By: Nitish Kashyap 18 Aug 2019 6:48 AM GMT The freedom for art to expand in all directions is necessary for humanity's collective progress, he said. Justice Dhananjaya Chandrachud of the Supreme Court of India delivered a 55-minute speech on the topic "Imagining Freedom Through Art" at the Oberoi Trident here in Mumbai on Saturday evening. The event was organized by JSW. He began his speech talking about the significance of art and how it shapes our society. "Art serves an intrinsic purpose to allow the expression and shaping of identity, leaning towards the self-actualisation of human beings as well as an extrinsic purpose of bringing into collective consciousness the vast oppressions that plague our society. The threat to restricting art may arise within art itself as a result of dominance of privileged groups over the domain of art and literature. By denying certain communities a voice and a narrative, art can itself be oppressive and enabling of a hegemonic culture. Let's … [Read more...] about Suppression Of Art By State Is Disturbing : Justice Chandrachud
By: Live Law Research Team 17 Aug 2019 2:49 AM GMT The hearing of the Ayodhya-Babri Masjid case is progressing in the Supreme Court, with seven days of continuous hearing already over. Though the case is politically sensational with the undercurrents of religious sentiments, it is essentially a title dispute by two groups over 2.77 hectares of land in Faizabad district(now Ayodhya district) in UP. The Constitution Bench of CJI Ranjan Gogoi, Justices S A Bobde, D Y Chandrachud, Ashok Bhushan and Abdul Nazeer is hearing first appeals from a preliminary decree of partition passed by the Allahabad High Court on September 30, 2010 in four civil suits. The suits were : A 1950 suit filed by a devotee against the attachment of the disputed site by Magistrate after idols were placed in the mosque in December 1949, claiming right to worship. A 1959 suit filed by 'Nirmohi Akhara' who claimed to be the custodian of the property, seeking complete possession of the property. A 1961 suit … [Read more...] about What The Allahabad HC Held In Ayodhya-Babri Masjid Dispute?
By: LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK 12 Aug 2019 8:02 AM GMT Justice Lokur with Fiji President Jioji Konrote Former Supreme Court judge Justice Madan B Lokur was sworn in on Monday as the the judge of the non-resident panel of the Supreme Court of Fiji. This is the first time an Indian judge is getting appointed as the judge of the apex court of another country. The oath was administered by the Fiji President Jioji Konrote in the presence of Chief Justice and others. Justice Lokur taking oath on the Bhagavad Gita Justice Lokur, who demitted office as a Supreme Court justice on December 31 2018, has been appointed in the new role for a period of three years. Topics : Justice Madan B Lokur | Justice M B Lokur | Supreme Court of Fiji Related … [Read more...] about Justice Madan B Lokur Sworn In As Judge Of Supreme Court Of Fiji
By: LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK 12 Aug 2019 3:57 AM GMT The SC should have separate divisions to deal with appeals and constitutional issues, he suggested. Emphasizing on the measures to clear judicial backlog, Vice President Venkaiah Naidu favoured the setting up of regional benches for the Supreme Court in four major cities. "It is high time to have Supreme Court Benches in at least four major cities. One could be established in Chennai to start with," he said, on the occasion of the launch of his book titled ''Listening, Learning and Leading" on completing two years in office as Vice President, reports the Rajya Sabha TV. Concurring with the recommendation of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Law and Justice to have separate benches in different regions, the Vice President said "I think it is high time we had more benches because in a country as vast as India the litigants have to travel long distances and spend a huge amount of money and energy"'. He suggested that the … [Read more...] about Vice President Bats For Regional Benches Of Supreme Court
By: PTI 11 Aug 2019 7:22 AM GMT Curious to know whether anyone from the 'Raghuvansha' (descendants of Lord Ram) was still residing in Ayodhya, the Supreme Court Friday put this query to 'Ram Lalla Virajman', the deity and one of the parties in the politically sensitive Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute. A five-judge Constitution bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi put the question to senior advocate K Parasaran, appearing for 'Ram Lalla Virajman', when he was arguing that the deity and the birth place both were "juristic" entities and hence, capable of holding properties and instituting lawsuits. "We are just wondering if anyone from the 'Raghuvansha' dynasty is still living there (at Ayodhya)," said the bench, also comprising Justices S A Bobde, D Y Chandrachud, Ashok Bhushan and S A Nazeer. The bench said that it was asking just out of curiosity. "I have no information. We will try to find it out," Parasaran responded. On the fourth day of the hearing, … [Read more...] about Are Descendants Of Lord Ram Still There At Ayodhya, Asks SC