Creamy layer cannot be applied to deny benefits of quota in pramotion, Centre to Supreme Court

NEW DELHI: A court verdict of 2006 had held that the ‘creamy layer’ concept cannot be applied to SC/ST persons for promotions in government jobs. The apex court had on July 11 refused to pass any interim order against its 2006 verdict and said that a five-judge bench would first see whether it needs to be examined by a seven-judge bench or not.

Attorney General KK Venugopal had said that the stigma and imprint of backwardness and caste remains with SC/ST community for centuries even if some of them have come up.

The AG’s statement was in response to the Supreme Court’s question whether affluent people among SC/ST can be denied quota benefits in promotion by applying creamy layer principle?

Even a well-off person of SC/ST community cannot marry from a higher caste. The fact that some persons have become affluent does not take away the imprint of caste and backwardness,” he said.

Supreme Court directs Police, to take strict action against Kanwariya vandalism

NEW DELHI: Surpreme Court announced to take strict action by the police, against who are responsible for erupting violence and breaching laws after videos showcasing vehicles being vandalised by Kanwariyas across Northern states went viral on social media on Friday.

Earlier this week, various incidents of vandalism and unlawful activities by Kanwariyas were being reported from various parts of the country.

Attorney General KK Venugopal while drawing attention to the vandalism caused by the Kanwad yatris said, “Kanwariyas are overturning vehicles in Delhi. In India, there is a riot every week. Marathas in Bombay, SC/ST Agitation, a group even threatened to cut-off the nose of an actress during protests against Padmavat movie. It goes on and on. Police has not registered FIR.”

A three-judge bench of the apex court, headed by Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra, and comprising Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud, reiterated an earlier verdict, which stated that videography of every procession should have to be made.

Justice Chandrachud, who was the Chief Justice of the Allahabad High Court before his elevation to the apex court, referred to traffic congestion on the road between Varanasi and Allahabad during ‘kanwar yatra’, the annual pilgrimage in which Shiva devotees usually travel in groups.

“Half portion of the highway between Allahabad to Varanasi is blocked and it takes five hours to reach Allahabad from Varanasi,” the judge observed.

Centre pay back to Supreme Court, to Refrain from Making Comments

DELHI: The Central government hit back to Supreme Court after the Apex Court asked the government’s opinion multiple times while hearing PIL’s.

The government told The Supreme Court that it should refrain from making remarks against the governance since India as a country has major problems and the court while dealing with one issue should think from government’s opinion.

The centre give back after reproached multiple times recently by a bench headed by Justice Madan B Lokur while hearing PILs.

Appearing for the government, Attorney General KK Venugopal made references to the newspaper headlines based on the observations made by this bench, and said that judges may not know every aspect of every problem when they choose to make comments on the government.

Days after days I have been reading your observations. But a judge may not be knowing all aspects of all the problems,” he said to the bench comprising of Justice Madan B Lokur, Justices SA Nazeer and Deepak Gupta.

The top court said it was at least “solving problems”  and was in no way “criticising the government.