Justice Katju

  • Hindus, Muslims must change their mindset: Justice Katju August 17, 2014

    New Delhi: If Hindus and Muslims want to become "real Indians", they must change their mindset, Press Council of India Chairman Justice Markandey Katju has said. In his latest blog posting, the former judge of the Supreme Court said, "Hindus will become real Indians when they stop regarding SCs as inferior,...
  • Katju alleges two former CJIs of overlooking corruption; Judiciary incensed August 11, 2014

    The Judiciary was on Monday at the receiving end of yet another attack by Press Council of India Chairman and former Supreme Court judge Justice Markandey Katju. In his latest blog Katju targetted two former CJI's and five other judges of the Allahabad high court. This on a day when...
  • Katju helping those who want to take Judiciary in their own hands: Justice Hedge August 11, 2014

    Former Chief Justice of India Santosh Hedge expressed displeasure over Justice Katju's allegations against two other former CJIs for overlooking corruption. Hedge said that initially he had supported Justice Katju but it seems Katju is actually helping those who want to take the judiciary in their own hands. ...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey August 11, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Bhupendra Chaubey on India @ 9. ...
  • DMK threatens to sue Justice Katju, demands unconditional apology August 11, 2014

    Chennai: In a strong reaction to the allegations leveled at party chief K Karunanidhi, DMK on Monday threatened to sue Press Council of India Chairman Markandey Katju and demaded an unconditional apology for his comments. In a statement, DMK's organising secretary RS Barathi raised counter questions on Katju's assets and...
  • Justice Katju's comments on corruption in higher judiciary and Judicial Appointments Bill August 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Justice Markandey Katju, retired judge of the Supreme Court of India is at it once again. After making serious allegations about a judge of the Madras High Court, a month ago, he has once again made serious allegations about the corruption in judiciary. An anguished Chief Justice of...
  • CJI RM Lodha defends collegium system, says there is a campaign to defame the judiciary August 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Chief Justice of India RM Lodha on Monday defended the collegium system and said there is a campaign to defame the judiciary. "There is a campaign to disrespect the judiciary and this is doing a great damage. Don't shake the confidence of the people by defaming judiciary." Lodha expressed...
  • Name the corrupt judges, Justice RS Sodhi tells Justice Katju August 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Former Delhi High Court judge Justice RS Sodhi has hit out at former Supreme Court judge Justice Markandey Katju for making allegations of corruption in the judiciary. "Why is Katju not making all allegations at one go. Why is he not taking names of the corrupt judges? Is...
  • Dave's comment on the introduction of Gita in schools against the social fabric of India: Katju August 3, 2014

    Strongly criticising Supreme Court judge Justice AR Dave's statement that Indians should revert to their ancient traditions, and texts such as Mahabharata and Bhagwad Gita should be introduced to children at an early age, Press Council of India Chairman and former judge of Supreme Court Justice Markandey Katju said that...
  • Katju responds to exCJI's query, says accused judge elevated before his appointment August 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Under fire for his allegations of political interference in judicial appointments, Press Council of India Chairman and former Supreme Court judge Justice Katju has responded to former Chief Justice of India RC Lahoti's query. Justice Lahoti had questioned Katju's timing and motives about the allegations. Justice Katju said that...
  • TWTW: Cyrus Broacha's take on Justice 'Kaju' July 27, 2014

    In this episode of The Week That Wasn't, Cyrus Braocha takes on 'Justice Kaju' for his "corruption" remark. ...
  • Justice Katju keeps up the pressure, poses 6 questions to exCJI RC Lahoti July 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Press Council of India Chairman and former Supreme Court judge Justice Markandey Katju on Monday made shocking allegations of corruption in the judiciary. After these allegations, Katju on Tuesday has posed six questions before former Chief Justice of India RC Lahoti. His six questions to Lahoti are: 1. "Is it...
  • Zaibunisa seeks pardon, daughter writes to Katju for help March 28, 2013

    Mumbai: While Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt on Thursday said that he had not sought pardon from five years' sentence handed down by the Supreme Court in the 1993 Mumbai blasts case, Zaibunisa Kazi, whose case is similar to Dutt's, has sought one. While her daughter has written to Press Council...
  • Justice Katju writes to the President seeking pardon for Dutt and Zaibunisa March 28, 2013

    New Delhi: Press Council of India (PCI) chairman Justice Markandey Katju has kept his word and written to President Pranab Mukherjee seeking pardon for actor Sanjay Dutt and 1993 Mumbai blasts case convict Zaibunisa Kazi. Even as Dutt said in a statement that he would not apply for mercy, Katju...
  • Sanjay Dutt deserves a pardon, will continue my endeavour: Justice Katju March 28, 2013

    Even as actor Sanjay Dutt clarified that he would not seek a pardon in the 1993 Mumbai blasts case, Press Council of India chief Justice Katju said he would continue his endeveour. "Pardon can be granted on myriad grounds, on humanitarian grounds and various other grounds. Going to mention that...
  • Justice Katju requests Maharashtra Governor to pardon Sanjay Dutt March 25, 2013

    The SC found Sanjay Dutt guilty of acquiring illegal weapons from those blamed for the bombings in Mumbai that killed 257 people and was given four weeks to surrender. ...
  • 1993 Mumbai blasts: Support pours in for Sanjay Dutt as SC gives him 5 years jail March 22, 2013

    A day after he was sentenced, the clamour for Sanjay Dutt's sentence to be commuted has grown louder. First press council chief Katju and then members of the film fraternity made public appeals for a pardon for the actor. ...
  • Katju looks at Gujarat with jaundiced eye: Modi February 17, 2013

    New Delhi: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday evening joined the war of words between Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Arun Jaitley and Press Council of India Chairman Justice Markandey Katju. Hitting out at Katju, the Gujarat CM tweeted, "Justice Katju looks at Gujarat with a jaundiced eye. Jaitleyji's...
  • Suspend policemen who detained Iftikhar Gilani: Katju February 10, 2013

    New Delhi: Press Council chairman Justice Markandey Katju has hit out at the Union Home Ministry over detention of Kashmiri journalist Iftikhar Gilani. In a hardhitting letter to Union Home Secretary RK Singh, Katju condemned Iftikhar's detention and said that policemen who were involved in the "illegal act" should be...
  • Is it time to introspect practices followed by Indian media? October 25, 2012

    There was high drama at Congress MP and industrialist Naveen Jindal's press conference on Thursday afternoon where he claimed he had proof against the editors of Zee News allegedly extorting money from his team. Jindal screened the video of what was shown to be a sting operation his company did on...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai September 10, 2012

    Kudankulam protest claims its first life. Cartoonist Aseem Trivedi has said that he will not apply for a bail. ...
  • Mumbai Police to give up Aseem Trivedi's custody September 10, 2012

    Mumbai: After countrywide outrage and severe criticism for the arrest of cartoonist Aseem Trivedi, Mumbai Police decided to give up his custody on Monday. Trivedi was sent to police custody till September 16 on Sunday. Trivedi's friend and India Against Corruption (IAC) member Mayank Gandhi met Trivedi on Monday and was...
  • Watch: Aseem Trivedi's arrest sparks nationwide outrage September 10, 2012

    While the Press Council has called the charges against the cartoonist ridiculous, Maharashtra Home Minister RR Patil has said that police custody was not needed. ...
  • Cartoonist's arrest: Politicians must be tolerant, says Katju September 10, 2012

    Justice Markandey Katju has slammed the charges against cartoonist Aseem Trivedi as "nonsense, stupid" and said that the policemen who arrested him must be put behind bars for violation of fundamental rights. ...
  • 'Sarabjit files fresh appeal to Zardari seeking mercy' July 13, 2012

    New Delhi: Indian death row prisoner in Pakistan Sarabjit Singh has filed a fresh appeal to President Asif Ali Zardari seeking mercy on the occasion of that country's Independence day on August 14, his lawyer Awais Sheikh said on Thursday. Sheikh, who met Sarabjit in Lahore jail this afternoon, in an...
  • 'Anna lacks scientific ideas to end corruption' March 24, 2012

    New Delhi: Press Council Chairman Justice Markandey Katju on Saturday said anticorruption activist Anna Hazare lacks scientific ideas which are needed to solve the problem of graft. The PCI chairman also took a dig at the media for "hyping" up the issues such as the 100th century of Sachin Tendulkar, retirement...
  • 'Sensationalism in 'Satanic Verses' has hurt Muslims' January 30, 2012

    New Delhi: Attacking Salman Rushdie, Press Council of India (PCI) Chairman Markandey Katju today said the "sensationalism" depicted by his book 'Satanic Verses' has deeply hurt Muslim sensitivities and that an individual's freedom of speech has to harmonised with the public interest. Justice Katju, who had last week termed Rushdie...
  • National Wipes: News from across the country April 22, 2008

    A 12hour dawn till dusk bandh in West Bengal threw life completely out of gear on Monday. The bandh, called to protest inflation, was sponsored by the newly formed political combine of Trinamul Congress and the SUCI. Train services were disrupted in Kolkata and north Bengal. ...
  • SC in disorder over comments on judicial activism December 11, 2007

    New Delhi: Confusion was the order of the day on Tuesday as the Supreme Court and the Delhi High court struggled to understand Jusitce Katju's comments on judicial activism. In Supreme Court, Justice S B Sinha refused to hear a PIL on rehabilitation of under trial women and children in prison,...
  • Mind your business, SC judge tells lower court judges December 11, 2007

    New Delhi: Interpret the law, don't try to change it, thats Supreme Court Judge Justice Katju's message for the judges of High Court and lower courts. He has told them to refrain from creating laws and then enforcing them. Justice Katju says: Judges must exercise judicial restraint and must not...