Utkarsh Anand


SC on J&K: Consider options other than pellet guns in Valley
Tue, Mar 28, 2017

The Supreme Court Monday asked the central government to consider using alternative means other than pellet guns for crowd-control and to deal with protesters in Jammu and Kashmir.

1984 anti-Sikh riots: Show records of 199 cases closed by SIT, SC tells Centre
Sat, Mar 25, 2017

The court order came even as Rohatgi argued that 33 years have gone by since the incident and that the investigation could not go on forever when victims, accused or eye-witnesses remained untraced.

SC orders CBI probe into girl’s death on Expressway almost 20 months later
Sat, Mar 25, 2017

At this, the court underlined that the investigation was initially with Noida Police but it had to be transferred to the Delhi Police Crime Branch over inaction by the former.

Statement in SC: CBI bid to shunt out coal scam probe DIGs
Sat, Mar 25, 2017

Agency says Ravi Kant’s departure will ensure better investigation, Bhushan objects: CBI wants to dismantle team

Supreme Court asks BCCI CoA to release funds to state units
Sat, Mar 25, 2017

The Supreme Court asked the CoA to honour its contracts with the state associations.

Babri demolition case: SC defers hearing by two weeks
Fri, Mar 24, 2017

A bench of Justices P C Ghose and Rohinton F Nariman asked all the parties in the case to file their written arguments by April 6 and posted the matter for further hearing on April 7.

Babri Masjid case: CBI plea stays before same bench
Thu, Mar 23, 2017

The proceeding began as advocate M R Shamshad sought an adjournment for a week to file documents relating to the status of the cases before trial courts in Lucknow and Rae Bareli.

Law prevails over PM Modi’s word: A-G tells SC on note ban deadline
Wed, Mar 22, 2017

The bench said the “nation has to know” through an affidavit whether the government was willing to give another chance to people to deposit old currency and if not, why.

Ayodhya dispute: In 2010, SC delayed judgment for reconciliation effort
Wed, Mar 22, 2017

Justice Gokhale had said the apex court would be the first to be blamed if “passions rise” after the verdict by the high court.

In SC, Lucknow and Rae Bareli, Ayodhya battles over the decades
Wed, Mar 22, 2017

Indian Express recaps the background and charges, and the list of accused in the major cases related to the Ayodhya dispute and Babri Masjid demolition

Narada tapes: Setback for Mamata Banerjee as SC allows CBI probe, rejects her govt plea
Wed, Mar 22, 2017

“This is rarest of the rare case... undisputed political people are involved,” retorted the bench, also comprising Justices D Y Chandrachud and Sanjay K Kaul.

Law matters, not PM’s word: A-G to SC on note ban deadline
Tue, Mar 21, 2017

"There is no question of PM’s speech...if PM says March 31, 2017 but the law says December 30, 2016, the law will prevail over the PM. Let’s be clear about that first,” the A-G submitted before a bench led by Chief Justice of India J S Khehar

Supreme Court Chief Justice offers an Ayodhya roadmap — out of his court
Wed, Mar 22, 2017

The CJI stated that he would not hear the case in court if the parties wanted him to help them in mediation.

Conscience of the Bar, Anil Divan dies at 86
Tue, Mar 21, 2017

The senior lawyer underlined that Divan fought not just for clients but for people’s rights and freedoms.

Election Commission supports lifetime ban on convicts from contesting
Tue, Mar 21, 2017

Most reforms pending or have not been approved, EC tells court

Fill up vacancies before asking for more judges: SC
Tue, Mar 21, 2017

Chief Justice of India observed that there was an increase in the number of judges in the 24 high courts by 25 per cent in 2014 but half the seats in high courts were still vacant

Need culture of settling disputes amicably outside courts: SC judge
Mon, Mar 20, 2017

Judge of the apex court said that access to justice for all is a pledge that could be fulfilled more effectively if people are encouraged to resort to an alternate dispute resolution system

Strange… Terror convict gets access to justice, what about victims: CJI
Sun, Mar 19, 2017

Convicted as “a driving spirit” for the serial bomb blasts in Mumbai in which 257 people were killed, Memon had failed in his second review petition and in the curative petition, following which his mercy petition was also rejected by the President

Justice Misra At NALSA Meet: ‘Legal aid not charity, lawyers should work sincerely’
Sun, Mar 19, 2017

Justice Misra said that more than 11 lakh people were benefited in the last National Lok Adalats, held in February, as 6.41 lakh cases were settled

Former CJI says he couldn’t have known about Justice Karnan
Thu, Mar 16, 2017

On March 10, a seven-judge Constitution Bench of the apex court invoked the possibility of arresting a sitting high court judge