Legal Issues

Centre Appoints New Prosecutor for 2G Spectrum Case

Reading Time: 7 minutesHere’s a report on the 2G Spectrum case and other weekly round-up of major cases for Different Truths. The Government of India, in a surprising development, appointed Tushar Mehta, Additional Solicitor General of India, as the Special Public Prosecutor (‘SPP’)conducting “prosecution, appeals/revisions or other proceedings” arising out of the cases relating to 2G spectrum investigated […]

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MPs Petition Gives New Twist to the Judge Loya Case

Reading Time: 7 minutesIn the Supreme Court, Indira Jaising, appearing for Admiral Ramdas, argued that there were sufficient reasons to suspect the alleged death of Judge Loya, including several inconsistencies in documents. There was no entry of Judge Loya’s stay at Ravi Bhawan from 30th November 2014 to 1st December 2014, as well as wrong spelling of Judge […]

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Supreme Court Upholds Property Rights of Daughter: Anomalies in Hindu Succession Act Removed

Reading Time: 7 minutesIn a landmark decision, the Supreme Court has upheld the right of daughters to be entitled to equal shares in the ancestral property as the sons. Here’s a weekly round-up of the major decisions of the courts in India as also legal policy developments, for Different Truths. In a landmark decision, the Supreme Court has […]

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Supreme Court Hearing on the Death of Judge Loya Significant: Case Becomes Rallying Point of Lawyers

Reading Time: 7 minutesHere’s a weekly round-up of the major decisions of the courts in India as also legal policy developments, for Different Truths. The much-awaited hearing on late CBI Judge Loya’s death witnessed unexpected drama last week. It was a keenly watched hearing since this matter was supposed to be the trigger for the four senior-most judges […]

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Is the Election Commission Partisan against AAP?

Reading Time: 3 minutesThe massive majority that the APP carved up in 2015 was widely seen as an expression of the disenchantment with the established political parties, the Congress and the BJP. These two parties have remained relentless in their opposition to the AAP; perhaps the AAP too, disappointed all those who had high hopes for the new […]

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Crisis in Democracy: Is it a Protest or a Mutiny by the Four Judges to Rebel against the CJI?

Reading Time: 5 minutesLegal stalwarts and eminent personalities like former Lok Sabha speaker Somnath Chatterjee and former Attorney-General of India Soli Sorabjee have expressed great condemnation towards the step taken by the judges. The act has been criticised on the grounds of shaking the base of faith in the judiciary and involving politics. The mutiny has been stated […]

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Will the Politicians Step Aside and let the Judges Need to Sort Out their Problems!

Reading Time: 2 minutesThere is no qualitative difference in India between one political formation and another. And yet there filthy political parasites are making comments and imputations on judges. Can anyone imagine a more odiously hypocritical proposition, asks Prof. Ashoka, in the second follow-up to his opinion piece, exclusively for Different Truths.   Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna once a […]

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Spare the Judiciary: Five Topmost Judges of India Need Patient Hearing to Tide Over the Crises

Reading Time: 5 minutesJudiciary is the only institution that sustains our faith in democracy as the filthy politicians of all shades have vitiated both the legislature and the executive; and as far as the press is concerned, the less said the better! It is fatally compromised, opines Prof. Ashoka, reacting to the mudslinging and barbs at the five […]

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Fight Corruption in Judiciary, Fight Fascist Attacks of Modi Government

Reading Time: 4 minutesJustices J. Chalemeswar, Joseph Kurien, Ranjan Gogoi and M.B. Lokur addressed a press conference saying they had been forced to come before the nation in a step they themselves described as an extraordinary event and one unprecedented in the history of India. They have asserted that they are speaking because the administration of the Supreme […]

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Deep Crises in the Judiciary: Four Supreme Court Judges Shoot Salvos on the Chief Justice of India

Reading Time: 3 minutesDeep crises in the judiciary were out in the public domain, as four Supreme Court judges J. Chelameswar, Ranjan Gogoi, MB Lokur and Kurian Joseph released a letter, in a press conference, raising questions over the justice delivery system and allocation of cases. Prof. Ashoka examines the fissure in the judiciary and gives his opinion, […]

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