Fali Nariman

  • UPA II not to appoint new Lokpal: Sources March 18, 2014

    New Delhi: With just a month left for the UPA-II regime to end, sources say that the Central government will not appoint a new chief for anti-corruption body Lokpal. Sources say that the job of appointment of a new Lokpal will be left for the next government to take up. The Lokpal...
  • BJP flays Congress after Justice KT Thomas quits Lokpal search panel March 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Even as the Congress finds itself in a spot of bother over the Lokpal Committee search panel after Justice KT Thomas resigned as its head, the Bharatiya Janata Party came out strongly against its rival party over the controversy. Thomas's quitting is a big blow to the Congress...
  • After Fali Nariman snub, Lokpal search panel head Justice KT Thomas quits March 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Head of the Lokpal Committee Search Panel Justice KT Thomas has now pulled out from the panel. He has written to the Prime Minister's Office expressing inability to be part of the panel. "I have decided to withdraw from the search committee after I studied the rules. The selection...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai February 27, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • Nariman declines to be in selection process for Lokpal posts February 27, 2014

    Eminent jurist Fali Nariman has refused to be part of the process to select the names for various posts of Lokpal, saying he fears that the multi- layered procedure could overlook the most competent, independent and courageous persons. In a letter to V Narayanasamy, Minister of State in the Prime Minister's...
  • Fali Nariman refuses to join Lokpal search committee February 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Senior Supreme Court advocate Fali Nariman on Thursday refused to join Lokpal search committee. In a letter to the Centre, Nariman has called the Lokpal selection process ludicrous and farcical. Headed by former SC judge KT Thomas, the search panel comprises of eight members. Earlier, the BJP had objected to...
  • SC panel to probe sexual harassment complaints on premises October 20, 2013

    The Supreme Court has set up a committee to look into complaints of sexual harassment within its precincts. The decks were cleared for the formation of the Gender Sensitisation and Internal Complaints Committee after the government issued the relevant notification, enforcing Gender Sensitisation and Sexual Harassment of Women at the Supreme...
  • The way Afzal was hanged is a blot on Indian democracy: Fali Nariman February 18, 2013

    Senior Supreme Court Advocate Fali Nariman has said that in a country like India, death penalty cannot be abolished easily but added that life imprisonment must mean imprisonment for entire life. The eminent jurist while speaking to Karan Thapar on Devil's Advocate said the law needs to be amended by...
  • Laws for life imprisonment must be amended: Jurist Fali Nariman February 17, 2013

    New Delhi: Senior Supreme Court Advocate Fali Nariman has said that in a country like India, death penalty should be abolished but also empahasised that life imprisonment must mean imprisonment for entire life. The eminent jurist while speaking to Karan Thapar on Devil's Advocate said the law needs to be...
  • Rohinton Nariman to be new Solicitor General July 23, 2011

    New Delhi: Sources have told CNN-IBN that Senior advocate Rohinton Nariman is all set to be appointed as the new Solicitor General of India, the second senior most law officer of the country, in place of Gopal Subramanium, who quit recently. Sources said that the government has decided to appoint him...
  • Bhopal retrial not legally tenable: Fali Nariman June 27, 2010

    While the Group Of Ministers (GoM) on the Bhopal gas tragedy recommended the re-opening of certain cases including former Union Carbide chief Warren Anderson's extradition, senior advocate Fali Nariman, who also represented Union Carbide in 1985 feels what the Government is saying is not legally tenable. He also said that...
  • Fali Nariman regrets defending Union Carbide June 23, 2010

    Senior advocate Fali S Nariman, who had defended Union Carbide in 1985, has told CNN-IBN that he regrets having taken up the case. He also feels that filing of a curative petition against the 1996 judgement of former Chief Justice of India Justice AH Ahmadi as recommended by the Group...
  • A court is greater than any judge: Fali Nariman September 17, 2009

    New Delhi: Justice P D Dinakaran, the Chief Justice of Karnataka High Court, has been summoned by the Chief Justice of India to answer allegations of financial irregularities. A letter written by a forum of lawyers of the Madras High Court and signed by four senior advocates of the Supreme Court--Fali...
  • SC to hear petitions against the Ram Setu Project May 1, 2008

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court will hear a number of petitions challenging the implementation of the Sethusamudram Project on the ground that implementing the project would damage the Ramar Setu. The court on Wednesday adjourned the hearing due to some confusion over the order on the hearing date, which mistakenly showed...
  • Devil's Advocate: Nariman asks ex-CJ to come clean October 4, 2007

    How should we view the allegations made against former chief justice Y K Sabharwal and what sort of challenge do they pose to the Indian judiciary? Those were the two issues Karan Thapar explored with one of India’s foremost constitutional expert Fali Nariman. Karan Thapar: Lets start with the serious allegations...