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Reality check: SC asks SG to produce letter of support placed before Maha Guv

Following an urgent hearing on Sunday on the legality of the formation of Government in Maharashtra the Apex Court has reportedly directed the Central Government through Solicitor General Tushar Mehta to produce before Court tomorrow at 10.30 am the letters of support on the basis of which the Maha Governor Bhagat Singh Koshiyari, on Saturday early morning, decided to invite BJP to form government.

The SC bench comprising Justices N V Ramana, Ashok Bhushan and Sanjiv Khanna ordered: “Issue involved is the Governor's decision dated 23/11/19 inviting them to form government is unconstitutional. For the adjudication of this issue we request Solicitor General Tushar Mehta to produce the two letters by tomorrow morning 10.30”.

The order was passed after an hour long hearing of Senior Advocate Mukul Rohatgi (for BJP), Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, Senior Advocate Kapil Sibal (for Shiv Sena), Senior Advocate Dr A M Singhvi (for NCP). 

24 Nov 2019
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SC writes history with Ayodhya verdict but NaMo Govt incredible too!

With the pronouncement of judgment on title suit on Ramjanmabhoomi and Babri mosque, a long standing dispute between Hindu and Muslims seems to be over with all credit goes to the judiciary but no less acclaim could be given to the NaMo administration as the matter has been resolved during the time Narendra Modi at the helm.

What is more interesting is that the country responded very well to the decision except a few aberrations. Unlike phrase used by wordsmiths in such a situation that ‘eerie silence prevails’, now people are of the view that the Supreme Court has decided the matter in most judicious manner and most importantly unanimously. So let’s bury the hatchet and move on.

Despite the provocation made by the opposition that Ram Temple will be made an election issue by the BJP to polarize Hindu votes in view of Sangh Pariwar demanding day-to-day hearing in the court and VHP putting pressure on the government to bring a legislation in Parliament in this regard. They were also planning to start a movement similar to their movement in 1990s. But suddenly the VHP went into shells and postponed the matter for post election scenario but for obvious reasons.

The PM was very categorical when he had made it clear in election rallies that the matter is in the court and let the court take a call on it. He was so cautious about his constitutional obligation that despite visiting Faizabad for an election rally around 30 kilometres away from Ayodhya, he avoided temptation of paying his obeisance to Ram Lalla.

The day of decision on one of the most vexed issue of the modern times passed normally and the morning is even better with history being made not only in Ayodhya but also at Kartarpur. The Ayodhya issue that has an around 500-year old history soaked with blood of innocent people and if this was none of our business kind of attitude of British that made the matter remain indecisive. A particular blend of politics kept it alive post-independent and later on the issue turning into vote-bank politics without any exception in terms of beneficiaries.

But for the apt handling of the issue by the present dispensation has not only saved many innocent lives but country as such has come to the term to put a lid on political Djin of Ayodhya. The government has done a Jammu and Kashmir in Uttar Pradesh with taking all possible measures supported by intelligence inputs. But this was not enough, the Sangh Pariwar has entrusted senior functionaries like Krishna Gopal and Ram Lal to establish dialogue with Muslim community and Hindus to accept the judgment whatever it could be.

Jamiat Ulama e Hind chief Maulana Arshad Madani meeting RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat and Mehmood Madani meeting Krishna Gopal was something unimaginable. Two important seats of Nizamuddin Aulia and Ajmer Sharief appealing to accept the SC judgment the way it is has worked among the Muslim community.

Besides the judiciary and the Modi government, the department of justice will also be remembered whenever this issue is talked about. They were not just bystanders but played their bit in the making of the history and witnessing it with sense of achievement but silently. But they will enjoy the glory looking at it hindsight for sure.

(By Rakesh Ranjan & Vinod Kumar Shukla)

10 Nov 2019
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Reality check: SC asks SG to produce letter of support placed before Maha Guv

By IndianMandarins 24 Nov 2019

Following an urgent hearing on Sunday on the legality of the formation of Government in Maharashtra the Apex Court has reportedly directed the Central Government through Solicitor General Tushar Mehta to produce before Court tomorrow at 10.30 am the letters of support on the basis of which the Maha Governor Bhagat Singh Koshiyari, on Saturday early morning, decided to invite BJP to form government.

The SC bench comprising Justices N V Ramana, Ashok Bhushan and Sanjiv Khanna ordered: “Issue involved is the Governor's decision dated 23/11/19 inviting them to form government is unconstitutional. For the adjudication of this issue we request Solicitor General Tushar Mehta to produce the two letters by tomorrow morning 10.30”.

The order was passed after an hour long hearing of Senior Advocate Mukul Rohatgi (for BJP), Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, Senior Advocate Kapil Sibal (for Shiv Sena), Senior Advocate Dr A M Singhvi (for NCP). 

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SC writes history with Ayodhya verdict but NaMo Govt incredible too!

By IndianMandarins 10 Nov 2019

With the pronouncement of judgment on title suit on Ramjanmabhoomi and Babri mosque, a long standing dispute between Hindu and Muslims seems to be over with all credit goes to the judiciary but no less acclaim could be given to the NaMo administration as the matter has been resolved during the time Narendra Modi at the helm.

What is more interesting is that the country responded very well to the decision except a few aberrations. Unlike phrase used by wordsmiths in such a situation that ‘eerie silence prevails’, now people are of the view that the Supreme Court has decided the matter in most judicious manner and most importantly unanimously. So let’s bury the hatchet and move on.

Despite the provocation made by the opposition that Ram Temple will be made an election issue by the BJP to polarize Hindu votes in view of Sangh Pariwar demanding day-to-day hearing in the court and VHP putting pressure on the government to bring a legislation in Parliament in this regard. They were also planning to start a movement similar to their movement in 1990s. But suddenly the VHP went into shells and postponed the matter for post election scenario but for obvious reasons.

The PM was very categorical when he had made it clear in election rallies that the matter is in the court and let the court take a call on it. He was so cautious about his constitutional obligation that despite visiting Faizabad for an election rally around 30 kilometres away from Ayodhya, he avoided temptation of paying his obeisance to Ram Lalla.

The day of decision on one of the most vexed issue of the modern times passed normally and the morning is even better with history being made not only in Ayodhya but also at Kartarpur. The Ayodhya issue that has an around 500-year old history soaked with blood of innocent people and if this was none of our business kind of attitude of British that made the matter remain indecisive. A particular blend of politics kept it alive post-independent and later on the issue turning into vote-bank politics without any exception in terms of beneficiaries.

But for the apt handling of the issue by the present dispensation has not only saved many innocent lives but country as such has come to the term to put a lid on political Djin of Ayodhya. The government has done a Jammu and Kashmir in Uttar Pradesh with taking all possible measures supported by intelligence inputs. But this was not enough, the Sangh Pariwar has entrusted senior functionaries like Krishna Gopal and Ram Lal to establish dialogue with Muslim community and Hindus to accept the judgment whatever it could be.

Jamiat Ulama e Hind chief Maulana Arshad Madani meeting RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat and Mehmood Madani meeting Krishna Gopal was something unimaginable. Two important seats of Nizamuddin Aulia and Ajmer Sharief appealing to accept the SC judgment the way it is has worked among the Muslim community.

Besides the judiciary and the Modi government, the department of justice will also be remembered whenever this issue is talked about. They were not just bystanders but played their bit in the making of the history and witnessing it with sense of achievement but silently. But they will enjoy the glory looking at it hindsight for sure.

(By Rakesh Ranjan & Vinod Kumar Shukla)

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Justice Bobde to succeed CJI Ranjan Gogoi next month

By IndianMandarins 19 Oct 2019

Following the rule of seniority to appoint successor, the outgoing Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi has recommended Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde’s name in a letter to the Centre. Justice Bobde is the senior-most judge in the Apex Court after CJI Gogoi who will be retiring on November 17 this year.

Conventionally, the outgoing CJI sends the recommendation for his successor 30 days before demitting office and that is considered as the countdown of the process of appointing the next CJI. Justice Bobde is likely to assume office on November 18 as the 47th Chief Justice of India.

It was Justice Bobde who played a key role in settling differences between the four Supreme Court judges who held a press conference against then CJI Dipak Misra in January 2018.

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SC full strength: Will the burden on courts ease out?

By IndianMandarins 24 Sep 2019

With lots of high profile cases pending in the Supreme Court, the complete strength of apex court gives a sigh of relief to all and sundry. Most of the courts across the country face shortage of judges resultantly delay in disposal of ever piling up cases but four more judges taking over charges in the Supreme Court would address the issue of pending cases.

 

The government recently increasing the number of SC judges from 31 to 34 on request of CJI will expedite the process of disposal of pending cases. The SC has to deal with almost every high profile cases from Ramjanmabhoomi to Aadhar case. Sources said that that recently the collegium appointed over a dozen of judges in Allahabad High Court too. So not only bureaucratic appointments but appointment in judiciary is equally important in terms of governance.

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NGT: Das & Dasgupta appointed Expert Member

By IndianMandarins 03 Sep 2019

The NaMo administration appointed Siddhanta Das and Saibal Dasgupta as Expert Member in the National Green Tribunal for a period of five years or till they attain the age of 65 years.

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