Attorney General of India Mukul Rohatgi has informed the Government that he is not interested in the extension of his tenure as Attorney General, reports NDTV“I have worked for five years as law officer under the Vajpayee government and now three years under the Modi government,I want to return to my private practice. I have a good relationship with the government… That’s why I wrote to government not to extend my term,” he reportedly told the reporters. “my only regret as AG was the Supreme Court judgment striking down National Judicial Appointments Commission”, he added.In the first week of June, the Appoint Committee of the Union Cabinet had approved the extension of the term of of the Law Officers including Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi, Solicitor General Ranjit Kumar and Additional Solicitor Generals until further orders.Senior Supreme Court Advocate Mukul Rohatgi was appointed as the 14th Attorney General of India in May … [Read more...] about Breaking: Not Interested To Continue As Attorney General : Mukul Rohatgi To Govt.
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The Union Government on Thursday said the judiciary’s primacy in judicial appointments could not be perpetuated as it reiterated yet again its submission that the challenge to the NJAC Act ought to be referred to a larger Bench as the issue could not be examined without resolving the question of the judiciary’s primacy.Making a strong plea for referring the challenge to the National Judicial Appointment Commission (NJAC) to a larger Bench to re-examine whether judiciary had primacy in the appointment of judges as held by a nine judges bench in second judges case in 1993, Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi said that “it (1993 judgment) amounted to rewriting the constitution”.He said that 1993 judgment required reconsideration for addressing the question whether the “primacy of the Chief Justice of India in judicial appointments could be institutionalised for ever”.“Why primacy of CJI alone when other constitutional authorities like president, … [Read more...] about Primacy of the Chief Justice of India in judicial appointments cannot be institutionalised for ever, Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi submits before SC
India, on Thursday, reiterated at the United Nations Human Rights Council, that it is a secular state with no state religion, and that safeguarding the rights of minorities forms an essential core of its polity, as it came under criticism from Pakistan over treatment of minorities.Speaking at the 27th session of the Universal Periodic Review Working Group in Geneva, Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi emphasized on the spirit of “Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam”, as imbibed in “India’s ancient wisdom”, and flaunted the country’s openness and diversity, which he claimed is reflected in India’s polity as well.Mr. Rohatgi repeatedly mentioned the pivotal role played by the judiciary in upholding human rights in the country. On one occasion, without naming Yakub Memon, he mentioned how he was summoned at 2 in the morning by the Supreme Court to hear his appeal.“The Right to fair trial and free legal aid up to the highest court are enshrined … [Read more...] about India Is A Secular State With No State Religion, Citizens’ Freedoms Are Well-Protected: AG Mukul Rohatgi Tells UNHRC [Read Full Text]
The Times of India has reported that Senior Advocate and Constitutional Expert KK Venugopal is likely be the new Attorney General Of India.“The 86-year-old looks set to return as a law officer after a gap of 40 years. Official sources confirmed that Venugopal has emerged as the front-runner for the AG’s post and his name is likely to be announced after PM Narendra Modi’s return from the US”, states the report.In the first week of June, the Appoint Committee of the Union Cabinet had approved the extension of the term of of the Law Officers including Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi, Solicitor General Ranjit Kumar and Additional Solicitor Generals until further orders. But Rohatgi informed the Government that he is not interested in the extension of his tenure as Attorney General. … [Read more...] about Senior Advocate KK Venugopal Next Attorney General Of India?
Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi today entered appearance for the Kerala bar owners in the appeal filed by them in the Supreme Court of India against the judgment passed by a Division Bench of the Kerala High Court order upholding the state government’s liquor policy confining bar licenses only to five star hotels.He submitted that he had secured special permission from the Union Government to appear for the bar owners in the case.A Division Bench of the High Court of Kerala, comprising of Justice K T Sankaran and Justice Babu Mathew P Joseph, had upheld the Kerala government’s liquor policy framed last year and subsequent amendments restricting the grant of licenses to beer and wine parlours alone. Delivering the judgment, the Division Bench had said that there was nothing in the government’s liquor policy to offend fundamental rights or which could be termed arbitrary or irrational.It had also set aside the ruling of the single judge permitting bars to function … [Read more...] about Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi appears for Kerala bar owners; Case adjourned to July 28