PETITION AGAINST DHANKAR, RIJIJU DISMISSED
The Bombay High Court dismissed a public interest litigation (PIL) filed against Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar and Union Law Minister Kiren Rijiju for allegedly making disparaging remarks about the Supreme Court. While dismissing the Bombay Lawyers Association’s PIL, the Bombay High Court noted that the Supreme Court of India’s credibility is extremely high. Individual statements cannot undermine or infringe on it. The Indian Constitution is supreme and inviolable. Every Indian citizen is bound by the Constitution and is expected to uphold its values. The court stated that Constitutional institutions must be respected by all, including Constitutional authorities and those holding Constitutional positions.
SUPREME COURT NOTICE TO WHATSAPP
The Tamil Nadu government was fined one lakh rupees by the Supreme Court for appealing the High Court’s decision to grant a pension to a sweeper. A bench of Justices Dinesh Maheshwari and Hrishikesh Roy stated unequivocally that the costs can be recovered from those responsible for dragging the case without justification. The State had petitioned the Supreme Court to overturn a Madras High Court division bench’s 2020 order upholding the respondent’s pensionary benefits. The ad hoc employee-sweeper in question began working in 1992, was regularised in 2002, and retired in 2012. He went to the High Court after his pension claim for the period covering half of his tenure prior to regularisation was denied.
GOVT NOD FOR E-COURTS PHASE 3
Phase three of the eCourts Project, with an outlay of Rs 7,000 crore, will be launched for the efficient administration of justice. Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman made this announcement in her budget speech in Lok Sabha. Phase three of the eCourts Project envisions a judicial system that is more accessible, efficient, and equitable for every individual who seeks justice, or is part of the delivery of justice, in India.
NO DECISION ON UNIFORM CIVIL CODE
There has been no decision made by the central government regarding the implementation of a uniform civil code in the country. In a written response, Union Law Minister Kiren Rijiju informed the Rajya Sabha that the Centre had requested the 21st Law Commission of India to investigate various issues relating to the UCC and make recommendations, but the 21st Law Commission’s term expired on August 31, 2018. The implementation of the Uniform Civil Code was one of the ruling BJP’s election promises in the 2014 and 2019 Lok Sabha elections. The Centre previously petitioned the Supreme Court for the adoption of a uniform civil code, arguing that different religions cannot follow different rules and that the power to make laws belongs solely to the government.
SC TO HEAR HABEAS CORPUS PLEA OF KERALA LESBIAN
The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a Habeas Corpus petition filed by a lesbian girl from Kerala, challenging a Kerala High Court order mandating her partner to attend counselling sessions. The Supreme Court has issued a notice to respondents inresponse to a petition filed by a same-sex relationship challenging a Kerala High Court order mandating counselling sessions. A bench headed by Chief Justice of India DY Chandrachud asked the petitioner’s lawyer to keep the brief ready and said it will hear the matter at the end of the board. Adila Nazerin’s habeas corpus petition alleged that her lover Fathima Noora was illegally detained by her parents.
ACCEPTING A RS 100 BRIBE RESULTED IN A YEAR IN PRISON!
In a 32-year-old case, a special CBI court sentenced a retired 82-year-old railway clerk to one year in prison. The court of special CBI judge Ajai Vikram Singh refused to be lenient to the convict, who was seeking a reduced sentence due to his age, observing that doing so would send the wrong message to society. Ram Narayan Verma, the convict, was also fined Rs 15,000 by the court. In 1991, Ram Kumar Tiwari, a retired Northern Railways loco driver, lodged a FIR with the CBI. Tiwari claimed in his FIR that his medical test was required to calculate his pension. Verma demanded Rs 100 as a bribe for the job. The CBI apprehended Verma while he was carrying the bribe amount.
NO BAIL FOR MIDDLEMAN IN AGUSTAWESTLAND HELICOPTER SCAM
Christian Michel James, an alleged middleman in AgustaWestland chopper scam cases who is being investigated by both the CBI and the Enforcement Directorate, has been denied bail by the Supreme Court. The alleged Rs 3,600-crore scam involves the purchase of 12 VVIP helicopters from AgustaWestland. A bench consisting of Chief Justice DY Chandrachud, Justices PS Narasimha and JB Pardiwala ruled that James’ argument that he should be released on bail because he had served half of the maximum sentence in the cases could not be accepted. It did, however, state that James may seek regular bail before the trial court in the cases.
LAWYER MOVES SC TO GAG MEDIA FROM CARRYING REPORTS ON ADANI FIRMS
A petition has been filed in the Supreme Court seeking a gag order to prevent the media from publishing statements or allegations about Adani Group firms unless they are filed with and verified by market regulator SEBI. Lawyer ML Sharma filed the interim application for restraining the media as part of his PIL, which was filed on February 3. Sharma has filed a PIL seeking the prosecution of Nathan Anderson of the US-based firm Hindenburg Research, as well as his associates in India and the US, for allegedly exploiting innocent investors and causing the Adani Group’s stock value to “artificially crash” in the market. “The Indian stock market has crashed by more than 50% due to media hype. Investors are panicking as a result of repeated allegations and statements in the media, causing them to sell their stocks and incur financial losses. Common investors are being slaughtered, which must be stopped for the sake of justice ” the interim plea said.
SALUTE TO KIREN RIJIJU!
So the story goes that Victoria Gowri is an advocate in the Chennai High Court. Sanatan believes that religion and culture are the best. She has been fighting cases involving conversion and love jihad for free. She sports a bindi on her forehead and also puts vermilion on,openly worships, and is a member of the band of heretics. The secular gang’s eyes are still gritty.
When the Collegium sent Rijiju ji the list of five new Supreme Court judges, it was returned with Victoria Gowri’s name added. The name of Gauri Madam was proposed as a judge in the Chennai High Court.
Well received. But there was an uproar as soon as the name was revealed. How will a Sanatani Hindu become a judge in the Chennai High Court? Immediately, 22 lawyers petitioned the Supreme Court, requesting that the appointment be cancelled tomorrow, February 6. The Chief Justice set the date for Tuesday, February 7, at 10.30 a.m.
At 9 a.m. Kiren Rijiju informed the registrar of the Chennai High Court that he wanted to watch Victoria Gowri Madam’s swearing- in ceremony live. She was sworn in at 10 a.m.
At 10.30 a.m., the Supreme Court dismissed the petition, stating that when the oath had been administered, the petition had become infructuous.
The Lutyens Gang is in mourning.
The secular gang is stunned.