New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday issued a contempt notice to the Home Secretary and the Director General of Police of Uttar Pradesh for allegedly not complying with its order of reinstatement of all 19,000 police constables whose jobs were terminated by the government in 2007.
A bench of Justices D K Jain and H L Dattu directed the top officials to file its reply within eight weeks on why the order of reinstatement passed by the Supreme Court in 2009 has not been complied with.
The bench said the two officials will have to be personally present in the court if they fail to respond to the court's notice in due time.
"Show cause as to why action for not complying with the order dated December 16, 2009, be not initiated against them," the bench said while hearing a contempt petition filed by two sacked constables....more
07:37 PM, May 09, 2011
New Delhi: Holding honour killings as a slur on the nation and a barbaric, feudal practice that ought to be stamped out, the Supreme Court on Monday directed courts to view such cases as "rarest of rare" category for awarding death penalty to the convicts. "In our opinion honour killings, for whatever reason, come within the category of rarest of rare cases deserving death punishment. It is time to stamp...
05:10 PM, May 09, 2011