Last week at CLPR – 30th April to 5th May 2018

May 9, 2018 | Kruthika R

Last week at CLPR – 30th April to 5th May 2018

CLPR:

In association with Alternative Law ForumAmnesty India, CIEDS Collective, Enfold IndiaHidden PocketsPUCL, Prochild Coalition, Campaign Against Death Penalty for Child Rape and SICHREM, CLPR organised a town hall meeting on 5th May 2018 at the Jain University Auditorium to discuss the Criminal Law (Amendment) Ordinance 2018.

SCO:

  • On Day 36 of the Aadhaar Act case, K.K. Vengupal argued that Aadhaar Bill was correctly passed as a Money Bill. He also clarified that the Union would follow the Supreme Court’s directions in not mandating the linking of Aadhaar card and SIM card. Mr. Shyam Divan resorted to a UIDAI technical paper to explain the extent of surveillance which the Aadhaar Programme is capable of.
  • The Supreme Court of India in April 2018 delivered significant judgments and held hearings on other matters.
  • Two ‘Court by Numbers’ were put up on the website:
  1. In 2017, the Supreme Court struck down a statute or a part of a statute as being unconstitutional in 5 cases.
  2. 57 is the total number of reported Review Petitions in the Supreme Court since its inception. The review petition filed by Centre and States in Kashinath Mahajan v Maharashtra will be 58th Review Petition decision by the Supreme Court.
  • We highlighted 2 opinion pieces under the ‘Beyond the Court’ section.
  1. Anup Surendranth, Aparna Chandra, Suchindran Baskar Naryan write on the Centre-Collegium controversy in a piece titled – Ball’s in Supreme Court.
  2. Rohan Venkaramakrishnan of the Scroll writes on the Centre’s flip-flop on the Aadhaar-SIM linking issue.

CADIndia:

  • Assembly Member of the Week: R.K. Shanmukhan Chetty was a Constituent Assembly member from the Madras constituency. He was independent India’s first Finance Minister and remembered for delivering the budget speech on 26thNovember 1947.

Kruthika R

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