Ananthakrishnan G

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Sabarimala review plea: Let big bench decide larger issues, essential religious practices, rules SC

In 3-2 verdict, Constitution Bench says its 2018 ruling may impinge affairs of other religions too, needs examination

Sabarimala: To review or not is only narrow question, rest later: The 2 in 3-2

Writing for both, Justice Nariman took a stern view of the protests that followed the September 28, 2018 judgment that lifted age restrictions on the entry of women into the hill shrine, saying compliance with its orders was not an option.

Supreme Court rejects Rafale review pleas: No roving and fishing enquiry needed

Justice Joseph: Verdict doesn’t stop CBI from taking action

Supreme Court opens itself: Office of Chief Justice under RTI

Rider: Need to factor in judicial independence

Verdict bringing CJI under RTI comes 10 years after first plea denied

The appeals arose from applications by RTI activist Subhash Chandra Agarwal.

Supreme Court: 17 Karnataka MLAs remain disqualified, but can contest Dec 5 bypolls

The rebellion of the MLAs — 14 from Congress and 3 from JD(S) — led to the fall of the H D Kumaraswamy government and the return of the BJP.

Rafale review petition: Plea to rethink rejection of SC-guided probe into 36-jet deal

The IAF had issued a tender for 126 Medium Multi-Role Combat Aircraft (MMRCA) in 2007, and at the end of a stringent selection process in 2012, Rafale was chosen.

Justice DY Chandrachud: ‘Judicial independence doesn’t mean insulation of judges from rule of law’

Emphasising the importance of accountability in judiciary, he noted, “The institution cannot be called upon to insulate and protect a judge from actions which have no bearing on the discharge of official duty.”

Ayodhya verdict: Culture Minister congratulates ASI, says its report to come out as a book

Verdict says ASI findings, contested by mosque parties, cannot be dismissed as weak evidence.

Five judges unanimous on Ayodhya, call Babri razing illegal

The Bench of Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi, Justices S A Bobde, D Y Chandrachud, Ashok Bhushan and S A Nazeer overturned the September 30, 2010 judgment of the Allahabad High Court which had ordered three-way division of the disputed 2.77 acres between the Nirmohi Akhara sect, the deity Ramlalla Virajman and the UP Sunni Central Waqf Board.

Faith establishes birth place: A post script, unsigned

For the period 1528 to 1858, the judge cited Ramcharitmanas of Tulsidas, composed during 1574-75 and said it refers to Ram’s birth place.

Ahead of Ayodhya ruling, CJI meets UP’s Chief Secretary, DGP in chamber

Ayodhya Ram Mandir-Babri Masjid Case Verdict: On Friday, hours before the Supreme Court notified the Saturday sitting, CJI Gogoi met Uttar Pradesh Chief Secretary Rajendra Kumar Tiwari and Director General of Police Om Prakash Singh in his court chamber.

LiveAyodhya verdict LIVE UPDATES: Supreme Court gives disputed land to new trust, mosque on alternate land

Ayodhya Verdict, Ram Mandir-Babri Masjid Case Supreme Court Verdict Today LIVE UPDATES: The Centre has been asked to frame a scheme under which the inner and outer courtyard will be given to the Ramjanmabhoomi Trust in three months.

Curbs in J&K: Should govt have waited for riots to begin, SC asks Azad

Justice Gavai asked Senior Advocate Kapil Sibal, who was representing Azad, if the state could not take preventive action, for instance in situations where there is apprehension of breach of communal peace.

To curb stubble burning, SC for cash incentive to farmers

Taking stern note of the “inability” of the Delhi government to tackle pollution, the bench warned the state’s Chief Secretary Vijay Kumar Dev that “we will not spare your top boss if you don’t” take remedial action.

How long? Come with clear answers: Supreme Court to J&K on curbs

The administration maintained it was reviewing the situation daily.

None of us have a choice: Apex court on privacy issue

The question had arisen in the context of controversial comments by former Uttar Pradesh minister and Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan following the 2016 Bulandshahr gangrape case.

Attorney General Venugopal pulls out a question: Can there be new curbs on freedom of speech?

The matter had risen in the context of controversial remarks by then Uttar Pradesh minister Azam Khan on the July 2016 Bulandshahr gangrape case. Later that year, Khan tendered an unconditional apology to the Supreme Court.

It is Judge vs Judge on the same bench in Bombay HC over a corruption case

In his October 3 dissenting judgement, Justice K K Sonawane of the Aurangabad bench of the Bombay High Court said: “I did not receive any opportunity to go through the judgment authored by Senior Member of the Bench (Shri T V Nalawade, J.) nor the draft of the same was forwarded to me for perusal”.

Apex court tears into CBI claims as it grants bail to Chidambaram

‘Not even whisper on influencing witnesses, no flight-risk’