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Apr 5, 2023 • 6 tweets • 2 min read
National security claims cannot be made out of thin air. There must be material backing such an inference, says SC while quashing a ban on MediaOne TV channel.
The critical views of the Channel, Media-One on policies of the government cannot be termed, ‘anti-establishment’. The use of such a terminology in itself, represents an expectation that the press must support the establishment: Supreme Court.
Mar 2, 2023 • 6 tweets • 2 min read
Breaking: Supreme Court directs that the appointment of an election commissioner shall be on the recommendation of a committee comprising the PM, Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha, and the CJI.
The committee will function till the time Parliament enacts a law in this regard.
Apr 2, 2022 • 63 tweets • 9 min read
Justice A S Oka will be delivering the key note speech in a short while on Vision of Independent India: Ranade, Tilak and Gokhale. Do tune in.
Justice Oka: In the second half of the 19th century, Maharashtra gave the nation a galaxy of social reformers, philosophers, activists, and freedom fighters.
Apr 1, 2022 • 7 tweets • 1 min read
With the passage of time, like every other institution of repute, the CBI has also come under deep public scrutiny. Its actions and inactions have raised questions regarding its credibility, in some cases: CJI N V Ramana
Every institution within our democracy must derive its legitimacy either directly from the Constitution, or from a law that is made in the true spirit of the
Nov 26, 2021 • 6 tweets • 2 min read
The freedoms guaranteed by Article 19 are not liable to be freely expressed only if they fall in line with a majoritarian view, says Delhi HC while rejecting a plea seeking ban on @salman7khurshid’s book ‘Sunrise Over Ayodhya’.
HC: A democracy governed by the rule of law would be placed in serious peril if creative voices were stifled or intellectual freedom suppressed or suffocated.
Sr. Adv Darius Khambata: Ours is a magnificent Constitution. It encapsulates respect for fundamental rights, institutions, separation of powers and so many other things. It is a document that can and must unify us. #ConstitutionDay2021
May 3, 2021 • 12 tweets • 2 min read
#JUSTIN: We can't say media will not report oral observations of the court for they too are of public interest, says Justice DY Chandrachud. Hearing on EC's appeal against Madras HC’s “should be booked for murder” oral remarks underway
We do not want to demoralize our HCs. They are a vital pillar of our judicial process, says Justice DY Chandrachud
May 2, 2021 • 5 tweets • 2 min read
“With deep distress that we note that individuals seeking help have been targeted, by alleging that the information posted by them is false and has only been posted in social media to create panic, defame the administration or damage the “national image”, says SC #Covid19
SC says it doesn’t hesitate in saying that such targeting will not be condoned & the Centre and State Govts should ensure that they immediately cease any direct or indirect threats of prosecution and arrest to citizens who air grievances...
May 2, 2021 • 4 tweets • 2 min read
#JUSTIN: SC orders the Centre to ensure that the deficit in the supply of oxygen to Delhi is rectified within 2 days. Adds, Centre to prepare a buffer stock of oxygen for emergency purposes and decentralize the
location of the emergency stocks. #Covid19#OxygenShortage
SC: Centre shall, within 2 weeks, formulate a national
policy on admissions to hospitals which shall be followed by all State Governments.
May 2, 2021 • 6 tweets • 1 min read
The Union Cabinet Secretary tells Delhi Government to make all efforts to lift their allocated oxygen, using all the means at their disposal; and also to ensure that the oxygen available to them is distributed rationally and in a transparent manner.
On the issue of adequate medical and healthcare human resources, he asked the Delhi Government to create flexible procedures to engage the services of retired medical professionals.
Apr 30, 2021 • 48 tweets • 15 min read
The Supreme Court to begin hearing at 12 noon the suo motu case on distribution of essential supplies and services during the pandemic.
The Delhi HC tells the Centre to look at the logistics problem being faced in the transportation of #Oxygen to Delhi.
Delhi HC directs the Delhi govt to file a status report with regard to the number of RT-PCR tests conducted by the accredited labs in the last 7 days, along with the testing capacity of these accredited labs and the reasons for the fall in the numbers of tests conducted by them
Apr 28, 2021 • 18 tweets • 6 min read
SC's order in suo motu Covid case is out. Says the purpose of the court taking suo motu cognisnace is not supplant or to substitute the judicial process which is being conducted in several High Courts. No justification to interdict the High Courts.
On supply of oxygen, the SC seeks the following information from the Centre:
(a) The projected demand for oxygen in the country at the present point of time and in the foreseeable future;
#Breaking: Allahabad HC takes judicial notice of a news item stating that 135 teachers, Shiksha Mitras&investigators, who were assigned election duty, have died. Sends a notice to state election commission to explain why action should not be taken against its officials
Allahabad HC dismisses the plan placed by the UP government to curb the pandemic. Says seeing "Sursa like mouth" of the pandemic, the government must come with more stringent measure.
A Karnataka court prohibits 68 media houses from telecasting, publishing, circulating, posting, accommodating or transmitting any defamatory news items or showing footage and pictures of six state ministers in relation to the alleged CDs.
Court: Prima facie although no C.Ds. are released, yet which are claimed in the said news items, it is being sensationalized that there are 19 more C.Ds.
Feb 25, 2021 • 12 tweets • 4 min read
Allahabad HC rejects the anticipatory bail plea of Aparna Purohit. Says western filmmakers have refrained from ridiculing Lord Jesus or the Prophet but hindi filmmakers have done this repeatedly and still doing this most unabashedly with the Hindu Gods and Goddesses.
Allahabad HC: This Court further takes notice of the fact that a number of movies have been produced which have used the name of Hindu Gods and Goddesses and shown them in a disrespectful manner (Ram Teri Ganga Maili, Satyam Shivam Sundram, P.K., Oh My God, etc.).
Feb 25, 2021 • 6 tweets • 1 min read
Centre opposes petitions seeking recogisation of same-sex marriages. Says the acceptance of the institution of marriage between two individuals of the same gender is neither recognized nor accepted in any uncodified personal laws or any codified statutory laws.
Centre: Constitutional court can analyze the existing rights but cannot create a new right by the process of judicial adjudication.
Feb 23, 2021 • 7 tweets • 5 min read
"Considering the scanty&sketchy evidence available on record, I do not find any palpable reasons to breach the general rule of Bail against a 22 years old young lady, with absolutely blemish-free criminal antecedents..", says ASJ Dharmender Rana while giving bail to #DishaRavi.
Judge Rana: In my considered opinion creation of a WhatsApp group or being editor of an innocuous Toolkit is not an offence.
The Bombay HC upholds bail given to Areeb Majeed, a Kalyan resident facing UAPA charges for travelling to Iraq and Syria to join ISIS. Bail upheld as the accused had been incarcerated for more than six years as an undertrial. Majeed argued his case in person.
HC: We have observed that Majeed is an educated person, who was completing his graduation in Civil Engineering when he left for Iraq at the age of 21 years. He categorically stated before us that as a 21-year-old, he was carried away and that he had committed a serious mistake,
Sep 18, 2020 • 72 tweets • 23 min read
A three-judge bench comprising Justices D Y Chandrachud, Indu Malhotra and K M Joseph to commence hearing at 12 noon, a plea seeking a ban on the #SudarshanTV's show on the so-called “infiltration of Muslims” in the Civil Services.
The Court on Sep 15 had restrained #SudarshanTV from broadcasting the remaining episodes of its show, till further orders.
"An insidious attempt has been made to insinuate that the community is involved in a conspiracy to infiltrate the civil services", the Court had noted.