Kashmir Times editor Anuradha Bhasin in a rejoinder affidavit had earlier sought direction to Jammu and Kashmir administration to produce the orders under which the communications gag was imposed in the region.
“If I know I can be influenced by anybody other than God, then I will be the first person to recuse,” he said, asking the petitioners to provide a satisfactory reason for his recusal
Besides Navlakha, four other rights activists – Varavara Rao, Arun Ferreira, Vernon Gonsalves and Sudha Bharadwaj – are accused in the case.
All three accused have been booked under Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act and other provisions of the IPC by the Pune police which has accused them of inciting caste-based violence at Koregaon Bhima in January, 2018.
The apex court on Monday rejected a PIL filed by a BJP leader and a lawyer, stating that a similar matter is pending in the Madras High Court
The apex court earlier in August had issued a notice to the central government and all the state governments. However, no reply has been filed by any of the respondents till date.
The Bengali poet, educator and activist also has the distinction of being the first woman to graduate with honours in British India. Known for her work in advocating for women's rights, she helped advance feminism in the Indian subcontinent.
Taking the death of a manual scavenger due to inhaling poisonous gas while entering a gutter to clean it, the Gujarat High Court has directed the state government to take action against the chief municipal officer.
The top court on Friday asked Maharashtra government to show evidence against Gautam Navlakha and fixed the next date of hearing on October 15.
Former Finance Minister and senior Congress leader was produced before Special Judge Ajay Kumar Kuhar upon the expiry of his custody on Thursday.
On September 30, CJI Ranjan Gogoi had recused himself from hearing the plea filed by Navlakha, without stating any reasons. Later, on October 1, Justices N V Ramana, R Subhash Reddy and B R Gavai had recused themselves from hearing the matter