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Triple talaq invalid, against tenets of Quran, says SC in 3-2 verdict
Tue, Aug 22, 2017

While three judges, Justices Kurian Joseph, R F Nariman and U U Lalit, of the five-judge Supreme Court bench agreed that the practice of triple talaq should be set aside, two others, CJI J S Khehar and Justice Abdul Nazeer, were of the view that the practice was part of Muslim personal law and hence the court could not interfere.

Triple talaq ruling today, petitioner’s brother says ‘it’s about all sisters’
Tue, Aug 22, 2017

Triple Talaq verdict: The verdict by the bench comprising Chief Justice of India J S Khehar and Justices Kurian Joseph, R F Nariman, U U Lalit and Abdul Nazeer is to be pronounced at 10.30 am. The bench had reserved its verdict on May 18 after hearing it for six days starting May 11 during the summer recess.

Supreme Court objections make N K Amin, Tarun Barot quit Gujarat posts
Fri, Aug 18, 2017

As soon as a bench of Chief Justice of India J S Khehar and Justice D Y Chandrachud took up the matter for hearing, the counsel for the two officers told the court that they would step down today itself. The court recorded the submission.

Apologise to salesman for wrongful arrest, Delhi court tells police
Thu, Aug 17, 2017

Surender Kumar, who was a salesman at a footwear showroom in Shakthi Nagar — within the limits of Roop Nagar police station — was arrested for not complying with a police circular to install a CCTV camera in the shop.

Supreme Court panel to examine why 1984 anti-Sikh riots cases closed
Thu, Aug 17, 2017

1984 riots: Two years after its formation, the SIT has managed to file chargesheets only in a few cases taken up for further probe.

Supreme Court orders NIA to probe Kerala ‘love jihad’ case
Wed, Aug 16, 2017

Earlier, the apex court ordered the Kerala Police to assist NIA in submitting its report in the case of a Muslim man whose marriage to a Hindu woman was annulled by the Kerala High Court.

CJI appeal to lawyers: Make people from all religions proud
Wed, Aug 16, 2017

The event was also attended by Union Law and Justice Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad. The CJI said he was born in Kenya when it was a British colony. His forefathers had migrated there fleeing their home in Lahore to evade arrest by British.

Plea against Article 35 A cites gender bias, sent to larger SC bench
Tue, Aug 15, 2017

The plea by Seema Razdan Bhargav and Charu Wali Khanna, which came up before a bench of Justices Dipak Misra and A M Khanwilkar, was tagged along with another petition challenging the Constitutional validity of Article 35A which has already been referred to a three-judge bench.

Hearing in Supreme Court to start on eve of Babri razing anniversary
Fri, Aug 11, 2017

On Friday, a three-judge bench of the court, headed by Justice Dipak Misra, fixed December 5 for hearing cross-appeals challenging the September 2010 judgement of the Allahabad HC which divided the 2.77 acre disputed land between the deity Ramlalla, Sunni Wakf Board and Nirmohi Akhara

Supreme Court snubs Congress on NOTA: Won’t stay… when it suited you, no appeal
Fri, Aug 04, 2017

Questioning the party for not challenging this provision, which has been in force since 2014, the bench observed that many elections have since been held but “when it suited you, you did not challenge it”.

At privacy hearing in SC, ASG says he is like Liz Taylor’s 7th husband, judge asks about 8th
Wed, Aug 02, 2017

During the course of his arguments in the Supreme Court, Tushar Mehta pointed out that many countries had protected privacy via statutes without making it a fundamental right.

Formed expert panel to study issues related to data protection: Centre to Supreme Court
Wed, Aug 02, 2017

Mehta, who appeared on behalf of the Unique Identification Authority of India, the nodal agency for implementing Aadhaar, submitted a copy of the notification issued by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology on Monday.

Supreme Court hearing: Privacy non-negotiable under Aadhaar Act, says govt
Fri, Jul 28, 2017

Venugopal explained that “even demographic data is protected in Aadhaar...One doesn’t have to give phone number etc if they have apprehension of misuse”. Senior counsel Gopal Subramanium, appearing for the petitioner, contended that the “enrolling authority under Aadhaar were private parties and not the Government of India”.

Privacy is a fundamental right with qualifications, Centre tells apex court
Thu, Jul 27, 2017

“There is a fundamental right to privacy. But it is a wholly qualified right,” Attorney General K K Venugopal told a nine-judge Constitution Bench headed by Chief Justice of India J S Khehar. He, however, made it clear that the submission was not intended to cover the challenge to Aadhaar, meaning that those challenging it cannot claim that it violates right to privacy.

Personal data is integral to right to life: Centre tells Supreme Court
Sat, Jul 22, 2017

The petitioners have challenged WhatsApp’s policy of sharing user data with its new parent company Facebook, saying it amounts to infringement of fundamental rights under Articles 19 (freedom of speech and expression) and 21 (right to life) of the Constitution.

If private bodies can have data, why not State: SC
Fri, Jul 21, 2017

“State can’t be entrusted with citizens’ data without proper oversight being there. Declaring right to privacy a fundamental right is the first step towards ensuring oversight,” he said. He also referred to app-based cab service providers like Uber collecting user information, saying it amounted to tracking.

Limitations to privacy, says SC, petitioner says embedded in life, liberty
Thu, Jul 20, 2017

Justice Chandrachud sought to know if the right to privacy would extend to one’s choice of family and sexual orientation. “If privacy is right to make choice, choice in what area — family, sexual orientation, gender identity, surveillance... what all?” he asked the petitioners.

Challenge to Aadhaar act: Is privacy basic right? Nine-judge Bench to decide
Wed, Jul 19, 2017

Challenge to Aadhaar act: A five-judge Constitution Bench, which met to examine if the Aadhaar Act violates a person’s right to privacy, realised that the court will have to first answer if right to privacy constitutes a fundamental right under the Constitution before it takes up the main question.

M P Sharma and Kharak Singh: The cases in which SC ruled on privacy
Wed, Jul 19, 2017

A nine-judge Bench of the Supreme Court will decide whether privacy is a fundamental right. Indian Express summarises the view the Supreme Court has taken on this issue earlier

Another window will defeat purpose: Centre to SC
Tue, Jul 18, 2017

The Centre on Monday said this would “defeat the very object of demonetisation and elimination of black money”

Centre says no to another chance to deposit banned notes
Mon, Jul 17, 2017

The Supreme Court, on July 4, gave the Centre and Reserve Bank of India two weeks time to consider granting people with “genuine reasons” a new window for depositing demonetised notes. The Centre, in response, said this will “defeat the very object of demonetisation and elimination of black money”.

SC orders CBI probe into 97 Manipur cases
Sat, Jul 15, 2017

The CBI Director is directed to nominate a group of five officers to go through the records of the cases, lodge necessary FIRs and to complete investigations into the same by 31st December 2017 and prepare chargesheets, wherever necessary,” the bench ordered.

CJI backs allowing foreign lawyers to practise, seeks reciprocity
Sun, Jul 09, 2017

Chief Justice of India J S Khehar called international exchange of lawyers an opportunity to learn. “...it is not that we will also not learn when foreign lawyers and firms come to India."

Citing CS Karnan case, two SC judges say must review process of selection
Thu, Jul 06, 2017

Justices Chelameswar and Gogoi noted that Karnan’s conduct was controversial ever since his elevation to the bench, and attributed this to the “failure to make an assessment of his personality at the time of recommending his name for elevation”.

Next attorney general? Venugopal says PM will take call when he returns
Wed, Jun 28, 2017

Venugopal answered in the negative when asked if the government was in touch with him and declined to comment whether he had conveyed his assent.

Justice Karnan case highlights needs for protecting integrity of judiciary
Wed, Jun 21, 2017

The Justice Karnan episode was a pointer to the glaring lacuanes in the scheme of selection and appointment of judges of the higher judiciary

‘To support person… must know him’: Mamata Banerjee, Ram Nath Kovind were on House panel
Wed, Jun 21, 2017

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee had on Monday indicated that she had barely heard of him.

200th anniversary of Kerala’s ‘Magna Carta of education’ marked in Delhi
Sun, Jun 18, 2017

Travancore royal family’s Aswathy Thirunal Gowri Lakshmi Bayi, who attended the event, expressed disappointment over the lack of interest regarding the anniversary in Kerala.

For judicial appointments revised MoP being finalised: Ravi Shankar Prasad
Fri, Jun 16, 2017

“On some issues, we have reached agreement (with the collegium),” the minister said, but declined to disclose the points on which differences remained.

‘Not keen to put pressure’ on Mukul Rohatgi, government set to name new AG soon
Wed, Jun 14, 2017

Rohatgi was appointed the 14th Attorney General of India in June 2014

Supreme Court upholds linking Aadhaar with PAN, but exempts those without it for now
Sat, Jun 10, 2017

SC on Aadhaar card for IT return: The apex court upheld the validity of sub-section 1 but ordered a partial stay on the operation of sub-section 2.

Apex court for wider definition of children who need protection
Sat, Jun 03, 2017

Calls for inclusion of victims of sex abuse, trafficking under Juvenile Justice Act

Muslim Board calls for social boycott of those who resort to triple talaq
Tue, May 23, 2017

In affidavit to Supreme Court, AIMPLB issued new guidelines for couples

Women will get option to say no to triple talaq, Muslim board tells SC
Fri, May 19, 2017

Concluding its hearing of a clutch of petitions challenging the practice of triple talaq, polygamy and nikah halala, the bench, which includes Justices Kurien Joseph, U U Lalit, R F Nariman and Abdul Nazeer, reserved its verdict.

SC to Muslim Board: Can you give wife an option in contract to say no to triple talaq?
Thu, May 18, 2017

The bench is hearing seven petitions, including five filed by Muslim women, challenging the practice of triple talaq, polygamy and nikah halala.

Ram born in Ayodhya issue of faith, so is triple talaq: Muslim Board
Wed, May 17, 2017

The Supreme Court is hearing seven petitions including five filed by Muslim women challenging the practise of polygamy, nikah halala and triple talaq in the community.