Kanu Sarda

1984 anti-Sikh riots: SC-appointed Dhingra panel faults Delhi cops, courts for closed cases

Solicitor General Tushar Mehta told the bench headed by CJI S A Bobde that the government had accepted the report and would take necessary action as per the recommendations.

16 Jan 2020

SC will have to set up a larger bench to hear Kerala’s plea against CAA

The other petitions filed in the SC challenging CAA have invoked the court’s writ jurisdiction under Article 32, which allows enforcement of fundamental rights. 

15 Jan 2020

Pressure mounts on centre to fill high court vacancies

Attorney General Venugopal says govt alone cannot be blamed for delay in recruiting judges, the HCs too take a long time in recommending names 

13 Jan 2020

Section 144 not for suppressing people’s right: Supreme Court

The magistrate cannot apply a ‘straitjacket formula’ without assessing the gravity of the prevailing situation. The  restrictions must be proportionate to the situation concerned, the bench said.

11 Jan 2020

Supreme Court to sit for 190 days, four High Courts to work 210 days

The Sikkim HC will sit for 174 days and remain closed for 192 days, resulting in an average sitting per month of 15 days only.

06 Jan 2020

Law Ministry to impart training to officers

Institute of Legislative Drafting and Research will train the legal officers from February 14 to 28, this year

01 Jan 2020

SC takes note of rising rape cases, seeks status report from states, high courts

The apex court sought response and status report by February 2020 on several aspects in such cases including probe, forensic and medical evidence and case time frame.

19 Dec 2019

Centre's plan to set up fast track courts against sexual offenders hit fund crunch wall

The reluctance in setting up FTSCs is because of the expenses that the states will have to bear along with the Centre.

16 Dec 2019

Spare death penalty, life is already short due to Delhi pollution: Nirbhaya convict to SC

The Supreme Court on July 9, 2018, had dismissed the review pleas filed by the other convicts in the case, except Singh who did not file a review petition.

11 Dec 2019

Same old story: Delivery of justice system painfully slow

An FSL report takes at least six months to come out, though there are a few exceptions because of court orders.

08 Dec 2019

Numbers crucial for new deputy Maharashtra CM Ajit Pawar to avoid disqualification  

If at least 1/3rd of a party decides to split, then those who have split away cannot be disqualified under Paragraph 2(1) of the law.

24 Nov 2019

Bar Council raises the bar for lawyers to practise in HC, SC

In its meeting scheduled in January 2020, BCI will take a call on the experience clause for Judicial Officers. 

23 Nov 2019

Lawyers can explore all aspects of case lifecycle through LegalKart app

The aim is to help them assign tasks, synchronize calendars, provide advanced features like financial, client, and team management and also document sharing. 

23 Nov 2019

Uphill task in seeking review of Ayodhya verdict in SC as AIMPLB needs to prove 'grave error' in last judgement

Muslim Law board will face difficulty in convincing the Supreme Court that there was a grave error in the unanimous Ayodhya verdict. Also seeking open court hearing is difficult

18 Nov 2019

Ayodhya verdict: Unanimous, and strangely silent on who the author is

Legally speaking, it's very difficult to overturn the unanimous verdict unlike in the case of a dissenting judgment.

09 Nov 2019