The Supreme Court Bench headed by Justice AM Khanwilkar today officially dismissed a plea, earlier termed “frivolous” by the court after the bench was informed that the cost imposed has been deposited.
Shortly after a special CBI court acquitted all the surviving 32 accused in the Babri Masjid demolition case last week, several journalists and academicians reminded me of an essay I had written for India Legal magazine in December 2017 which possibly has more relevance today than the time it was written
The Court has dismissed the plea on ground that the Places of Worship (Special Provisions) Act, 1991, had exempted litigation on ownership over disputed Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid litigation, but had barred any other court from entertaining litigation.
Two men, Achhar Singh and Budhi Singh, had challenged their conviction by the Himachal Pradesh High Court. One had been sentenced to five years rigorous imprisonment and the other to undergo life imprisonment, plus a fine. The High Court had overturned their acquittal by the trial court.
Supreme Court's Juvenile Justice Committee met with juvenile justice representatives from all high courts along with UNICEF and key Central ministry officials to discuss protecting of children in juvenile and care homes during the Covid surge.