The Supreme Court on Thursday rejected a plea urging it to pass judgment on bull taming sport Jallikattu before the harvest festival of Pongal on Saturday. A bench comprising justices Dipak Misra and R Banumathi told a group of lawyers, who requested for the verdict, that it is unfair to ask the bench to pass an order. The apex court, however, said that the draft of judgment has been prepared but it was not possible to deliver it before Saturday when Jallikattu is to be organised. The court ... Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Diverting from the norm, the Bench of Justices PC Ghose and Amitava Roy overturned the Karnataka high court's acquittal and restored the judgment of the trial court in toto. This, despite the fact that many an apex court decision, including the one in State of Uttar Pradesh v. Chet Ram & Ors, has laid down that the court's power under Article 136 of the Constitution ought to be exercised with care and restraint in setting aside a judgement of ...Rediff.com, 1 week ago
Bharatiya Janata Party leader Sakshi Maharaj was on Saturday booked for allegedly hurting religious feelings after he indirectly blamed Muslims for the population growth in the country that sparked a controversy, days after Supreme Court outlawed seeking votes in the name of religion or caste. As the outburst by the MP from Unnao in poll-bound Uttar Pradesh drew strong condemnation from opposition parties, the BJP distanced itself from the comments made at a ‘sant sammelan’ on ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
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