The Supreme Court had earlier asked the Governor to consider the mercy petition of Perarivalan seeking remission or pardon under Article 161 of the Constitution while disposing of the Centre’s petition opposing the state’s 2014 decision for the convicts’ release.
Rajiv Gandhi assassination case: The Tamil Nadu government has recommended release of all seven convicts under Article 161 of the Constitution. What does this mean? Why is the ball now in the Governor’s court?
“The government is confident that Governor Purohit will realise the Tamil people’s feelings and expectations and take a good decision at an appropriate time,” Fisheries Minister D Jayakumar told reporters here.
Among the seven convicts who may benefit from the Cabinet decision, Perarivalan is from Jolarpettai in Vellore district, Nalini from Chennai and Ravichandran from Madurai.
Crucial learning schemes, from school to college, can be traced back to Rajiv Gandhi’s initiatives.
Talking about the present climate in the country, Sonia Gandhi called for collectively expressing the resolve “to fight the forces of divisiveness, hate, and bigotry”.
The government submitted the document to a bench of justices Ranjan Gogoi, Navin Sinha and K M Joseph who adjourned the matter.
The counsel for Netflix informed the bench on Thursday that they took the initiative and changed the word in the English subtitles in the fourth episode of the show that was alleged derogatory.
The clumsy attempts at censorship don’t stop
A plea was filed in the Delhi High Court on Wednesday seeking removal of some “offensive scenes” from the Netflix series Sacred Games, alleging that some of its content were inappropriate and derogatory in nature and harmed the reputation of the former prime minister.
On Wednesday, the matter came up before a bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar from which, it recused itself without giving a reason and listed the case before another bench.
Congress activist Rajeev Sinha had filed a complaint against the series on Tuesday alleging that late PM Rajiv Gandhi has been abused with ‘Fattu’ kind of word in the show.
Few are aware of the fact that the youngest prime minister of India was also a keen photographer. While photography was a source of immense pleasure to him, he is believed to have been extremely modest about it.
Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated in Sriperumbudur, a village located about 40 km from Chennai where he had gone to address a meeting. He was seeking support a Congress Lok Sabha nominee. He had taken office after the assassination of his mother, Indira Gandhi.
Rajiv Gandhi became the youngest PM of India at 40 when he assumed office after his mother and former PM Indira Gandhi was assassinated in 1984.