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SC slams Lt Gov for doing nothing on Delhi garbage issue


New Delhi : The Supreme Court on Thursday expressed displeasure on the failure of Delhi Lt Governor, whom it termed “Superman”, for not taking effective steps to tackle garbage problem in the city, after his office admitted that garbage management comes within its jurisdiction.

A bench of Justice Madan B Lokur and Justice Deepak Gupta slammed Lt Governor Anil Baijal for not taking appropriate action on the issue of solid waste management in Delhi and took into note that he did not attend crucial meetings on the issue and had not passed any directions too.   The bench said the meetings held by the Delhi Health Minister would not be not accepted by the Lt Governor because he would say it was chaired by someone without authority. “Who is the Health Minister according to LG?” asked the court.

Sec 377 hearing to resume on July 17

The Supreme court will resume hearing on the petitions filed against Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), which criminalises homosexual activities, on July 17. Lawyer Ashok Desai appearing for one of the petitioners told the five-judge constitution bench of the apex court that the LGBTQ’s existence is part of the culture and many countries have been accepted homosexuality. On Wednesday, the Centre told the apex court that it would leave it to the wisdom of its judges to decide the constitutional validity of Section 377.