Justice Sanjay Karol: The Common Man’s Judge

The mysterious ways of the collegium Not long ago, in September 2021, the Supreme Court of India’s Collegium made thirteen recommendations for the transfer of High Court Judges. Out of the thirteen, eight judges were recommended for elevation to the position of a Chief Justice of a High Court whereas five judges were recommended for transfer. The collegium members at the time of this decision were Justice Uday Umesh Lalit, Justice Ajay Manikrao Khanwilkar, Justice Dhananjaya Yeshwant Chandrachud and Justice L. Nageswara Rao, headed by the Chief Justice of India - Justice N.V. Ramana.  Prior to Justice Ramana, Justice Sharad Arvind...

Justice Indrajit Mahanty: Slipping Through The Cracks

In-house Inquiry Against Justice Mahanty It is clear from a review of the material that the charges against him (Indrajit Mahanty) are very serious and backed with adequate documentary evidence. The allegations against Justice Mahanty relate to acts of grave judicial impropriety and conflict of interest, tantamount to a clear breach of judicial ethics.CJAR Letter to Justice Vazifdar In September 2016, a complaint was filed by RTI Activist Jayanta Kumar Das alleging abuse of power and authority by Justice Indrajit Mahanty and Justice Sangam Kumar Sahoo. Das cited various affairs to back his claim. Consequently, then Chief Justice of India, T.S....

Justice Rajesh Bindal: A Tale of Competence and Caution

Narada Bribery Case In 2014, Tehelka news’ Mathew Samuel went undercover as a high-ranking official of Impex Consultancy Solutions, a fictitious Chennai-based company. The extensive con included measures like the creation of fake social media accounts as well as a fake Aadhar Card. Posing as Santhosh Shankaran, Samuel approached the Deputy Mayor of Kolkata Municipal Corporation, Iqbal Ahmed, who introduced him to an IPS officer. The now suspended IPS SMH Mirza then introduced Samuel to various politicians. Little did he know he was just a pawn in a rather elaborate sting operation. Coincidently, he was also the first person to...
An instance of Media Massacre: On his Facebook profile, a journalist working for a Kanpur-based newspaper, wrote on June 14,2020 that an illegal construction by ‘famous land mafia’ had been demolished due to a report he had filed. He...
Kafeel Khan, a doctor by profession and a social activist has been targeted by Yogi Government since 2017, in 3 years he had been maliciously arrested 3 times & imprisoned for around 14 months on the false charges set...
India has been hanging on a shoestring since the COVID-19 pandemic has been infiltrating across the nation. On March 14, 2020 the Government notified the nation about the extremity of the pandemic. In envisioning the complexities and threats, it...
Earlier, Journalist Awesh Tiwari, posted a review in Hindi, summarizing a fresh report by The Wall Street Journal (WSJ). To explain, the report highlighted the growing intimacy between the Indian Facebook executive and Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP). Explicitly, it...
While the Modi government struggles to contain the spread of the catastrophic virus, the monsoon session of the Parliament has been scheduled from 14th September to 1st October for this year. The current Parliament session was speculated to have...
Amid the spread of COVID-19, as the nation went into lockdown in late March this year the court system all across the country also took a hit. Distancing became the new normal. However, this propelled the Supreme Court to...
Notably, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) wants to extend the tenures of its President and Secretary, Sourav Ganguly and Jay Shah. To do so, it has to alter Clause 6.4 of its constitution, for which...
The Delhi High Court on August 4, 2020, asked the Centre and the Consortium of National Law Universities (NLUs) to reply to a law graduate's plea. Explicitly, he challenged the requirement of physically appearing at exam centre for the...
Two advocates and a Social Worker filed a rather tendentious petition before the Supreme Court of India. The said petition seeks deletion of the words 'Secular' and 'Socialist' from the Preamble and Section 29A (5) of the Representation of...
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Monday accused the BJP-led central government of a scam. In essence, in tendering five airports' operations to Adani Enterprises. "Heard the news that Gautam Adani's Adani Enterprises won the bid; for five out of...