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Actively considering live telecast of Supreme Court proceedings, says CJI NV Ramana
India

Actively considering live telecast of Supreme Court proceedings, says CJI NV Ramana

The CJI, however, said before initiating concrete steps in this regard, he would seek general consensus among his colleagues in the top court

Use seized oxygen concentrators for COVID-infected cops, judicial officers: Delhi court to police
India

Use seized oxygen concentrators for COVID-infected cops, judicial officers: Delhi court to police

The court said that it will not solve any "useful purpose" to retain the oxygen concentrators in the police storehouse and the same should be circulated back for needy patients

Courts are institutions of governance, must be open to criticism, says Harish Salve
India

Courts are institutions of governance, must be open to criticism, says Harish Salve

Salve made the remarks while addressing the 16th Justice PD Desai Memorial Lecture on 'Criticism of judiciary, contempt jurisdiction and its use in the age of social media'

Catholic priest, nun sentenced to life in Sister Abhaya murder case; duo to serve seven years for evidence tampering
India

Catholic priest, nun sentenced to life in Sister Abhaya murder case; duo to serve seven years for evidence tampering

The court, on Tuesday, had found the two guilty of the murder of Sister Abhaya, who was found dead in a well in St Pius Convent in Kottayam in Kerala in 1992

Farmers' Protests: SC tells Centre 'your negotiations haven't worked', suggests forming committee to resolve stand-off
India

Farmers' Protests: SC tells Centre 'your negotiations haven't worked', suggests forming committee to resolve stand-off

The apex court bench comprising Chief Justice S A Bobde, and justices AS Bopanna and V Ramasubramanian also directed the petitioners to make the protesting farmer unions parties to the pleas and posted the matter for hearing on Thursday

Ex-Madras HC judge CS Karnan arrested for 'offensive remarks' on SC, HC judges, their wives
India

Ex-Madras HC judge CS Karnan arrested for 'offensive remarks' on SC, HC judges, their wives

Karnan's arrest has come a day after the Madras High Court directed DGP and Chennai Police Commissioner to personally appear before it on 7 December to apprise the court of the progress on the probe against him

Personal experiences, helplessness spurred us to fight for judicial reforms, say petitioners ahead of SC verdict on sexual assault cases
India

Personal experiences, helplessness spurred us to fight for judicial reforms, say petitioners ahead of SC verdict on sexual assault cases

The women who triggered the change feel there's still a long way to go in building a justice system which is intimidating for the abuser, and not daunting for the victim.

SC reserves order on Tej Bahadur's plea against rejection of nomination paper to contest against Narendra Modi
Politics

SC reserves order on Tej Bahadur's plea against rejection of nomination paper to contest against Narendra Modi

Tej Bahadur had moved the SC after the Allahabad High Court dismissed his petition against the election commission's decision to reject his nomination papers during the 2019 Lok Sabha election. He was dismissed from BSF in 2017 after he posted a video online complaining about the quality of food served to the troops

Bail for some, jail for others: Understanding the skewed reasoning of the apex court's judicial process
India

Bail for some, jail for others: Understanding the skewed reasoning of the apex court's judicial process

While it is encouraging that the grant of bail has been prioritised in some cases, a number of other journalists are languishing in prison, with the top court doing little about their plight

Jagan Mohan Reddy's faceoff with judiciary: Here's what law states on A-G's consent for criminal contempt cases
India

Jagan Mohan Reddy's faceoff with judiciary: Here's what law states on A-G's consent for criminal contempt cases

Attorney General KK Venugopal recently refused to give his consent to initiate criminal contempt proceedings against YS Jagan Mohan Reddy and his advisor

Centre using sedition law to curb free speech, says former Supreme Court justice MB Lokur
India

Centre using sedition law to curb free speech, says former Supreme Court justice MB Lokur

Speaking on the contempt of court issue related to lawyer Prashant Bhushan, the former apex court judge said his statements were misread

Kafeel Khan case: UP's refusal to comply with court order grim example of how states can subvert Constitution
India

Kafeel Khan case: UP's refusal to comply with court order grim example of how states can subvert Constitution

Deciding on the punishment is the job of the courts and a state government cannot assume that responsibility.

By quashing FIRs against foreign Tablighi Jamaat members, Bombay HC shows govt that Muslims can’t be singled out for prosecution
India

By quashing FIRs against foreign Tablighi Jamaat members, Bombay HC shows govt that Muslims can’t be singled out for prosecution

One hopes that the powers that be will take note of the judgement, which quashed the FIRs against 29 foreign Tablighi Jamaat attendees, and mend the errors in their ways. It’s about time someone read the Riot Act to the executive branch

Supreme Court is about to score an own goal in Prashant Bhushan case; jailing him will turn 'dissident' into public hero
India

Supreme Court is about to score an own goal in Prashant Bhushan case; jailing him will turn 'dissident' into public hero

The only way for the Supreme Court to save face right now is if Bhushan apologises. If they don't sentence him for contempt, the message sent would be that the Court bowed to public pressure. If they do, then Bhushan becomes a hero and photos of him happily walking into prison are on the front page of every newspaper.

Prashant Bhushan case: 'No contempt', say 41 practicing lawyers, urge SC to take 'corrective steps'
India

Prashant Bhushan case: 'No contempt', say 41 practicing lawyers, urge SC to take 'corrective steps'

The lawyers also questioned the Supreme Court's 'utter disregard' about the presence of the Attorney General, a 'highly-respected lawyer of great eminence.'

Reporter has fundamental right to publish news that may not be palatable to administration: Calcutta HC
India

Reporter has fundamental right to publish news that may not be palatable to administration: Calcutta HC

The Calcutta High Court made the observation while allowing an anticipatory bail plea moved by an ETV reporter whose story on bribery among police officials earned him an FIR.

SC's actions in Prashant Bhushan, Twitter case show court as vehicle for administration, not dispenser of justice
India

SC's actions in Prashant Bhushan, Twitter case show court as vehicle for administration, not dispenser of justice

If Twitter has an obligation to unilaterally take down tweets without an order, then the SC must not just state the source of this obligation but also spell out when this obligation is activated

'Bloodstains on lathis, no CCTV footage': P Jayaraj and Fenix thrashed all night by Sathankulam Police personnel, finds Judicial Magistrate’s report
India

'Bloodstains on lathis, no CCTV footage': P Jayaraj and Fenix thrashed all night by Sathankulam Police personnel, finds Judicial Magistrate’s report

Mentioning Head Constable Revathy's statement in a four-page report to the Madras High Court Madurai Bench, the Judicial Magistrate probing the deaths said she feared to receive threats if she revealed the facts. In her statement, Revathy told the JM that the two persons were 'beaten up the entire night by police personnel there (Sathankulam PS) using lathis.'

Hit by job cuts during COVID-19 and constricted by an outdated law on legal advertising, young lawyers struggle to become self-reliant
India

Hit by job cuts during COVID-19 and constricted by an outdated law on legal advertising, young lawyers struggle to become self-reliant

While the law fraternity had been hoping for a progressive easing of the restrictions, the contrasting opinion pronounced by the court has created a sense of dismay and shock in the legal society.