Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin on Sunday spoke up for the return of Congress leader Rahul Gandhi to the Parliament, questioning why his membership of the Lok Sabha hasn't been restored as yet despite the Supreme Court putting a stay on his conviction in the criminal defamation case over the use of the 'Modi' surname.
These policemen including some officers, had publicly flogged about a dozen Muslims held following a skirmish with them.
The Supreme Court on Friday agreed to examine the plea filed by former Congress President Rahul Gandhi against the Gujarat High Court's verdict denying to put a stay on his conviction in the 'Modi surname' defamation case.
Teesta Setalvad is an Indian civil rights activist and journalist. She is the secretary of Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP), an organisation formed to advocate for the victims of 2002 Gujarat riots.
The Supreme Court on Tuesday had agreed to hear Gandhi's plea on July 21 after senior advocate Abhishek Manu Singhvi, appearing for Gandhi, sought urgent listing of the matter.
In March, the Magisterial Court had convicted Gandhi for his remarks on ‘Modi’ surname that he had made during a public gathering before the 2019 general election to the Lok Sabha.
Acting Chief Justice Ashish J. Desai issued the directives in a circular.
No judgment, no disqualification can shatter Rahul Gandhi’s mind, he added.