Stoking a fresh controversy, Press Council of India Chairperson Justice Markandey Katju on Monday alleged that the then Chief Justice of India (CJI) K G Balakrishnan had pushed for the elevation of a Madras High Court judge with "bad reputation" to the Supreme Court.
Former Chief Justice of India, Justice KG Balakrishnan, on Thursday appealed to and urged the media to play a more active and significant role in promoting human rights culture across all spectrum of society.
A SC judge recused himself from hearing the petition filed by former Punjab and Haryana High Court judge Nirmal Yadav seeking quashing of proceedings against her in the 2008 cash-at- judge`s door case.
The Gujarat government has promised that meetings of the state vigilance committee to review implementation of laws for protection of rights of SCs/ STs would be held regularly, NHRC Chairperson KG Balakrishnan.
The SC reserved its order on a plea for its direction to the Centre to take action against NHRC Chairman and former CJI KG Balakrishnan for his alleged misconduct during his tenure as apex court judge.