Questioning the Centre for its notification allowing use of bulls in events like Jallikattu, the Supreme Court on Wednesday said India cannot "import Roman gladiator type sport". A bench of Justices Dipak Misra and R F Nariman said that animals may not have rights but humans cannot negate their obligation enshrined under the Constitution. "We cannot import Roman Gladiator type sport here. One can use computer for indulging in bull fighting. Why tame bulls for it," the bench said. It told ... Rediff.com, 4 weeks ago
Rajasthan government approached the Supreme Court against Salman Khan's acquittal in blackbuck-chinkara poaching case on Tuesday.The Rajasthan high court in Jodhpur had acquitted the actor in the 18-year-old incident in July.Khan and seven others were accused of killing a blackbuck and chinkara in two separate incidents. One of the animals was killed at Bhawad on the outskirts of Jodhpur on 26 September 1998, and the other at Ghoda Farms on 28 September 1998. ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
'Markandey Katju J. has been asked to appear in the Supreme Court (No, its not what you think),' notes <em>Bar and Bench</em> in an interesting post, which you can read <a href=http://barandbench.com/markandey-katju-j-asked-appear-supreme-court-no-not-think/target=new>here</a>. ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
The implementing agencies should ensure that even the "smallest person" of the country does not face any harassment due to demonetisation move, a Delhi court has observed while taking strong exception to State Bank of India’s refusal to accept old currency notes from a litigant for depositing cost. The court observed that government's move to demonetise Rs 1,000 and Rs 500 notes is a policy decision and whenever such a step impacting each individual is taken, there might be ...Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
Instead of taking the moral high ground and resorting to a ban, the government should've turned the screws on dance bars by enforcing the existing licence conditions, says Anil Singh. The Maharashtra government is tying itself up in knots over the dance bar ban but had it simply enforced the routine licence conditions for such bars, it would have been spared repeated embarrassment in the Supreme Court, the latest one being accused of possessing a regressive mindset. These bars, a heady ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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