Tag: High Court

Tushar Gandhi opposes Mahatma assassination's reprobe, SC questions his locus standi

Supreme Court to go partially paperless from today

After an announcement by Chief Justice of India JS Khehar, the Supreme Court will go only partially paperless from Monday after the summer vacation. It is to be noted that the concept of paperless court involves “technical and functional issues”, “it is proposed to implement the project gradually, as it[Read More…]

Justice denied: Nirbhaya & Bilkis Bano

“Rape, is the most heinous form of murder. A murder victim dies just once. A rape victim dies every day till she is alive.” These lines were told to me by a Psychology student who was working first-hand among Rape victims for her Doctoral thesis about 20 years back. I[Read More…]

Justice Karnan, run-ins with the judiciary

Ending all speculations, the Apex Court on Tuesday declared that Justice CS Karnan was guilty of contempt of court and sentenced him to 6-month imprisonment. It is to be noted that he is the first sitting judge to be charged with contempt in the history of Indian judiciary. Justice Karnan[Read More…]

SC raises doubts over Calcutta HC judge’s sanity

On Monday, the Supreme Court ordered a medical examination of Justice CS Karnan of the Calcutta High Court. The court has also ordered for a medical board to be formed to investigate Justice Karnan’s mental condition. The medical examination is scheduled on May 5 and the reports are to be[Read More…]

No rules to return Sahitya Akademi award: HC

The Delhi High Court cleared on that there cannot be guidelines for returning the Sahitya Akademi awards as the akademi’s constitution did not provide for taking back any award. The High Court rejected a PIL which was asking for directions from the Centre to formulate rules in the event of[Read More…]

Chief Justices appointed in four High Courts

A set of new Chief Justices for High Courts were appointed on Friday. The high court in Kerala, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Jharkhand were appointed with fresh Chief Justices. According to Law Ministry sources, acting Chief Justice of Patna High Court Hemant Gupta has been appointed Chief Justice of Madhya[Read More…]

JuD chief Hafiz Saeed challenges house arrest in Lahore High Court

Jamaat-ud-Dawa chief Hafiz Saeed along with four others has challenged their house arrest on Wednesday in the Lahore High Court. Justice Sardar Muhammad Shamim Khan will hear their petition today. Hafiz Saeed, Malik Zafar Iqbal, Abdur Rehman Abid, Qazi Kashif Hussain and Abdullah Ubaid challenged their detention through senior advocate[Read More…]

Delhi EC rejects plea to remove party symbols from EVM

The Delhi state election commission has dismissed a plea which demands the removal of candidates’ party symbols from electronic voting machines (EVM) in upcoming civic polls. The Poll panel told a bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice Sangita Dhingra Sehgal, “(Any order on) the petition would directly affect[Read More…]

SC to initiate contempt proceedings against a HC judge

The Supreme Court will start contempt proceedings against a sitting Calcutta high court judge who, a few months back, slammed his colleagues with allegations of corruptions. A bench of seven judges headed by the Chief Justice of India JS Khehar was set on Wednesday morning to issue a directive against[Read More…]

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