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Sabarimala temple closes for a month, doors still shut for women

Sabarimala Verdict row: National Ayyappa Devotees Association files review petition

Above: People under the banners various Hindu organisations staging a protest against the recent Supreme Court order allowing women of all ages to worship...
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In final verdict, CJI Dipak Misra-led bench expands guidelines to check mob violence

New set of guidelines, in addition to those laid out in the Tehseen Poonawalla case, issued by bench led by Chief Justice Dipak Misra...
1994 Ismail Faruqui verdict will not affect outcome of Ayodhya title suit: SC

1994 Ismail Faruqui verdict will not affect outcome of Ayodhya title suit: SC

The Ismail Faruqui verdict had said mosque not essential for offering namaz, Supreme Court says view won't affect Ayodhya outcome A three-judge bench of the...
Supreme Court allows live streaming of court proceedings

Supreme Court allows live streaming of court proceedings (READ VERDICT)

Sunlight is the best disinfectant, live streaming of court proceedings will bring transparency, says Supreme Court, lays down guidelines for pilot project The Supreme Court,...
Aadhaar verdict: Summary of the majority judgment

Aadhaar verdict: Summary of the majority judgment

Constitutional validity of Aadhaar upheld by majority verdict authored by Justice Sikri and supplemented by Justice Bhushan, Justice Chandrachud the lone dissenter Conclusions of the...
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Supreme Court allows live streaming of court proceedings

Sunlight is the best disinfectant, live streaming of court proceedings will bring transparency, rules Supreme Court while directing government to frame rules The Supreme Court,...
An awareness rally on World Leprosy Day. Patients in India continue to be denied education and treatment to this day/Photo: leprosymission.org

Leprosy: Removing The Stigma

Above: An awareness rally on World Leprosy Day. Patients in India continue to be denied education and treatment to this day/Photo: leprosymission.org The Supreme Court’s...
CJI Dipak Misra/Photo: Anil Shakya

Former Chief Justices of India: Lessons to Be Learnt

Above: CJI Dipak Misra/Photo: Anil Shakya Chief Justice Dipak Misra’s tenure will be remembered as a turbulent phase in the apex court’s history. Yet, he,...
Law in the Digital Era

Law in the Digital Era

Before he steps down as chief justice of India, Dipak Misra is slated to deliver one of the most crucial judgments of his eventful...
Bhima Koregaon activists’ arrest

SC reserves verdict on Bhima Koregaon activists’ arrest

The Supreme Court on Thursday reserved its verdict in the Bhima Koregaon raids case and the arrest of five activists. Historian Romila Thapar and...
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Terror funding case: SC stays bail of Kashmiri businessman Zahoor Ahmad Shah Watali

The apex court on Friday (Sep 14) stayed the Delhi HC order granting bail to Zahoor Ahmad Shah Watali in a terror funding case. The...
Passing the Baton

Passing the Baton

In November 1951, Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru faced an unusual revolt. It was not from within the Congress party but from six Supreme Court...
Section 377: Supreme Court decriminalizes consensual homosexual sex

Section 377: Supreme Court decriminalizes consensual homosexual sex (Read Full Verdict)

Landmark verdict by a Constitution Bench reverses an earlier judgment of the Supreme Court which had set aside the 2009 Delhi High Court decision...
No clipping of Malayalam novel Meesha: SC

No clipping of Malayalam novel Meesha: SC

The Supreme Court, on Wednesday (September 5), dismissed the petition seeking a ban on the Malayalam novel Meesha for its alleged objectionable portrayal of temple-going women....
The New Chief Justice

The New Chief Justice

The top judicial post will go to a judge who stands out for his spunk and forthrightness. Justice Gogoi has performed his duties in...
Centre cites law and order concerns, SC postpones hearing on Art 35A

Centre cites law and order concerns, SC postpones hearing on Art 35A

The Supreme Court on Friday (August 31) was informed by the Additional Solicitor General (ASG) Tushar Mehta that panchayat elections in J&K will be...
Ranjan Gogoi to be next Chief Justice of India

Ranjan Gogoi to be next Chief Justice of India

What was only expected has now been made formal – Justice Ranjan Gogoi will be the next Chief Justice of India when current Chief...
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Case against “khatna”: SC says religious practice should consider public order and morality

In the case against the practice of female genital mutilation (FGM) or "khatna", widely practised within the Dawoodi Bohra community, a sect of Shia...
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Statutory warning for criminal candidates to contest elections?

While the SC constitution bench comprising CJI Dipak Misra and Justices Rohinton Fali Nariman, AM Khanwilkar, DY Chandrachud and Indu Malhotra was hearing a...
Bill to end discrimination against leprosy patients in next session of parliament, Centre tells SC

Bill to end discrimination against leprosy patients in next session of parliament, Centre tells...

The Centre on Monday (August 20) informed the apex court that a bill will be placed before parliament in the coming session to omit...
CJI Dipak Misra

CJI warns against lawyers commenting in media

Above: CJI Dipak Misra On the occasion of the flag hoisting ceremony at the Supreme Court on India’s 72nd Independence Day on Wednesday, two comments...
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SC waters down major Justice Lodha panel recommendations, approves draft constitution of BCCI

The apex court on Thursday (August 9) diluted some key recommendations made by the Justice R M Lodha panel relating to reform of cricket...
Chief Justice Dipak Misra delivering his speech at the Assocham conclave in New Delhi on Tuesday. Picture Anil Shakya

In this globalised world, Indian judiciary has benefitted in borrowing from international judicial approaches:...

Above: Chief Justice Dipak Misra delivering his speech at the Assocham conclave in New Delhi on Tuesday. Picture Anil Shakya Chief Justice Dipak Misra on Tuesday (August 7)...
Firecracker ban case returns to SC, more studies needed, agrees bench

Cases of under-trial prisoners being expedited up, AG tells SC

The issue of speedy trial of under-trial prisoners is getting better in the country, Attorney General (AG) K K Venugopal on Monday (July 30)...
The Sabarimala Temple board has argued in the SC that the state is permitted to interfere in the religious matters of its people but only on limited grounds

SABARIMALA: MOVING TO A UNIFORM CIVIL CODE?

Above: The Sabarimala Temple board has argued in the SC that the state is permitted to interfere in the religious matters of its people...
The Collegium returned the name of Chief Justice KM Joseph to the Centre on July 6

Delayed Decision Disrespectful

Above: The Collegium returned the name of Chief Justice KM Joseph to the Centre on July 6 It is the constitutional obligation of the Executive...
CJI Dipak Misra speaking at the M C Setalvad Memorial Lecture/Photo: ANI

In Padmavat, the Supreme Court supported the path of creativity, says Chief Justice Dipak...

Above: CJI Dipak Misra speaking at the M C Setalvad Memorial Lecture/Photo: ANI   At the annual Bar Association of India-organised M C Setalvad Memorial...
New Courts Block of Delhi High Court inaugurated

New Courts Block of Delhi High Court inaugurated

The inauguration ceremony of the New Courts Block of the Delhi High Court was held at Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi, on Wednesday (July 25). The inauguration...
Muslims protesting against mob lynching in Ahmedabad/Photo: UNI

COURT STANDS UP TO MOBOCRACY

Above: Muslims protesting against mob lynching in Ahmedabad/Photo: UNI ~By Inderjit Badhwar We return, again, on this page, and in our cover story—and we shall do...
SC cracks the whip against cow vigilantes, red flags need for new law by Centre

SC cracks the whip against cow vigilantes, red flags need for new law by...

Supreme Court issues asks Centre if new law can be framedto check mob lynchings, says mobocracy cannot be allowed in the country In what seemed...
Decriminalising Section 377 will end stigma against LGBT community, notes SC

Section 377 hearing, Day 3: Decriminalising will end stigma against LGBT community, says SC

Constitution Bench to resume hearing arguments over validity of Section 377 on Tuesday; observations by judges raise hope of decriminalising homosexuality The third day of...
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Section 377 hearing, Day 2: Centre steps back, leaves decision to “the wisdom of...

Even as the Supreme Court constitution bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices Rohinton Fali Nariman, A M Khanwilkar, D Y Chandrachud and...
SC grants in-principle agreement to live streaming of court proceedings, tells AG, petitioner to prepare guidelines

SC grants in-principle agreement to live streaming of court proceedings, tells AG, petitioner to...

The apex court on Monday (July 9) in-principle agreed to live streaming of court proceedings saying that it gives credence to open court concept...
SC expresses displeasure over the non-implementation of programmes for leprosy patients

SC expresses displeasure over the non-implementation of programmes for leprosy patients, issues directions

A Supreme Court bench of CJI Dipak Misra and Justices AM Khanwilkar, DY Chandrachud on Thursday (July 5) expressed strong displeasure at the non-implementation...
Cow vigilantism unacceptable, States obligated to prevent it: SC

Cow vigilantism unacceptable, States obligated to prevent it: SC

Supreme Court reserves order in petition that seeks mechanism for checking gau rakshaks and fixing responsibility for violence by cow vigilantes The Supreme Court, on...
Prakash Singh

Police Reforms: 2-yr term for DGPs must; States can’t have acting DGPs, says SC

Above: Prakash Singh (file picture)/Photo: Anil Shakya   Supreme Court ruled that States must approach UPSC mandatorily three months before the retirement of incumbent DGP...
Non-mentioning of Nikah Halala petition during SC vacation irks CJI

Non-mentioning of Nikah Halala petition during SC vacation irks CJI

As the Supreme Court re-opened, on Monday (July 2), following its annual 44-day-long summer vacation, Chief Justice Dipak Misra expressed his displeasure at the...
Justice J Chelameswar

Justice J Chelameswar bids adieu to Supreme Court, travels to Vijayawada

Above: Justice J Chelameswar Justice J Chelameswar, who held press conference along with three other judges of the Supreme Court raising questions on the...
Ayodhya Land Dispute Case

Ayodhya land dispute case: UP counsel argues about whether where namaaz is offered...

The Ayodhya land dispute case is being heard by the Supreme Court bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices Ashok Bhushan and S...
NOTA in Rajya Sabha elections: It is a matter of choice, EC tells SC

NOTA in Rajya Sabha elections: It is a matter of choice, EC tells SC

Shailesh Manubhai Parmar had moved the Supreme Court, challenging the applicability of NOTA in Rajya Sabha elections. The petitioner had submitted that it should...
Supreme Court

SC to remain closed from May 21 to July 1

The Supreme Court in a notification (see below) has said that it will be closed for the annual summer vacation from May 21 to...
Torture of witnesses in Kathua rape case: Attempts are being made to mislead the investigation, SC told

Torture of witnesses in Kathua rape case: Attempts are being made to mislead the...

The apex court on Wednesday (May 16) was informed by the petitioner, Sahil Sharma that the witnesses in the Kathua rape case were being...
Justice R K Agrawal speaking on the farewell ceremony organized by SCBA in Supreme Court on May 4/Photo: Anil Shakya

Justice R K Agrawal bids adieu to Supreme Court

Above: Justice R K Agrawal speaking on the farewell ceremony organized by SCBA in Supreme Court on May 4/Photo: Anil Shakya Justice R K Agrawal...
Cauvery

SC slams Centre for sitting on CMB; asks it to come up with proper...

Above: Cauvery The Supreme Court on Thursday (May 3) slammed the Centre for dilly-dallying the constitution of Cauvery Management Board (CMB) and asked it to...
A new crèche comes up in Supreme Court

A new crèche comes up in Supreme Court

A new crèche was inaugurated in the Supreme Court on Wednesday (May 2). The inauguration was done by Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dipak...
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CJI bench back to original form

Above: CJI Dipak Misra On April 27, Justice Indu Malhotra took oath as Supreme Court judge thereby becoming the first woman lawyer straight from the...
Centre to SC A scheme is in process mandating stricter procedure for disbursing mobile connections

Centre to SC: A scheme is in process mandating stricter procedure for disbursing mobile...

The Supreme Court bench comprising of CJI Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar, D Y Chandrachud on Tuesday (May 1) disposed of a...
Justice Indu Malhotra (file picture)

Justice Indu Malhotra who was sworn in today joins CJI bench replacing Justice A...

Above: Justice Indu Malhotra (file picture) With the joining of Indu Malhotra as the Supreme Court judge, the Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dipak...
Justice Indu Malhotra (file picture)

Senior Advocate Indu Malhotra sworn in as Supreme Court judge

Above: Justice Indu Malhotra (file picture) Senior Advocate Indu Malhotra today sworn in as the judge of the Supreme Court. She was administered oath of...
(Left) Senior Advocate Indu Malhotra and Justice K M Joseph

No stopping Indu Malhotra swearing-in, nothing wrong in Govt rejecting KM Joseph’s name, says...

Above: (Left) Senior Advocate Indu Malhotra and Justice K M Joseph    While the appointment of one judge to the Supreme Court and rejection of...
Kathua rape-murder: “If we find slightest issue in respect of fair trial we will transfer the case,” reiterates CJI

Kathua rape-murder: “If we find slightest issue in respect of fair trial we will...

While the Kathua rape-murder transfer of trial case come up at the Supreme Court tomorrow, Chief Justice Dipak Misra on Thursday (April 26) reiterated...
Venkaiah Naidu rejects Opposition’s move to impeach CJI Dipak Misra

Venkaiah Naidu rejects Opposition’s move to impeach CJI Dipak Misra

Rajya Sabha chairman says MPs who moved impeachment notice against Chief Justice Dipak Misra were “unsure of their own case” In an expected, albeit controversial,...
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Venkaiah Naidu rejects impeachment notice against CJI Dipak Misra, Cong to move SC

Rajya Sabha chairman says MPs who moved impeachment notice against Chief Justice Dipak Misra were “unsure of their own case”, Opposition slams move In an...
NO PROBE SAYS TOP COURT SC dismisses Judge Loya death case; says no merit, death was natural

NO PROBE SAYS TOP COURT: SC dismisses Judge Loya death case; says no merit,...

Petition scandalous, says bench, stops short of issuing contempt notice The Supreme Court bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and...
Plea before CJI bench to take suo moto cognizance of Kathua rape-murder case

Plea before CJI bench to take suo moto cognizance of Kathua rape-murder case

Finally, the horrific Katua gang rape and murder case of 8-year-old nomad girl Ashifa has been brought to the notice of the Supreme Court. A...
AADHAAR

Aadhaar linkages case: Judges observe “excessive delegation” in the system

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

Battle For The Benches

The large number of unfilled vacancies in the courts is a symptom of a widespread systematic malaise in which the Executive and the Judiciary...
Justice Jasti Chelameswar (file picture)

Justice Chelameswar’s letter that opened a can of worms

Above: Justice Jasti Chelameswar (file picture) When Justice Jasti Chelameswar, the second senior-most judge of the Supreme Court, sent a letter (dated March 21) to...
Justice Jasti Chelameswar (file pic)

Justice Chelameswar writes letter to CJI seeking a full court to introspect govt interference...

Above: Justice Jasti Chelameswar (file pic) Supreme Court’s judge Justice Jasti Chelameswar has written a five-page letter to Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra...
No ‘pressure cooker’ symbol for Dhinakaran faction till main issue is solved: SC

No ‘pressure cooker’ symbol for Dhinakaran faction till main issue is solved: SC

The Supreme Court bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justice A M Khanwilkar on Wednesday (March 28) heard the contentious Edappadi K Palaniswami...
Photo: UNI

CJI Dipak Misra: Judge with a Difference

Few chief justices of India have had such a tough tenure—from a series of sensitive and challenging cases to an internal ‘revolt’ by his...

SC transfers Karti case to top court from high court arena, extends relief to...

Above: Karti Chidambaram (file picture)/Photo: Anil Shakya   Apex court bench to study section 19 of PMLA Act regarding the ED’s power to enforce an...
Hadiya and Jahan: The controversial marriage

Khap panchayat interference case: SC makes it clear it will not tolerate meddling by...

Above: Hadiya and Jahan: The controversial marriage Centre’s advice to court also includes this: “…when two individuals marry as per their wish (such as inter-faith),...
Chief Election Commissioner OP Rawat (in grey suit) along with Election Commissioners Sunil Arora and Ashok Lavasa in New Delhi. Photo: PIB

Election Commission’s Powers: Give More Autonomy

Above: Chief Election Commissioner OP Rawat (in grey suit) along with Election Commissioners Sunil Arora and Ashok Lavasa in New Delhi. Photo: PIB A petition...
Aadhaar Issue: Belated Recognition

Aadhaar Issue: Belated Recognition

In the face of numerous instances of Aadhaar glitches, the government and the UIDAI have backtracked and said that other identification papers would do...
Chief Justice Dipak Misra speaking on the farewell ceremony of Supreme Court judge Justice Amitava Roy on Friday (February 23). All other Supreme Court judges were also present at the event/ Photo: Anil Shakya

SCBA bids farewell to SC judge Justice Amitava Roy

Above: Chief Justice Dipak Misra speaking on the farewell ceremony of Supreme Court judge Justice Amitava Roy on Friday (February 23). All other Supreme...
Kasauli shooting death: SC asks what actions have been taken

Set up Constitution Bench to resolve conflict in land acquisition verdicts, urges Justice Arun...

Stung by the interim order delivered on February 21 by a three-judge bench headed by Justice Madan B Lokur which stayed the implementation of...
NRI admission to minority college: SC refers case back to high court

Judicial propriety debate reignites in Supreme Court

A three-judge bench headed by Justice Madan B Lokur stays implementation of a verdict delivered by a bench of similar strength headed by Justice...
Senior Counsel Mukul Rohatgi

Judge Loya death case: Rohatgi’s submissions mostly on technical grounds

Above: Senior Counsel Mukul Rohatgi The Supreme Court bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar, D Y Chandrachud on Monday...
Nitish Kumar

SC to hear petition against Nitish Kumar on March 19

The Supreme Court bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud on Monday (February 12) adjourned a...
All India Democratic Women’s Association members protest against rising rape cases in Delhi

Crimes Against Women: Guided by Gender?

Above: All India Democratic Women’s Association members protest against rising rape cases in Delhi Increasing rape and gender cases bring to the fore the question whether...
The Supreme Court of India. Photo: Anil Shakya

Judge Loya death case: Reports replete with conflicting “facts”, says Jaising

The Supreme Court bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar, D Y Chandrachud on Friday (February 9) continued hearing of the plea...
Live streaming of court proceedings: SC seeks Attorney General’s assistance

Live streaming of court proceedings: SC seeks Attorney General’s assistance

The Supreme Court bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justices AM Khanwilkar and DY Chandrachud, on Friday (February 9), sought the centre’s reply on a petition...
CJI Dipak Misra releases roster for SC judges

CJI Dipak Misra releases roster for SC judges

The Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dipak Misra on Thursday (February 1) unveiled roster for Judges in the Supreme Court. The roster (see below)...
NGT

Judge shortage: Judicial crisis at NGT comes to SC

A problem with the National Green Tribunal (NGT) Bench with a shortage of Judicial members has cropped up, especially with the current Acting Chairperson,...
SC refuses to delete an alleged controversial scene from Padmaavat

SC refuses to delete an alleged controversial scene from Padmaavat

The Supreme Court on Wednesday (January 24) refused to delete a scene from the upcoming flick Padmaavat. The application which was moved by Advocate M...
Photo by Anil Shakya

Privatisation of collection of Aadhaar data still persists even after the legislation, says Shyam...

The hearing on the constitutional validity of Aadhaar resumed on Tuesday (January 23). Shyam Divan appearing for one of the appellants stated several judgments...
Supreme Court; (inset) Judge Loya

SC Bench headed by CJI begins hearing Judge Loya case

Above: Supreme Court; (inset) Judge Loya Heated arguments between Chief Justice Dipak Misra and lawyers Dushyant Dave, Indira Jaising on Day 1 of hearing in...
Role of CBFC: Challenging the Censors

Role of CBFC: Challenging the Censors

While Padmaavat is set for release after a baptism of fire, filmmaker Amol Palekar’s petition in the Supreme Court, to be heard this month,...
Justice Loya death: CJI Dipak Misra’s bench to hear case on Monday

Justice Loya death: CJI Dipak Misra’s bench to hear case on Monday

Decision comes a week after four senior judges openly protested against Chief Justice’s decision to assign the case to a bench headed by Justice...
CJI Dipak Misra

CJI refuses to comment on judges’ controversy

The Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra is striving hard to put an end to all the further uproar that could possibly arise out...
Padmaavat

SC lift states’ ban on Padmavat in interim order; final order in 2 weeks

The Supreme Court bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud on Thursday (January 18) ordered that...
SC unhappy over non-appointment of Lokpal, asks Centre to file fresh affidavit in 4 weeks

CJI refuses mention of petition for media gag order on 4 judges’ issue

The Supreme Court Registry has refused to number a plea seeking restriction on the media from publishing and airing news related to the four...
(L-R) Justice Kurian Joseph, Justice Jasti Chelameswar, Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice Madan B Lokur addressing a press conference in New Delhi/Photo: UNI; (inset) CJI Dipak Misra

CJI meets the four rebel judges

Above: (L-R) Justice Kurian Joseph, Justice Jasti Chelameswar, Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice Madan B Lokur addressing a press conference in New Delhi/Photo: UNI;...
Panellists at India Legal show think judges’ press conference as unfortunate and unprecedented

Panellists at India Legal show think judges’ press conference as unfortunate and unprecedented

The recently-held press conference by four seniormost judges of the Supreme Court, questioning the functioning of the Chief Justice of India (CJI) formed the...
DIVIDED THEY FALL

DIVIDED THEY FALL

~By Inderjit Badhwar If you think that last week’s press conference by four of the senior-most judges of the Supreme Court—the very Collegium itself–on the...
Principal Secretary Nripendra Mishra; (inset) CJI’s bungalow

PM’s Principal Secretary Mishra denied entry to CJI’s residence

Above: Principal Secretary Nripendra Mishra; (inset) CJI’s bungalow The executive’s eagerness to enter into the chaos and fish in troubled waters that has been created...
SC unhappy over non-appointment of Lokpal, asks Centre to file fresh affidavit in 4 weeks

On Friday SC will hear case of the death of CBI judge Brijgopal Loya

The Supreme Court on Thursday (January 11) has decided to hear the case pertaining to the death of CBI judge Brijgopal Loya. The bench...
34 years on, SC forms new SIT to probe 186 cases linked to ’84 anti-Sikh riots

34 years on, SC forms new SIT to probe 186 cases linked to ’84...

A Bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra has decided to set up a SC-monitored three-member SIT to investigate cases not probed by Centre’s...
SC unhappy over non-appointment of Lokpal, asks Centre to file fresh affidavit in 4 weeks

Cauvery water dispute: SC disposes of an intervening plea

The Supreme Court on Tuesday (January 9) disposed of a plea seeking intervention in respect of legal battle between Karnataka and Tamil Nadu over...
SC wants centre’s response to Haj queries

SC wants centre’s response to Haj queries

In the case titled Kerala State Haj Committee vs Union of India, the petitioner had raised five major concerns with respect to the new...
Rajeev Dhavan (left) and CJI Dipak Misra

Rajeev Dhavan is back in practice, says he has debt to repay

Above: Rajeev Dhavan (left) and CJI Dipak Misra Supreme Court senior counsel Rajeev Dhavan, who had quit practice in a huff on December 11...
Photo by Anil Shakya

SC hearing: Counsels ask, how can a starving child be asked to provide Aadhaar...

When the Aadhaar case – officially, the Justice K S Puttaswamy (Retd) and Anr. vs. Union of India and Ors – came up for...
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Sex determination ads on Net: SC asks all agencies to cooperate in search-and-delete work

While dealing with the issue of illegal sex determination test advertisements on the web, the Supreme Court bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and...
Aamby Valley

Court receiver takes over Aamby Valley

The Sahara dispute on the attachment of Aamby Valley City has come to an end with the Bombay High Court appointed receiver D R...
No ban on Muzaffarnagar – The Burning Love, says UP govt

No ban on Muzaffarnagar – The Burning Love, says UP govt

The Supreme Court on Monday (December 11) disposed off a petition challenging the unofficial ban on screening of the movie “Muzaffarnagar – The Burning...
The Supreme Court of India. Photo: Anil Shakya

CJAR petition dismissed, SC imposes Rs 25 lakh fine

Above: The Supreme Court of India. Photo: Anil Shakya The Supreme Court on Friday (December 1) dismissed the plea filed by Campaign for Judicial Accountability...
(Left) Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal/Photo: UNI

LG-Delhi Govt tussle: SC tells parties to argue case on the basis of Constitution

Above: (Left) Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal/Photo: UNI The Supreme Court constitution bench dealing with tussle between the Delhi government and...
(Left) Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal. Photo: UNI

LG does have the power to sit on files, ASG tells SC

Above: (Left) Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal. Photo: UNI The tussle between the Delhi government and the Lieutenant Governor of Delhi...
Disqualified AIADMK legislators: SC appoints a third judge to break deadlock

Kalkaji temple: SC tells DJB to complete the work; directs authority to monitor the...

The Supreme Court bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and Justice D Y Chandrachud on Monday (November 27) dealing...
(Left) President Ram Nath Kovind being received by Chief Justice of India Dipak Mishra at the inaugural function of the National Law Day. Photo: UNI

Nation trusts PM with nuclear button, but SC doesn’t trust him to select a...

Above: (Left) President  Ram Nath Kovind being received by Chief Justice of India  Dipak Mishra at the inaugural function of  the National Law Day....
Photo Courtesy Anil Shakya

India Legal show: The credibility of Judiciary has been dented in the UP Medical...

The latest edition of the India Legal show discussed the UP Medical College case filed by Advocate on Record Kamini Jaiswal which was dismissed...
Centre tells SC it has withdrawn idea of social media monitoring hub

Unwanted Shadow

The storm in the Supreme Court following a series of extraordinary proceedings has abated but it has raised some important questions ~By Neeraj Mishra “Though it...
A representative picture of airbags in a car

Faulty airbags case: SC asks Mercedes to deposit NCDRC-imposed cost with registry

Above: A representative picture of airbags in a car  India has not been known to be too much bothered about safety features in cars or...
Karni Sena has been staging violent protests against the release of Padmavati. Photo: UNI

Padmavati, Kejriwal films will open, SC will not interfere

Above: Karni Sena has been staging violent protests against the release of Padmavati. Photo: UNI Apex court insists that “freedom of speech and expression is...
SC blasts Centre for delaying tactics on Delhi environmental issues

Promotion for SC, ST: AG submits report on how 3 states are handling creamy...

Above: Supreme Court    The Supreme Court bench of the Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A K Sikri and Ashok Bhushan on Wednesday (November...
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SC asks preservation authorities how to prevent tiger killings

Above: Photo courtesy wiienvis.nic.in The Supreme Court on Tuesday (November 14) issued notices, asking for replies on what has been done to relocate human...
(L-R) Supreme Court and Advocate on Record Kamini Jaiswal

Kamini Jaiswal petition dismissed, CJAR to be heard

Above: (L-R) Supreme Court and Advocate on Record Kamini Jaiswal The Chief Justice Dipak Misra-appointed special Supreme Court bench of Justices R K Agrawal, Arun...
Photo: Bhavana Gaur

Dissemination of Justice: Evolving Judicial Practices

The Supreme Court has been continually guiding changes in India’s legal system, be it the appointment of judges, emphasis on PILs, increased evaluation of...
Aadhaar card linking

SC asks AG to give govt’s opinion on “coercive” action in linking Aadhaar

Above: Photo Courtesy Anil Shakya The common man of India is getting calls for linking Aadhaar with every possible service. These include services provided...
Women protesting against the dilution of Section 498A in Delhi; (inset) Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra. Photo: K.M Vasudevan/lawyerscollective.org

Section 498A, the Last Resort

Above: Women protesting against the dilution of Section 498A in Delhi; (inset) Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra. Photo: K.M Vasudevan/lawyerscollective.org Decades of activism were...
national anthem

You don’t have to stand up at a cinema hall to prove patriotism, says...

The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to consider a plea to modify its order that made the playing of the national anthem in cinema...
Illustration: Rajender Kumar

Death Penalty: Make It Swift and Painless

Based on a petition, the apex court wants to reconsider an earlier decision on carrying out death sentence by hanging so that the convict...
Photo: UNI

AIADMK Poll Symbol: Turning Into a New Leaf?

The battle for the “Two Leaves” symbol by this party’s factions has gone right up to the apex court and could well decide future...
A procession taking place for safety of women. Photo: UNI

Supreme Court agrees to revisit its guidelines pertaining to 498A

Above: A procession taking place for safety of women. Photo: UNI   A three-judge bench of the Supreme Court comprising CJI Dipak Misra and Justices...
Devotees rush to the lord Ayyappa temple at Sabarimala in Kerala on Tuesday (file picture). Photo: UNI

Sabarimala Temple issue referred to SC constitution bench

Above: Devotees rush to the lord Ayyappa temple at Sabarimala in Kerala on Tuesday (file picture). Photo: UNI The Supreme Court on Friday (October 13) referred...
SC debates on future prospect in deciding quantum of insurance compensation

SC debates on future prospect in deciding quantum of insurance compensation

In a case that has come up before a constitution bench of the Supreme Court, a rather important angle in deciding the future prospects...
Rajasthan High Court

Judges under Notice

Above: Rajasthan High Court In a rare case, the apex court issued notices to two Rajasthan High Court judges who retired in 2016 and were...
SC turns down adjournment plea by Hadiya’s father, hearing on Thursday

Hadiya case: CJI’s observations cast doubt on Kerala HC verdict

Above: Hadiya (right) and her husband Shafin Jahan. Photo: facebook While the controversial Hadiya-Shafin Jahan ‘Love Jihad’ case began at the Supreme Court on...
A representational picture of a Hindu marriage

HC says women lose religion when marrying through Special Marriage Act; case up before...

Above: A representational picture of a Hindu marriage An extraordinary case has come up before the Supreme Court bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra...
Custodial death in the Kotkhai rape-murder case: SC refuses bail to accused as CBI is yet to frame charges against the accused

SC Collegium finally agrees to transparency, starts posting all moves on website

There has been too much talk about the opacity of the Supreme Court Collegium and the recent transfer and resignation of Justice Jayant Patel...
SC asks ASG Anand to prepare price chart of essential meds

SC asks ASG Anand to prepare price chart of essential meds

Reacting to a PIL filed by the All India Drug Action Network, the Supreme Court bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A...
Dushyant Dave

Counsel Dushyant Dave’s comments stir a hornet’s nest in judicial circles

Above: Dushyant Dave. Photo: YouTube Even as the Bar council of India serves a show-cause notice on Dave, the Gujarat HC Advocates’ Association swears to...
Supreme Court denies bail to Bollywood producer Karim Morani in rape case

Supreme Court denies bail to Bollywood producer Karim Morani in rape case

The Supreme Court bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices AM Khanwilkar and DY Chandrachud on Friday (September 22) upheld the Hyderabad High...
SC does away with gender neutrality question in law

Only AoRs can request for urgent hearing, says Supreme Court

Above: Supreme Court. Photo: Anil Shakya Senior lawyers will no longer get the privilege over junior lawyers in Supreme Court as far as seeking...
Kalkaji temple: SC orders committee suggestion to be implemented

Kalkaji temple: SC orders committee suggestion to be implemented

The Supreme Court bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices DY Chandrachud and AM Khanwilkar on Monday (September 11) superseded all the orders passed by...
Picture Credit: Anil Shakya

94-yr-old Jethmalani bids goodbye as a jurist, but says the fight continues

After seven decades of an extraordinary career, never without controversy and always on a high amid everything, India’s most pre-eminent lawyer Ram Jethmalani announced...
Chairman of CoA, Vinod Rai (file picture). Photo: Photo Division

No stay on BCCI broadcast right auction this year: SC

Above: Chairman of CoA, Vinod Rai (file picture). Photo: Photo Division The Supreme Court has decided that while it will not interfere in the...
Justice Dipak Misra: A Judge with Strong Conviction

Justice Dipak Misra: A Judge with Strong Conviction

Above: During his 20-year stint on the bench, Justice Misra has passed some path-breaking verdicts. Photo: symlaw.ac With Justice Misra being designated the chief justice...
Why no undertaking on data sharing for India, SC asks WhatsApp-Facebook

Why no undertaking on data sharing for India, SC asks WhatsApp-Facebook

The Supreme Court on Tuesday (May 16) took the counsel for WhatsApp and Facebook to task for giving an undertaking before the European Union...
Supreme Court

SC refuses to stay Tamil Nadu’s new Jallikattu law

But pulls up the state government for neglecting law and order during protests The Supreme Court on Tuesday (January 31) refused to stay the new...

President’s Rule To Continue In Uttarakhand Till April 27th As Supreme Court Stays High...

In a huge blow To Congress and a big relief for BJP, Supreme Court bench headed by Justices Dipak Misra and Shiva Kirti Singh...

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Sabarimala temple closes for a month, doors still shut for women

Sabarimala Verdict row: National Ayyappa Devotees Association files review petition

Above: People under the banners various Hindu organisations staging a protest against the recent Supreme Court order allowing women of all ages to worship...
Supreme Court

In final verdict, CJI Dipak Misra-led bench expands guidelines to check mob violence

New set of guidelines, in addition to those laid out in the Tehseen Poonawalla case, issued by bench led by Chief Justice Dipak Misra...
1994 Ismail Faruqui verdict will not affect outcome of Ayodhya title suit: SC

1994 Ismail Faruqui verdict will not affect outcome of Ayodhya title suit: SC

The Ismail Faruqui verdict had said mosque not essential for offering namaz, Supreme Court says view won't affect Ayodhya outcome A three-judge bench of the...
Supreme Court allows live streaming of court proceedings

Supreme Court allows live streaming of court proceedings (READ VERDICT)

Sunlight is the best disinfectant, live streaming of court proceedings will bring transparency, says Supreme Court, lays down guidelines for pilot project The Supreme Court,...
Aadhaar verdict: Summary of the majority judgment

Aadhaar verdict: Summary of the majority judgment

Constitutional validity of Aadhaar upheld by majority verdict authored by Justice Sikri and supplemented by Justice Bhushan, Justice Chandrachud the lone dissenter Conclusions of the...
Supreme Court

Supreme Court allows live streaming of court proceedings

Sunlight is the best disinfectant, live streaming of court proceedings will bring transparency, rules Supreme Court while directing government to frame rules The Supreme Court,...
An awareness rally on World Leprosy Day. Patients in India continue to be denied education and treatment to this day/Photo: leprosymission.org

Leprosy: Removing The Stigma

Above: An awareness rally on World Leprosy Day. Patients in India continue to be denied education and treatment to this day/Photo: leprosymission.org The Supreme Court’s...
CJI Dipak Misra/Photo: Anil Shakya

Former Chief Justices of India: Lessons to Be Learnt

Above: CJI Dipak Misra/Photo: Anil Shakya Chief Justice Dipak Misra’s tenure will be remembered as a turbulent phase in the apex court’s history. Yet, he,...
Law in the Digital Era

Law in the Digital Era

Before he steps down as chief justice of India, Dipak Misra is slated to deliver one of the most crucial judgments of his eventful...
Bhima Koregaon activists’ arrest

SC reserves verdict on Bhima Koregaon activists’ arrest

The Supreme Court on Thursday reserved its verdict in the Bhima Koregaon raids case and the arrest of five activists. Historian Romila Thapar and...
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Terror funding case: SC stays bail of Kashmiri businessman Zahoor Ahmad Shah Watali

The apex court on Friday (Sep 14) stayed the Delhi HC order granting bail to Zahoor Ahmad Shah Watali in a terror funding case. The...
Passing the Baton

Passing the Baton

In November 1951, Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru faced an unusual revolt. It was not from within the Congress party but from six Supreme Court...
Section 377: Supreme Court decriminalizes consensual homosexual sex

Section 377: Supreme Court decriminalizes consensual homosexual sex (Read Full Verdict)

Landmark verdict by a Constitution Bench reverses an earlier judgment of the Supreme Court which had set aside the 2009 Delhi High Court decision...
No clipping of Malayalam novel Meesha: SC

No clipping of Malayalam novel Meesha: SC

The Supreme Court, on Wednesday (September 5), dismissed the petition seeking a ban on the Malayalam novel Meesha for its alleged objectionable portrayal of temple-going women....
The New Chief Justice

The New Chief Justice

The top judicial post will go to a judge who stands out for his spunk and forthrightness. Justice Gogoi has performed his duties in...
Centre cites law and order concerns, SC postpones hearing on Art 35A

Centre cites law and order concerns, SC postpones hearing on Art 35A

The Supreme Court on Friday (August 31) was informed by the Additional Solicitor General (ASG) Tushar Mehta that panchayat elections in J&K will be...
Ranjan Gogoi to be next Chief Justice of India

Ranjan Gogoi to be next Chief Justice of India

What was only expected has now been made formal – Justice Ranjan Gogoi will be the next Chief Justice of India when current Chief...
Supreme Court

Case against “khatna”: SC says religious practice should consider public order and morality

In the case against the practice of female genital mutilation (FGM) or "khatna", widely practised within the Dawoodi Bohra community, a sect of Shia...
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Statutory warning for criminal candidates to contest elections?

While the SC constitution bench comprising CJI Dipak Misra and Justices Rohinton Fali Nariman, AM Khanwilkar, DY Chandrachud and Indu Malhotra was hearing a...
Bill to end discrimination against leprosy patients in next session of parliament, Centre tells SC

Bill to end discrimination against leprosy patients in next session of parliament, Centre tells...

The Centre on Monday (August 20) informed the apex court that a bill will be placed before parliament in the coming session to omit...
CJI Dipak Misra

CJI warns against lawyers commenting in media

Above: CJI Dipak Misra On the occasion of the flag hoisting ceremony at the Supreme Court on India’s 72nd Independence Day on Wednesday, two comments...
Supreme Court

SC waters down major Justice Lodha panel recommendations, approves draft constitution of BCCI

The apex court on Thursday (August 9) diluted some key recommendations made by the Justice R M Lodha panel relating to reform of cricket...
Chief Justice Dipak Misra delivering his speech at the Assocham conclave in New Delhi on Tuesday. Picture Anil Shakya

In this globalised world, Indian judiciary has benefitted in borrowing from international judicial approaches:...

Above: Chief Justice Dipak Misra delivering his speech at the Assocham conclave in New Delhi on Tuesday. Picture Anil Shakya Chief Justice Dipak Misra on Tuesday (August 7)...
Firecracker ban case returns to SC, more studies needed, agrees bench

Cases of under-trial prisoners being expedited up, AG tells SC

The issue of speedy trial of under-trial prisoners is getting better in the country, Attorney General (AG) K K Venugopal on Monday (July 30)...
The Sabarimala Temple board has argued in the SC that the state is permitted to interfere in the religious matters of its people but only on limited grounds

SABARIMALA: MOVING TO A UNIFORM CIVIL CODE?

Above: The Sabarimala Temple board has argued in the SC that the state is permitted to interfere in the religious matters of its people...
The Collegium returned the name of Chief Justice KM Joseph to the Centre on July 6

Delayed Decision Disrespectful

Above: The Collegium returned the name of Chief Justice KM Joseph to the Centre on July 6 It is the constitutional obligation of the Executive...
CJI Dipak Misra speaking at the M C Setalvad Memorial Lecture/Photo: ANI

In Padmavat, the Supreme Court supported the path of creativity, says Chief Justice Dipak...

Above: CJI Dipak Misra speaking at the M C Setalvad Memorial Lecture/Photo: ANI   At the annual Bar Association of India-organised M C Setalvad Memorial...
New Courts Block of Delhi High Court inaugurated

New Courts Block of Delhi High Court inaugurated

The inauguration ceremony of the New Courts Block of the Delhi High Court was held at Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi, on Wednesday (July 25). The inauguration...
Muslims protesting against mob lynching in Ahmedabad/Photo: UNI

COURT STANDS UP TO MOBOCRACY

Above: Muslims protesting against mob lynching in Ahmedabad/Photo: UNI ~By Inderjit Badhwar We return, again, on this page, and in our cover story—and we shall do...
SC cracks the whip against cow vigilantes, red flags need for new law by Centre

SC cracks the whip against cow vigilantes, red flags need for new law by...

Supreme Court issues asks Centre if new law can be framedto check mob lynchings, says mobocracy cannot be allowed in the country In what seemed...
Decriminalising Section 377 will end stigma against LGBT community, notes SC

Section 377 hearing, Day 3: Decriminalising will end stigma against LGBT community, says SC

Constitution Bench to resume hearing arguments over validity of Section 377 on Tuesday; observations by judges raise hope of decriminalising homosexuality The third day of...
Supreme Court

Section 377 hearing, Day 2: Centre steps back, leaves decision to “the wisdom of...

Even as the Supreme Court constitution bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices Rohinton Fali Nariman, A M Khanwilkar, D Y Chandrachud and...
SC grants in-principle agreement to live streaming of court proceedings, tells AG, petitioner to prepare guidelines

SC grants in-principle agreement to live streaming of court proceedings, tells AG, petitioner to...

The apex court on Monday (July 9) in-principle agreed to live streaming of court proceedings saying that it gives credence to open court concept...
SC expresses displeasure over the non-implementation of programmes for leprosy patients

SC expresses displeasure over the non-implementation of programmes for leprosy patients, issues directions

A Supreme Court bench of CJI Dipak Misra and Justices AM Khanwilkar, DY Chandrachud on Thursday (July 5) expressed strong displeasure at the non-implementation...
Cow vigilantism unacceptable, States obligated to prevent it: SC

Cow vigilantism unacceptable, States obligated to prevent it: SC

Supreme Court reserves order in petition that seeks mechanism for checking gau rakshaks and fixing responsibility for violence by cow vigilantes The Supreme Court, on...
Prakash Singh

Police Reforms: 2-yr term for DGPs must; States can’t have acting DGPs, says SC

Above: Prakash Singh (file picture)/Photo: Anil Shakya   Supreme Court ruled that States must approach UPSC mandatorily three months before the retirement of incumbent DGP...
Non-mentioning of Nikah Halala petition during SC vacation irks CJI

Non-mentioning of Nikah Halala petition during SC vacation irks CJI

As the Supreme Court re-opened, on Monday (July 2), following its annual 44-day-long summer vacation, Chief Justice Dipak Misra expressed his displeasure at the...
Justice J Chelameswar

Justice J Chelameswar bids adieu to Supreme Court, travels to Vijayawada

Above: Justice J Chelameswar Justice J Chelameswar, who held press conference along with three other judges of the Supreme Court raising questions on the...
Ayodhya Land Dispute Case

Ayodhya land dispute case: UP counsel argues about whether where namaaz is offered...

The Ayodhya land dispute case is being heard by the Supreme Court bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices Ashok Bhushan and S...
NOTA in Rajya Sabha elections: It is a matter of choice, EC tells SC

NOTA in Rajya Sabha elections: It is a matter of choice, EC tells SC

Shailesh Manubhai Parmar had moved the Supreme Court, challenging the applicability of NOTA in Rajya Sabha elections. The petitioner had submitted that it should...
Supreme Court

SC to remain closed from May 21 to July 1

The Supreme Court in a notification (see below) has said that it will be closed for the annual summer vacation from May 21 to...
Torture of witnesses in Kathua rape case: Attempts are being made to mislead the investigation, SC told

Torture of witnesses in Kathua rape case: Attempts are being made to mislead the...

The apex court on Wednesday (May 16) was informed by the petitioner, Sahil Sharma that the witnesses in the Kathua rape case were being...
Justice R K Agrawal speaking on the farewell ceremony organized by SCBA in Supreme Court on May 4/Photo: Anil Shakya

Justice R K Agrawal bids adieu to Supreme Court

Above: Justice R K Agrawal speaking on the farewell ceremony organized by SCBA in Supreme Court on May 4/Photo: Anil Shakya Justice R K Agrawal...
Cauvery

SC slams Centre for sitting on CMB; asks it to come up with proper...

Above: Cauvery The Supreme Court on Thursday (May 3) slammed the Centre for dilly-dallying the constitution of Cauvery Management Board (CMB) and asked it to...
A new crèche comes up in Supreme Court

A new crèche comes up in Supreme Court

A new crèche was inaugurated in the Supreme Court on Wednesday (May 2). The inauguration was done by Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dipak...
CJI Dipak Misra

CJI bench back to original form

Above: CJI Dipak Misra On April 27, Justice Indu Malhotra took oath as Supreme Court judge thereby becoming the first woman lawyer straight from the...
Centre to SC A scheme is in process mandating stricter procedure for disbursing mobile connections

Centre to SC: A scheme is in process mandating stricter procedure for disbursing mobile...

The Supreme Court bench comprising of CJI Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar, D Y Chandrachud on Tuesday (May 1) disposed of a...
Justice Indu Malhotra (file picture)

Justice Indu Malhotra who was sworn in today joins CJI bench replacing Justice A...

Above: Justice Indu Malhotra (file picture) With the joining of Indu Malhotra as the Supreme Court judge, the Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dipak...
Justice Indu Malhotra (file picture)

Senior Advocate Indu Malhotra sworn in as Supreme Court judge

Above: Justice Indu Malhotra (file picture) Senior Advocate Indu Malhotra today sworn in as the judge of the Supreme Court. She was administered oath of...
(Left) Senior Advocate Indu Malhotra and Justice K M Joseph

No stopping Indu Malhotra swearing-in, nothing wrong in Govt rejecting KM Joseph’s name, says...

Above: (Left) Senior Advocate Indu Malhotra and Justice K M Joseph    While the appointment of one judge to the Supreme Court and rejection of...
Kathua rape-murder: “If we find slightest issue in respect of fair trial we will transfer the case,” reiterates CJI

Kathua rape-murder: “If we find slightest issue in respect of fair trial we will...

While the Kathua rape-murder transfer of trial case come up at the Supreme Court tomorrow, Chief Justice Dipak Misra on Thursday (April 26) reiterated...
Venkaiah Naidu rejects Opposition’s move to impeach CJI Dipak Misra

Venkaiah Naidu rejects Opposition’s move to impeach CJI Dipak Misra

Rajya Sabha chairman says MPs who moved impeachment notice against Chief Justice Dipak Misra were “unsure of their own case” In an expected, albeit controversial,...
CJI Dipak Misra

Venkaiah Naidu rejects impeachment notice against CJI Dipak Misra, Cong to move SC

Rajya Sabha chairman says MPs who moved impeachment notice against Chief Justice Dipak Misra were “unsure of their own case”, Opposition slams move In an...
NO PROBE SAYS TOP COURT SC dismisses Judge Loya death case; says no merit, death was natural

NO PROBE SAYS TOP COURT: SC dismisses Judge Loya death case; says no merit,...

Petition scandalous, says bench, stops short of issuing contempt notice The Supreme Court bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and...
Plea before CJI bench to take suo moto cognizance of Kathua rape-murder case

Plea before CJI bench to take suo moto cognizance of Kathua rape-murder case

Finally, the horrific Katua gang rape and murder case of 8-year-old nomad girl Ashifa has been brought to the notice of the Supreme Court. A...
AADHAAR

Aadhaar linkages case: Judges observe “excessive delegation” in the system

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

Battle For The Benches

The large number of unfilled vacancies in the courts is a symptom of a widespread systematic malaise in which the Executive and the Judiciary...
Justice Jasti Chelameswar (file picture)

Justice Chelameswar’s letter that opened a can of worms

Above: Justice Jasti Chelameswar (file picture) When Justice Jasti Chelameswar, the second senior-most judge of the Supreme Court, sent a letter (dated March 21) to...
Justice Jasti Chelameswar (file pic)

Justice Chelameswar writes letter to CJI seeking a full court to introspect govt interference...

Above: Justice Jasti Chelameswar (file pic) Supreme Court’s judge Justice Jasti Chelameswar has written a five-page letter to Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra...
No ‘pressure cooker’ symbol for Dhinakaran faction till main issue is solved: SC

No ‘pressure cooker’ symbol for Dhinakaran faction till main issue is solved: SC

The Supreme Court bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justice A M Khanwilkar on Wednesday (March 28) heard the contentious Edappadi K Palaniswami...
Photo: UNI

CJI Dipak Misra: Judge with a Difference

Few chief justices of India have had such a tough tenure—from a series of sensitive and challenging cases to an internal ‘revolt’ by his...

SC transfers Karti case to top court from high court arena, extends relief to...

Above: Karti Chidambaram (file picture)/Photo: Anil Shakya   Apex court bench to study section 19 of PMLA Act regarding the ED’s power to enforce an...
Hadiya and Jahan: The controversial marriage

Khap panchayat interference case: SC makes it clear it will not tolerate meddling by...

Above: Hadiya and Jahan: The controversial marriage Centre’s advice to court also includes this: “…when two individuals marry as per their wish (such as inter-faith),...
Chief Election Commissioner OP Rawat (in grey suit) along with Election Commissioners Sunil Arora and Ashok Lavasa in New Delhi. Photo: PIB

Election Commission’s Powers: Give More Autonomy

Above: Chief Election Commissioner OP Rawat (in grey suit) along with Election Commissioners Sunil Arora and Ashok Lavasa in New Delhi. Photo: PIB A petition...
Aadhaar Issue: Belated Recognition

Aadhaar Issue: Belated Recognition

In the face of numerous instances of Aadhaar glitches, the government and the UIDAI have backtracked and said that other identification papers would do...
Chief Justice Dipak Misra speaking on the farewell ceremony of Supreme Court judge Justice Amitava Roy on Friday (February 23). All other Supreme Court judges were also present at the event/ Photo: Anil Shakya

SCBA bids farewell to SC judge Justice Amitava Roy

Above: Chief Justice Dipak Misra speaking on the farewell ceremony of Supreme Court judge Justice Amitava Roy on Friday (February 23). All other Supreme...
Kasauli shooting death: SC asks what actions have been taken

Set up Constitution Bench to resolve conflict in land acquisition verdicts, urges Justice Arun...

Stung by the interim order delivered on February 21 by a three-judge bench headed by Justice Madan B Lokur which stayed the implementation of...
NRI admission to minority college: SC refers case back to high court

Judicial propriety debate reignites in Supreme Court

A three-judge bench headed by Justice Madan B Lokur stays implementation of a verdict delivered by a bench of similar strength headed by Justice...
Senior Counsel Mukul Rohatgi

Judge Loya death case: Rohatgi’s submissions mostly on technical grounds

Above: Senior Counsel Mukul Rohatgi The Supreme Court bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar, D Y Chandrachud on Monday...
Nitish Kumar

SC to hear petition against Nitish Kumar on March 19

The Supreme Court bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud on Monday (February 12) adjourned a...
All India Democratic Women’s Association members protest against rising rape cases in Delhi

Crimes Against Women: Guided by Gender?

Above: All India Democratic Women’s Association members protest against rising rape cases in Delhi Increasing rape and gender cases bring to the fore the question whether...
The Supreme Court of India. Photo: Anil Shakya

Judge Loya death case: Reports replete with conflicting “facts”, says Jaising

The Supreme Court bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar, D Y Chandrachud on Friday (February 9) continued hearing of the plea...
Live streaming of court proceedings: SC seeks Attorney General’s assistance

Live streaming of court proceedings: SC seeks Attorney General’s assistance

The Supreme Court bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justices AM Khanwilkar and DY Chandrachud, on Friday (February 9), sought the centre’s reply on a petition...
CJI Dipak Misra releases roster for SC judges

CJI Dipak Misra releases roster for SC judges

The Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dipak Misra on Thursday (February 1) unveiled roster for Judges in the Supreme Court. The roster (see below)...
NGT

Judge shortage: Judicial crisis at NGT comes to SC

A problem with the National Green Tribunal (NGT) Bench with a shortage of Judicial members has cropped up, especially with the current Acting Chairperson,...
SC refuses to delete an alleged controversial scene from Padmaavat

SC refuses to delete an alleged controversial scene from Padmaavat

The Supreme Court on Wednesday (January 24) refused to delete a scene from the upcoming flick Padmaavat. The application which was moved by Advocate M...
Photo by Anil Shakya

Privatisation of collection of Aadhaar data still persists even after the legislation, says Shyam...

The hearing on the constitutional validity of Aadhaar resumed on Tuesday (January 23). Shyam Divan appearing for one of the appellants stated several judgments...
Supreme Court; (inset) Judge Loya

SC Bench headed by CJI begins hearing Judge Loya case

Above: Supreme Court; (inset) Judge Loya Heated arguments between Chief Justice Dipak Misra and lawyers Dushyant Dave, Indira Jaising on Day 1 of hearing in...
Role of CBFC: Challenging the Censors

Role of CBFC: Challenging the Censors

While Padmaavat is set for release after a baptism of fire, filmmaker Amol Palekar’s petition in the Supreme Court, to be heard this month,...
Justice Loya death: CJI Dipak Misra’s bench to hear case on Monday

Justice Loya death: CJI Dipak Misra’s bench to hear case on Monday

Decision comes a week after four senior judges openly protested against Chief Justice’s decision to assign the case to a bench headed by Justice...
CJI Dipak Misra

CJI refuses to comment on judges’ controversy

The Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra is striving hard to put an end to all the further uproar that could possibly arise out...
Padmaavat

SC lift states’ ban on Padmavat in interim order; final order in 2 weeks

The Supreme Court bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud on Thursday (January 18) ordered that...
SC unhappy over non-appointment of Lokpal, asks Centre to file fresh affidavit in 4 weeks

CJI refuses mention of petition for media gag order on 4 judges’ issue

The Supreme Court Registry has refused to number a plea seeking restriction on the media from publishing and airing news related to the four...
(L-R) Justice Kurian Joseph, Justice Jasti Chelameswar, Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice Madan B Lokur addressing a press conference in New Delhi/Photo: UNI; (inset) CJI Dipak Misra

CJI meets the four rebel judges

Above: (L-R) Justice Kurian Joseph, Justice Jasti Chelameswar, Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice Madan B Lokur addressing a press conference in New Delhi/Photo: UNI;...
Panellists at India Legal show think judges’ press conference as unfortunate and unprecedented

Panellists at India Legal show think judges’ press conference as unfortunate and unprecedented

The recently-held press conference by four seniormost judges of the Supreme Court, questioning the functioning of the Chief Justice of India (CJI) formed the...
DIVIDED THEY FALL

DIVIDED THEY FALL

~By Inderjit Badhwar If you think that last week’s press conference by four of the senior-most judges of the Supreme Court—the very Collegium itself–on the...
Principal Secretary Nripendra Mishra; (inset) CJI’s bungalow

PM’s Principal Secretary Mishra denied entry to CJI’s residence

Above: Principal Secretary Nripendra Mishra; (inset) CJI’s bungalow The executive’s eagerness to enter into the chaos and fish in troubled waters that has been created...
SC unhappy over non-appointment of Lokpal, asks Centre to file fresh affidavit in 4 weeks

On Friday SC will hear case of the death of CBI judge Brijgopal Loya

The Supreme Court on Thursday (January 11) has decided to hear the case pertaining to the death of CBI judge Brijgopal Loya. The bench...
34 years on, SC forms new SIT to probe 186 cases linked to ’84 anti-Sikh riots

34 years on, SC forms new SIT to probe 186 cases linked to ’84...

A Bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra has decided to set up a SC-monitored three-member SIT to investigate cases not probed by Centre’s...
SC unhappy over non-appointment of Lokpal, asks Centre to file fresh affidavit in 4 weeks

Cauvery water dispute: SC disposes of an intervening plea

The Supreme Court on Tuesday (January 9) disposed of a plea seeking intervention in respect of legal battle between Karnataka and Tamil Nadu over...
SC wants centre’s response to Haj queries

SC wants centre’s response to Haj queries

In the case titled Kerala State Haj Committee vs Union of India, the petitioner had raised five major concerns with respect to the new...
Rajeev Dhavan (left) and CJI Dipak Misra

Rajeev Dhavan is back in practice, says he has debt to repay

Above: Rajeev Dhavan (left) and CJI Dipak Misra Supreme Court senior counsel Rajeev Dhavan, who had quit practice in a huff on December 11...
Photo by Anil Shakya

SC hearing: Counsels ask, how can a starving child be asked to provide Aadhaar...

When the Aadhaar case – officially, the Justice K S Puttaswamy (Retd) and Anr. vs. Union of India and Ors – came up for...
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Sex determination ads on Net: SC asks all agencies to cooperate in search-and-delete work

While dealing with the issue of illegal sex determination test advertisements on the web, the Supreme Court bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and...
Aamby Valley

Court receiver takes over Aamby Valley

The Sahara dispute on the attachment of Aamby Valley City has come to an end with the Bombay High Court appointed receiver D R...
No ban on Muzaffarnagar – The Burning Love, says UP govt

No ban on Muzaffarnagar – The Burning Love, says UP govt

The Supreme Court on Monday (December 11) disposed off a petition challenging the unofficial ban on screening of the movie “Muzaffarnagar – The Burning...
The Supreme Court of India. Photo: Anil Shakya

CJAR petition dismissed, SC imposes Rs 25 lakh fine

Above: The Supreme Court of India. Photo: Anil Shakya The Supreme Court on Friday (December 1) dismissed the plea filed by Campaign for Judicial Accountability...
(Left) Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal/Photo: UNI

LG-Delhi Govt tussle: SC tells parties to argue case on the basis of Constitution

Above: (Left) Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal/Photo: UNI The Supreme Court constitution bench dealing with tussle between the Delhi government and...
(Left) Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal. Photo: UNI

LG does have the power to sit on files, ASG tells SC

Above: (Left) Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal. Photo: UNI The tussle between the Delhi government and the Lieutenant Governor of Delhi...
Disqualified AIADMK legislators: SC appoints a third judge to break deadlock

Kalkaji temple: SC tells DJB to complete the work; directs authority to monitor the...

The Supreme Court bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and Justice D Y Chandrachud on Monday (November 27) dealing...
(Left) President Ram Nath Kovind being received by Chief Justice of India Dipak Mishra at the inaugural function of the National Law Day. Photo: UNI

Nation trusts PM with nuclear button, but SC doesn’t trust him to select a...

Above: (Left) President  Ram Nath Kovind being received by Chief Justice of India  Dipak Mishra at the inaugural function of  the National Law Day....
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India Legal show: The credibility of Judiciary has been dented in the UP Medical...

The latest edition of the India Legal show discussed the UP Medical College case filed by Advocate on Record Kamini Jaiswal which was dismissed...
Centre tells SC it has withdrawn idea of social media monitoring hub

Unwanted Shadow

The storm in the Supreme Court following a series of extraordinary proceedings has abated but it has raised some important questions ~By Neeraj Mishra “Though it...
A representative picture of airbags in a car

Faulty airbags case: SC asks Mercedes to deposit NCDRC-imposed cost with registry

Above: A representative picture of airbags in a car  India has not been known to be too much bothered about safety features in cars or...
Karni Sena has been staging violent protests against the release of Padmavati. Photo: UNI

Padmavati, Kejriwal films will open, SC will not interfere

Above: Karni Sena has been staging violent protests against the release of Padmavati. Photo: UNI Apex court insists that “freedom of speech and expression is...
SC blasts Centre for delaying tactics on Delhi environmental issues

Promotion for SC, ST: AG submits report on how 3 states are handling creamy...

Above: Supreme Court    The Supreme Court bench of the Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A K Sikri and Ashok Bhushan on Wednesday (November...
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SC asks preservation authorities how to prevent tiger killings

Above: Photo courtesy wiienvis.nic.in The Supreme Court on Tuesday (November 14) issued notices, asking for replies on what has been done to relocate human...
(L-R) Supreme Court and Advocate on Record Kamini Jaiswal

Kamini Jaiswal petition dismissed, CJAR to be heard

Above: (L-R) Supreme Court and Advocate on Record Kamini Jaiswal The Chief Justice Dipak Misra-appointed special Supreme Court bench of Justices R K Agrawal, Arun...
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Dissemination of Justice: Evolving Judicial Practices

The Supreme Court has been continually guiding changes in India’s legal system, be it the appointment of judges, emphasis on PILs, increased evaluation of...
Aadhaar card linking

SC asks AG to give govt’s opinion on “coercive” action in linking Aadhaar

Above: Photo Courtesy Anil Shakya The common man of India is getting calls for linking Aadhaar with every possible service. These include services provided...
Women protesting against the dilution of Section 498A in Delhi; (inset) Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra. Photo: K.M Vasudevan/lawyerscollective.org

Section 498A, the Last Resort

Above: Women protesting against the dilution of Section 498A in Delhi; (inset) Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra. Photo: K.M Vasudevan/lawyerscollective.org Decades of activism were...
national anthem

You don’t have to stand up at a cinema hall to prove patriotism, says...

The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to consider a plea to modify its order that made the playing of the national anthem in cinema...
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Death Penalty: Make It Swift and Painless

Based on a petition, the apex court wants to reconsider an earlier decision on carrying out death sentence by hanging so that the convict...
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AIADMK Poll Symbol: Turning Into a New Leaf?

The battle for the “Two Leaves” symbol by this party’s factions has gone right up to the apex court and could well decide future...
A procession taking place for safety of women. Photo: UNI

Supreme Court agrees to revisit its guidelines pertaining to 498A

Above: A procession taking place for safety of women. Photo: UNI   A three-judge bench of the Supreme Court comprising CJI Dipak Misra and Justices...
Devotees rush to the lord Ayyappa temple at Sabarimala in Kerala on Tuesday (file picture). Photo: UNI

Sabarimala Temple issue referred to SC constitution bench

Above: Devotees rush to the lord Ayyappa temple at Sabarimala in Kerala on Tuesday (file picture). Photo: UNI The Supreme Court on Friday (October 13) referred...
SC debates on future prospect in deciding quantum of insurance compensation

SC debates on future prospect in deciding quantum of insurance compensation

In a case that has come up before a constitution bench of the Supreme Court, a rather important angle in deciding the future prospects...
Rajasthan High Court

Judges under Notice

Above: Rajasthan High Court In a rare case, the apex court issued notices to two Rajasthan High Court judges who retired in 2016 and were...
SC turns down adjournment plea by Hadiya’s father, hearing on Thursday

Hadiya case: CJI’s observations cast doubt on Kerala HC verdict

Above: Hadiya (right) and her husband Shafin Jahan. Photo: facebook While the controversial Hadiya-Shafin Jahan ‘Love Jihad’ case began at the Supreme Court on...
A representational picture of a Hindu marriage

HC says women lose religion when marrying through Special Marriage Act; case up before...

Above: A representational picture of a Hindu marriage An extraordinary case has come up before the Supreme Court bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra...
Custodial death in the Kotkhai rape-murder case: SC refuses bail to accused as CBI is yet to frame charges against the accused

SC Collegium finally agrees to transparency, starts posting all moves on website

There has been too much talk about the opacity of the Supreme Court Collegium and the recent transfer and resignation of Justice Jayant Patel...
SC asks ASG Anand to prepare price chart of essential meds

SC asks ASG Anand to prepare price chart of essential meds

Reacting to a PIL filed by the All India Drug Action Network, the Supreme Court bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A...
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Counsel Dushyant Dave’s comments stir a hornet’s nest in judicial circles

Above: Dushyant Dave. Photo: YouTube Even as the Bar council of India serves a show-cause notice on Dave, the Gujarat HC Advocates’ Association swears to...
Supreme Court denies bail to Bollywood producer Karim Morani in rape case

Supreme Court denies bail to Bollywood producer Karim Morani in rape case

The Supreme Court bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices AM Khanwilkar and DY Chandrachud on Friday (September 22) upheld the Hyderabad High...
SC does away with gender neutrality question in law

Only AoRs can request for urgent hearing, says Supreme Court

Above: Supreme Court. Photo: Anil Shakya Senior lawyers will no longer get the privilege over junior lawyers in Supreme Court as far as seeking...
Kalkaji temple: SC orders committee suggestion to be implemented

Kalkaji temple: SC orders committee suggestion to be implemented

The Supreme Court bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices DY Chandrachud and AM Khanwilkar on Monday (September 11) superseded all the orders passed by...
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94-yr-old Jethmalani bids goodbye as a jurist, but says the fight continues

After seven decades of an extraordinary career, never without controversy and always on a high amid everything, India’s most pre-eminent lawyer Ram Jethmalani announced...
Chairman of CoA, Vinod Rai (file picture). Photo: Photo Division

No stay on BCCI broadcast right auction this year: SC

Above: Chairman of CoA, Vinod Rai (file picture). Photo: Photo Division The Supreme Court has decided that while it will not interfere in the...
Justice Dipak Misra: A Judge with Strong Conviction

Justice Dipak Misra: A Judge with Strong Conviction

Above: During his 20-year stint on the bench, Justice Misra has passed some path-breaking verdicts. Photo: symlaw.ac With Justice Misra being designated the chief justice...
Why no undertaking on data sharing for India, SC asks WhatsApp-Facebook

Why no undertaking on data sharing for India, SC asks WhatsApp-Facebook

The Supreme Court on Tuesday (May 16) took the counsel for WhatsApp and Facebook to task for giving an undertaking before the European Union...
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SC refuses to stay Tamil Nadu’s new Jallikattu law

But pulls up the state government for neglecting law and order during protests The Supreme Court on Tuesday (January 31) refused to stay the new...

President’s Rule To Continue In Uttarakhand Till April 27th As Supreme Court Stays High...

In a huge blow To Congress and a big relief for BJP, Supreme Court bench headed by Justices Dipak Misra and Shiva Kirti Singh...

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