The two significant questions of law that the court will look into are: whether mandatory linking of Aadhaar to social media accounts violates an individual’s right to privacy, and the balance between intermediary liability and free speech.
The scheduled hearing will decide the legality of several cases of land acquisition that took place across the country before 2009. The matter also raises significant questions on judicial discipline, and how judgments of the court are applied while deciding subsequent cases on similar issues.
A three-judge Bench while interpreting Section 24(2), ruled by a 2-1 majority that if a landowner refuses the compensation offered by the developer, he cannot take advantage of his own wrongdoing, and have the acquisition proceedings lapse under the old law.
Appearing for Navlakha, senior advocate Abhishek Manu Singhvi said the three-week protection from arrest granted to him by the High Court would expire Friday. Taking note, the bench assured him that the matter will be heard Friday.
Over 400 undergraduate students are set to boycott the semester examinations that are scheduled to begin on Monday to protest the delay in appointing Prof Sudhir Krishnaswamy as the new VC. This is the first time in the NLSIU’s 31-year history that students are boycotting classes and exams.
On Friday, Rao’s daughter-in-law Sindhu Sharma released an old video in which the former judge and his son, Nooty Vashistha, are seen assaulting her. In April this year, Sharma had alleged that her husband and his family had beaten her up over a demand for dowry.
Assam has 100 tribunals in 33 districts, and at least 200 new tribunals are expected to be operational by September 1. Solicitor General Tushar Mehta had told the Supreme Court in May that the Assam government will set up 1,000 tribunals with assistance from the Centre in a phased manner.
The top court, currently working at its full strength, will fall short of four judges this week, as the Centre recently increased the sanctioned strength of the court by three (appointments yet to be made), and Justice Abhay Manohar Sapre retires on Wednesday.
More than his courtroom appearances, Jaitley was sought after by his clients for his legal strategies. He planned the litigation strategy in the Jain hawala scandal and successfully defended BJP leader L K Advani.
Currently, the law prescribes that the minimum age of marriage is 21 and 18 years for men and women, respectively. The minimum age of marriage is distinct from the age of majority, which is gender-neutral.
Surbhi Karwa cited the manner in which sexual harassment allegations made by a female employee at the Supreme Court against CJI Ranjan Gogoi was handled by the court as the reason for not wanting to receive the award from the CJI.
As SC begins daily hearings in Ram Janmabhoomi dispute amidst national spotlight, the criminal trial in the Babri Masjid demolition, against L K Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi and Uma Bharti among others, is crawling. The Indian Express spends a day at the Lucknow trial where an overburdened judge is racing against time, as well as decaying evidence, and ailing, lost or dead witnesses