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VISITORS’ LOGS GENUINE- SC

A contention made by Common Cause that former Central Bureau of Investigation Director Mr. Ranjit Sinha’s meetings with the accused may have influenced and possibly subverted the agency’s investigation into coal scam case, has been vindicated after the visitor diaries at his...



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MISUSE OF ELECTION SYMBOL

    The Delhi High Court, on a Common Cause petition,“requested” the Election Commission to issue guidelines within three months to prevent political parties from misusing public places & public funds to propagate their symbols/ leaders and suggested de-recognition...



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RIGHT TO DIE WITH DIGNITY

Hearing a Common Cause writ petition, a five-judge Constitution bench felt prolonging a patient's life by putting him on ventilator or life support system against his will could amount to torture of the patient and be financially draining for his family, according to media reports. After nearly...



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COLLEGIUM SYSTEM - CIVIL SOCIETY SUBMISSIONS

Common Cause, in consultation with Vidhi Centre of Legal Policy and Inclusive Media for Change has put forth suggestions for improvement of the Collegium System for appointment of judges to the Supreme Court and the High Courts. The suggestions were given a final shape after a brainstorming session...



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CVC SELECTION CHALLENGED

Common Cause and many renowned citizens have filed a PIL challenging the arbitrary appointments of India's new Central Vigilance Commissioner and the Vigilance Commissioner as illegal and void, and violative of the principles of 'impeccable integrity' and 'institutional...



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BIGWIGS' CONTEMPT OF COURT

Common Cause has filed a contempt petition against the State Govts of UP, TN & Delhi for publishing public-funded advertisements in violation of the letter and spirit of the Apex Court's guidelines regarding large scale advertisements. The Court on May 13, 2015, had inter alia banned images...



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END ELECTROCUTION DEATHS

Common Cause has filed a PIL in Delhi High Court to seek directions to end recurring deaths of innocent citizens due to electrocution, especially during the monsoon. The PIL highlights the sorry state of electric poles/ wires and the callous attitude of the distribution companies (discoms). The PIL...



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