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president ram nath kovind gives nod to ordinance on death penalty for rape of minors below 12

want create site? find free wordpress themes and plugins.above: president ram nath kovindpresident ram nath kovind has signed the criminal law amendment ordinance, 2018 to amend protection of children from sexual offences act (pocso) thus allowing capital punishment to those who are convicted of raping children upto the age of 12 years.on saturday (april 21), the union cabinet had approved the ordinance mandating death penalty to those who found guilty of raping children upto the age of 12 years and had sent it for president’s assent. after president’s assent, the government notified it by publishing it in the gazette.the cabinet decision had come in the wake of the kathua gang-rape case which created a huge uproar, prompting the ministr...




media watch - india legal

want create site? find free wordpress themes and plugins.no, sarkar! the news and current affairs channel ndtv 24x7, run by prannoy and radhika roy, has never been a favourite watch for the establishment because of its brutally candid approach to news and espousal of liberal points of view. with stalwarts like barkha dutt, rajdeep sardesai and maya mirchandani along with hundreds of others who have quit before and after political and financial pressure—least among them the raids on the roys’ premises by economic offences sleuths—the powers-that-be expected the channel to be bleating like a lamb.instead, with bold anchors like srinivasan jain, nidhi razdan, sonia singh, vikram chandra and vishnu som stepping in to fill the breach, the c...




case withdrawals by up government: hall of infamy

want create site? find free wordpress themes and plugins.above: swami chinmayananda saraswati/photo: unithe up government’s attempt to withdraw criminal cases against its politicians has revealed the moral vacuum and lawlessness prevalent in the state  ~by govind pant raju in lucknowwhile the public perception of the tenure of uttar pradesh chief minister yogi adityanath is still unclear, the state government has stood by its promises of “ram rajya” for the party associates. so much so that it is covering up serious criminal cases registered against these people.the state government announced that it would withdraw all cases registered owing to political rivalry. this resulted in the withdrawal of about 20,000 registered cases, includ...




cabinet nod for death in rape of child under 12

want create site? find free wordpress themes and plugins.above: maneka gandhi   the union cabinet today approved an ordinance mandating death penalty to those guilty of raping minors below 12 years of age.the decision comes in the wake of the kathua gang-rape case which create...




delhi durbar - india legal

want create site? find free wordpress themes and plugins.modi’s uk spinprime minister narendra modi’s london visit was carefully choreographed and orchestrated by his spin doctors in delhi. it was possibly the first mass-televised election pitch made by the pm who is a master of such events and he had the crowds—a pre-vetted and carefully selected audience of modi fans—in thrall. to indian audiences, it appeared as if the whole of great britain was laying out the red carpet for his visit to the commonwealth summit. actually, even as officials briefed journalists about how modi was getting special treatment at the chogm meet, they could not divert attention from the protests which were already taking place against his visit given the ...




opposition move against cji: impeachment drama

want create site? find free wordpress themes and plugins.above: congress leaders ghulam nabi azad and kapil sibal, cpi’s d raja and lawyer kts tulsi at a press meet on cji’s impeachment move/photo: unithough seven parties have submitted a notice for chief justice dipak misra’s impeachment, what are its chances of succeeding?  ~by sujit bharthe congress, along with six other opposition parties—the cpi(m), ncp, sp, cpi, bsp and iuml—submitted a notice for the impeachment of chief justice of india (cji) dipak misra to vice-president and rajya sabha chairman m venkaiah naidu on april 20. the tmc and the dmk, initially rooting for the impeach­ment, decided to stay out of the process.several issues emerge from this action. first, the c...




unnao rape exposes police complicity

want create site? find free wordpress themes and plugins.above:  rape accused bjp mla kuldeep singh sengar coming out of the cbi court in lucknow/photo: unithe shocking attack on a minor girl and her brave and futile fight to get justice show the callousness of a compromised police and casts doubts on yogi adityanath’s claims of the state being safe for women~by atul chandra in lucknowyogi adityanath, who loves to pat himself on the back for making uttar pradesh safe for women, faced his first severe test when he appeared to have ignored a minor girl’s immolation bid outside his official 5, kalidas marg residence on april 8. while the girl was saved, she left the government and the up police badly singed.the girl, in her complaint, accu...




yashwant sinha quits bjp - india legal

want create site? find free wordpress themes and plugins.former finance minister and bjp leader yashwant sinha, who has had a running battle with his party over several issues – his battle with current finance minister arun jaitley is well known – has finally quit the party. he made this announcement in patna and said that he was taking “sanyas” from politics as well.the 80-year-old sinha, whose son jayant is th...




will simultaneous polls help democracy?

want create site? find free wordpress themes and plugins.~by inderjit badhwarthe issue of holding simultaneous elections to the lok sabha and state assemblies is once again in the news. a draft white paper has been released by the law commission that recommends holding of such elections and even suggests that it could be done in 2019 itself, when lok sabha polls will be held. it also moots the idea of making changes in the constitution to realise the objective.india legal in its february 12, 2018, editorial had already picked up the issue right after prime minister narendra modi had floated the idea. the write-up delved into every possible angle involved—legal, political and economic—and analysed the pros and cons as well as the backgrou...




govt counsel explains that no human rights issues will arise from aadhaar data

want create site? find free wordpress themes and plugins.the supreme court constitution bench of chief justice dipak misra and justices ak sikri, am khanwilkar, dy chandrachud and ashok bhushan resumed hearing on the batch of petitions challenging the validity of aadhaar act and aadhaar linkages on thursday (april 19) with senior counsel rakesh dwivedi, speaking for the government.justice sikri said: “if there would be no conflict, there would be no courts.”dwivedi said: “parallely we witnessed we had slaves and in india too, we’re wrapped in the casteism. there are humans who were criminals and who were not. those who were untouchables, were suffering double apartheid.”he also quoted nobel laureate economist amartya sen, saying:...




kodnani acquitted; babu bajrangi’s conviction upheld

want create site? find free wordpress themes and plugins. above: maya kodnani (file picture)former bjp minister maya kodnani was given clean chit by the gujarat high court on friday (april 20) in the 2002 naroda patiya riot case.the court acquitted kodnani (she was sentenced to 28 years in prison earlier) giving her the benefit of the doubt, while upholding former bajrang dal leader babu bajrangi’s conviction. bajrangi was handed out imprisonment till death.in august 2017, the division bench of justices harsha devani and as supehiya of gujarat high court had reserved the order.the accused had challenged the special investigation team (sit) court’s order in the high court which had sentenced 32 people, including kodnani, to life imprison...




bcci should be brought under the scope of rti, law commission proposes

want create site? find free wordpress themes and plugins.above: law commission of india chairman justice b s chauhanthe law commission of india (lci) has proposed to the law ministry that the board of control for cricket in india (bcci) should be brought under the ambit of the right to information act (rti), deeming it an answerable “public body”.lci noted in its 124-page report that “bcci exercises ‘state-like’ powers, affecting the fundamental rights of the stakeholders, guaranteed under part iii of the constitution” and recommended “bcci be viewed as an agency or instrument of state, under article 12 of the constitution, thereby making it amenable to the writ jurisdiction of the supreme court under article 32”.the report f...




2g scam probe: delhi hc issues notice to all essar group promoters

want create site? find free wordpress themes and plugins.the delhi high court on friday (april 20) issued notice to seek response of all essar group promoters on the cbi’s plea challenging their acquittal in a case arising out of 2g scam case probe.the central bureau of investigation (cbi) had moved the delhi high court challenging the special court judgment acquitting the ruia brothers and the proprietors of the loop telecom and loop mobiles in connection with the 2g spectrum allocation scam. in their plea filed through special public prosecutor sanjeev bhandari, the cbi had stated that the trial court had failed to appreciate the evidence on record.the cbi alleged that observations made by the special judge while acquitting all accused...




irctc tender scam: delhi court grants cbi more time

want create site? find free wordpress themes and plugins.above:lalu prasad yadav (file picture)  patiala house court special judge arvind kumar granted more time to the cbi for the procurement of sanctions against the accused — lalu prasad yadav, rabri devi, tejaswi yadav and others in the irctc tender scam on friday (april 18). the court directed the cbi to file all the related documents by the next date of hearing, may 9.the matter is related to the alleged corruption in handing out a management contract for two irctc hotels to a private company. this happened during lalu’s tenure as railway minister (2004-2009). it was alleged that he illegally handed over maintenance deals of two irctc hotels, that is, bnr ranch and bnr puri to suja...




opposition parties submit notice for cji’s impeachment to rajya sabha chairman

want create site? find free wordpress themes and plugins.above: cji dipak misra (file picture) the congress along with six other opposition parties — cpi(m), ncp, sp, cpi, bsp and iuml — submitted a notice for impeachment of chief justice of india (cji) dipak misra to the vice-president and rajya sabha chairman m venkaiah naidu on friday, april 20.the congress moved the notice for impeachment citing various grounds of misbehaviour by the cji. congress raised questions on the manner in which cji has dealt with certain cases. it cited the january 12 press conference of four judges of supreme court saying: “when the judges of the supreme court themselves believe that the judiciary’s independence is at threat, alluding to the functioning...




sc tells centre to confiscate dawood’s properties

want create site? find free wordpress themes and plugins.the supreme court bench headed by justice r k agrawal on friday (april 20) directed the centre to confiscate fugitive underworld don dawood ibrahim’s properties.the bench passed the order while dismissing plea by ibrahim’s sister hasina parkar and amina bi kaskar against the attachment of dawood’s properties in mumbai.reports suggested that atleast seven properties of ibrahim wou...




goct counsel explains that no human rights issues will arise from aadhaar data

want create site? find free wordpress themes and plugins.the supreme court constitution bench of chief justice dipak misra and justices ak sikri, am khanwilkar, dy chandrachud and ashok bhushan resumed hearing on the batch of petitions challenging the validity of aadhaar act and aadhaar linkages on thursday (april 19) with senior counsel rakesh dwivedi, speaking for the government.justice sikri said: “if there would be no conflict, there would be no courts.”dwivedi said: “parallely we witnessed we had slaves and in india too, we’re wrapped in the casteism. there are humans who were criminals and who were not. those who were untouchables, were suffering double apartheid.”he also quoted nobel laureate economist amartya sen, saying:...




delhi flying club staff evicted, pray for de-sealing

want create site? find free wordpress themes and plugins.photo courtesy: ashish bhatnagar/wikimediaover 50 employees of the delhi flying club and their families, who were evicted from their homes at safdarjung airport and their residences sealed on april 18, have urgently appealed to the delhi high court to order the airports authority of india to unseal their homes.a bench of acting chief justice gita mittal and justice c hari shankar is hearing the matter. the club has 85 students, 85 staff and around 1,077 members. the staff will have to be relocated and all their dues cleared.the original petition seeking a writ of mandamus to ask the government to constitute the airports appellate tribunal was filed in 2015. the present petition also se...




supreme court site allegedly hacked into

want create site? find free wordpress themes and plugins.the supreme court website http://supremecourtofindia.nic.in/ has been down for over an hour and-a-half now, almost immediately after the judge loya verdict was delivered this morning by the chief justice bench. reports have been going around that the site has been hacked by unknown people...




kathua bar association case: “you have the right to practice, doesn't mean you will stop the course of justice,” says cji

want create site? find free wordpress themes and plugins.chief justice dipak misra on thursday (april 19) asked the petitioner from the bar council of kathua a pointed question. he said: “you have the right to practice, doesn’t mean you will stop the course of justice. why will they go to the magistrate’s house?”the supreme court bench of the cji and justices a m khanwilkar and d y chandrachud is hearing the petition related to the horrific rape and murder of an eight-year-old nomadic girl in the kathua district of jammu and the hooligan-like protest of lawyers thereafter, preventing the police from going to court to file the charge sheet against the eight they had apprehended in the case. this has created a nation-wide furore and ...