Bombay high court questions Maharashtra government on its action against political vandalism
PTI | February 4, 2010
Reacting to the Bombay high court's observations on the Thackerays, former IPS officer Julio Rebeiro told Governance Now that the rule of law must be upheld by the government. When it wasn't done, it amounted to bad governance and forced people to approach the court.
He said: "This application was filed almost a year back. After that the court has been conducting the case on its own. Now the government has to file an affidavit and answer in the court. If they had answered ordinary citizens we didnt have to go to court.
"The rule of law has to be upheld. If laws are not upheld and not implemented we have poor governance. It is the duty of the government to implement the laws. The problem is the government does not do so, so what do we do? The laws are good, but are not implement and for that reason we have problems in our country."
The court had asked the Maharashtra government on Wednesday as to whether it found any evidence of involvement of top leaders of Shiv Sena, MNS and Congress in incidents of political vandalism in the state in recent past.
"Have you prosecuted Bal Thackeray and Uddhav Thackeray? Have you prosecuted Raj Thackeray? Narayan Rane?," asked the division bench of acting Chief Justice J N Patel and Justice B R Gawai.
The bench asked the additional chief secretary of home ministry to file an affidavit in this regard within two weeks.
The court's direction came during hearing on a PIL based on letter written by former IPS officer Julio Rebeiro.
The Moral Contagion By Julia Hauser and Sarnath Banerjee HarperCollins, 140 pages, Rs 699 The world has lar
Addressing the Viksit Bharat Viksit Uttar Pradesh program in Lucknow on Monday, prime minister Narendra Modi launched 14,000 projects across the state, worth more than Rs 10 lakh crore at the fourth groundbreaking ceremony of UP Global Investors Summit held in February 2023. The projects relate to sectors
During the four days from Feb 16, more than a thousand birdwatchers throughout India are coming together with the goal of documenting as many birds as possible across the country’s diverse locations. Over one lakh birdwatchers globally participate in the annual Great Backyard Bird Coun
The Central Consumer Protection Authority has sought public comments on the ‘Draft Guidelines for Prevention of Misleading Advertisement in Coaching Sector’. The draft guidelines are placed on the website of the Department of Consumer Affairs and are accessible through the link:
In a landmark judgment, the Supreme Court of India has held the anonymous, unregulated and unlimited funding through electoral bonds and companies as unconstitutional. The five-judge Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court comprising chief justice DY Chandrachud and justices Sanjiv Khanna, B
The world is at the cusp of a revolution based on Industry 4.0 and green technologies, including AI, big data, IoT, EVs, solar power, etc., which offer developing countries the opportunity to leapfrog into economic prosperity. However, India’s gross expenditure on R&D (GERD) still stands at a mea