The staffer, in a letter to the committee, said that the inquiry should be conducted along the lines of the Vishakha Guidelines laid down by the SC, which mandates that the committee should have majority women members and an external woman member to “ensure fairness and impartiality.”
Speaking to The Indian Express, Laxman Singh Negi, a senior assistant with the Rajya Sabha Secretariat, said that his request to defend the complainant was ignored and the woman was not “given an opportunity” to defend herself.
Justice Chandrachud had expressed the sole dissenting opinion in a 4:1 verdict that had upheld the Aadhaar Act. Jamaican Chief Justice Bryan Sykes and Justice David Batts chose to go by his view rather than the majority ruling.
The decision comes almost five months after The Indian Express published the Implant Files, a series of investigative reports on the unregulated medical device industry in India where devices are advertised, sold, and surgically implanted under regulatory systems riddled with holes.
In rulings on Rafale deal documents that media had published, Supreme Court dwelt on freedom of press while allowing the documents to be relied upon. The previous rulings cited by the Bench, and what it said.
According to the government, the National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA)’s decision, which came into effect on March 8, has resulted in the drop of prices of up to 85 per cent of 105 brands, including the critical breast cancer injection drug.
The Official Secrets Act: The most recent conviction under the Act came in 2018, when a Delhi court held former diplomat Madhuri Gupta, who had served at the Indian High Commission in Islamabad, guilty under the OSA.
In a strongly-worded directive, the NHRC said that “though there is an atmosphere of grief and anger” across the country after the terrorist attack on the CRPF convoy, “a civilized society cannot accept such kind of violence by the people against their fellow countrymen”.
At its last meeting on January 16, the collegium headed by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi said: “As regards Shri Wasim Sadiq Nargal, Advocate, consideration of the proposal for his elevation is deferred for the present.