38.6c New Delhi, India, Sunday, April 21, 2024

Petition filed in relation to the alleged MOU signed between Congress and China

By Ayushi Wargantiwar      10 August, 2020 03:45 PM      0 Comments
Petition filed in relation to the alleged MOU signed between Congress and China

The petition was filed by Goa chronicle editor-in-chief Savio Rodriguez and Adv. Shashank Jha against congress chief Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi, and some others on the alleged MOU signed between Congress and Chinese Authorities. While hearing the plea the SC on Friday (August 7th, 2020) wondered how a political party can sign any such agreement with a foreign country. The petitioner sought CBI investigation into the MOU signed on August 7, 2008, for exchanging high-level information and co-operation between them. 

The petitioner has argued that despite having hostile relations with China, the INC has signed the agreement when it was a leading coalition government. The plea argued, "The Petitioners firmly believe that the nation's security cannot and shouldn't be compromised by anyone. Therefore, this petition has been moved under Article 32 of the Constitution of Bharat, which seeks to bring transparency and clarity regarding the agreement signed between the Respondent No. 1 (INC) and the Communist Party of China which is also the de-facto government of People's Republic of China…The details are very crucial. It is a national security issue and the truth must be told. We had put out that question to Rahul Gandhi in an editorial that I had written as well as on a TV channel, but he has given no answer to the people of India,". 

Times now reporter Harish Nair reported that the apex court has dismissed the petition and asked the petitioner to move the High court. The chief justice, before whom the matter was listed previously stated that this is a very serious issue. He has never before heard of any political party entering into an agreement with a foreign country. The petitioner has been given a chance to amend the petition but if the facts are found to be wrong, then the Petitioner will be prosecuted. 

Therefore, the Petitioner argued that they have moved to SC asking for the NIA probe into the MOU and the agreement must be made public. 

Share this article:

Leave a feedback about this

Trending Judiciary
SC orders medical examination of 14-yr-old rape survivor seeking to terminate her 28-week pregnancy

Supreme Court orders medical examination of 14-year-old rape survivor seeking termination of 28-week pregnancy. Decision to be made after evaluating impact on her health.

20 April, 2024 11:00 AM


Trending Legal Insiders
Need to safeguard judiciary from unwarranted pressures: 21 ex-judges write letter to CJI

21 ex-judges write to CJI Chandrachud urging protection of judiciary from pressures undermining its integrity and autonomy.

15 April, 2024 12:17 PM
Trending Judiciary
SC notice to ED; declines early date on plea by Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal against arrest

SC issues notice to ED, declines early hearing on Delhi CM Kejriwal's plea against arrest in liquor scam.

15 April, 2024 03:08 PM
Trending Law School
Call For Chapters: Gender-Based Violence and Religion

Calling For Book Chapters: As an editor, Dr. Amit Anand, Assistant Professor, School of Legal Studies, REVA University, Bengaluru, is inviting people to contribute to a book, entitled "Gender-Based Violence and Religion." This book is scheduled to be published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

15 April, 2024 04:21 PM
Trending Top Stories
Cannot stop any public rally, Bombay HC on allegation that Ram Navami processions deliberately pass through Muslim-majority areas

The Bombay High Court calls upon the Maharashtra Police to ensure that no law and order issues occur during a Ram Navami rally in a Muslim-majority area in Mumbai.

15 April, 2024 06:36 PM


Join Group

Signup for Our Newsletter

Get Exclusive access to members only content by email