Ananthakrishnan G

Articles By Ananthakrishnan G

24×7 security for 2 women who entered Sabarimala: Supreme Court

The two women's visit to the hill shrine on January 2 sparked protests across Kerala. Earlier this week, Kanakadurga claimed she had been assaulted by her mother-in-law for entering the shrine in violation of its traditions.

SC says yes to dance and bar in dance bars across Maharashtra

The bench found the provision that alcohol should not be served in the room where dances are staged as “totally disproportionate, unreasonable and arbitrary”.

Supreme Court sets Feb-end as deadline for names to select a Lokpal

Calling the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013 an eminently workable piece of legislation, the Supreme Court in 2017 said there was no justification to keep its enforcement suspended till certain amendments were cleared by Parliament

PM-led committee meets Jan 24 to select new Director of CBI

The decision to call a meeting of the committee on January 24 follows Kharge’s letter to the Prime Minister, urging the convening of a meeting at the earliest “so the public can draw its own conclusions in this matter”.

Transportation of coal banned in Meghalaya till February 19: SC

In April 2014, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) had banned illegal mining of coal in the state, specifically mentioning the rat-hole technique.

Ayodhya: Justice U U Lalit recuses, new bench meets January 29

Justice Lalit decided to recuse after senior advocate Rajeev Dhavan pointed out that the judge had appeared as a counsel for BJP leader Kalyan Singh, who was Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh when the Babri Masjid was demolished.

Among allegations against Alok Verma: Rs 2-crore bribe, bid to halt raids

The probe by CVC was based on the complaint by CBI Special Director Rakesh Asthana, filed before the cabinet secretary in August 2018.

SC sets aside govt order, CBI Director Alok Verma back for now, with curbs on powers

Rejects stand it was not a transfer, calls for independence of post; ball now in the court of appointment committee

Removed by govt, SC brings back Alok Verma as CBI chief

Both Alok Verma and Rakesh Asthana were divested of their roles in the agency following a bitter fallout between the two.

When Supreme Court said poverty can’t be test of backwardness

The commission submitted its report in March 1955, listing out 2,399 castes as socially and educationally backward on the basis of criteria evolved by it. The government did not accept the report.

Supreme Court to decide bench today for hearing Ayodhya order appeals

When the matter last came up for hearing on October 29, the Uttar Pradesh government counsel had made an oral request to the court to take it up urgently.

Before judges in 2019: hot-button issues, task of filling empty Benches

The coming year could see justice dispensed to those who have been waiting for it for years.

No proposal to name Allahabad High Court after Prayagraj: Govt

The High Court (Alteration of Names) Bill was introduced in Lok Sabha on July 29, 2016 by Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad to modify the names of Calcutta, Bombay and Madras high courts.

Rafale judgment: Govt asks SC to correct, gives it a grammar guide

In an application, the government termed the controversial portion appearing in paragraph 25 of the verdict as an “error”.

Rafale deal: Sensitive issue, says CJI bench, country cannot afford to be unprepared, underprepared

Rafale deal verdict: On offsets, the court said it was “neither appropriate nor within the experience” of the court “to step into an arena of what is technically feasible”.

Supreme Court bars media from revealing identities of rape survivors

The court also asked the media to avoid sensationalism while reporting sex crimes involving children, saying “sensationalising” them “may” help “garner Television Rating Points (TRPs) but does no credit to the credibility of the media”.

SC has taken more powers than any apex court… hope Constitutional morality dies with birth: A-G

Speaking at the Second J Dadachanji Memorial Debate, Venugopal disapproved of the judiciary relying on the concept of Constitutional morality in judgments like in the Sabarimala case.

CBI vs CBI: Why didn’t you consult panel on Alok Verma, CJI asks Centre

Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi wondered why Parliament had not prescribed any 'specific protection' for the CBI Director, unlike the Central Vigilance Commissioner.

India now has a witness protection programme in place

The court said “it shall be the ‘law’ under Article 141/142 of the Constitution, till the enactment of suitable Parliamentary and/or State Legislations on the subject”.

CBI No 1 vs No 2: Had to step in, were fighting like cats, says govt to SC

The query came from Justice K M Joseph who was part of a three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi which is hearing Verma’s plea challenging the Centre’s decision.