The Supreme Court has been approached by 16 slum dwellers seeking impleadment in the MC Mehta case in which a bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra had ordered removal of jhuggis near the New Delhi area, to address environment related issues.
While most courts in the country are in virtual mode amid this pandemic and physical hearings are a rarity and mostly urgent matters are being heard over video conferencing, one set of litigants are using this as an opportunity to manage relief by suppressing facts.
Justice Arun Mishra, on his last day as a Supreme Court judge, sat with Chief Justice S.A. Bobde today in Court 1. This is a tradition. Attorney General K.K. Venugopal and Solicitor General Tushar Mehta said Justice Mishra will be missed dearly.
A five-judge Constitution bench of the Supreme Court today held that there can be sub-classification within Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe for granting them reservation, while disagreeing with an earlier judgement of a five-judge Constitution bench of the Supreme Court.