Kaunain Sheriff M

Articles By Kaunain Sheriff M

How 10 murder cases fell: “Police tutored me…forced to sign blank papers”

Case by case: How 10 murder cases during Muzaffarnagar riots fell

The Muzaffarnagar whitewash: Like in murder, accused got away in rape, rioting cases too

At least 65 people were killed in the 2013 riots, all these cases were registered and investigation began when the Akhilesh Yadav government was in power, the trial spanned both his and the current BJP government.

Express investigation: In 40 of 41 Muzaffarnagar riot cases, including murder, all accused are acquitted

Hostile witnesses, missing evidence — court records of the 10 murder cases show glaring gaps in prosecution

Hunt for Law Secretary: 3 from outside ILS also in govt shortlist

Sources said this the second time that the Centre has invited applications for the post of Law Secretary. It is learnt that a committee headed by the Union Cabinet Secretary had shortlisted at least eight applicants who were interviewed on June 26.

More on HRD ministry slate, govt looks to create world-class institutes, promote research

In her Budget speech, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said that the NRF will be entrusted with an import function to assimilate research grants given by various ministries independent of each other.

Lokpal can’t function fully, yet to get complaint format nod

Sources said that the “majority” cases received by the Lokpal are related to “public grievance redress, pension and service related matters” which do not fall under the ambit of the Lokpal Act.

Explained: Ram Rahim applies for parole; what this means

Release of a convict while serving his or her sentence. Why is it granted, what are the conditions to fulfil?

Will raise issues related to Bengaluru’s crumbling infrastructure in Parliament: Tejasvi Surya

Bangalore South MP  Tejasvi Surya speaks to The Indian Express  about his first day in Parliament and issues he plans to raise in the House

UN report slams own handling of Myanmar Rohingya crisis

The UN report has made serious observations, stating that “even at the highest level of the organisation there was no common strategy”.

Centre ignores Collegium on Justice Kureshi, names another acting CJ in MP

The Collegium decision came in the backdrop of the incumbent Chief Justice of the High Court Justice Sanjay Kumar Seth retiring on June 9.

Government will reintroduce triple talaq Bill in house: Ravi Shankar Prasad

The Bill makes talaq-e-biddat a cognizable offence punishable by imprisonment up to three years.

Ravi Shankar Prasad’s priority: Filling vacancies in lower judiciary

At various forums including Parliament, Prasad has emphasised the need for setting up the All India Judicial Services to fill more than 5,000 vacant positions of judicial officers at district courts.

No religious angle in Hapur lynching case, UP Police tells Supreme Court

The trial court hearing the case has framed charges of murder, attempt to murder, rioting, rioting armed with deadly weapon, in connection with the alleged mob lynching of Qasim Qureishi. Qasim, 45, was beaten to death by a mob on a sugarcane field in Pilkhuwa town of Hapur, in western UP, in June 2018.

Lok Sabha Election Results 2019: ‘Naamdars’ lose, across non-NDA parties, across states

Lok Sabha Election Results 2019: The top of the pack among dynasts to fall was Congress president Rahul Gandhi, defeated from the family pocketborough of Amethi.

File sent back, Government clears four judges for apex court

The central government has also appointed Advocates Vishal Mishra and Vishal Dhagat as judges of the Madhya Pradesh High Court.

Ex-SC judge regrets NJAC verdict; court being intimidated, says Arun Jaitley

The NJAC was meant to replace the existing Collegium system to appoint judges to the higher judiciary. Justice Joseph said that the Collegium system to appoint judges to the higher judiciary is “defective and needs to be streamlined”.

Give me copy of clean chit to CJI: Woman to SC in-house panel probing sexual harassment allegations

Citing the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013, she underlined that “both parties have a right to receive the report”.

Not in my name, SC citing 2003 order that was bad in law to bury report: Indira Jaising on CJI sexual harassment case

“This is a scandal. Indira Jaising v Supreme Court of India was also a case of sexual harassment by a sitting High Court of Karnataka. It is a pre-RTI case and is bad in law..." Jaisingh tweeted.

‘This episode is going to haunt SC in years to come’: Justice AP Shah on CJI sexual harassment case

Former Delhi High Court Chief Justice A P Shah on the alleged sexual harassment case against CJI Gogoi, and the in-house panel's clean chit.

CJI sexual harassment case: Not likely to get justice, says woman complainant, walks out of SC probe

The complainant has alleged she was not allowed to have the presence of her lawyer in the in-house committee adding that she felt "intimidated and nervous in the presence of three Hon'ble Judges of the Supreme Court and without having a lawyer or support person."