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Posted on 01.12.17 by

Judicial Relevance of Parliamentary Report: Summary of Arguments

A five-Judge Bench was constituted in the Supreme Court to adjudge the judicial relevance of a Parliamentary Standing Committee Report (PSCR) in the case of Kalpana Mehta v UOI. The Bench consisting of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justices A.M. Khanwilkar, D.Y. Chandrachud, A.K. Sikri and Ashok Bhushan and started listening to arguments on 12.10.2017. The arguments from the respondents, represented by… Read More

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Posted on 01.11.17 by

Judicial Relevance of Parliamentary Report: Day 6 Arguments

On 01.11.2017, hearings in Judicial Relevance of Parliamentary Report – Kalpana Mehta vs UoI – case continued for the 6th day, before the five-judge bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justices A.M. Khanwilkar, D.Y. Chandrachud, A.K. Sikri and Ashok Bhushan The day began with Mr Anand Grover emphasizing that limited reliance on a PSCR did not violate Parliamentary privileges. Justice Ashok Bhushan… Read More

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Posted on 31.10.17 by

Judicial Relevance of Parliamentary Report : Day 5 Arguments

On 31.10.2017, the fifth day of hearings in Judicial Relevance of Parliamentary Report [Kalpana Mehta vs UOI] continued before the five-judge bench comprising of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justices A.M. Khanwilkar, D.Y. Chandrachud, A.K. Sikri and Ashok Bhushan. The day’s proceeding began with Mr Colin Gonsalves arguing that uncontested parts of PSCR could be relied on by courts. He distinguished this… Read More

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Posted on 27.10.17 by

Judicial Relevance of Parliamentary Report: Day 4 Arguments

On 26.10.2017, the fourth day of hearings in Kalpana Mehta vs UOI continued before the five judge bench. The day’s proceedings began with arguments from Attorney General, K.K. Venugopal. He submitted that PSCR couldn’t be relied upon by courts as it would violate Separation of Power which is a basic feature of the Constitution. Chief… Read More

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Posted on 26.10.17 by

Judicial Relevance of Parliamentary Reports : Day 3 Arguments

On 25.10.2017, the third day of hearings in Kalpana Mehta vs UOI continued before the five-judge bench comprising of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justices A.M. Khanwilkar, D.Y. Chandrachud, A.K. Sikri and Ashok Bhushan. Mr Harish Salve began by reiterating that under the Indian Constitutional Scheme, the Parliamentary Standing Committee Report (PSCR) could not be used by the courts except for two… Read More

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Posted on 26.10.17 by

Judicial Relevance of Parliamentary Report : Day 2 Arguments

On 24.10.2017, the second day of hearings in Kalpana Mehta v UOI continued before the 5 Judge bench comprising of  Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justices A.M. Khanwilkar, D.Y. Chandrachud, A.K. Sikri and Ashok Bhushan. Mr. Harish Salve appearing for the respondents, continued the argument that Parliamentary Standing Committee Report (PSCR) can’t be relied upon by the Apex Court. He argued that as… Read More

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Posted on 13.10.17 by

Judicial Relevance of Parliamentary Report: Day 1 Arguments

On 12.10.2017, hearings in Kalpana Mehta v UOI commenced before the 5 Judge Constitutional Bench comprising of the Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justices A.M. Khanwilkar, D.Y. Chandrachud, A.K. Sikri and Ashok Bhushan. Senior Advocate Harish Salve representing the respondents began by taking the Court through the Reference Order and reading the relevant portions. Mr Salve’s submissions rested on the following two principles. The first… Read More