The Supreme Court on Thursday expressed contentment over the Central government's decision to provide ex-gratia of Rs 50,000 as financial help to the family of persons who died due to Covid-19 amid the pandemic.
The Supreme Court on Tuesday adjourned to September 13 the hearing on a batch of petitions seeking probe into the alleged snooping carried out by the Central government on a number of politicians and journalists with the help of Israeli spyware Pegasus.
The Supreme Court on Monday, while hearing a plea seeking directions to clear the roads, which were blocked due to the farmers' protest, said the solution lies in the hands of the Centre and the concerned state governments, and that the roads should not be blocked for any reason whatsoever.
Justice Sen pointed out to the SG that the judgments cited by him (as above) referred to disruptive circumstances that arose 'during the course of trial'. The judge asked: "Can you give us any illustration of the present case where such transfer was allowed in bail application?"
Solicitor General Tushar Mehta submitted that the judgement was replete with examples of attempts of the trial court to define the conduct of the victim, her reaction to the assault and her past sexual conduct.
Solicitor General Tushar Mehta had countered: “There is a suo motu case regarding dignified handling of the dead.” Amicus Arora said: “That may be so, the poor are unable to dispose of the dead. Why cannot the state give a ritual semblance to the disposal of the dead?”
The Government of India made out the case that West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee is impeding the progress of the Narada case following the arrest of Trinamool Congress leaders Firhad Hakim, Subrata Mukherjee, Madan Mitra and Sovan Chatterjee.