Justice

  • Mudgal committee members England-bound to quiz cricketers August 19, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court-appointed IPL probe committee members, headed by Retd Justice Mukul Mudgal, is likely to leave for England within a few days to talk to a few members of the Indian cricket team regarding betting and spot-fixing scandal during IPL 6. Deputy DG of Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB)...
  • Teacher arrested for thrashing child August 17, 2014

    A teacher who mercilessly beat up a six-year-old student in a public school here was arrested on Sunday, police said. Police registered a case against the teacher under the Juvenile Justice Act. The action came a day after Rekha Singh, the mother of the child, alleged that police have registered a...
  • 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,...
  • Legislature, executive should not encroach upon the judiciary: CJI August 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Chief Justice of India RM Lodha in his Independence Day speech on Friday said that the legislature and executive should not encroach upon the judiciary. His remarks comes after Parliament on Thursday passed the National Judicial Appointments Commission Bill and the 121 Constitutional Amendment Bill. "All the organs like...
  • Committee for grant of third gender status to transgenders formed August 12, 2014

    New Delhi: The government has constituted an inter-ministerial committee to pursue implementation of the recommendations of an Expert Committee, seeking "third gender" status for transgenders, Lok Sabha was informed. Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Sudarshan Bhagat, in...
  • Government introduces Juvenile Justice Care and Protection Bill 2014 in Lok Sabha August 12, 2014

    New Delhi: The government introduced the Juvenile Justice Care and Protection Bill 2014 in Lok Sabha on Tuesday. The Cabinet had last week amended the act paving the way for empowering the Juvenile Justice Board to decide if minors between the ages of 16 and 18 should be tried as...
  • 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

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  • 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...
  • Government asks CJI, CJ of High Courts to fill up vacancies August 11, 2014

    New Delhi: The government has asked the Chief Justice of India and Chief Justices of High Courts to fill up vacancies in various courts, mostly in lower judiciary, for speedy disposal of huge backlog of cases in the country. Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad told Lok Sabha on Monday that around...
  • Justice Katju continues to make fresh allegations of corruption in judiciary, CJI expresses anguish August 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Former Supreme Court Judge Justice Markandey Katju has delivered another bombshell in his blog alleging corruption in the judiciary. Katju, who accused former Chief Justice SH Kapadia of not acting against a corrupt judge, has once again hit back at Justice Kapadia, who said that he does not...
  • 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...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey August 7, 2014

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  • Centre uncertain about passing changes in Juvenile Justice Act in current session August 7, 2014

    New Delhi: The amended Juvenile Justice Act could be sent to Parliament Standing Committee. After the Cabinet cleared the move to amend the Juvenile Justice Act on Wednesday allowing magistrates the power to decide if juveniles above the age of 16 who are involved in heinous crimes like rape and murder...
  • Law experts oppose amendment to Juvenile Justice Act, say it violates child rights August 7, 2014

    New Delhi: While many welcome the Cabinet's clearance to the amendments to the Juvenile Justice Act, some law experts and activists have come out against it. Experts say that the amendment violates basic child rights. "This is really unfortunate because the whole bill has come out of anger, there's no evidence...
  • Amended Juvenile Justice Act to try minors as adults in rape, murder cases to be brought in Parliament August 7, 2014

    New Delhi: After the Cabinet cleared the move to amend the Juvenile Justice Act on Wednesday, allowing magistrates the power to decide if juveniles above the age of 16 who are involved in heinous crimes should be sent to a correction facility or tried as adults by a regular court;...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey August 6, 2014

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  • Is the government right in amending the Juvenile Justice act? August 6, 2014

    The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved amendment to the Juvenile Justice Act which will give Juvenile Justice Board the power to decide if minors between the ages of 16 and 18 should be tried as adults for heinous crimes like rape and murder. ...
  • Government data shows rise in crimes committed by juveniles since 2012 August 6, 2014

    The government data showed that there has been a shocking rise in crimes committed by juveniles since December 2012. Crimes committed by juveniles increased by 13 per cent between 2012 and 2013, from 27,936 in 2012 to 31,725 cases in 2013. The highest increase was seen in crimes against women...
  • Cabinet approves changes to Juvenile Justice Act to try minors as adults in rape, murder cases August 6, 2014

    New Delhi: The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved amendment to the Juvenile Justice Act which will give Juvenile Justice Board the power to decide if minors between the ages of 16 and 18 should be tried as adults for heinous crimes like rape and murder. The amendment will give the magistrate...
  • Cabinet to take up Juvenile Justice Act amendments on Wednesday August 5, 2014

    New Delhi: A proposal which will empower Juvenile Justice Board to decide on whether a juvenile above 16 years involved in heinous crimes such as rape is to be sent to a observation home or tried in a regular court, is likely to be taken up by the cabinet on...
  • 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 ex-CJI'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...
  • If I were a dictator, I would introduce Gita in class 1: SC judge August 2, 2014

    Ahmedabad: Supreme Court judge Justice AR Dave on Saturday said 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. "Our old tradition such as 'Guru Shishya parampara' is lost, if it had been there, we...
  • Cabinet to take up amendments to Juvenile Justice Act next Wednesday August 1, 2014

    New Delhi: All Central ministries except the Ministry of Home Affairs have given approval to amendments to the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2000 to make it more stringent and try those under the age of 18 years and accused of crimes like rape as adults. The...
  • Pace of criminal justice system not satisfactory in India: Supreme Court August 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Coming down heavily on the slow pace of of criminal justice system in India, the Supreme Court on Friday observed that it was not satisfactory. Criminal justice system needs to be fast-tracked, said the apex court while asking the Centre to come out with a comprehensive policy within...
  • Jurists back Centre, say the system of selection of judges needs to be changed July 29, 2014

    New Delhi: In the fallout of the Justice Markandey Katju controversy, the government has pushed for reform in the judicial appointment process. The Law Ministry has started consultations to prepare a draft to change the collegium system. After a meeting with the Law Minister and eminent jurists, Attorney General Mukul...