Justice Katju tenders unconditional apology in apex court

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Former Supreme Court judge Markandey Katju today tendered unconditional apology for contemptuous remarks in his blog to the apex court which was accepted by it and the contempt proceedings closed. The order was passed by a bench comprising Justices Ranjan Gogoi and U U Lalit which accepted the apology and decided to close the contempt… Read more »

SC issues contempt notice to ex-judge Markandey Katju

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In an unprecedented action, the Supreme Court today issued notice of contempt to its former judge Markandey Katju for using “intemperate” language and “scandalising” judiciary as he appeared before a bench and had heated exchanges with it. A bench comprising justices Ranjan Gogoi, P C Pant and U U Lalit said Katju’s statement in a… Read more »

Ready to appear before SC, but can I do so, asks Katju

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Justice Markandey Katju, summoned by the Supreme Court to explain his criticism of the Soumya case verdict, has said he was ready to do so but wanted the apex court to consider whether Article 124(7) of the Constitution barred him from appearing before it. The Supreme Court had two days ago summoned Katju to appear… Read more »

Notice to Katju on petition agnst his comments on beef ?

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A court here has issued notice to retired Supreme Court judge Justice Markandey Katju on a petition accusing him of having made “objectionable” remarks with regard to consumption of beef in his blog posts. Additional Sessions Judge Shuchi Srivastava passed the order on the review petition of advocate Rakesh Nath Pandey, who alleged that Justice… Read more »

Press Council chief slams sedition charge against cartoonist

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Press Council of India (PCI) chairman Markandey Katju Monday termed the sedition charge against cartoonist Aseem Trivedi as “stupid” and demanded action against politicians and police responsible for arresting the cartoonist. “The charges are stupid and this is not sedition. This is misuse of the state machinery. Those politicians and policemen who have made this… Read more »