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Section 377: Somewhere Over the Rainbow…

Section 377: Somewhere Over the Rainbow…

Photo: Anil Shakya When the Supreme Court Constitution bench took up petitions challenging Section 377, it lived up to its role as a progressive institution...
Selfie, No Sex

Selfie, No Sex

Above: Photo by Anil Shakya A Delhi techie’s plea for divorce on grounds that his wife was obsessed with social media shows that as people...
Delhi Durbar: An inside track of happenings in Lutyens’ Delhi

DELHI DURBAR

Shotgun Marriage While former Union minister and “margdarshak” Yashwant Sinha has already quit the saffron party, the buzz is that his acolyte and Patna Sahib...
Declare Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid site a national heritage, says PIL before Delhi HC

Ayodhya land dispute hearing: Babri Masjid was destroyed by Hindu Taliban, says Rajeev Dhavan...

Even as the Supreme Court bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices Ashok Bhushan and S Abdul Nazeer resumed hearing of the contentious...
SC reserves judgement in ISRO spy case

SC reserves judgement in ISRO spy case

Above: S Nambi Narayanan (file pic) The apex court on Tuesday (July 10) reserved its judgement on a plea by former ISRO Scientist S...
Rampant Lynchings in India: The Macabre, Murderous Mobs

The Macabre, Murderous Mobs

Sheikh Naim was beaten to death on suspicion of being a child-lifter, in Seraikela-Kharsawa district of Jharkhand, in May 2017. Photo: Mid-day.com Social media acting...
Justice Chelameswar: Playing a Double Role?

Justice Chelameswar: Playing a Double Role?

Above: Former SC judge J Chelameswar/Photo: Anil Shakya The question several judges and legal luminaries are now still pondering about is whether Justice Chelameswar should...
POWER TO THE PEOPLE

POWER TO THE PEOPLE

~By Inderjit Badhwar After the Supreme Court delivered its historic verdict last week on what is popularly known as the Aam Aadmi Party’s (AAP)...
Justice AK Goel retires from SC, defends his judgment in SC/ST Act

Justice AK Goel retires from SC, defends his judgment in SC/ST Act

Above: Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel / Photo: Anil Shakya Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel who retired from Supreme Court today defended his judgment (he was part...
Delhi power tussle verdict: SC says LG can’t be obstructionist, must listen to State govt

Delhi power tussle verdict: SC says LG can’t be obstructionist, must listen to State...

After keeping its verdict reserved for several months, the Supreme Court, on Wednesday (July 4), finally ruled on the contentious issue of the powers of Delhi’s...
SC dismisses plea seeking court-monitored SIT probe into PNB Scam

SC dismisses plea seeking court-monitored SIT probe into PNB Scam

The Supreme Court on Tuesday (July 3) dismissed a PIL seeking a court-monitored SIT probe into the multi-crore PNB scam. Finding no merit in the...
SC seeks Yogi govt’s response on plea demanding CBI probe in UP encounters

SC seeks Yogi govt’s response on plea demanding CBI probe in UP encounters

Petition filed by People’s Union for Civil Liberties says 49 people killed in over 1110 police encounters across Uttar Pradesh in past year The Supreme...
Kathua rape-murder: J&K HC to hear witnesses’ plea against police harassment

Kathua rape-murder: J&K HC to hear witnesses’ plea against police harassment

The apex court on Monday (July 2) directed the three witnesses who had alleged torture by the J&K Police in the Kathua rape-murder case...
SC extends deadline for setting up Kudankulam safe storage till April 2022

SC extends deadline for setting up Kudankulam safe storage till April 2022

The apex court had earlier granted NPCIL time till May 30 this year for setting up the Away From Reactor Facility to store radioactive...
Some progress in judicial appointments, says CJI Misra

Some progress in judicial appointments, says CJI Misra

With regular hearing of matters beginning, on Monday (July 2), with the end of the Supreme Court’s summer vacation, the issue of delays in...
Delhi Durbar: An inside track of happenings in Lutyens’ Delhi

DELHI DURBAR

The Gogoi Factor Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad’s statement not to doubt the government’s intention in selection of the next Chief Justice of India, and...
Delhi Durbar: An inside track of happenings in Lutyens’ Delhi

DELHI DURBAR

Chief Concerns With Chief Justice Dipak Misra’s retirement in October fast approaching, the Modi government, which has been drawing criticism from the Opposition and even...
Building Bridges

Building Bridges

Above: A five-judge bench led by Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra passed the judgment recently/Photo: Anil Shakya The Supreme Court’s path-breaking judgment on parliamentary...
Budget allocation in Judiciary: Financially Strangled

Budget allocation in Judiciary: Financially Strangled

Despite the crying need for speeding up and modernising the grossly inefficient justice delivery system, a large chunk of the meagre funds allotted in...
Jethmalani comes out of retirement, seeks CJI’s nod to appear in Karnataka poll case

Jethmalani comes out of retirement, seeks CJI’s nod to appear in Karnataka poll case

Senior advocate Ram Jethmalani terms Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala’s invitation to BJP’s BS Yeddyurappa to form a government a gross abuse of power There’s no...
SC reserves order on Cauvery Management Board

SC reserves order on Cauvery Management Board

Attorney General K K Venugopal presented the government’s modified draft plan on the Cauvery water distribution scheme to the Supreme Court bench of Chief...
Mosque within Allahabad HC premises: New land to be found before demolition, says SC

Mosque within Allahabad HC premises: New land to be found before demolition, says SC

Above: Allahabad High Court The Uttar Pradesh Sunni Central Waqf Board has moved the Supreme Court against the Allahabad High Court’s judgment which had directed...
Politics of Embarrassment

Politics of Embarrassment

The glacial pace of action increasingly imperils both judicial independence and the constitutional republic   ~By Upendra Baxi   There has been more heat than light over the...
Karnataka Assembly Polls: Mudslinging Brawl

Karnataka Assembly Polls: Mudslinging Brawl

Above: Prime Minister Narendra Modi with BS Yeddyurappa; Rahul Gandhi with Chief Minister Siddaramaiah during the Karnataka poll campaign/Photo: UNI With the Congress and the...
SC directs SDM of Kalindi Kunj and nearby areas to look into the problems faced by Rohingya refugees

SC directs SDM of Kalindi Kunj and nearby areas to look into the problems...

The apex court on Friday (May 11) directed SDM of Kalindi Kunj and nearby areas where the Rohingya refugees are currently settled to look...
SC to Delhi HC: Constitute a committee to look into sexual harassment complaints at Tis Hazari

SC to Delhi HC: Constitute a committee to look into sexual harassment complaints at...

Above: Photo by Anil Shakya The apex court on Friday (May 11) directed Delhi High Court to form a committee under the Sexual Harassment of...
Aadhaar linkages issue: Hearings complete, SC reserves its order

Aadhaar linkages issue: Hearings complete, SC reserves its order

The Supreme Court bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A K Sikri, A M Khanwilkar, D Y Chandrachud, and Ashok Bhushan, hearing...
SC overturns Calcutta HC order, says panchayat polls in state to be held on May 24

SC overturns Calcutta HC order, says panchayat polls in state to be held on...

Top court also orders that poll results of those constituencies at which opposition candidates could not file nomination will not be published The Supreme Court...
Justice Chelameswar writes letter to CJI on Justice KM Joseph elevation issue

Justice Chelameswar writes letter to CJI on Justice KM Joseph elevation issue

In another letter to CJI Dipak Misra, Justice J Chelameswar this time has written about the appointment of the Chief Justice of the Uttarakhand...
Karnataka elections: SC postpones hearing on allegation of religious bias in Congress manifesto

Karnataka elections: SC postpones hearing on allegation of religious bias in Congress manifesto

Above: Pramod Muthalik The apex court on Thursday (May 10) told a petitioner that it was not inclined to hear his plea which sought...
ISRO spy case: SC orders inquiry to fix responsibility for falsely arresting scientist, destroying his career

ISRO spy case: SC orders inquiry to fix responsibility for falsely arresting scientist, destroying...

Above: Nambi Narayanan (file pic) In the famous case of former ISRO scientist Nambi Narayanan (now 76), who was falsely implicated and arrested on charges...
Challenge to Naidu drama ends in a whimper at SC: Sibal demands to know who set up constitution bench, withdraws petition

Challenge to Naidu drama ends in a whimper at SC: Sibal demands to know...

In the end it was a damp squib. The hugely hyped petition before a hurriedly constituted constitution bench of the Supreme Court, challenging the...
Kapil Sibal withdraws petition challenging Vice President Naidu’s rejection of impeachment motion

Kapil Sibal withdraws petition challenging Vice President Naidu’s rejection of impeachment motion

The Supreme Court constitution bench hearing on Vice President Venkaiah Naidu’s rejection of the Congress-led impeachment motion against Chief Justice Dipak Misra on Tuesday...
Cong goes to SC, challenging Naidu’s rejection of CJI impeachment petition, asked to be present for listing tomorrow

Cong goes to SC, challenging Naidu’s rejection of CJI impeachment petition, asked to be...

Two Congress Rajya Sabha MPs, Pratap Singh Bajwa and Amee Harshadray Yajnik on Monday (May 7) approached the Supreme Court via senior counsel Kapil...
Public discussion on impeachment of judges: SC to decide in late July if there should be a ban

Public discussion on impeachment of judges: SC to decide in late July if there...

Above: Congress leaders Ghulam Nabi Azad and Kapil Sibal, CPI’s D Raja and lawyer KTS Tulsi at a press meet on CJI’s impeachment move...
Transgender’s application to be taken up by SC after Aadhaar judgment

Transgender’s application to be taken up by SC after Aadhaar judgment

Above: A Transgender participating in one of the events (representative image) A transgender, Satyashri Sharmila Rahemtali had filed a petition with the Supreme Court, saying...
Haj policy change for travel companies: SC orders compensation of Rs 5 lakh for each petitioner for business lost

Haj policy change for travel companies: SC orders compensation of Rs 5 lakh for...

In a matter where travel companies were denied due business in dealing with Haj pilgrims, because of a change in government policy, the Supreme...
Aadhaar linkages case: Shyam Divan says Aadhaar brings surveillance technology into a democracy

Aadhaar linkages case: Shyam Divan says Aadhaar brings surveillance technology into a democracy

Above: Senior Advocate Shyam Divan The Supreme Court bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar, D Y Chandrachud, A K Sikri...
DNA profiling: Centre says bill be tabled in monsoon session

DNA profiling: Centre says bill be tabled in monsoon session

The Supreme Court bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra on Tuesday (May 1) disposed of a petition regarding DNA profiling of unidentified dead...
Himachal Pradesh: Alleged child rapist dies in custody, SC to hear at earliest

Himachal Pradesh: Alleged child rapist dies in custody, SC to hear at earliest

The Supreme Court bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud on Tuesday (May 1) heard initial...
Govt arguments on K M Joseph have no teeth

Govt arguments on K M Joseph have no teeth

CJI Dipak Misra (left) and Justice KM Joseph ~By Vinay Vats The elevation of one name amongst two names recommended by the collegiums has invoked many...
A Self-inflicted Wound

A Self-inflicted Wound

Above: The Supreme Court judges’ press conference on January 12/Photo: UNI The action of the chairman of the Rajya Sabha in rejecting the motion to...
CJI calls collegium meeting - India Legal

CJI calls collegium meeting

Above: (Left) CJI Dipak Misra and Justice K M Joseph Despite the various schisms in the Supreme Court, Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dipak Misra...
Justice Ranjan Gogoi’s Appointment: To Be, Or Not To Be

Justice Ranjan Gogoi’s Appointment: To Be, Or Not To Be

(L to R) Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra; the Supreme Court of India; Justice Ranjan Gogoi, the next in line to become CJI With...
Delhi Durbar: An inside track of happenings in Lutyens’ Delhi

DELHI DURBAR

Advantage, BJP a la Sibal The erudite, silver-tongued senior advocate, orator and the most visible spokesman of the Congress Party, Kapil Sibal appears to have...
Transfer of Kathua rape case: SC stays trial till May 7

Transfer of Kathua rape case: SC stays trial till May 7

In the hearing of the transfer of the Kathua rape-murder case trial out of Jammu and Kashmir senior counsel Indira Jaising told the bench...
Aadhaar linkages case: Sr counsel Dwivedi says enough security has been provided in Aadhaar

Aadhaar linkages case: Sr counsel Dwivedi says enough security has been provided in Aadhaar

In the Aadhaar linkages case, the Supreme Court bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud on...

Opposition Move Against CJI: Impeachment Drama

Above: Congress leaders Ghulam Nabi Azad and Kapil Sibal, CPI’s D Raja and lawyer KTS Tulsi at a press meet on CJI’s impeachment move/Photo:...
Opposition parties submit notice for CJI’s impeachment to Rajya Sabha chairman

Opposition parties submit notice for CJI’s impeachment to Rajya Sabha chairman

Above: CJI Dipak Misra (file picture) The Congress along with six other opposition parties — CPI(M), NCP, SP, CPI, BSP and IUML — submitted...
Aadhaar linkages case: Dwivedi admits ‘Maybe the method is wrong, but it's ultimately the matter of pride pertaining to the condition of recognition”

Aadhaar linkages case: Dwivedi admits ‘Maybe the method is wrong, but it’s ultimately the...

The Supreme Court Constitution Bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices AK Sikri, AM Khanwilkar, DY Chandrachud and Ashok Bhushan resumed hearing on...
Interesting options come out in arguments regarding reservations in medical PG

Interesting options come out in arguments regarding reservations in medical PG

Counsels from two sides on Wednesday (April 18) presented interesting options in the Tamil Nadu Medical Officers’ Association vs Union of India case before the Supreme...
Building violation case: Amicus in SC suggests take money, pay home loan and surrender documents

Building violation case: Amicus in SC suggests take money, pay home loan and surrender...

In a case of builders Supertech Ltd planning and building extra residential towers in a plot by which, as per current residents of other...

Aadhaar linkages case: ASG Mehta says Aadhaar could prove helpful in PMLA cases

The Supreme Court Constitution Bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices AK Sikri, AM Khanwilkar, DY Chandrachud and Ashok Bhushan resumed hearing on...
Justice Chelameswar refuses to hear PIL on allocation of cases in SC, says “reasons are too obvious”

Justice Chelameswar refuses to hear PIL on allocation of cases in SC, says “reasons...

Justice Chelameswar’s decision comes a day after bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra ruled that allocation of cases is exclusive prerogative of the...
Jay Shah’s defamation case against The Wire listed at SC for April 18

Jay Shah’s defamation case against The Wire listed at SC for April 18

Above: (Left) Jay Shah with father BJP President Amit Shah The Supreme Court bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and...
Justice Kurian Joseph shoots off letter to CJI urging him to act upon the non-appointment of judges

Justice Kurian Joseph shoots off letter to CJI urging him to act upon the...

Days after Justice Jasti Chelameswar, the second senior-most judge of the Supreme Court, sent a letter to CJI Dipak Misra, asking for a full...
Interesting options come out in arguments regarding reservations in medical PG

26-yr-old Karnataka girl, forcefully married, moves SC for annulment, clarity in Hindu marriage Act...

The ink on the Hadiya case judgment of the Supreme Court has barely dried and another similar case has come up to the apex...
Mains examination of UPPSC will be held as scheduled on June 18, says apex court

Petition challenging CJI’s master of roster role dismissed by SC

The Supreme Court bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud on Wednesday (April 11) threw out a petition by...
Aadhaar linkages case: AG says safeguards have built into the act

Aadhaar linkages case: AG says safeguards have built into the act

The Supreme Court Constitution Bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices AK Sikri, AM Khanwilkar, DY Chandrachud and Ashok Bhushan, hearing Aadhaar and...

Rohingya issue: Govt gets 4 weeks time to file status report

Above: Rohingyas (file picture) The Rohingya issue has not moved any further, with the Supreme Court bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A...
Dalit Protests: Why Blame the Judiciary?

Dalit Protests: Why Blame the Judiciary?

Dalit protests on Delhi-Agra highway. Photo: UNI Amid widespread agitation against the Supreme Court’s decision to allegedly dilute the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act and...
Aadhaar linkages case: Venugopal says “we entirely deny data leakage”

Aadhaar linkages case: Venugopal says “we entirely deny data leakage”

The Supreme Court Constitution Bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices AK Sikri, AM Khanwilkar, DY Chandrachud and Ashok Bhushan, hearing Aadhaar and...
Apex court will hear review petition on SC/ST Act at 2pm today

Apex court will hear review petition on SC/ST Act at 2pm today

Above: Members of Dalit organisations raising slogans during  Bharat Bandh over SC/ST issue, in Lucknow on April 2/Photo: UNI The Supreme Court will take...

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In a surprising volte-face, the Madhya Pradesh High Court has quashed the termination of two additional district judges for violating the state government’s two-child...
MNCs Should Do CSR Activities: CJI

MNCs Should Do CSR Activities: CJI

Above: Justice AK Sikri of the Supreme Court speaking at the seminar Legal luminaries said at a meet that profits maximisation should not be the...

Aadhaar linkages case: People should not go without food due to lack of a...

Senior Counsel K V Vishwanathan carried on with his submissions before the Constitution bench on Thursday (March 15) in the bunch of petitions challenging...
Aadhaar linkages matter: Constitution Bench won’t sit today

Poor infrastructure, errors, fraud, all make a dangerous mix in Aadhaar, says Vishwanathan

Senior Counsel K V Vishwanathan, who had started his submissions on Tuesday, carried on from where he had left off, before the Constitution bench on Wednesday (March...
Right to Die is now a “fundamental right” in India

Supreme Court recognises Passive Euthanasia with advance directives or living will

By Srishty Raj and Rajesh Kumar The constitutional bench of judges comprising of CJI Dipak Misra, Justice A K Sikri, Justice Ashok Bhushan, Justice D...
Timely Trials: Is Justice Hurried certainly Justice Buried?

Towards a Super-Fast Trial?

The case of Additional Sessions Judge Kamini Lau who took the evidence of 22 witnesses on the first day of a trial stirred a...
BG Verghese Memorial Lecture: Justice A P Shah says “chief justice is merely first among equals”

BG Verghese Memorial Lecture: Justice A P Shah says “chief justice is merely first...

Above: Justice A P Shah While delivering speech at the BG Verghese Memorial Lecture on March 9, 2018, Justice Ajit Prakash Shah spoke especially...
Mains examination of UPPSC will be held as scheduled on June 18, says apex court

Supreme Court unanimously allows passive euthanasia, recognises living will

Constitution bench upholds right to die with dignity as a fundamental right and issues guidelines on passive euthanasia till legislation is passed In a landmark...
Shopian firing: No action against Major Aditya Kumar till April 24, rules SC

Shopian firing: No action against Major Aditya Kumar till April 24, rules SC

Above: Youths pelting stones towards security forces in J&K (representative image)/Photo: UNI Major Aditya Kumar has not been mentioned as accused in the police FIR,...
Supreme Court Tussle: Bench versus Bench

Supreme Court Tussle: Bench versus Bench

Recent disagreements between various benches of the apex court may be a sign of discipline and propriety not being followed. Much is at stake...
Irked ‘special invitee’ Mallikarjun Kharge won’t attend Modi’s Lokpal panel meet - India Legal

Irked ‘special invitee’ Mallikarjun Kharge won’t attend Modi’s Lokpal panel meet

Mallikarjun Kharge’s decision to skip Lokpal Selection Committee meet comes at a time when the Supreme Court has asked Modi govt to expedite Lokpal...
Mains examination of UPPSC will be held as scheduled on June 18, says apex court

Accepting apology, SC quashes criminal contempt proceedings against ADJ Kamini Lau

The Supreme Court on Friday (February 23) quashed the criminal contempt proceedings initiated by the Delhi High Court against Additional District Judge Kamini Lau. The...

SC dismisses plea by Adarsh Housing Society to ban film Aiyaari

The Supreme Court bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul on Friday (February 16) dismissed a petition by Adarsh Cooperative...
Dr Upendra Baxi: A Man Who Touched Many Lives

A Man Who Touched Many Lives

Above: (L-R) Senior advocate, Supreme Court, and Chairman, ILRF, Pradeep Rai; Rajshri Rai, Editor-in-Chief, APN; Dr Upendra Baxi; Justice Shiva Kirti Singh; Justice Gyan...
MoP and Allocation of Cases: Issues of Propriety

Issues of Propriety

The highest seat of the judiciary has been gripped by these two contentious matters and it could take some time to sort them out...

Aadhaar Linkages case: Bench agrees authentication is heart of the issue, not mere identity

Senior Counsel Kapil Sibal argues that in areas with no electricity and no internet connectivity how can such authentication be done? The hearings on Aadhaar...
Judge Loya death case: Arguments reveal discrepancies; Loya’s name not on register of where he stayed

Judge Loya death case: Arguments reveal discrepancies; Loya’s name not on register of where...

The Supreme Court bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar, D Y Chandrachud on Monday (February 5) got back to...
Constitute committee to look into compensation complaints of Bhopal gas tragedy victims: SC

Constitute committee to look into compensation complaints of Bhopal gas tragedy victims: SC

The Supreme Court on Friday (February 2) requested the Chief Justice of Madhya Pradesh High Court to constitute a committee headed by a senior...
CBI moves Supreme Court against Delhi HC order in Bofors case

CBI moves Supreme Court against Delhi HC order in Bofors case

The Central Bureau of Investigation on Friday (February 2) moved Supreme Court against a 12-year-old Delhi high court order dismissing the case against the...
SC does away with gender neutrality question in law

SC does away with gender neutrality question in law

The Supreme Court on Friday (February 2) encountered a strange petition questioning the “gender discrimination” in the law such as Section 354 (5) of...
Aadhaar linkages hearing: Shyam Divan shows how “surveillance” raj was not what the Constitution promised Indian citizens

Aadhaar linkages hearing: Shyam Divan shows how “surveillance” raj was not what the Constitution...

The hearings on Aadhaar and its various linkages and privacy and security issued attached to them started again before the Supreme Court constitution bench...
CJI is biased, should recuse himself from hearing Bofors case: BJP’s Ajay Agrawal

CJI is biased, should recuse himself from hearing Bofors case: BJP’s Ajay Agrawal

BJP leader Ajay Agarwal, who has appealed in the SC against the Delhi HC’s acquittal of Hinduja brothers in the Bofors scam case, alleges...
Illegal immigrants staying beyond 180 days must get ID cards, says petition in SC

Illegal immigrants staying beyond 180 days must get ID cards, says petition in SC

A petition for identifying illegal immigrants has come up before the Supreme Court bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M khanwilkar...
Aadhaar linkage case: Divan cites EU court decision to argue on personal freedom and privacy

Aadhaar linkage case: Divan cites EU court decision to argue on personal freedom and...

Hearing on petitions related to Aadhaar and its linkages to several services resumed before the Supreme Court bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and...
Cow Vigilantism: SC issues notice to three chief secretaries

Cow Vigilantism: SC issues notice to three chief secretaries

The Supreme Court on Monday (January 29) issued notices to the chief secretaries of three BJP ruled states—Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and Haryana and sought...
Don’t Harm the Institution

Don’t Harm the Institution

Above: The Chief Justice of India, Dipak Misra and the Supreme Court/Photo: Anil Shakya An attempt to impeach Chief Justice Dipak Misra will affect the...
Exemption of Toddy: SC tells amicus to file report on Toddy licenses and shops in Kerala

Exemption of Toddy: SC tells amicus to file report on Toddy licenses and shops...

The Supreme Court on Thursday (January 25) directed amicus curiae to submit a detailed report on how many toddy licenses have been cancelled and...
Even security system specialists reckon that Aadhaar process is not reliable, submits Shyam Divan

Even security system specialists reckon that Aadhaar process is not reliable, submits Shyam Divan

The hearings pertaining to the constitutional validity of Aadhaar Act continued on the second day. Senior Advocate Shyam Divan started the arguments again reiterating...
Kerala love jihad case: SC impleads Hadiya as respondent

Kerala love jihad case: SC impleads Hadiya as respondent

The Supreme Court on Tuesday (January 23) accepted to make Akhila Asokan alias Hadiya in the legal battle between her husband Shafin Jahan and father Asokan...
Khap Panchayats: Honour at what cost?

Honour At What Cost?

Above: The Supreme Court has slammed khap panchayats for objecting to inter-caste marriages In a landmark order, the Supreme Court has said that any adult...

THE COURT SAYS NO TO BULLIES

Despite several days of the yet unending controversy that has rocked India’s Supreme Court following mutinous accusations from brother judges against the captain of...
Aadhaar linkages case: Venugopal says “we entirely deny data leakage”

Divan points out technical faults, lack of legal framework and the sheer unconstitutionality of...

Photo: Anil Shakya The Aadhaar hearings continued for the second day before the Supreme Court constitution bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A...
Aadhaar a “giant electronic mess”, Divan tells SC

Aadhaar a “giant electronic mess”, Divan tells SC

Photo: Anil Shakya Senior Advocate Shyam Divan on Wednesday (January 17) made a dispassionate plea to a Supreme Court constitution bench on why he thinks...

Judge Loya death case: Maharashtra Govt submits report to SC, but says not to...

Above: Supreme Court; (inset) Judge Loya The Supreme Court bench of Justices Arun Mishra and Mohan M Shantanagoudar was on Tuesday (January 16) given...
SC asks BCCI why e-auction of IPL TV rights cannot be carried out

SC asks BCCI why e-auction of IPL TV rights cannot be carried out

The Supreme Court on Tuesday (January 16) asked the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to reply why e-auction cannot be done...
Four judges attend court; Supreme Court functions normally

4 judges attend court; SC functions normally

Above: (L-R) Justice Kurian Joseph, Justice Jasti Chelameswar, Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice Madan Lokur addressing a press conference in New Delhi (file picture)/Photo:...
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Four Judges Criticise Chief Justice Dipak Misra: Things Not In Order, Less Than Desirable...

Simmering differences and discontent in the top judiciary exploded on Friday, January 12, when the Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra came under attack...
With draft bill on Aadhaar-mobile link in next Parliament session SC puts off PIL

With draft bill on Aadhaar-mobile link in next Parliament session SC puts off PIL

A writ petition had been filed before the Supreme Court bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y...
Indu Malhotra to be first woman to be promoted from Bar to SC judgeship

Indu Malhotra to be first woman to be promoted from Bar to SC judgeship

Supreme Court Collegium also recommends elevation of Uttarakhand Chief Justice KM Joseph as judge of the apex court In a first, the Supreme Court Collegium...
SC issues restricting orders against Jaypee directors

SC issues restricting orders against Jaypee directors

Above: Flat buyers under the banner of Jaypee Aman Owners Welfare Association shouting slogans during a demonstration demanding for a judicial probe for delay...

SC to hear Karti plea to fly abroad tomorrow

The Supreme Court will hear the Enforcement Directorate’s case against Karti Chidambaram, son of former Finance Minister P Chidambaram, for money laundering on January...
Inform within 10 days about Lokpal appointment time-frame: SC to Centre

SC seeks reply from Centre on implementation of citizens’ charter in every dept

Above: Supreme Court   The Centre on Monday (January 8) sought time from the Supreme Court to file its reply to a PIL that seeks...
Constitutional bench to hear Sec 377 challenge

Constitution bench to hear Sec 377 challenge

Photo by Anil Shakya A constitution bench will hear the matter pertaining to decriminalisation of homosexuality later this month (January). A petition has been filed by...
SC refers matter seeking validity of Section 497, 198(2) to constitution bench

SC refers matter seeking validity of Sections 497, 198(2) to constitution bench

The Supreme Court on Friday (January 5) referred the matter related to the validity of Section 497 of IPC and Section 198(2) of CrPC...
SC disposes of plea on CCTV during investigation

SC disposes of plea on CCTV during investigation

The Supreme Court on Friday (January 5) disposed of a plea on the inability to produce CCTV footage before it, saying this was not the...

SC rues the bad conditions in orphanages across India; issues notices to states

Above: Children in an orphanage/Photo courtesy: www.internationalstorytelling.org There was a news article published in a newspaper in which it was mentioned that there is...
“Personal Ego Must Take a Backseat in Court”

“Personal Ego Must Take a Backseat in Court”

Recently, while a five-judge constitution bench of the Supreme Court was hearing the contentious Delhi versus centre power-sharing case, a heated debate broke out...

Registration of FIRs under Sec 498A: SC refuses to frame guidelines, saying there is...

Above: A procession taking place for the safety of women. Photo: UNI The Supreme Court on Wednesday (November 29) observed that when there are some...
Medical colleges admission scam: SC strikes down Allahabad HC order allowing illegal admissions

Medical colleges admission scam: SC strikes down Allahabad HC order allowing illegal admissions

Above: Medical college students taking classroom lessons (representative image) Another eye-opening case of scam in medical colleges admission came into the light on Thursday...
Bikis Bano case: No clarity yet on status of convicted police officers

Bilkis Bano case: No clarity yet on status of convicted police officers

Above: Bilkis Bano addressing a press conference in Ahmedabad (file picture).Photo: UNI The police and the Gujarat government’s position regarding the convicted police officials...

GM Mustard case: Issue to be again heard at SC after 12 weeks

Above: A woman works inside her mustard field on the outskirts of Srinagar (file picture). Photo: UNI The application field by activist Aruna Rodrigues,...
CJI critical of another petition to stop release of Padmavati

CJI critical of another petition to stop release of Padmavati

Above: Karni Sena activists protest against Sanjay Leela Bhansali's upcoming movie Padmavati, in Jaipur on Saturday. Photo: UNI The Supreme Court on Monday (November...
Karti Chidambaram, son of former Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram talking to mediapersons during the CBI raids at his residence, in Chennai (file picture). Photo: UNI

SC bench agrees to look into lookout circular against Karti Chidambaram on Monday

Above: Karti Chidambaram, son of former Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram talking to mediapersons during the CBI raids at his residence, in Chennai (file...
UP Medical College Scam: Chaos reigns in SC as CJI dissolves Justice Chelameswar-selected bench

UP Medical College Scam: Chaos reigns in SC as CJI dissolves Justice Chelameswar-selected bench

The simmering power struggle at the Supreme Court came to the surface on Friday (November 10) when Chief Justice Dipak Misra made it clear...
SC dismisses plea to ban hanging as method of capital punishment

SC dismisses plea to ban hanging as method of capital punishment

Rishi Malhotra, a lawyer, had petitioned the Supreme Court asking it to issue directions banning what he called the “cruel” method of capital punishment...
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal greets Anil Baijal after sworn in as Lt. Governor of Delhi at Raj Bhawan in New Delhi (file picture). Photo: UNI

Supreme Court: LG prima facie enjoys supremacy under Constitution

Above: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal greets Anil Baijal after sworn in as Lt. Governor of Delhi at Raj Bhawan in New Delhi (file...

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Section 377: Somewhere Over the Rainbow…

Section 377: Somewhere Over the Rainbow…

Photo: Anil Shakya When the Supreme Court Constitution bench took up petitions challenging Section 377, it lived up to its role as a progressive institution...
Selfie, No Sex

Selfie, No Sex

Above: Photo by Anil Shakya A Delhi techie’s plea for divorce on grounds that his wife was obsessed with social media shows that as people...
Delhi Durbar: An inside track of happenings in Lutyens’ Delhi

DELHI DURBAR

Shotgun Marriage While former Union minister and “margdarshak” Yashwant Sinha has already quit the saffron party, the buzz is that his acolyte and Patna Sahib...
Declare Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid site a national heritage, says PIL before Delhi HC

Ayodhya land dispute hearing: Babri Masjid was destroyed by Hindu Taliban, says Rajeev Dhavan...

Even as the Supreme Court bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices Ashok Bhushan and S Abdul Nazeer resumed hearing of the contentious...
SC reserves judgement in ISRO spy case

SC reserves judgement in ISRO spy case

Above: S Nambi Narayanan (file pic) The apex court on Tuesday (July 10) reserved its judgement on a plea by former ISRO Scientist S...
Rampant Lynchings in India: The Macabre, Murderous Mobs

The Macabre, Murderous Mobs

Sheikh Naim was beaten to death on suspicion of being a child-lifter, in Seraikela-Kharsawa district of Jharkhand, in May 2017. Photo: Mid-day.com Social media acting...
Justice Chelameswar: Playing a Double Role?

Justice Chelameswar: Playing a Double Role?

Above: Former SC judge J Chelameswar/Photo: Anil Shakya The question several judges and legal luminaries are now still pondering about is whether Justice Chelameswar should...
POWER TO THE PEOPLE

POWER TO THE PEOPLE

~By Inderjit Badhwar After the Supreme Court delivered its historic verdict last week on what is popularly known as the Aam Aadmi Party’s (AAP)...
Justice AK Goel retires from SC, defends his judgment in SC/ST Act

Justice AK Goel retires from SC, defends his judgment in SC/ST Act

Above: Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel / Photo: Anil Shakya Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel who retired from Supreme Court today defended his judgment (he was part...
Delhi power tussle verdict: SC says LG can’t be obstructionist, must listen to State govt

Delhi power tussle verdict: SC says LG can’t be obstructionist, must listen to State...

After keeping its verdict reserved for several months, the Supreme Court, on Wednesday (July 4), finally ruled on the contentious issue of the powers of Delhi’s...
SC dismisses plea seeking court-monitored SIT probe into PNB Scam

SC dismisses plea seeking court-monitored SIT probe into PNB Scam

The Supreme Court on Tuesday (July 3) dismissed a PIL seeking a court-monitored SIT probe into the multi-crore PNB scam. Finding no merit in the...
SC seeks Yogi govt’s response on plea demanding CBI probe in UP encounters

SC seeks Yogi govt’s response on plea demanding CBI probe in UP encounters

Petition filed by People’s Union for Civil Liberties says 49 people killed in over 1110 police encounters across Uttar Pradesh in past year The Supreme...
Kathua rape-murder: J&K HC to hear witnesses’ plea against police harassment

Kathua rape-murder: J&K HC to hear witnesses’ plea against police harassment

The apex court on Monday (July 2) directed the three witnesses who had alleged torture by the J&K Police in the Kathua rape-murder case...
SC extends deadline for setting up Kudankulam safe storage till April 2022

SC extends deadline for setting up Kudankulam safe storage till April 2022

The apex court had earlier granted NPCIL time till May 30 this year for setting up the Away From Reactor Facility to store radioactive...
Some progress in judicial appointments, says CJI Misra

Some progress in judicial appointments, says CJI Misra

With regular hearing of matters beginning, on Monday (July 2), with the end of the Supreme Court’s summer vacation, the issue of delays in...
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DELHI DURBAR

The Gogoi Factor Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad’s statement not to doubt the government’s intention in selection of the next Chief Justice of India, and...
Delhi Durbar: An inside track of happenings in Lutyens’ Delhi

DELHI DURBAR

Chief Concerns With Chief Justice Dipak Misra’s retirement in October fast approaching, the Modi government, which has been drawing criticism from the Opposition and even...
Building Bridges

Building Bridges

Above: A five-judge bench led by Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra passed the judgment recently/Photo: Anil Shakya The Supreme Court’s path-breaking judgment on parliamentary...
Budget allocation in Judiciary: Financially Strangled

Budget allocation in Judiciary: Financially Strangled

Despite the crying need for speeding up and modernising the grossly inefficient justice delivery system, a large chunk of the meagre funds allotted in...
Jethmalani comes out of retirement, seeks CJI’s nod to appear in Karnataka poll case

Jethmalani comes out of retirement, seeks CJI’s nod to appear in Karnataka poll case

Senior advocate Ram Jethmalani terms Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala’s invitation to BJP’s BS Yeddyurappa to form a government a gross abuse of power There’s no...
SC reserves order on Cauvery Management Board

SC reserves order on Cauvery Management Board

Attorney General K K Venugopal presented the government’s modified draft plan on the Cauvery water distribution scheme to the Supreme Court bench of Chief...
Mosque within Allahabad HC premises: New land to be found before demolition, says SC

Mosque within Allahabad HC premises: New land to be found before demolition, says SC

Above: Allahabad High Court The Uttar Pradesh Sunni Central Waqf Board has moved the Supreme Court against the Allahabad High Court’s judgment which had directed...
Politics of Embarrassment

Politics of Embarrassment

The glacial pace of action increasingly imperils both judicial independence and the constitutional republic   ~By Upendra Baxi   There has been more heat than light over the...
Karnataka Assembly Polls: Mudslinging Brawl

Karnataka Assembly Polls: Mudslinging Brawl

Above: Prime Minister Narendra Modi with BS Yeddyurappa; Rahul Gandhi with Chief Minister Siddaramaiah during the Karnataka poll campaign/Photo: UNI With the Congress and the...
SC directs SDM of Kalindi Kunj and nearby areas to look into the problems faced by Rohingya refugees

SC directs SDM of Kalindi Kunj and nearby areas to look into the problems...

The apex court on Friday (May 11) directed SDM of Kalindi Kunj and nearby areas where the Rohingya refugees are currently settled to look...
SC to Delhi HC: Constitute a committee to look into sexual harassment complaints at Tis Hazari

SC to Delhi HC: Constitute a committee to look into sexual harassment complaints at...

Above: Photo by Anil Shakya The apex court on Friday (May 11) directed Delhi High Court to form a committee under the Sexual Harassment of...
Aadhaar linkages issue: Hearings complete, SC reserves its order

Aadhaar linkages issue: Hearings complete, SC reserves its order

The Supreme Court bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A K Sikri, A M Khanwilkar, D Y Chandrachud, and Ashok Bhushan, hearing...
SC overturns Calcutta HC order, says panchayat polls in state to be held on May 24

SC overturns Calcutta HC order, says panchayat polls in state to be held on...

Top court also orders that poll results of those constituencies at which opposition candidates could not file nomination will not be published The Supreme Court...
Justice Chelameswar writes letter to CJI on Justice KM Joseph elevation issue

Justice Chelameswar writes letter to CJI on Justice KM Joseph elevation issue

In another letter to CJI Dipak Misra, Justice J Chelameswar this time has written about the appointment of the Chief Justice of the Uttarakhand...
Karnataka elections: SC postpones hearing on allegation of religious bias in Congress manifesto

Karnataka elections: SC postpones hearing on allegation of religious bias in Congress manifesto

Above: Pramod Muthalik The apex court on Thursday (May 10) told a petitioner that it was not inclined to hear his plea which sought...
ISRO spy case: SC orders inquiry to fix responsibility for falsely arresting scientist, destroying his career

ISRO spy case: SC orders inquiry to fix responsibility for falsely arresting scientist, destroying...

Above: Nambi Narayanan (file pic) In the famous case of former ISRO scientist Nambi Narayanan (now 76), who was falsely implicated and arrested on charges...
Challenge to Naidu drama ends in a whimper at SC: Sibal demands to know who set up constitution bench, withdraws petition

Challenge to Naidu drama ends in a whimper at SC: Sibal demands to know...

In the end it was a damp squib. The hugely hyped petition before a hurriedly constituted constitution bench of the Supreme Court, challenging the...
Kapil Sibal withdraws petition challenging Vice President Naidu’s rejection of impeachment motion

Kapil Sibal withdraws petition challenging Vice President Naidu’s rejection of impeachment motion

The Supreme Court constitution bench hearing on Vice President Venkaiah Naidu’s rejection of the Congress-led impeachment motion against Chief Justice Dipak Misra on Tuesday...
Cong goes to SC, challenging Naidu’s rejection of CJI impeachment petition, asked to be present for listing tomorrow

Cong goes to SC, challenging Naidu’s rejection of CJI impeachment petition, asked to be...

Two Congress Rajya Sabha MPs, Pratap Singh Bajwa and Amee Harshadray Yajnik on Monday (May 7) approached the Supreme Court via senior counsel Kapil...
Public discussion on impeachment of judges: SC to decide in late July if there should be a ban

Public discussion on impeachment of judges: SC to decide in late July if there...

Above: Congress leaders Ghulam Nabi Azad and Kapil Sibal, CPI’s D Raja and lawyer KTS Tulsi at a press meet on CJI’s impeachment move...
Transgender’s application to be taken up by SC after Aadhaar judgment

Transgender’s application to be taken up by SC after Aadhaar judgment

Above: A Transgender participating in one of the events (representative image) A transgender, Satyashri Sharmila Rahemtali had filed a petition with the Supreme Court, saying...
Haj policy change for travel companies: SC orders compensation of Rs 5 lakh for each petitioner for business lost

Haj policy change for travel companies: SC orders compensation of Rs 5 lakh for...

In a matter where travel companies were denied due business in dealing with Haj pilgrims, because of a change in government policy, the Supreme...
Aadhaar linkages case: Shyam Divan says Aadhaar brings surveillance technology into a democracy

Aadhaar linkages case: Shyam Divan says Aadhaar brings surveillance technology into a democracy

Above: Senior Advocate Shyam Divan The Supreme Court bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar, D Y Chandrachud, A K Sikri...
DNA profiling: Centre says bill be tabled in monsoon session

DNA profiling: Centre says bill be tabled in monsoon session

The Supreme Court bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra on Tuesday (May 1) disposed of a petition regarding DNA profiling of unidentified dead...
Himachal Pradesh: Alleged child rapist dies in custody, SC to hear at earliest

Himachal Pradesh: Alleged child rapist dies in custody, SC to hear at earliest

The Supreme Court bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud on Tuesday (May 1) heard initial...
Govt arguments on K M Joseph have no teeth

Govt arguments on K M Joseph have no teeth

CJI Dipak Misra (left) and Justice KM Joseph ~By Vinay Vats The elevation of one name amongst two names recommended by the collegiums has invoked many...
A Self-inflicted Wound

A Self-inflicted Wound

Above: The Supreme Court judges’ press conference on January 12/Photo: UNI The action of the chairman of the Rajya Sabha in rejecting the motion to...
CJI calls collegium meeting - India Legal

CJI calls collegium meeting

Above: (Left) CJI Dipak Misra and Justice K M Joseph Despite the various schisms in the Supreme Court, Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dipak Misra...
Justice Ranjan Gogoi’s Appointment: To Be, Or Not To Be

Justice Ranjan Gogoi’s Appointment: To Be, Or Not To Be

(L to R) Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra; the Supreme Court of India; Justice Ranjan Gogoi, the next in line to become CJI With...
Delhi Durbar: An inside track of happenings in Lutyens’ Delhi

DELHI DURBAR

Advantage, BJP a la Sibal The erudite, silver-tongued senior advocate, orator and the most visible spokesman of the Congress Party, Kapil Sibal appears to have...
Transfer of Kathua rape case: SC stays trial till May 7

Transfer of Kathua rape case: SC stays trial till May 7

In the hearing of the transfer of the Kathua rape-murder case trial out of Jammu and Kashmir senior counsel Indira Jaising told the bench...
Aadhaar linkages case: Sr counsel Dwivedi says enough security has been provided in Aadhaar

Aadhaar linkages case: Sr counsel Dwivedi says enough security has been provided in Aadhaar

In the Aadhaar linkages case, the Supreme Court bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud on...

Opposition Move Against CJI: Impeachment Drama

Above: Congress leaders Ghulam Nabi Azad and Kapil Sibal, CPI’s D Raja and lawyer KTS Tulsi at a press meet on CJI’s impeachment move/Photo:...
Opposition parties submit notice for CJI’s impeachment to Rajya Sabha chairman

Opposition parties submit notice for CJI’s impeachment to Rajya Sabha chairman

Above: CJI Dipak Misra (file picture) The Congress along with six other opposition parties — CPI(M), NCP, SP, CPI, BSP and IUML — submitted...
Aadhaar linkages case: Dwivedi admits ‘Maybe the method is wrong, but it's ultimately the matter of pride pertaining to the condition of recognition”

Aadhaar linkages case: Dwivedi admits ‘Maybe the method is wrong, but it’s ultimately the...

The Supreme Court Constitution Bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices AK Sikri, AM Khanwilkar, DY Chandrachud and Ashok Bhushan resumed hearing on...
Interesting options come out in arguments regarding reservations in medical PG

Interesting options come out in arguments regarding reservations in medical PG

Counsels from two sides on Wednesday (April 18) presented interesting options in the Tamil Nadu Medical Officers’ Association vs Union of India case before the Supreme...
Building violation case: Amicus in SC suggests take money, pay home loan and surrender documents

Building violation case: Amicus in SC suggests take money, pay home loan and surrender...

In a case of builders Supertech Ltd planning and building extra residential towers in a plot by which, as per current residents of other...

Aadhaar linkages case: ASG Mehta says Aadhaar could prove helpful in PMLA cases

The Supreme Court Constitution Bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices AK Sikri, AM Khanwilkar, DY Chandrachud and Ashok Bhushan resumed hearing on...
Justice Chelameswar refuses to hear PIL on allocation of cases in SC, says “reasons are too obvious”

Justice Chelameswar refuses to hear PIL on allocation of cases in SC, says “reasons...

Justice Chelameswar’s decision comes a day after bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra ruled that allocation of cases is exclusive prerogative of the...
Jay Shah’s defamation case against The Wire listed at SC for April 18

Jay Shah’s defamation case against The Wire listed at SC for April 18

Above: (Left) Jay Shah with father BJP President Amit Shah The Supreme Court bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and...
Justice Kurian Joseph shoots off letter to CJI urging him to act upon the non-appointment of judges

Justice Kurian Joseph shoots off letter to CJI urging him to act upon the...

Days after Justice Jasti Chelameswar, the second senior-most judge of the Supreme Court, sent a letter to CJI Dipak Misra, asking for a full...
Interesting options come out in arguments regarding reservations in medical PG

26-yr-old Karnataka girl, forcefully married, moves SC for annulment, clarity in Hindu marriage Act...

The ink on the Hadiya case judgment of the Supreme Court has barely dried and another similar case has come up to the apex...
Mains examination of UPPSC will be held as scheduled on June 18, says apex court

Petition challenging CJI’s master of roster role dismissed by SC

The Supreme Court bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud on Wednesday (April 11) threw out a petition by...
Aadhaar linkages case: AG says safeguards have built into the act

Aadhaar linkages case: AG says safeguards have built into the act

The Supreme Court Constitution Bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices AK Sikri, AM Khanwilkar, DY Chandrachud and Ashok Bhushan, hearing Aadhaar and...

Rohingya issue: Govt gets 4 weeks time to file status report

Above: Rohingyas (file picture) The Rohingya issue has not moved any further, with the Supreme Court bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A...
Dalit Protests: Why Blame the Judiciary?

Dalit Protests: Why Blame the Judiciary?

Dalit protests on Delhi-Agra highway. Photo: UNI Amid widespread agitation against the Supreme Court’s decision to allegedly dilute the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act and...
Aadhaar linkages case: Venugopal says “we entirely deny data leakage”

Aadhaar linkages case: Venugopal says “we entirely deny data leakage”

The Supreme Court Constitution Bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices AK Sikri, AM Khanwilkar, DY Chandrachud and Ashok Bhushan, hearing Aadhaar and...
Apex court will hear review petition on SC/ST Act at 2pm today

Apex court will hear review petition on SC/ST Act at 2pm today

Above: Members of Dalit organisations raising slogans during  Bharat Bandh over SC/ST issue, in Lucknow on April 2/Photo: UNI The Supreme Court will take...

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In a surprising volte-face, the Madhya Pradesh High Court has quashed the termination of two additional district judges for violating the state government’s two-child...
MNCs Should Do CSR Activities: CJI

MNCs Should Do CSR Activities: CJI

Above: Justice AK Sikri of the Supreme Court speaking at the seminar Legal luminaries said at a meet that profits maximisation should not be the...

Aadhaar linkages case: People should not go without food due to lack of a...

Senior Counsel K V Vishwanathan carried on with his submissions before the Constitution bench on Thursday (March 15) in the bunch of petitions challenging...
Aadhaar linkages matter: Constitution Bench won’t sit today

Poor infrastructure, errors, fraud, all make a dangerous mix in Aadhaar, says Vishwanathan

Senior Counsel K V Vishwanathan, who had started his submissions on Tuesday, carried on from where he had left off, before the Constitution bench on Wednesday (March...
Right to Die is now a “fundamental right” in India

Supreme Court recognises Passive Euthanasia with advance directives or living will

By Srishty Raj and Rajesh Kumar The constitutional bench of judges comprising of CJI Dipak Misra, Justice A K Sikri, Justice Ashok Bhushan, Justice D...
Timely Trials: Is Justice Hurried certainly Justice Buried?

Towards a Super-Fast Trial?

The case of Additional Sessions Judge Kamini Lau who took the evidence of 22 witnesses on the first day of a trial stirred a...
BG Verghese Memorial Lecture: Justice A P Shah says “chief justice is merely first among equals”

BG Verghese Memorial Lecture: Justice A P Shah says “chief justice is merely first...

Above: Justice A P Shah While delivering speech at the BG Verghese Memorial Lecture on March 9, 2018, Justice Ajit Prakash Shah spoke especially...
Mains examination of UPPSC will be held as scheduled on June 18, says apex court

Supreme Court unanimously allows passive euthanasia, recognises living will

Constitution bench upholds right to die with dignity as a fundamental right and issues guidelines on passive euthanasia till legislation is passed In a landmark...
Shopian firing: No action against Major Aditya Kumar till April 24, rules SC

Shopian firing: No action against Major Aditya Kumar till April 24, rules SC

Above: Youths pelting stones towards security forces in J&K (representative image)/Photo: UNI Major Aditya Kumar has not been mentioned as accused in the police FIR,...
Supreme Court Tussle: Bench versus Bench

Supreme Court Tussle: Bench versus Bench

Recent disagreements between various benches of the apex court may be a sign of discipline and propriety not being followed. Much is at stake...
Irked ‘special invitee’ Mallikarjun Kharge won’t attend Modi’s Lokpal panel meet - India Legal

Irked ‘special invitee’ Mallikarjun Kharge won’t attend Modi’s Lokpal panel meet

Mallikarjun Kharge’s decision to skip Lokpal Selection Committee meet comes at a time when the Supreme Court has asked Modi govt to expedite Lokpal...
Mains examination of UPPSC will be held as scheduled on June 18, says apex court

Accepting apology, SC quashes criminal contempt proceedings against ADJ Kamini Lau

The Supreme Court on Friday (February 23) quashed the criminal contempt proceedings initiated by the Delhi High Court against Additional District Judge Kamini Lau. The...

SC dismisses plea by Adarsh Housing Society to ban film Aiyaari

The Supreme Court bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul on Friday (February 16) dismissed a petition by Adarsh Cooperative...
Dr Upendra Baxi: A Man Who Touched Many Lives

A Man Who Touched Many Lives

Above: (L-R) Senior advocate, Supreme Court, and Chairman, ILRF, Pradeep Rai; Rajshri Rai, Editor-in-Chief, APN; Dr Upendra Baxi; Justice Shiva Kirti Singh; Justice Gyan...
MoP and Allocation of Cases: Issues of Propriety

Issues of Propriety

The highest seat of the judiciary has been gripped by these two contentious matters and it could take some time to sort them out...

Aadhaar Linkages case: Bench agrees authentication is heart of the issue, not mere identity

Senior Counsel Kapil Sibal argues that in areas with no electricity and no internet connectivity how can such authentication be done? The hearings on Aadhaar...
Judge Loya death case: Arguments reveal discrepancies; Loya’s name not on register of where he stayed

Judge Loya death case: Arguments reveal discrepancies; Loya’s name not on register of where...

The Supreme Court bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar, D Y Chandrachud on Monday (February 5) got back to...
Constitute committee to look into compensation complaints of Bhopal gas tragedy victims: SC

Constitute committee to look into compensation complaints of Bhopal gas tragedy victims: SC

The Supreme Court on Friday (February 2) requested the Chief Justice of Madhya Pradesh High Court to constitute a committee headed by a senior...
CBI moves Supreme Court against Delhi HC order in Bofors case

CBI moves Supreme Court against Delhi HC order in Bofors case

The Central Bureau of Investigation on Friday (February 2) moved Supreme Court against a 12-year-old Delhi high court order dismissing the case against the...
SC does away with gender neutrality question in law

SC does away with gender neutrality question in law

The Supreme Court on Friday (February 2) encountered a strange petition questioning the “gender discrimination” in the law such as Section 354 (5) of...
Aadhaar linkages hearing: Shyam Divan shows how “surveillance” raj was not what the Constitution promised Indian citizens

Aadhaar linkages hearing: Shyam Divan shows how “surveillance” raj was not what the Constitution...

The hearings on Aadhaar and its various linkages and privacy and security issued attached to them started again before the Supreme Court constitution bench...
CJI is biased, should recuse himself from hearing Bofors case: BJP’s Ajay Agrawal

CJI is biased, should recuse himself from hearing Bofors case: BJP’s Ajay Agrawal

BJP leader Ajay Agarwal, who has appealed in the SC against the Delhi HC’s acquittal of Hinduja brothers in the Bofors scam case, alleges...
Illegal immigrants staying beyond 180 days must get ID cards, says petition in SC

Illegal immigrants staying beyond 180 days must get ID cards, says petition in SC

A petition for identifying illegal immigrants has come up before the Supreme Court bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M khanwilkar...
Aadhaar linkage case: Divan cites EU court decision to argue on personal freedom and privacy

Aadhaar linkage case: Divan cites EU court decision to argue on personal freedom and...

Hearing on petitions related to Aadhaar and its linkages to several services resumed before the Supreme Court bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and...
Cow Vigilantism: SC issues notice to three chief secretaries

Cow Vigilantism: SC issues notice to three chief secretaries

The Supreme Court on Monday (January 29) issued notices to the chief secretaries of three BJP ruled states—Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and Haryana and sought...
Don’t Harm the Institution

Don’t Harm the Institution

Above: The Chief Justice of India, Dipak Misra and the Supreme Court/Photo: Anil Shakya An attempt to impeach Chief Justice Dipak Misra will affect the...
Exemption of Toddy: SC tells amicus to file report on Toddy licenses and shops in Kerala

Exemption of Toddy: SC tells amicus to file report on Toddy licenses and shops...

The Supreme Court on Thursday (January 25) directed amicus curiae to submit a detailed report on how many toddy licenses have been cancelled and...
Even security system specialists reckon that Aadhaar process is not reliable, submits Shyam Divan

Even security system specialists reckon that Aadhaar process is not reliable, submits Shyam Divan

The hearings pertaining to the constitutional validity of Aadhaar Act continued on the second day. Senior Advocate Shyam Divan started the arguments again reiterating...
Kerala love jihad case: SC impleads Hadiya as respondent

Kerala love jihad case: SC impleads Hadiya as respondent

The Supreme Court on Tuesday (January 23) accepted to make Akhila Asokan alias Hadiya in the legal battle between her husband Shafin Jahan and father Asokan...
Khap Panchayats: Honour at what cost?

Honour At What Cost?

Above: The Supreme Court has slammed khap panchayats for objecting to inter-caste marriages In a landmark order, the Supreme Court has said that any adult...

THE COURT SAYS NO TO BULLIES

Despite several days of the yet unending controversy that has rocked India’s Supreme Court following mutinous accusations from brother judges against the captain of...
Aadhaar linkages case: Venugopal says “we entirely deny data leakage”

Divan points out technical faults, lack of legal framework and the sheer unconstitutionality of...

Photo: Anil Shakya The Aadhaar hearings continued for the second day before the Supreme Court constitution bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A...
Aadhaar a “giant electronic mess”, Divan tells SC

Aadhaar a “giant electronic mess”, Divan tells SC

Photo: Anil Shakya Senior Advocate Shyam Divan on Wednesday (January 17) made a dispassionate plea to a Supreme Court constitution bench on why he thinks...

Judge Loya death case: Maharashtra Govt submits report to SC, but says not to...

Above: Supreme Court; (inset) Judge Loya The Supreme Court bench of Justices Arun Mishra and Mohan M Shantanagoudar was on Tuesday (January 16) given...
SC asks BCCI why e-auction of IPL TV rights cannot be carried out

SC asks BCCI why e-auction of IPL TV rights cannot be carried out

The Supreme Court on Tuesday (January 16) asked the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to reply why e-auction cannot be done...
Four judges attend court; Supreme Court functions normally

4 judges attend court; SC functions normally

Above: (L-R) Justice Kurian Joseph, Justice Jasti Chelameswar, Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice Madan Lokur addressing a press conference in New Delhi (file picture)/Photo:...
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Four Judges Criticise Chief Justice Dipak Misra: Things Not In Order, Less Than Desirable...

Simmering differences and discontent in the top judiciary exploded on Friday, January 12, when the Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra came under attack...
With draft bill on Aadhaar-mobile link in next Parliament session SC puts off PIL

With draft bill on Aadhaar-mobile link in next Parliament session SC puts off PIL

A writ petition had been filed before the Supreme Court bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y...
Indu Malhotra to be first woman to be promoted from Bar to SC judgeship

Indu Malhotra to be first woman to be promoted from Bar to SC judgeship

Supreme Court Collegium also recommends elevation of Uttarakhand Chief Justice KM Joseph as judge of the apex court In a first, the Supreme Court Collegium...
SC issues restricting orders against Jaypee directors

SC issues restricting orders against Jaypee directors

Above: Flat buyers under the banner of Jaypee Aman Owners Welfare Association shouting slogans during a demonstration demanding for a judicial probe for delay...

SC to hear Karti plea to fly abroad tomorrow

The Supreme Court will hear the Enforcement Directorate’s case against Karti Chidambaram, son of former Finance Minister P Chidambaram, for money laundering on January...
Inform within 10 days about Lokpal appointment time-frame: SC to Centre

SC seeks reply from Centre on implementation of citizens’ charter in every dept

Above: Supreme Court   The Centre on Monday (January 8) sought time from the Supreme Court to file its reply to a PIL that seeks...
Constitutional bench to hear Sec 377 challenge

Constitution bench to hear Sec 377 challenge

Photo by Anil Shakya A constitution bench will hear the matter pertaining to decriminalisation of homosexuality later this month (January). A petition has been filed by...
SC refers matter seeking validity of Section 497, 198(2) to constitution bench

SC refers matter seeking validity of Sections 497, 198(2) to constitution bench

The Supreme Court on Friday (January 5) referred the matter related to the validity of Section 497 of IPC and Section 198(2) of CrPC...
SC disposes of plea on CCTV during investigation

SC disposes of plea on CCTV during investigation

The Supreme Court on Friday (January 5) disposed of a plea on the inability to produce CCTV footage before it, saying this was not the...

SC rues the bad conditions in orphanages across India; issues notices to states

Above: Children in an orphanage/Photo courtesy: www.internationalstorytelling.org There was a news article published in a newspaper in which it was mentioned that there is...
“Personal Ego Must Take a Backseat in Court”

“Personal Ego Must Take a Backseat in Court”

Recently, while a five-judge constitution bench of the Supreme Court was hearing the contentious Delhi versus centre power-sharing case, a heated debate broke out...

Registration of FIRs under Sec 498A: SC refuses to frame guidelines, saying there is...

Above: A procession taking place for the safety of women. Photo: UNI The Supreme Court on Wednesday (November 29) observed that when there are some...
Medical colleges admission scam: SC strikes down Allahabad HC order allowing illegal admissions

Medical colleges admission scam: SC strikes down Allahabad HC order allowing illegal admissions

Above: Medical college students taking classroom lessons (representative image) Another eye-opening case of scam in medical colleges admission came into the light on Thursday...
Bikis Bano case: No clarity yet on status of convicted police officers

Bilkis Bano case: No clarity yet on status of convicted police officers

Above: Bilkis Bano addressing a press conference in Ahmedabad (file picture).Photo: UNI The police and the Gujarat government’s position regarding the convicted police officials...

GM Mustard case: Issue to be again heard at SC after 12 weeks

Above: A woman works inside her mustard field on the outskirts of Srinagar (file picture). Photo: UNI The application field by activist Aruna Rodrigues,...
CJI critical of another petition to stop release of Padmavati

CJI critical of another petition to stop release of Padmavati

Above: Karni Sena activists protest against Sanjay Leela Bhansali's upcoming movie Padmavati, in Jaipur on Saturday. Photo: UNI The Supreme Court on Monday (November...
Karti Chidambaram, son of former Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram talking to mediapersons during the CBI raids at his residence, in Chennai (file picture). Photo: UNI

SC bench agrees to look into lookout circular against Karti Chidambaram on Monday

Above: Karti Chidambaram, son of former Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram talking to mediapersons during the CBI raids at his residence, in Chennai (file...
UP Medical College Scam: Chaos reigns in SC as CJI dissolves Justice Chelameswar-selected bench

UP Medical College Scam: Chaos reigns in SC as CJI dissolves Justice Chelameswar-selected bench

The simmering power struggle at the Supreme Court came to the surface on Friday (November 10) when Chief Justice Dipak Misra made it clear...
SC dismisses plea to ban hanging as method of capital punishment

SC dismisses plea to ban hanging as method of capital punishment

Rishi Malhotra, a lawyer, had petitioned the Supreme Court asking it to issue directions banning what he called the “cruel” method of capital punishment...
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal greets Anil Baijal after sworn in as Lt. Governor of Delhi at Raj Bhawan in New Delhi (file picture). Photo: UNI

Supreme Court: LG prima facie enjoys supremacy under Constitution

Above: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal greets Anil Baijal after sworn in as Lt. Governor of Delhi at Raj Bhawan in New Delhi (file...

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