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While CJI Dipak Misra, Justices Khanwilkar and Sikri insisted on ‘collaborative federal structure’, Justice Chandrachud underlined the importance of ‘constitutional morality’.
Law and rules framed by any of the States or the Central Government running counter to the direction shall remain in abeyance to the aforesaid extent.
Senior Advocate Indira Jaising told the Court that merely issuing advisories to states was not sufficient and the Union of India ‘couldn’t just run away from its duty’ of protecting its citizens.
Alterations to the FCRA avail grounds to ‘foreign companies, lobby groups and wealthy individuals’ to exert influence over Indian politics and democracy vis-à-vis corruption, the PIL claims.
Inquiry got halted due to its chairperson Justice S.J. Vazifdar and one of the member, Justice T.Vaiphei retired on May 2, 2018, and March 1, 2018, respectively.
Deepika Singh Rajawat says J&K Police should be allowed to do its investigation properly.
It was submitted before the court that more than 40,000 appeals/complaints were pending for adjudication in the CIC and SICs, threreby frustrating the very object of the Right to Information Act, 2005.
The bureaucrats were under scanner for their alleged involvement in high-voltage corruption cases.
Union Government issues notification
The petition has been jointly filed by noted RTI activists Anjali Bhardwaj, Commodore Lokesh K Batra (Retd) and Amrita Johri.
Had there been a provision in the prison manual for such circumstances, this would not have arisen, says lawyer-activist from Nagpur.
Condemning the arrest of five human rights activists, professors and lawyers in connection with the Bhima-Koregaon.