Soli Sorabjee

  • Collegium clears elevation of Uday Lalit as a Supreme Court judge July 11, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court collegium headed by Chief Justice of India RM Lodha has cleared the elevation of senior advocate Uday Lalit as a Supreme Court judge along with the elevation of three Chief Justices of High Courts, including one woman judge. Lalit has been practicing in the apex court...
  • Collegium system needs to be revisited: Soli Sorabjee July 2, 2014

    In an interview to CNN-IBN, ex-Attorney General Soli Sorabjee said, "I have high regard for Gopal Subramanium, but I do feel that he should have waited a bit." He also said that the Collegium system needs to be revisited. ...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey July 2, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Bhupendra Chaubey on India @ 9. ...
  • Mukul Rohatgi likely to be next Attorney General: sources May 25, 2014

    New Delhi: Senior advocate Mukul Rohatgi is likely to be the next Attorney General, sources said on Sunday. Sources said that the BJP zeroed in on Rohatgi after Harish Salve said it would be hard for him to take up the post due to professional and personal commitments. The BJP leadership...
  • Non-partisan eminent citizens appeal to people to vote with care April 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Over a dozen non-partisan, eminent citizens of India have appealed to the people to elect the new government with care. Former Cabinet Secretary to Government of India TSR Subramanian has issued a press release on a joint statement signed by all of them. He says the call is...
  • Sorabjee backs AAP's stand on Jan Lokpal Bill February 9, 2014

    Former attorney general Soli Sorabjee backed the Delhi government's stand that there was no need to take the prior consent of the Centre before introducing its Jan Lokpal Bill in the Assembly, which it plans to do next week. Arvind Kejriwal led AAP government had sought the opinion of top...
  • Jan Lokpal Bill: Soli Sorabjee backs AAP government's stand February 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Eminent lawyer Soli Sorabjee on Saturday backed the Delhi government's stand that there was no need to take the prior consent of the Centre before introduction of its Jan Lokpal Bill in the Assembly, which it plans to do next week. In his opinion given to the Delhi government...
  • SC commutes death penalty of 15 convicts due to delay, mental illness January 21, 2014

    New Delhi: In a landmark and significant judgement, the Supreme Court on Tuesday commuted death penalty of 15 convicts on the grounds of inordinate delay and mental illness. The apex court said the death penalty can be commuted when there is an inordinate and inexplicable delay in deciding the mercy...
  • WB Governor accepts Ganguly's resignation, sends it to Chief Secretary January 7, 2014

    Kolkata: Accepting the resignation of former Supreme Court judge AK Ganguly from the post of Chairman of the West Bengal Human rights Commission, Bengal Governor MK Narayanan has forwarded his resignation to the state chief secretary. The governor is also learnt to have forwarded the resignation to the office of...
  • Justice AK Ganguly bows down to pressure, may quit as WBHRC chief January 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Facing massive pressure over allegations of sexual harassment, retired Supreme Court judge AK Ganguly has written to former Attorney General Soli Sorabjee confirming his plan to resign as the chief of the West Bengal Human Rights Commission. According to sources, Ganguly is expected to step down after the presidential...
  • Easy to make allegations, says Soli Sorabjee on law intern case December 1, 2013

    On this week's episode of Devil's Advocate Karan Thapar talks with former Attorney-General of India Soli Sorabjee about the sexual assault allegations leveled against the former Supreme Court judge AK Ganguly and Tehelka Founder-Editor Tarun Tejpal. Sorabjee said that if Ganguly steps down as West Bengal Human Rights Commission chairman...
  • Justice Ganguly quitting as WB HRC chief will be a bad precedent: Soli December 2, 2013

    New Delhi: Former Attorney General of India Soli Sorabjee said retired Supreme Court judge AK Ganguly's resignation over sexual harassment allegations would set a bad precedent. He was speaking to CNN-IBN's Karan Thapar on Devil's Advocate. A law intern had named Justice Ganguly as an accused before the Supreme Court panel...
  • SC must have found Gauhati HC order erroneous: Soli Sorabjee November 9, 2013

    Former Attorney General of India Soli Sorabjee said Guwahati High Court order terming the Central Bureau of Investigation unconstitutional is debatable and prima facie the Supreme Court must have found it 'erroneous'. ...
  • Bringing ordinance to keep parties out of RTI is an abuse of power: Soli Sorabjee June 29, 2013

    New Delhi: Hitting out at the government's proposed move to bring an ordinance to keep political parties out of the ambit of the Right to Information Act (RTI), former Attorney-General Soli Sorabjee said 'it is an abuse of constitutional power'. "It's an abuse of constitutional power, ordinance should be brought in...
  • Top jurists divided over pardon to Sanjay Dutt March 29, 2013

    New Delhi: The debate over actor Sanjay Dutt's pardon continues to polarise top jurists even as the actor himself has refused to seek clemency. While Dutt said he is ready to surrender and go to jail, others are still pushing for his pardon. Speaking to IBN18 Editor-in-Chief Rajdeep Sardesai, former...
  • 'Stop a person framed for criminality from contesting polls' March 23, 2013

    Bangalore: Former Attorney-General Soli Sorabjee on Saturday asked the civil society to mount pressure to stop a person framed for criminality from contesting elections until he was absolved of charges as the Election Commission lacks power to disallow such a candidate. "The civil society should mount pressure to stop a person...
  • SC directive against Italian envoy a temporary measure: Soli Sorabjee March 18, 2013

    Coming down heavily on Italian Ambassador Daniel Mancini while hearing the case of Italian marines, the Chief Justice of India Altamas Kabir restrained him from leaving the country till further orders. ...
  • Afzal Guru's hanging was logical: Soli Sorabjee February 9, 2013

    Speaking to CNN-IBN, former Attorney General of India Soli Sorabjee said that hanging of Afzal Guru was the logical conclusion after the mercy plea was rejected and that the country cannot be held to ransom by protests. ...
  • We all must take a pledge to respect, protect women: Soli Sorabjee December 29, 2012

    Indian jurist Soli Sorabjee said that the time had come to change the laws and the mindsets of the people to protect the dignity of women. ...
  • Mindset needs to change to stop rapes: Soli Sorabjee December 29, 2012

    Senior jurist Soli Sorabjee says he is grief sticken with the news of the death of Delhi braveheart and hopes that the trial in the case is concluded at the earliest. ...
  • IAC denies hiding facts; experts say activists subverting law October 19, 2012

    New Delhi: Former IPS officer YP Singh came all guns blazing on India Against Corruption activist Arvind Kejriwal and accused him of hiding facts about Agriculture Minister and NCP chief Sharad Pawar. However, IAC denied hiding any facts and issued a statement saying, "This is wrong to say that we...
  • Freedom of press is not absolute: Soli Sorabjee May 10, 2012

    New Delhi: Noting that freedom of press is not absolute, eminent jurist Soli Sorabjee on Thursday said there could not be a media trial in every case. Freedom of press is not absolute and it can be restricted, Sorabjee said adding there is a need to regulate the media in...
  • Quota in Lokpal just a red herring: Sorabjee December 22, 2011

    New Delhi: In an interview to CNN-IBN, fomer attorney general Soli Sorabjee said that Team Anna should give Parliament a chance and that the quota issue is just a red herring. Here is the transcript of the full interview: Parikshit Luthra:Sir, you have seen the government's draft of the Lokpal bill, it...
  • Do we need judicial activism? September 2, 2011

    An Active Judiciary Is A People’s Right The hallmark of a great nation is its institutions. The stronger the ability of these institutions to uphold and preserve fundamental values, the greater the nation would be. When India’s founding fathers wrote the Constitution, they created three arms — Parliament, Executive and the Judiciary...
  • 2G: JPC summons ex-attorney general Sorabjee May 18, 2011

    New Delhi: The Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) investigating the 2G spectrum scam has summoned former attorney general Soli Sorabjee. Sorabbjee during his tenure as the attorney general had favoured the National Telecom Policy 1999. Sorabjee has been summoned after the JPC took congnizance of a Comptroller and Auditor General Report which...
  • Sorabjee slams Karnataka Governor May 15, 2011

    New Delhi: Constitutional expert Soli J Sorabjee on Sunday attacked Karnataka Governor H R Bhardwaj for recommending imposition of President's rule in the BJP-ruled state and said the Chief Minister should be allowed to prove his majority on the floor of the House. "First of all, I do not think there...
  • Bhardwaj disgraced his office: Soli Sorabjee May 15, 2011

    Soli Sorabjee has called Karnataka Governor H R Bhardwaj's report to the Centre, in regard to the Karnataka Government, as a disgrace to the Governors office. ...
  • SC has given no reasons: Soli Sorabjee September 28, 2010

    Former Attorney General and Counsel, Sunni Wakf Board Senior Lawyer Soli Sorabjee reacts over the issue on CNN-IBN. ...
  • Ayodhya verdict deferment a bad precedent: Soli September 24, 2010

    New Delhi: In an exclusive interview to CNN-IBN, former Attorney General Soli Sorabjee on Thursday said deferment of the Ayodhya verdict by the Supreme Court has set a bad precedent for the future. "Is it really expected that in a week a settlement will be found when persons of different shades...
  • Focus on relief not on extradition: Sorabjee June 11, 2010

    New Delhi: Seeking extradition of the main accused in the Bhopal gas tragedy Warren Anderson now may yield no result. Former Attorney General Soli Sorabjee says it is too late as successive governments slept over it. CNN-IBN: As Attorney General of the country, why did you give opinion that it...