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Former SC judge Nariman wants deadline for govt to respond on collegium picks

His comments come at the time when law minister Kiren Rijiju has repeatedly criticised the collegium system, and the Supreme Court has pushed back.

Indian Supreme Court Judge Justice Rohinton Fali Nariman (C) is welcomed onstage during an event in Ahmedabad on March 5, 2016. - Justice Nariman was delivering the eleventh Justice PD Desai Memorial Lecture in Ahmedabad. (Photo by SAM PANTHAKY / AFP) (AFP)
Indian Supreme Court Judge Justice Rohinton Fali Nariman (C) is welcomed onstage during an event in Ahmedabad on March 5, 2016. - Justice Nariman was delivering the eleventh Justice PD Desai Memorial Lecture in Ahmedabad. (Photo by SAM PANTHAKY / AFP) (AFP)
Updated on Jan 28, 2023 08:06 AM IST

Chidambaram says Collegium report not 'sensitive'; ‘Why Rijiju taking offence’

Congress leader P Chidambaram said people have a right to know how centre rejects names put forward by the Supreme Court collegium on ‘arbitrary’ ground. The case in point is Saurabh Kirpal, an openly gay advocate, whose name as HC judge is being objected by the government.

Law minister Kiren Rijiju on Tuesday expressed concern over the Collegium resolution mentioning R&AW finding. Chidambaram said it contained no 'sensitive' information.
Law minister Kiren Rijiju on Tuesday expressed concern over the Collegium resolution mentioning R&AW finding. Chidambaram said it contained no 'sensitive' information.
Updated on Jan 25, 2023 12:28 PM IST

Rijiju: Collegium making RAW, IB inputs public a matter of concern

Conveying his discord with the collegium on the issue of the disclosure of reasons contained in the confidential reports, Rijiju said: “It is a serious matter that the reports of IB and RAW were put in the public domain. I will certainly comment more on this at the right time.”

Kiren Rijiju said that intelligence agency officials work in a secret manner for the nation, and they would think twice in future if their reports are made public. (PTI)
Kiren Rijiju said that intelligence agency officials work in a secret manner for the nation, and they would think twice in future if their reports are made public. (PTI)
Updated on Jan 25, 2023 02:47 AM IST

SC collegium making IB, RAW reports public a ‘matter of grave concern’: Rijiju

Making IB, RAW reports public a matter of grave concern, Union minister Kiren Rijiju said on SC collegium resolutions.

Union minister Kiren Rijiju has been critical of collegium system.
Union minister Kiren Rijiju has been critical of collegium system.
Published on Jan 24, 2023 10:49 PM IST
PTI | | Posted by Singh Rahul Sunilkumar

Daily brief: On Centre vs judiciary tussle, Rijiju says ‘people are watching’

Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.

Union Law Minister Kiren Rijiju (ANI PHOTO.)
Union Law Minister Kiren Rijiju (ANI PHOTO.)
Published on Jan 23, 2023 08:57 PM IST

'People are watching judges…': Kiren Rijiju amid Centre vs judiciary tussle

Union law minister Kiren Rijiju's statement comes in the midst of frequent run-ins between the government and the judiciary over the Collegium system.

Union minister of law and justice Kiren Rijiju.(ANI file)
Union minister of law and justice Kiren Rijiju.(ANI file)
Updated on Jan 23, 2023 10:05 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Morning brief: PM asks DGPs to tackle external threats, be sensitive internally

Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi.(ANI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi.(ANI)
Updated on Jan 23, 2023 09:00 AM IST
By, New Delhi

‘Openly denigrate…’: Mahua Moitra after Rijiju's view on SC, BBC's Modi series

On Sunday, Rijiju backed the view of justice RS Sodhi, a former judge of the Delhi high court, who said that the Supreme Court “hijacked” the Constitution by deciding to appoint judges itself.

TMC MP Mahua Moitra .(PTI)
TMC MP Mahua Moitra .(PTI)
Published on Jan 23, 2023 08:37 AM IST

Kiren Rijiju backs view that SC ‘hijacked’ the Constitution

Union law minister Kiren Rijiju shared a video clip of an interview of justice RS Sodhi, a former judge of the Delhi high court, saying that it was the “voice of a judge” and that the majority of the people had similar “sane views”.

Union law minister Kiren Rijiju.
Union law minister Kiren Rijiju.
Updated on Jan 23, 2023 05:39 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Law minister Rijiju calls BBC’s documentary on PM Modi as a ‘malicious campaign’

Kiren Rijiju warned those 'whose only aim is to weaken India' - seen as a reference to the documentary's creators - that there is 'no hope'.

Union law minister Kiren Rijiju (HT file)
Union law minister Kiren Rijiju (HT file)
Published on Jan 22, 2023 04:13 PM IST
By | Edited by Chandrashekar Srinivasan

Union Minister Kiren Rijiju posts clip of monkeys scrolling through a smartphone

The clip that is now going viral shows monkeys scrolling through a smartphone just like humans.

Three monkeys curiously scrolling through a smartphone held by an individual. (Twitter/@KirenRijiju)
Three monkeys curiously scrolling through a smartphone held by an individual. (Twitter/@KirenRijiju)
Updated on Jan 20, 2023 11:10 AM IST

Demonetisation verdict: Kiren Rijiju slams Congress for “misinforming” citizens

Rijiju said the grand old party has attempted to “twist the issue and misinfom people” which has been “exposed” after the judgement was passed.

Union minister Kiren Rijiju criticised former Union minister P Chidambaram for his statement on Supreme Court's verdict.(File)
Union minister Kiren Rijiju criticised former Union minister P Chidambaram for his statement on Supreme Court's verdict.(File)
Updated on Jan 02, 2023 05:40 PM IST

Kiren Rijiju shares AK Anthony's 2013 statement; '...show this to Rahul Gandhi?'

Union minister Kiren Rijiju tweeted the 2013 speech of AK Anthony where he said China was ahead of India construction-wise in the border areas.

Amid the BJP-Congress war of words over China issue, Kiren Rijiju posted the video of AK Anthony's Parliament speech dating back to 2013.
Amid the BJP-Congress war of words over China issue, Kiren Rijiju posted the video of AK Anthony's Parliament speech dating back to 2013.
Published on Dec 22, 2022 09:44 AM IST

'Has your dog...' row: BJP takes on Kharge, Cong chief refuses to back down

On Monday Kharge hit out at the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party in the festering row over China's repeated border transgressions, most recently in Arunachal Pradesh's Tawang this month.

Congress National President Mallikarjun Kharge (ANI Photo)
Congress National President Mallikarjun Kharge (ANI Photo)
Updated on Dec 20, 2022 02:25 PM IST
By | Edited by Chandrashekar Srinivasan

'Sports is beyond boundaries': Kiren Rijiju celebrates Argentina FIFA win

The minister was sharing major updates on Twitter as the Argentina vs France final match was making its way to an incredible end.

Messi signs off from his World Cup career with the aspiring 'Maradona moment'.(Twitter)
Messi signs off from his World Cup career with the aspiring 'Maradona moment'.(Twitter)
Updated on Dec 19, 2022 07:03 AM IST

‘Did you put a photo from 2019?’ Congress versus Kiren Rijiju over Tawang clash

As Union minister Kiren Rijiju tweeted on Saturday that the Yangste area in the Tawang sector is fully secured now, the Congress asked him why he posted a photos from 2019.

Kiren Rijiju on Saturday posted an undated photo and said the Yangste area is now fully secured.
Kiren Rijiju on Saturday posted an undated photo and said the Yangste area is now fully secured.
Published on Dec 17, 2022 04:02 PM IST

Kiren Rijiju says Yangtse area is fully secured now; slams Rahul Gandhi

Union law minister Kiren Rijiju alleged that Rahul Gandhi is not only insulting the Indian Army but damaging the nation's image.

Union minister Kiren Rijiju with Indian Army soldiers in Arunachal Pradesh's Tawang. (Source: @KirenRijiju)
Union minister Kiren Rijiju with Indian Army soldiers in Arunachal Pradesh's Tawang. (Source: @KirenRijiju)
Updated on Dec 17, 2022 09:15 PM IST
By, New Delhi

'No case is too small': CJI Chandrachud after Rijiju's 'frivolous PILs' remarks

CJI Chandrachud said the lack of intervention in matters related to personal liberty can lead to “serious miscarriage of justice”.

CJI said that no case is too small for the Supreme Court.(ANI)
CJI said that no case is too small for the Supreme Court.(ANI)
Updated on Dec 17, 2022 09:22 AM IST

Kiren Rijiju's response on vacancies in judiciary and pendency of cases

Union law minister Kiren Rijiju informed the Rajya Sabha that the issue of vacancies and appointments in the higher judiciary would remain a challenge till the time a new system of appointments is created to address the problem.

Union law minister Kiren Rijiju on Thursday opened a new front in the ongoing exchange of words between the judiciary and the executive on the methodology of appointments to constitutional courts. (PTI)
Union law minister Kiren Rijiju on Thursday opened a new front in the ongoing exchange of words between the judiciary and the executive on the methodology of appointments to constitutional courts. (PTI)
Updated on Dec 17, 2022 05:49 AM IST
By, New Delhi

On Rijiju's 'Supreme Court should not take up bail plea', opposition's attack

Union law minister Kiren Rijiju said given the pendency of cases, Supreme Court should not deal with bail pleas. Senior advocate Kapil Sibal said, "Does he even know the meaning of liberty?"

Union law miniter Kiren Rijiju on Wednesday said in the Rajya Sabha that Supreme Court should not deal with bail pleas. (PTI)
Union law miniter Kiren Rijiju on Wednesday said in the Rajya Sabha that Supreme Court should not deal with bail pleas. (PTI)
Updated on Dec 15, 2022 06:41 PM IST

No proposal at present to reintroduce NJAC: Law minister Rijiju

The NJAC Act, which sought to overturn the collegium system of appointing Supreme Court and high court judges, was struck down by the top court in 2015.

Union minister for law and justice Kiren Rijiju (ANI)
Union minister for law and justice Kiren Rijiju (ANI)
Published on Dec 08, 2022 08:25 PM IST
PTI | | Posted by Lingamgunta Nirmitha Rao

‘Hardworking, humble’: PM Modi, top leaders send birthday greetings to JP Nadda

Karnataka BJP leader Tejasvi Surya heaped praises on Nadda's leadership as he wrote, “He effectively led party even during testing Covid times, gave dimension of Seva to a political organisation and expanded party footprint even while winning elections. Wishing you a great year, Adhyaksh Ji.”

JP Nadda assumed the top role in the BJP in January 2020 after replacing home minister Amit Shah. (PTI)
JP Nadda assumed the top role in the BJP in January 2020 after replacing home minister Amit Shah. (PTI)
Published on Dec 02, 2022 04:55 PM IST

Constitution Day: PM Modi, Amit Shah, Kejriwal among leaders to extend greetings

Constitution Day - or 'Samvidhan Divas' - is celebrated on November 26 to commemorate the adoption of the Constitution of India. On this day, the Constituent Assembly of India adopted the Constitution of India, which came into effect on 26th January 1950.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses during the Constitution Day celebrations in the Supreme Court, in New Delhi, Saturday.(PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses during the Constitution Day celebrations in the Supreme Court, in New Delhi, Saturday.(PTI)
Published on Nov 26, 2022 01:38 PM IST

Rijiju bats for brotherly judiciary-executive ties, says ‘collegium system is…’

Rijiju was responding to a question on government "sitting" on various Supreme Court collegium recommendations at a time when cases are piling up in courts.

Union minister for law and justice Kiren Rijiju(ANI)
Union minister for law and justice Kiren Rijiju(ANI)
Published on Nov 25, 2022 10:47 PM IST
PTI |

On his birthday, Kiren Rijiju thanks PM Modi for new airport in Arunachal

The airport has been developed in an area of over 690 acres, at a cost of more than ₹640 crore. With a 2,300 m runway, the airport is suitable for all weather day operations.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Union Law Minister Kiren Rijiju during the inauguration of the airport.(PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Union Law Minister Kiren Rijiju during the inauguration of the airport.(PTI)
Published on Nov 19, 2022 03:17 PM IST

‘I respect Nehru, but...’: Kiren Rijiju defends after article draws Cong wrath

The Union minister said he respects Nehru as India's first prime minister but some of his decisions have caused pain and agony to the country.

In the article, Rijiju had listed what he called
In the article, Rijiju had listed what he called "Five Nehruvian Blunders of Kashmir", which drew sharp criticism from the Congress. (File)(ANI)
Published on Nov 14, 2022 11:33 PM IST
Written by Lingamgunta Nirmitha Rao | Edited by Aniruddha Dhar

Kiren Rijiju & Jairam Ramesh face-off over Nehru, Kashmir on Children's Day

Union law minister Kiren Rijiju while listing his ‘Nehruvian blunders of Kashmir’ said the erstwhile Kashmir ruler Maharaja Hari Singh wanted to accede to India in July 1947, but Jawahar Lal Nehru delayed it to ‘fulfill his personal agenda’.

Union minister Kiren Rijiju has stirred a row by accusing India’s first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru of committing “five blunders” that he said hobbled India and created the Kashmir problem. (HT file)
Union minister Kiren Rijiju has stirred a row by accusing India’s first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru of committing “five blunders” that he said hobbled India and created the Kashmir problem. (HT file)
Updated on Nov 14, 2022 12:35 PM IST

‘Was upset with SC move to strike down sedition law provisions’: Kiren Rijiju

The apex court suspended pending criminal trials and court proceedings under Section 124A (sedition) of the Indian Penal Code in May this year.

Union minister Kiren Rijiju. (ANI Photo) (Ayush Sharma)
Union minister Kiren Rijiju. (ANI Photo) (Ayush Sharma)
Updated on Nov 06, 2022 05:04 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Jairam Ramesh calls Kiren Rijiju 'distorian' in latest dig over Nehru-J&K debate

Jairam Ramesh said a BJP ideologue told him that Nehru being vilified is one thing but Hari Sing being exalted as a hero 'takes the cake'

Jairam Ramesh called Union minister Kiren Rijiju the latest entrant to the 'club of Distorians'.
Jairam Ramesh called Union minister Kiren Rijiju the latest entrant to the 'club of Distorians'.
Published on Oct 30, 2022 11:31 AM IST

Law minister Kiren Rijiju’s comments on judges, collegium spark controversy

New Delhi: Union law minister Kiren Rijiju has sparked a controversy by saying that judges spend half their times spent in deciding who to appoint as judges instead of delivering justice, as he termed the collegium system “opaque”.

New Delhi, July 28 (ANI): Union Minister Kiren Rijiju speaks during a press conference over Congress MP Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury's 'Rashtrapatni' remark against President Droupadi Murmu at BJP H.Q in New Delhi on Thursday. (ANI Photo) (Ayush Sharma)
New Delhi, July 28 (ANI): Union Minister Kiren Rijiju speaks during a press conference over Congress MP Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury's 'Rashtrapatni' remark against President Droupadi Murmu at BJP H.Q in New Delhi on Thursday. (ANI Photo) (Ayush Sharma)
Updated on Oct 19, 2022 04:57 AM IST
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