Supreme Court panel to investigate security breach of Prime Minister Modi
Daily NEWS Summary | 10-01-2022; Supreme Court announced that it would form a committee headed by a retired Supreme Court judge to conduct an independent, time-limited investigation into the circumstances that led to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s convoy being stranded for several minutes at flyover in Punjab on January 5.
- A bench headed by the Chief Justice of India, N.V. Ramana said that ongoing investigations in Punjab and the Center should cease for now. The High Court said its committee would submit a report within a specified timeframe after reviewing the files on security arrangements, which have already been seized by the Punjab Registrar General and the Haryana High Court under their ordinances of 7th January.
- The court said the secretary general of the High Court, along with officers who helped him seize and protect documents, including DGP, Chandigarh and IG, the National Investigation Agency, would be on the committee. There would be another member on the committee. The Punjab suggested its additional DGP (security) as an alternative.
The court asked the Center why the intervention of justice had been requested if the Government had already “assumed everything”.
“The impression you give is that you showed it all, So why should the court get involved in all this?”Asked the bench.
- At one point, Judge Surya Kant said that opinions in the show’s case appeared “contradictory.” Judge Kant said there may have been some mistakes, but who was responsible had to be found based on the facts.
“If you want to take disciplinary action, what is left in this court? “The CJI asked the Center, before transmitting the decision to set up the investigative committee headed by a former Supreme Court magistrate.
- The final order is likely to be posted later today.
Supreme Court Agrees to Urgent Hearing on Hate Speech Declaration in Haridwar ‘Dharam Sansad’
Daily NEWS Summary | 10-01-2022; Supreme Court agreed to urgently hear a petition demanding the arrest and trial of those who made hate speech, inciting violence against Muslims, during the Haridwar Dharm Sansad conclave. Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of India N.V. Ramana assured lead attorney Kapil Sibal that the petition filed by former High Court judge and chief advocate Anjana Prakash will be heard without delay.
- Sibal made an oral reference to the petition, “We live in a different time when the slogans in the country have changed from Satyamev Jayate to Shashtramev Jayate,” Sibal told the court.
- CJI asked if an investigation into the case had already been opened.
- “The FIRs were presented, there were no arrests. It is in the state of Uttarakhand. No action will be taken without the intervention of the Honorable Parliamentarians ”, presented Sibal. “We will investigate this,” said Chief Justice Ramana.
- Hate speeches were reportedly delivered between December 17 and 19, 2021 in Haridwar by Yati Narsinghanand and in Delhi by “Hindu Yuva Vahini”. The petition represented by Sibal calls for an independent, credible and impartial investigation by a special investigation team into hate speech against the Muslim community.
MHA requests another extension to frame the CAA rules
Daily NEWS Summary | 10-01-2022; The Home Ministry (MHA) has requested another extension of the Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha parliamentary committees to frame the rules of the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), 2019, a senior government official said.
- An official from Rajya Sabha confirmed that the ministry had made a request, but that a decision to grant the extension had not yet been made as the chairman of the Subordinate Legislation Committee, Partap Singh Bajwa, was on the move, due to the elections in Punjab. Without the rules that are framed, the Law cannot be applied. The Lok Sabha committee reportedly granted the extension last November, an official said. The committee chair at Lok Sabha is Balashowry Vallabbhaneni of YSR Congres.
- The MHA must make separate requests to the two committees. Previously, he had requested a delay until April 9, 2021 and then July 9, 2021 with the committees to notify the rules, to be published in the India Gazette.
- According to the Parliamentary Work Manual, in case the Ministries / Departments cannot formulate the rules within the prescribed period of six months after the approval of a law, “they must request an extension to the Subordinate Legislation Committee stating the reasons for this ” which cannot exceed three months at a time. However, the last time the extension was granted for six months.
- The CAA was approved by Parliament on December 11, 2019 and received approval from the President on December 12. In January 2020, the ministry notified that the law will enter into force on January 10, 2020.
- The CAA offers religion-based citizenship to six non-Muslim undocumented communities from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh who entered India on or before December 31, 2014. It exempts members of the six communities from any criminal proceedings by under the Aliens Act 1946 and the Passport Act 1920 if they entered India before December 31, 2014.
Novak Djokovic wins case, Australian judge orders release
Daily NEWS Summary | 10-01-2022; An Australian judge has reinstated tennis star Novak Djokovic‘s visa, which was canceled after he arrived last week because he was not vaccinated. Circuit Court Judge Anthony Kelly also ordered the government on January 10 to release Djokovic from Melbourne hotel quarantine within 30 minutes of his ruling.
- Government prosecutor Christopher Tran told the judge after the ruling that Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs Minister Alex Hawke “will consider whether to exercise personal power to overrule “. That would mean Djokovic could be sent off again and could miss the Australian Open, which starts on January 17.
- The Australian government canceled the visa of 34-year-old Djokovic shortly after arriving in Melbourne to play at the Australian Open, as authorities ruled he did not qualify for exemption from the entry requirement of all non-citizens. are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
- Djokovic, who according to court documents is not vaccinated, argued that he did not need proof of vaccination because he had proof that he had been infected with the coronavirus last month. Australian medical authorities have decided that a temporary exemption from the vaccination rule can be granted to people infected with COVID-19 within six months.
- Circuit court judge Anthony Kelly noted that Djokovic had provided Melbourne airport officials with a medical exemption granted to him by Tennis Australia, which hosts the tournament which begins on January 17, and two medical panels.
- Transcripts of Djokovic’s interview with border force officers and his own affidavit revealed a “repeated appeal to the officers with whom he was dealing that, to their knowledge, without contradiction, he had done absolutely everything he knew.” enter Australia, Nick Wood said. Djokovic has been under surveillance in a quarantine hotel in Melbourne since Thursday when his visa was canceled.
- But the judge ordered the world No.1 tennis player to be released from hotel quarantine during his hearing. It was not known where Djokovic had moved during his hearing. He did not appear onscreen in the early hours of the virtual audience. Djokovic’s lawyers have filed 11 grounds of appeal against the cancellation of his visa. Lawyers called the cancellation “seriously illogical”, irrational and legally unreasonable.
- Djokovic is a nine-time Australian Open champion. He holds 20 individual Grand Slam titles, a men’s record he shares with Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal.
Covid Updates: The number of coronavirus cases reported in India stood at 35,759,561 at the time of this report, with the death toll of 484,027.