PIL

Suvendu Adhikari warns cop: Don’t do anything to risk transfer to J&K | India News

TAMLUK: Opposition leader in Bengal assembly Suvendu Adhikari on Monday told east Midnapore SP, Amarnath K, “not to do anything that will lead to you doing duty in Jammu &Kashmir’s Anantnag or Baramulla.” “I have all call details and records of phone calls made from nephew’s (TMC leader Abhishek Banerjee) office to you. If you …

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MLC Mete intervenes in PIL, says power vests with Governor to nominate | India News

MUMBAI: Sitting MLC Vinayak Mete files intervention application in PIL regarding delay in nomination of 12 MLCs by Maharashtra Governor. He says that if the public interest litigation (PIL) contention that the Governor is bound by council of Ministers’ advice is accepted, it will run counter to the Constitution framers’ intent. His plea is that …

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Clinical trial for Covid vaccines for children on verge of completion: Centre to HC | India News

NEW DELHI: The Centre on Friday told the Delhi High Court that clinical trials for Covid-19 vaccines for children under 18 years of age are going on and on the verge of completion. A policy will be formed by the government and children will be vaccinated when experts give permission, the Centre said. A bench …

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SC: Why keep colonial sedition law used against Mahatma Gandhi, Tilak? | India News

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Thursday asked the Centre’s views on whether the British-era sedition provision Section 124A in the Indian Penal Code, used to punish freedom fighters like Mahatma Gandhi and Bal Gangadhar Tilak to quell dissent and protest, should be retained even when there is continued evidence of its misuse by police …

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SC: Why keep colonial sedition law used against Mahatma Gandhi, Tilak? | India News

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Thursday asked the Centre’s views on whether the British-era sedition provision Section 124A in the Indian Penal Code, used to punish freedom fighters like Mahatma Gandhi and Bal Gangadhar Tilak to quell dissent and protest, should be retained even when there is continued evidence of its misuse by police …

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Supreme Court: Sedition law ‘colonial’, does govt want to retain it? | India News

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Thursday said that the sedition law is misused by police to fix persons who speak against the government. “Sedition provision Section 124A of IPC is a colonial era which was used to silence dissent or protest against British and was used against Mahatma Gandhi and Bal Gangadhar Tilak. Does …

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Supreme Court seeks Jharkhand and UPSC response on DGP appointment | India News

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Wednesday sought responses from Jharkhand and Union Public Service Commission on a contempt petition accusing the state of flouting the SC judgment fixing two year tenure for Director General of Police and the UPSC failing to form a panel for selection of a new DGP. A bench of Chief …

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Is SC a divided house on judicial interference in pandemic management? | India News

NEW DELHI: Just a day after Supreme Court judge DY Chandrachud took some credit in the court bringing about a revision in the Centre’s vaccination policy, a bench of Supreme Court on Wednesday observed that constitutional courts should be restrained in policy decisions and even said it will consider setting out norms. Hearing a plea …

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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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Supreme Court seeks AG help to study PIL against sedition law | India News

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court Wednesday sought Attorney General K K Venugopal’s presence for examining merits of a PIL filed by a retired Major General requesting a fresh examination of the constitutionality of the sedition provision under Section 124A of the Indian Penal Code, unhindered by a five-decade-old SC judgment upholding the section. Maj Gen …

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