The Supreme Court (SC) on Wednesday (February 24) dismissed a plea asking for an extra chance to appear in the UPSC civil services exam by aspirants who exhausted their final attempt last year.
The judge’s order also holds out a lesson for the higher judiciary on how to uphold the majesty of the law.
Tablighi Jammat came into the national limelight during the start of the national lockdown in March as they were accused of being COVID superspreaders with many of them being arrested by the authorities from several parts of the country.
The two main accused were granted bail by the Karnataka High Court on February 5 and February 12 respectively.
Kerala journalist Siddique Kappan was arrested by Uttar Pradesh Police on October 5, 2020 while on his way to Hathras to meet the family of the rape victim.
The Supreme Court bench headed by Justice RF Nariman has also issued notices to the governments of Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh and Delhi.
A plea was filed by Rachna Singh, an IAS aspirant which called for aspirants who had missed their last attempt due to the COVID-19 pandemic to be provided with an extra attempt.
The President is the “appropriate competent authority” to decide on the pardon plea of AG Perarivalan, said TN Governor.