Sedition Row: Delhi HC Sets Aside JNU’s Penalty On Kanhaiya Kumar

Apoorva Mandhani The Delhi High Court on Friday set aside Jawaharlal Nehru University’s order imposing fine of Rs. 10,000 on its former student union president Kanhaiya Kumar. It opined that the impugned order was “illegal, irrational and irregular”, and directed JNU to conduct the proceedings afresh. The penalty had been imposed by JNU’s Appellate Authority in connection…

[Ayodhya] [ Day 9] : Sharp Exchanges in Court over Taliban Comparison Drawn By Rajeev Dhavan For Babri Destruction

Mehal Jain On Friday, the hearing in the Ayodhya dispute commenced in Supreme Court dramatically with an advocate vehemently objecting to Senior Counsel Rajeev Dhavan’s comparison of the destruction of Babri Masjid to Taliban destroying Bamiyan statues. At the previous hearing on July 13, Dhavan, appearing for the Sunni Waqf Board, had commented, “What happened in…

SC Collegium Re-Recommends Justice KM Joseph; Also Madras HC CJ Indira Banerjee & Odisha HC CJ Vineet Saran For Elevation To SC

Apoorva Mandhani The Supreme Court collegium has finally re-recommended Chief Justice of Uttarakhand High Court, Justice K.M. Joseph for elevation to the Supreme Court. Along with Justice Joseph, the collegium headed by Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra also recommended the appointment of Madras High Court Chief Justice Indira Banerjee and Odisha High Court Chief…