SC slams Center for not planning to stop hunger deaths

The Supreme Court on Tuesday slammed the Center for failing to formulate a ‘community kitchen plan’ to prevent hunger deaths in the country. The court said that the welfare state should take care of the hungry people and not leave them in limbo. The Center said that it is in the process of consulting the … Read more

Courts can’t decide how to perform rituals in temple: SC

The Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed a petition filed by a self-styled godman of Lord Balaji to ensure proper conduct of all rituals at the Tirupati temple. The court said that constitutional courts cannot prescribe rituals and practices in temples or interfere in their day-to-day functioning or affairs. “Can constitutional courts say how to break … Read more

Delhi-NCR’s air quality deteriorating as lockdown, vehicular restrictions, says SC

The Supreme Court on Friday asked the government to consider the two-day lockdown or ban on all vehicular movement in Delhi-NCR as emergency measures to check severe air pollution in the region. “Take emergency measures,” said a three-judge special bench headed by Chief Justice of India NV Ramana. “Do something,” the CJI told Solicitor General … Read more

Uttar Pradesh government is yet to set up fast-track courts to prosecute tainted MLAs

The Uttar Pradesh government is yet to set up special fast-track courts for the trial of MLAs, despite the Supreme Court’s orders from all the states. Senior advocate Kapil Sibal on Monday sought the intervention of the Chief Justice of India to remove the discrepancy. Sibal mentioned the issue before a three-judge bench headed by … Read more

SC unhappy with the way Lakhimpur Kheri investigation is progressing

The Supreme Court on Monday expressed unhappiness over the way the Lakhimpur Kheri probe is progressing and said it will appoint another former High Court judge to oversee the investigation till the chargesheet is filed in the case. An investigation is underway into the incident in which a convoy of BJP leaders led by Ashish … Read more