Attonery General refuses consent for contempt case against Rahul Gandhi

Attorney General KK Venugopal has reportedly denied his consent for a contempt case against Congress MP Rahul Gandhi over his remarks on the judiciary, saying that his statements are ‘too vague’ to lower the dignity of the institution in the eyes of people. Continue Reading

Editorial: Order, order

Pressing for the need to educate judges, Attorney General K K Venugopal told the Supreme Court on Monday that orders in sexual assault cases asking the accused to get the victim to tie him a ‘rakhi’ are drama. He urged for gender sensitisation and educating judges on the necessity of focusing on facts particularly when imposing bail conditions. Continue Reading

CAA pleas: SC gives four weeks to Centre to respond

Making it clear it will not pass an order without hearing the Centre, the Supreme Court today gave the government four weeks to respond to petitions challenging the Citizenship (Amendment) Act and said a five-judge Constitution bench will hear the matter. Continue Reading

Religion must be considered pan-India: Supreme Court

The Supreme Court today dismissed a petition challenging the validity of the Centre’s 26-year-old notification according minority status to five communities — Muslims, Christians, Sikhs, Buddhists and Parsis, saying religion must be considered pan-India. Continue Reading