By turning a blind eye to human suffering, the majority verdict is without a sense of constitutional compassion.
Appointed as an SC judge in 2021, the daughter of former Chief Justice of India ES Venkataramiah became the first woman judge to be elevated to the apex court from the Karnataka High Court.
It must also be pointed out that the Supreme Court has limited itself to deciding on the legality of demonetisation.
Responding sharply to the Apex court’s verdict, former Finance Minister P Chidambaram said that the ‘minority’ judgement pointed out the ‘illegality’ and the ‘irregularities’ in the demonetisation.
In her lone dissenting opinion, Justice B V Nagarathna on Monday found the Centre’s notification on demonetisation unlawful and vitiated as it had procedural flaws.
It remains a mystery, though, why use of cash is still high in the economy despite digital payments going through the roof and measures to discourage the use of cash.
The SC verdict was an academic exercise.
Lashing out at Narendra Modi, Raja said that when the demonetization policy was announced, parliament was not given an opportunity to discuss the pros and cons of it.
On Congress protesting over Mahadayi river water sharing with Goa, he said they ruled the country for over 50 years, but could not solve the problems.
The decision, touted by the government to be a 'surgical attack' on black money, missed its mark by a great margin and became the bane of the daily-wage labourers and poor Indians.
Observing that there was no independent application of mind by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), Justice Nagarathna said the entire noteban exercise was carried out in 24 hours.
The majority SC verdict deals with the limited issue of the process of decision-making, and not on the impact of demonetisation, a singularly disastrous decision, Congress' Jairam Ramesh said.
A five-judge constitution bench in their 4:1 verdict held that it appears that there was consultation between the RBI and the Centre for a period of 6 months.
A five-judge Constitution bench headed by Justice S A Nazeer, who will retire on January 4, is likely to pronounce its verdict on the matter on January 2, when the top court will reopen after its wint
The Congress leader said demonetisation followed by GST "destroyed" small and medium enterprises which generated maximum employment.
A five-judge bench led by Justice S Abdul Nazeer also directed the central government and RBI to place before it records pertaining to the decision in a sealed envelope for its perusal.
Senior Advocate Jaideep Gupta for RBI submitted before the five-judge bench that judicial review would only lie if there was a “procedural lapse”.
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The lawyer appearing for the petitioner claimed Rs 500 notes of the new design were being printed well before a recommendation by the Central Board of the RBI.
Chidambaram said if the objective was to eliminate unaccounted wealth, black money, there was little sense in introducing Rs 2,000 notes.