Ananthakrishnan G

Articles By Ananthakrishnan G

Ayodhya hearing: Oral evidence of idol at ‘garbh grih’ prior to 1949, says SC

According to the Muslim side, idols were placed inside the central dome for the first time on the night of December 22-23, 1949, by trespassers.

Ayodhya case: Supreme Court sets October 18 to wrap arguments

At the same time, it said the parties were free to simultaneously explore a negotiated settlement to the centuries-old Ayodhya dispute through a mediation panel it had appointed.

1991 report rejecting Ram birthplace claims at best opinion, not evidence: Supreme Court

The Board also sought to contradict the Shia Wakf Board’s claim that it was willing to hand over the land for building a Ram temple and said that their stand in a written statement before the HC was that the land must go to Muslims whenever it is released.

Formidable reasons for Jammu and Kashmir curbs, but ensure normalcy returns: SC

Told by a lawyer that people in J&K cannot access the High Court there, CJI Gogoi called it a “serious matter” and sought a report from the HC. He said “if required, I will go personally and check... I will speak to the Chief Justice... if it’s not correct, be ready to bear the consequences”.

After plea seeks presence of Farooq Abdullah, Govt slaps PSA, prolongs his detention

Police sources said before the PSA charge was slapped, two NC leaders met Abdullah who told them he was in no mood to relent.

In judicial custody for 2 weeks in INX media case: P Chidambaram in Tihar

Kept in cell with western toilet; Delhi court order came after SC gave no relief

Ayodhya hearing: Wakf board accepts idols worshipped in outer courtyard of site

Senior Counsel Rajeev Dhavan, who is appearing for the Board, and appellant M Siddiq accepted this while discussing shebait rights claimed by Nirmohi Akhara, one of the three parties to the title suit.

Chidambaram says don’t send me to Tihar, SC tells CBI court to extend custody

This direction came after senior advocate Kapil Sibal, appearing for Chidambaram, pleaded that he should not be sent to Tihar jail. His CBI custody was ending Monday and if the trial court had sent him to judicial custody, he would have been moved to Tihar jail.

How Supreme Court drove the final Assam NRC exercise

The 19 lakh people excluded from the final list can appeal with the Foreigners Tribunal within a span of 120 days with a certified copy of the rejection order from the NRC, along with the grounds for appeal.

UP law student traced, SC meets her, will stay in Delhi for 4 days

The woman was reported missing a week ago from Shahjahanpur, and her father had accused former BJP MP Swami Chinmayanand, head of the law college management, of harassing her and other students.

SC decision on Chidambaram plea for interim shield on September 5

Senior advocates Kapil Sibal and Abhishek Manu Singhvi, appearing for Chidambaram, requested the bench to also consider extending his CBI custody till then.

Larger SC Bench will hear pleas against J&K move; Yechury visit has rider

CJI bench overrules Centre’s plea that it will have ‘cross-border repercussions’

Chidambaram to SC: No account, property abroad, tell ED to show transcripts

Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, who appeared for ED, said he would like to reply to the fresh application during the course of his arguments.

INX Media case: ‘Specific inputs’ on Chidambaram offshore assets, ED will tell SC

A statement by Chidambaram’s counsel said the affidavit “seems to have been leaked with a view to sensationalise the matter and prejudice my client in the hearing scheduled before the Hon’ble Supreme Court...” and “seems to be an attempt to conduct trial by media”.

INX Media case: Chidambaram gets arrest shield for now from SC in case filed by ED

In the CBI matter, he said, Chidambaram had already been arrested and, therefore, his plea had become infructuous. Sibal objected: “My right under Article 21 cannot be frustrated. I had not been arrested when I came to the (Supreme) Court.”

INX Media case: No respite for Chidambaram from SC, his plea to come up on Friday

By evening, Chidambaram’s counsel was informed by the Supreme Court Registrar that the plea has been listed for Friday.

Ayodhya hearing: Writings on recovered slab point to Vishnu temple at Babri site, SC told

Senior counsel C S Vaidyanathan, appearing for the deity, told a five-judge Constitution Bench headed by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi that the Sunni Wakf Board and others on the mosque side had disputed recovery of the slab but had not questioned its authenticity.

Ayodhya hearing: Structure, features found at site bear temple signs, SC told

The ASI report established that Babri Masjid was not built on vacant or agricultural land, but on land on which stood a “massive structure” dating at least as far back as 2nd century BC.

Supreme Court gives Govt more time to lift J&K curbs, says sensitive issue

Supreme Court declines to pass any order, asks Centre to restore normalcy in the Valley soon.

Three days before Ranbir Penal Code was replaced by IPC, SC struck down its adultery clause

The Supreme Court on August 2 struck down Section 497 of the Ranbir Penal Code (RPC) that dealt with adultery, holding it “unconstitutional”.