POSTED BY Buzz ON Jun 03, 2014 AT 22:27 IST ,  Edited At: Jun 03, 2014 22:27 IST

Thanks to Manoj Mitta's piece in the Times of India yesterday, Akshardham attack case: Decoding the other verdict of May 16, we revisit the SC verdict in the September 2002 Akshardham temple attack case.

As Mitta points out, 

While acquitting all the six persons who had been convicted by Gujarat high court , the Supreme Court has brought out many curious aspects of the investigations in its May 16 verdict

It is worthwhile reproducing and highlighting some of the concluding portions of the SC's judgement in extenso:

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POSTED BY Buzz ON Jun 03, 2014 AT 22:27 IST, Edited At: Jun 03, 2014 22:27 IST
POSTED BY News Ed ON Dec 25, 2013 AT 23:48 IST ,  Edited At: Dec 25, 2013 23:48 IST

All India Bakchod (AIB), who had taken the internet by storm with their video about the string of stupid and hateful remarks against women that seem to follow every sexual assault case in India, have struck again.

In their latest, AIB raise their voice against the recent Supreme Court verdict which criminalised homosexuality by reversing the judgment passed earlier by Delhi High Court in 2009, by addressing some 'concerns' that people have about homosexuality.

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POSTED BY News Ed ON Dec 25, 2013 AT 23:48 IST, Edited At: Dec 25, 2013 23:48 IST
POSTED BY Buzz ON Dec 24, 2013 AT 15:57 IST ,  Edited At: Dec 23, 2013 15:57 IST

For those who came in late:

  • November 6: Through My Looking Glass: The blogpost by a law intern which first levelled charges of sexual harassment against a retired Supreme Court Judge
  • November 14: 'We Really Respected Him': Another intern corroborates parts of the sexual harassment charges against the former Supreme Court judge
  • December 16: 'He Kissed My Arm... Asked Me To Share Room': The affidavit filed by the law intern who had accused ex-SC judge A.K Ganguly of sexual harassment. Plus the letter from the additional AG to the PM
  • December 23: Former Supreme Court judge AK Ganguly writes to the Chief Justice of India (CJI), questioning the allegations of sexual harassment against him:
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POSTED BY Buzz ON Dec 24, 2013 AT 15:57 IST, Edited At: Dec 23, 2013 15:57 IST
POSTED BY Buzz ON Dec 16, 2013 AT 22:20 IST ,  Edited At: Dec 16, 2013 22:20 IST

The Additional Solicitor General Indira Jaising, in a lead, front-paged, article in the Indian Express today, revealed details from the affidavit filed by the law intern, who had accused ex-SC judge A.K Ganguly of sexual harassment, in front of a court-appointed panel.  Ms Jaising wrote:

The intern gave her statement to the committee, provided the affidavits of witnesses to whom she spoke immediately after the incident, gave all the mobile phone numbers of witnesses and of Justice Ganguly, and stood by her statement. Justice Ganguly was also called and his statement was video recorded. Apart from denying the allegations, he said the new law of 2013 making sexual harassment an offence did not apply to him as the alleged incident was of 2012, forgetting that outraging the modesty of a woman was always an offence, a law under which K P S Gill was prosecuted successfully by Rupan Deol Bajaj. 

...Justice Ganguly continues to hide behind the presumption of innocence and to get vocal support from powerful members of the judicial and legal fraternity since the details of the incident are not in the public domain. It is in these circumstances that I am compelled to make public the details of the incident as outlined in the victim's sworn affidavit before the Supreme Court committee, which the three-judge committee found prime facie to be established.

Since then, the affidavit has also become available in the public domain, with the complainant law intern's explicit consent.

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POSTED BY Buzz ON Dec 16, 2013 AT 22:20 IST, Edited At: Dec 16, 2013 22:20 IST
POSTED BY Sundeep Dougal ON Dec 11, 2013 AT 23:11 IST ,  Edited At: Dec 11, 2013 23:11 IST

Vikram Seth on NDTV's The Buck Stops Here programme presented by Barkha Dutt, responding to today's Supreme Court judgment which reversed the 2009 Delhi High Court judgment that had read down Section 377 and decriminalised homosexuality:

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POSTED BY Sundeep Dougal ON Dec 11, 2013 AT 23:11 IST, Edited At: Dec 11, 2013 23:11 IST
     
 
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