The Supreme Court on Thursday refused to stay Singh’s appointment but fixed a five-week deadline within which the UPSC has to complete the process.
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Additional Solicitor General (ASG) A N S Nadkarni, appearing for the Centre, told the bench that the Ministry of Home Affairs has issued circulars to all the states laying down the guidelines with respect to the detention centres.
A bench of Justices A K Sikri and Ashok Bhushan made the comment on the appointment of judges while dismissing the petition related to the issue.
Stating that there should be a clear distinction between opposition and a bid to overthrow the government, the bench had said that it would look at the Maharashtra Police’s material on the Bhima-Koregaon case with a “hawk’s eye” as liberty cannot be sacrificed at the altar of conjectures.
The process will “remain open, tentatively, for a period of 60 days effective from 25th September”, a bench of Justices Ranjan Gogoi and R F Nariman said.
In August last year, a five-judge bench of the Supreme Court ruled unconstitutional a law that allowed Muslim men to divorce their wives simply by uttering “talaq” three times in quick succession.
During the previous hearing two days ago, a bench headed by Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra had extended the activists’ house arrest till Wednesday.
The apex court had on July 23 allowed Karti to visit the UK, France and the US from July 23 to 31, making it clear that he has to abide by the conditions imposed by it in an earlier similar order.
“We don’t see any reason why the existing CBI team, probing the Muzaffarpur shelter home case, should be changed at this stage,” the apex court said.
Madhya Pradesh recently enacted a new anti-rape law that awards death penalty to those convicted of raping girls aged 12 or less.
The Bench was hearing a plea challenging the ban on the drug following a notification by the Health Ministry earlier this month.
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The bench also issued a notice to the petitioner, who had moved the NGT in the matter, on the plea filed by the Delhi government.
In its order, the bench noted that the report has “exhaustively” dealt with the boundary demarcation and while Karnataka has accepted the report in full, Andhra Pradesh has “some reservations”.