Tag: Supreme Court

Protesters detained for lodging protest outside Supreme Court

Newsroom24x7 Network New Delhi: Fifty-five protesters, mostly women lawyers and activists, who were protesting outside the Supreme Court against the clean chit given to Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi by an inhouse probe panel in the sexual harrasment case, were detained by the police on Tuesday, 7 May 2019. The protesters were taken to the Mandir

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Editorial Comment: There should be 50% cap on Reservation and it should be on economic basis and not caste lines

Lalit Shastri Union Minister of Finance and Corporate Affair Arun Jaitley may be good in his arguments in Court. He is known for his brilliant oratory skills but his assertion in Parliament that the Constitution 124th Amendment is not a case for judicial scrutiny deserves to be blown into smithereens. To assert his contention, Jaitley

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Reservation in Promotion: State not required to collect quantifiable data showing backwardness of SCs and STs

Newsroom24x7 Network New Delhi: The Supreme Court of India has concluded in response to a series of petitions linked with reservation in Promotion and the 2006 apex court judgement in the M Nagaraj case that the Nagaraj judgment does not need to be referred to a seven–Judge Bench. The Court has however held that the

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Amendment to the SC/ST Atrocities Act: Supreme Court serves notice to the Central Government

Newsroom24x7 Network New Delhi: The Supreme Court of India today (7 September 2018) admitted petitions alleging that both Houses of Parliament “arbitrarily” decided to amend the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act and issued notice to the Centre seeking a reply within 6 weeks. The Parliament had unanimously passed the Bill to amend

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Latest Amendment in SC/ST Atrocities Act and its fallout

Lalit Shastri Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) has been imposed in five districts of Madhya Pradesh ahead of the nationwide bandh (strike) on 6 September called by a number of organisations opposing the SC/ST Prevention of Atrocities Amendment Bill passed in Parliament in August 2018. In poll-bound Madhya Pradesh, Section 144 has

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“Reservation in promotion for SCs and STs is against fundamental right to equality”

Newsroom24x7 network New Delhi: The five-Judge Constitution Bench of Supreme Court of India hearing arguments linked with the 2006 apex court judgment in the M Nagaraj case was told by senior advocate Rajeev Dhawan during the hearing in this matter today that the ordinary citizens belonging to the Scheduled Castes (SCs) and Scheduled Tribes (STs) category

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Concept of creamy layer cannot be applied to SC/ST employees: GoI tells Supreme Court

Newsroom24x7 Network New Delhi: Attorney General of India K K Venugopal on Thursday (16 August 2018) told the Supreme Court bench headed by CJI Dipak Misra during the ongoing hearing on the 2006 judgement in the M Nagaraj case linked with Reservation in promotion that once benefits are given on the basis of backwardness, they

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Lok Sabha passes SC/ST Atrocity Bill

Newsroom24x7 Network New Delhi: Ignoring the sentiments, deep-seated resentment and frustration of those belonging to the unreserved categories, the Lok Sabha on Monday (6 August 2018) unanimously passed a Bill to restore the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act in its original form and overturn a Supreme Court order that made certain

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Centre bats for reservation in promotion for SC/ST in Supreme Court

Newsroom24x7 Network New Delhi: After a five Judge Bench of the Supreme Court has already taken into consideration the constitutional validity of Article 16(4A) in the M. Nagaraj case and pointed out in its order of July 2014 that the conclusions recorded by the Supreme Court in M. Nagaraj case were relevant, the matter again

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Reservation in Promotion: Constitution Bench will consider on August 3 whether M Nagaraj Verdict needs to be re-looked at

Newsroom24x7 Network New Delhi: The Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court will take up the hearing  in the matter of “reservation in promotions” on 3 August 2018. The Supreme Court on 15 November 2017 took the decision to consider whether it’s 2006 judgment in the M Nagraj case dealing with the issue of application of

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Forest Rest Houses will not be transferred to private entities to promote tourism: Supreme Court

Lalit Shastri The Supreme Court today accepted the guidelines framed by the Central Empowered Committee (CEC) and ordered that the control of Forest Rest Houses located inside the forests, including their reservation, shall under all circumstances remain with the Forest Department. The Supreme Court has accepted the guidelines framed by CEC for control and maintenance

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Video goes viral with the message – Throw the BJP out of power as it’s perpetuating the quota system

Newsroom24x7 Network Bhopal: With general election to the State Assemblies in BJP ruled Madhya Pradesh, Chattisgarh and Rajasthan round the corner, a video has gone viral showing an elderly man urging the people to throw Bharatiya Janata Party out of power since it is bent upon perpetuating the reservation system and committing grave injustice towards

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Supreme Court allows Central Government to provide reservation in promotion for SCs and STs till issue is disposed off by Constitution Bench

Newsroom24x7 Network New Delhi: A vacation Bench of the Supreme Court today issued an order allowing the Government of India to provide reservation in promotion to the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe employees till the issue linked with conditions prescribed by the Supreme Court in the M Nagaraj case of 2006 is settled by the

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Karnataka Governor invited Yeddyurappa to form government merely on the basis of “requisite majority” claim

Newsroom24x7 Network New Delhi: There were two letters (dated 15 May 2018 and 16 May 2018) that were addressed by B.S. Yeddyurappa, State BJP President to the Governor of Karnataka. In the letter of 16 May it was claimed by Yeddyurappa that his party was the single largest party and it also had the support

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