Share Tweet Plus One Pin It Email Print By: charu mathur November 12, 2018 10:20 am Change Font Size Following tweet by a journalist has gone viral. CJI Gogoi shocked as an Adl District Judge argues his promotion plea in Hindi. — harish v nair (@harishvnair1) November 1, 2018 This has lead to lot of ‘trolling’ in social media space. Several persons have expressed opinion criticizing the Court as ‘snobbish’ and ‘elitist’. But has the Court committed any wrong by its response in the above manner? Let us examine. Before proceeding further, it will be beneficial to see the Constitutional scheme in relation to language. In the Constitution of India Part XVII titled ‘Official Language’ groups language into following distinct groups viz: Language of the Union, (Art 343-344); Regional languages, (Art 345); Interstate Communication (Art 346-347); Language for the courts and Legislative Process (Art.348) and … [Read more...] about English- The Language Of Supreme Court Of India
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Share Tweet Plus One Pin It Email Print By: Manu Sebastian August 4, 2018 7:42 pm Change Font Size Even at seven decades of existence, the Supreme Court has had only a handful of women judges in its history In its 68th year, the Supreme Court of India has its eight woman judge, with the elevation of Justice Indira Banerjee from Madras High Court. Almost for the first four decades, the Court functioned without any female presence in the bench, until Justice Fathima Beevi was appointed in October 1989. Elevated from the High Court of Kerala, Justice Fathima Beevi had her term in the SC till 1992. She had started her judicial career as a Munsiff in the Kerala Judicial Service, and had served as a judicial member in the Income Tax Appellate Tribunal, before promotion to High Court of Kerala. Justice Beevi had broken several social barriers by reaching the pinnacle of the profession, which was a strong male bastion those days. In a conversation with Live … [Read more...] about Supreme Imbalance : Gender Disparity In Apex Court Of India
Share Tweet Plus One Pin It Email Print By: Live Law July 3, 2018 7:17 pm Change Font Size “In 2017, we can see that while Article 19 freedoms were not that strongly prominent, Article 25 Right to Freedom of Religion protection was very strong”, Jayna Kothari, Editor, Rights in Review & Director, Centre for Law & Policy Research. ‘Rights in Review’ is an annual review of the decisions of the Supreme Court of India on the protection of fundamental rights, prepared and published by Supreme Court Observer under the aegis of Centre for Law and Public Research. The first review was published in 2014. In 2017, the fourth edition of the Review was published, covering the decisions of the Supreme Court dealing with fundamental rights in the year 2017. In this interview with Live Law, Jayna Kothari, the Editor of Rights in Review 2017 edition and also the Director of Centre for Law and Policy Research, shares her insights and reflections … [Read more...] about Dissecting Supreme Court’s Protection of Fundamental Rights- In conversation with Jayna Kothari, Editor, Rights in Review
Share Tweet Plus One Pin It Email Print By: ASHOK, KM June 17, 2018 12:58 pm Change Font Size The Madras High Court recently dismissed a Public Interesting Litigation seeking ban on Popular Front of India observing that it cannot decide which organisations should be banned and which organisations might continue. Petitioner K Gopinath had sent representations to Centre and State Government seeking ban of Popular Front of India, which according to the petitioner, is an extremist and militant Islamic fundamentalist organisation. He approached the Madras High Court seeking a direction to the authorities to consider his representation. Refusing to entertain his plea, the bench of the Chief Justice Indira Banerjee and Justice PT Asha observed: “It is not for this Court to decide which organisations should be banned and which organisations might continue. That is in the realm of the Executive powers of the State.” Earlier this year, there were reports that … [Read more...] about Not For The Court To Ban Organisations: Madras HC Rejects Plea To Ban Popular Front Of India [Read Order]
Share Tweet Plus One Pin It Email Print By: Chanakya Sharma June 9, 2018 1:08 pm Change Font Size In case of Supreme Court, the right to transparency must end an inch before the right to speculate is created. The proponents of live streaming often advance various examples but chief among them is, other countries where the practice prevails, comparison of court with Parliament and the fact of latter allowing live streaming, and the need for educating the masses on how courts decide cases, and so forth. All these reasons combined together are too tempting for a neutral citizen to not favor live streaming. However, a deeper analysis of each of these reasons would entail that they cannot be blindly applied to decide the issue. The eminent judge from United States Supreme Court Justice Scalia was once asked as to why the proceedings in Supreme Court and other federal courts be not telecast live so that people can be educated about what goes into the courtroom … [Read more...] about Should The Supreme Court Proceedings Be Live Streamed?