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Monday, October 18, 2021

D Y Chandrachud


SC junks Supertech’s plea to modify order directing demolition of twin towers in Noida project

October 04, 2021 6:52 pm

A bench of Justices D Y Chandrachud and B V Nagarathna pointed out that “grant of such a relief is in the nature of a review of the judgment of this court”.

Justice Chandrachud is right to remind intellectuals of their duty. But what of the other institutions of democracy?

September 07, 2021 6:50 pm

Merely sounding warning notes is not going to suffice in the current climate — they will have to be accompanied by stronger signals and urgent corrective measures on the part of our institutions, the judiciary among them.

To speak truth to power is duty of all: D Y Chandrachud

August 29, 2021 7:32 am

Cautioning that the truth, as determined by the State, may not always be free of falsehood, he said: “One cannot only rely on the State to determine the ‘truth’.”

Hoarding Covid medicines: Supreme Court refuses to stay proceedings against Gambhir foundation

July 26, 2021 2:22 pm

A bench comprising Justices D Y Chandrachud and M R Shah said people were running around for medicines and drugs, and in this situation suddenly a trust comes and says we will give you medicines.

Delhi Confidential: No Tareekh Pe Tareekh

July 21, 2021 2:52 am

Interestingly, the “tareekh pe tareekh” question had cropped up before the Bombay High Court in December 2020 when it was hearing a plea by social media user Sunaina Holey, challenging an FIR registered against her for allegedly objectionable tweets.

Detention of activist under NSA: Supreme Court seeks Manipur reply

July 21, 2021 3:14 am

A bench of Justice D Y Chandrachud and M R Shah told Solicitor General Tushar Mehta that it was a serious issue as someone lost his liberty since May and the petitioners have prayed for grant of compensation to Erendro for detention.

Manipur activist Erendro Leichombam held for post on dung and Covid released on order of SC

July 20, 2021 1:32 am

Erendro was detained in May under the National Security Act (NSA), allegedly over his comments on Facebook criticising claims that cow dung and cow urine are effective in preventing or treating Covid-19.

'Any semblance of authoritarianism upsets promise to ancestors who accepted India as constitutional republic': Justice D Y Chandrachud

July 18, 2021 7:49 am

Justice Chandrachud stated that viewing the Constitution as the “primary spirit of counter-majoritarianism” will help achieve inclusive scientific progress in a globalised and increasingly privatised world.

Sedition law has no place in a modern democracy

July 10, 2021 9:08 am

Born of an authoritarian mindset and fixation with order, it’s been done away with in most of the world.

Top court stays Delhi HC order on IGST on imported concentrators

June 02, 2021 2:19 am

The High Court had said that the category of life-saving drugs also includes oxygen concentrators. It had quashed a May 1 notification by the Centre which reduced the IGST rate from 28 to 12 per cent.