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.
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.
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.
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.
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”.
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."