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Political war of words erupts over Yakub Memon's execution

Jul 30, 2015

Political war of words erupts over Yakub Memon's execution

A political war of words erupted on Thursday over the execution of 1993 Mumbai blast convict Yakub Memon, with a section of opposition leaders speaking against the death sentence. #India #Congress #BJP #NewsTracker #Supreme Court #Shashi Tharoor #Death Penalty #Mercy plea #Asaduddin Owaisi #Yakub Memon #CJI HL Dattu
Supreme Court sets up 3-judge panel to decide Yakub Memon's fate today

Jul 29, 2015

Supreme Court sets up 3-judge panel to decide Yakub Memon's fate today

A three-judge bench was on Tuesday set up in the Supreme Court to decide the fate of Yakub Memon, the lone death row convict in 1993 Mumbai blasts case, after a two-judge bench was divided on his plea seeking stay of his execution scheduled on 30 July. #India #NewsTracker #Supreme Court #Death Penalty #1993 Mumbai blasts #Yakub Memon #CJI H L Dattu
Repeated mercy pleas violate principle of finality: Centre tells SC

Jul 22, 2015

Repeated mercy pleas violate principle of finality: Centre tells SC

Repeated mercy pleas before the President and the Governor by convicts seeking remission or commutation of their sentences violate the principle of finality, the Centre on Wednesday told the Supreme Court. #NewsTracker #Death Penalty #Life imprisonment #Mercy plea #death sentence commuted #CJI HL Dattu #The Supreme Court
Right to appoint judges is part of judicial independence: Lawyers body tells SC

Jun 18, 2015

Right to appoint judges is part of judicial independence: Lawyers body tells SC

The right of judiciary to insist on appointing judges is a "vital" part of its independence and basic structure of the Constitution which has been taken away by the National Judicial Appointments Commission (NJAC), a lawyers body on Thursday told the Supreme Court. #India #NewsTracker #Supreme Court #CJI #Mukul Rohtagi #Fali S Nariman #NJAC #SCAORA
RM Lodha committee asks BCCI questions on seven separate heads

May 18, 2015

RM Lodha committee asks BCCI questions on seven separate heads

The Supreme Court-appointed committee headed by former CJI RM Lodha, who has been assigned to make administrative reforms in BCCI, has sent out a questionnaire containing more than 80 queries under seven sub-heads to office-bearers of the cricket body. #Sports #BCCI #Cricket #N Srinivasan #SportsTracker #CJI RM Lodha
NJAC row: CJI HL Dattu has put his own 5-judge bench in an awkward position

Apr 29, 2015

NJAC row: CJI HL Dattu has put his own 5-judge bench in an awkward position

By declining to join the NJAC till the Supreme Court bench looking into the constitutionality, of the Act delivers a verdict the CJI has not only created a crisis, but also put his own five-judge bench in the awkward position of having to give him directions #Collegium System #NJAC Crisis #CJI HL Dattu. SC Bench
Should CJI HL Dattu defy the law? He has set a bad precedent on NJAC panel issue

Apr 29, 2015

Should CJI HL Dattu defy the law? He has set a bad precedent on NJAC panel issue

Dattu has precipitated a needless constitutional crisis by refusing to head the three-member panel to select two eminent persons to be part of the NJAC, which has the mandate to select and transfer judges. #Supreme Court #ConnectTheDots #Government #Chief Justice of India #Judiciary #National Judicial Appointments Commission #NJAC #CJI HL Dattu
PM Modi vs judiciary: It's a pointless war of jibes over 'five star' activists

Apr 07, 2015

PM Modi vs judiciary: It's a pointless war of jibes over 'five star' activists

At a seemingly innocuous conference with judges and chief ministers on Sunday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi took the opportunity to take on critics. #OnOurMind #Narendra Modi #Judiciary #CJI HL Dattu
Respect sacred days of all religions equally: SC judge writes to PM Modi over timing of conference

Apr 04, 2015

Respect sacred days of all religions equally: SC judge writes to PM Modi over timing of conference

Supreme Court Judge Kurian Joseph, who was pulled up by Chief Justice HL Dattu for not attending a judges conference scheduled for Good Friday, has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi #India #Narendra Modi #Supreme Court #TheySaidIt #CJI #Good Friday #Easter Sunday #Chief Justice HL Dattu #Justice Kurian Joseph #Religious Holidays