The Supreme Court collegium's decision of revoking the promotion of two High Court judges to the apex court has generated disquiet amongst the legal fraternity.The collegium on January 10 announced the elevation of Justice Dinesh Maheshwari, Chief Justice of Karnataka High Court, and Justice Sanjeev Khanna, a judge of Karnataka High Court.This decision was in contention with the December 12 decision of the collegium, which had recommended that Justice Pradeep Nandrajog, Chief Justice of Rajasthan High Court, and Justice Rajendra Menon, Chief Justice of Delhi High Court be elevated to the apex court.Close Let’s delve into the matter and take a look at what is causing the upheaval among the judges of the country’s top court. related news CBI carries out searches at 13 locations in Rs 568.52 crore bank fraud 200 recommendations of Swaminathan report accepted by govt: Agri minister Believe Congress will take 'good decision' about leadership: Sachin Pilot The … [Read more...] about Explained| Why is Supreme Court collegium in the line of fire?
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The Supreme Court today ordered court-monitored mediation in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute case in an attempt to find a “permanent solution” to the decades-old case.The top court appointed a three-member panel, which will be headed by retired Supreme Court judge Justice FMI Kalifullah and include Sri Sri Ravi Shankar and senior advocate Sriram Panchu.Let’s take a closer look at who the mediators are.Close Justice FMI Kalifullah related news CBI carries out searches at 13 locations in Rs 568.52 crore bank fraud 200 recommendations of Swaminathan report accepted by govt: Agri minister Believe Congress will take 'good decision' about leadership: Sachin Pilot Born in Tamil Nadu, Fakkir Mohammed Ibrahim Kalifullah started practising law in Chennai. He was appointed as the judge of the Madras High Court in 2000. Later, he was promoted as the Chief Justice of the High Court of Jammu and Kashmir during which time he travelled across the state to … [Read more...] about Know the Supreme Court-appointed mediators who will liaise on the Ram Mandir issue
In light of protests against the Citizenship Amendment Bill intensifying in the Northeast, Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma announced on January 29 that 10 political parties, including allies of the BJP, have unanimously opposed the bill.Meanwhile, a conglomerate of 64 civil society organisations has called for a statewide 24-hour strike in Manipur on January 30.The contentious bill has the capability of ruining the prospects of the saffron party in the Northeast given the vehement opposition by regional parties, even the BJP’s allies.Close The bill seeks to amend the Citizenship Act, 1955 so as to make illegal immigrants who are Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, Parsis and Christians from Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan, eligible for Indian citizenship. related news In pics | Massive protests against Citizenship (Amendment) Bill in Northeast, other regions Anti-Citizenship (Amendment) Bill protests: People defy curfew, police open fire in Assam Jharkhand … [Read more...] about Why is BJP firm on Citizenship Amendment Bill despite violent protests and risk of losing Northeast?
The Supreme Court pulled up the Uttar Pradesh government on Monday, questioning the state's refusal to indict Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath in a 2007 hate speech case.The top court issued a notice to the UP government on the basis of a plea that challenged the Allahabad High Court's decision of accepting the state's refusal to grant a sanction to prosecute Adityanath in the hate speech case.The petition was filed by Gorakhpur resident Parvez Parvaz and Azamgarh resident Asad Hayat.Close A three-judge bench, headed by Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dipak Misra and comprising of Justices AM Khanwilkar and DY Chandrachud, has issued a notice to the Director General of Police (Crime Branch), Gorakhpur District Magistrate and Superintendent of Police. related news Telangana rape and murder case | Supreme Court orders probe into police encounter of accused SC for impartial inquiry into encounter of Telangana rape-murder accused IUML moves SC challenging Citizenship (Amendment) Bill … [Read more...] about Yogi Adityanath hate speech case: SC sends notice to UP govt
The Supreme Court on January 3 agreed to hear BJP’s petition against the Calcutta High Court’s decision, which denied the saffron party clearance to hold rath yatras in West Bengal.A bench comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice SK Kaul has agreed to hear the plea and listed the matter for January 7.West Bengal BJP vice-president Jay Prakash Majumdar had challenged the December 21 order of the division bench of the Calcutta HC.Close With the issue relentlessly undergoing various levels of judicial scrutiny, let’s take a look at what has happened so far: related news Not part of Maharashtra BJP core team but won't quit party: Pankaja Munde Jharkhand Assembly Election | Will waive farm loans if Oppn alliance comes to power, says Rahul Gandhi Left parties to organise joint nationwide protest against Citizenship Bill on Dec 19 Timeline of EventsDecember 6, 2018: One day ahead of the BJP’s Rath Yatra in West Bengal, the Calcutta High Court denies … [Read more...] about Explainer: The fracas around BJP’s Rath Yatra in West Bengal