Farmers' protest: 35 Panjab University students write to CJI SA Bobde, seek probe into police atrocities
Aanchal Sawa said that the apex court registry has provided the diary number to the letter which may be registered and heard as a PIL.
SC accepts petition sent to CJI seeking inquiry against Haryana Police for using water cannons on farmers
The students wrote an open letter to the CJI and urged that Haryana and Delhi police withdraw all the cases against farmers which were registered under alleged political vendetta.
The provision has been made in the supplementary demands of the law and judiciary department tabled in the state Legislature on Monday.
The CM ought to have written to the governor, who would have then sent the letter to the President, who is the appointing authority of judges, says noted lawyer Indira Jaising.
This is not just a case about a politician and a judge. It is a much larger, systemic problem. For the past few years, the judiciary has been hurtling from one crisis to another, Justice Shah said.
These judges said if a complaint is received against a sitting judge, it needs to be placed before all judges of the court, who will then take a collective decision on the matter.
Justice Ramana, who is next in line to become the Chief Justice of India, added that social media is to blame for the sudden spike in attacks against judges.
The petitioner claimed before the bench that he had met the secretary general of the top court for listing of his plea but it was not listed.
If Karnataka HC judge B V Nagarathna is elevated to the top court now, she will be in line to become the first woman Chief Justice of India in 2027, for a period of eight months.
The CJI, who was sharing dais with Justices Indu Malhotra and Hrishikesh Roy, said the apex court may soon come out with instructions on the dress code for lawyers and the judges.
The apex court has restricted its functioning since March 23, days before the nationwide lockdown started from March 25, and is presently hearing urgent matters through video-conferencing.
Dwivedi suggested that all courts can sit with 25 cases and no client should be allowed in the court.
Coronavirus: CJI holds meeting on limiting SC functioning, Bombay Bar Association asks members to avoid handshakes
Besides the CJI, the other judges who attended the meeting were Justices Arun Mishra and U U Lalit, said lawyer and Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) secretary Ashok Arora.
President Ram Nath Kovind, today, signed a warrant appointing Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde as the next Chief Justice of India.
The Chief Justice in his inimitable style stopped a lawyer who started singing at the fag end of the proceedings.