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Madras High Court Chief Justice Tahilramani decides to quit

Justice Vijaya Tahilramani, the Chief Justice of Madras High Court, one of the oldest and largest in the country, has chosen to resign following her transfer to Meghalaya High Court, one of the smallest.

September 7,2019

Case update

Contempt petition against advocates for protesting ‘communal’ and ‘anti-women’ remarks by Madras High Court judge

A group of advocates had urged Madras High Court Chief Justice on August 20 for not posting sensitive litigations related to women and religious issues to Justice S Vaidyanathan after he made controversial remarks in a judgement.

September 7,2019

Case update

Contempt petition against advocates for protesting ‘communal’ and ‘anti-women’ remarks by Madras High Court judge

A group of advocates had urged Madras High Court Chief Justice on August 20 for not posting sensitive litigations related to women and religious issues to Justice S Vaidyanathan after he made controversial remarks in a judgement.

September 6,2019

Case update

Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute: SC dismisses plea to quash proceedings in Ayodhya case

The plea filed by Intercontinental Association of Lawyers had sought quashing of the proceedings in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid case and an First Information Report against the appellant in the matter.

September 6,2019

Case update

Supreme Court seeks Centre’s response on PILs against UAPA

The apex court issued notice to the Centre on two separate PILs filed by a Delhi resident Sajal Awasthi and an NGO Association For Protection Of Civil Rights. The pleas seek to declare the amended UAPA law unconstitutional as it violates fundamental rights enshrined in the Constitution

September 6,2019

Democracy

WATCH: ‘Soul of democracy under relentless attack’ : Ravish Kumar's speech at Magsaysay Awards lecture series

NDTV's senior executive editor won the Ramon Magsaysay Award 2019 for "harnessing journalism to give voice to the voiceless". During his speech on “The Power of Citizen's journalism to Advance Democracy”, Kumar said that “democracy is on fire in broad day light”.

September 6,2019

Case update

Kashmir: Supreme Court orders shifting of detained CPI (M) leader Tarigami to AIIMS on Yechury’s plea

On Thursday, the apex court ordered shifting of ailing CPI (M) leader Mohammad Yusuf Tarigami to AIIMS in Delhi from Srinagar where he is under house arrest.

September 5,2019

Case update

Supreme Court rejects plea seeking legislation on custodial torture

The apex court on Thursday refused to direct the Parliament to enact a comprehensive legislation based on the UN Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment.

September 5,2019

Case update

Supreme Court to hear plea of Kashmir Times editor on September 16

Stressing that the Kashmir Times chose not to publish its Kashmir edition, the Centre informed the apex court that contrary to what its editor Anuradha Bhasin claims, a large number of newspapers are being published from Srinagar regularly.

September 5,2019

Case update

Chidambaram, Karti get anticipatory bail in Aircel-Maxis case

Former Finance Minister P Chidambaram and his son Karti were granted interim bail in the Aircel-Maxis cases, which are being investigated by the Central Bureau of Investigation and Enforcement Directorate.

September 5,2019

Case update

Jammu & Kashmir:  Supreme Court allows daughter to meet detained former Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti

The top court on Thursday allowed Mehbooba Mufti's daughter Sana Iltija to travel to Srinagar amid the ongoing lockdown in Kashmir and meet her detained mother

September 5,2019

Terrorism

Masood Azhar, Hafiz Saeed, Lakhvi & Dawood declared terrorists by MHA under new UAPA law

India's four most wanted men and dreaded terrorists have been declared individual terrorists by the government, a month after an amendment to the Unlawful Activities Prevention Amendment (UAPA) Act, 1967

September 4,2019

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