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Migrant workers: #SupremeCourt begins hearing petition by Harsh Mander and Anjali Bhardwaj concerning payment of wages to migrant workers amid lockdown due to #Covid_19.

Matter is taken up for hearing via video conferencing.

Advocate Prashant Bhushan tells the Court that lakhs of migrant workers are placed in shelter homes and this will make #SocialDistancing difficult; adds that if one person contracts the virus, it puts everyone in the shelter home at risk.

"They should be allowed to go home"
Bhushan says wages should be released because the migrant workers rely on wages for their meals.

CJI SA Bobde asks why wages are required when meals are being provided by the govt.

Bhushan points out meals given in shelter homes; not all migrant workers are in shelters
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#NirbhayaCase being taken to Supreme Court.
Adv AP Singh, convicts' lawyer, mentions the petition filed against Delhi HC order refusing to stay execution before the mentioning registrar.
The Delhi HC had held a special sitting at arnd 10 PM Thursday night to hear the revision petition filed by #NirbhayaConvicts against the trial court's refusal to stay execution.
The HC had dismissed the plea after hearing the counsel for nearly 2 hrs…
Information coming in that SC is likely to hear the petition at around 2.30 AM. More details awaited.

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Delhi High Court will shortly hear plea by #Nirbhaya convicts against the Trial Court order refusing to stay the execution of death warrant.

The four convicts are scheduled to be hanged tomorrow ie. March 20 at 5:30 am.

Standing Counsel (Crl) for Delhi Govt, Rahul Mehra, Nirbhaya's parents and counsel for convicts, Adv AP Singh present in Court.

Matter to be heard by a Division Bench headed by Justice Manmohan.

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Nirbhaya: Supreme Court begins hearing a plea filed by one of the convicts, Mukesh, which claims that there was concealment of documents and thus trial stands vitiated.

Three-Judge Bench takes up the matter for hearing.

Advocate ML Sharma begins making the submissions on behalf of one of the convicts in the 2012 Delhi rape case, Mukesh.

Sharma says that petitioner has accepted his fate and does not seek to delay the execution; says that in future no innocent person should be made to suffer on account of media pressure.

Sharma says, the question is if justice was given to the accused.

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#SupremeCourt hearing in #MadhyaPradeshPoliticalCrisis begins with AM Singhvi resuming his arguments on behalf of the Speaker.
Singhvi says neither the petitioners nor even this court has the authority to short-circuit the discretion of the Speaker and have a floor test.

Justice Chandrachud asks Singhvi whether the Speaker is willing to decide when the court appoints an observer & have meeting of the rebel MLAs through video-conferencing.

Singhvi says no.

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#AGR matter being heard by a bench led by Justice Arun Mishra: "Are we fools?" the judge asks SG Tushar Mehta while coming down heavily on the Govt for their proposal to reassess the dues owed by the telecom companies, incl #Vodafone & #Airtel |@News18Courtroom
"Do the DoT officers think they are superior to us? Are these companies untouchable? Everyone has been trying to influence us... Newspapers are having articles after articles but we won't budge," Mishra J goes ballistic. He asks DoT first fought tooth & nail but now dragging feet
#SupremeCourt makes it clear in its order taht there won't be any reassessment/ re-assessment of the #AGR dues. All telecom companies will have to pay the dues with interest & penalty, as ordered in the main judgment.
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Supreme Court to hear a petition filed by BJP MLAs from Madhya Pradesh seeking a direction to conduct a floor test in the state assembly. #SupremeCourt #MPFloorTest @ChouhanShivraj @OfficeOfKNath #KamalnathGovernment
SC had issued notice yesterday to the Speaker of the Assembly and Chief Minister Kamal Nath, among others. The Court has directed for the notice to be served via email, @WhatsApp, as well as dasti order through the state's standing counsel. #MPFloorTest #KamalnathGovernment
Supreme Court Bench of Justices DY Chandrachud and Hemant Gupta assembles. The matter has been passed over.

#SupremeCourt #MPFloorTest
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CAA is a benign piece of legislation, narrowly tailored to address a specific issue: Centre to Supreme Court #CitizenshipAmendmentAct #CAA_NRC_Protests #CAA
Centre's affidavit starts by quoting the Passports Act of 1920 and a host of other legislations. It also refers to the Nehru Liaqat Agreement was signed by Heads of Governments of India & Pakistan to protect religious minorities. #CAA_NPR_NRC
Due to theft of holy relic in Hazratbal Shrine in J &K on 27/12/1963, there were large scale communal disturbances in East Pakistan from 03/01/1964 in which there was widespread lawlessness, arson and huge loss of life and property of the minority community. (Pic: Kashmirlife)
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Former Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi nominated to the Rajya Sabha.

@rashtrapatibhvn #RanjanGogoi #SupremeCourt #ChiefJusticeofIndia #RajyaSabhaElections @rajyasabhatv
BREAKING: Former CJI Ranjan Gogoi nominated to Rajya Sabha [Read NOTIFICATION] @rashtrapatibhvn #RanjanGogoi #SupremeCourt #ChiefJusticeofIndia #RajyaSabhaElections @rajyasabhatv…
President has the power to nominate 12 members to the Rajya Sabha. Currently, 11 members include Subramanian Swamy, Boxer Mary Kom, Swapan Dasgupta and others. Here is the list.
@MangteC @Swamy39 @swapan55 @RoopaSpeaks @RakeshSinha01 #RanjanGogoi
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Support to public causes by resorting to legitimate means cannot deprive organisation of right to receive foreign funds: Supreme Court #FCRA #ForeignFunding #SupremeCourt
Court held that under FCRA, an organization termed as being of "political nature" cannot be deprived of its right to receive foreign funds merely because it engages in legitimate and political means such as hartals, bandhs etc for demonstration of dissent.
The SC held that an organization cannot be deprived of its right to receive foreign funding by being declared a political organization merely because it uses legitimate means of dissent for public causes [Indian Social Action Forum (INSAF) v. Union of India].
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Intervention by #SolicitorGeneral #TosharMehta in #HarshMandar case is a blessing in disguise. Now #SupremeCourt has first hand information about what public thinks about them.
#UNHRC has not come before the #SupremeCourt in the matter #CAA because the #UNHRC believes it -

2. has any chance of winning this case when #SupremeCourt and #ModiGovt bonhomie is well known. #UNHRC wants first hand information how #Justice is being dispensed in India by #SupremeCourt, where arguments are presented by government in #Sealed_Cover without sharing them-

3. with #Petitioners. Of knows what those #SealedCovers contain, arguments, evidence or final #Judgement where, bench is expected to dign on dotted lines.
It is suspected that #SupremeCourt will reject but wrongly, the request of #UNHRC to be #Impleaded in the #CAA case on-

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#SupremeCourt bench headed by Chief Justice of India start hearing “Shantanu Kumar V Union of India”, matter relating to the allegation that the CGL (Combined Graduate Level) Examination 2017 and CHSL (Combined Higher Secondary Level) Examination 2017 were tainted.
Today-Prashant Bhushan says that the report of the Committee led by Justice Singhvi has been submitted.
One of the recommendation is that the exam may not be scrapped to which Mr. Bhushan objects.
Mr Prashant Bhushan says that Committee has gone on the basis that we do not find an instance of large scale cheating
#CGL Exam
#CHSL Exam
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#SupremeCourt declines to hear Harsh Mander today in his petition after SG Tushar Mehta adduces transcripts of his reported speech at #Jamia wherein he said there is no trust left in the courts & that ultimate justice has to be on the streets.

#CJI: We will sort this out first.
#SupremeCourt tells Mander's lawyer that if this is what he feels about the courts then it will have to be decided first whether he should be given a hearing at all.

A separate petition on #DelhiViolence to be heard now.
As advocate Karuna Nundy, appearing for Harsh Mander, seeks time to verify the alleged hate speech, SG Mehta says this is strange that he wants time for verifying his own speech but wants FIRs against everyone immediately.

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Delhi Riots: Supreme Court begins hearing petitions concerning the Delhi riots of February 2020.

Solicitor General Tushar Mehta cites a video clip of Harsh Mander and says that Mander in this clip is seen to have "called on the people of India" and is allegedly is seen expressing no faith in the Courts and hear saying "real justice will be done on the streets"
SG Mehta says that the speech can be played in the Court.

CJI Bobde seeks for a transcript of the video.

The video clip pertains to an alleged speech delivered by Mander during an anti-CAA protest.

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Delhi Riots: Supreme Court agrees to hear on Wednesday plea by activists led by Harsh Mander seeking immediate registration of FIRs against Kapil Mishra and Anurag Thakur.

Senior Counsel Colin Gonsalves mentioned the plea before the Bench headed by CJI SA Bobde against the decision of the Delhi High Court of deferring the matter till April.

Gonsalves tells the Court that the matter is urgent given that deaths are being caused daily
CJI Bobde says Court is not equipped to deal with such incidents.

"We are not saying people should die... We cannot stop things from happening... We can only deal with the situation after it occurs"

Court says it wishes for peace.

Matter to be heard on Wednesday
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Fresh stone pelting was reported in Maujpur and Brahmpuri; #AmitShah held a meeting last night to discuss the law and order situation in #Delhi.

Follow LIVE Updates on the #CAAProtests:
#ArvindKejriwal will meet #AAP MLAs and officials from areas affected by the #DelhiViolence at 10.30 am at his residence; fire dept await police protection as fire rages on in Karawal Nagar's tyre market.

Follow LIVE Updates on the #CAAProtests:
Union Home Minister #AmitShah on Tuesday has called for a meeting at 12 pm to discuss the prevailing situation in National Capital after violence broke out in #NortheastDelhi yesterday.

Follow LIVE Updates on the #CAAProtests:
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Supreme Court Judge, Justice Deepak Gupta begins delivering his lecture on "Democracy and Dissent" in an event organised by the Supreme Cour Bar Association.

Justice Gupta says, "I will also add Dissent in Judiciary... To have a strong democracy, a fearless judiciary is important"

Justice Gupta: Just because you hold a contrarian view, does not mean you are anti-national or disrespect the country. You may disagree with the government, may not go against the country. There is a difference between the country and its government

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#Qanon post 3868: Q points out they have a paper trail to keep their conversation secret. #LorettaLynch exonerated #Hillary right afterwards. #SupremeCourt quid pro quo + murder of #AntoninScalia.
More proof that #Qanon & @realDonaldTrump has been in the works for quite awhile to complete the sting operation. @POTUS has been seeding the public for a while
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Shaheen Bagh: Supreme Court begins hearing on the petitions seeking clearance of the Kalindi Kunj road which has remained blocked for over 60 days on account of the anti-CAA protest at Delhi's Shaheen Bagh.

Justice Kaul says certain section of the society is opposed to a legislation, that legislation is being tested in the Court; not saying people don't have the right ti protest but the question is where to protest

Justice Kaul says today it's one legislation people have grievance with, tomorrow it may be another but the question is not about that, the question is if public area can be used for protests.

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#AGR hearing in the #SupremeCourt commences with a light hearted comment by Justice Arun Mishra. The leading judge on the bench wanted a light lamp to be moved away form his dais. The court staff fails to do so. The judge does it himself. "Yahan sab kaam khud hi karna padta hai".
Govt company Oil India, represented by Sr adv Mukul Rohatgi, seeks an audience but Justice Mishra is irate. "Who is making all this happen? We want to use very harsh words. This is completely nonsense. We have already said what we have to. What have you made of this system?"
Rohatgi opts to withdraw. Another matter mentioned but Justice Mishra says he is anguished. "A desk officer in the Govt stays a #SupremeCourt order. He says that he can stay the operation of the court order. Is there any law left in the country? Call that desk officer here."
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#Nirbhaya: Three-Judge Bench of Justices R Banumathi, Ashok Bhushan and AS Bopanna begins hearing convict Vinay's challenge to the rejection of his mercy petition by the President.
What is your argument?, Court repeatedly asks Adv AP Singh.

Please see the record.. there is miscarriage of justice. There is absence of signature of Home Minister and LG's signature on the official file: Adv Singh

Adv Singh asserts that Home Minister of Delhi Govt and L-G did not sign the official file due to the Assembly Elections.

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Justice AP Shah to deliver Fourth LC Jain Memorial Lecture on the Topic "Fighting For Freedom: Supreme Court in the 21st Century
Romila Thapar- had Jain been around, he would have been approving of the protests, especially the involvement of women. Underlines the ethics of what is happening today
Justice AP Shah is speaking now
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A nine-Judge Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court will begin hearing today arguments on the issue of whether questions of law can be referred by the Court to a larger Bench in a review petition.

This Constitution Bench was set up to decide questions pertaining to women's rights under Article 14 vis-a-vis Religious rights under Articles 25 and 26 that were referred to a larger Bench by in #Sabarimala review judgment.

The first issue, however, to be considered by this Nine-Judge Bench will be the scope of review jurisdiction vis-a-vis reference.

The question of scope of review jurisdiction was raised by Senior Counsel Fali Nariman and will now be taken up as the first issue to be considered.
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