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K.G. Balakrishnan

IT Report Says Former CJI Balakrishnan’s Family Members Hid Crores Of Income

Feb 15, 2017 Outlook Web Bureau

NGO Common Cause had moved the Supreme Court for an independent investigation against former Chief Justice of India KG Balakrishnan.


'There Was No Use Informing Justice Balakrishnan'

Justice Kapadia's claim that he did not bring any corrupt Judge to the Supreme Court, has to be qualified by at least one instance where he (or rather the Collegium of which he was a member) almost succeeded.

'For Valid And Compelling Reasons'

Jun 17, 2014 K.G. Balakrishnan

The power to remove Governors, the Supreme Court Constitution Bench held in 2010, 'cannot be exercised in an arbitrary, capricious or unreasonable manner. The power will have to be exercised in rare and exceptional circumstances'


'For Valid And Compelling Reasons'

The power to remove Governors 'cannot be exercised in an arbitrary, capricious or unreasonable manner. The power will have to be exercised in rare and exceptional circumstances'

04 April, 2011

'Make A Reference To The Supreme Court'

Prashant Bhushan

Letters to the President and Prime Minister of India asking them to make inquiries and initiate steps for removal of Justice Balakrishnan on multiple charges of serious misconduct from the post of chairmanship of the NHRC


08 March, 2010

In The Line Of Fire

K.G. Balakrishnan

Full text of the CJI speech, being projected as controversial in which he said that due regard must be given to the personal autonomy of rape victims "since in some cases the victim may choose to marry the perpetrator or choose to give birth to a chi


31 January, 2010

'Become Familiar'

K.G. Balakrishnan

"Democratic values such as ‘freedom of speech and expression’, ‘freedom of association’ and the ‘freedom to pursue an occupation, business, profession or trade’ need to be protected in the online domain as well"


17 December, 2008

Achtung! Tread Carefully

K.G. Balakrishnan

'...Instead of offering a considered response to the growth of terrorism, a country may resort to questionable methods such as permitting indefinite detention of terror suspects, the use of coercive interrogation techniques and the denial of the righ


10 April, 2008

Judgment Summary I

K.G. Balakrishnan

Summary of the judgement by the chief justice of India in Ashoka Kumar Thakur Vs. Union of India and Ors


08 April, 2007

Natural & Desirable Tension

K.G. Balakrishnan

'The application of judicial review to determine constitutionality of the legislation and to review the executive decision sometimes creates tension between the judge and the legislative and executive branch. Such tension is natural and to some exten


24 January, 2006

2. Rameshwar Prasad & Ors Versus Union of India & Anr

K.G. Balakrishnan

Dissenting minority judgment: 'I find myself unable to agree with the decision on point No. 2 formulated in the judgment. On all other points, I gratefully adopt the exposition of law and agree with the decision proposed by the learned Chief Justice.


Photo Gallery

Opposition parties' MPs protest over suspension of 12 Rajya Sabha MP's during the Winter Session of Parliament, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/Manvender Vashist

Ground staff uses an air blower to dry the wet areas of the field at Wankhede Stadium before the start of 2nd test cricket match between India and New Zealand, in Mumbai.

PTI Photo/Shashank Parade

India's Ashwini Ponnappa, left, and Siki N. Reddy compete against England's Chloe Birch and Lauren Smith during their women's doubles badminton group stage match at the BWF World Tour Finals in Nusa Dua, Bali,...

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India's Lakshya Sen competes against Denmark's Viktor Axelsen during their men's singles badminton group stage match at the BWF World Tour Finals in Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia.

AP Photo/Dita Alangkara

Opposition parties' MPs protest over suspension of 12 Rajya Sabha MP's during the Winter Session of Parliament, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/Manvender Vashist
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