Category: Judiciary

Rajiv assassination: SC expresses unhappiness over pendency of convict’s plea for pardon

New Delhi, Nov 3: The Supreme Court Tuesday expressed unhappiness over the pendency of a plea by a convict seeking pardon in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case for over two years with the Tamil Nadu Governor. The top court asked the counsel for petitioner A G Perarivalan, who is […]

Judges should be fearless in their decisions: SC’s Justice N V Ramana

New Delhi, Oct 18: The seniormost judge of the Supreme Court Justice N V Ramana has said the greatest strength of the judiciary is the faith of people in it and judges must be steadfast in holding on to their principles and fearless in their decisions to withstand all […]

Tablighi case: Freedom of speech & expression most abused right in recent times, says SC

New Delhi, Oct 8: The Supreme Court Thursday said freedom of speech and expression is the most abused right in recent times. A bench headed by Chief Justice S A Bobde, which was hearing pleas of Jamiat Ulama I Hind and others alleging that a section of media was […]

Bhushan files fresh plea in SC seeking review of punishment in contempt case

New Delhi, Oct 1: Activist-lawyer Prashant Bhushan moved the Supreme Court on Thursday seeking review of the August 31 sentencing order to either pay nominal fine of Re 1 or face a three-month jail term and debarment from law practice for three years in the contempt case for his […]

Mehbooba Mufti detention case: SC asks J-K administration to respond to plea

New Delhi, Sep 29: The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked the Jammu and Kashmir administration to respond to Iltija Mufti’s amended plea challenging the detention of her mother and former chief minister Mehbooba Mufti under the J-K Public Safety Act, saying detention cannot be forever and “some via media” […]

SC refers 2009 contempt case against Bhushan to other bench

New Delhi, Aug 25: The Supreme Court Tuesday decided to refer to another bench the 2009 contempt case against activist-lawyer Prashant Bhushan and journalist Tarun Tejpal to deal with certain larger questions related to freedom of speech and levelling of corruption charges against the judiciary. The apex court in […]

SC grants 30 minutes to Bhushan to reconsider his stand on contemptuous tweets

New Delhi, Aug 25:  The Supreme Court Tuesday granted 30 minutes to activist-lawyer Prashant Bhushan, convicted for contempt, to ‘think over’ his stand of not expressing regret over his tweets against the judiciary. The top court granted another opportunity to Bhushan after Attorney General K K Venugopal sought […]

Foreign attendees of Tablighi event made scapegoat, says HC

Mumbai, Aug 22: The Aurangabad bench of the Bombay High Court has said that the foreign nationals, who had attended the Tablighi Jamaat event held in Delhi in March this year, were made “scapegoats” and allegations were levelled that they were responsible for spreading COVID-19 in the country. A […]

Babri Masjid demolition case: SC extends deadline till Sept 30 for verdict

New Delhi, Aug 22:  The Supreme Court has extended by a month the deadline for completion of trial in the 1992 Babri Masjid demolition case involving 32 accused, including BJP veterans L K Advani, M M Joshi and Uma Bharti, and said that judgement should be delivered by […]

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