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Supreme Court can use Sabarimala to clarify & limit its powers on review petitions

Supreme Court can use Sabarimala to clarify & limit its powers on review petitions

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Updates from : the Print : Supreme Court should be wary of the increasing role that review petitions threaten to play in our jurisprudence. The saga over Sabarimala continues to unfold. Rather than engaging with the interesting arguments on either side of the constitutional question, the response to the Supreme Court verdict has been troubling. This is not only because some have encouraged non-implementation of the decision, but also because otherwise thoughtful commentators have suggested that the protests following the verdict somehow expose its faults. This logic is fallacious. The legal merits of a judicial verdict do not turn on its popularity but rather on its reasons. We can, however, expect arguments of this kind to continue being made, for the issue is swiftly taking on
Won’t let LDF govt crush people’s faith with impunity: Amit Shah

Won’t let LDF govt crush people’s faith with impunity: Amit Shah

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Updates from : the Hindu : BJP stands firmly with every Ayyappa devotee, says the party president Bharatiya Janata Party president Amit Shah on Tuesday termed the Pinarayi Vijayan government’s handling of the situation in Sabarimala as “disappointing” and accused the Keralagovernment of treating Ayyappa pilgrims as “Gulag inmates” and making them spend nights next to “pig droppings”. Asserting that his party stands firmly with every Ayyappa devotee who holds the Sabarimala tradition close to his heart, the BJP President said his party will not let the LDF “crush people’s faith with impunity”. In a series of tweets, Mr. Shah said, “If several reports of flushing resting places for devotees and them having to spend nights next to pig droppings and dustbin are true, then Pinar
French govt. didn’t guarantee Rafale deal, Centre tells SC

French govt. didn’t guarantee Rafale deal, Centre tells SC

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Updates from : the Hindu : ‘Letter of Comfort’ given by Paris is good enough, says Attorney-General The Centre admitted in the Supreme Court on Wednesday that there was no sovereign guarantee from the French government on the deal for 36 Rafale jets in case the manufacturer, Dassault Aviation, defaults. Sovereign guarantee is a promise by a government to discharge the liability of a third person in case of his default. ‘No legal validity’ Attorney-General K.K. Venugopal said there was a “Letter of Comfort” from France, which was as good as a sovereign guarantee. The petitioners countered that such a letter had no legal validity. ALSO READ Rafale deal: Why CCS nod came later? The Law Ministry had raised the lack of a sovereign guarantee as a key “problem” ass
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