YouTuber and blogger A Shankar posts regular articles on alleged corruption by politicians, government employees, journalists and judges. The Madras High Court has now sentenced him to a prison term for his claims that the “entire higher judiciary is plagued by corruption”
This calendar year about 1,00,000 people have suffered stray dog bites, leading to 21 rabies-related deaths which have been reported. The Supreme Court has suggested that people feeding street dogs could be held responsible if the dog bites someone
With CJI NV Ramana retiring soon, one legacy he left behind is that he filled up many vacancies in the Supreme Court and High Courts. This was unlike his predecessor, Justice SA Bobde, who made no appointments to the Supreme Court due to the collegium being deadlocked for 22 months.
Personal attacks have been made against two judges of the Supreme Court for their strong remarks against former BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma leading to a dangerous scenario where judges will now have to consider what the media thinks instead of what the law really demands
The first PIL was filed by an advocate upon seeing a news report about the hardships faced by undertrial prisoners in Bihar who had to spend years in jail without being punished. But over the years, the PIL has become a tool of publicity for advocates and one of harassment for litigants.