The Delhi government on Wednesday told the Supreme Court that its functioning is “completely paralysed” and it can't order transfer or posting of officers despite the recent Constitution bench verdict on the national capital's administration.
Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Wednesday blamed right-wing activists for death threats and vandalising his office and demanded action against 'anti-national elements' and the intervention of the Prime Minister.
The Supreme Court on Tuesday observed that "extra-judicial" acts like "cow vigilantism or any other vigilantism" and lynchings should be nipped in the bud and passed guidelines to the Centre and the states such as fast-tracked trials, victim compensation, deterrent punishment and disciplinary action against lax law-enforcing officials.
Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh ideologue Rakesh Sinha, classical dancer Sonal Mansingh and sculptor Raghunath Mohapatra were among the seven new members of Rajya Sabha who took oath of office on Wednesday.
The Supreme Court on Tuesday said it would strike down the penal code's Section 377 that criminalises unnatural sex the moment it is convinced the law violates the fundamental rights of citizens as "majoritarian governments" couldn't be expected to take such decisions.