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Rejecting first appeal without hearing is illegal: CIC PDF Print E-mail
Judiciary

16 November 2014

 

Refusing to give details of foreign tours by ministers and officers, and staff particulars of AG without hearing the appellant was wrong. The Central Information Commission M Sridhar Acharyulu on 12th November, 2014, has set aside the order of First Appellate Authority of Department of Legal Affairs as it was given without hearing the appellant.  CIC also recommended action against the officer for this ‘illegal’ order.

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16 changes the SC recommends to prevent fake police encounter killings PDF Print E-mail
Judiciary

26 September 2014

The Supreme Court cracked down on the rise in fake encounter killings by the police, ruling in a writ petition filed by the People’s Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL). PUCL had questioned the genuineness of 99 encounters by the Mumbai police resulting in the death of about 135 persons between 1995 and 1997.

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Justice Markandey Katju's Allegations Confirmed by Ex-Law Minister PDF Print E-mail
Judiciary

23 July 2014

 

When asked about why he waited for 10 years to disclose that an allegedly corrupt judge was allowed to continue in office in the Madras High Court, Justice Markandey Katju insisted on NDTV that the "question is not why I did not make this disclosure earlier, the question is whether what I'm saying is correct or not."

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Different Human Rights Groups welcomes SC commutation of 15 death sentences PDF Print E-mail
Judiciary

27 January 2014

A historic decision by India’s Supreme Court commuting the death sentences of 15 prisoners and setting out guidelines to safeguard the rights of prisoners on death row and their families is a positive step for human rights in the country, Amnesty International India said today.

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Delay in Executing Death Penalty Against Right to Life: SC PDF Print E-mail
Judiciary
27 January 2014

Inordinate and unreasonable delay in execution of death sentence is violative of Right to Life, which is the most fundamental of all rights guaranteed by the Constitution, and entails as a ground for commutation of capital punishment to life term, the Supreme Court today held.
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