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Hashimpura’s long wait for justice

“I don’t know why Allah saved me! Perhaps, I was spared to seek justice for my brothers and myself,” reflects Mohammad Usman, as he gently limps towards a small shop owned by his friend, on the road leading to Hashimpura. Nestled in the bustling city of Meerut, in Uttar Pradesh, residents in Hashimpura now recall…

Manipur’s women march, urge an end to mob ‘justice’

For many nights over the past month, Manipur has been witnessing torch light processions in the valley districts, with the mostly women marchers demanding among other things an end to mob violence directed at those accused of crimes. Over the last few years, at least three persons in Manipur, and two in neighbouring Nagaland, have…

Trump apologizes to Brett Kavanaugh for ‘pain and suffering’ he says...

Read full storySusan Walsh/APRetired Justice Anthony Kennedy, right, ceremonially swears-in Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, as President Donald Trump looks on, in the East Room of the White House in Washington, October 8, 2018. Ashley Kavanaugh holds the Bible and daughters Margaret, left, and Liza, look on.President Donald Trump apologized to Justice Brett Kavanaugh and…

New SC roster: CJI, Justice Lokur to hear PILs

The Supreme Court on Wednesday published a new roster for the Public Interest Litigation (PIL) petition cases to be heard by a Bench headed by Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi as also by a Bench headed by Justice Madan B Lokur, second seniormost judge of the court.Besides PIL pleas and letter petitions, the…

Justice Ranjan Gogoi, first from northeast, sworn-in as Chief Justice of...

NEW DELHI: Justice Ranjan Gogoi, who on Wednesday sworn in as the 46th Chief Justice of India, is the first person from the Northeast to reach the top position of judiciary and will have a tenure of a little over 13 months before retiring on November 17, 2019. He succeeds Justice Dipak Misra who demitted…

Justice Ranjan Gogoi to be sworn in as Chief Justice of...

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: October 3, 2018 8:47:56 am Justice Ranjan Gogoi will be sworn in as the 46th Chief Justice of India today Justice Ranjan Gogoi is all set to take over as Chief Justice of India on Tuesday. He will be sworn in by President Ram Nath Kovind…

Create an equal, free society: Justice Gogoi

What we wear, eat, say, read and think are no longer “small and insignificant” questions about our personal lives. They have become issues which “cut and divide us.” They make us hate and despise those who are different, Chief Justice of India-designate Justice Ranjan Gogoi said on Monday in the Supreme Court.He was speaking at…

Aadhaar programme reduces a person to 12 digits, says Justice Chandrachud

Justice D.Y. Chandrachud, who wrote the lone dissenting opinion declaring Aadhaar unconstitutional, held that the unique identity scheme reduces a person to a 12-digit number.Justice Chandrachud observed, “If the requirement of Aadhaar is made mandatory for every benefit or service which the government provides, it is impossible to live in contemporary India without Aadhaar.”“The legitimate…

Aadhaar verdict live updates | Aadhaar Act as Money Bill a...

A Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court, led by Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra has upheld the validity of Aadhaar but with riders. It was struck down Section 57 that allows private entities to seek Aadhaar data, but has allowed the unique number to be used for government schemes and subsidies. The five-judge Bench, also comprised…

Nuns in Kerala are taking on the influential Catholic Church for...

It is a historic protest even in a state like Kerala, which saw over 100 hartals last year. Clad in their dark brown habit and black veil, a group of nuns sit on a platform in a tent put up near the High Court of Kerala, seemingly immune to the sweltering heat of Kochi. Speaker…

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