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New Delhi: Expression of views that are different from government opinion cannot be termed “sedition”, the Supreme Court said today, dismissing a petition against Jammu and Kashmir MP Farooq Abdullah. “Expression of views which are dissent and different from government opinion cannot be termed as seditious,” said the top court. The petitioner, said the Supreme Court, failed to substantiate his allegation that Farooq Abdullah had sought the help of China and Pakistan against India on Article…

“I wanted to marry her. But she refused. Now I cannot, as I am already married” The Chief Justice of India SA Bobde asked a government servant accused of repeatedly raping a minor girl whether he would marry the survivor. The Court was hearing an appeal against a verdict of the Aurangabad Bench of the Bombay High Court by which an order of the Sessions Court granting the appellant anticipatory bail was set aside. When…

Srinagar: Challenging the high court verdict of scrapping the Roshni Act conferring proprietary rights to occupants of state land, Jammu and Kashmir’s former chief secretary Mohammed Shafi Pandit on Wednesday filed a special leave petition before the Supreme Court. On October 9, JK High Court declared the Roshni Act “illegal, unconstitutional and unsustainable” and ordered a CBI probe into the allotment of the land under this law. In a statement, Pandit, a 1969 batch IAS…

Indian stand-up comedian Kunal Kamra, who’s presently facing charges of contempt over his tweets which criticised the Indian Supreme Court, today took to Twitter to say that he would neither ‘retract his posts nor apologise for them.’ Kamra had taken a jibe at the Indian Supreme Court for granting TV anchor Arnab Goswami a reprieve after his arrest in an abetment to suicide case. “I don’t intend to retract my tweets or apologise for them.…

Srinagar: J&K People’s Conference (JKPC) has filed a plea in the Supreme Court seeking early hearing on a batch of petitions challenging Centre’s last year August 5 decisions. The application stated that the petitioners have made out a very strong prima facie case and the issues raised are being considered by a Constitution Bench of this Hon’ble Court. “Notwithstanding the foregoing, pending the final hearing of these petitions challenging the abrogation of the special status…