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Adultery law: Supreme Court to re-examine IPC provision holding only men liable
Sat, Dec 09, 2017

Says provision appears ‘archaic’, issues notice to government

Deadline to link Aadhaar moved to March 31, 2018: Centre to SC
Fri, Dec 08, 2017

The Attorney General, however, clarified that the deadline for linking Aadhaar to mobile phones will remain February 6, 2018 in view of the Supreme Court’s February 6, 2017 order.

Woman retains religion after marriage: Supreme Court
Fri, Dec 08, 2017

The court also asked a Parsi trust in Gujarat to explore an amicable settlement regarding the demand of a Parsi woman, who had married a Hindu, to allow her to attend the last rites of her parents when the need arises.

SC collegium approves 19 lawyers to three High Court benches
Thu, Dec 07, 2017

The names were recommended by the collegiums of the respective high courts, and approved by chief minister and Governor of the respective states.

War of words in Supreme Court over timing of Ayodhya hearing, next date February 8
Wed, Dec 06, 2017

Though Kapil Sibal did not mention elections, it was apparent to all present that he wanted the court to hear the matter only after the 2019 elections to Lok Sabha.

Babri demolition 25 years later: Cases before Lucknow bench of Allahabad High Court
Tue, Dec 05, 2017

Instituted on January 16, 1950, by Ayodhya resident Gopal Singh Visharad, who prayed that he be allowed to offer worship at the birthplace of Lord Sri Ram Chandra and sought a permanent injunction prohibiting removal of the idols from the Janmasthan.

Babri demolition 25 years later: How High Court saw answer in split verdict
Tue, Dec 05, 2017

The Allahabad High Court verdict of September 30, 2010, dividing the 2.77 acre disputed site in Ayodhya equally among the Nirmohi Akhara, Sunni Central Wakf Board, UP, and Ramlalla Virajman, came after proceedings that lasted 14 years.

Babri demolition 25 years later: Whose title? Ayodhya returns to SC today
Tue, Dec 05, 2017

A Bench of Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra and Justices Ashok Bhushan and S Abdul Nazeer begins the final hearing on the appeals today.

Instant triple talaq non-bailable offence, 3 years jail, fine for guilty: Draft law
Sat, Dec 02, 2017

Instant Triple talaq: The proposed law, which empowers Muslim women, applies to instant triple talaq in “oral, written, electronic or any other form”. Any declaration of talaq-e-biddat by a Muslim man shall be “illegal and void”, says the draft law.

Want my freedom, faith, Hadiya tells SC, sent to college hostel
Tue, Nov 28, 2017

Supreme Court empowers college dean, asks NIA to continue probe into Hadiya case

To Hadiya’s plea, judge says: Wife not chattel, husband can’t be guardian
Tue, Nov 28, 2017

The court subsequently interacted with Hadiya and allowed her to resume her homoeopathy house surgeoncy in Salem.

PM Modi: Legislature, judiciary and executive must fulfill people’s wishes by remaining within ‘limits’
Mon, Nov 27, 2017

“Balance between the legislature, judiciary and executive has been the backbone of our Constitution. Because of this balance, our nation was able to defeat Emergency..." said PM Modi.

National Law Day: Judicial activism based on flawed premise, says Arun Jaitley
Sun, Nov 26, 2017

Can’t say will step in if you don’t do your job, what if we say the same: Jaitley; need to protect fundamental rights: CJI

Muslim law board says RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat’s remarks on Ram temple a challenge to SC
Sat, Nov 25, 2017

The court will hear appeals against the Allahabad High Court verdict dividing the 2.77-acre disputed land in Ayodhya between the main deity Ram Lalla, Sunni Wakf Board and Nirmohi Akhara.

Cabinet likely to take up proposal on top judges’ pay hike today
Wed, Nov 22, 2017

As per the judges’ salary Acts, the Chief Justice of India currently draws a “salary” of Rs 1 lakh “per mensem” (per month) while fellow judges of the Supreme Court and Chief Justices of High Courts get Rs 90,000 each.

Padmavati row: SC rejects petition to delete scenes; CM Chouhan says won’t allow film’s release in MP
Tue, Nov 21, 2017

Mamata Banerjee, chief minister of TMC-ruled West Bengal, spoke out against the protests and urged the film industry to “come together and protest in one voice” against the “calculated plan of a political party to destroy the freedom to express ourselves”.

Aadhaar relief for NRIs, PIOs & OCIs; UIDAI says identity be sought only from those eligible
Sat, Nov 18, 2017

Aadhaar relief for NRIs, PIOs, OCIs: Government agencies can now exempt those belonging to these categories from furnishing Aadhaar identity for availing services as they are not eligible for enrolling for the unique ID.

SC rejects plea to stop documentary on Arvind Kejriwal, says freedom of expression sacrosanct
Fri, Nov 17, 2017

“Any film or drama or novel is creation of art. An artist has his own freedom to express himself in a manner which is not prohibited in law and such prohibition are not read by implication to crucify the rights of expressive mind.”

Quota in promotions: Five-judge bench to decide whether 2006 order needs to be revisited
Thu, Nov 16, 2017

In 2006, a five-judge Constitution Bench had ruled that the state was not bound to provide reservation for SCs/STs in promotions.

Medical college bribe case: CJI decides who hears a case even if facing allegation, Supreme Court underlines
Wed, Nov 15, 2017

Medical college bribe case: The Supreme Court said “though it is true that no one is above the law, no person in the higher echelons is above the law, but at the same time, it is the duty of both the Bar and the Bench to protect the dignity of the entire judicial system”.

Medical college bribe case: Supreme Court says damage done, outcome does not matter
Tue, Nov 14, 2017

Verdict today; bench asks if petition amounts to forum shopping, contempt

Law ministry mulls change in commercial courts law
Mon, Nov 13, 2017

The proposed change will enable the state governments in these places to designate a commercial court with pecuniary jurisdiction not less than Rs 3 lakh and not more than Rs 1 crore.

Lucknow Medical College bribe case: SC witnesses stormy scenes, CJI says he decides who hears which case
Sat, Nov 11, 2017

Lucknow Medical College bribe case: 5-judge bench overturns 2-judge bench order, spares Bhushan of contempt saying ‘restraint is our power’

Lucknow medical college case: Graft allegations disturbing, says SC, pertain to our functioning
Fri, Nov 10, 2017

Two-judge bench sends case to a larger bench, issues notice to Centre and CBI.

Memorandum of Procedure row: CJI bench recalls two-judge order
Thu, Nov 09, 2017

During the hearing, the bench said “these are not matters to be taken up on the judicial side like this” but did not explain why it should not be pursued on the judicial side.

SC tells banks, telcos: Message to customers must specify deadline for linking Aadhaar
Sat, Nov 04, 2017

The court, however, refused to order an interim stay, saying all Aadhaar-related cases had already been marked for hearing in the last week of November.

State vs L-G: SC reminds Delhi of its power limitations
Fri, Nov 03, 2017

“In urgent matters, it is the L-G who is given primacy... The executive power of the government of Delhi was not exclusive to the executive power of the Centre,” the bench said

Set up special courts to try politicians in criminal cases, Supreme Court tells Centre
Thu, Nov 02, 2017

The Supreme Court also referred to a report submitted to it which said there were 1,581 criminal cases pending against lawmakers at the time of filing nominations to the 2014 elections and asked the government to inform it about the status of these cases

Motor accident insurance claims: Supreme Court lays down norms to calculate compensation
Wed, Nov 01, 2017

The order marks a radical break from the practice, in which future prospects were considered only for those having a permanent job with scope for increase in salary.

Article 35A: SC defers case after Govt says hearings may affect talks by J-K interlocutor
Tue, Oct 31, 2017

Article 35A empowers the J&K legislature to define permanent residents of the state.

National anthem in movie halls: SC asks why do people have to wear patriotism on sleeve
Tue, Oct 24, 2017

The Supreme Court indicated it may replace the word 'shall' with 'may' in the 2016 order, in which playing of the national anthem was made mandatory for cinema halls before the screening of a movie.

Solicitor General Ranjit Kumar resigns citing personal reasons
Sat, Oct 21, 2017

Ranjit Kumar’s resignation comes four months after Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi put in his papers, saying he wanted to return to private practice

Criticism of govt does not amount to sedition: Soli Sorabjee
Sun, Oct 15, 2017

To a question on why a judge should be treated any different from the Prime Minister or the President, the senior lawyer said that this was “because of the unique position they (judges) occupy in our scheme of things.”

Need to balance national interest, human rights: Supreme Court on Rohingya refugees
Sat, Oct 14, 2017

At one stage, the CJI even suggested ordering the Centre not to deport the refugees till the next date of hearing, but stopped short following objection from Additional Solicitor General Tushar Mehta who said it will have international ramifications.

Sex with wife below 18 years is rape, rules SC; underlines girl’s right to choose
Thu, Oct 12, 2017

Section 375 of the Indian Penal Code, which defines the offence of rape, has an exception clause that says intercourse or sexual act by a man with his wife, not below 15 years, is not rape. However, the age of consent is 18 years.

Passive euthanasia Bill ready, but ‘living will’ may be misused: Govt tells SC
Wed, Oct 11, 2017

Shanbaug, a nurse at KEM Hospital in Mumbai, remained in a vegetative state for almost 42 years after she was sexually assaulted and choked by a ward boy. She died in May 2015.