Thank you for sending in your answers to yesterday’s Law Biriyani, our fortnightly quiz. The winner of the prize worth Rs. 8000/- is Gourav Mohanty, a student in the fourth year at Symbiosis Law School, Pune. He loves mooting and strongly advocates working hard and partying even harder.
These are the answers, which many of you got correct.
1. Supreme Court judges being appointed as Governors of states.
Justice M. Fathima Beevi, a former Supreme Court judge, was appointed the Governor of Tamil Nadu in 1997 and Justice P. Sathasivam, a former Chief Justice of India, was recently appointed the Governor of Kerala.
2. The Scottish referendum.
The cartoon went with the description ‘Nessie weighs in on Scottish independence’ referring to the Lochness monster’s opinion on the independence of Scotland.
Sivaji Rao Gaikwad is the real name of Tamil actor and superstar Rajnikanth. The movie is Main Hoon Rajinikanth.
5. She is the judge presiding over the trial of Oscar Pistorius. On September 12, 2014, Judge Masipa found Pistorius not guilty of murder but guilty of the culpable homicide of Reeva Steenkamp. Judge Masipa adjourned the trial until October 13, 2014 for sentencing and granting a bail extension to Pistorius.
6. Whistleblower or Whistleblowing.
Recently, the Centre for Public Interest Litigation (CPIL), the NGO whose PIL petition led to the cancellation of 122 2G licenses, through the advocate Prashant Bhushan, has refused to disclose to the Supreme Court, the identity of the whistleblower who passed on documents allegedly showing that CBI chief Ranjit Sinha met persons accused in the 2G spectrum and coal scam cases. The founding members of the CPIL, including senior advocates Fali Nariman, Anil Divan, Shanti Bhushan and Justice (Retd.) Rajinder Sachar, had unanimously resolved that disclosing the whistleblower’s identity would be a breach of trust.