The SC judgment comes at a time when the armed forces are grappling with a huge number of cases where officers are being prosecuted for “stealing the affections of a brother officer’s wife”—the common euphemism for adultery.
The BJP-led Maharashtra government launched Manodhairya Yojana with much fanfare and made it its showcase initiative, offering a compensation of Rs 3 lakh to rape and acid-attack survivors, to be given in instalments.
The petition, filed through advocate Kamlesh Kumar Mishra, has claimed that there is a notice put up outside the dargah -- a shrine built over the grave of a religious figure -- clearly stating in English and Hindi that women are not allowed inside.
The top court said it was not that the fight between the CBI director and Special Director Rakesh Asthana emerged overnight, forcing the government to divest the director of powers without consulting the Selection Committee.
In the lawsuit, the alleged victim claimed that the video was filmed when she was a guest at a Hampton Inn and Suites hotel in Albany, the capital of New York state, in July 2015 while taking a bar exam after graduating from law school.
Earlier, Ramdev had filed the plea in the high court against the book titled 'Godman To Tycoon', saying the book, purportedly on his life, had defamatory content and harmed his economic interests and reputation.