Tag: Chief Justice of India

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  • ‘Even Muslim witnesses say Ayodhya to Hindus as sacred as Mecca to them’: Supreme Court

    ‘Even Muslim witnesses say Ayodhya to Hindus as sacred as Mecca to them’: Supreme Court

    Senior advocate Rajeev Dhawan, however, strongly pitched for granting respect to Lord Ram and Allah in a diverse country like India on the 29th day of the hearing in the politically sensitive case.

    September 24, 2019
  • Ayodhya dispute: SC asks registry to reply on plea seeking live streaming of hearing

    Ayodhya dispute: SC asks registry to reply on plea seeking live streaming of hearing

    The Ayodhya land dispute case is currently being heard by a five-judge constitution bench headed by the Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi.

    September 16, 2019
  • Ayodhya Case: Threat messages continue, Advocate Rajeev Dhavan tells SC

    Ayodhya Case: Threat messages continue, Advocate Rajeev Dhavan tells SC

    Senior lawyer Rajeev Dhavan, appearing for the Sunni Waqf Board and others, alleged that yesterday his clerk was also threatened by few other people in the Supreme Court premises.

    September 12, 2019
  • Supreme Court to review amendments in Anti-Terror Law

    Supreme Court to review amendments in Anti-Terror Law

    The top court today said that it will examine the constitutional validity of the amendment and issued notice to the Centre. The bench was headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi.

    September 6, 2019
  • CJI Ranjan Gogoi proposes ‘happiness classes’ in judicial academies

    CJI Ranjan Gogoi proposes ‘happiness classes’ in judicial academies

    "It was a brilliant concept to have happiness classes. I have thought about exploring the same in our judicial academies as well. I am yet to consult my colleagues, but I am sure we can introduce it across judicial academies after hearing students from the audience share their learnings," CJI Gogoi said.

    August 1, 2019
  • Former Chief Justice of India expresses concern over delay in justice

    Former Chief Justice of India expresses concern over delay in justice

    Delivering his inaugural address at a one-day national conference on New Horizons of Criminal Justice System organised by Shoolini University, Solan in the national capital on Sunday, the former Chief Justice said the criminal judicial system needs urgent reforms.

    July 22, 2019
  • Of judges and pending cases

    Of judges and pending cases

    The Central Government must act on recommendations of the CJI to ensure judicial backlogs are addressed holistically, says SUNIL GARODIA.

    July 18, 2019
  • CJI writes to PM Modi, seeks increase in number of Supreme Court judges

    CJI writes to PM Modi, seeks increase in number of Supreme Court judges

    The Chief Justice, who wrote three letters to the PM, said there more than 58,000 cases were pending in the Supreme Court and the number was increasing due to new cases every day.

    June 23, 2019
  • The Judiciary & Us

    The Judiciary & Us

    Who should serve as judges? What are the essential ethical and character qualities to be deemed essential in one selected to serve as a judge? Should a lawyer be promoted to the Bench just because he is legally erudite and experienced in court-craft? Should extraneous considerations and political interference be allowed to dilute the integrity of the selection process? At least a small dose of realism is necessary to think right on this issue.

    May 14, 2019
  • Malodour lingers

    Malodour lingers

    Seldom before in recent times ~ not just during the term of the present government to be sure ~ has the highest judicial institution been asked to step in to compensate for executive and legislative ineptitude (or worse).

    May 12, 2019
  • Convulsions in court

    Convulsions in court

    The court’s secretary-general had categorically denied a report in a leading newspaper that two judges met the head of the inquiry panel ~ but was not so forthright about a letter one of the judges is said to have written to the panel advising it against continuing with an ex-parte probe, a missive that more than one newspaper has mentioned.

    May 8, 2019
  • Paradoxes inherent in apex court’s travails

    Paradoxes inherent in apex court’s travails

    Fourth paradox is that the Chief Justice who himself made history by organising a press conference in January last year against the then CJI has now requested the media to show restraint to protect the independence of judiciary.

    April 24, 2019
  • ‘Common thread’ in communications sent to my office by news portals, says CJI Gogoi

    ‘Common thread’ in communications sent to my office by news portals, says CJI Gogoi

    "There is a common thread in the communications, and the questions I was asked to answer are common," he said, adding, "they (news portals) gave less than five hours notice to the CJI to respond".

    April 20, 2019
  • Dispute Resolution Lawyer of the Year awarded to Manoj K Singh

    Dispute Resolution Lawyer of the Year awarded to Manoj K Singh

    Legal practitioners, providing extensive, innovative and dedicated legal assistance, and who have immensely contributed to the advancement of the legal profession by helping in business, legal, policy reforms and practices, were recognised for their outstanding achievements.

    April 1, 2019
  • Rafale review petition: Supreme Court reserves order on government’s privilege claim

    Rafale review petition: Supreme Court reserves order on government’s privilege claim

    Attorney General KK Venugopal made submissions on the basis of Section 123 of Indian Evidence Act to submit that the document in question could not be used in court without the permission of the officer concerned.

    March 14, 2019
  • Judge appoints Judge

    Judge appoints Judge

    The Collegium system to select judges to the higher judiciary created by judges in 1993 lacks transparency and its proceedings are shrouded in secrecy.

    February 10, 2019
  • Media, BJP leaders please stop kite flying, Mayawati’s retort on statue case

    Media, BJP leaders please stop kite flying, Mayawati’s retort on statue case

    A Supreme Court bench, led by Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi, had on Friday, in oral observations, said that the former UP chief minister should pay back the public money.

    February 9, 2019