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SC Collegium Divided Over Female Judge's Appointment In Apex Court

The Supreme Court's 5-member collegium has been caught in a catch-22 situation as no consensus could be reached on Justice B V Nagarathna's appointment as a Supreme Court judge. CJI S A Bobde and another member had recommended Justice Nagarathna's name, keeping in mind the fact that she could also become the first woman CJI in 2027. However, remaining members objected to it saying that her nomination, even under women's quota, violates the… read-more

Thu, 18 Mar 2021 - 02:14 PM / by Ashly Ann Varghese

Tags: Supreme Court, collegium, Justice SA Bobde, Justice Surya Kant, Justice B V Nagarathna

Courtesy: Times of India

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SC Collegium Anulls Proposal Granting Permanency To Bombay HC Judge

Following Bombay High Court's regressive verdicts on child sexual offences, the Supreme Court collegium annulled its recommendation to delegate Justice PV Ganediwala as a permanent judge. Justice Ganediwala, an additional judge at the Bombay HC, had made headlines for her controversial Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) acquittals. Reportedly, public condemnation surrounding the sexual assault adjudications forced the… read-more

Sat, 30 Jan 2021 - 05:00 PM / by Ashly Ann Varghese

Tags: Supreme Court, Bombay High Court, POCSO, Sexual Assault, Justice SA Bobde

Courtesy: The Tribune

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SC Hands Notice To Assam NRC Coordinator For Unilateral Name Deletion

The Supreme Court has issued notice to Assam's National Register for Citizens (NRC) Coordinator Hitesh Dev Sarma, over a plea challenging former's unilateral erasure of names from NRC. The appeal registered by Jamiat Ulema-I-Hind alleged that Sarma commanded Citizen Registration Deputy Commissioners and District Registrars to eliminate ineligible person and their descendants from the ultimate draft. Moreover, the plea mentioned that the non-… read-more

Fri, 29 Jan 2021 - 07:27 PM / by Ashly Ann Varghese

Tags: NRC, Assam, Supreme Court, Justice SA Bobde

Courtesy: News 18

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Prashant Bhushan Refuses to Withdraw His Remarks on the Supreme Court

Advocate Prashant Bhushan on August 24 has refused to apologise for his contemptuous tweets against CJI and the Supreme Court. The advocate said that it was his duty to offer constructive criticism when he believed that the court deviated from its role. Earlier, he was held guilty of contempt, and was offered an opportunity to avoid the punishment- a fine, 6-month jail or both- by apologising before the… read-more

Tue, 25 Aug 2020 - 01:50 AM / by Tania Mukhopadhyay

Tags: Supreme Court of India, Prashant Bhushan, Justice SA Bobde, The Contempt of Court Act

Courtesy: Economic Times