Next Attorney General of India: Harish Salve or Ranjit Kumar?

harishsalve1With Mukul Rohatgi refusing to continue as the Attorney General of India, the government has already started looking for a replacement. The government is likely to appoint either Harish Salve or Ranjit Kumar as the next AG.

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India’s hero Harish Salve: Facts about him you probably never knew

salveHe is India’s most expensive lawyer and charges anything between Rs 6 lakh to Rs 15 lakh per appearance. The high and mighty of this country are his clients. There are times when his fee would go up to Rs 30 lakh a day. However to defend Kulbhushan Jadhav at the International Court of Justice, he charged Re 1 as confirmed by External Affairs Minister, Sushma Swaraj.

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Round 1 won: How India plans to win round 2 of the Kulbhushan Jadhav case

kulbhushanIndia has won round one of the battle in the International Court of Justice after the execution of Kulbhushan Jadhav was stalled. Now it is over to round two where both India and Pakistan would put out arguments before the ICJ which would pronounce its final verdict probably by August. The ICJ had on Thursday said that the execution of Jadhav be placed in abeyance until the final verdict is out.

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Pakistan will not execute Kulbhushan Jadhav rules ICJ

kulbhushan jadhavThe International Court of Justice has directed Pakistan not to hang Kulbhushan Jadhav. The ICJ stayed the execution. The ICJ had reserved its verdict in the case after hearing at length arguments advanced by both India and Pakistan.The court held that the circumstances of Jadhav’s arrest remains disputed.

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How India convinced the ICJ in 20 minutes not to hang Kulbhushan Jadhav

ICJLast week an Intelligence Bureau report was shared with the Union Government in which it was stated that Pakistan was expediting the process to hang Kulbhushan Jadhav, former Navy officer who was accused of being an Indian spy. Alarmed, India decided to move fast and sent one of the best lawyers, Harish Salve to The Hague to argue before the International Court of Justice.

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Cauvery row: How the court room drama unfolded

cauvery_647_090516022314_090716050042The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed Karnataka to release 6,000 cusecs of Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu for a period of seven days. This has led to protests in Karnataka and there is pressure on Chief Minister Siddaramaiah not to follow the order of the Supreme Court.
In the court hall, Karnataka’s counsel, senior advocate, Fali S Nariman pleaded that no interim orders should be passed on this issue. Any interim order now will be a wrong order, he told the court. The court room witnessed some drama as the counsel for Tamil Nadu, Shekhar Naphade countered both Nariman as well as Harish Salve, who was appearing for a citizen’s group from Bengaluru.

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