Monthly Archives: May, 2009

JUDICIAL ACTIVISM AND THE ROLE OF GREEN BENCHES IN INDIA

Asian Justices Forum Strengthening Court Capacity on Environmental Adjudication Text of the speech delivered by Hon’ble Mr. Justice  K.G. Balakrishnan Chief Justice of India The word environment is a broad spectrum which brings within its hue hygienic atmosphere and ecological balance. Saving this planet Earth is now of utmost concern to the entire humanity. The …

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Stitch In Time

Once again the apex court has had to step in to avert a disaster. The wanton exploitation of western India’s Aravali by the mining industry has been degrading the range with lakes drying up, forests getting denuded and the entire ecosystem affected. Terming the environment and ecology as national assets, the Supreme Court has ruled …

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SC BANS ARAVALI MINING

REPORTABLE IN THE SUPREME COURT OF INDIA CIVIL ORIGINAL JURISDICTION I.A. No. 1967 in I.A. No. 1785 IN Writ Petition (C) No. 4677 of 1985 M.C. Mehta … Petitioner(s) versus Union of India and Ors. … Respondents with I.A. No. 1785, I.A. No. 2152 in I.A. No. 1785, I.A. Nos. 1962 & 2143 in I.A. …

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