The Apex Court on Friday heard the Petition filed by five women alleging that that thrusting a compulsory practice on a believer was violative of the fundamental right to freedom of religion under Article 25 of the Constitution of India.
The Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to hear a petition filed by C.R. Jaya Sukin seeking a direction to the Election Commission to stop using electronic voting machines (EVM) and instead use ballot paper in future elections.
The Supreme Court bench headed by Chief Justice of India (CJI) SA Bobde has refused to entertain a bail petition by Sameet Thakkar, who was arrested for making objectionable comments against the Maharashtra Chief Minister and his son Aditya Thackeray on social media.
In response to Upadhyay's letter requesting reconsideration, Venugopal reiterated his stand that the issue of contempt is a matter between Chief Justice of India (CJI) SA Bobde and Andhra CM YS Jaganmohan Reddy and his principal advisor.
The growing and steady barrage of ad hominem public attacks on sitting senior judges reveal how the Supreme Court has become an arena for target practice by politicians and opportunists from within and outside.
A recent appeal in the Supreme Court by the Youth Bar Association of India has suggested that the processes be made mandatory. It said that if implemented these would avoid adding to the huge pendency of cases already existing in courts across the country.
In 2017, the SC fast-delivered one of the most important judgments, asserting that the right to privacy is a fundamental right. Now, amid a raging pandemic, there is a perceptible difference in the way individual privacy is treated by authorities at large, and once again, the matter has gone to court.
The Supreme Court has agreed to examine whether certain provisions of the Special Marriage Act of 1954, which allows personal records to be made available to the public for scrutiny 30 days prior to the intended marriage, violate the right to privacy of the parties.