Daily Archive: January 12, 2018

SC Judges Will Resolve Differences, Says Attorney General: Top Developments

New Delhi, Jan 12: Four senior judges of the Supreme Court today took on the functioning of the apex court alleging irregularities and the Chief Justice of India (CJI) for being unresponsive to their requests. The unprecedented move at a joint news conference by the four top judges brought turmoil in the Supreme Court leaving the judiciary and observers stunned. The judges included Justice J Chelameswar, the second senior judge after the Chief Justice of India.

Speaking to the media, the judges released an undated letter in which they had admitted that the Chief Justice Dipak Misra was the master of the roster but this was “not a recognition of any superior authority, legal or factual of the Chief Justice over his colleagues”. The judges – Justices Ranjan Gogoi, Kurian Joseph, Madan B. Lokur and Justice Chelameswar – also alleged that the Supreme Court administration was “not in order”.

On the allegations and differences within the judiciary, Attorney General (AG) KK Venugopal told ANI, “Today’s press conference could have been avoided, but the Supreme Court judges are all statesman with vast experience and knowledge, and I am sure by tomorrow, the entire issue would be resolved.”

TOP DEVELOPMENTS

* Senior judges of the Supreme Court held a press conference at the residence of Justice J. Chelameswar accepting that the move was highly unusual.

“It (press conference) is an extraordinary event in the history of the judiciary and more particularly in this nation, even for this institution (Supreme Court). It is with no pleasure that we have been compelled to do this…We are left with no choice but to address the nation,” said Judge Chelameswar.

* The judges alleged that there were irregularities within the working of the top court and the CBI not being responsive to the requests that have been made several times.

* Unless this institution is preserved, the “democracy will not survive” in this country. Unfortunately, Chelameswar said, the efforts have failed in convincing the Chief Justice of India to take steps to protect this institution.

“And all four of us are convinced that democracy is at stake and many things have happened in recent past,” he said.

* On being asked about the “less than desirable have happened in the last few months” is a reference of seeking a probe into the suspicious death of Special CBI Judge Brijgopal Loya, Justice Gogoi said, “Yes.”

* The main issues that the senior judges pointed out included: (a) Not assigning cases to appropriate benches, (b) A PIL seeking Judge BM Loya’s mysterious death was assigned to court no. 10 and not to any of the first four benches.

* The judges claimed that they had sent a seven-page letter to the CJI but have not received a response to it.

“We collectively tried to persuade the CJI that certain things aren’t in order so take remedial measures but unfortunately our efforts failed,” said Justice Chelameswar.

* When the judges were asked if the CJI should be removed, one of them said, “Let the nation decide on his impeachment.”

* The government sources said that the judges should resolve the issues as the faith of the people in the judiciary is at stake.

* The Congress party took to social media and said, “We are very concerned to hear 4 judges of the Supreme Court expressed concerns about the functioning of the Supreme Court. #DemocracyInDanger.”

The press conference of the senior Supreme Court judges comes in the wake of a controversial order by CJI Dipak Misra, passed in November. The order declared that the Chief Justice “is the master of the roster” having exclusive power to decide which case will go to which judge.

29 new govt colleges to be opened in Haryana

Panchkula, Jan 12  The Haryana government has decided to open new government women colleges at 29 different locations in the state.

“A scheme has been prepared to open women college within a radius of every 20 kilometers in the state so that our daughters need not travel far to get education,” said Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar while speaking at the ‘Meet the CM’ programme here.

“Besides, science stream have been made mandatory in the all the new colleges being set up in the state to promote the subject among the students,” the chief minister said, adding that his government was making concerted efforts to promote qualitative education in the state.

He said the state government also wants to set up maths laboratory at block level.

The state government is taking various steps for the empowerment of women, strengthening of infrastructure and industry, and welfare of farmers and youth, Khattar said.

PTI

अखिल भारतीय विधार्थी परिषद ने मनाया युवा दिवस ।

अखिल भारतीय विद्दार्थी परिषद द्वारा स्वामी विवेेकानन्द की जयन्ती को युवा दिवस के उपलक्ष्य में डीयू,जेएनयू,जामिया मिलिया इस्लामिया आदि शैक्षणिक संस्थानों में पुष्पांजलि,परिचर्चा,कवि सम्मेलन,रक्तदान शिविर आदि कार्यक्रमों का आयोजन किया गया ,विवेकानन्द जयन्ती के अवसर पर पूरे सप्ताह एबीवीपी अनेक कॉलेजों में विभिन्न कार्यक्रमों का आयोजन करेगी | विश्व में सर्वाधिक युवा देश भारत का हर युवा अपनी शक्ति राष्ट्र के निर्माण में बेहतर ढंग से लगाये इसलिए एबीवीपी युवा निर्माण से राष्ट्र निर्माण में अपनी महत्वपूर्ण भूमिका हेतु कृतसंकल्प है | एबीवीपी के प्रदेश मंत्री भरत खटाना ने कहा कि -" विवेकानन्द जी द्वारा भारतीय संस्कृति के विषय में प्रसारित ज्ञान हर युवा के लिए प्रेरक एवं वर्तमान समय में प्रासंगिक है |वर्तमान समय में जातिवाद तथा गलत सूचनाओं के आधार पर कुछ नेताओं द्वारा युवाओं को लगातार भड़काने की कोशिश हो रही है,जिसे युवाओं को समझकर अपना ध्यान सकारात्मक दिशा में केन्द्रित करने की आवश्यकता है | भारत २१ वीं सदी में विवेकानन्द जी के सपने के अनुरूप सम्पूर्ण विश्व में अपना परचम लहराने में अवश्य सफल होगा,इसके लिए युवाशक्ति प्रयासरत है |"आज ‘युवा दिवस’ के उपलक्ष्य में मोतीलाल नेहरू महाविद्यालय में अखिल भारतीय विद्यार्थी परिषद ने एक माल्यार्पण कार्यक्रम का आयोजन किया गया जिसमे सभी कार्यकर्ताओं ने स्वामी विवेकानंद जी को श्रद्धांजलि अर्पित करी और स्वामी विवेकानंद जी के ऊपर अपने विचार व्यक्त करे।

मोतीलाल नेहरू महाविद्यालय (सांध्य) में भी इसी तरह एक कार्यक्रम अयोजित किया जिसमें दिल्ली प्रदेश मंत्री भरत खटाना जी ने छात्रों को स्वामी विवेकानंद जी के विचारों से अवगत कराते हुए संबोधित किया औऱ उनके बताए रास्ते पर चलने का आग्रह किया।साथ ही रामजस कॉलेज में भी गोष्ठी का आयोजन हुआ जिसमे एबीवीपी दिल्ली प्रदेश संगठन मंत्री अजय ठाकुर ने छात्रो को सम्बोधित किया वही कॉलेज प्रिंसिपल भी मौजूद रहे ,साथ ही आर्ट्स फैकल्टी पर रक्तदान का कार्यक्रम भी आयोजित किया जिसमे करीब 150 यूनिट रक्तदान किया ,इसी तरह डीयू के सभी कॉलेजो में गोष्ठी एवं पुष्पाजंलि का कार्यक्रम आयोजन हुऐ । भरत खटाना ने बताया की अभी और ये कार्यक्रम 23 जनवरी तक चलेंगे और सोमवार को साउथ कैंपस के कार्यकर्ता एक शोभा यात्रा का भी आयोजन करेंगे ।

For First Time Ever, 4 Senior Supreme Court Judges

New Delhi : For the first time ever in India, four senior judges of the Supreme Court will address the media at noon today

The unprecedented press conference will be held at the home of Justice J Chelameswar, who is the top cort’s second-most senior judge after the Chief Justice of India, Dipak Misra. The Chief Justice will not be present.