“Much is happening in West Bengal also,” Justice A K Sikri told senior advocate Kapil Sibal, representing the state, while hearing the petition filed by advocate and BJP leader Gaurav Bhatia seeking probe into three murders in West Bengal.
The bench said it's attention would be required to focus on “the living conditions in detention centres and justification of the long detention of persons identified to be foreigners or convicted under the Foreigners Act, 1946 pending deportation”.
One of the key issues that could be taken up by the two-judge bench of Justice S A Bobde and Abhay Manohar Sapre is the appointment of Ombudsman, who could take a call on the KL Rahul-Hardik Pandya controversy.
The fresh plea says that the Act infringes upon the right to religion of Hindus, guaranteed and protected under Article 25 (freedom of conscience and free profession, practice and propagation of religion) of the Constitution.
A 2007 study, ‘Recreational Atmospheric Pollution Episodes: Inhalable Metalliferous Particles from Firework Displays’, published in Atmospheric Environment, had found that children are particular susceptible to pollution caused by firecrackers.
How the BJP and RSS are reacting to the Supreme Court deferring the Ayodhya case, why the RBI and the government are at loggerheads and what it means to have a statue worth almost Rs 3000 crores. All that and more in this week’s Eye for Detail.
On the Sabarimala verdict, union minister Uma Bharti said the court cannot be blamed for its intervention. This comes just days after BJP President Amit Shah said that meddling with the affairs of the temple was a conspiracy by Communists in Kerala.
As Pune Sessions Court rejects the bail plea of Vernon Gonsalves, Arun Ferreira, and Sudha Bhardwaj in the Bhima Koregaon violence case, a look at the activists who were placed under house arrest for alleged links to Maoists.