The Supreme Court on Thursday declined to issue contempt notice against Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba while directing petitioner Ajay Katara to approach the concerned authority regarding additional security cover.
Judicial exasperation was seen in many orders, be it dealing with the Covid-19 situation or the EC’s conduct during polls. The judiciary has tried to ensure that constitutional discipline on power becomes an asset, not a liability, during the pandemic.
There is a constitutional right to speedy trial, but this often does not take place due to case overload in courts. The apex court needs to devise an effective policy on wrongful charging, prosecution and incarceration.
The Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed the plea seeking a direction to declare Section 124-A of Indian Penal Code as ultra-vires of the Indian Constitution. The Section 124-A provides for punishment for the offence of sedition.
The Constitution, through Articles 15 and 16, seeks to crystallise the idea of “complex equality” and the trilogy of Pavitra v Karnataka illustrates this. The apex court has thus emerged as the moral pedagogue of social justice.
A.K Gopalan vs. State of Madras, 1950 Issue AK Gopalan was a Communist leader who was detained in the Madras Jail in 1950 under the Preventive Detention Law. By writ of Habeas Corpus pursuant to Article 32 of the Indian Constitution, he challenged his detention while arguing that Sections 7, 8, etc
A Public Interest Litigation has been filed in the Supreme Court seeking direction to the Centre to impose President’s rule, as per provisions of Article 356 of the Indian Constitution, in Uttar Pradesh.