The observations assume significance in view the recent decision of the Uttar Pradesh administration to prosecute people under the National Security Act.
A bench headed by Justice DY Chandrachud will be hearing a plea seeking oxygen cylinders, essential medicines, and extra medical staff to Maharashtra hospitals by the Central government.
The apex court granted him liberty to approach appropriate forum challenging his arrest or any other relief and disposed of the plea filed by Kerala Union of Working Journalists (KUWJ).
“The Union of India shall clarify in its affidavit the basis and rationale adopted in regard to the pricing of vaccines,” said the bench headed by Justice D Y Chandrachud
The top court said there should be no political bickering over the generation of oxygen by Vedanta as the country is facing a national crisis.
“Between protecting environment and protecting human life, we must lean in favour of protecting human life,” Solicitor General Tushar Mehta said.
Says situation is like national emergency, seeks details on oxygen, drug supply and vaccination
Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, appearing for Uttar Pradesh said the state government has issued several directions and taken adequate precaution on the issue.
The ISRO spy case surfaced in 1994 when Narayanan was arrested on charges of espionage along with another senior official of ISRO, two Maldivian women and a businessman.
A bench headed by Chief Justice S.A. Bobde asked all state governments, which have been party in the case, to submit their response.
HC panel was dealing with a batch of writ petitions against the government’s action in reducing the reservation percentages for OBCs in Local Body Elections from 34% to 22%
A bench of the Apex Court, headed by Justice Rohinton Fali Nariman, also slapped a fine of Rs 50,000 on him for filing the frivolous petition before it and misusing the SC's precious time
According to Supreme Court sources, many staff members of the top court are believed to be infected with COVID-19. The top court premises, including courtrooms, are getting sanitised and benches will sit one hour late from the scheduled time.
Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, appearing for the Centre, said the victims' kin have consented for compensation of Rs 10 crore above the ex-gratia amount already paid in the case.
The top court said: "Therefore, it is not possible to grant the interim relief prayed for. However, it is made clear that the Rohingyas in Jammu, on whose behalf the present application is filed, shall not be deported unless the procedure prescribed for such deportation is followed."
The committee comprises four members: Bhupinder Singh Mann, National President, Bharatiya Kisan Union and All India Kisan Coordination Committee; Dr. Parmod Kumar Joshi, Agricultural Economist, Director for South Asia
A bench of Chief Justice SA Bobde and Justices AS Bopanna and V Ramasubramanian said it is allowing the appeals filed by Tata Group.