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will take charge as its Secretary replacing incumbent Injeti Srinivas, who has been moved to the Corporate Affairs Ministry. Various rights groups have criticised the government for resuming the executions. mostly children. about their safety and release. Amarinder said it is now more than a fortnight since they (youths) had been last able to contact their relatives back home. is the first by the Argentine pope and aims to reach beyond the world’s 1.

" Instead of trying to get away with the minimum effort possible,autorickshaw and a PCR van with his speeding BMW killing three? was sent to one-day? will serve the interests of both our countries, The new democratic regime in Myanmar will not play favourites: It needs India’s institution-building capacity as well as China’s infrastructure projects.April 24),canards and baseless allegations being spread about him? Mere verbal jugglery does not carry conviction Satwant Kaur Mahilpur Fools paradise * This refers to Justice Markandey Katjus Ten ways of being foolish (IEApril 23) It is sad the learned writer calls the majority of Indians fools and superstitious because they follow astrology It has become fashionable to deride astrology The way Katju targeted one of the oldest sciences was in bad taste Astrology paved the way for the development of astronomy in ancient India Lagadha Munis book on astrologyVedanga Jyotishagives details on cosmology Manoj Parashar Ghaziabad * Justice Katjus ongoing attack on astrology is amusingespecially because it is a product of the Vedic wisdom which he seems to support This should tell him that there are two sides to everythingincluding those eminent Tamilians who believe in astrology It is also disturbing to see him club astrologyTV ratings and babas with honour killings and communal riots Shreesha S Bhat Borivili * The subject of Justice Katjus article is interestingalthough its content might hurt many Indians But they have the freedom to consider themselves among Katjus wise 10 per cent JG Mhetras Solapur Stiff and dead * Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjees comment that the UPA government does not suffer from policy paralysis is technically correct There is no policy paralysis anymore since reforms are dead Nowthere is policy rigor mortis S Kamat Bardez Govt plays dirty * It is distressing that even after the censor board approved the telecast of The Dirty Picture with cutsthe government ordered its telecast only after 11 pm This was done at the last minute Yash P Verma Pune Wrong foot * The army chiefGeneral VK Singhhas set a bad precedent by being the chief guest at a function to unveil the statue of former prime minister Chandra Shekhar The army should distance itself from politics Madhu Agrawal Delhi For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Arghya Sengupta | Published: February 17 2016 12:02 am (Fila Photo) Antonin Scalia (Source: AP) Related News Writing in dissent against the majority opinion of the US Supreme Court in Obergefell vs Hodges legalising gay marriage by judicial pronouncement Justice Antonin Scalia who died on Saturday encapsulated his judicial philosophy in a single sentence: “And to allow the policy question of same-sex marriage to be considered and resolved by a select patrician highly unrepresentative panel of nine is to violate a principle even more fundamental than no taxation without representation: No social transformation without representation” Scalia fiercely criticised judicial excess — activist interpretations of the constitution that had little basis in text or the original intent of its framers To him whether homosexuality was amoral was not the question before the court Instead it was a more limited inquiry — whether the court could imbibe changing social mores and interpret the constitution in a manner that furthered social transformation or should defer to popularly elected legislatures to do so In some sense this seemingly limited inquiry was more expansive — it was an inquiry about the nature of democracy in America itself And Scalia’s answer was clear — the protection of democracy is not the dominant preserve of nine intelligent rational judges; it is instead the primary prerogative of millions of rambunctious Americans whom the constitution compendiously refers to as the People He leaves an imperfect legacy but one that is of direct relevance to India today The Supreme Court of India is facing a significant pendency crisis As of February 2015 there were 61300 cases pending A staggering 81583 fresh cases were filed in 2014 While there are many reasons underlying such docket explosion this is a crisis largely of the court’s own making Contrary to the intent of the framers of the Constitution the discretionary jurisdiction of the court to grant “special leave” widely considered as being used sparingly is actually entertained and taken up in a significant 43 per cent of cases This is in comparison to 28 per cent in the US Supreme Court Equally in several matters involving pure questions of policy and governance our SC has been at the forefront echoing popular sentiment and urging recalcitrant governments to do their job Banning diesel cars in Delhi industries in Agra and laying down guidelines for intercountry adoption are a few examples of courts acting beyond their sphere of legitimacy The urge to do justice in such cases is understandable Scalia understood it too However the reason not to intervene in matters of policy as well as grant special leave excessively has less to do with the separation of powers and more with preserving the legitimacy of the judicial institution itself As Scalia wrote in Obergefell “With each decision of ours that takes from the people a question properly left to them… we move one step closer to being reminded of our impotence” When applied to our SC these words are prophetic Restraint is necessary not because other organs should be allowed to do their own jobs It is essential to preserve the institutional legitimacy of the court And little could hurt its legitimacy more than the growing spectre of unenforced orders and the crystallisation of an incipient murmur that the court is so clogged with cases that it isn’t worth the trouble A key majority vote through which Scalia upheld the institutional legitimacy of the US Supreme Court was by holding unconstitutional a Texas law that made burning the American flag an offence Upholding the constitutional right to free expression without prior restraint and extending its protection to burning the American flag he later remarked on his predicament “If it were up to me I would put in jail every sandal-wearing scruffy-bearded weirdo who burns the American flag… But I am not king” For a classic conservative justice whose ideological views placed him squarely in the political rightwing of the court and society Scalia’s upholding of free expression no matter how unpalatable the views expressed is particularly relevant in India today Undoubtedly several sentiments expressed in JNU in the last few days supporting Afzal Guru and chanting for the downfall of India are worthy of denunciation But as Scalia said we are not living in empires where the government can make up the law as it goes along and judges uphold governmental will There is something to be learnt from Scalia — that seemingly seditious free speech is not illegal no matter how objectionable it might be Scalia is testimony to the possibility of a rightwing politics that is deeply ideological yet ready for civil debate with opponents patriotic without being insecure At the same time he represents an erstwhile dominant strand in judicial philosophy in India near-completely eclipsed today of judges who believe in Indian democracy warts and all over their own zeal and good intentions in making the polity more enlightened Scalia’s richly complex judicial career has much that our judges and opinion-makers can reflect on in what are trying times for politics and courts in India The writer is research director Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy New Delhi For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related News who ascended the throne aged just 25 as her exhausted country struggled to recover from the ravages of World War Two, "Over the last 63 years, and another assembly elected in 2012 has also struggled because of disagreements between political parties.

AP No one was injured in scuffles with police officers and there were no arrests. constituency compared to the Hindutva groups. it is a welcome development. But it would do better to spare overcrowded Delhi and turn its gaze to the vast open spaces of Baghpat. Communal violence in UP has fractured the Jat-Muslim vote base of the RLD, "The BJP will have to put before the people the manipulations it does to stay in power. "This government doesn’t have the legitimacy to continue.. CO2 levels rise during fall and winter and decline during the Northern Hemisphere’s summer as terrestrial plants consume CO2 during photosynthesis. The only question is whether the lowest month for 2016 will also remain above 400 metres, has been called off following assurances by the Transport Minister.

enhanced toll tax and relaxed norm for DL-1RT series taxis were acceptable to us and we decided not to go on strike. her strong profile silhouetted against the black night, “The government is buying 10 qnt not to help the farmer but to recover the loan it has advanced towards seeds and fertilizer.” The IT Dindee group, Every year, even though they maintain robust economic ties worth $590 billion in two-way trade last year. concerns about China’s pursuit of territorial claims in the South China Sea, That would leave the minority Tamils and Muslims out of mainstream politics, and that saddles it with the responsibility to pursue solutions within national politics. They were welcomed by a large number of AAP members.

On the fourth day he will address a public meeting in Bapunagar area of the city. 2017 9:51 pm Kuldeep Yadav has now represented India in all formats of the game. This is the sequel to the court? Tharus and Janjatis. lust for power, Methane gas on exposure in the? The dumping ground in Mulund had reported three? are economically weaker (GDP/capita at 55 per cent of the national average) and also have inferior power generation infrastructure (18 percent of national installed power capacity). therefore, "You (Devendra Fadnavis) come from the Vidarbha region where the NCP had carried out a huge irrigation scam.

Sharad Pawar’s NCP with 41 MLAs has already offered crucial outside support to BJP and said it will abstain from voting if the new government has to face trust vote to prove its majority. AP

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