Supreme Court Stays HC Order Declaring Rivers Ganga and Yamuna ‘Living Entities’

The Uttarakhand Government can now take a breather as it would otherwise have been held accountable for pollution of the two rivers or in case any deaths occurred due to floods.

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday stayed the order by the Uttarakhand High Court, which had declared Rivers Ganga and Yamuna as living entities. The HC had ruled that as Hindus across India revered Ganga and Yamuna, they must be considered as living entities.

However, the Uttarakhand Government had challenged the High Court order in the apex court, seeking to know whether families of victims can claim compensation from the State when casualties occur during floods.

The apex court did not rule anything beyond staying the impugned order.

A division bench of the High Court comprising Justice Rajeev Sharma and Justice Alok Singh ruled on March 20:  “Holy Rivers Ganga and Yamuna have been declared to be treated as living human entities.” They also cited the instance of river Whanganui in New Zealand, which was given such a status.

While giving the holy rivers legal status of living humans, the High Court had also ordered the Director of Namami Gange Project to clean and rejuvenate the river. It also made Chief Secretary and Advocate General of Uttarakhand legal parents of the rivers, who would work as the human face to protect and conserve the rivers and their tributaries.

This led to the Uttarakhand Government approaching the Supreme Court.

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SC Hauls Up Election Commission Over Stand On Convicted Lawmakers

Supreme Court has not taken kindly to retraction of Election Commission’s previous support to a plea seeking ban on convicted lawmakers from contesting elections.

New Delhi: The Supreme Court has reacted strongly when it stated that the Election Commission was retracting its earlier view, supporting a plea for lifetime ban on convicted law makers from contesting elections.

The two judge bench comprising Ranjan Gogoi and Justice Navin Sinha said, “It is within the domain of the Election Commission… If you don’t want to be independent (and) constrained by the legislature; say so.”

The apex court’s remarks came while hearing a petition filed by BJP leader Ashwani Kumar Upadhyay, who sought a ban on convicted lawmakers and setting up of special courts for trying lawmakers accused of criminal offences.

The counsel for Election Commission told the bench, “We are supporting the cause of the petitioner for decriminalisation of politics, and there should be framework for decriminalisation of politics.”

But the bench retorted that the commission wanted the court to read in between the lines, and there was no reason why they should do so. It observed that the commission cannot remain silent and should take a clear stand on the plea seeking a lifetime ban on convicted law makers from contesting elections.

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Families Of Deceased Telangana Students To Receive Rs. 25 Lakh Compensation Following SC Order

Supreme Court has ordered compensation for families of 24 students belonging to VNR Vignana Jyothi Institute of Engineering and Technology at Bachupally, who died in 2014 due to drowning near Kulu Manali in Himachal Pradesh.

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday struck down the petition filed by the Himachal Pradesh Government against compensation to be paid over the death of Telugu students in that State. The apex court also directed the HP Government to pay Rs. 25 lakhs to the family of each of the deceased within three months.

It may be recalled that 24 students of the VNR Vignana Jyothi Institute of Engineering and Technology at Bachupally near Hyderabad had drowned and died in an overflowing Beas River of Haryana in 2014, following opening of the gates of a dam upstream. The deceased students were part of a 48-member group of the college that had gone to Kulu Manali as part of an educational tour.

On a petition by parents of the deceased, the Himachal Pradesh High Court ordered the HP Government to pay compensation to each of the families of the deceased. The State Government then approached the Supreme Court against the HC order.

An apex court bench, comprising Justice NV Ramana, made it clear that the Himachal Government must take responsibility for the incident, as the students had died due to a mistake committed by the government.  Responding to the government’s contention that a siren was blown to alert people about the opening of the dam gates and the students did not bother, the Supreme Court asked how the students could hear the siren when the water was released from heights at a far away distance.

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Supreme Court Rules In Favour of Journalists

The Supreme Court by passing order that the benefits of Majithia Wage Board are to be extended to contractual employees of newspaper establishments gave great relief to regional journalists.

New Delhi: Giving relief to employees, the Supreme Court on Monday ruled in favour of them in the Majithia Wage Board dispute. The Wage Board dispute for journalists and non-journalist employees of newspaper establishments has been going on for some time.

A vacation bench of the apex court headed by Justice Ranjan Gogoi passed the order saying the benefits of Majithia Wage Board are to be extended to contractual employees.

On February 8, the apex court dismissed all writ petitions moved by newspaper managements against the Majithia Wage Board.

It ordered the owners to pay their employees the wages as revised/determined by the wage board payable from November 11, 2011, when the Government of India notified the recommendations of the Majithia Wage Board.

All the arrears up to March 2014 would be paid to the eligible persons in four equal instalments within a period of one year. The revised wages will become payable from April 2014.

Officials of Indian Newspaper Society (INS) were not available for comment. An email questionnaire sent to INS remained unanswered.

The judgment by Chief Justice P. Sathasivam on behalf of a three-member bench said the concept of ‘variable pay’ contained in the recommendations of the Sixth Central Pay Commission has been incorporated into the Wage Board recommendations to ensure that the wages of the newspaper employees are on a par with employees of other sectors.

Such incorporation was made by the Majithia Wage Board after careful consideration, in order to ensure equitable treatment to employees of newspaper establishments, and it was well within its rights to do so.

The unanimous judgment further stated that the Wage Board has recommended a grant of 100% neutralisation of dearness allowance. The Fifth Pay Commission granted the same in 1996. Since then, public sector undertakings, banks and even the private sector are all granting 100 percent neutralisation of dearness allowance.

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Justice Karnan Retires While Absconding

Justice Karnan of Calcutta High Court who has been in news for wrong reasons has retired from service on Monday while absconding thus denying himself the honours due to a retiring judge.

Kolkata: Is Justice CS Karnan of the Kolkata High Court going to be the first Indian judge to retire while at large?

Born on June 12, 1955 he is retiring from judicial services on Monday. The judge has reportedly been absconding since the Supreme Court ordered his arrest on May 9.

He went underground since then forcing the West Bengal police to arrive at Chennai where the judge was reported to have interacted with journalists on May 9. The police had also been to Srikalahasti , a pilgrim place in Andhra Pradesh, in search of Karnan.

In the wake of SC’s order, Karnan would miss formal retirement honours that a retiring HC judge will be generally be treated with.

Justice Karnan moved the National Commission for SCs and STs, complaining of harassment by his colleagues. In the developments that followed the Supreme Court ordered him to undergo psychiatric tests. He refused to submit himself to the doctors saying that there is nothing wrong with him and the judges of the apex court who order psychiatric test should in fact submit themselves to the examination by doctors.

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SC Gives Partial Relief In Aadhaar- PAN Linkage

The Court said that the new provision will be effective prospectively and not retrospectively.

New Delhi: While upholding a newly-inserted provision in the Income Tax Act mandating linking of Aadhaar number with Permanent Account Number (PAN), the Supreme Court partially stayed its operation on Friday.

A bench comprising Justice AK Sikri and Justice Ashok Bhushan said that those who already have Aadhaar number should link it with PAN, but it cannot be insisted upon in case of people not possessing Aadhaar card.

The apex court stayed government order of linking Aadhaar with PAN till the Constitution Bench decides on the matter.

Holding that the said provision in the IT Act was not violative of Article 14 (Right to Equality) and Article 19, Justice Sikri pronounced the judgment and said that the new provision may be effective prospectively and not retrospectively, and the transactions already undertaken in the past cannot be reopened.

The bench had on May 4 reserved the verdict on the pleas challenging section 139 AA of the Income Tax – (I-T) Act. It was introduced in the latest budget.

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    […] Finance Minister Arun Jaitley through an amendment to tax proposals in the Finance Bill for 2017-18 had made Aadhaar mandatory for filing income tax returns and provided for linking of PAN with Aadhaar to check tax evasion through the use of multiple PAN cards.  More: SC Gives Partial Relief In Aadhaar- PAN Linkage […]

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Apex Court Orders Vijay Mallya To Appear Before It On July 10

The court questioned Mallya if he is really truthful after the consortium of banks led by State Bank of India alleged that 40 million dollars were transferred by him to his three children in violation of the Karnataka High Court order.

New Delhi: The liquor baron Vijay Mallya who has been evading the courts for quite some time has been found guilty for contempt of court by the Supreme Court on Tuesday and was directed to appear in the court on 10 July for arguing on the quantum of punishment in the matter.

The businessman, who owes Rs. 9000 crores to Indian banks, has been living in London for the last year.  The Indian government is putting pressure on the UK government for his extradition. Mallya who was facing money laundering allegations, fled to the UK in March last year, expecting his likely arrest.

The court which has asked the liquor baron on March 9 if he had really disclosed his assets before court or not.  The present order pertains to his disclosure of assets in the court.

The court questioned Mallya if he is really truthful after the consortium of banks led by State Bank of India alleged that 40 million dollars were transferred by him to his three children in violation of the Karnataka High Court order.

The Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi who appeared for the banks then alleged that Mallya had not disclosed about the 40 million dollars he received from the United Kingdom based company.

The bench comprising  Justices A K Goel and U U Lalit took note of the allegation and wanted to know if he by transferring that amount to his children, has violated the Karnataka High Court order or not.

The Karnataka High Court passed a restraining order earlier against Mallya from transferring or alienating any movable and immovable assets to any third party.

Mallya had received the above-mentioned amount as part of the 75 million deal he made after he resigned as chairman of United Spirits in February last year. This was transferred to his children who are US citizens and disclosed this in an affidavit before the court in November last year.

However, Rohatgi argued that Mallya had not disclosed the fund he received and transferred in the assets he disclosed before the court.

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Supreme Court Sentences Justice Karnan For Contempt Of Court

The apex court in an unprecedented order sentenced Justice Karnan for six months imprisonment for contempt of court. The court ordered that he must be arrested immediately.

New Delhi: In an unprecedented order the Supreme Court of India has sentenced Calcutta High Court judge Justice Karnan on Tuesday. The apex court sentenced him to six months for contempt. Justice Karnan will be arrested on Tuesday. He was guilty of contempt of court.

The apex court ordered his immediate arrest.

Justice Karnan is at loggerheads with the Supreme Court since a long time. The court last week ordered the medical tests of Justice Karnan by a medical board which he refused to undergo and called the order of the apex court a mad order by mad judges.

Karnan, 59, is the first sitting HC judge to be convicted of contempt and sent to prison. A seven-judge bench led by Chief Justice of India JS Khehar passed the order.

Justice Karnan, who is a Dalit is alleged to be banking upon his caste to save himself. He accused Justice Khehar and seven other SC judges of discrimination and corruption.

Justice Karnan against whom contempt proceedings were initiated was supposed to appear before Supreme Court on last Monday. But he had defied the orders of the Court as he had done before.

A bench consisting of seven judges headed by Chief Justice of India J S Khehar directed the DGP of West Bengal to constitute a team to take Justice Karnan for examination by a medical board on May 4. The board was directed to submit its report by May 8 and posted the matter for May 9.

The Supreme Court stripped the judicial and administrative powers off of Justice Karnan on February 8. He was set to retire in June this year.

As Karnan defied the apex court, it had issued an arrest warrant against him, to ensure his presence before it on March 31 in a contempt case.

However, Justice Karnan refusing the apex court orders hit out saying that they have no locus standi to issue a bailable warrant against a sitting judge and alleged that he was being targeted for being a Dalit.

He also issued an order of registration of a case under SC, ST (prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989 against the Chief Justice of India Justice JS Khehar and six other judges.

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Death Sentence For 4 Accused In Nirbhaya Case Upheld By SC

The death sentence awarded by Delhi High Court to four accused in Nirbhaya case was upheld by the SC Bench. The plea by the accused for remission was rejected.

New Delhi: Supreme Court of India has upheld the judgment of Delhi High Court which gave death sentence to the four accused in Nirbhaya gang rape case.

Nirbhaya (a fictitious name) was gang raped in a moving bus and thrown out of the bus. This inhuman incident took place on 2 December 2012. A friend who was travelling with Nirbhaya was beaten up. This ghastly incident had shaken the conscience of the nation. The women organisations in the country and student community were up in arms. An Act named Nirbhaya Act was brought it. Nirbhaya died at a Singapore hospital while undergoing treatment.

Justice Deepak Mishra has read out the judgment. Justice Bhanumati and Justice Bhushan also were in the bench. Out of the six accused one committed suicide in the jail and another accused who was a minor has served the sentence of 3-year imprisonment and got out of jail. The apex court has commented that this kind of incident is normally inconceivable. It said the death sentence was upheld due to severe nature of the crime. The offence warrants the highest punishment which is death penalty. The court has rejected the plea of the accused requesting for remission.

Devi, women’s right activist, commented that this kind of decision should have come much earlier.

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Justice Karnan Refuses To Be Examined By Doctors As Directed By SC

Controversial judge of Kolkata High Court Justice Kannan refused to undergo medical tests as directed by the apex court calling the order mad.

Kolkata: Claiming that he is mentally fit, Calcutta High Court Judge Justice CS Karnan on Wednesday refused to undergo medical examination ordered by the apex court. He described it as a “mad order passed by mad judges.”
When a four-member medical team from a government hospital wanted to examine him, he said that he is quite normal and has a stable mind. Expressing the same in writing, he said that,”My strong view about the Supreme Court order is that it amounts to insult and harassment towards the judge (myself).”

He also denied the test claiming that guardian’s consent is required for such an examination and as his family members are not present, there is no such consent. So no medical test can be held.

A seven-judge SC bench headed by Chief Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar on Monday directed the constitution of a medical board to examine Karnan on May 4 and submit the evaluation report on May 8.

Karnan has been locking horns with the apex court for over three months. He is also facing contempt charges for degrading the judiciary and making allegations of corruption against various SC judges.

As per apex court order, a four-member team of doctors along with police went to Justice Karnan’s residence on Wednesday morning.

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Justice Karnan Once Again Defies Apex Court; Passes Similar Order Against SC Judges

A defiant judge challenges the Supreme Court judges.
currency ban a succeses, says govt. to Supreme court

Kolkata: The defiant Calcutta High Court Judge CS Karnan, who is locking horns with the apex court, passed a similar order on Monday that the top court has passed against him.

While the Supreme Court ordered for setting up medical board to examine Karnan, the HC judge asked the Delhi Police Commissioner to take the seven judges for a medical test at AIIMs.

“I direct DGP, New Delhi to take the seven accused and produce them to psychiatric medical board attached to AIIMs and conduct medical test,” Justice Karnan said.

He also threatened to issue a suo moto suspension order against West Bengal DGP “if he comes to check my mental health forcefully,” according to a report in the Economic Times.

Since the apex court directed everyone not to take cognizance of his verdicts given after February second week, Karnan’s move may be nullified.

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Woman Has Right To Choose Her Lover: Supreme Court Tells Men

The apex court upholding the conviction of a man who drove a woman to commit suicide said, “A woman has an individual choice and it has been legally recognised. This has to be socially respected. No one can compel a woman to love. She has the absolute right to reject.”

New Delhi: With increasing incidents of stalking, eve-teasing and harassment of women, the Supreme Court ruled that a woman has a right to choose her lover or reject any proposal and no one can compel her.

It also clarified that a woman has right to live with dignity granted under the Constitution and it cannot be violated by detestable instances of eve teasing at public places.

The court upholding the conviction of a man who drove a woman to commit suicide after continuous eve- teasing, a bench headed by Justice Dipak Misra said, “A woman has an individual choice and it has been legally recognised. This has to be socially respected. No one can compel a woman to love. She has the absolute right to reject.” The court also asserted that there is no room for male chauvenism in a civilised society.

Rejecting the plea of the appellant, the court said, “A man should not put his ego or for that matter, masculinity on a pedestal and abandon the concept of civility. Egoism must succumb to law.”

Dismissing the appeal of Pawan Kumar, a resident of Himachal Pradesh, aginst the High Court’s order that overturned the acquittal in the suicide case of girl, the court said, “The case portrays the deplorable depravity of the appellant that has led to being a heartbreaking situation for a young girl who has been compelled to put an end to her life.”

The convict, Pawan Kumar, faced a separate prosecution of rape and kidnapping of the victim. However, as the girl supported him during the trial, he was acquitted.
After facing the prosecution in a rape case, Pawn started harassing the girl. The girl set herself ablaze on July 19, 2008, as she could not take the harassment anymore. She succumbed to her burns five days later. She recorded her dying declaration explaining the role of the convict.

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Supreme Court questions Centre for making Aadhar mandatory

New Delhi: The Supreme Court expressed its dissatisfaction over Centre’s decision of linking Aadhar while submitting Income tax returns mandatory. It reminded that government about its earlier order which said that 12 digits unique identification number cannot be enforced on people for public schemes.

Responding to this, Attorney General Mukul Rahtogi, who represented Centre told the bench that there were discrepancies in PAN cards, and also instances of procuring fake PAN cards using fake documents. As some people are misusing this, the government took the decision. He also told the court that there were cases of one person having multiple PAN cards, probably to divert funds to shell companies.

The bench said it would hear arguments on the plea that was filed against government making Aadhar mandatory.

The apex court in 2015 ruled that Aadhar is not mandatory to avail government schemes. However, it recently allowed for making Aadhar compulsory to open or maintain bank accounts, mobile connections and passports.

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Advani, Joshi Out Of Presidential Race

The decision of the SC to order Advani to face trial on the charges of criminal conspiracy in Babri case reduces his chances of becoming the next president of India almost to zero.

New Delhi: Senior BJP leader LK Advani is out of the race for the post of President of India since the Supreme Court has allowed the petition of the CBI on Wednesday. It also directed the Lucknow court to conduct the trial of Advani and others in the charges of criminal conspiracy. The apex court has made it clear that Advani, Murali Manohar Joshi and Uma Bharati will have to face the trial. The SC has given two years time for the Lucknow court to dispose the case. I

This development removes Advani and Joshi from the list of the persons to be considered for the top position in the country. There were reports earlier saying that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had said in a private gathering that he would pay his ‘Guru Dakshin’ to Advani by making him the president of the republic.

Advani never indicated his willingness to accept such an offer if it is made. But his name is invariably mentioned in every news story on presidential election. The decision of the Supreme Court is a rude shock to many BJP law makers.

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SC Confirms HC Decision Against Hereditary Jobs In Singareni

The Supreme Court has upheld the decision of the Hyderabad High Court not to allow the hereditary employment scheme to be continued by the Singareni Collieries management.

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday said ‘no’ to hereditary jobs for the children of the employees in Singareni Collieries. The Hyderabad High Court earlier said hereditary jobs scheme is against the Constitution. The Telangana Government had promised to implement the scheme. The judgment of the HC was challenged by Coal Mines Workers organisation in the apex court.  The SC had upheld the decision of the HC. The apex court has supported the 15th and 16th paras of the HC judgment.

The HC had also declared the circular issued by the management of Singareni Collieries on 20 December 2016 as null and void. The bench of the HC comprising Justice V Subramanian and Justice Uma Devi made it clear that if any sympathetic consideration has to be given it can be done in the case of employees who cannot work because of ill-health. That too the appointments have to be in conformity with the guidelines issued by the SC.

Satish Kumar of Godavarikhani had filed a PIL in the HC against the circular issued by the Collieries. The HC has taken into consideration the SC judgment in V Sivamurthy Vs Andhra Pradesh case in 2008. The SC made it clear that even if an employee is unwell he cannot be declared as invalid in order to give mercy appointment to his son.

The retirement age in the Collieries is 58 years. If some one is found medically unfit he has to be continued till two years before the retirement age. If the person seeking mercy appointment is also medically unfit, he can be continued in service till 60 years. But the SC said in Sivamurthy case that a mercy appointment can be made only when the employees become invalid and a burden to the family. If the wife and husband are working in Singareni Collieries, the wife is not eligible to the hereditary scheme. Only men are eligible to the hereditary scheme. This is a clear case of gender bias. Only son or son-in-law or brother is eligible for hereditary job. This is in violation of the Articles 15 and 16 of the Constitution. But the management of Singareni Collieries had argued that since one has to go down into the mines to the extent of 400 meters, women cannot be considered for that kind of jobs.  The court has opined that the management should have treated both wife and husband, where both are employees, on par.

After the HC had given its judgment, h Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao had reviewed the situation and decided to go to the SC in appeal. MPs Kavitha, Suman, Government Chief Whip Koppula Eswar, whip Nallala Odelu, RTC Chairman Somaraju Satyanarayana and senior Government officials participated in the deliberation before deciding to challenge the HC decision.

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SC Refuses To Declare Jaya As Convict In DA Case

However, the Karnataka government filed a review petition last month to declare the role of J. Jayalalithaa in the disproportionate assets case

New Delhi: The Supreme Court dismissed the review petition filed by Karnataka government to declare former chief minister of Tamil Nadu J. Jayalalithaa as convict in the disproportionate assets case. It is a known fact that the apex court while delivering judgement in the case two months ago said that the appeals filed by Karnataka government and DMK leader Anbazhagan against the former CM abated after her death.

However, the Karnataka government filed a review petition last month to declare the role of  J. Jayalalithaa  in the disproportionate assets case, so that they can recover the 100 crore penalty imposed by the court.   It also pleaded that unless she was held guilty, they can’t recover the penalty amount.

The Supreme Court on February 14 setting aside the Karnataka High Court verdict, upheld the trial court’s ruling on conviction of the accused, ordered Sasikala, Ilavarasi and Sudkharan to surrender before the trial court in Bangalore. It was twenty four hours after the verdict was delivered that Sasikala and others surrendered before the trial court as the apex court refused to give her time to surrender.

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Ayodhya-Babri Case: SC Adjourns Hearing

New Delhi: SC adjourned the case for two weeks due to non availability of Lawyer Venugopal, who represents Advani in the case. But Supreme Court asked Advani, MM, Joshi and other leaders of BJP who are accused in the case to file their written submissions to the court.

Venugopal, who represents BJP leaders in the court, sought permission as he is appearing before another bench which was accepted by SC.

Hearing should be done on Wednesday but the court pushed to Thursday due to non availability of Nariman. Bench comprises of Justice Ghose and Nariman, who said all parties should  file their arguments in written before April 6th. Hearing is expected on April 7th once these political parties submit their written arguements.

The trail in Raebareli court which includes names of Advani, Joshi and Uma baharathi, was kept on hold. Another case in Lucknow was held, with Karsevaks involved in and around of demolition of the disputed structure.

CBI plea regarding the invoke of conspiracy charges against these leaders was filed in Apex court.

According to CBI plea, they are not in favor of dropping charges against these politicians.

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SC Offers To Mediate In Ayodhya Dispute

New Delhi: Most political parties have welcomed the suggestion of the Chief Justice of India to settle the question of building Ram Mandir at Ayodhya out of the court. Both parties should sit and sort it out. The CJI said he is prepared to be the principal mediator.

The bench of Supreme Court headed by Chief Justice Jagadish Singh Khehar consisting of Justice DY Chandrachud and Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul said while hearing BJP leader Dr Subramanian Swamy’s petition that it is better to settle the dispute amicably out of the court than insisting on a judicial pronouncement. Dr Swamy urged the apex court to constitute a bench to hear a batch of petitions challenging the 2010 order of Allahabad High Court.

The Allahabad HC order said the disputed Ayodhya land should be partitioned between the parties to the dispute. Since it is a sensitive issue of settlement, it is better settled outside, the apex court said. The court has suggested to Swamy to consult the parties to the dispute and bring up the matter on or before 31 March. Dr Swamy sought an urgent hearing of 1992 Babri Masjid demolition in Supreme Court.

All parties to the dispute should nominate their mediators to make a fresh attempt to settle the issue, said the apex court, suggesting that the court also can appoint a principal mediator.

Most of the political parties, including the Left parties, have reacted favourably. The BJP had welcomed it whole heartedly. The NDA government also expressed consent. RSS supported the suggestion.

However, the Muslim group, a party dispute, said the time for mediation was over long ago.

The new chief minister of Uttar Pradesh Yogi Adityanath has been strong votary of building Ram Mandir at Ayodhya.

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Online Petition Against AP CM To SC CJ, Request For Prosecution

Hyderabad: Its not at all working well for AP CM Chandrababu Naidu these days. After SC issued notice in Vote for Note case, now an online signatures agitation was started by an IT, Thirumal Prasad Patil in website.

The petitioner requested Supreme Court that an impartial investigation should go on in this case and culprits should face the law of the land.

He further added that Telangana ACB mentioned Chandra babu Naidu’s name several times in its charge sheet which suspects CM’s involvement in the case.

It has become unexceptional in our society that rich and powerful sections are easily escaping from the clutches of law which doesn’t look good for our democracy, he stated in his letter.AP CM Chandrababu Nadu was accused in many cases, but courts had given stay without going for further investigation,Patil said.

Patil received more than 4500 signatures supporting this petition within 24 hours. This online petition was addressed to the Chief Justice of SC High Court Judge Jagdish Singh Khehar and to other judges

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  1. krishnamohan. R says:

    Prosecution to be taken up by SC

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Supreme Court Asks CBI To Speed Up Babri Case Disposal

New Delhi: The apex Court on Monday felt that the Babri demolition case may be revived including the conspiracy charges against BJP senior Leader L.K.Advani. It has asked the CBI to help in speedy disposal of the case.

After hearing CBI’s appeal for dropping charges against Advani along with other BJP leaders like Uma Bharathi, Murali Manohar Joshi, Kalyan Singh, Supreme Court said it will finalise on March 22nd about these leaders who are facing charge in 25 years old case.

VHP, RSS, Sangh Parivar, along with senior leaders brought down Babri masjid of 16th century claiming it as Ram Janna Bhoomi. The Supreme Court expressed its concern in the delay in disposing of the case.

Bench of justices which include Justice P.C. Ghosh and Justice Nariman urged CBI officials to speed up the process.

Allahabad High Court’s decision of acquitting these top BJP leaders was challenged by CBI in Supreme Court earlier.

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Supreme Court Upholds Sasikala’s Conviction Dashing Her Hopes To Rule TN

New Delhi/Chennai: Hopes of VK Sasikala Natarajan have been dashed by the Supreme Court which quashed the Karnataka High Court and upheld the special court judgment. The lower court judgment stays.  It convicted Sasikala in Disproportionate Assets (DA)  case. In an explosive climax to the 8-day drama, both the judges were unanimous in their verdict to uphold the Karnataka Special Court. On watching the breaking news in TV channels, Sasikala has reportedly broken down.

On 27 September 2013, the special court of Karnataka  sentenced Jayalalithaa and Sasikala in DA case for four years of imprisonment. Later it was reversed by Karnataka High Court. Now the SC has quashed the HC verdict and upheld the decision of special court.  According to the judgment of the trial court Sasikala cannot contest elections for ten years. The unanimous verdict of the SC which ran into more than a thousand pages did not pronounce its decision on late Jayalalithaa also some adverse remarks were passed in the course of the judgment. Since she had passed away, the court may delay its final judgment in her case.

The riot police have reached the Golden Bay resort where Sasikala is staying with more than 100 MLAs and other supporters. Senior leaders of the AIADMK have reached the resort to discuss future course of action. The original petitioner Dr Subramanian Swamy said he has been saying right from the beginning that Sasikala would be convicted.

Deputy Speaker Thambidurai went to the resort to discuss the situation even before the SC judgment. Sasikala may go for a curative petition but she has to go to jail first. For now, Chief Minister Panneerselvam can breathe freely and for the MLAs to come around.

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