New Delhi (ILNS): The Supreme Court of India today has kept in abeyance its October 16 order appointing Justice Madan B. Lokur as head of a one-man committee to monitor/prevent stubble burning in Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, and Punjab.
The stubble burning issue has gone to two courts now: the Supreme Court and the Delhi High Court. Today, a petition was filed in the top court seeking directions to authorities to take immediate steps to prevent the stubble burning in Punjab and Haryana.
The Supreme Court has held that the notification issued by the Centre to increase import duty on goods from Pakistan by 200 per cent in the wake of the Pulwama attack last year could not be applied retrospectively.
The Punjab and Haryana High Court has refused to give pre-arrest bail to a woman. The woman had locked some medical and para-medical staff and some members of her team inside a room and had then removed a body from the morgue.
Under the Indian Independence Act, this strategic district, which included Hindu majority Pathankot, was provisionally included in Pakistan. Though it was later awarded to India, it has never been away from the neighbour’s gaze.
Even as an All India Judicial Service is in the works, it’s time to strengthen law enforcement by an All India Prosecution Service which is independent, impartial and accountable like in other countries