There is no proposal to increase the number of Supreme Court judges but steps have been taken to raise the number of judges in the 24 High Courts by 25 per cent, the government informed Lok Sabha on Tuesday.
The three-judge committee, set up to probe the allegations of sexual harassment of a law intern by a recently-retired Supreme Court judge, on Tuesday said that it is focusing on the matter "with all seriousness" and intends to complete the inquiry at the earliest.
Noted jurist and former Supreme
Court judge VR Krishna Iyer has criticised Prime Minister
Manmohan Singh for what he called his `unfeeling indifference`
to Kerala`s request for a country wide ban on Endosulfan.
Vilasrao Deshmukh, who had earlier
come under severe criticism from the Supreme Court for
interdicting police action against a Congress MLA in
Maharashtra, came under further attack from an apex court