New Delhi, Dec 14: The Supreme Court of India has found no irregularities in the government’s decision making process to procure the 36 Rafale jets from Dassault under the Indo-French intergovernmental agreement.
The two letters written by B S Yeddyurappa to the Governor of Karnataka will be under scrutiny by the Supreme Court.
The prevailing situation in the Supreme Court is disastrous said former Chief Justice of India, R M Lodha. He said although the CJI was the master of the roster, the allocation of cases has to be fair and in the interest of the institution.
The Kerala government became the first state to file a separate review petition challenging the March 20 verdict of the Supreme Court which banned the immediate arrest of a person under the SC/ST act.
The Supreme Court has observed that a re-tweet can be defamatory. The observation was made by the Supreme Court while rejecting a plea filed by AAP leader Raghav Chadda.
The Supreme Court has held that having sex with a wife below the age of 18 amounts to rape. The court said that since sex with a minor wife amounts to rape, it amounts to a crime. The court however did not rule on marital rape. The court had reserved its verdict on a plea challenging the validity of an exception clause in the rape law that permits intercourse or sexual act by a man with his wife, not below 15 years. The court while delivering the verdict read down exception 2 of Section 375 of the Indian Penal Code.
The Supreme Court witnessed heated arguments during the Love Jihad case. The Supreme Court objected to senior advocate Dushyant Dave’s loud arguments. The court also took objection to his accusation against the BJP members that they were trying to disturb communal harmony in Kerala by terming his client Shafin Jahan’s marriage to Akhila alias Hadiya as Love Jihad.
In an interesting observation, the Supreme Court has said that mere refusal to speak to the wife does not amount to cruelty. A lady had filed a case against her husband under the draconian provisions of Section 498 A stating that her husband had not spoken to her for 20 days despite her best efforts.
The Supreme Court is set to pronounce a historic judgment on triple talaq today. It would either declare the practise as valid or unconstitutional or let the government take a decision on the matter.
A decision on a standalone law to regulate NGOs in the country would be taken within four weeks, the Supreme Court was informed. The law if brought into force would regulate the activities of NGOs.