Date: 23rd July 2022
On Friday, two Advocates-on-records Aldanish Rein and Ramesh Kumar Mishra filed a plea before Hon’ble Supreme Court of India contending that the State Emblem of Ashokan lions installed atop the new Parliament building in the Central Vista is an incorrect representation of the lions of National emblem as the lions supposed to be “clam and composed” as per the State emblem preserved in Sarnath Museum, rather than “ferocious and aggressive” and the portrayed emblem atop of new parliament is clear in violation of the State Emblem of India (Prohibition Against Improper Use) Act of 2005.
The plea stated that the Central government, by altering the design, has “manifested gross arbitrariness in violating the sanctity of the state Emblem.”
The petitioners argued before SC that the emblem newly installed at new parliament is in clear indifference in design of the lions. And they depicted that the emblem is a sign of Republic of India which belongs to each and every citizens of this country.
The petition further states that the right to life interpreted from Article 21 of the Constitution of India has been held to mean a life with dignity. Hence, a dignified life would include the protection of one’s national symbol against any arbitrary alteration in it.
Several Opposition parties has criticized the Four Lions depicted in the Sate emblem and alleged that Modi’s government of violating constitutional right by defacing the State Emblem.
Title: Vikas Dubey Encounter: Supreme Court acts on recommendations of Inquiry Commission.
On Recommendations of Inquiry Commission which was headed by former Supreme Court judge Justice (Retd) B S Chauhan, Hon’ble Supreme Court directs the Uttar Pradesh government to act on the recommendations.
For Assurance of the availability of the report in public domains, a bench led by Chief Justice of India N.V. Ramana along with Justice Krishna Murari and Justice Hima Kohli also directed to upload all updates in Supreme court website for public access, which was stated as such :
“We direct the state government to take action on the recommendations submitted by the inquiry commission. A copy of the report must be kept in public domain on the Supreme Court website,”
Along with this, the bench was informed by the Solicitor general of India Tushar Mehta that the recommendations made by the commission were accepted by the state government and were tabled before the state legislature assembly.