Saturday, Feb 04, 2023

The Supreme Court of India


Why CJI is right to express concern on age of consent: Criminalisation of adolescents under POCSO Act shows an overbearing state unaware of social change

December 24, 2022 10:28 am

Criminalising underage sexuality weighs down the already-overburdened courts, clogging up the criminal justice machinery even more

Elector making false complaint over EVM malfunction must know consequence: Supreme Court

November 28, 2022 6:53 pm

A bench headed by Justice Ajay Rastogi told the petitioner to file a written note explaining why the provision was problematic and observed, at this stage, it was not in agreement with his stand.

Forced religious conversion dangerous, may affect nation’s security: Supreme Court

November 15, 2022 6:07 am

The Bench was hearing a petition filed by Advocate Ashwini Upadhyay seeking directions to the Centre and states to take stringent steps to check such conversions.

Faizan Mustafa writes | Kiren Rijiju on Supreme Court Collegium: Constitution has the solution to judicial appointments

November 06, 2022 6:40 pm

Wisdom cannot be the monopoly of a few chosen ones in the apex court. Neither the existing collegium system nor the NJAC gave any role to the high court judges in the appointment of Supreme Court judges. This omission is a violation of an express provision of the Constitution.

Abortion and Supreme Court: A contrast between two democracies

October 03, 2022 6:51 pm

India's Supreme Court has interpreted the right to life in an expansive manner, including in the recent verdict. In contrast, the highest court in US has taken the wrong lessons from history in its verdicts on abortion and gun control

SC collegium headed by CJI Lalit recommends transfer of Orissa CJ Justice Muralidhar to Madras HC

September 30, 2022 12:42 am

The Madras High Court Chief Justice post had fallen vacant following the retirement of Justice Munishwar Nath Bhandari on September 12.

Hijab ban: Supreme Court reserves order on petitions challenging Karnataka HC verdict

September 22, 2022 1:39 pm

Senior Advocate Dushayant Dave, representing Muslim appellants in the Supreme Court, said, "For those who are believers it (hijab) is essential. For those who are not believers it's not essential."

Explained: Parents' petition against minimum age criteria for KV Class 1 admissions and courts' stance

April 28, 2022 11:26 am

KVS has stated that as many as 21 states have already adopted the age of 6 for admission to Class 1. Since KVs are meant for children of transferable central government employees, aligning itself with the prevalent national trend makes sense, it argued.

Ram Navami violence: SC dismisses plea seeking judicial panel

April 27, 2022 8:34 am

The petition referred to the incidents that occurred in Rajasthan, Delhi, Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat and said that the situation is alarming.

Unnao custodial death: Probe not fair, says SC, sends case to Lucknow officer for investigation

April 27, 2022 2:09 am

The court also ordered that a report be furnished to the court within eight weeks. The case involves the death of Mohd Faizal, a vegetable vendor, who was allegedly picked up for violating the curfew norms in May last year.