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IndiaBulls

Delhi HC issued notice to Indiabulls in PIL seeking SIT probe

The Bench of Chief Justice DN Patel and Justice C Hari Shankar of the Delhi High Court has issued notice to Indiabulls Housing Finance...
Delhi High Court

Delhi High Court refuses to Entertain Petition filed Rajiv Daiya

The High Court of Delhi has refused to entertain a Public Interest Litigation filed by Suraz India Trust, an NGO, through its Chairman Rajiv...
Bombay High Court

Bombay High Court refuses relief on flooding, urges govt for ‘meaningful dialogue’

Unable to grant relief in a PIL for flooding in monsoon months, Bombay High Court advised the Water Resources Department of the Centre, the...
IndiaBulls

IndiaBulls vehemently opposes PIL in Delhi HC alleging Financial Fraud

Delhi High Court refused to issue notice in the IndiaBulls case filed against it by a group of highly decorated citizens including former Delhi...
Picture Credit: UNI

Delhi HC to hear PIL against Sale and Use of Chinese Manjha Kites

Delhi High Court will hear a PIL seeking a writ to direct Delhi Govt officials and Commissioner of Police for publication of Guidelines for...

PIL filed seeking restoration of internet and landline services in Jammu and Kashmir

A public interest litigation has been filed in the Supreme Court of India seeking restoration of internet and landline services across hospitals and medical...
icse

Bombay HC fines ‘a Social Activist cum Media Reporter’ Rs 5L for filing Frivolous...

Finding “gross abuse of the process of court,” the Bombay High Court imposed costs on a serial petitioner to the tune of Rs. 5...
Rainwater harvesting unfeasible, Storm-water drains incapable: Jal Board to Delhi HC

Rainwater harvesting unfeasible, Storm-water drains incapable: Jal Board to Delhi HC

In a suo motu PIL initiated by the Delhi High Court to rectify the waterlogging issue in Delhi every monsoon, the AAP government, with...
Supreme Court

SC dismisses PIL seeking two parliamentary seats for PoK and Gilgit, imposes Rs 50k...

The Supreme Court on Monday dismissed a PIL seeking a direction to the Centre to declare Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) and Gilgit as parliamentary seats. A...
Supreme Court

SC issues new roster, to be effective from July 1

The Supreme Court has issued a new roster to be effective after the court re-opens on July 1. According to the new roster, the PIL...
The PIL states that the Congress party uses a flag similar to the national flag/Photo: UNI

What is in a name?

Above: The PIL states that the Congress party uses a flag similar to the national flag/Photo: UNI A PIL in the Delhi High Court seeks...
Delhi High Court Issues Notice To Centre On Implementation 2002 Report On Population Control

Delhi High Court Issues Notice To Centre On Implementation 2002 Report On Population Control

The Delhi high court on Wednesday issued notice to the Centre on a PIL that sought, among other things, the implementation of the two...
Delhi High Court

Delhi HC Issues Notice on PIL Seeking Derecognition of Parties That Carry, Religious, Ethic,...

A Delhi High Court bench of Chief Justice Rajender Menon and Justice Anup Jairam Bhambhani on Friday issued a notice to the Centre and...
Tihar jail is amongst the largest prisons in the world, but it has poor amenities/Photo: UNI

Criminal Justice System: Crime and Punishment

Above: Tihar jail is amongst the largest prisons in the world, but it has poor amenities/Photo: UNI A PIL before the Supreme Court asks for...
Delhi High Court

Delhi HC issues notice to Delhi govt and others, asks why fast track courts...

By Furkan Ahmed A Public Interest Litigation (PIL) has been filed in the Delhi High Court, before the Chief Justice Rajendra Menon and Justice Anup...
Kerala HC initiates suo motu PIL on growing drug abuse in state

Kerala HC initiates suo motu PIL on growing drug abuse in state

Taking a strong note on the growing drug abuse, the Kerala High Court has initiated a suo motu PIL and sought response from Centre...
Ashwini Upadhyay

SC raps serial petitioner Upadhyay yet again on plea seeking 2 child moratorium

By Punit Mishra It has become the norm rather than the exception that PILs filed by serial petitioner Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay gets dismissed more often....
‘It Was Bound To Crash… It was An Accident… No Need for Judicial Inquiry’ CJI Says on Mirage 2000 Crash

‘It Was Bound To Crash… It was An Accident… No Need for Judicial Inquiry’...

"When everyone else is using 5th and 6th generation aircraft, we are using 3rd and 4th generation... what else do you expect? It was...
Ashwini Upadhyay

The Litigant Strikes Again

The lawyer and spokesperson for the Delhi BJP, Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay, has taken up numerous issues affecting the public at large, and his fight...

Plea challenging MHA order allowing 10 agencies to conduct surveillance filed in SC

A plea has been filed on Monday in Supreme Court challenging the recent MHA notification allowing 10 agencies to conduct wiretapping. Petitioner-lawyer M L Sharma...
Supreme Court

SC refuses to recall its order, dismisses PIL against Jaitley

The Supreme Court Tuesday refused to recall its order imposing a fine of Rs 50,000 on a lawyer for filing a PIL against Finance...
Gangrape case: Delhi Court acquits AAP MLA’s father and AAP leader

Supreme Court Says Names of Victims of Sexual Attacks Cannot Be Revealed, Even If...

The Supreme Court on Tuesday barred the disclosure of identity of rape victims who have died or are of unsound mind even if the...

Toll-freebies

Above: A toll plaza run by the National High­ways Authority of India in Karnataka/Photo: skyscrapercity.com Lawyers’ associations in the state have filed a petition in...

Board Examinations: Blatant Bias

Above: Students in Gujarat appearing for the state Boards are being asked to specify online if they are Muslim/photo: UNI A PIL has been filed...

Supreme Court Warns Prolific PIL Lawyer Of Ban

The Supreme Court on Monday warned an advocate Ashwini Upadhyay that it would have to considering banning him from filing PIL’s s he was...
Supreme Court

SC Refuses To Entertain PIL Seeking To Make Rape Of Man A Crime

The Supreme Court has refused to entertain a plea that sought to identify the rape of a man also as a crime, saying it...

Karnataka Lokayukta: Watchdog Loses Bite

Above: The Karnataka High Court will now decide on the restoration of the Lokayukta’s powers/Photo: Stephan David Though the JD(S) government in Karnataka had promised...

Hyderabad High Court To Hear YSR Cong Chief Attack Cases on Tuesday

A writ petition and a PIL, both relating to the attack on the  Andhra Pradesh YSR Congress president YS Jaganmohan Reddy at the Visakhapatnam...
Supreme Court

SC Lambasts NGO saying “Judicial Time is Precious”

The Supreme Court came down heavily on an NGO that sought a SIT probe into allegations of nexus among politicians, bureaucrats, journalists and a...
Criminal candidates: SC rules criminal matters pending must be mentioned in bold letter in election form

SC imposes a fine of Rs 25k for filing a frivolous PIL

The apex court on Friday (August 3) rebuked a petitioner, Reepak Kansal and imposed a cost of Rs 25,000 for filing a frivolous PIL. The...
wheelchair

SC orders sensitisation bodies for the disabled at workplaces on lines of sexual harassment...

A Supreme Court bench of Justices A K Sikri and Ashok Bhushan on Friday (December 15) suggested stringent reforms at workplaces that would benefit...
Allahabad High Court

Allahabad HC to hear 9 PILs on Gorakhpur child deaths on Sept. 12

Court orders state officials to submit investigation report The shockingly huge number deaths—121 on two instances—of children at Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Adityanath Yogi’s pet...
Satya Electoral Trust and the General Electoral Trust are among the biggest contributors of funds to political parties. No information about their contributors is available. Photo: UNI

Electoral Funding: Dubious Sources Thrive

ABove: Satya Electoral Trust and the General Electoral Trust are among the biggest contributors of funds to political parties. No information about their contributors...
ECI slammed on wavering regarding crooks fighting elections

SC rebukes ECI on indecision regarding criminals fighting elections

Above: Photo Courtesy Anil Shakya In the PIL seeking lifetime bans on convicted lawmakers and setting up of special courts for trying lawmakers accused of...
SEZs: Be Fair and Square

SEZs: Be Fair and Square

Above: Unfair and unequitable land acquisition often results in displacement and reallocation of the population. Photo: mangaloresez.com A PIL seeking the return of unutilised land to...
Ravan

PIL to stop Ravana effigy burning dismissed by SC

Above: A PIL in SC said that burning of Ravana’s effigy is illegal. Photo: UNI Anand Prakash Sharma had filed a PIL with the Supreme...
Calcutta High Court

Calcutta HC asks Centre: Is Darjeeling trouble not serious enough for more troops?

While hearing a PIL regarding the killing of All India Gorkha League leader Madan Tamang, the Calcutta’s High Court’s division bench of acting Chief...
PIL to SC: In the absence of a law, set up procedures to select election commissioners

PIL to SC: In the absence of a law, set up procedures to select...

Above: The outgoing Chief Election Commissioner, Dr Nasim Zaidi along with the Election Commissioners, AK Joti and OP Rawat addressing the press conference to...
Tests in the past belied the plastic rice rumours

Plastic Rice: Any Grain of Truth Here?

There have been rumours of plastic rice doing the rounds in social media. But with India being a major exporter of rice, should one...
PIL Pioneer Justice PN Bhagwati Passes Away

PIL Pioneer Justice PN Bhagwati Passes Away

June 15 is a sad day for Public Interest Litigation (PIL) activists. They lost one of the pioneers of the PIL in India. Justice...
Soldiers are meant for national duties rather than as Sahayaks. Photo: UNI

Jawan’s Death: Suicide or Foul Play?

A petition filed in the apex court pleads for re-investigating the mysterious death of a jawan following a sting expose by a website of...
Navjot Singh Sidhu. Photo: UNI

Punjab and Haryana HC okays Navjot Singh Sidhu’s TV programmes

Former cricketer, comedy king and now Punjab minister Navjot Singh Sidhu can continue on comedy television shows and also appear in advertisement campaigns. The Punjab...
Picture Credit: UNI

PIL to make Hindi compulsory for students withdrawn

A PIL seeking directions from the Supreme Court to make Hindi compulsory for all students between classes I and VIII throughout the country was...
Brief

SC sends PIL on right to reject ventilator to ministry

Person, while in good health, should be able to decide whether he/she wants a ventilator when sick The Supreme Court on May 1 took...
Tearful meeting with mother and wife for Kulbhushan Jadhav

PIL for referring Jadhav case to international court dismissed

A PIL filed at the Delhi High Court seeking direction to be given to the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) to approach the International...
Supreme Court

Special courts case: SC to decide on July 12

Appellant wants special courts to try criminal cases against peoples’ representatives, public servants and members of the judiciary  A PIL by Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay seeking...
Indus River

PIL against Indus water treaty rejected

The Supreme Court on April 10 dismissed a plea by advocate Manohar Lal Sharma asking for declaring the Indus Water Treaty as legally invalid. Advocate...
Jat protestors block a road in Jind, Haryana, to demand reservation in government jobs. Photo: UNI

Jat agitation: On the Warpath Again

Even as this community is up in arms and threatens to march to Delhi, a PIL in the High Court has challenged the Haryana...
Sukhna Lake in Chandigarh is being kept alive by pumping in water.

Sukhna Lake: In Deep Water

A move to pump ground water into this famous Lake has been challenged in the Punjab and Haryana High Court. Will this help alleviate...
AugustaWestland helicopter

PIL against journalists in AgustaWestland

The petition wants Supreme Court to examine if they were allegedly paid in the deal to influence the government. Will more skeletons tumble out...
The Multi-Drug Therapy for eradicating leprosy is available in India since 1981. Photo Courtesy: Leprosy Mission

Leprosy condition in India irks SC

The top court took cognisance of a PIL claiming that leprosy not only exists but thrives in India due to the apathetic attitude of...
Differently-abled people celebrating World Disability Day at India Gate, New Delhi. Photo: UNI

SC rejects HC order on disability PIL

India Legal Bureau The Rights of Persons with Disabilities Bill 2014, which was passed by Parliament just the other day, could face a few hurdles...
CBI chief designate Alok Kumar Verma. Photo: UNI

CBI Chief Appointment Ceases Legal Storm

~By Sujit Bhar The issue about the selection of the chief of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has been settled, for now. The Centre, on...
Supreme Court. Photo: Anil Shakya

Tale of an incorrigible petitioner

January 16 witnessed an interesting case in the Supreme Court and showed how the apex court could make a persistent man with a frivolous...
Madras High Court

Madras High Court hit by fund crunch

In a sign of growing tension, the Tamil Nadu government has not given enough funds for the judiciary, forcing the Madras High Court to...
Inderjit Badhwar, editor-in-chief, India Legal, Magazine,

Returning Empty-handed

By Inderjit Badhwar What often makes startling headlines in the daily press does not necessarily reflect the nuance of the matter being reported, especially when...
Jharkhand High Court

Jharkhand High Court: Positive Activism

The higher judiciary in Jharkhand ensures that the government becomes pro-active in setting up an old-age home By Prabhat Singh in Ranchi While there are several...
Illustration: Amitava Sen

Love has Borders

A Mumbai man’s effort to rescue his Pakistani beloved from a forced marriage lands him in jail. For his hapless parents, it has become...
SC Ups the Ante on Milk Adulteration

SC Ups the Ante on Milk Adulteration 

The Supreme Court in its August 5 judgment on milk adulteration has come down harshly on the life threatening practice of milk adulteration. It...

Supreme Court to decide WhatsApp’s fate

Doing WhatsApp may soon be history if the apex court agrees with a PIL filed by a petitioner. The PIL claims that it is...

Centre gets three weeks to reply on suggestions to ban child porn

Directing the Centre to file counter reply on suggestions made by the petitioner to ban child pornography, the Supreme Court gave three weeks’ time. An...

“Rules Are There Only for the Poor”

"I feel that the poor in this country never get justice." In the biting cold of December, the Railways undertook a demolition drive in Delhi,...

SUPREME COURT

Courts need to be seen as working in public interest and upholding the confidence of the common man in the judicial process. Bull’s eye judgment You can no longer take...

'PIL' - 63 News Results

IndiaBulls

Delhi HC issued notice to Indiabulls in PIL seeking SIT probe

The Bench of Chief Justice DN Patel and Justice C Hari Shankar of the Delhi High Court has issued notice to Indiabulls Housing Finance...
Delhi High Court

Delhi High Court refuses to Entertain Petition filed Rajiv Daiya

The High Court of Delhi has refused to entertain a Public Interest Litigation filed by Suraz India Trust, an NGO, through its Chairman Rajiv...
Bombay High Court

Bombay High Court refuses relief on flooding, urges govt for ‘meaningful dialogue’

Unable to grant relief in a PIL for flooding in monsoon months, Bombay High Court advised the Water Resources Department of the Centre, the...
IndiaBulls

IndiaBulls vehemently opposes PIL in Delhi HC alleging Financial Fraud

Delhi High Court refused to issue notice in the IndiaBulls case filed against it by a group of highly decorated citizens including former Delhi...
Picture Credit: UNI

Delhi HC to hear PIL against Sale and Use of Chinese Manjha Kites

Delhi High Court will hear a PIL seeking a writ to direct Delhi Govt officials and Commissioner of Police for publication of Guidelines for...

PIL filed seeking restoration of internet and landline services in Jammu and Kashmir

A public interest litigation has been filed in the Supreme Court of India seeking restoration of internet and landline services across hospitals and medical...
icse

Bombay HC fines ‘a Social Activist cum Media Reporter’ Rs 5L for filing Frivolous...

Finding “gross abuse of the process of court,” the Bombay High Court imposed costs on a serial petitioner to the tune of Rs. 5...
Rainwater harvesting unfeasible, Storm-water drains incapable: Jal Board to Delhi HC

Rainwater harvesting unfeasible, Storm-water drains incapable: Jal Board to Delhi HC

In a suo motu PIL initiated by the Delhi High Court to rectify the waterlogging issue in Delhi every monsoon, the AAP government, with...
Supreme Court

SC dismisses PIL seeking two parliamentary seats for PoK and Gilgit, imposes Rs 50k...

The Supreme Court on Monday dismissed a PIL seeking a direction to the Centre to declare Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) and Gilgit as parliamentary seats. A...
Supreme Court

SC issues new roster, to be effective from July 1

The Supreme Court has issued a new roster to be effective after the court re-opens on July 1. According to the new roster, the PIL...
The PIL states that the Congress party uses a flag similar to the national flag/Photo: UNI

What is in a name?

Above: The PIL states that the Congress party uses a flag similar to the national flag/Photo: UNI A PIL in the Delhi High Court seeks...
Delhi High Court Issues Notice To Centre On Implementation 2002 Report On Population Control

Delhi High Court Issues Notice To Centre On Implementation 2002 Report On Population Control

The Delhi high court on Wednesday issued notice to the Centre on a PIL that sought, among other things, the implementation of the two...
Delhi High Court

Delhi HC Issues Notice on PIL Seeking Derecognition of Parties That Carry, Religious, Ethic,...

A Delhi High Court bench of Chief Justice Rajender Menon and Justice Anup Jairam Bhambhani on Friday issued a notice to the Centre and...
Tihar jail is amongst the largest prisons in the world, but it has poor amenities/Photo: UNI

Criminal Justice System: Crime and Punishment

Above: Tihar jail is amongst the largest prisons in the world, but it has poor amenities/Photo: UNI A PIL before the Supreme Court asks for...
Delhi High Court

Delhi HC issues notice to Delhi govt and others, asks why fast track courts...

By Furkan Ahmed A Public Interest Litigation (PIL) has been filed in the Delhi High Court, before the Chief Justice Rajendra Menon and Justice Anup...
Kerala HC initiates suo motu PIL on growing drug abuse in state

Kerala HC initiates suo motu PIL on growing drug abuse in state

Taking a strong note on the growing drug abuse, the Kerala High Court has initiated a suo motu PIL and sought response from Centre...
Ashwini Upadhyay

SC raps serial petitioner Upadhyay yet again on plea seeking 2 child moratorium

By Punit Mishra It has become the norm rather than the exception that PILs filed by serial petitioner Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay gets dismissed more often....
‘It Was Bound To Crash… It was An Accident… No Need for Judicial Inquiry’ CJI Says on Mirage 2000 Crash

‘It Was Bound To Crash… It was An Accident… No Need for Judicial Inquiry’...

"When everyone else is using 5th and 6th generation aircraft, we are using 3rd and 4th generation... what else do you expect? It was...
Ashwini Upadhyay

The Litigant Strikes Again

The lawyer and spokesperson for the Delhi BJP, Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay, has taken up numerous issues affecting the public at large, and his fight...

Plea challenging MHA order allowing 10 agencies to conduct surveillance filed in SC

A plea has been filed on Monday in Supreme Court challenging the recent MHA notification allowing 10 agencies to conduct wiretapping. Petitioner-lawyer M L Sharma...
Supreme Court

SC refuses to recall its order, dismisses PIL against Jaitley

The Supreme Court Tuesday refused to recall its order imposing a fine of Rs 50,000 on a lawyer for filing a PIL against Finance...
Gangrape case: Delhi Court acquits AAP MLA’s father and AAP leader

Supreme Court Says Names of Victims of Sexual Attacks Cannot Be Revealed, Even If...

The Supreme Court on Tuesday barred the disclosure of identity of rape victims who have died or are of unsound mind even if the...

Toll-freebies

Above: A toll plaza run by the National High­ways Authority of India in Karnataka/Photo: skyscrapercity.com Lawyers’ associations in the state have filed a petition in...

Board Examinations: Blatant Bias

Above: Students in Gujarat appearing for the state Boards are being asked to specify online if they are Muslim/photo: UNI A PIL has been filed...

Supreme Court Warns Prolific PIL Lawyer Of Ban

The Supreme Court on Monday warned an advocate Ashwini Upadhyay that it would have to considering banning him from filing PIL’s s he was...
Supreme Court

SC Refuses To Entertain PIL Seeking To Make Rape Of Man A Crime

The Supreme Court has refused to entertain a plea that sought to identify the rape of a man also as a crime, saying it...

Karnataka Lokayukta: Watchdog Loses Bite

Above: The Karnataka High Court will now decide on the restoration of the Lokayukta’s powers/Photo: Stephan David Though the JD(S) government in Karnataka had promised...

Hyderabad High Court To Hear YSR Cong Chief Attack Cases on Tuesday

A writ petition and a PIL, both relating to the attack on the  Andhra Pradesh YSR Congress president YS Jaganmohan Reddy at the Visakhapatnam...
Supreme Court

SC Lambasts NGO saying “Judicial Time is Precious”

The Supreme Court came down heavily on an NGO that sought a SIT probe into allegations of nexus among politicians, bureaucrats, journalists and a...
Criminal candidates: SC rules criminal matters pending must be mentioned in bold letter in election form

SC imposes a fine of Rs 25k for filing a frivolous PIL

The apex court on Friday (August 3) rebuked a petitioner, Reepak Kansal and imposed a cost of Rs 25,000 for filing a frivolous PIL. The...
wheelchair

SC orders sensitisation bodies for the disabled at workplaces on lines of sexual harassment...

A Supreme Court bench of Justices A K Sikri and Ashok Bhushan on Friday (December 15) suggested stringent reforms at workplaces that would benefit...
Allahabad High Court

Allahabad HC to hear 9 PILs on Gorakhpur child deaths on Sept. 12

Court orders state officials to submit investigation report The shockingly huge number deaths—121 on two instances—of children at Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Adityanath Yogi’s pet...
Satya Electoral Trust and the General Electoral Trust are among the biggest contributors of funds to political parties. No information about their contributors is available. Photo: UNI

Electoral Funding: Dubious Sources Thrive

ABove: Satya Electoral Trust and the General Electoral Trust are among the biggest contributors of funds to political parties. No information about their contributors...
ECI slammed on wavering regarding crooks fighting elections

SC rebukes ECI on indecision regarding criminals fighting elections

Above: Photo Courtesy Anil Shakya In the PIL seeking lifetime bans on convicted lawmakers and setting up of special courts for trying lawmakers accused of...
SEZs: Be Fair and Square

SEZs: Be Fair and Square

Above: Unfair and unequitable land acquisition often results in displacement and reallocation of the population. Photo: mangaloresez.com A PIL seeking the return of unutilised land to...
Ravan

PIL to stop Ravana effigy burning dismissed by SC

Above: A PIL in SC said that burning of Ravana’s effigy is illegal. Photo: UNI Anand Prakash Sharma had filed a PIL with the Supreme...
Calcutta High Court

Calcutta HC asks Centre: Is Darjeeling trouble not serious enough for more troops?

While hearing a PIL regarding the killing of All India Gorkha League leader Madan Tamang, the Calcutta’s High Court’s division bench of acting Chief...
PIL to SC: In the absence of a law, set up procedures to select election commissioners

PIL to SC: In the absence of a law, set up procedures to select...

Above: The outgoing Chief Election Commissioner, Dr Nasim Zaidi along with the Election Commissioners, AK Joti and OP Rawat addressing the press conference to...
Tests in the past belied the plastic rice rumours

Plastic Rice: Any Grain of Truth Here?

There have been rumours of plastic rice doing the rounds in social media. But with India being a major exporter of rice, should one...
PIL Pioneer Justice PN Bhagwati Passes Away

PIL Pioneer Justice PN Bhagwati Passes Away

June 15 is a sad day for Public Interest Litigation (PIL) activists. They lost one of the pioneers of the PIL in India. Justice...
Soldiers are meant for national duties rather than as Sahayaks. Photo: UNI

Jawan’s Death: Suicide or Foul Play?

A petition filed in the apex court pleads for re-investigating the mysterious death of a jawan following a sting expose by a website of...
Navjot Singh Sidhu. Photo: UNI

Punjab and Haryana HC okays Navjot Singh Sidhu’s TV programmes

Former cricketer, comedy king and now Punjab minister Navjot Singh Sidhu can continue on comedy television shows and also appear in advertisement campaigns. The Punjab...
Picture Credit: UNI

PIL to make Hindi compulsory for students withdrawn

A PIL seeking directions from the Supreme Court to make Hindi compulsory for all students between classes I and VIII throughout the country was...
Brief

SC sends PIL on right to reject ventilator to ministry

Person, while in good health, should be able to decide whether he/she wants a ventilator when sick The Supreme Court on May 1 took...
Tearful meeting with mother and wife for Kulbhushan Jadhav

PIL for referring Jadhav case to international court dismissed

A PIL filed at the Delhi High Court seeking direction to be given to the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) to approach the International...
Supreme Court

Special courts case: SC to decide on July 12

Appellant wants special courts to try criminal cases against peoples’ representatives, public servants and members of the judiciary  A PIL by Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay seeking...
Indus River

PIL against Indus water treaty rejected

The Supreme Court on April 10 dismissed a plea by advocate Manohar Lal Sharma asking for declaring the Indus Water Treaty as legally invalid. Advocate...
Jat protestors block a road in Jind, Haryana, to demand reservation in government jobs. Photo: UNI

Jat agitation: On the Warpath Again

Even as this community is up in arms and threatens to march to Delhi, a PIL in the High Court has challenged the Haryana...
Sukhna Lake in Chandigarh is being kept alive by pumping in water.

Sukhna Lake: In Deep Water

A move to pump ground water into this famous Lake has been challenged in the Punjab and Haryana High Court. Will this help alleviate...
AugustaWestland helicopter

PIL against journalists in AgustaWestland

The petition wants Supreme Court to examine if they were allegedly paid in the deal to influence the government. Will more skeletons tumble out...
The Multi-Drug Therapy for eradicating leprosy is available in India since 1981. Photo Courtesy: Leprosy Mission

Leprosy condition in India irks SC

The top court took cognisance of a PIL claiming that leprosy not only exists but thrives in India due to the apathetic attitude of...
Differently-abled people celebrating World Disability Day at India Gate, New Delhi. Photo: UNI

SC rejects HC order on disability PIL

India Legal Bureau The Rights of Persons with Disabilities Bill 2014, which was passed by Parliament just the other day, could face a few hurdles...
CBI chief designate Alok Kumar Verma. Photo: UNI

CBI Chief Appointment Ceases Legal Storm

~By Sujit Bhar The issue about the selection of the chief of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has been settled, for now. The Centre, on...
Supreme Court. Photo: Anil Shakya

Tale of an incorrigible petitioner

January 16 witnessed an interesting case in the Supreme Court and showed how the apex court could make a persistent man with a frivolous...
Madras High Court

Madras High Court hit by fund crunch

In a sign of growing tension, the Tamil Nadu government has not given enough funds for the judiciary, forcing the Madras High Court to...
Inderjit Badhwar, editor-in-chief, India Legal, Magazine,

Returning Empty-handed

By Inderjit Badhwar What often makes startling headlines in the daily press does not necessarily reflect the nuance of the matter being reported, especially when...
Jharkhand High Court

Jharkhand High Court: Positive Activism

The higher judiciary in Jharkhand ensures that the government becomes pro-active in setting up an old-age home By Prabhat Singh in Ranchi While there are several...
Illustration: Amitava Sen

Love has Borders

A Mumbai man’s effort to rescue his Pakistani beloved from a forced marriage lands him in jail. For his hapless parents, it has become...
SC Ups the Ante on Milk Adulteration

SC Ups the Ante on Milk Adulteration 

The Supreme Court in its August 5 judgment on milk adulteration has come down harshly on the life threatening practice of milk adulteration. It...

Supreme Court to decide WhatsApp’s fate

Doing WhatsApp may soon be history if the apex court agrees with a PIL filed by a petitioner. The PIL claims that it is...

Centre gets three weeks to reply on suggestions to ban child porn

Directing the Centre to file counter reply on suggestions made by the petitioner to ban child pornography, the Supreme Court gave three weeks’ time. An...

“Rules Are There Only for the Poor”

"I feel that the poor in this country never get justice." In the biting cold of December, the Railways undertook a demolition drive in Delhi,...

SUPREME COURT

Courts need to be seen as working in public interest and upholding the confidence of the common man in the judicial process. Bull’s eye judgment You can no longer take...

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