Calcutta High Court judge launches a contempt case against lawyers, the bar association resolves to boycott his court

The Calcutta High Court’s Justice Rajasekhar Mantha initiated contempt proceedings against a group of unnamed lawyers on Tuesday for “obstructing delivery of justice” in his courtroom the previous day, ostensibly in protest of an order granting “blanket protection” from arrest to BJP’s Nandigram MLA Suvendu Adhikari. As the impasse carried on, a general body meeting…

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Supreme Court – No prohibition on states establishing UCC panels

Supreme Court -The Supreme Court on Monday said the Uttarakhand government was well within its constitutional jurisdiction to set up a committee to examine implementation of the Uniform Civil Code (UCC) in the state, which could bolster BJP-governed states’ efforts towards uniform civil laws for marriage, divorce, adoption, succession, and partition. The PIL filed by…

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