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Justice Katju stirs up fresh controversy, says ex-CJI Balakrishnan backed corrupt judge

Last Updated: Monday, August 11, 2014, 18:14

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.

States callous in dealing with silicosis, says NHRC

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 13:10

The National Human Rights Commission chairman K.G. Balakrishnan Friday expressed concern over the callousness of the states in dealing with the problems of people affected with silicosis.

Katju slammed by legal luminaries for attack on ex-CJIs

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 20:10

Former Supreme Court judge Markandey Katju, who stirred a controversy by levelling allegations against three ex-Chief Justices of India on the issue of an alleged corrupt judge, on Tuesday came under criticism from legal luminaries who said it was "unbecoming" of a former apex court judge.

Katju expose: Govt says keen to appoint national judicial commission

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 13:06

Taking note of the concerns raised by retired Supreme Court Justice Markandey Katju, the Centre announced that it will work towards setting up of a national judicial commission.

Katju takes the fight forward, poses 6 questions to Justice Lahoti

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 10:23

Despite facing questions on the timing of his expose on political interference in judicial appointments, former Supreme Court judge Markandey Katju appears to have decided to fight it out.

Media role in promoting human rights culture important: Balakrishnan

Last Updated: Thursday, December 19, 2013, 13:45

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.

All states must constitute rights panels: NHRC chief

Last Updated: Saturday, November 16, 2013, 15:42

Despite repeated requests, several states are yet to constitute panels to deal with the human rights violations, NHRC Chairman Justice KG Balakrishnan said on Saturday.

NHRC chairman favours health as fundamental right

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 06, 2013, 23:09

National Human Rights Commission chairman KG Balakrishnan on Wednesday advocated for the inclusion of the right to health in the list of fundamental rights.

NHRC to look into cases of Muzaffarnagar riots

Last Updated: Monday, September 09, 2013, 16:42

The National Human Rights Commission will look into cases of communal riots in Muzaffarnagar once the situation returns to normal, NHRC Chairperson KG Balakrishnan said.

Centre rejects plea for Prez Ref against Balakrishnan

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 12, 2013, 17:34

The Centre has turned down an NGO`s plea for a Presidential Reference for removal of National Human Rights Commission chairperson KG Balakrishnan over allegations of misconduct.

Student streaks in Kochi demanding NHRC chief`s resignation

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 18, 2012, 11:01

A city law college student streaked along the busy MG Road in the heart of the city, demanding the resignation of NHRC chairman Justice KG Balakrishnan.

`Change of mindset needed to curb honour killings`

Last Updated: Thursday, September 06, 2012, 16:51

NHRC chairman Justice KG Balakrishnan on Thursday sought a change in the social mindset.