“Unless the proposed amendment making Leader of the largest Opposition party as Leader of Opposition is passed by Parliament, the Lokpal cannot be appointed,” Rohatgi said.
The bench pointed out that it would want to first focus on Maharashtra, Karnataka, Telangana and Gujarat, where the problem is “severe”.
A PIL was filed by Jammu-based advocate Ankur Sharma, alleging that benefits accruing to minorities were being taken away by Muslims, who were the majority in Jammu and Kashmir.
“If we understand the previous orders in the right context, we think you cannot enforce it (Aadhaar) for extending benefits but you can do it otherwise...something like opening a bank account...it is not a benefit, so Aadhaar can be pressed,” said Chief Justice of India J S Khehar.
The Supreme Court Monday asked the central government to consider using alternative means other than pellet guns for crowd-control and to deal with protesters in Jammu and Kashmir.
The court order came even as Rohatgi argued that 33 years have gone by since the incident and that the investigation could not go on forever when victims, accused or eye-witnesses remained untraced.
At this, the court underlined that the investigation was initially with Noida Police but it had to be transferred to the Delhi Police Crime Branch over inaction by the former.
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The Supreme Court asked the CoA to honour its contracts with the state associations.
A bench of Justices P C Ghose and Rohinton F Nariman asked all the parties in the case to file their written arguments by April 6 and posted the matter for further hearing on April 7.
The proceeding began as advocate M R Shamshad sought an adjournment for a week to file documents relating to the status of the cases before trial courts in Lucknow and Rae Bareli.
The bench said the “nation has to know” through an affidavit whether the government was willing to give another chance to people to deposit old currency and if not, why.
Justice Gokhale had said the apex court would be the first to be blamed if “passions rise” after the verdict by the high court.
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“This is rarest of the rare case... undisputed political people are involved,” retorted the bench, also comprising Justices D Y Chandrachud and Sanjay K Kaul.
"There is no question of PM’s speech...if PM says March 31, 2017 but the law says December 30, 2016, the law will prevail over the PM. Let’s be clear about that first,” the A-G submitted before a bench led by Chief Justice of India J S Khehar
The CJI stated that he would not hear the case in court if the parties wanted him to help them in mediation.
The senior lawyer underlined that Divan fought not just for clients but for people’s rights and freedoms.
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Chief Justice of India observed that there was an increase in the number of judges in the 24 high courts by 25 per cent in 2014 but half the seats in high courts were still vacant
Judge of the apex court said that access to justice for all is a pledge that could be fulfilled more effectively if people are encouraged to resort to an alternate dispute resolution system
Convicted as “a driving spirit” for the serial bomb blasts in Mumbai in which 257 people were killed, Memon had failed in his second review petition and in the curative petition, following which his mercy petition was also rejected by the President
Justice Misra said that more than 11 lakh people were benefited in the last National Lok Adalats, held in February, as 6.41 lakh cases were settled
On March 10, a seven-judge Constitution Bench of the apex court invoked the possibility of arresting a sitting high court judge
The court shot down Goa Congress Legislature Party (CLP) leader Chandrakant Kavlekar’s plea that the Governor should not have appointed Parrikar as Chief Minister in the first place.
Goa elections: Chandrakant Kavlekar, Leader of the Congress Legislature Party, complained that he was not called even once by the Governor to form the government.
According to records, there were more than 43 lakh cases pending for five years or more at the end of 2015 while 3,599 undertrials were in custody for more than five years, awaiting disposal of cases.
On the alleged “media management” plan, the court asked how an investigation against the media could be ordered when the contract is between an individual and companies.
Alleging that he was “being targeted for being a Dalit”, Justice Karnan said that the Constitution clearly underlined that the Supreme Court was neither a master nor a high court its servant.
According to Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi, Mallya did not deserve even a hearing by the court.
In the proposed writ petition, sources said, Panneerselvam will challenge the validity of the assembly proceedings on February 18 when a confidence motion was passed in favour of Palaniswami.
On February 28, the high court had held that residency certificates issued by panchayats would no longer be considered as valid documents for NRC.
With this, three accused in the case — in which Prajapati and six others have been booked — have been arrested.
“We direct the Union of India to file all six reports in a sealed cover within four weeks,” ordered the bench, fixing the matter for hearing next on April 18.
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Advocate Dushyant Dave, who appeared for the former DGP, told the court that his client had an unblemished career