Illicit payouts to politicians: Birla/Sahara Diaries

Common Cause has approached the Supreme Court regarding bribes paid to prominent politicians by corporate groups. It is feared that the groups, whose premises were raided by the CBI and the Income Tax Department in 2013 and 2014, might go for ‘settlement’ of their cases, amounting to a quite burial of crucial evidence. The Interim Application has been filed in our pending petition challenging arbitrary appointment of the CVC. The...

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Prashant Bhushan Explains the Sahara-Birla Diaries
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Now reform political funding: If we have the will, here’s how to make a lasting impact on black money
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Cutting the jargon: Here's a website that translates Indian laws into simple English
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ECI BANS USE OF PUBLIC FUNDS FOR PARTY PROMOTION

Years after Common Cause pointed this out, the Election Commission has issued an order with the direction that no political party should use or allow the use of public funds, public place or government machinery for promoting itself or the symbol allotted to it. This directive came on a “request” of the Delhi High Court  asking it to issue norms to restrain political parties from misusing public funds to publicize their poll symbol. In a landmark verdict in a writ filed...

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CRITICISING A GOVT OR ITS POLICIES ISN'T SEDITIOUS: SC

Our PIL on sedition was taken up by  the Supreme Court on September 5, 2016. It  passed an order stating that  in their considered opinion the authorities while dealing with the offences under Section 124A of the Indian Penal Code shall be guided by the principles laid down by the Constitution Bench in Kedar Nath Singh vs. State of Bihar [1962 (Suppl.) 3 SCR 769]. As per the constitution bench judgment in Kedarnath, only those acts which involve incitement to...

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