The Supreme Court today ordered that the list of those excluded from the final Assam NRC be published only online on 31st of August. A bench comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice R F Nariman said that like Aadhaar data, an appropriate regime be enacted for securing the Assam NRC data. The apex court also said, the ongoing NRC exercise cannot be ordered to be reopened on the basis of certain legal challenges raised before it.
The top court had earlier said, the final Assam NRC would be published on or by 31st August.
The Supreme Court today refused to direct the Uttar Pradesh government to file a report regarding the status of 20 cases registered against the Unnao rape survivor and her family members. A bench comprising Justices Deepak Gupta and BR Gavai said that they don't want to widen the scope and interfere in other cases lodged against them in the state.
The apex court was told by an advocate, appearing in the case that proceedings in the four cases, which were transferred to Delhi are going on in a day-to-day basis before a special court here. The bench said it would hear the Unnao case again on 19th August.
Supreme Court began hearing in Ayodhya Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute case on the second day today after the efforts to arrive at an amicable settlement through mediation failed.
Senior advocate Sushil Jain, appearing for Nirmohi Akhara, one of the parties in the case, commenced arguments today before a five judge constitution bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi.
Nirmohi Akhara yesterday strongly pitched in the Supreme Court for control and management of the entire disputed 2.77-acre land, saying Muslims had not been allowed to enter the place since 1934.
The bench also comprising Justices SA Bobde, DY Chandrachud, Ashok Bhushan and SA Nazeer had last Friday taken note of the report of the three-member mediation panel, headed by former apex court judge FMI Kalifulla, that the mediation proceedings, which went on for about four months, have not resulted in any final settlement.
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