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Protest, rumours and speculation — row erupts over transfer of high court judges

HC lawyers in Delhi to stay away from work tomorrow to protest the transfer of Justice S. Muralidhar, the third senior-most judge of the Delhi HC.
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Court directs Delhi govt to file status report on prosecution of Kanhaiya in sedition case

The court also directed Delhi Police to send a reminder to the govt seeking requisite sanctions to prosecute former JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar.
Justice S Muralidhar

SC proposes transfer of Justice Muralidhar, known for ‘bold verdicts’, from Delhi HC

Justice S. Muralidhar has given verdicts in a number of important cases, including the 1984 anti-Sikh riots case and the Hashimpura massacre case.
Bombay High Court | Commons

‘Not only forgery but clumsy one’ — Bombay HC judge orders probe into fake order in his name

Justice Gautam Patel of Bombay High Court says the forged order was part of a succession petition and sought to be used for 2 bank deposits worth Rs 51 lakh.
Women Army Officers outside the Supreme Court in New Delhi on 17 February

Sex stereotypes no basis for denying equal opportunity to women in Army: What Supreme Court said

The Supreme Court granted women Army officers permanent commission and pulled up the government for discriminating based on gender. Read the full judgment here.
Supreme Court lawyer Sanjay Hegde | ThePrint

Lawyer in 2002 riots & lynching cases, Sanjay Hegde to head Shaheen Bagh talks team

When SC appointed him to head the team tasked with outreach to Shaheen Bagh protesters, Sanjay Hegde was caught off-guard.
The four men convicted for the 16 December 2012 Delhi gangrape | Image: Arindam Mukherjee | ThePrint

December 2012 gangrape convicts to hang on 3 March as Delhi court issues fresh death warrant

The execution of the four men convicted in the 16 December 2012 gangrape and murder case was delayed twice due to pending mercy petitions.
Delhi University's Gargi College

Delhi HC issues notice to Centre, CBI on PIL seeking probe into Gargi molestation incident

On 6 February, a group of men gatecrashed Gargi college's cultural fest and molested and harassed students, who claimed security officials stood watching.
The Supreme Court in New Delhi| Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

SC grants permanent commission to women officers in Army, hits out at ‘gender stereotype’

SC asks Modi govt to grant permanent commission to women officers with retrospective effect. The verdict will not apply to combat roles.

‘Not allowing protests hurts India’s unity’: Read Bombay HC’s full judgment in anti-CAA protest case

The Bombay High Court quashed a lower court's order that barred an anti-CAA protest from taking place, saying people have right to express themselves under Article 19.

On Camera

US President Donald Trump

Trump is mistaken if he thinks Gujarat grand spectacle is actually for him

US President Donald Trump must be thinking he is the world’s first leader to have such a huge rally organised for himself outside his country.

T20 World Cup: What can women’s cricket do to enjoy the popularity of men’s cricket?

The 7th edition of the ICC T20 Women’s World Cup has begun in Australia, but much of the conversation is still around the number of viewers tuning in.

Defence

Representational image of Kandla Port, Gujarat | Photo: Commons

Chinese ship carrying suspected cargo to Pakistan allowed to leave, equipment held back

The ship was detained at Gujarat's Kandla Port for allegedly mis-declaring an autoclave, which can be used to launch ballistic missiles, as an industrial ‘dryer’.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

How one big India-US deal gave us six big gains to cheer — including decimation of Left

To think the India-US nuclear deal was about a bilateral relationship or energy is to miss the point. It had much larger implications.