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After Jagan Reddy letter to CJI: Need free judiciary, it is for a judge to withstand pressure, says Justice Ramana
Mon, Oct 19, 2020

The remarks come a week after Jagan Mohan Reddy’s Principal Advisor Ajeya Kallam released to the media the CM’s October 6 letter to the CJI, alleging that Justice Ramana “has been influencing the sittings of the (Andhra Pradesh) High Court including the roster of few Honourable Judges”.

Petitioner behind court for MPs slams Jagan, wants full SC to ‘take stern steps’
Fri, Oct 16, 2020

Slamming the Chief Minister for his “blatant attempt to shake the confidence of the public at large in the judiciary,” Upadhyay said, “Reddy has crossed the line which separates Judiciary and Executive”.

Supreme Court: Woman has right of residence in ‘shared household’ of in-laws
Fri, Oct 16, 2020

The ruling came on a plea by a Delhi resident against an order of the Delhi High Court setting aside a trial court decision allowing his plea to evict his daughter-in-law from the first floor of his property in New Friends Colony.

Supreme Court order: special court to try cases ‘against’ legislators
Wed, Oct 14, 2020

The top court had in 2017 given the go-ahead for setting up 12 special courts to try “criminal cases/offences involving political persons” that are pending.

Jagan letter against SC judge comes as he faces rising legal heat
Mon, Oct 12, 2020

The very next day, Principal Advisor to the Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Ajeya Kallam released the CM's letter to Chief Justice S A Bobde.

RBI opposes loan moratorium extension: Will hit credit discipline
Sun, Oct 11, 2020

Says will affect small borrowers, urges court to lift stay on declaring NPAs

Tablighi matter: Freedom of speech most abused, says SC; slams Govt for its ‘evasive’ affidavit
Fri, Oct 09, 2020

Defending freedom of the press, the Centre’s affidavit said spread of Covid-19 among attendees of the Tablighi Jamaat convention at the Nizamuddin Markaz, attacks on health workers by some sections etc, were all matters of fact and that “news reports based on facts... cannot be censored”.

On shaheen bagh protest: Can express dissent in designated places alone, rules apex court
Thu, Oct 08, 2020

The Shaheen Bagh protest, it said, “was not even one of protests taking place in an undesignated area, but was a blockage of a public way which caused grave inconvenience to commuters”.

Shaheen Bagh protest — SC order cites mediator report: Many influencers
Thu, Oct 08, 2020

The bench of Justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul, Aniruddha Bose and Krishan Murari said the court had deputed senior advocate Sanjay R Hegde and mediator-trainer Sadhana Ramachandran in its “endeavour of pursuing an out of the box solution”.

Hathras case: SC calls it horrible, UP says step in to stop narratives
Wed, Oct 07, 2020

The state government, on its part, urged the Supreme Court to supervise the probe into the incident.

When SC pointed to conspiracy: calculated act, egregious violation
Thu, Oct 01, 2020

More than two years before this order, the bench of Justices Pinaki Chandra Ghose and Rohinton F Nariman, on April 19, 2017, described the demolition of the Babri Masjid as “crimes which shake the secular fabric of the Constitution of India”.

Cong CMs look at bypassing farm laws, its MP goes to SC
Tue, Sep 29, 2020

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh also announced that the state, which is seeing massive protests over the laws, would approach the top court.

Mathura: Civil suit seeks removal of mosque from ‘Krishna birthplace’
Sun, Sep 27, 2020

The petitioners have sought “removal of encroachment and superstructure illegally raised” on it “by Committee of Management of alleged Trust Shahi Masjid Idgah with the consent of Sunni Central Board of Waqf”.

Judges are seen as soft targets… victims of juicy gossip: Justice Ramana
Sun, Sep 13, 2020

“Judges have to balance their social life in order to be independent. It is completely upon the judge to maintain such self-imposed restrictions. As judges are self-restrained from speaking out in their own defence, they are now being construed as soft targets for criticism," said N V Ramana.

House panel bats for virtual courts even after pandemic
Sat, Sep 12, 2020

The panel, led by BJP MP Bhupender Yadav, is of the view that the court is “more a service than a place” and that advocates must “keep up with the changing times” as technology will “emerge as a game changer”.

Maratha Quota: Can states go beyond 50% quota? Bigger Bench to decide
Thu, Sep 10, 2020

Bench: Maharashtra quota law not for 2020-21, PG admissions unaffected

Justice Arun Mishra retires today, leaving contested SC legacy
Wed, Sep 02, 2020

For critics, from the bench to the Bar, experts to courtwatchers, he became emblematic of a court that has diluted its check-and-balance role when it comes to questioning the Executive. His supporters, however, argue that much of this criticism has a political motive — and his record is more nuanced.

Prashant Bhushan fined Re 1, says case a moment for free speech
Tue, Sep 01, 2020

Hours after he was sentenced, Bhushan told a press conference that he would pay the fine, but he reserved his right to seek a review of the judgment holding him guilty of contempt.

SC backs UGC decision to hold exams, says states can seek deadline extension
Sat, Aug 29, 2020

However, the court allowed states and Union Territories, which may have postponed the exams in view of the Covid outbreak, to approach the University Grants Commission (UGC) for extension of the September 30 deadline.

Show on Muslim ‘infiltration’ in civil service: SC declines stay, HC stops broadcast
Sat, Aug 29, 2020

The show, which had claimed to be an “exposé” on the “infiltration of Muslims” in the civil services, was not broadcast at its scheduled time of 8 pm on Friday.

Top court says states can make categories in SCs, STs for deprived
Fri, Aug 28, 2020

The Bench, also comprising Justices Indira Banerjee, Vineet Saran, M R Shah, and Anirudha Bose, disagreed with a 2004 judgment of the Supreme Court in E V Chinnaiah v. State of Andhra Pradesh.

Citing Covid, SC says no to Muharram processions
Fri, Aug 28, 2020

The bench said if it grants the relief for the whole country, “there will be chaos” and “a whole community may be targeted for spreading” Covid-19. “We don’t want that.”

Prashant Bhushan firm on no apology; SC says criticise, but don’t attribute motives
Wed, Aug 26, 2020

The bench of Justices Arun Mishra, B R Gavai and Krishna Murari, while considering a supplementary statement filed by Bhushan, said criticism is welcome, but one “should not attribute motives to judges” since they cannot go to the press to defend themselves and “can only speak through our judgments”.

An apology will be contempt of my conscience: Bhushan to SC
Tue, Aug 25, 2020

The matter has been listed Tuesday "for effect of supplementary statement".

Prashant Bhushan to SC: Any apology will be contempt of my conscience
Tue, Aug 25, 2020

Prashant Bhushan was held guilty on August 14 by a bench of Justices Arun Mishra, B R Gavai and Krishna Murari over his tweets made on June 27 and 29.

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