Senior lawyer Anand Grover, who led the battle for personal autonomy and dignity for the transgenders in the Supreme Court, called it “unfortunate” that even the latest communications from the Centre fails to acknowledge transgenders as a distinct class.
“You don’t have to put adjectives... we have already passed our order and it was in connection with a specific petition,” retorted the bench on Friday.
As Madhya Pradesh HC judge, Justice Misra ruled against use of anthem in film, Supreme Court let screening go on.
Punjab government had decided to denotify the land acquired for the SYL canal project with immediate effect and return them to the owners free of charge.
Further, the bench said people must show respect to the national anthem and the national flag and called it “imperative” to show them honour and respect.
Meanwhile, the high court collegium too has not made any recommendation for appointment of judges for least one-fifth of available vacancies.
Jallikattu is a bull-taming sport played in Tamil Nadu as a part of the Pongal harvest festival.
They were speaking at a function organised by the Supreme Court to celebrate Constitution Day.
The court said that if investigations were to be ordered on the basis of computer entries, the entire world could be roped in.
The court order will, in effect, mean a complete ban on all largescale fireworks in Delhi-NCR since it prohibits sale, stocking as well as its possession in substantive quantity.
The court also held that a man cannot be held guilty of abetting suicide if his wife takes the step after knowing of his extramarital relationship.
This campaign seeks to make at least 50 per cent of all government buildings in capitals “fully accessible” for the disabled by July 2018.
A bench led by Chief Justice of India T S Thakur observed that the law to have Lokpal was passed after a prolonged struggle by civil society and it must become functional regardless whether the incumbent government wants it or not.
Senior advocate K T S Tulsi, representing the Association of the Victims of Uphaar Tragedy (AVUT), mentioned the matter before the CJI.
“It is not a fit case where we should interfere. We have gone through the records and we decline to intervene,” said a bench of Justices P C Ghose and Uday U Lalit.
The court said there is no legal provision to support his plea that criminal proceedings have to be stayed in case there is a civil case going on simultaneously.
Haryana-based Dr Raman Kakar learnt that in several cases patients had completed full course of medication on six occasions but the disease still resuscitated, forcing them to seek another dose.
A bench led by Chief Justice of India T S Thakur asked the government to justify under law its notifications for demonetising Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes.
A CBI probe ordered by the Supreme Court into the mystery of how a man sentenced for life got freed only after 11 months has resulted in a reversal of fortune for Tiwari, who was compelled to surrender before a trial court in Basti.
The collegium system has its genesis in a series of judgments called “Judges Cases”. The collegium came into being through interpretations of pertinent constitutional provisions by the Supreme Court in the Judges Cases.
Justice Singh was not on the Constitution Bench that quashed the constitutional amendment to replace collegium system with NJAC.
A bench led by Chief Justice of India T S Thakur was informed by Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi that while 34 appointments have been done, 43 names have been sent back to the collegium.
Not scared: ex-SC judge to bench that wanted him evicted.
A nine-judge bench led by Chief Justice of India T S Thakur held by majority that state governments could impose taxes on good imported from other states even if similar goods are manufactured within its territory.
The judgment is a huge setback for the SAD-BJP alliance ahead of the upcoming Punjab Assembly elections.
Supreme Court Tuesday observed that it may completely ban bursting of firecrackers, including during religious festivals.
The incident took place on July 29, when a family from Noida was stopped on the highway near Bulandshahr by an armed gang.
The Supreme Court court, however, added the caveat that the sanctioned payment shall be made directly to the parties.
The order came after four NDTV officials, including its co-founder Prannoy Roy, met Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting M Venkaiah Naidu.
The CAG submitted its affidavit along with the audit inspection report
The Divorce Act, which regulates separation among Christians, was framed in 1869 and borrowed its text from the English law, Matrimonial Causes Act, 1857.
Out of the five names, the government expressed repeated objections regarding two.
The bench told Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi that although the judiciary would not want a “clash” with any other institution, it was for the government to make sure such a situation is averted.
A bench led by Justice Dipak Misra issued a notice to the government, which will have to respond within three weeks to a PIL filed by Shyam Narayan Chouksey, a retired engineer in Bhopal.
The CPI(M) also intervened in the matter. The state governments said the courts cannot pre-empt, define or spell out what can be permitted in an election manifesto.
The High Court would be at liberty, after scrutinizing the report of the Expert Committee and upon hearing the relevant stakeholders...to issue appropriate directions and monitor compliance,” said the Supreme Court