications last month, and the last day of submission was April 18. But sources in the government told The Indian Express that out of the 45-odd applicants, only 15 met the eligibility criteria.

Actions contrary to law, explain: probe panel tells Hooda on Gurgaon land deals
Sun, Apr 17, 2016

The Dhingra Commission order concerning Hooda was passed on March 25 since he was also minister in-charge of T&CP when he led the Congress government in the state for 10 years.

UPA-I tried to dismiss Mulayam Singh Yadav govt, says H R Bhardwaj
Fri, Apr 15, 2016

An old Nehru-Gandhi family loyalist, Bhardwaj is upset because he has been sidelined by the Congress.

President’s Rule in Uttarakhand: Did Governor push Article 356? No answers in Centre’s affidavit
Fri, Apr 08, 2016

Under Article 356, President’s Rule can be imposed in a state if the Presidentis satisfied that a situation has arisen in which the government of the state cannot carry on in accordance with the provisions of the Constitution.

Uttarakhand crisis: Parliament session to be prorogued, AG Mukul Rohatgi in Nainital
Wed, Mar 30, 2016

In Dehradun, there was lack of clarity on whether the High Court direction for a floor test meant that President’s rule had been stayed and the Rawat government restored.

What’s wrong in saying Bharat Mata Ki Jai: Congress
Fri, Mar 18, 2016

Digvijaya Singh supported the House action and said “why should anyone have problem in saying it (‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’)”.

Govt abdicated role, was mute witness, says Haryana rights panel chief
Tue, Mar 08, 2016

'There was chaos in the state between February 19 and February 23. People were helpless. Nobody was safe. We had to intervene,' said the former Punjab and Haryana High Court Chief Justice.

Budget Session of Parliament: NDA takes Lok Sabha route for Aadhaar Bill, Oppn protests
Fri, Mar 04, 2016

This is not the first instance of the government taking recourse to the money bill route to avoid introducing a bill in the Rajya Sabha, where it lacks majority.

Jurists protest transfer of Delhi High Court judge who gave Greenpeace case order
Tue, Mar 01, 2016

The lawyers said that the Bar found the Delhi HC iudge to be an “outstanding Judge” and that he was known for his “independent and forthright judgments”.

In fact: Prove innocence, Bassi told JNU students. But that isn’t law
Thu, Feb 25, 2016

Two of the five students, Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya, have since surrendered to the police.

Sedition: SC’s shown the way, but govts have refused to see
Wed, Feb 17, 2016

The arrest of JNU Students Union president Kanhaiya Kumar last week for committing an offence under Section 124A of the Indian Penal Code, better known as ‘sedition’, has once again brought into focus this highly controversial clause in our criminal laws. The sedition law is a legacy of the Raj, which used it to stifle […]

JNU arrest: JNUSU president sedition charge deplorable, says eminent lawyer Sorabjee
Tue, Feb 16, 2016

Sorabjee said, “Do our citizens require a certificate from Hafiz Saeed to prove their patriotism? I think that is not the right way to go about it. "

J&K govt formation: BJP signals it is ready to discuss PDP’s conditions
Thu, Feb 11, 2016

Ram Madhav heading to Srinagar with Delhi invite, state BJP cautious