Constitution

CAA, NRC being linked to religion for political mileage: Bhagwat | India News

GUWAHATI: CAA and NRC are neither anti-Hindu nor anti-Muslim, but they have been linked to religion only to gain political mileage, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat said here on Wednesday. “CAA and NRC have not been framed against any Indian citizen. An Indian citizen, who is a Muslim, won’t be a loser because of CAA,” Bhagwat …

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In a first, Gujarat HC livestreams proceedings; SC to follow soon | India News

NEW DELHI: Taking a giant step towards more openness and unleashing “the transparency revolution”, the Indian judicial system on Saturday for the first time embarked on livestreaming of its court functioning with CJI N V Ramana launching livestreaming of Gujarat HC proceedings and assuring that Supreme Court will start the same soon. The Supreme Court …

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Constitution is North Star against which every State action, inaction has to be judged: SC Judge | India News

NEW DELHI: Supreme Court judge DY Chandrachud said on Saturday that irrespective of the electoral legitimacy of the government, the Constitution is the North Star against the which conformity of every State action or inaction would have to be judged. He also asserted that majoritarian tendencies must be questioned against the background of “our constitutive …

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Welfare schemes for minorities valid: Centre to top court | India News

NEW DELHI: Justifying its welfare schemes for people of minority communities, the Centre has told the Supreme Court that the schemes are legally valid and as per the enshrined principles of the Constitution to reduce the inequalities and to achieve inclusiveness. Opposing a PIL for winding up of welfare schemes for minority communities, the ministry …

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‘Don’t behave like emperors by summoning government officials’ | India News

NEW DELHI: Deprecating the practice of higher courts summoning government officials for their personal appearance “at the drop of a hat”, the Supreme Court has said judges must exercise their powers within limits of modesty and humility and should not behave like emperors. A bench of Justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul and Hemant Gupta said such …

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Kerala HC restrains Centre from taking any coercive action against NBA under IT rules | India News

NEW DELHI: The Kerala high court in an interim order has restrained the Union government from taking any coercive action against News Broadcasters Association (NBA) under the IT rules. While hearing NBA’s plea challenging the new IT rules “on the ground that they give govt authorities excessive powers,” Justice P B Suresh Kumar also issued …

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HC: Executive thinks govt land is paternal asset | India News

MUMBAI: In a scathing comment on protection provided by successive governments to slumdwellers, Bombay HC Chief Justice Dipankar Datta on Tuesday said it appears that government land is the “paternal property of the executive”. “I am new to all this. But it seems like the state’s property is the paternal property of the executive,” said …

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It’s for Parliament to rein in partisan Speakers: Supreme Court | India News

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Thursday said it was for Parliament to legislate and provide a timeframe for adjudication of disqualification petitions against legislators by Speakers, who of late have adopted a partisan approach to keep decisions on such pleas pending for long periods to benefit the ruling dispensation. Dealing with a PIL which …

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Focus on judicious action, avoid publicity: Amit Shah to probationary IPS officers | India News

NEW DELHI: Home minister Amit Shah on Thursday asked probationary IPS officers to focus on “judicious action” rather than “no action” or “extreme action” while dealing with crime and to avoid the urge to seek publicity, including on social media. Addressing the young officers belonging to 72nd batch of IPS at the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel …

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