At the hearing on the legality of same-sex marriage, the Centre told the Supreme Court it would constitute a committee under the cabinet secretary to examine problems faced by same-sex couples. CJI DY Chandrachud said whatever concessions the Centre gives, the Court will deal with the constitutional decision.
The National Green Tribunal has directed the Ludhiana District Magistrate to disburse compensation of Rs 20 lakh each to the relatives of the deceased in the Ludhiana gas leak incident. An inquiry committee has been constituted and is to submit the report by June 30.
The Supreme Court rejected a petition to waive the death sentence of Balwant Singh Rajoana, the assassin of former Punjab CM Beant Singh. This leaves it to the Home Ministry to decide on Rajoana’s mercy petition, which has been pending for almost 10 years.
Former Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia has sought interim bail in the Delhi High Court citing his wife’s ill-health. The HC has issued notice to the CBI.