Soli Sorabjee

  • Non-partisan eminent citizens appeal to people to vote with care 04-04-2014 04:45 PM

    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 09-02-2014 09:15 AM

    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 08-02-2014 08:59 PM

    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...
  • SC commutes death penalty of 15 convicts due to delay, mental illness 21-01-2014 11:01 AM

    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 07-01-2014 03:48 PM

    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 06-01-2014 07:45 AM

    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...
  • Easy to make allegations, says Soli Sorabjee on law intern case 01-12-2013 10:50 PM

    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 01-12-2013 09:19 AM

    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...
  • SC must have found Gauhati HC order erroneous: Soli Sorabjee 09-11-2013 06:21 PM

    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 29-06-2013 03:14 PM

    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...
  • SC directive against Italian envoy a temporary measure: Soli Sorabjee 18-03-2013 09:27 PM

    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 09-02-2013 11:12 PM

    The former Attorney General of India said that the country cannot be held to ransom by protests over Afzal's hanging. ...
  • We all must take a pledge to respect, protect women: Soli Sorabjee 29-12-2012 01:32 PM

    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 29-12-2012 12:03 PM

    The senior jurist said it is time that people vow to protect and respect women. ...
  • Quota in Lokpal just a red herring: Sorabjee 22-12-2011 07:50 PM

    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...
  • Do we need judicial activism? 02-09-2011 11:06 AM

    An Active Judiciary Is A Peoples 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 Indias founding fathers wrote the Constitution, they created three arms " Parliament, Executive and...
  • 2G: JPC summons ex-attorney general Sorabjee 18-05-2011 07:34 PM

    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...
  • Sorabjee slams Karnataka Governor 15-05-2011 10:52 PM

    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...
  • Bhardwaj disgraced his office: Soli Sorabjee 15-05-2011 10:02 PM

    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 28-09-2010 07:53 PM

    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 23-09-2010 07:00 PM

    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...