Kaunain Sheriff M

Articles By Kaunain Sheriff M

Sabarimala verdict: How majority view echoes dissent of 2018

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.

Ayodhya verdict: On Muslim parties’ claim, SC quoted ’15 Justice Nazeer order

In reaching this conclusion, the five-judge Bench relied on an order passed more than four years ago by Justice S Abdul Nazeer, a member of the Ayodhya Bench who was then a judge of the Karnataka High Court.

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.

Ayodhya verdict: Citing demolition, court says land for masjid upholds equity, just outcome

The Article gives the court necessary powers for “doing complete justice in any cause or matter pending before it”.

Explained: What is Article 142, invoked by SC to give land for a mosque?

The Supreme Court, implicitly referring to the demolition of the Babri Masjid at the disputed site, said that it was invoking Article 142 "to ensure that a wrong committed must be remedied".

Explained: Why Hindus won claim over both the outer and inner courtyard at disputed site

It has said that according to the Hindu witnesses, the Hindus used to offer prayer to the Kasauti stone pillars placed inside the mosque. “

Ayodhya Verdict: What is adverse possession, the Muslim claim SC rejected?

One of the key legal questions the five-judge Constitution Bench on Saturday answered was related to “adverse possession”, raised by the Uttar Pradesh Sunni Central Waqf Board, in its suit filed in 1961.

In Supreme Court soon: Hearings on Rafale, Sabarimala, judiciary under RTI ambit

The Supreme Court will soon begin the hearing on Rafale verdict review, Sabarimala ruling review and Judiciary under RTI ambit.

Explained: Issues in Ayodhya title suit

Ayodhya verdict: The Supreme Court will decide on the 2010 ruling of the Allahabad High Court that had directed a three-way partition of the disputed land. What were the questions the HC had examined, leading to the appeals in the SC?

House arrest: J&K HC dismisses plea, says prove arrest in proper forum

The order comes after a reply filed by police on October 23 that the political family were neither under house arrest nor had their liberty been curbed.

At trial of BJP’s favoured Gopal Kanda, judge said: State not interested

Initially charged with rape and abetment to suicide of the young air hostess — the charge of unnatural sex was added later — Gopal Kanda went on trial, along with alleged associate Aruna Chadha, in May 2013.

INX Media case: Inside Tihar, Chidambaram arrested again, this time by ED

He will be produced before the special CBI court on Rouse Avenue at 3 pm Thursday. The ED will seek his custody for 14 days for “further interrogation”.

A K Mendiratta appointed Union law secretary

Mendiratta had locked horns with the Delhi government and cleared the sanction to prosecute JNU students in an alleged sedition case.

In first three replies to HC, Jammu and Kashmir drops PSA charge after challenge

The J&K decision to drop the PSA charge in the first three challenges is significant given that the majority of over 250 writs of habeas corpus filed since August 5 challenged detentions

Detention of ‘minor’ revoked: J&K to HC

The government has now filed the reply before a bench of Justice Ali Mohammad Magrey and informed that the detention order under PSA has been revoked and police has been directed to release the detainee.

Swamped with pleas, J&K HC at 50% strength, looks to SC help

Of the nine judges in the J&K High Court, only two judges have been assigned to hear the writs of habeas corpus in the Srinagar wing.

Relatives say two minors detained under PSA, J&K HC for probe, reply

The Srinagar wing of J&K High Court has ordered its own inquiry into a habeas corpus petition filed by a relative of a detainee who claims he is a 14-year-old boy and has been detained under the stringent Public Safety Act.

J&K HC junks plea to scrap PSA detention order at pre-execution stage

In rejecting the plea, the High Court observed that “judicial review” of detention order “before it is actually executed” is to be done “sparingly”.

Under wraps so far: 252 habeas corpus pleas in J&K High Court since August 5

Little urgency has been shown by the High Court — each case is either in the stage of admission or has been listed for orders

Pulwama to Aug 5: Jammu and Kashmir HC indicted Govt for PSA arrests — in 80% cases

An analysis of the 39 orders quashing the detentions reveals a telling pattern that the Abdullah order will be tested against if and when there is a legal challenge