You thought that Courts were established to ensure that people do not take law into their own hands. You are wrong. The Nagpur Bench of the High Court had advised the public to stop paying taxes to protest against government corruption. Right-thinking Indians must be worried.
An upright and honest vigilance commissioner S.S. Vasan in Kerala puts in his paper because a High Court judge comes down on him like a tonne of bricks for having recommended that a prima facie case existed on the charges of corruption against the Chief Minister of Kerala. Later, he was persuaded to withdraw his resignation.
The Supreme Court permitted an intervention application by the Jamaat-e-Ulema-Hind contending that Muslim personal law was protected by the right to freedom of religion guaranteed under the Constitution and there was sufficient protection for women’s rights under it.
The Supreme Court today recalled its own order directing public sector banks to provide reservation to Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe candidates in officer-level promotions. The apex court delivered the verdict on review petitions filed by the Central Bank of India and other public sector banks, seeking a recall of the SC ruling on January 9, 2015. [Link]
Just a few days after ordering Arunachal Pradesh Governor J.P. Rajkhowa to respond why he recommended President’s rule in the sensitive border State, the Supreme Court recalled the order on Monday, saying it made a “mistake” by not realising that Governors have “complete immunity” and are not answerable to courts for acts done in their official capacity. [Link]