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Nazi war criminal Søren Kam dies a free man at 93

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By NewsGram Staff Writer

It is said that justice delayed is justice denied. But if justice fails to catch up with the culprit during his lifetime, then it becomes a bad joke played on the victim.

Right now, the butt of one such bad joke is the Jewish community in general and the Jewish rights organization Simon Wiesenthal Center which aims to bring Nazi war criminals from the erstwhile Third Reich to  justice.  

Former Nazi officer, Søren Kam, who was fifth in the Simon Wiesenthal Center most wanted Nazi offender list died a free man in Kempten, Germany on 23rd March.

He was involved in the murder of Danish anti-Nazi newspaper editor Carl Henrik Clemmensen in 1943. He was found guilty in an in absentia trial  for the murder by a Danish court. Søren Kam escaped conviction by fleeing to Germany, where he was granted citizenship and never extradited to Denmark as a German court considered his crime manslaughter, not murder.  

‘The fact that Søren Kam, a totally unrepentant Nazi murderer, died a free man in Kempten (Germany), is a terrible failure of the Bavarian judicial authorities.’ Dr Efraim Zuroff, from the Simon Wiesenthal Center, said in a statement.

Kam was awarded Knight’s Cross, the highest Nazi honor for valor in battle by Adolf Hitler in 1945.  

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Indu Malhotra sworn in as SC judge

It is for the first time that the apex court has two women judges -- the other being Justice R. Banumathi. Justice Malhotra is the fifth woman judge of the top court.

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The court said that even if the Centre has not framed the scheme, Karnataka, under the Cauvery Water Dispute Tribunal award, was obliged to make monthly releases to Tamil Nadu.
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Senior lawyer Indu Malhotra was sworn in on Friday as Supreme Court judge, amid raging controversy over the Narendra Modi government returning recommendation on Justice K.M. Joseph.

Senior lawyer Indu Malhotra was sworn in on Friday as Supreme Court judge, amid raging controversy over the Narendra Modi government returning recommendation on Justice K.M. Joseph
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She was administered the oath of office by Chief Justice Dipak Misra. She will have a tenure of a little over three years.

With her swearing in the strength of the top court judges rose to 25 — six still short of the actual sanctioned strength of 31.

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It is for the first time that the apex court has two women judges — the other being Justice R. Banumathi. Justice Malhotra is the fifth woman judge of the top court.

Justice Fatima Bibi was the first woman judge of the Supreme Court. She was followed by Justice Ruma Pal, Justice Gyan Sudha Misra and Justice Banumathi. (IANS)

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