Five judgements

A CBI Court ruled that charges against Bharti Airtel, Vodafone and former Telecom Secretary Shyamal Ghosh framed by the previous UPA government as a tit-for-tat against the 2G-3G spectrum allocation charges faced by their government were fabricated and dismissed the case.

In a second judgement, the Supreme Court dismissed a case filed by a former Police Officer Sanjiv Bhatt against Amit Shah, the President of BJP. The Court passed some very adverse comments questioning his bona fide, sincerity, his motives, etc. You can read two articles on it here and here.

Third judgement was that of the Kargil Coffin Scam, allegedly engaged in by the first NDA Government. This is what Hindustan Times wrote:

More than a decade after the Kargil scam dented the image of the NDA government, the Supreme Court on Monday dismissed the public interest litigation (PIL) levelling allegations of corruption related to the purchase of materials such as coffins, missiles and munitions.

The Fourth judgement was on Aadhaar. The Supreme Court approved the use of Aadhaar for many more government schemes. MINT wrote:

 In a small but significant win for the government, the Supreme Court on Thursday allowed the use of the Aadhaar number for the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS), the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana, pensions by central and state governments, and the Employees’ Provident Fund Scheme, in addition to its current use in the public distribution system (PDS) and the distribution of cooking gas and kerosene. [Link]

The Fifth and the Final one was this. The Supreme Court struck down the formation of the National Judicial Appointments Commission to select and appoint judges. This has been passed by both Houses of Parliament, approved by the President and ratified by 20 States. Very surprised by the decision of the Supreme Court. Minhaz Merchant has a good comment on it.



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