A day after his controversial remarks terming Muslim personal law "unjust", Press Council of India (PCI) chairman Markandey Katju today said he was not against any religion but was speaking up against injustice.
A British World Cup ticketing executive who allegedly took part in a scam to sell millions of dollars` worth of fraudulent tickets was ordered to be released from prison yesterday while awaiting trial in Brazil.
Madras High Court today allowed a 19-year-old girl of Rajasthan origin from Coimbatore, who apprehended honour killing by her family, to go with her husband in the light of her categorical statement in court that she wanted to live with him.
A group of educationists and intellectuals came out in support of former Supreme Court judge Justice AK Ganguly, claiming that he was a victim of a conspiracy to make him resign as the chairperson of West Bengal Human Rights Commission.
As allegations of "unwelcome behaviour" against retired Supreme Court judges - two have surfaced so far - are denting the institution`s moral authority, an informal in-house mechanism is required to determine the veracity of such allegations and a single yardstick should be applied for any probes into the charges, eminent lawyers say.
Rubbishing retired justice AK Ganguly`s contention that West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee did not want him to continue as state human rights panel chief after some decisions taken by him went against her government, ruling Trinamool Congress MP Sougata Roy said Ganguly`s claims were not borne out by facts.
The Central government has cleared the proposal for Presidential reference for ex-Supreme Court judge Asok Kumar Ganguly`s removal as head of WBHRC in connection with sexual harassment allegations made against him by a law intern.
Former Supreme Court judge, AK Ganguly, indicted over sexually harassing a law intern, came under attack from noted jurist Harish Salve who charged him with "casting aspersions" by accusing her of acting at somebody`s behest.
The government is likely to send a Presidential reference to Supreme Court for conducting a probe into the allegation of sexual harassment against Justice (retd) AK Ganguly after the Attorney General has endorsed it.
A Kolkata-based NGO has written to Delhi Police Commissioner BS Bassi requesting him to register an FIR against former Supreme Court judge Justice Ashok Kumar Ganguly in the case of alleged sexual harassment of a law intern.