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Justice Arun Mishra.(HT Photo)

The times when justice Arun Mishra made news

By Murali Krishnan | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 03, 2020 08:36 AM IST
Justice Mishra served as chief justice of the Rajasthan and Calcutta high courts before his elevation to the Supreme Court on July 7, 2014
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Justices Arun Mishra, BR Gavai and Krishna Murari say that after perusing the report filed by the CBI, they are satisfied that substantial investigation has been done.(HT FILE)
Justices Arun Mishra, BR Gavai and Krishna Murari say that after perusing the report filed by the CBI, they are satisfied that substantial investigation has been done.(HT FILE)
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Lawyer Dushyant Dave, president of the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA)(HT file photo)
Lawyer Dushyant Dave, president of the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA)(HT file photo)

Muted at justice Mishra’s farewell, says SC Bar head

By Murali Krishnan | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 03, 2020 12:45 AM IST
Lawyer Dushyant Dave, president of the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA),wrote a communication to Chief Justice of India (CJI) SA Bobde on Wednesday, protesting against how he was treated during a ceremonial farewell function for justice Arun Mishra.
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The text of the order sentencing Prashant Bhushan throws up a more disturbing picture.(PTI)
The text of the order sentencing Prashant Bhushan throws up a more disturbing picture.(PTI)

Bhushan case: SC sets a wrong precedent

UPDATED ON SEP 01, 2020 12:35 AM IST
The sentence does not, in any way, mitigate the original order, through which the court has restricted the space for criticism. A victory for those who believe in free speech would have been a review of the order itself.
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Mishra, who superannuates on September 2, will be a part of benches pronouncing key judgements.(File photo)
Mishra, who superannuates on September 2, will be a part of benches pronouncing key judgements.(File photo)

‘My conscience does not permit’: SC judge Arun Mishra declines farewell invites

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Arpan Rai | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 30, 2020 10:44 PM IST
Declining the requests made by bar bodies, Justice Mishra said, “However, taking into consideration the severe situation and sufferings the world over on account of the Covid-19 pandemic, my conscience does not permit me to participate in any farewell function.”
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Senior advocate Prashant Bhushan has declined to apologise for his tweets criticising the Supreme Court.(PTI File Photo)
Senior advocate Prashant Bhushan has declined to apologise for his tweets criticising the Supreme Court.(PTI File Photo)

Supreme Court reserves verdict on sentence against Prashant Bhushan over his tweets

By Murali Krishnan | Edited by Kanishka Sarkar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 25, 2020 03:47 PM IST
Senior counsel Rajeev Dhavan appearing for Prashant Bhushan said that court should not punish Bhushan and make a martyr of him. He suggested that the court should close the case after issuing a general direction that Bar should be restrained while criticising the court.
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Prashant Bhushan expressed dismay at the judgment of August 14, which, he said, arrived at a conclusion against him without providing any evidence of his motives.(Vipin Kumar/HT Photo)
Prashant Bhushan expressed dismay at the judgment of August 14, which, he said, arrived at a conclusion against him without providing any evidence of his motives.(Vipin Kumar/HT Photo)

Don’t punish Prashant Bhushan in contempt case, says AG KK Venugopal

By Murali Krishnan | Hindustan Times, New Delhi, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 21, 2020 05:36 AM IST
The Supreme Court, on August 14, held Bhushan guilty of contempt of court for two tweets — the first, on June 27, where he was critical of the top court and the role of the last four chief justices, and, the second, on June 29, where he criticised the current CJI.
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Attorney General of India, KK Venugopal appeared before the Supreme Court to say that Prashant Bhushan should not be punished in the contempt case.(Ajay Aggarwal/HT File Photo)
Attorney General of India, KK Venugopal appeared before the Supreme Court to say that Prashant Bhushan should not be punished in the contempt case.(Ajay Aggarwal/HT File Photo)

What KK Venugopal said in 1987 speech

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 21, 2020 03:18 AM IST
Thirty-three years after KK Venugopal made a speech which had more than a hint of criticism of certain tendencies in the judiciary, as AG, he pointed to it to suggest to the court that it should review its approach to the current case.
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The exact date on which the physical hearing will resume in Supreme Court is not clear yet.(Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)
The exact date on which the physical hearing will resume in Supreme Court is not clear yet.(Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)

Physical hearings in Supreme Court may resume soon

By Murali Krishnan | Hindustan Times, New Delhi, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 20, 2020 05:28 AM IST
According to additional registrar Mahesh T Patankar’s August 18 letter, three of the biggest court rooms in SC will be prepared for physical hearing and it will be ensured that social distancing and other norms laid down by medical experts are adhered to.
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The Supreme Court on Friday, Aug 14, 2020 held Bhushan guilty of contempt for his two derogatory tweets against the judiciary.(PTI File Photo)
The Supreme Court on Friday, Aug 14, 2020 held Bhushan guilty of contempt for his two derogatory tweets against the judiciary.(PTI File Photo)

Bhushan contempt case: SC to examine when can a judge be accused of corruption

By Abraham Thomas | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 18, 2020 01:34 AM IST
Prashant Bhushan gave an interview to Tehelka magazine published on September 5, 2009 alleging that half the past 16 chief justices of India (CJIs) had been corrupt. The matter will now be heard next Monday.
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While Reliance Jio is owned by Mukesh Ambani, RCom is led by his younger brother Anil Ambani.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
While Reliance Jio is owned by Mukesh Ambani, RCom is led by his younger brother Anil Ambani.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)

SC seeks details of spectrum users of insolvent firms

By Ishita Guha & Prathma Sharma | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 15, 2020 02:44 AM IST
A bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra asked Shyam Divan, counsel representing the resolution professional of RCom, that if Reliance Jio has been using the spectrum with RCom and whether Jio can pay the adjusted gross revenue (AGR)-related dues of RCom.
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An attack on the Supreme Court will hamper not just the confidence that the public has in the Supreme Court but will also shake the confidence that judges of other courts in the country have in the Supreme Court.(Hindustan Times)
An attack on the Supreme Court will hamper not just the confidence that the public has in the Supreme Court but will also shake the confidence that judges of other courts in the country have in the Supreme Court.(Hindustan Times)

SC holds Prashant Bhushan guilty of contempt for his tweets

By Murali Krishnan | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 15, 2020 12:33 AM IST
In a strongly worded judgment, a three-judge bench headed by justice Arun Mishra said that the allegations levelled in the tweets against the court and CJI are malicious in nature and have the tendency to scandalize the court and such conduct is not expected from Bhushan, who is a lawyer of 30 years standing at the Bar.
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Fathima, in her petition, had contended that female nudity, per se, will not constitute obscenity and children painting on their mother’s body cannot be construed as child abuse.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
Fathima, in her petition, had contended that female nudity, per se, will not constitute obscenity and children painting on their mother’s body cannot be construed as child abuse.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)

Children painting on mother’s semi-nude body gives wrong impression about our culture: SC

By Murali Krishnan | Hindustan Times, Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 07, 2020 03:21 PM IST
The court was hearing an anticipatory bail by Fathima AS, who is apprehending arrest for offences under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, 2012, and Information Technology (IT) Act, 2000, after she uploaded a video on social media of her two minor children painting on her semi-nude body in June.
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The Constitution bench of the Supreme Court will look at the controversy around its previous judgements.(Sunil Saxena/HT File Photo)
The Constitution bench of the Supreme Court will look at the controversy around its previous judgements.(Sunil Saxena/HT File Photo)

Supreme Court verdict in land acquisition case today

By Murali Krishnan | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 06, 2020 09:11 AM IST
The judgement by the five-judge bench will impact various land acquisitions made by different governments.
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Pawan is the last death row convict in the case to move the top court with his curative plea, the final legal remedy available to a person.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Pawan is the last death row convict in the case to move the top court with his curative plea, the final legal remedy available to a person.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

SC to consider Delhi 2012 death row convict Pawan Gupta’s curative plea

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 01, 2020 05:56 PM IST
The curative petition will be considered by a bench of justices N V Ramana, Arun Mishra, R F Nariman, R Banumathi and Ashok Bhushan in the chamber of Justice Ramana.
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AAP councillor Tahir Hussain possibly fled soon after the first information report (FIR) was registered at the Dayalpur police station in connection with IB staffer’s death.(@tahirhussainaap)
AAP councillor Tahir Hussain possibly fled soon after the first information report (FIR) was registered at the Dayalpur police station in connection with IB staffer’s death.(@tahirhussainaap)

News updates from Hindustan Times: AAP councillor Tahir Hussain, named in IB staffer’s murder, is absconding and all the latest news at this hour

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 29, 2020 08:53 AM IST
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Supreme Court Bar Association passed a resolution condemning the statements of Supreme Court judge justice Arun Mishra praising Prime Minister Narendra Modi.(File photo)
Supreme Court Bar Association passed a resolution condemning the statements of Supreme Court judge justice Arun Mishra praising Prime Minister Narendra Modi.(File photo)

Supreme Court bar association criticises justice Arun Mishra for PM praise

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 27, 2020 07:25 AM IST
The remarks by Justice Mishra came in for sharp criticism from SCBA, which, in its resolution, said such statements reflect poorly on the independence of judiciary.
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There have been suggestions that a special dispensary be set up at the top court complex to inoculate all visitors to the court.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
There have been suggestions that a special dispensary be set up at the top court complex to inoculate all visitors to the court.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)

Six Supreme Court judges down with swine flu, judges make a request

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 25, 2020 08:12 PM IST
The judge said Chief Justice of India Sharad Arvind Bobde had held one meeting in this context to figure out the steps that may be taken to check the virus from spreading any more.
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The five-judge bench passed an order turning down pleas by farmer bodies who sought the recusal of Justice Mishra from hearing the case.(File photo/ Hindustan)
The five-judge bench passed an order turning down pleas by farmer bodies who sought the recusal of Justice Mishra from hearing the case.(File photo/ Hindustan)

Won’t withdraw from Constitution bench: Justice Arun Mishra

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 24, 2019 01:59 AM IST
Justice Mishra’s 2018 judgement on compensation was at odds with a 2014 judgment of the court and the matter was then referred to a Constitution bench.
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A senior judge of the Supreme Court who is heading the constitution bench hearing petitions on the law acquisition law, will not recuse from the case, the Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday.(Sunil Saxena/HT File Photo)
A senior judge of the Supreme Court who is heading the constitution bench hearing petitions on the law acquisition law, will not recuse from the case, the Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday.(Sunil Saxena/HT File Photo)

No need to recuse, rules Supreme Court on demand that judge step away from case

By Bhadra Sinha | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 23, 2019 11:15 AM IST
Farmland owners had opposed justice Mishra heading the five-judge bench because he had authored one of the two judgements that has been referred to the constitution bench to determine its correctness.
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Supreme Court judge Arun Mishra on Tuesday took exception to a social media campaign and articles seeking his recusal from a Constitution bench hearing a batch of pleas challenging the validity of provisions related to compensation in the Land Acquisition Act.(HT Image)
Supreme Court judge Arun Mishra on Tuesday took exception to a social media campaign and articles seeking his recusal from a Constitution bench hearing a batch of pleas challenging the validity of provisions related to compensation in the Land Acquisition Act.(HT Image)

Justice Mishra refuses to recuse from land acquisition case

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 16, 2019 04:10 AM IST
“I will be the first person to sacrifice if the integrity of the institution is at stake,’’ said Mishra, who is heading the five-judge bench, while referring to certain social media posts and articles
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The police alleged Navlakha and others accused in the Bhima Koregaon case had Maoist links and were working towards toppling the government.(HT File Photo)
The police alleged Navlakha and others accused in the Bhima Koregaon case had Maoist links and were working towards toppling the government.(HT File Photo)

Gautam Navlakha’s arrest shield extended by Supreme Court till October 15

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 04, 2019 11:44 PM IST
Navlakha’s request to cancel a first information report (FIR) filed against him in the January 1, 2018 caste clashes at Bhima Koregaon in Maharasthra’s Pune district had been rejected by the Bombay high court.
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The bench termed as “inhuman” the situation where the people are not provided with any protective gear and they are dying during the process of cleaning of sewage and manholes across the country.(HT image)
The bench termed as “inhuman” the situation where the people are not provided with any protective gear and they are dying during the process of cleaning of sewage and manholes across the country.(HT image)

‘Sending people to gas chambers’: Supreme Court raps government for manual scavenging

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 18, 2019 03:41 PM IST
The Constitution has provided that all human beings are equal but they are not being given equal facilities by the authorities, it said.
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It took strong exception to the HC’s tinkering of its 2017 verdict on right to conduct administration and prayers in churches in a dispute between two factions.(HT image)
It took strong exception to the HC’s tinkering of its 2017 verdict on right to conduct administration and prayers in churches in a dispute between two factions.(HT image)

Malankara church case: SC rebukes Kerala HC judge over ‘indiscipline’

By HT Correspondent | New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 07, 2019 01:24 AM IST
Justice Arun Mishra, who led the bench, was so upset that he took the Kerala HC judge’s name in the open court and said: “Tell the judges in Kerala that they are part of India.”
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The SC has been concerned about growing air pollution in the city and has over the years ordered deterrent measures to prevent toxic vehicular emissions.(HT image)
The SC has been concerned about growing air pollution in the city and has over the years ordered deterrent measures to prevent toxic vehicular emissions.(HT image)

Supreme Court questions move to offer free Metro rides

By HT Correspondent | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 06, 2019 11:31 PM IST
Work on the Metro’s Phase IV had been stalled on account of this dispute between the two until the top court last month issued a directive for work to start.
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Dave says in letter that the case was listed without seeking the consent of the advocates and a judgment was passed in case on May 29, 2019.(HT image)
Dave says in letter that the case was listed without seeking the consent of the advocates and a judgment was passed in case on May 29, 2019.(HT image)

Advocate alleges ‘impropriety’ by SC bench in cases involving adani Group

By HT Correspondent | New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 17, 2019 03:07 AM IST
The case pertained to a dispute on a coal mining agreement between Rajasthan Rajya Vidyut Nigam Ltd and its joint venture partner Parsa Kenta Collieries Ltd, which is a part of Adani Group.
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The illegal Balayogi Shree Sadanand Maharaj Ashram situated inside Tungareshwar Wildlife Sanctuary.(HT image)
The illegal Balayogi Shree Sadanand Maharaj Ashram situated inside Tungareshwar Wildlife Sanctuary.(HT image)

Tungareshwar ashram: State seeks extension for demolition till after Ganpati, elections

By Badri Chatterjee | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON AUG 17, 2019 12:52 AM IST
This is the second time that the state has requested an extension for demolishing the ashram.
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It is this situation and loss of life that the government was trying to avoid, the top law officer told a bench led by Justice Arun Mishra.(PTI)
It is this situation and loss of life that the government was trying to avoid, the top law officer told a bench led by Justice Arun Mishra.(PTI)

Want to avoid repeat of Kashmir unrest of 2016: Centre tells Supreme Court

By Bhadra Sinha | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 14, 2020 12:10 PM IST
Venugopal said the government had proof that Kashmiri separatists, acting on instructions from across the border, had instigated people to hit the streets in 2016.
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It said that the authorities should be asked to provide status report on the steps taken by them to implement public health programme for reduction and prevention of suicides.(HT Photo)
It said that the authorities should be asked to provide status report on the steps taken by them to implement public health programme for reduction and prevention of suicides.(HT Photo)

SC seeks responses from Centre, states on plea to prevent suicides

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 02, 2019 09:16 PM IST
Referring to data provided by the Delhi Police, the petitioner said that 140 cases of suicides of children below 18 years were recorded between 2014 and 2018.
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A bench led by Justice Arun Mishra had on February 13 this year ordered the eviction of FDTs and OFTDs whose claims had been rejected.(PTI Image)
A bench led by Justice Arun Mishra had on February 13 this year ordered the eviction of FDTs and OFTDs whose claims had been rejected.(PTI Image)

States reviewing forest rights claims

By Bhadra Sinha & Jayashree Nandi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 31, 2019 01:21 AM IST
At least eight states have also admitted before the top court that the authorities had failed to follow due procedure under the law while deciding the claims of FDSTs and OTFD to forest land under the Scheduled Tribes and Other Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act of 2006.
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