Live updates of the Supreme Court verdict on validity of Aadhaar and its mandatory linking with essential services
The Supreme Court might have left it to the lawmakers to check candidates with criminal cases entering legislature; but it is highly unlikely that the criminal antecedents of a candidate will discourage political parties from giving ticket
The five-judge bench had extended the deadline for mandatory linking of Aadhaar with bank accounts and mobile phones until the pronouncement of this judgment
Reacting to the apex court verdict leaving it to Parliament to bring in a law in this regard, the functionary said that the government will study the order in detail and decide the next course of action.
It said the committee also took note of the criminal gangs which carried out their activities under the aegis of various political parties and government functionaries.
The top court had, on July 17, termed the increasing incidents of mob lynching “horrendous acts of mobocracy”.
Tiwari was present before the court in pursuance to the contempt notice issued to him for allegedly breaking the seal of a premises which was being run in violation of the Delhi Master Plan.
Tiwari appeared in person before a bench headed by Justice Madan B Lokur in pursuance to the notice issued to him on September 19.
The Uttar Pradesh government told the apex court that it would be difficult to declare entire Agra as a heritage city.
While the top court said filing of a charge sheet cannot be grounds for disqualification of legislators, it expressed concern at the criminalisation of politics
A bench headed by Justice M B Lokur said the panel will look into the issues including over-crowding in prisons.
Presently, lawmakers are barred under the Representation of Peoples Act from contesting elections only after their conviction in a criminal case
The bench made the observation while hearing a plea filed by the owner of a motel, situated near Chhattarpur area of South Delhi, which has been sealed by the authorities.
Earlier, DBWRF, which was supporting the practice, had said that the courts should not decide the constitutionality of a centuries-old religious practice of female circumcision through the PIL route.
According to the data, part of a document prepared in March this year for discussion in Parliament, the judge-population ratio is 19.49 per million (10 lakh) people.
"People must realise that mob violence and taking of law into the hands will invite wrath of law," said the bench, also comprising Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud.
The PSU alleged that the high court failed to appreciate the pre-requisite conditions which were to be fulfilled by the construction firm for releasing the payment.
The court said Maharashtra Police can initiate criminal action under IPC for transportation, stocking and sale of 'Gutka' or Pan Masala, which are offences also punishable under the Food and Safety Standards (FSS) Act.
A bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra, however, extended till September 26 the stay on the proceedings on the criminal defamation complaint against the news portal and its scribes.
The top court also dismissed a plea which sought contempt action against lawyers who have signed the impeachment motion against the Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra.
It also sought the dismissal of the petition of historian Romila Thapar against the arrest of the activists, saying that the allegations made are "moonshine allegations" against the probe agencies.
Verma had to resign as the minister of Social Welfare from the Bihar government in the wake of the Muzzafarpur shelter home sexual abuse case where several women were raped over time.
The five activists Varavara Rao, Arun Ferreira, Vernon Gonsalves, Sudha Bharadwaj and Gautam Navlakha are under arrest at their respective homes since August 29.
A bench of Justices A K Sikri and Ashok Bhushan said the probe should be completed in three months.
A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud will continue with the hearing tomorrow on the plea filed by historian Romila Thapar and four others.