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Nedumpara’s letter to President, Kerala High Court Bar Association: An appeal for abolition of pernicious system of Designation of lawyers

National Lawyers’ CampaignFOR JUDICIAL TRANSPARENCY AND REFORMSMH/MUM/1701/2015/GBBSDE-Mail: _nationallawyerscampaign@gmail.com, mathewsjnedumpara@gmail.com 304, Hari Chambers, 3rd Floor, 54/68 SBS Marg, Near Old Custom House, Fort, Mumbai- 400 023 4th January, 2019 To Sri Ramkumar,Senior Advocate. Copy to: President and Members of the Kerala High Court Advocates’ Association. Respected Sir, Sub: Designation of lawyers – insult to the members of the Association. I happened to come across the letter which you have addressed to the President and Members of [...]

October 21st, 2021|0 Comments

Nedumpara’s suggestions to the SC on Video Recording of the court proceedings

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF INDIAORDINARY ORIGINAL JURISDICTION WP(C) NO. 861/2018IN THE MATTER BETWEENMathews J. NedumparaAnd OthersPETITIONERS Versus The Supreme Court of India and Others RESPONDENTS TO THE HON’BLE CHIEF JUSTICE OF INDIA AND HIS COMPANION JUDGES OF THEHON’BLE SUPREME COURT OF INDIA HUMBLE SUGGESTIONS BY THE PETITIONERS ABOVENAMED MOST RESPECTFULLY SHEWETH: The Audio-Video Recording of Judicial Proceedings is a measure which is very safe and easy to implement, as the Petitioners had directly witnessed [...]

October 19th, 2021|0 Comments

The Founding Fathers, by incorporating Articles 226 and 32, reintroduced the dual system of administration of justice which was abolished in England in 1875, having proved to be counterproductive

Mathews J Nedumpara98205 35428 Common people, often reassured by news reports where the High Courts under Article 226 and even the Supreme Court under Article 32 come to the rescue of common people who are denied justice by the government and its instrumentalities, are granted instant and hustle free justice institute writ petitions when they face similar injustice. Except for a few High Courts like that of Kerala where relief under the writ jurisdiction is granted without [...]

October 18th, 2021|0 Comments

In our legal system, if a lawyer is falsely accused of improper conduct, or where a judge acts unfairly, and denies a fair opportunity for a lawyer to represent his case, the law provides to him no remedies at all.

MATHEWS J. NEDUMPARAAdvocate304, Hari Chambers, 3rd Floor, 58-64, S.B.S. Road, Fort, Mumbai-400 001.No.11, DD Tudor Villa, Padam Road, Cochin-682 023.E-mail: mathewsjnedumpara@gmail.com Mob:9820535428 5.10.2021 ToHon’ble Mr. Justice S. ManikumarChief Justice, High Court of Kerala Also to,Hon’ble Mr. Devan RamachandranJudge, High Court of Kerala May it please your Lordships, Sub: Hearing of the Church case at serial no. 124, today, 5th October, 2021 In our legal system, if a lawyer is falsely accused of improper conduct, or [...]

October 6th, 2021|0 Comments

Jacobite Christians’ desperate plea for justice in the Kerala High Court by way of an impleadment petition against the betrayal by their own leadership

BEFORE THE HON’BLE HIGH COURT OF KERALA AT ERNAKULAM IA 2021 WRIT PETITION No. 27219 of 2019 Manu Kurian Thuruthel : Petitioners/Addl. Respondents to be impleaded as R5 to R9 St.Mary’s Orthodox Syrian Church : Respondents/Petitioners & Respondents AFFIDAVIT I, Manu Kurian Thuruthel, aged 49 years, s/o late Kurian Thuruthel, Indian Inhabitant, residing at Thuruthel, 149, Plot no. 998, 6th Avenue, Anna Nagar, Chennai, PIN- 600 040, do hereby solemnly affirm and state as follows:- [...]

October 4th, 2021|0 Comments

Suit in challenge of the conversion of TATA Sons Ltd of which the de facto owners are the poor, the destitute, the homeless, the sick and the starving into a Pvt Ltd Company which is certain to adversely affect the interests of the poor , the beneficial owners of the TATA Trusts.

IN THE BOMBAY CITY CIVIL COURT AT BOMBAY S.C. SUIT NO.__ OF 2018 Sunil Shantisarup Gupta and Ors. … PlaintiffsVersus Tata Sons Private Limited & Ors. … Defendants GIST OF PRAYERS a) declare that the Resolution dated 21.09.2017 (Exhibit “D” hereto) adopted by Defendant No.1 for conversion of Tata Sons Limited, a Public Limited Company, into Tata Sons Private Limited, a Private Limited Company, is without jurisdiction and one rendered void ab initio; b) declare that [...]

October 3rd, 2021|0 Comments

Immunity induced by Covid infection and vaccination. What is the difference?
Dr Thomas Nedumpara FRCS
Surgical Oncologist
North Cumbria University hospitals Cumbria,UK.

Immunity is induced differently by natural infection and vaccination. Immunity broadly is of two types cell mediated immunity by T lymphocytes and specific antibodies against viral proteins mediated by B lymphocytes. It is easy to measure antibody levels and when present in the blood we call the person seropositive. Cell mediated immunity by killer T cells is more difficult to measure but play a crucial role in destroying the infected cells and T cells also [...]

September 13th, 2021|0 Comments

NLC’s agendas are certain to become a reality

Mathews J NedumparaPresident, NLC10.5.202198205 35428 a) unlike before, a large section of the legal fraternity, informed public, and in particular the press, is aware that the Collegium system of appointment and designation of lawyers as senior advocates have completely destroyed any semblance of inclusiveness in the higher judiciary as well as the in designated bar. People now readily accept that there is a real apartheid in the justice delivery system,b) the concept of virtual court, [...]

September 13th, 2021|0 Comments

There is no way to salvage our legal system unless and until we abandon the current practice of treating res judicata as precedent

In this country, the distinction between the concept of res judicata and precedent is largely forgotten. As a result, a judgment of a superior court in a case between A and B, which may be erroneous but binding on the said parties, becomes binding on C and D, nay, on posterity as the law of the land.  Often it is misconceived that every word of a judgment of a superior court is binding, the law [...]

September 8th, 2021|0 Comments

Nedumpara’s Letter to CJI on judicial Reforms

2nd September 2021 Hon'ble Shri. N.V.Ramana,Chief Justice India, New Delhi May it please your Lordship, Sub: Judicial reforms to secure equal opportunities for all sections of lawyers in judicial appointments/as law officers of the government and public bodies, bringing an end to discriminative practices like designation and separate dress code which has a seeming imprimatur, audience to discuss these and other vital issues – Reg. I, as the President of the National Lawyers Campaign for [...]

September 8th, 2021|0 Comments

Supreme Court of India or the Court of Henry ll?

Many of us may not know our connection with the Roman law. Julius Caesar invaded Britain in 55 BC and England was under the Roman rule from AD 43 to AD 410. The Romans made many highways, some of which are in existence even today. I make a mention of highways because it has a connection with our criminal jurisprudence. In the early medieval days, all crimes were not considered as an offence against the [...]

September 8th, 2021|0 Comments

Has not Article 137 of the constitution providing for review become otiose, so too, the curative jurisprudence created through judicial legislation, unknown to jurisprudence elsewhere in the world.

Mathews J NedumparaPresident, NLC98205 3542820.8.2021 One of the senior most members of the NLC, out of anguish that SLPs, review petitions and curative petitions are dismissed in one-line/stereotypical orders, preferred an application under the RTI Act seeking the data concerning the total number of petitions filed under each category, the average time taken for hearing and final disposal and the percentage of such petitions being allowed or dismissed. The Registry of the Supreme Court replied [...]

September 8th, 2021|0 Comments

“Lord, forgive them for they know not what they do”, adieu Justice Nariman”

Mathews J Nedumpara 98205 35428 11.08.2021 The common citizens, particularly, the informed section, are proud that we have one of the best and most comprehensive constitutions in the world. Our constitution has a specific chapter stating in great elaboration, the sacrosanct rights such as equality, freedom of speech and expression, life and personal liberty, faith and conscience, etc. By virtue of Article 32 when these fundamental rights are infringed, a citizen as a matter of right, is [...]

August 10th, 2021|5 Comments

Court Mandated Capture of the Churches of the Jacobite Christians- Who Is At Fault?

-Mathews J. Nedumpara 1. Kerala, today, faces the curious scenario of the High Court ordering forceful takeover of the churches of the Syrian Jacobite Christians owing allegiance to the Patriarch of Antioch, in the purported implementation of the orders of the Supreme Court with many a bench of the High Court asserting that ‘rule of law’ being the very basic feature of the Constitution, the executive is dutybound to enforce the judgments of the Supreme [...]

August 10th, 2021|1 Comment

Rohini Amin’s Appeal to the Members of Parliament to protect the Parliament from judicial invasions

Rohini AminGeneral Secretary, National Lawyers Campaign For Judicial Transparency And Reforms07.08.20219372506858Hon’ble Members of Parliament and State Legislatures, Our constitutional democracy is founded on the principle that Parliament being the representative body of the people is Supreme. However, if a law enacted by the Parliament violates fundamental rights it is void being in violation of the very Constitution. There can be no dispute about it. However, abusing the concept of judicial review and through a mechanism called PIL [...]

August 9th, 2021|0 Comments

Pray for our country

-Mathews J Nedumpara Except a few, very few, all the SC and HC judges owe their office to their families and connections. Office of the Judges , so too "Sr.designation" are inheritance. Except a few nice souls, the majority think they are Kings and carry blue blood on their veins. Arrogance and pride is their hallmark. Now, like Kings they rule the country through "Suo motu" proceedings where they are the actor( plaintiff) and judex [...]

August 9th, 2021|0 Comments

Ignorance is not always a bliss

-Mathews J Nedumpara Prashant Bhushan's opinion (on Modi government's alleged writing off bad loans of big companies) is wholly faulty and is based on a common misconception. He should have, as a lawyer, studied the subject before attacking the Government. I say so, because the Government has no role whatsoever, at all.Banks are obligated to write off bad debts under the accounting standards which are mandatory. Banks write off thousands of crores of rupees every [...]

August 9th, 2021|0 Comments

Syrian Jacobite Christians of Kerala had to suffer injustice only because eminent lawyers who conducted their cases were unfamiliar of the true ramifications of the concept of res judicata, res inter alios and stare decisis. (Read the synopsis of the Review Petitions by Sri. Nedumpara)

-Mathews J Nedumpara Synopsis The Petitioners are constrained to file this review, sadly, only because this Honble court, the Petitioners beg to submit with all humility and with utmost respect, failed to record the core of their contention that the instant church in question, and for that matter not a single out of the 1064 churches of the Malankara Syrian Jacobite Church, was a party to the Samudayan case which has culminated in the judgement of [...]

August 9th, 2021|0 Comments

Abolish sedition and contempt of court by scandalization, both

In the 11-13th century, the monarch was not very powerful. He had to depend on barons for support. The King did not interfere in the affairs of the barons who were even allowed to run parallel governance, even courts. As time passed every crime was taken as a breach of the King's peace and was to be tried by the courts which sat in sessions, appointed by the king. Of all the offences, sedition, namely, [...]

August 6th, 2021|0 Comments

Are not the civil courts the real ‘constitutional courts’?

-Mathews J Nedumpara In the last two decades or so, we have often heard the elite lawyers in Delhi referring to the Supreme Court as constitutional courts which gives the impression to the common man that the Supreme court and High courts are the only courts empowered to interpret the constitution. The question is, in doing so, are they not committing a fraud on the constitution. I have, in my article titled, 'Ten myths of constitutional [...]

August 6th, 2021|1 Comment

Nedumpara’s Open Letter to Justice Kurian Joseph

NATIONAL LAWYERS’ CAMPAIGN FOR JUDICIAL TRANSPARENCY & REFORMSMobile: +91 98205 35428E. Mail: nationallawyerscampaign@gmail.com 3rd December, 2018ToHon'ble Mr. Justice Kurian Joseph ,Former Judge, Supreme Court of India,New Delhi.OPEN LETTERMAY IT PLEASE YOUR LORDSHIP: Today’s Times of India, on its front page, carried an article by Mr. Dhananjay Mohapatra, one of the illustrious legal reporters of the country, under the caption “We felt the then CJI was remote-controlled: Joseph”. Within the said main heading, there was a [...]

August 6th, 2021|0 Comments

Nedumpara’s Open Letter To The Hon’ble PM, CJI, Chief Justices Of The High Courts, Members Of Parliament

MATHEWS J. NEDUMPARAPresidentNational Lawyers’ Campaign For Judicial Transparency And Reforms 12 F, A Wing, Narayan A Sawant Rd, Azad Nagar, Colaba, Mumbai 400005E-mail: mathewsjnedumpara@gmail.com Mob:982053542813.3.2021 An Open Letter To The Hon’ble Pm, Cji, Chief Justices Of The High Courts, Members Of Parliament Hon’ble Sirs and Mesdames, When Hon’ble Justice Indu Malhotra was elevated as a judge of the Supreme Court of India, the undersigned, who is only too conscious of his insignificance, had an immense [...]

August 4th, 2021|0 Comments

Are not the eminent lawyers who lament at the misery of migrant labourers ‘ravenous wolves in the clothing of a sheep’?

Mathews J NedumparaPresidentCampaign For Home For All.28.5.2020 The miseries which the millions of migrant labourers had to face with the imposition of the lockdown, so too its easing no words can adequately describe. It would wrench the hearts of even the most hardened ones. But the question is: could the governments be entirely blamed for the same even while fully accepting that there has been great shortcomings even in Kerala which has managed the Covid [...]

August 4th, 2021|0 Comments

Are not collegium a synonym for nepotism?

AN OPEN LETTER TO THE COLLEGIUMMay it please Your Lordships, I have come to know from the social media that the collegium of the Supreme Court of India has recommended Chief Justice Maheswari of the Karnataka High Court and Justice Sanjeev Khanna of the Delhi High court as judges of the Supreme Court. It was further reported that justice Sanjeev Khanna is the son of Justice Khanna and nephew of the legendary Justice HR Khanna [...]

August 4th, 2021|0 Comments

Is it true that our legal system is founded on the premise that no court can do justice? (Read the arguments notes by Shri Nedumpara in challenge of Section 14 of the SARFAESI Act)

Brevity is the soul of wit, said Shakespeare. I would therefore like to keep the instant argument note as brief as possible. I do so for more than one reason.It is a travesty of justice that today in the 21st century when even jurisdictions other than civil law and common law countries have accepted the observance of the principles of natural justice fundamental, we in India increasingly trample the very first principles.The Petitioners, MSMEs were [...]

August 3rd, 2021|0 Comments

Demolition of Maradu homes, who will tell the court that it went wrong?

Mathews J. Nedumpara I pen these few lines with great amount of pain and anguish. The Government of Kerala, in furtherance of an all party meeting convened by Shri Pinarayi Vijayan, Chief Minister of Kerala, engaged Shri Harish Salve, probably the highest paid lawyer in the country, to save 450 odd families of their homes, which were ordered to be demolished by a Bench of the Supreme Court headed by Hon'ble Shri Justice Arun Misra. [...]

July 25th, 2021|0 Comments

“If the King was not above law, but under God and the law, the Master of the roster, the Chief Justice too is not above the law”

Mathews . J. Nedumpara 9820535428 A Division Bench of the Allahabad High Court dismissed with a cost of Rs. 20,000/- a petition by one Arun Misra as a 'party – in – person’ seeking a direction that certain Writ Petitions instituted by him shall not be listed before a particular judge. The order of the court is cryptic and it does not state what exactly is the factual matrix. All that is discernible from the [...]

July 19th, 2021|0 Comments

There is no way to salvage our legal system unless and until we abandon the current practice of treating res judicata as precedent

Mathews J. Nedumpara98205 3542815.7.2021 There is no way to salvage our legal system unless and until we abandon the current practice of treating res judicata as precedent In this country, the distinction between the concept of res judicata and precedent is largely forgotten. As a result, a judgment of a superior court in a case between A and B, which may be erroneous but binding on the said parties, becomes binding on C and D, [...]

July 15th, 2021|0 Comments

Press Release issued in furtherance of the Press Conference held at the Chandigarh Press Club today at 12pm

Mathews J. Nedumpara10.7.2021 Demolition at Aravali In the PIL (Writ Petition no. 562 of 2021) instituted by 5 slumdwellers the Supreme Court ordered demolition of the shanties of the thousands of slumdwellers and to report compliance thereof within 6 weeks, and posted the case for reporting compliance on 27.7.2021. The order of the Supreme Court was one rendered void ab initio for the following reasons:a) in a Petition filed by merely 5 slumdwellers, at the [...]

July 10th, 2021|0 Comments

Letter to the CJ of Bombay High Court- My Lords hear the slumdwellers before your Lordships order their eviction

Mathews J. NedumparaPresident, NLC7.7.2021 Hon'ble Mr. Justice Dipankar Datta,Chief Justice of the High Court of Judicature at Bombay May it please your Lordship Sub: Hearing of suo motu PIL- demolition of the shanties of slumdwellers- without there being a single slumdweller on the party array or any kind of representation on their behalf. What I came to notice from picking up today's newspaper is a report titled is "Is Government land executive's paternal property: CJ". [...]

July 7th, 2021|0 Comments

Denial of bail to Fr. Stan Swamy-a dark event in India’s history

Mathews J. Nedumpara The denial of bail to Father Stan Swamy which has led to his incarceration and eventual death in a private hospital in Bombay still under judicial custody is one of the darkest incidents of denial of the fundamental freedom of life and liberty enshrined in our constitution. Even during the medieval days, the custody of a person accused was permissible only if the offences committed were so grave and such that if the [...]

July 5th, 2021|3 Comments

Nedumpara’s Letter to CJI seeking Justice for the slumdwellers of Aravali Hills

​To Hon'ble Mr. Justice NV Ramana,Chief Justice of India,Also to,Hon'ble Mr. Manohar Lal Khattar,Chief Minister of Haryana Sub: Demolition of the shanties of thousands of migrant laborers and urban poor, in the implementation of a judgement of the Supreme Court in purported PILs, rendered entirely behind their back. I have been on a campaign since 2010, when I first came to Bombay as a stranger, after being in the Bar for more than 25 years. [...]

July 3rd, 2021|2 Comments

Jacobite Church case- Synopsis

Mathews J Nedumpara98205 35428 Jacobite Church case- Synopsis The Petitioners are constrained to file this review, sadly, only because this Honble court, the Petitioners beg to submit with all humility and with utmost respect, failed to record the core of their contention that the instant church in question, and for that matter not a single out of the 1064 churches of the Malankara Syrian Jacobite Church, was a party to the Samudayan case which has [...]

June 28th, 2021|0 Comments

Video recording the court proceedings, an Offence?

Video recording the court proceedings, an Offence? Mathews J. Nedumpara.19th September 2019 Nullum crimen sine lege, nulla poena sine lege is a Latin maxim that means "no crime or punishment without a law." There can be no crime committed, and no punishment meted out, without a violation of penal law as it existed at the time. This basic legal principle has been incorporated into international criminal law. This is also one of the fundamental principles [...]

June 28th, 2021|0 Comments

Nedumpara’s letter to the Prime Minister demanding emergent judicial reforms to prevent democracy be reduced to judgeocracy

5.9.2020AN OPEN LETTERMATHEWS J. NEDUMPARAPresidentNATIONAL LAWYERS CAMPAIGN FOR JUDICIALTRANSPARENCY AND REFORMS304, Hari Chambers, 3rd Floor, 58-64, S.B.S. Road, Fort, Mumbai-400 023No. 11, DD Tudor Villa, Padam Road, Vaduthala- 682 023Mob: +91 9820535428 email: mathewsjnedumpara@gmail.com To, Hon'ble Shri. Narendra Modi,The Prime Minister of India. Hon'ble Smt. Sonia Gandhi,President of INC. Leaders of the various political parties,Members of Parliament, Members of the legal fraternity,press, the public at large. Hon'ble Sirs and Mesdames, Sub: Emergent judicial reforms lest [...]

June 28th, 2021|1 Comment

The Judgement in Sabarimala Case Constitutes to be No Res Judicata and Is Not Executable

The Judgement in Sabarimala Case Constitutes to be No Res Judicata and Is Not Executable. Mathews J. Nedumpara 16th November, 2019 What prompts me to pen these few lines is the news item in today’s (16.11.2019) Times of India, Cochin Edition, under the caption “Government must read dissenting ruling in Sabarimala case: Nariman. Cannot allow violation of extremely important ruling: Judge”. Francis Bacon, Lord Chancellor of England, said de fide et officio judicis non recipitur [...]

June 28th, 2021|0 Comments

Review of the judgement of the 9 judge constitution bench of the Supreme Court in Judges 2 case in 1993

Mathews J Nedumpara Review of the judgement of the 9 judge constitution bench of the Supreme Court in Judges 2 case in 1993 The judges 2 case is of monumental significance so far as our very existence as a constitutional democracy is concerned. For those like my daughter, a young lawyer, my juniors and the thousands of young lawyers who dream of one day occupying the august office of the Chief Justice of India or [...]

June 28th, 2021|0 Comments

Who is responsible for demolition of Maradu homes – an injustice which has no parallel in history

Mathews J. Nedumpara Keralites across the breadth and width of the globe, nay, millions of people, with bated breath, watched five apartment buildings in Maradu, a prime location of Cochin surrounded by lakes and lush green, crumble down with a mushroom of dust being formed, as if an atom bomb has been dropped. While a few sadists, insane minds, knowing not what the ramifications are, celebrated, clapping their hands and beating drums, millions all over [...]

June 28th, 2021|0 Comments

Demolition of Maradu homes, who will tell the court that it went wrong?

Mathews J. Nedumpara I pen these few lines with great amount of pain and anguish. The Government of Kerala, in furtherance of an all party meeting convened by Shri Pinarayi Vijayan, Chief Minister of Kerala, engaged Shri Harish Salve, probably the highest paid lawyer in the country, to save 450 odd families of their homes, which were ordered to be demolished by a Bench of the Supreme Court headed by Hon'ble Shri Justice Arun Misra. [...]

June 28th, 2021|0 Comments

Simple solution for reducing pendency of cases is to do away with “precedents” nay, repeal of Article 141 of the Constitution

Simple solution for reducing pendency of cases is to doaway with “precedents” nay, repeal of Article 141 of theConstitution.Mathews J. Nedumpara “Simple things can be done in simple ways;Hard things too can be done in simple ways;But it requires an inventive brainAnd can be done without much strain” The above words of a poet, I believe, should be the guiding lamp when we think of judicial reforms. There are two streams of administration of justice, [...]

June 28th, 2021|0 Comments

Nedumpara’s Letter To The Prime Minister Complaining Nepotism In Judges’ Appointment

Mathews J NedumparaPresident , NLCOPEN LETTER04.06.2020 Hon'ble Shri. Narendra ModiPrime Minister of IndiaNew DelhiHon'ble Shri S A Bobde,Chief Justice of India.Hon'ble the Chief Justice of Rajasthan.Hon'ble Shri Ashok Galot,Chief Minister of Rajasthan. Sirs, Sub: The reported decision of the collegium of the Rajasthan High Court recommending 17 names for appointment as judges of the Rajasthan High Court. I address this letter with great amount of pain and agony. I wish i were not to address [...]

June 28th, 2021|0 Comments

Sabarimala case

SABARIMALA CASEParturient montes, nascetur ridiculus mus-Mathews J Nedumpara9.2.2020 The National Ayyappa Devotees’ Association (NADA) was the first entity to challenge the judgment of the Five-Judge Constitution Bench in WP No. 373/2006 (the Sabarimala case) holding that Rule 3(b) of the Kerala Places of Public Worship (Authorization of Entry) Rules, 1965, which restricts women of menstruating age from entering the shrine of Lord Ayyappa at Sabarimala, as unconstitutional. The Review Petition filed by it was the [...]

June 28th, 2021|0 Comments

Ten myths of Indian Constitutional Law

TEN MYTHS OF INDIAN CONSTITUTIONAL LAW-Mathews J. NedumparaIntroductionIn the NLC’s (National Lawyer’s Campaign for Judicial Transparency and Reforms) agenda, open selection of judges of High Courts and the Supreme Court by notification of vacancies and invitation and application of all eligibles, so too, references from all stake holders, finds the very first place. The reason is, simple, obvious; because the higher judiciary in India, today, is perceived to be a dynasty, not very different from [...]

June 28th, 2021|1 Comment

Criticizing Bar Council amounts to misconduct

Mathews J NedumparaPresident, NLC98205 3542827.06.2021 "Criticizing Bar Council amounts to misconduct"? Every man has a right to his reputation and nobody has a right to violate it. This is undeniable and has been recognized from the early days of Roman law, all legal systems. Advocates, and for that matter even the judges have no right to violate the right of reputation. When the common people violate it, they will have to face the consequence of [...]

June 28th, 2021|0 Comments

“Criticizing Bar Council amounts to misconduct”?

Mathews J Nedumpara Every man has a right to his reputation and nobody has a right to violate it. This is undeniable and has been recognized from the early days of Roman law, all legal systems. Advocates, and for that matter even the judges have no right to violate the right of reputation. When the common people violate it, they will have to face the consequence of criminal and civil proceedings for defamation and even [...]

June 27th, 2021|1 Comment

Video-Recording Of Proceedings Of Courts And Tribunals – A Panacea For The Ills Which Indian Judiciary Faces Today

VIDEO-RECORDING OF PROCEEDINGS OF COURTS AND TRIBUNALS – A PANACEA FOR THE ILLS WHICH INDIAN JUDICIARY FACES TODAY.Mathews J Nedumpara What prompts me to pen these few lines is a query from one of the few law students who started interning with me recently. The query was, what is the inspiration for me to initiate the campaign titled National Lawyers’ Campaign for Judicial Transparency and Reforms and the video-recording of proceedings of all Courts and [...]

June 25th, 2021|1 Comment

Open Letter to Justice Kurien Joseph

National Lawyers’ CampaignFOR JUDICIAL TRANSPARENCY & REFORMSRegistration No: MH/MUM/1701/2015/GBBSD304, Hari Chambers, 3rd Floor, 54/68 SBS Marg, Near Old Custom House, Fort, Mumbai- 400 023 Mobile: +91 98205 35428E. Mail: nationallawyerscampaign@gmail.com 3rd December, 2018 To Hon'ble Mr. Justice Kurian Joseph,Former Judge, Supreme Court of India,New Delhi. MAY IT PLEASE YOUR LORDSHIP: Today’s Times of India, on its front page, carried an article by Mr. Dhananjay Mohapatra, one of the illustrious legal reporters of the country, under [...]

June 25th, 2021|0 Comments

Our Interpretation of Constitutional Law has Become a Classic Example of Human Stupidity

Our Interpretation of Constitutional Law has Become a Classic Example of Human StupidityMathews J Nedumpara Two things are infinite, said Einstein: the universe and human stupidity. Our interpretation of constitutional law has become a classic example of human stupidity. Let me explain. The common law is our law by virtue of Article 372 of the constitution. It is founded on two simple principles, ‘res judicata’ and ‘stare decisis’, namely, precedent. Res judicata means a decision [...]

June 23rd, 2021|0 Comments

Basic structure theory – a proposition contrary to the first principles of jurisprudence

BASIC STRUCTURE THEORY - A PROPOSITION CONTRARY TO THE FIRST PRINCIPLES OF JURISPRUDENCE.Mathews J Nedumpara9820535428 Kesavananda Bharati's case is hailed to be the most important judgment ever rendered by the Supreme Court of India. The case was heard by the full court consisting of 13 judges. The case was argued for 6 months and the judgment consists of half a million words. Even the common people have heard of the judgment. In the said case, [...]

June 23rd, 2021|0 Comments

Chief Justice Of India Enjoys No Immunity From Penal Laws And Registration Of A First Information Report Is Imperative

CHIEF JUSTICE OF INDIA ENJOYS NO IMMUNITY FROM PENAL LAWS AND REGISTRATION OF A FIRST INFORMATION REPORT IS IMPERATIVE – By Mathews J. Nedumpara Article 14 of our Constitution states that “The State shall not deny to any person equality before the law or the equal protection of the laws within the territory of India.” The Constitution does not distinguish between the rich and the poor or the powerful and the meek when it comes [...]

June 23rd, 2021|0 Comments

Usurpation of executive and legislative powers by the Indian higher judiciary

USURPATION OF EXECUTIVE AND LEGISLATIVE POWERSBY THE INDIAN HIGHER JUDICIARY by Mathews J. Nedumpara The front page of the Times of India dated 1st April, 2017, which I have in my hands now, has almost 80% covered by Court news with the caption “Highway liquor vends, bars must close from today: Supreme Court”, being the most prominent heading. On its right “Won’t apologize if work not restored: Justice Karnan to Supreme Court”, followed by another [...]

June 23rd, 2021|0 Comments

Have Articles 226 and 32 led to denial of Justice. Will repeal of it lead to injustice?

Have Articles 226 and 32 led to denial of Justice. Will repeal of it lead to injustice? Mathews J Nedumpara98205 35428 Ambedkar described Article 32 as the very heart and soul of the Constitution. Our founding fathers, many of whom were victims of illegal arrest and confinement, being part of the freedom struggle, incorporated in our constitution, Part III, fundamental rights. By virtue of Article 32 of the Constitution a citizen can approach the Supreme [...]

June 23rd, 2021|0 Comments

Article 141 does not sanctify Judicial Legislation

Mathews J Nedumpara22.06.202.98205 35428 Article 141 does not sanctify Judicial Legislation(as a clarification to a query) Am not against the doctrine of "stare decisis et non quieta movere", nay, precedents,but only against it being reduced to a great menace,nay, absurdity. The difference between " res judicata" and "stare decisis" is forgotten. That is the real concern. What is done Today in the name of 'precedent' is to make past erroneous decisions which were binding only [...]

June 23rd, 2021|0 Comments

Ne bis in idem, the simple solution for mounting arrears

Mathews J. Nedumpara 1. Faced with the mind-boggling burden of arrears which today is more than 3.4 crores in the case of the subordinate courts and more than 51.5 lakhs in the case of the High Courts and even 62,064 in the case of the Supreme Court, our legislature and the superior Courts invoking even legislative powers, which the founding fathers had never visualized, have created large number of tribunals in substitution of the Civil [...]

June 20th, 2021|1 Comment

Demolition of 350 residential flats, Harish Salve’s monumental failure to defend Govt. of Kerala

Mathews J Nedumpara 27.09.2019 Today is probably one of the saddest days in my life as a lawyer. Sri Harish Salve, whom the media has always glorified as one of the greatest of lawyers for his hair splitting arguments, a national icon since his appearance in Kulbhushan Jhadav, reduced himself to be one of the very ordinary lawyers, a defacto psychofant, agreeing to every word of the court, servile to the very core and betraying [...]

June 20th, 2021|1 Comment

Four- fifths of the CJs of High Courts are sons, sons- in -law, nephews, juniors of Chief Justices, Judges, Attorney Generals, Advocate Generals, Ministers et al.

Mathews J Nedumpara 1. Our Constitution provides that the President (i.e., the executive) shall appoint the judges of the Supreme Court in consultation with the Chief Justice of India and such other judges of the Supreme Court and HCs, and in the case of judges of the High Courts the CJI and the CJ and the Governor (i.e. the state executive) of the state concerned. In other words, the executive, accountable to the Parliament and thereby [...]

June 18th, 2021|1 Comment

Who are the Judges of the Supreme Court of India?

Mathews J. Nedumpara The Supreme Court of India is the most powerful court on the planet. It probably is the only apex Court which is also the court of first instance. Under Article 32 of the Constitution of India, a citizen can approach it without recourse to any other court, complaining violation of fundamental rights. The founding fathers felt it necessary to provide so because of their concern for the lives and liberties of the [...]

June 18th, 2021|0 Comments

This letter I had addressed to the Chief Editor, Malayalam Manorama

This letter I had addressed to the Chief Editor, Malayalam Manorama, way back in 2011 when the allegations of corruption against Chief Justice Balakrishnan was the talk of the town, not merely in the corridors of the bar. The editor told me that since it is about the judiciary, they cannot touch it, for, the threat of contempt hangs over their head like damocle's sword. What he further said provoked my thought, namely that if [...]

June 18th, 2021|0 Comments

Have Articles 226 and 32 led to denial of Justice. Will repeal of it lead to injustice?

Have Articles 226 and 32 led to denial of Justice. Will repeal of it lead to injustice? Mathews J Nedumpara 98205 35428 Ambedkar described Article 32 as the very heart and soul of the Constitution. Our founding fathers, many of whom were victims of illegal arrest and confinement, being part of the freedom struggle, incorporated in our constitution, Part III, fundamental rights. By virtue of Article 32 of the Constitution a citizen can approach the [...]

June 18th, 2021|0 Comments

Could reason be overruled?

Could reason be overruled? 98205 35428 Mathews J Nedumpara We live in a strange era, right from the law student to the eminent of the eminent lawyers, have no idea what the law of the land is! The moment a litigant enters the chamber of a lawyer and asks for the solution of a legal problem he faces, the lawyer starts searching for judgments. If you go to an elderly lawyer, you often would find [...]

June 18th, 2021|0 Comments

NLC’s agendas are certain to become a reality

Mathews J Nedumpara President, NLC 10.5.2021 98205 35428 NLC's agendas are certain to become a reality because: a) unlike before, a large section of the legal fraternity, informed public, and in particular the press, is aware that the Collegium system of appointment and designation of lawyers as senior advocates have completely destroyed any semblance of inclusiveness in the higher judiciary as well as the in designated bar. People now readily accept that there is a [...]

June 18th, 2021|0 Comments

Referring Questions of Law to Larger Benches is in Ignorance of the Doctrine of Stare Decisis

Referring Questions of Law to Larger Benches is in Ignorance of the Doctrine of Stare Decisis By Mathews J. Nedumpara It is said that even Homer nods at times, meaning that sometimes even very eminent and scholarly men err, for, to err is human. Lord Halsbury, known for his monumental work titled “Halsbury’s Laws of England”, in London Street Tramways Co. v. London County Council [1898] AC 375 (HL), had held that House of Lords [...]

June 18th, 2021|0 Comments

Who is responsible for demolition of Maradu homes – an injustice which has no parallel in history

Mathews J. Nedumpara Keralites across the breadth and width of the globe, nay, millions of people, with bated breath, watched five apartment buildings in Maradu, a prime location of Cochin surrounded by lakes and lush green, crumble down with a mushroom of dust being formed, as if an atom bomb has been dropped. While a few sadists, insane minds, knowing not what the ramifications are, celebrated, clapping their hands and beating drums, millions all over [...]

June 18th, 2021|0 Comments

Ravenous wolves in the clothing of a sheep

Mathews J Nedumpara President Campaign For Home For All. 28.5.2020 " Ravenous wolves in the clothing of a sheep " The miseries which the millions of migrant labourers had to face with the imposition of the lockdown, so too its easing no words can adequately describe. It would wrench the hearts of even the most hardened ones. But the question is: could the governments be entirely blamed for the same even while fully accepting that [...]

June 18th, 2021|0 Comments

In the Supreme Court of India Civil Original Jurisdiction Writ Petition (c) no.____of 2019

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF INDIA CIVIL ORIGINAL JURISDICTION WRIT PETITION (C) NO.____OF 2019 BETWEEN Mathews J. Nedumpara &Ors. ... Petitioners VERSUS The Supreme Court of India&Anr. ... Respondents WITH I.A.No_______OF 2019:APPLICATION SEEKING PERMISSION TO FILE AND PROSECUTE THE ABOVE WRIT PETITION AS PARTY-IN-PERSON P A P E R – B O O K [FOR INDEX KINDLY SEE INSIDE] FILED BY THE PARTY-INPERSON SYNOPSIS AND LIST OF DATES The instant Petitioners are Petitioners in Writ [...]

June 18th, 2021|0 Comments

The allegation that Justice B S Indrakala, judge of Karnataka High Court gave a bribe of Rs. 8.5 crore for securing the post of Governor is nothing but the tip of the iceberg

Mathews J Nedumpara 98205 35428 The allegation that Justice B S Indrakala, judge of Karnataka High Court gave a bribe of Rs. 8.5 crore for securing the post of Governor is nothing but the tip of the iceberg. Corruption in judiciary is a reality. It is rampant, maybe even of a greater scale than in other departments of the government. I happen to be back in Kerala High Court after a gap of almost 20 [...]

June 18th, 2021|0 Comments

In The Supreme Court of India Civil Original Jurisdiction Review Petition (Civil) No. ___ of 2018

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF INDIA CIVIL ORIGINAL JURISDICTION REVIEW PETITION (CIVIL) NO. ___ OF 2018 IN WRIT PETITION (CIVIL) 1303 OF 1987 [Seeking review of the judgment dated 06/10/1993 passed by this Hon'ble Court in Writ Petition (Civil) 1303 of 1987 reported as Supreme Court Advocates-on-Record Association And Anr. v. Union of India, (1993) 4 SCC 441] National Lawyers’ Campaign for Judicial Reforms and Transparency, represented by its Secretary, A.C.Philip & Ors REVIEW PETITIONERS [...]

June 18th, 2021|0 Comments

Writ petition (c) no. 1259/2019 seeking directions of the implementation of the judgement of the Supreme Court in Swapnil Tripathi v. Supreme Court of India, in which I was also a party. Namely, WP (c) no. 861 of 2018

Mathews J Nedumpara 98205 35428 25.3.2021 To, 1. Secretary General Supreme Court of India 2. Registrar, Judicial Supreme Court of India 3. Office in charge of listing of cases 4. Section officers and other dealing Assistants in charge of listing Sub: Writ petition (c) no. 1259/2019 seeking directions of the implementation of the judgement of the Supreme Court in Swapnil Tripathi v. Supreme Court of India, in which I was also a party. Namely, WP [...]

June 18th, 2021|0 Comments

Is our legal system redeemable?

Mathews J Nedumpara President, NLC. 98205 35428 25.3.2021 Press Release Is our legal system redeemable? When Government enacts laws which result in injustice there are all means of correction. Laws can be amended, could be questioned in court, can be criticized, and agitation even bringing the Government to its knees, is possible and we have witnessed it recently concerning the farm laws. But, when the grave injustice arises out of judicial pronouncements, rendered behind the [...]

June 18th, 2021|0 Comments

I agree to a large extent with Justice Gogoi that the justice delivery system in India is ramshackled

Mathews J Nedumpara 98205 35428 28.02.2021 I agree to a large extent with Justice Gogoi that the justice delivery system in India is ramshackled. Though I prefer to use a different terminology. It is certainly facing a grave crisis. The question is who is responsible. I cannot comment on the role of the judges and I refrain from doing so. I would only say people like Justice Gogoi have no morale right to lament. It [...]

June 18th, 2021|0 Comments

Arun Mishra rejected the request of the Maradu flat owners for some time

Mathews J Nedumpara 98205 35428 20.02.21 Arun Mishra rejected the request of the Maradu flat owners for some time, few days, to vacate their homes after it was ordered to be demolished, stating that not even one minute will be granted. I was witness to that. The press, the government and the political leaders in kerala remained mute. Nobody pointed out that he had no authority to order such demolition. His job was to adjuducate [...]

June 18th, 2021|0 Comments

Campaign For Home For All

Mathews J Nedumpara President Campaign For Home For All. 28.5.2020 The miseries which the millions of migrant labourers had to face with the imposition of the lockdown, so too its easing no words can adequately describe. It would wrench the hearts of even the most hardened ones. But the question is: could the governments be entirely blamed for the same even while fully accepting that there has been great shortcomings even in Kerala which has [...]

June 18th, 2021|0 Comments

In the Supreme Court of India Writ Petition (C) No. ___of 2020

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF INDIA WRIT PETITION (C) NO. ___OF 2020 Mathews J. Nedumpara …Petitioner vs. Union of India & ors. …Respondents SYNOPSIS Millions and millions of animals, milking and pregnant cows, calves, buffalos, goats, poultry are slaughtered in the most inhuman ways, in clear violation of the mandate of Articles 48, 48A and 51A (g) of the Constitution of India, as also the various Acts, Regulations and Rules enacted/framed by the Parliament, various [...]

June 18th, 2021|0 Comments

An appeal to the people

Mathews J Nedumpara An appeal to the people Today is probably one of the saddest days in my life as a lawyer. Sri Harish Salve, whom the media has always glorified as one of the greatest of lawyers for his hair splitting arguments, a national icon since his appearance in Kulbhushan Jhadav, reduced himself to be one of the very ordinary lawyers, a defacto psychofant, agreeing to every word of the court, servile to the [...]

June 18th, 2021|0 Comments

Questions of law

(A) If a surgeon of a Government hospital, who conducts a cesarean operation, negligently leaves a scissor inside the belly of the patient leading to fatal consequences is liable under civil and criminal laws; so too the State, his employer, will not similar principle apply in a case, as the instant one, where the 1st Respondent, Presiding Officer, DRT-II, Mumbai, who fails to discharge his statutory function in the manner expected of him, which requires [...]

June 18th, 2021|0 Comments

Res judicata qua stare decisis- Is our constitutional law built on sand?

Mathews J. Nedumpara 7.8.20 Res judicata qua stare decisis- Is our constitutional law built on sand? Thanks a lot for taking the trouble to read the 26 page review petition. I would recommend to all lawyers and even non lawyers with an academic interest in matters concerning law to carefully go through the same. Even the greatest of judges and lawyers failed to notice that what is binding so far as the concept of res [...]

June 18th, 2021|0 Comments

Demolition of Maradu homes- fundamental questions further explained

Mathews J. Nedumpara I addressed a letter dated 24th September, 2019 to the Chief Minister and Chief Secretary of Kerala and other high constitutional functionaries expressing my apprehension that Shri Harish Salve, one of the most celebrated lawyers of the country, who effectively defended the case of Shri Kulbhushan Jadhav in the International Court of Justice and thus became a household name and a great icon, may not be able to do justice to the [...]

June 18th, 2021|0 Comments

Saving the Maradu Homes- Amendment of the CRZ to give it retrospective effect is the simplest and ethical solution

The Complete text of the article written by Shri Mathews J. Nedumpara which is published in the Times of India, today. Saving the Maradu Homes- Amendment of the CRZ to give it retrospective effect is the simplest and ethical solution The supreme court ordered demolition of the 5 Buildings (apartments) at Maradu, Cochin on the finding that, it is in violation of CRZ-III. The Supreme court did not take notice of the fact that by [...]

June 18th, 2021|0 Comments

Supreme Court of India or the Court of Henry ll?

Mathews J Nedumpara 98205 35428 12.5.2021 Supreme Court of India or the Court of Henry ll? Many of us may not know our connection with the Roman law. Julius Caesar invaded Britain in 55 BC and England was under the Roman rule from AD 43 to AD 410. The Romans made many highways, some of which are in existence even today. I make a mention of highways because it has a connection with our criminal [...]

June 16th, 2021|0 Comments

Are not the civil courts the real ‘constitutional courts’?

Are not the civil courts the real 'constitutional courts'? 14.4.2020 Mathews J Nedumpara In the last two decades or so, we have often heard the elite lawyers in Delhi referring to the Supreme Court as constitutional courts which gives the impression to the common man that the Supreme court and High courts are the only courts empowered to interpret the constitution. The question is, in doing so, are they not committing a fraud on the [...]

June 16th, 2021|0 Comments

An open letter to the Hon’ble PM, CJI, Chief Justices of the High Courts, Members of Parliament

MATHEWS J. NEDUMPARA President NATIONAL LAWYERS’ CAMPAIGN FOR JUDICIAL TRANSPARENCY AND REFORMS 12 F, A Wing, Narayan A Sawant Rd, Azad Nagar, Colaba, Mumbai 400005 E-mail: mathewsjnedumpara@gmail.com Mob:9820535428 13.3.2021 AN OPEN LETTER TO THE HON’BLE PM, CJI, CHIEF JUSTICES OF THE HIGH COURTS, MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT Hon’ble Sirs and Mesdames, 1. When Hon’ble Justice Indu Malhotra was elevated as a judge of the Supreme Court of India, the undersigned, who is only too conscious of [...]

June 16th, 2021|0 Comments

National Lawyers’ Campaign For Judicial Transparency And Reforms 31.3.2014

National Lawyers' Campaign For Judicial Transparency And Reforms 31.3.2014 Objectives 1) Abolition of Collegium system of appointment and transfer of judges and the substitution of the same by an independent judicial appointments commission where neither the executive nor the judiciary will have a primacy.The NJAC shall advertise the vacancies and invite applications from all eligible candidates; 2) Creation of a Judicial Ombudsman to deal with the complaints of corruption and malpractices against judges; 3) Audio/video-recording [...]

June 16th, 2021|0 Comments

Shri. Mukal Rohotgi, a failed Attorney General?

Mathews J Nedumpara President, NLC. 28.06.2020. Shri. Mukal Rohotgi, a failed Attorney General? Shri. Mukal Rohotgi's lamentations on the NJAC judgement is absolutely lacking in bonafides. In all humility, I must say that I attended the entire hearing of the case spanning over 31 days, a drama enacted by Mr. Fali Nariman and company to protect their fortress. The SCORA was a mere pawn. I was the only person other than the Central and State [...]

June 16th, 2021|0 Comments

Ne bis in idem, the simple solution for mounting arrears

Ne bis in idem, the simple solution for mounting arrears Mathews J. Nedumpara 9820535428 1. Faced with the mind-boggling burden of arrears which today is more than 3.4 crores in the case of the subordinate courts and more than 51.5 lakhs in the case of the High Courts and even 62,064 in the case of the Supreme Court, our legislature and the superior Courts invoking even legislative powers, which the founding fathers had never visualized, [...]

June 16th, 2021|0 Comments

To the faithful of the Syrian Orthodox Church of Antioch and all the East, my fellow countrymen

Adv. Mathews J. Nedumpara 9820535428 26.7.2020 To the faithful of the Syrian Orthodox Church of Antioch and all the East, my fellow countrymen 1. The faithful of the Syrian Orthodox church of Antioch and all the East, (the Patriarch faction) are denied their freedom of conscience and faith guaranteed by the Constitution of India; not by the government or any law enacted by the Parliament, but as a result of judgements of the Supreme Court. [...]

June 16th, 2021|0 Comments

Simple solution for reducing pendency of cases is to do away with “precedents” nay, repeal of Article 141 of the Constitution

Simple solution for reducing pendency of cases is to do away with “precedents” nay, repeal of Article 141 of the Constitution. Mathews J. Nedumpara “Simple things can be done in simple ways; Hard things too can be done in simple ways; But it requires an inventive brain And can be done without much strain” 1. The above words of a poet, I believe, should be the guiding lamp when we think of judicial reforms. There [...]

June 16th, 2021|3 Comments

Three-fourths of the judges of the SC are the sons, son in laws, nephews, brother, brother in law of former Chief Justices and judges of the Supreme Court and High Courts, senior Advocates, former governors and juniors of former judges, Lok Sabha speaker and Advocate Generals.

Mathews J Nedumpara President, NLC. 98205 35428 12.6.2021 Three-fourths of the judges of the SC are the sons, son in laws, nephews, brother, brother in law of former Chief Justices and judges of the Supreme Court and High Courts, senior Advocates, former governors and juniors of former judges, Lok Sabha speaker and Advocate Generals. (SUPREME COURT JUDGES progeny syndrome chart as modified). The constitution vests the power of appointment of judges in the executive. However, [...]

June 16th, 2021|5 Comments

Telegraphic letter for the attention of the PM

TELEGRAPHIC LETTER FOR THE ATTENTION OF PM 29 April 2018 To, Hon’ble Sri Narendra Modi, The Prime Minister of India Room No. 246, South Block, Raisina Hills, New Delhi Hon’ble Sri Modi Ji Subject: 1. Review of the NJAC case 2. Dismantling of the collegium 3. Audience with your kind self. Ref: Umpteen letters addressed to your Hon’ble self, some of which have not even been acknowledged. I address you sir, in a telegraphic language [...]

June 16th, 2021|0 Comments

Four- fifths of the CJs of High Courts are sons, sons- in -law, nephews, juniors of Chief Justices, judges,Attorney Generals, Advocate Generals, Ministers et al

Mathews J Nedumpara President, NLC 98205 35428 8.6.2021 Four- fifths of the CJs of High Courts are sons, sons- in -law, nephews, juniors of Chief Justices, judges,Attorney Generals, Advocate Generals, Ministers et al. (REVISED CHART CHIEF JUSTICES OF INDIAN HIGH COURT) 1. Our Constitution provides that the President (i.e. the executive) shall appoint the judges of the Supreme Court in consultation with the Chief Justice of India and such other judges of the Supreme Court [...]

June 16th, 2021|3 Comments

An open letter – Dear Justice K.M Joseph

AN OPEN LETTER Dear Justice K.M Joseph, I address this letter to you as a good old friend, and in the unstinted faith that I will not be mistaken for the freedom I take as a contemporary. I was today at NUALS Cochin since my daughter Maria was one among , to quote your own words "the star for the day, the graduates". For me it was a great day, for, my daughter was to [...]

May 23rd, 2020|4 Comments

Practice what you preach, preach what you practice

My humble request to the Hon'ble judges of the SC is, "Practice what you preach, preach what you practice " and not otherwise. 90% of the WPs involving the lives, liberties and properties of the common citizens are dismissed in limine, by a one line order, namely, 'the WP is dismissed'.99.99% of the Review Petitions are dismissed in stereotype orders in Chambers without hearing the litigant or his lawyer. The fate of the curative petitions [...]

May 23rd, 2020|0 Comments

Video recording the court proceedings, an Offence?

Video recording the court proceedings, an Offence? Mathews J. Nedumpara. 19th September 2019 Nullum crimen sine lege, nulla poena sine lege is a Latin maxim that means "no crime or punishment without a law." There can be no crime committed, and no punishment meted out, without a violation of penal law as it existed at the time. This basic legal principle has been incorporated into international criminal law. This is also one of the fundamental [...]

May 23rd, 2020|0 Comments

20.02.2020 – Press Release

Mathews J Nedumpara 20.02.2020 Press Release It is unfortunate that the Bar Associations take an unprincipled stand when it comes to the transfer of judges. In a system where 90% of all judges are from a few dynasties, so too the senior lawyers they designate, the judiciary being the monopoly of a few, it is absolutely imperative that judges are transferred out of their home state. The Supreme court in S.P Gupta's case emphatically said [...]

February 24th, 2020|0 Comments

We inherited from the British, a judiciary known for its independence

Mathews J Nedumpara 22.2.2020 Welcome to NLC We inherited from the British, a judiciary known for its independence, impartiality and erudition. Its job was to decide disputes involving rights and obligations between citizen and citizen and the citizen and the state. It did not legislate, it did not act as the executive. In the 70 years since then, the judiciary has changed a lot. It is no longer a adjudicator of disputes. It has become [...]

February 24th, 2020|0 Comments

MJN’s article on judgments in Sabarimala and Church cases

Faith versus State Mathews J. Nedumpara 22nd November, 2019 The majority judgment of the Supreme Court in Sabarimala case delivered on 20th September, 2018 striking down Rule 3(b) of the Kerala Hindu Places of Public Worship (Authorization of Entry) Rules, 1965 on the ground that it amounts to gender discrimination and untouchability, while received the applause of the English newspapers, the elite and the liberals, was taken as an unjust interference with the freedom of [...]

December 12th, 2019|0 Comments

NLC Press release- Review of Judges 2 case

It is a matter of great disappointment and concern that the 9-judge Constitution bench of the Supreme court, headed by the hon'ble Chief Justice, was pleased to dismiss the petition of the NLC seeking the review of the judgment of the SC in SCAORA v Union of India, popularly known as the Judges 2 case, in which, by recourse to literal re-writing of the Constitution, the Collegium system of appointing judges was brought into existence. [...]

November 8th, 2019|0 Comments

My experience in Justice Arun Mishra’s Courtroom in relation to the Maradu Demolition case

Maria Nedumpara My experience in Justice Arun Mishra’s Courtroom in relation to the Maradu Demolition case, though less personal, was just as appalling. A number of lawyers were before his lordship literally pleading for a chance to speak. 350 and odd families had been forcefully evicted in a period of 4 days, in the most inhumane manner. They were driven out of the homes in which they had been residing in for more than 9 [...]

November 8th, 2019|5 Comments

Any law student at some point or the other would have aspired to practice in the Supreme Court

Maria Nedumpara Any law student at some point or the other would have aspired to practice in the Supreme Court, or would look up to the institution with awe and respect. Being the daughter of someone who has been spearheading efforts in bringing about much needed transparency in the system, someone who has faced the brunt for it, and having seen firsthand how unfair the system can be, I must admit that I very rarely, [...]

November 8th, 2019|0 Comments

Referring Questions of Law to Larger Benches is in Ignorance of the Doctrine of Stare Decisis

Mathews J Nedumpara Some members of the legal fraternity have criticized me for authoring article titled 'Referring Questions of Law to Larger Benches is in Ignorance of the Doctrine of Stare Decisis' as it amounts to too sharp a criticism of the Supreme Court. When i was a young lawyer, for instance when the Judges 2 case was delivered, i felt the judgement to be a re-writing of the constitution. The Supreme Court snatching away [...]

November 8th, 2019|0 Comments

A judge is free to error within his jurisdiction

A JUDGE IS FREE TO ERR WITHIN HIS JURISDICTION, BUT NOT OTHERWISE. Mathews J. Nedumpara It is a fundamental principle of law that a Court is free to err within its jurisdiction and, howsoever erroneous its decision is, it could be final and binding. Dhananjoy Chatterjee, a poor and young watchman, was found guilty of murder and sentenced to death by a Sessions Court in West Bengal. The Supreme Court confirmed the verdict. The President [...]

October 25th, 2019|0 Comments

Demolition of five apartment buildings at Maradu, Cochin

Mathews J Nedumpara President, NLC 6th October, 2019 To 1. Hon’ble Shri Pinarayi Vijayan Chief Minister of Kerala. 2. Shri Ramesh Chennithala, Leader of the Opposition, Government of Kerala, Trivandrum. 3. Shri Oommen Chandy, Former Chief Minister of Kerala. 4. Shri Muraleedharan, Minister of State for External Affairs 5. All Members of Parliament from Kerala. Honourable Sirs, Sub: Demolition of five apartment buildings at Maradu, Cochin, for alleged CRZ norms upon orders of the Supreme [...]

October 25th, 2019|0 Comments

National Lawyers Campaign

A Call to the legal Fraternity and the Public at large. Sirs/Mesadames, All those who believe that a judiciary which is independent, impartial and accountable to the people would remain to be a dream unless the sons and daughters of the common man finds due representation are shocked by the order of the HC of Orissa to initiate Contempt of Court proceedings against the office bearers of the Orissa HC Bar Association for demanding the [...]

October 25th, 2019|0 Comments

National Lawyers’ Campaign For Judicial Transparency & Reforms

National Lawyers’ Campaign For Judicial Transparency & Reforms Registration No: MH/MUM/1701/2015/GBBSD 304, Hari Chambers, 3rd Floor, 54/68 SBS Marg, Near Old Custom House, Fort, Mumbai- 400 023 Mobile: +91 98205 35428 E. Mail: nationallawyerscampaign@gmail.com 3rd December, 2018 To Hon'ble Mr. Justice Kurian Joseph, Former Judge, Supreme Court of India, New Delhi. MAY IT PLEASE YOUR LORDSHIP: Today’s Times of India, on its front page, carried an article by Mr. Dhananjay Mohapatra, one of the illustrious [...]

October 25th, 2019|0 Comments

The National lawyers’ Campaign For Judicial Transparency and Reforms, Mumbai

In a country where millions have no roof over their head, the order of the Supreme Court directing demolition of newly constructed, world class apartments, which the common man, a major chunk of which are NRIs, purchased out of their sweat, merely on technical grounds, that too without affording an opportunity to the home owners to be heard is a crime against humanity. In Mumbai, shanties of 4 lakh slum dwellers were demolished in 1996 [...]

September 11th, 2019|0 Comments

NLC: Press release on Justice Tahilramani’s transfer

NLC considers Collegium as an undemocratic and unconstitutional body. It is unfortunate that the same is allowed to have a life after its death which the judgment of the supreme court in the NJAC case has meant to be. While we completely oppose 'sarkari judges', we are in even greater disagreement with judicial dynasties. Between the two evils, the Sarkari judges may even be a better option! The need of the hour is an Independent [...]

September 10th, 2019|0 Comments

In the High Court of Judicature at Bombay Ordinary Original Civil Jurisdiction

CHAMBER SUMMONS (LODGING) NO.214 OF 2018 IN WRIT PETITION (LODGING) NO.1180 OF 2018 Bombay Bar Association ..Applicant In the matter of: Mathews J. Nedumpara … Petitioner Versus Hon'ble Shri Justice S.J. Kathawalla ..Respondent AFFIDAVIT IN REPLY I, Mathews Nedumpara, S/o. Joseph, aged 59, Advocate, residing at 12-F, Harbour Heights, “A” Wing, 12th Floor, Sassoon Dock, Colaba, Mumbai – 400005, do hereby solemnly affirm and state as follows: 1. I am the Petitioner in the above [...]

September 10th, 2019|0 Comments

The law is an ass – an idiot

– By Mathews J. Nedumpara 1. In G.W. Paton’s “A Textbook of Jurisprudence” 4th Edition, at page 223 it is said “In America the increase in the number of reported cases has led to a modification of the concept of stare decisis – by 1940 the total number was nearer the two million mark and the flood is more than human ingenuity can cope with”. 2. The American Constitution has no equivalent to Article 141 [...]

August 28th, 2019|0 Comments

Buoy Mumbai!

When I read the judgement of the Chief Justice of Bombay High Court staying the ongoing construction work of the Bombay Coastal Road Project, what came to my mind were the words of Albert Einstein, "two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe". Fourteen years ago, more than 1000 people died in the Bombay floods. The majority of them died locked inside their flooded cars for hours [...]

August 19th, 2019|0 Comments

Jurisprudence of ‘face value’– High Court of Kerala is an exception

– By Mathews J. Nedumpara I enrolled as an Advocate with the Bar Council of Kerala in the year 1984. By sheer providence, I was briefed by a partnership firm engaged in the business of banking, in the year 1986 in the Kerala High Court. That was the time when many individuals, either styled as a Partnership or a Company, used to take huge deposits, particularly from NRIs, offering astronomical rates of interest. They functioned [...]

August 12th, 2019|0 Comments

Save us from ‘courtoastrophy’ pray home buyers in Cochin

Mathews.J.Nedumpara In his book titled “Off the Bench” in Chapter under the caption “Justices and justicing”, legendary Justice Krishna Iyer had lamented about the plight of millions of slum dwellers, who prayed ‘Save us from the Courts’, whose shanties within the precincts of Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Mumbai, were bulldozed in execution of an order of the Bombay High Court in a PIL on the premise that they were illegal. I was woken up from [...]

August 12th, 2019|0 Comments

National Borrowers’ Association

304, Hari Chambers, S.B.S. Road, Fort, Mumbai-400 023 MINUTES OF THE 3RD GENERAL BODY MEETING HELD AT HARI CHAMBERS, MUMBAI, ON 7TH AUGUST, 2019. The 3rd General Body Meeting of the National Borrowers’ Association (NBA) was co-chaired by Shri Sunil Gupta, alumni of IIT, Powai, Mumbai, and Shri Mathews J. Nedumpara, President of National Lawyers’ Campaign for Judicial Transparency and Reforms, Mumbai. A large number of borrowers, many of whose very residential homes were dispossessed [...]

August 12th, 2019|1 Comment

National Lawyers’ Campaign For Judicial Transparency & Reforms

Registration No: MH/MUM/1701/2015/GBBSD 304, Hari Chambers, 3rd Floor, 54/68  SBS Marg, Near Old Custom House, Fort, Mumbai- 400 023 Tel: 022 22626634 / Mobile: +91 98205 35428 / +91 9769110823 E. Mail: nationallawyerscampaign@gmail.com 23rd February, 2019 PRESS NOTE   Abolition of designation of lawyers as Senior Advocates, which leads to classification of lawyers into two classes, namely, (i) the elite class of lawyers, the kith and kin, nephews and juniors of sitting and former Judges [...]

August 12th, 2019|0 Comments

A lamentation

Being a fair critic of the judiciary,  nay,  judicial decisions, has meant enormous suffering in all sense to me. Still,  I do not regret, for,  the mite which I could contribute was so important that, had I not ventured, probably the issues which are so vital to us as a constitutional Democracy would not have come to the public domain at all.  It is we who brought to the public domain for the first time, [...]

August 3rd, 2019|0 Comments

In the Supreme Court of India Civil Original Jurisdiction

WRIT PETITION (C) NO.________OF 2019 BETWEEN Mathews J. Nedumpara &Ors. ... Petitioners VERSUS The Supreme Court of India&Anr. ... Respondents WITH I.A.No_______________OF 2019:APPLICATION SEEKING PERMISSION TO FILE AND PROSECUTE THE ABOVE WRIT PETITION AS PARTY-IN-PERSON P A P E R – B O O K [FOR INDEX KINDLY SEE INSIDE] FILED BY THE PARTY-INPERSON SYNOPSIS AND LIST OF DATES The instant Petitioners are Petitioners in Writ Petition (C) No.861/2018, which was decided along with similar [...]

August 3rd, 2019|0 Comments

Deepasthambham Mahascharyam Namukkum Kittanam Panam

-Mathews J.Nedumpara The Supreme Court in Keshavanada Bharati held that the “basic structure” of the constitution is inviolable though fundamental rights could be violated. In Indira Nehru Gandhi and Minerva Mills it was held that from 24.04.1973, the validity of a statute has to be tested on the Basic Structure. Independence of Judiciary is one of the Basic features of the constitution. The independence of the judiciary is not about the independent discharge of the [...]

July 25th, 2019|0 Comments

National Lawyers Campaign For Judicial Transparency & Reforms

Mobile: +91 98205 35428 E. Mail: nationallawyerscampaign@gmail.com 3rd December, 2018 To Hon'ble Mr. Justice Kurian Joseph , Former Judge, Supreme Court of India, New Delhi. OPEN LETTER MAY IT PLEASE YOUR LORDSHIP: Todays Times of India, on its front page, carried an article by Mr. Dhananjay Mohapatra, one of the illustrious legal reporters of the country, under the caption We felt the then CJI was remote-controlled: Joseph. Within the said main heading, there was a [...]

July 25th, 2019|0 Comments

In the Bombay City Civil Court

SUIT NO.________ OF 2018 Mathews J. Nedumpara, aged 59, Advocate, residing at 12-F, Harbour Heights, A Wing, 12th Floor, Sassoon Dock, Colaba, Mumbai 400 005. Plaintiff Versus Hon'ble Shri Justice S.J. Kathawalla, Judge, High Court of Judicature at Bombay, Mumbai-400 032. Defendant SUIT UNDER SECTION 26 ORDER 1 RULE 1 OF THE CIVIL PROCEDURE CODE, 1908. THE PLAINTIFF ABOVENAMED STATES AS FOLLOWS:- 1. The Plaintiff is a citizen of India. He is a lawyer by [...]

July 25th, 2019|0 Comments

Voice of the people

Flat No. 1, 3rd Floor, Mitra Kunj, 16, Pedder Road, Mumbai 400 026. 18th July, 2019 1) Hon'ble Shri Justice Ranjan Gogoi, Chief Justice of India, Supreme Court of India, New Delhi. 2) Hon'ble Shri Justice Pradeep Nandrajog, Chief Justice, High Court of Judicature at Bombay, Mumbai-400 032. MAY IT PLEASE YOUR LORDSHIPS: 1. We, common people, activists and lawyers, are constrained to address Your Lordships since despite it being repeatedly brought to the notice [...]

July 25th, 2019|0 Comments

“Ratio” of the judges 2 and the NJAC cases

“RATIO” OF THE JUDGES 2 AND THE NJAC CASES -Mathews J. Nedumpara The Supreme Court in Keshavanada Bharati held that the “basic structure” of the constitution is inviolable though fundamental rights could be violated. In Indira Nehru Gandhi and Minerva Mills it was held that from 24.04.1973, the validity of a statute has to be tested on the Basic Structure. Independence of Judiciary is one of the Basic features of the constitution. The independence of [...]

August 20th, 2018|1 Comment

Suggesting the obvious

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF INDIA ORDINARY ORIGINAL JURISDICTION WP(C) NO. 861/2018 IN THE MATTER BETWEEN Mathews J. Nedumpara And Others PETITIONERS Versus The Supreme Court of India and Others RESPONDENTS TO THE HON’BLE CHIEF JUSTICE OF INDIA AND HIS COMPANION JUDGES OF THEHON’BLE SUPREME COURT OF INDIA HUMBLE SUGGESTIONS BY THE PETITIONERS ABOVENAMED MOST RESPECTFULLY SHEWETH: The Audio-Video Recording of Judicial Proceedings is a measure which is very safe and easy to implement, as [...]

August 18th, 2018|0 Comments

Argument Notes of Mr.Nedumpara in Joveson Vs Chief justice of Kerala in challenge of the recommendations of the Collegium picking up the kith and kin of the judges as judges of the Kerala HC.

BEFORE THE HON’BLE HIGH COURT OF KERALA AT ERNAKULAM ORDINARY ORIGINAL CIVIL JURISDICTION WRIT PETITION NO 11086 OF 2018 C J Joveson ...Petitioner Versus Chief Justice of the High Court of Kerala & Others ...Respondents NOTES OF ARGUMENT BY SRI. MATHEWS J NEDUMPARA, COUNSEL FOR THE PETITIONER The ‘Equality of Status and Opportunity’ is one of the noble objectives of the Constitution of India seeks to secure for all its citizens in terms of its [...]

May 15th, 2018|0 Comments

Notes of Argument in Kerala High Court in Writ Petition Challenging the Kerala High Court Recommendations

BEFORE THE HON’BLE HIGH COURT OF KERALA AT ERNAKULAM ORDINARY ORIGINAL CIVIL JURISDICTION WRIT PETITION NO 11086 OF 2018 C J Joveson ...Petitioner Versus Chief Justice of the High Court of Kerala & Others ...Respondents NOTES OF ARGUMENT BY SRI. MATHEWS J NEDUMPARA, COUNSEL FOR THE PETITIONER The ‘Equality of Status and Opportunity’ is one of the noble objectives of the Constitution of India seeks to secure for all its citizens in terms of its [...]

May 9th, 2018|0 Comments

Notes of Argument in the High Court of Kerala.

BEFORE THE HON’BLE HIGH COURT OF KERALA AT ERNAKULAM ORDINARY ORIGINAL CIVIL JURISDICTION WRIT PETITION NO 11086 OF 2018 C J Joveson ...Petitioner Versus Chief Justice of the High Court of Kerala & Others ...Respondents NOTES OF ARGUMENT BY SRI. MATHEWS J NEDUMPARA, COUNSEL FOR THE PETITIONER The ‘Equality of Status and Opportunity’ is one of the noble objectives of the Constitution of India seeks to secure for all its citizens in terms of its [...]

May 8th, 2018|0 Comments

Letter to the PM demanding review of the NJAC case by the Union of India

TELEGRAPHIC LETTER FOR THE ATTENTION OF PM 29 April 2018 To, Hon’ble Sri Narendra Modi, The Prime Minister of India Room No. 246, South Block, Raisina Hills, New Delhi Hon’ble Sri Modi Ji Subject: 1. Review of the NJAC case 2. Dismantling of the collegium 3. Audience with your kind self. Ref: Umpteen letters addressed to your Hon’ble self, some of which have not even been acknowledged. I address you sir, in a telegraphic language [...]

April 29th, 2018|0 Comments

Writ Petition for law against judicial defamation by Mathews J Nedumpara

IN THE HIGH COURT OF JUDICATURE AT BOMBAY ORDINAY ORIGINAL CIVIL JURISDICTION WRIT PETITION NO. ______ OF 2018 Mathews J Nedumpara Aged: 59 Years, Occ. Practicing Advocate Adult, Indian Inhabitant, residing at Harbour Heights, 12-F, 12th Floor, Sassoon Docks, Colaba, Mumbai-400 005. ……Petitioner Versus The Hon’ble Shri Justice S J Kathawalla, Judge, The Hon’ble High Court of Judicature at Bombay, Mumbai-36. …..Respondent TO THE HONOURABLE THE CHIEF JUSTICE AND THE OTHER HONOURABLE PUISNE JUDGES OF [...]

April 6th, 2018|2 Comments

J.C.S.Karnan_Review Petition Covering Letter to Secretary General

MATHEWS J. NEDUMPARA Advocate NEDUMPARA & NEDUMPARA Law Firm 304, Hari Chambers, 3rd Floor, 58-64, S.B.S. Road, Fort, Mumbai-400 023 & 210, PrasannaVihar Apartments, Near High Court, Cochin, Kerala-682 031 Ph: +91 98205 35428(M), 02222626634, 04842368737, 02222626432,01122146145 E-mail: mathewsjnedumpara@gmail.com   To Ld.Secretary General, Supreme Court of India, New Delhi-1.   Sub: Filing of: REVIEW PETITION (CIVIL) NO. _____ OF 2017 IN SUO MOTU CONMT.PET.(C)NO.1 OF 2017 (Seeking review of the judgments dated 09/05/2017 & 04/07/2017 [...]

March 31st, 2018|0 Comments

J.C.S.Karnan_Review Petition of Judgment(08.07.2017_ ACP+CJJ)

A IN THE SUPREME COURT OF INDIA CIVIL APPELLATE JURISDICTION REVIEW PETITION (CIVIL) NO. _____ OF 2017 IN SUO MOTU CONMT.PET.(C)NO.1 OF 2017 ((Seeking review of the judgments dated 09/05/2017 & 04/07/2017 passed by this Hon’ble Court in SUO MOTU CONMT.PET.(C) NO.1 OF 2017)   Justice C.S. Karnan                    ………..Review Petitioner   IN THE MATTER OF:   Supreme Court of India on its own motion                             … Suo Moto Versus Justice C.S. Karnan                      … Original  Alleged [...]

March 31st, 2018|0 Comments

J.C.S.Karnan_Review Petition of Judgment(Through Jail Suptd.)

SECTION………. IN THE SUPREME COURT OF INDIA CIVIL/CRIMINAL/ORIGINAL/ APPELLATE JURISDICTION     I.A.(CIVIL/CRIMINAL)NO……………………………………..OF 2017. SPECIAL LEAVE PETITIONER(CIVIL/CRL) NO……………….OF 2017   WRIT/TRANSFER PETITION(CIVIL/CRL) NO.………………….OF 2017 Civil/criminal appeal NO. ………………………………OF 2017 REVIEW PETITION (CIVIL) NO. ……………………………… OF 2017 IN SUO MOTU CONMT.PET.(C)NO.1 OF 2017 Justice C.S. Karnan                    ………..Review Petitioner   IN THE MATTER OF:   Supreme Court of India on its own motion                             … Suo Moto Versus Justice C.S. Karnan                           … Original  Alleged Contemnor/Respondent   INDEX [...]

March 31st, 2018|0 Comments

Justice Karnan WP on Vires of Contempt of Court Act

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF INDIA   ORDINARY ORIGINAL CIVIL JURISDICTION   WRIT PETITION NO.                   OF 2017     In the matter of Article 32 of the Constitution of India; AND In the matter of the Contempt of Courts Act, 1971; AND In the matter of Sections 2(c), 12, 14(3) and 17(5) of the Contempt of Courts Act, 1971; AND In the matter of Section 3 of the Judges Protection Act, 1985; Justice C. S. [...]

March 31st, 2018|0 Comments

Justice Karnans application for Remission to H.E.The President of India(A4)

  MATHEWS J. NEDUMPARA Advocate   304, Hari Chambers, 3rd Floor, 58-64, S.B.S. Road, Fort, Mumbai-400 023 Ph: +91 98205 35428(M), 02222626634, 04842368737, 02222626432,01122146145 E-mail: mathewsjnedumpara@gmail.com   To   His Excellency Shri. Ram Nath Kovind, President of India, Rashtrapati Bhavan, Raisina Hill, New Delhi,110 004.     Sub. : Memorandum/Representation under Article 72 of the Constitution of India by Justice C.S. Karnan seeking remission of his sentence of six months imposed on him by a [...]

March 31st, 2018|0 Comments

MJN_ Covering Letter to Secretary General

MATHEWS J. NEDUMPARA Advocate NEDUMPARA & NEDUMPARA Law Firm 304, Hari Chambers, 3rd Floor, 58-64, S.B.S. Road, Fort, Mumbai-400 023 & 210, PrasannaVihar Apartments, Near High Court, Cochin, Kerala-682 031 Ph: +91 98205 35428(M), 02222626634, 04842368737, 02222626432,01122146145 E-mail: mathewsjnedumpara@gmail.com   To Ld.Secretary General, Supreme Court of India, New Delhi-1.   Sub: Filing of: REVIEW PETITION (CIVIL) NO. _____ OF 2017 IN SUO MOTU CONMT.PET.(C)NO.1 OF 2017 (Seeking review of the judgments dated 09/05/2017 & 04/07/2017 [...]

March 31st, 2018|0 Comments

Print_ WP before Delhi HC – J.C.S.Karnan_(18.05.2017)

IN THE HIGH COURT OF DELHI AT NEW DELHI CIVIL ORIGINAL JURISDICTION WRIT PETITION (CIVIL) NO.  ____OF 2017   BETWEEN Justice C.S.Karnan                                        …                   PETITIONER Versus The Supreme Court of India through its Registrar General. & ORS.                                                         …          RESPONDENTS   [FOR INDEX KINDLY SEE INSIDE]         FILED BY     (Mathews J.Nedumpara) (A.C.Philip) & (M.Malaviya) Advocates for the Petitioner 304, 3rd Floor, Hari Chambers, Near. Old Customs House, Fort, Mumbai- 400001. (PH;022-22626634,Mobile: , [...]

March 31st, 2018|2 Comments

Recall Application of order and Notice To J.Karnan(08.02.2017)(FIled)

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF INDIA   CRIMINAL ORIGINAL JURISDICTION   MISCELLANEOUS APPLICATION NO.          OF 2017 (DIARY NO.___________/2017) IN SUO MOTU CONMT.PET.(C)NO.1 OF 2017   Justice C.S. Karnan                                         … Applicant/  Alleged Contemnor   IN THE MATTER OF Supreme Court of India on its own motion                                            … Suo Moto Versus Justice C.S. Karnan                             … Original  Alleged Contemnor/Respondent   APPLICATION SEEKING RECALL OF ORDERS DATED 08/02/2107 PASSED BY THIS HON'BLE COURT CULMINATING IN THE ORDER [...]

March 31st, 2018|0 Comments

The Letter to Parliament Members BY NLC

NATIONAL LAWYERS’ CAMPAIGN FOR JUDICIAL TRANSPARENCY AND REFORMS® MH/MUM/1701/2015/GBBSD E-Mail: nlcfjtar@gmail.com,Ph.(Off): 022 22626634 304, Hari Chambers, 3rd Floor, 54/68  SBSMarg, Near Old Custom House, Fort, Mumbai- 400 023   PRESIDENT Mathews J. Nedumpara mathewsjnedumpara@gmail.com 09820535428     VICE PRESIDENT B.  K. Adhikary adhikarybijoy1953@gmail.com 09830989405   GEN. SECRETARY Rohini M. Amin aminrohini@gmail.com 09920477447   SECRETARIES   A. C. Philip (Ltgn.) pradeeparingada@gmail.com 09769110823     C. J. Joveson (Pgda.) jovesonofcourse@gmail.com 09967300619   RajeshwarPanchal rajeshrp125@gmail.co 09892542731     [...]

March 31st, 2018|2 Comments

WP(Crl)_SCI_J.C.S.Karnan(Circulation)

  IN THE SUPREME COURT OF INDIA CRIMINAL ORIGINAL JURISDICTION WRIT PETITION (CRL) NO. ________OF 2017 (D) NO. 15420   BETWEEN Justice C.S.Karnan                                           …               PETITIONER Versus The Supreme Court of India through its Registrar General. & ORS.                                                           …      RESPONDENTS     WITH IA.NO.                      OF 2017 An Application For Stay     P A P E R – B O O K [FOR INDEX KINDLY SEE INSIDE]         [...]

March 31st, 2018|0 Comments

WP(Crl)_SCI_J.C.S.Karnan(PRINT)

  IN THE SUPREME COURT OF INDIA CRIMINAL ORIGINAL JURISDICTION WRIT PETITION (CRL) NO. ________OF 2017   BETWEEN Justice C.S.Karnan                                           …               PETITIONER Versus The Supreme Court of India through its Registrar General. & ORS.                                                           …      RESPONDENTS     WITH IA.NO.                      OF 2017 An Application For Stay     P A P E R – B O O K [FOR INDEX KINDLY SEE INSIDE]               [...]

March 31st, 2018|0 Comments

Collegium is a synonym for nepotism and corruption

Collegium is a synonym for nepotism and corruption. Justice Kurian Joseph whom l hold in the highest of esteem and respect failed to live upto the high standards, nay, the very first principle of natural justice that nobody shall be a judge of his own cause. In the NJAC case, I had sought the recusal of Justice Khehar, former CJI so too of all other judges of the 5 judge constitution Bench including Justice Kurian [...]

March 16th, 2018|0 Comments

Executive committee meeting 28th of February, 2018

PRESS RELEASE            The Executive committee meeting of the National Lawyers Campaign, Chaired by its President Shri Mathews J Nedumpara, at its office today, the 28th of February, 2018,  took stock of the controversy arising from the rescheduling of the roster of the Hon’ble high court of Judicature at Bombay by the Hon’ble Mrs. V.k Tahilramani, the acting Chief Justice, in the light of the discussion the office bearers of the NLC had with the [...]

March 2nd, 2018|0 Comments

Avinash Shingnapurkar Versus Union of India & ors

BEFORE THE DEBT RECOVERY TRIBUNAL-II, Mumbai SECURITISATION APPEAL NO.               OF 2018     Avinash Shingnapurkar                                      … Plaintiff/Applicant   Versus   Union of India & ors                                            … Respondents                 ORIGINAL SUIT/ APPEAL/APPLICATION UNDER Section 17 OF THE Securitisation and Reconstruction of Financial Assets and Enforcement of Securities Interest Act, 2002 READ WITH Sections 34, 35 AND 37 THEREOF AND SUB-Sections (6) TO (11) and (25) OF Section 19 [...]

March 2nd, 2018|2 Comments

Sickness of the Banking industry – Writ Petition

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF INDIA CIVIL ORIGINAL JURISDICTION WRIT PETITION (CRL.) NO.________OF 2018 (D)No. 6925/2018 BETWEEN MATHEWS J.NEDUMPARA AND ORS. …..Petitioners VERSUS THE UNION OF INDIA & ORS. …Respondents P A P E R – B O O K[FOR INDEX KINDLY SEE INSIDE] ADVOCATES FOR THE PETITIONERS:RABIN MAJUMDER SYNOPSIS AND LIST OF DATES The reason for sickness of the Banking industry was nothing but the sickness of the economy. If the economy is on [...]

February 22nd, 2018|0 Comments

“Supreme Court must act as one and be one”?!

-Mathews J. Nedumpara What prompted me to pen these few lines is recent Free Press Journal front page headline, “Supreme Court must act as one and be one”. The newspaper report quoted Justice Kurien Joseph saying, “the system exists on certain holy principles, tinkering with it will have no end and the institution will go for ever…when the court is one, it must act as one. If you want it to be one, you will [...]

February 22nd, 2018|0 Comments

Justice Karnans application for Remission to H.E.The President of India(A4)

MATHEWS J. NEDUMPARA Advocate 304, Hari Chambers, 3 rd Floor, 58 - 64, S.B.S. Road, Fort, Mumbai - 400 023 Ph: +91 98205 35428(M), 02222626634, 04842368737, 02222626432,01122146145 E - mail: mathewsjnedumpara@gmail.com To His Excellency Shri. Ram Nath Kovind, President of India, Rashtrapati Bhavan, Raisina Hill, New Delhi,110 004. Sub . : Memorandum/Representation under Article 72 of the Constitution of India by Justice C.S. Karnan seeking remission of his sentence of six months imposed on him [...]

October 18th, 2017|0 Comments

Covering Letter ACP Law Firm

A.C.PHILIP ADVOCATE NEDUMPARA & NEDUMPARA Law Firm 304, Hari Chambers, 3 rd Floor, 58/64 SBS Marg, Near Old Customs House, Fort, Mumbai - 400 023. #89, Shreshta Vihar, Ground Floor, New Delhi - 92. Tel:022 - 22626432; 022 - 22626634/ 011 22146145 ; Mob: +91 09769110823 , E - mail: pradeeparingada@gmail.com To The Hon'ble Union Minister for Home Affairs , Shri Rajnath Singh , Ministry of Home Affairs, North Block , Central Secretariat , New [...]

October 18th, 2017|0 Comments

The NLC Writ Petition Challenging the Transfer of Justice Jayant Patel

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF INDIA CIVIL ORIGINAL JURISDICTION WRIT PETITION (C) NO. ________OF 2017 BETWEEN National Lawyers’ Campaign For Judicial Transparency and Reforms, represented by its Secretary (Litigation) Mr. A. C. Philip, having its registered office at: 304, Hari Chambers, 3rd Floor, 54/68 SBS Marg, Near Old Custom House, Fort Mumbai- 400 023              … PETITIONER No.1   Versus The Union of India, Represented by the Cabinet Secretary Government of India, South Block, Rashtrapati Bhawan, [...]

October 18th, 2017|1 Comment

Open letter to Members of Bar and Political Leaders

THE NATIONAL LAWYERS’ CAMPAIGN FOR JUDICIAL TRANSPARENCY AND REFORMS 304, Hari Chambers, 3rd Floor, 54/68 SBS Marg, Near Old Customs House, Fort Mumbai- 400 023 E-Mail: mathewsjnedumpara@gmail.com, nlcfjtar@gmail.com Cell # +91 9820 535428 , 022 22626634 Mathews J. Nedumpara President Mrs. Rohini M. Amin Vice President   Mumbai Ms. Sophia Pinto Vice President Bangalore Sandeep Kumar Vice President Delhi A. C. Philip Vice president, Cochin Navaneetha Krishnan T General Secretary OPEN LETTER TO THE RESPECTED MEMBERS [...]

October 18th, 2017|1 Comment

Open Letter to CJI reg video recording of NJAC case dated 25.5.2015

THE NATIONAL LAWYERS’ CAMPAIGN FOR JUDICIAL TRANSPARENCY AND REFORMS 304, Hari Chambers, 3rd Floor, 54/68 SBS Marg, Near Old Customs House, Fort Mumbai- 400 023 E-Mail: aminrohini@gmail.com, mathewsjnedumpara@gmail.com Cell # +91 98205 35 428, Mathews J. Nedumpara President Mrs. Rohini M. Amin Vice President   Mumbai Ms. Sophia Pinto Vice President Bangalore Sandeep Kumar Vice President Delhi A. C. Philip Vice president, Cochin Navaneetha Krishnan T General Secretary AN OPEN LETTER TO THE HON’BLE CHIEF JUSTICE [...]

October 18th, 2017|0 Comments

Letter to President and other constitutional authorities

MATHEWS J. NEDUMPARA Senior Partner NEDUMPARA & NEDUMPARA 304, Hari Chambers, 3rd Floor, 54/68 SBS Marg, Near Old Customs House, Fort Mumbai- 400 023 E-Mail: nedumpara2004@yahoo.com, nedumpara2004@hotmail.com Cell # +91 98205 35 428, Date:24th March, 2015 1) His Excellency Shri Pranab Mukherjee, President of India, Also to 2) His Excellency Shri H.M. Ansari, Vice-President of India, 3) Hon'ble Shri Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India, 4) Hon'ble Shri H.L. Dattu, Chief Justice of India, 5) [...]

October 18th, 2017|0 Comments

Complaint reg. fair hearing on NJAC issue

THE NATIONAL LAWYERS’ CAMPAIGN FOR JUDICIAL TRANSPARENCY AND REFORMS 304, Hari Chambers, 3rd Floor, 54/68 SBS Marg, Near Old Customs House, Fort Mumbai- 400 023 E-Mail: aminrohini@gmail.com, mathewsjnedumpara@gmail.com Cell # +91 98205 35 428, Mathews J. Nedumpara President Mrs. Rohini M. Amin Vice President   Mumbai Ms. Sophia Pinto Vice President Bangalore Sandeep Kumar Vice President Delhi A. C. Philip Vice president, Cochin Navaneetha Krishnan T General Secretary Date:24th March, 2015 1) His Excellency Shri Pranab [...]

October 18th, 2017|0 Comments

Brief Note in WP in SC

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF INDIA CIVIL ORIGINAL JURISDICTION WRIT PETITION (CIVIL) NO. OF 2015 IN THE MATTER OF Mathews J. Nedumpara. … PETITIONER Versus The Supreme Court of India Through Secretary General & Ors. … RESPONDENTS BRIEF NOTE ON THE VARIOUS CONTENTIONS RAISED BY THE PETITIONER SEEKING TH CENTRAL GOVERNMENT TO FRAME RULES/REGULATIONS FOR CARRYING OUT THE PROVISIONS OF THE NATIONAL JUDICIAL APPOINTMENT COMMISSION ACT, 2015, NAY, IN SUPPORT OF THE SAID ACT AND [...]

October 18th, 2017|1 Comment

Article on PIL 05.02.2014

THE NATIONAL LAWYERS’ CAMPAIGN FOR JUDICIAL TRANSPARENCY AND REFORMS 304, Hari Chambers, 3rd Floor, 54/68 SBS Marg, Near Old Customs House, Fort Mumbai- 400 023 E-Mail: aminrohini@gmail.com, mathewsjnedumpara@gmail.com Cell # +91 98205 35 428, Mathews J. Nedumpara President Mrs. Rohini M. Amin Vice President   Mumbai Ms. Sophia Pinto Vice President Bangalore Sandeep Kumar Vice President Delhi A. C. Philip Vice president, Cochin Navaneetha Krishnan T General Secretary PUBLIC INTEREST LITIGATION – A RAVENOUS WOLF IN [...]

October 18th, 2017|1 Comment

Article on Judicial Reform

Lack of Management & Technology in Indian Judicial System – Greatest Cause of Huge Pendency & Utterly Low Efficiency Ram Kishan M - 09302103689 www.drtsolutions.com We adopted the Judicial System established by the British Rulers meant for governing over an alien country and hence obviously not suited for a democratic setup or even their own country. We created so called a ‘World Class Constitution’ which was based on inputs from the various constitutions of the [...]

October 18th, 2017|0 Comments

Article on Argument Unheard in SCI on 30.03.2015

NATIONAL JUDICIAL APPOINTMENT COMMISSION - The argument unheard. by Mathews J. Nedumpara, Advocate. It has become imperative to pen this brief article because in the Supreme Court, in the Press and elsewhere, practically one side of the question whether the Constitution (Ninety-ninth Amendment) Act, 2014 and the National Judicial Appointment Commission Act, 2014 (“the said Acts”, for short) are constitutional or not and are desirable or not is being heard. The said Acts are challenged [...]

October 18th, 2017|0 Comments

Article on advertisement of vacancies of Judges

THE NATIONAL LAWYERS’ CAMPAIGN FOR JUDICIAL TRANSPARENCY AND REFORMS 304, Hari Chambers, 3rd Floor, 54/68 SBS Marg, Near Old Customs House, Fort Mumbai- 400 023 E-Mail: aminrohini@gmail.com, mathewsjnedumpara@gmail.com Cell # +91 98205 35 428, Mathews J. Nedumpara President Mrs. Rohini M. Amin Vice President   Mumbai Ms. Sophia Pinto Vice President Bangalore Sandeep Kumar Vice President Delhi A. C. Philip Vice president, Cochin Navaneetha Krishnan T General Secretary ADVERTISE VACANCIES OF JUDGES OF HIGH COURTS, INVITE [...]

October 13th, 2017|0 Comments