The Supreme Court today agreed to examine if religious places of all faiths can be reopened. The court has issued notice to the Centre, along with other states, made a party in the public interest petition filed, saying that religious places can be reopened with safety measures in place.
On Monday a five-judge constitution bench of the Supreme Court will hear arguments on whether right to free speech and expression of persons holding public offices may be curtailed by other fundamental rights.
The petitioner has also prayed before the Court to ascertain the feasibility of establishing “One Nation One Education Board” by merging Indian Certificate of Secondary Education Board into Central Board of Secondary Education or vice-versa.
While the country and people all over the world are battling with an unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic whose severity and unpredictability had put everything on hold, the Indian Judiciary was busy attempting to devise means to ensure justice to the citizens.
Justice is activated when it is affected by human suffering. Justice unaffected by human suffering is not justice at all, but a mere chimera. The refusal of the Supreme Court to consider the desperate plight of migrant labour had caused despair amongst the people that suffering.
The Allahabad High Court recently permitted the recital of azaan during the lockdown by a single person—muezzins from mosques in UP—without using loudspeakers. While the recital of the azaan is held to be an essential and integral part of Islam, doing so through loudspeakers and sound amplifying devices