What is Article 131, under which Kerala has moved SC against the CAA? How does this challenge differ from the other petitions filed against the law? What aspects of India’s federal structure does the case throw up?
While India’s longest Internet suspension continues, the Supreme Court verdict has laid down a framework of how the Internet can be suspended, and what rights and legal recourses a citizen has when it is suspended.
Last week, the district administration demanded close to Rs 25,000 each from more than 140 people for the damage in the city during violence amid the protests against the new citizenship law on December 20, which left five people dead.
In the widespread protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act, many outside the Northeast are looking at it in combination with a proposed nationwide NRC. Why does that worry so many people, particularly Muslims? How will Indians prove citizenship?
Administrations frequently cite powers under Section 144 CrPC to prohibit assemblies of five or more individuals, or to order mobile phone companies to block voice, SMS, or Internet communications in one or more small or large geographical areas.
Despite a law against the destruction of property, incidents of rioting, vandalism, and arson have been common during protests across the country. Here's what the law says, and what the Supreme Court has directed.
The amendment to the Citizenship Act redefines the way migrants from three countries can become Indian citizens, linking this to their religion. What are the concerns about it nationwide, and why has it faced such fierce resistance in Assam? How does it relate to government’s plans for an all-India NRC?
Congress MP Manish Tewari said the proposed law violates Article 14 that guarantees the right to equality, Article 15 that prohibits discrimination in laws based on religion, race, caste, sex, place of birth or any of them and Article 21 that guarantees the right to life and liberty.
The observations of the Bench have put the spotlight back on the Supreme Court’s controversial practice of seeking and accepting information from government agencies in sealed envelopes that can only be perused by the judges.
Supreme Court will review Sabarimala judgment but will not do so in Rafale case; a review plea is set to be moved over Ayodhya verdict too. Under what circumstances are such petitions moved, and admitted?
The Supreme Court has deferred its decision on review of 2018 Sabarimala verdict until a larger Bench examines broader issues such as essentiality of religious practices and constitutional morality. This is what the judges said.
The Bench, also comprising Justices N V Ramana, D Y Chandrachud, Deepak Gupta and Sanjiv Khanna, said the amendments are struck down in entirety as these are “contrary to the principles envisaged in the Constitution as interpreted by this Court”.