Supreme Court declined to immediately stop the survey of the Gyanvapi mosque in Varanasi and agreed to list a plea against the Allahabad High Court order
A bench of Justices DY Chandrachud and Surya Kant said postponement of the examination would create chaos and uncertainty and would affect the larger section of students, who have registered for the examination
The Supreme Court on Wednesday admitted a writ petition against the initial public offering (IPO) of Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) that got over early this week.
A bench headed by Chief Justice N.V. Ramana and comprising Justices Surya Kant and Hima Kohli said till the review of the sedition provision by the Centre is complete, the governments should not use the sedition provision.
The top court has been hearing a clutch of pleas challenging the validity of the law on sedition which has been under intense public scrutiny for its alleged misuse to settle political scores by various governments.
On April 21, the Supreme Court had strongly objected to some statements made by the Union Home Secretary, in an affidavit on honouring assurance made to Portugal during Abu Salem's extradition, saying the judiciary does not need "lecturing" from the Home Secretary in the matter.
The Supreme Court on Wednesday expressed concern at the pendency of criminal appeals in some high courts for a period between 30-40 years, and sought a report from the high courts where pendency is high.
The top court further directed the Centre to make public the data on adverse events of Covid-19 vaccination.
The top court dealt with a question "whether the degree granted by the foreign institute even in respect of clinical training is binding on the appellant and the student has to be provisionally registered".
A bench of Justices Hemant Gupta and V. Ramasubramanian noted that there is no evidence, at any given point of time, that the structure was being used as a mosque.
Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, representing the Centre, submitted before a bench headed by Chief Justice N.V. Ramana that the reply on the petitions is almost ready and sought two days to finalise before filing it in the court.
Later, police had arrested Ashish in the case. The Lucknow Bench of the Allahabad HC had granted regular bail to him and opined that the present case was one of "accident by hitting with the vehicle".
After a detailed hearing in the matter, the top court said it wants affidavits from the petitioners on the notices if served, and counter-affidavits and till then status quo order will continue till further orders.
SC Orders Stay On Demolition Drive In Delhi Jahangirpuri
The Chief Justice directed status quo on the demolition drive and agreed to list the matter for hearing on Thursday before an appropriate bench.