As the centre jostles for supremacy with the Delhi government, the Supreme Court’s stand has been that capturing the powers of an elected government by indirect means is a violation of the concept of federalism.
The POCSO Act criminalises all sexual activity for those under the age of 18, regardless of whether it is by mutual consent. In an era of internet, mobiles, OTT, movies and evolving minds of minors, how realistic is it for those aged 18 to consent to sex? Should it not be reviewed or reduced in the present circumstances?
In a first, the apex court collegium will access the judicial records and judgments of judges of High Courts for elevation to the Court. Judges find this derogatory, while the rest of the fraternity welcomes it.