SC: The Chief Justice of India (CJI), Sharad A. Bobde, told the government on Wednesday that it was “inappropriate and improper” for the Supreme Court to reject any demonstration by farmers in the Republic.
- The CJI’s comments followed a presentation by Mehta to postpone the hearing on a government demand to ban farmers from holding demonstrations to “disrupt” the celebration of Republic Day.
- Meanwhile, at the end of the 10th round of talks, early reports indicate that the Center has offered to file an affidavit to the Supreme Court that it will suspend laws for a mutually acceptable period of up to one year and half, and in the meantime, ask a committee to look at the farmers’ demands.
- The unions have said they want a full repeal, but will discuss the government’s proposal among themselves tomorrow before responding.
CJI attacks media coverage of SC-appointed committee
Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of India (CJI) Sharad (CJI) A. Bobde says it has become “almost a thing cultural “to mark people while criticizing articles suggesting” a bias “” the role of members of an expert committee set up by the Supreme Court to intercede between Protestant peasants and the government.
- The court said the members’ reputations had been shattered. The committee did not have the power to make agricultural laws. They were trained only to listen to farmers.
Supreme Court rejects Aadhaar’s requests for review
The Supreme Court, in a majority opinion, dismissed a series of petitions seeking a review of its 2018 ruling upholding President Lok Sabha’s certification of the Aadhaar law as that bill on money and its subsequent approval in Parliament.
- However, Judge D.Y. Chandrachud disagreed with the majority, saying Aadhaar’s requests for review should be kept on hold. The bench reviewed in his Jan. 11 cabinet. However, the decision was released on Wednesday.
- Two questions had been raised for his consideration of the conviction of five judges from the Aadhaar bench in 2018. The first, that of whether the speaker’s decision to declare a bill like Money Bill was “final” and not cannot be challenged in court.
- The second, whether the 2016 Aadhaar (Selective Distribution of Grants, Benefits, and Financial and Other Services) Law was properly certified as a “budget bill” under Article 110 ( 1) of the Constitution.
- On the first question, the majority decision of 2018 said that the president’s decision could only be challenged in court under “certain circumstances”.
- In the second, he concluded that the Aadhaar law was rightly called the money law. Judge Chandrachud, who was on the bench, dissociated himself from the second finding in 2018.
- Two years later, again stating his dissent on January 11, Judge Chandrachud disagreed with the other four judges in the bench headed by Judge A.M. Khanwilkar.
- This time, he said another five-judge tribunal in a separate case, Rojer Mathew v. South Indian Bank Ltd., in November 2019 challenged the Aadhaar tribunal’s findings and sent the case back to court. of seven judges. judges for an authorized catch.
- He said the Court of Review should wait until the court of seven, which has not yet been constituted, takes an appeal.
- Requests for review should be kept pending at this time. Dismissing Aadhaar’s review even before the bench of seven judges had a chance to apply their wits and deliver a verdict would amount to “judicial indiscipline” and have “negative consequences,” the judge Chandrachud noted in his dissent.
- However, the majority of the review bank refused to concede and rejected the grounds for the review, arguing that “a change in law or a subsequent decision / decision of a coordinated or larger bank cannot be considered its own”.
- In addition to Judges Kahnwilkar and Chandrachud, the other judges on the bar were Judges Ashok Bhushan, S. Abdul Nazeer and B.R. Gavai. The review petitions, mainly from Rajya Sabha member Jairam Ramesh, had highlighted how the Aadhaar law was passed as a money bill replacing the Rajya Sabha. He had called it a “fraud against the Constitution”.
Biden Plans to Issue 15 Executive Orders on Day 1
As Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th President of the United States of America and Kamala Harris as the country’s first Vice President, he plans to immediately begin defeating President Donald Trump’s policies on immigration , climate change and other issues on Wednesday with at least 15 executive actions, including measures to reverse the United States’ withdrawals from the Paris Agreement and the World Health Organization, and halt construction of a border wall.
- Biden will also sign orders revoking a permit for the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, imposing a mask order on federal property to combat the coronavirus pandemic, and ending Trump’s travel ban against certain predominantly Muslim and African countries.
- Biden’s associates have said he will sign more day one executive actions than any of his predecessors, which will be followed by additional regulatory and policy changes in the coming weeks.
Prime Minister to chair multi-stakeholder floor heads meeting before budget session – Prime Minister Narendra Modi will chair multi-party floor heads meeting in Parliament on January 30, one day after the start of the budget session of Parliament.
- Although it is customary for said meeting to be held before the start of the session, the government presents its legislative program for the session and holds a discussion with the opposition on the issues to be discussed, this time it will take place a day later the start of the session.
- The first part of the session will begin on January 29 and end on February 15, the second part will begin on March 8 and continue until April 8. The budget will be presented on February 1.
HC Issues Preventive Traffic Bond to Director of “Tandav” Amazon Content Manager, and Others
- The Mumbai High Court issued a traffic bond on Wednesday before the arrest of Ali Abbas Zafar, director of the web series Tandav Aparna Purohit, content manager for Amazon Prime India, producer Himanshu Mehra and series writer Gaurav Solanki, PTI reported.
- All four have a case filed against them in Lucknow for allegedly hurting religious feelings through the web series.
Covid Watch: The number of reported coronavirus cases in India was 1, 06, 08, 245 at the time of this bulletin, with a balance of 1, 52,892. The total number of vaccinated health workers across the country stood at 7.86 lakh according to the latest figures released by the Ministry of Health.
- Former AIADMK leader V.K. Sasikala, who is due to be released from Parappana Agrahara prison on January 27, was admitted to the prison hospital after complaints of fever and shortness of breath. Prison officials said he would take her to Bowring Hospital for a second opinion.