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Plea to cancel Sanjay Dutt's jail term rejected by Maharashtra Governor

Sep 24, 2015

Plea to cancel Sanjay Dutt's jail term rejected by Maharashtra Governor

Maharashtra Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao has rejected a plea to waive off the remaining jail term of actor Sanjay Dutt, convicted in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case. #NewsTracker #Supreme Court #Sanjay Dutt #Mumbai #Maharashtra #Markandey Katju #Home Department #jail term #1993 Mumbai serial blasts case #Vidyasagar Rao
Justice Katju moves SC to squash Parliament's resolution against him

Jun 30, 2015

Justice Katju moves SC to squash Parliament's resolution against him

Retd Justice Markandey Katju, former apex court judge, on Monday moved the Supreme Court seeking quashing of resolutions passed against him by both Houses of Parliament for calling Mahatama Gandhi and Subhash C Bose as British and Japanese "agents" respectively. #India #NewsTracker #Supreme Court #parliament #Markandey Katju
Time for SC to set up a SIT to focus on how TN judiciary is being compromised

Feb 13, 2015

Time for SC to set up a SIT to focus on how TN judiciary is being compromised

SC could start by appointing a SIT to investigate what is really going on in Tamil Nadu’s judiciary. The lower courts seem close to losing their independence to political powerplay. #HowThisWorks #PIL #Madras High Court #Markandey Katju #Judicial Independence #CJI HL Dattu #CAG Appointment
SC collegium's final act shows us why its opacity needed to end

Jan 06, 2015

SC collegium's final act shows us why its opacity needed to end

The SC collegium, which operated in an opaque way, has taken a controversial decision in one of its last acts before it is replaced by the National Judicial Appointments Commission #Markandey Katju #HL Dattu #SC Collegium #NJAC #Transfer of Judges
HC dismisses Katju's claims against former CJI, says blog can't be used as proof

Oct 14, 2014

HC dismisses Katju's claims against former CJI, says blog can't be used as proof

Statements in a blog are personal opinion which cannot be treated as an evidence, the Delhi High Court on Tuesday said and dismissed a plea for a CBI probe into allegation by Justice (Rtd) Markandey Katju who had blogged that a former CJI had made "improper compromises" to favour a High Court judge despite adverse IB report against him. #NewsTracker #CJI #Delhi HC #Markandey Katju #Katju #CBI probe #HC
KCR's comments on media highly objectionable, says Katju

Sep 11, 2014

KCR's comments on media highly objectionable, says Katju

Press Council of India (PCI) Chairperson Justice (retd) Markandey Katju today termed the reported comments made by Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao with regard to the media as "highly objectionable and totally unacceptable in a democracy". #Media #NewsTracker #K. Chandrasekhar Rao #Press Council of India #Markandey Katju #KCR
Exposing graft doesn't defame judiciary, says Katju

Sep 08, 2014

Exposing graft doesn't defame judiciary, says Katju

Former Supreme Court judge Markandey Katju, who recently court a controversy for talking about "judicial corruption", today attacked his critics, questioning how exposing graft defames judiciary while corruption by judges does not. #TheySaidIt #Judiciary #graft #Markandey Katju #Katju #defaming judiciary
All India Bar Association opposes Katju's views on CJI appointment

Aug 28, 2014

All India Bar Association opposes Katju's views on CJI appointment

The All India Bar Association today brought to President Pranab Mukherjee's attention its "deep anguish" on views of Press Council of India Chairman Markandey Katju that the Chief Justice of India should be selected on merit and not on the basis of seniority, saying the current system as stood the test of time. #NewsTracker #CJI #Chief Justice of India #Markandey Katju #Katju #All India Bar Association
Govt Vs judiciary: Why the SC must back off and not encroach on executive domain

Aug 25, 2014

Govt Vs judiciary: Why the SC must back off and not encroach on executive domain

The confrontation that's brewing between executive and judiciary is partly because in the last 25 years the judiciary encroached onto executive space, aided by weak coalition governments who failed to assert themselves #ConnectTheDots #InMyOpinion #Executive Vs Judiciary #Markandey Katju #SH Kapadia #Judicial appointments #LoP #Judicial Independence #NJAC Bills
Media needs to combat all social evils: Markandey Katju

Aug 18, 2014

Media needs to combat all social evils: Markandey Katju

Press Council of India (PCI) Chairman Justice (retd) Markandey Katju today said that the country had been passing through a very painful and agonising phase and exhorted the media to take leadership to combat feudal mindset and superstition in the society. #Media #TheySaidIt #Press Council of India #Markandey Katju #Katju #social evils