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Supreme Court pulls up govt over delay in appointment of judges

Justice Kaul referred to a chart prepared by him to demonstrate the vacancy positions in each high court and the pendency of the names at different levels in the appointment process, regretting that problems occurred at every stage.
The SC collegium comprises the CJI and two most senior judges of the apex court and decides on matters of appointment of high court and Supreme Court judges.(HT file photo)
The SC collegium comprises the CJI and two most senior judges of the apex court and decides on matters of appointment of high court and Supreme Court judges.(HT file photo)
Published on Mar 26, 2021 01:59 AM IST
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SC judge looks to fix delays in filing cases, hold govt accountable

In the last seven months, Justice Kaul has issued almost 100 orders, reproaching what he has frequently called the ‘can’t care less’ attitude of legal departments of various states.
While there is demonstrably no effort involved to either file such cases in time, or have them listed for hearing as quickly as possible, a final order of rejection by the Supreme Court is to only help save the skin of officials responsible to file appeal against an adverse order by a high court.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
While there is demonstrably no effort involved to either file such cases in time, or have them listed for hearing as quickly as possible, a final order of rejection by the Supreme Court is to only help save the skin of officials responsible to file appeal against an adverse order by a high court.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
Published on Dec 02, 2020 07:33 AM IST
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Plea against halal meat: Supreme Court says it cannot dictate food habits

A bench headed by justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul questioned the bona fide of the petitioner, stating it was a “mischievous” plea and cannot be entertained.
The petition was filed by an organisation, Akhand Bharat Morcha, challenging Section 28 of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act.(PTI)
The petition was filed by an organisation, Akhand Bharat Morcha, challenging Section 28 of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act.(PTI)
Published on Oct 13, 2020 04:52 AM IST
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‘Courts provide checks and balances, can’t be unelected governments’: SC Judge

The judge said that courts today are increasingly being asked to decide on political matters which are brought before it under the guise of public interest litigation and they face a lot of criticism due to the handling of such cases.
Courts, he maintained, have their limitations and have not been tasked with the responsibility of running the system.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
Courts, he maintained, have their limitations and have not been tasked with the responsibility of running the system.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Sep 05, 2020 10:14 PM IST
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SC verdict on referring Article 370 case to larger bench on Monday

The constitution bench headed by justice Ramana and also comprising justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul, R Subhash Reddy, BR Gavai and Surya Kant had reserved its verdict on the issue of reference on January 23 last month.
Supreme Court will decide on Monday if the petitions challenging abrogation of Article 370 need to be heard by a larger bench.(HT PHOTO)
Supreme Court will decide on Monday if the petitions challenging abrogation of Article 370 need to be heard by a larger bench.(HT PHOTO)
Updated on Feb 29, 2020 05:06 PM IST
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Shaheen Bagh blockade: Supreme Court to take call after March 23

The two-judge bench of justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul and KM Jospeh said present environment isn’t conducive to pass orders.
Women hold a placard during the ongoing sit-in protest against NPR, NRC and CAA in Shaheen Bagh.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
Women hold a placard during the ongoing sit-in protest against NPR, NRC and CAA in Shaheen Bagh.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
Published on Feb 27, 2020 05:53 AM IST
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Mediators say they will visit Shaheen Bagh after studying SC order

The order came on two petitions: one filed by advocate Amit Sahni and the other by Delhi Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Nand Kishore Garg. Both highlighted the difficulties faced by commuters on account of the protestors occupying a road in Shaheen Bagh since December 15, 2019.
The three mediators appointed by the Supreme Court will visit Shaheen Bagh after studying the judicial order that mandates them to hold talks with the protestors at the site(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
The three mediators appointed by the Supreme Court will visit Shaheen Bagh after studying the judicial order that mandates them to hold talks with the protestors at the site(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Feb 19, 2020 12:42 AM IST
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‘Whimsical and arbitrary’: Bar Council opposes SC collegium’s decision to elevate Justice Sanjiv Khanna

The Bar Council of India (BCI) Wednesday protested the Supreme Court collegium’s recommendation to elevate Justice Sanjiv Khanna of the Delhi High Court to the apex court by superseding several other judges and termed the decision as “whimsical and arbitrary”.
The Bar Council of India (BCI) Wednesday protested the Supreme Court collegium’s recommendation to elevate Justice Sanjiv Khanna of the Delhi High Court to the apex court by superseding several other judges and termed the decision as “whimsical and arbitrary(Biplov Bhuyan/HT File PHOTO)
The Bar Council of India (BCI) Wednesday protested the Supreme Court collegium’s recommendation to elevate Justice Sanjiv Khanna of the Delhi High Court to the apex court by superseding several other judges and termed the decision as “whimsical and arbitrary(Biplov Bhuyan/HT File PHOTO)
Updated on Jan 16, 2019 07:57 PM IST
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‘Much time has elapsed’: SC pulls up Centre on delay in appointing Lokpal

The Lokpal and Lokayukta Act 2013 -- the law to constitute India’s first anti-corruption ombudsman -- got the assent from President on January 1, 2014. It was notified on January 16, 2014 but the appointment has got delayed for one reason or the other.
The Supreme Court has pulled up the government over the delay in appointing the Lokpal (File Photo)(HT Photo)
The Supreme Court has pulled up the government over the delay in appointing the Lokpal (File Photo)(HT Photo)
Updated on Jan 04, 2019 10:03 PM IST
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SC notice on PIL for leader of single largest opposition party in key panels

It is stated in the petition that in all cases where no Leader of the Opposition has been recognised, “the Leader of the Opposition in the House of the People” must be deemed to be the Leader of the single largest group in opposition in the House.
The Supreme Court on Monday issued notice on a Public Interest litigation (PIL) seeking to declare that a leader of opposition in any high-powered appointment committee should be read as leader of the single largest opposition party in the House.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
The Supreme Court on Monday issued notice on a Public Interest litigation (PIL) seeking to declare that a leader of opposition in any high-powered appointment committee should be read as leader of the single largest opposition party in the House.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Dec 11, 2018 08:01 AM IST
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Mixed findings, says Supreme Court on vigilance report against CBI No. 1 Alok Verma

The bench, comprising chief justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi and justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul and KM Joseph, ordered that a copy of the report be handed over to Verma, whom it asked to file a response in a sealed envelope by 1pm on Monday.
The Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) has been “very complimentary” on some charges levelled against Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) director Alok Verma by his deputy Rakesh Asthana and “very uncomplimentary” on some, the Supreme Court noted on Friday, indicating that the top vigilance watchdog has not given a clean chit yet to the head of the India’s premier investigating agency.(PTI)
The Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) has been “very complimentary” on some charges levelled against Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) director Alok Verma by his deputy Rakesh Asthana and “very uncomplimentary” on some, the Supreme Court noted on Friday, indicating that the top vigilance watchdog has not given a clean chit yet to the head of the India’s premier investigating agency.(PTI)
Updated on Nov 16, 2018 11:10 PM IST
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Supreme Court likely to set up bench as Ayodhya case resumes on Monday

On September 27, the Supreme court had declined to refer to a five-judge constitution bench the issue of reconsideration of the observations in its 1994 judgment that a mosque was not integral to Islam which had arisen during the hearing of the Ayodhya land dispute.
RAF personnel stand guard during Antarrashtria Hindu Parishad president Pravin Togadia's rally near the 'samadhi' of Ram Chandra Paramhans, in Ayodhya.(PTI Photo)
RAF personnel stand guard during Antarrashtria Hindu Parishad president Pravin Togadia's rally near the 'samadhi' of Ram Chandra Paramhans, in Ayodhya.(PTI Photo)
Updated on Oct 29, 2018 06:54 AM IST
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‘Don’t judge only on past conduct’: SC to Maharashtra govt on judicial appointment

A bench of justices Kurian Joseph, Sanjay Kishan Kaul and Navin Sinha allowed the appeal filed by Mohammed Imran, who was denied appointment to the judicial services on the grounds he was involved in a kidnapping case.
The Supreme Court has directed the Maharashtra government to reconsider the candidature of a man who was denied not appointed as a judicial officer because he was charged with kidnapping before being declared innocent by a trial court.(AP File Photo)
The Supreme Court has directed the Maharashtra government to reconsider the candidature of a man who was denied not appointed as a judicial officer because he was charged with kidnapping before being declared innocent by a trial court.(AP File Photo)
Published on Oct 17, 2018 12:07 AM IST
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SC reopens 1988 road rage case against Navjot Singh Sidhu

Agrees to hear review plea of Patiala victim’s kin, sends notice to Punjab minister.
The May 15 verdict brought relief to Sidhu as it enabled him to continue as a minister in the Capt Amarinder Singh-led Congress government.(Gurpreet Singh/HT)
The May 15 verdict brought relief to Sidhu as it enabled him to continue as a minister in the Capt Amarinder Singh-led Congress government.(Gurpreet Singh/HT)
Updated on Sep 13, 2018 09:08 AM IST
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Supreme Court dismisses PIL against pension, benefits to ex-MPs

A bench of Justices J Chelameshwar and Sanjay Kishan Kaul ruled that it is not a justiciable issue and the matter in challenge “is in the orbit of the wisdom of Parliament in choosing/changing the legislative policy”.
A view of Supreme Court in New Delhi, India.(HT File Photo)
A view of Supreme Court in New Delhi, India.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Apr 16, 2018 11:17 PM IST
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SC dismisses PIL against pension, benefits to former MPs

The Centre had on March 7 told the Supreme Court that the entitlement of former MPs to get pension and other benefits was ‘justified’ as their dignity has to be maintained even after they complete their tenure as parliamentarians.
The Supreme Court had in February directed the Centre to clarify its stand on setting up of an independent mechanism for determination of salaries and allowances of MPs after the government had said the issue was ‘under consideration’.(Sonu Mehta/HT File Photo)
The Supreme Court had in February directed the Centre to clarify its stand on setting up of an independent mechanism for determination of salaries and allowances of MPs after the government had said the issue was ‘under consideration’.(Sonu Mehta/HT File Photo)
Updated on Apr 16, 2018 04:55 PM IST
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