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Fundamental Rights

SC seeks reply from states, UTs on setting up of community kitchens to combat hunger

Petitioners Anun Dhawan, Ishann Dhawan and Kunjana Singh told the apex court that the Right to Food is a fundamental human right well recognized under national and international law

October 18,2019

Judiciary

Justice SA Bobde set to become 47th Chief Justice of India

Union Ministry of Law and Justice is likely to notify the appointment of Justice Bobde as next Chief Justice of India in a couple of days. CJI Gogoi is set to demit the office on November 17. 

October 18,2019

Judiciary

Supreme Court Collegium recommends appointment of Chief Justices in five High Courts

The Collegium has recommended appointment of five Chief Justices in the High Courts of Madras, Madhya Pradesh, Patna, Meghalaya, and Jharkhand.  

October 17,2019

Human Rights

NHRC issues notice to UP government over custodial death

The notice was issued on Wednesday to the Uttar Pradesh chief secretary and the director-general of police in connection with a death in police custody in Hapur district.

October 17,2019

Judiciary

Uttar Pradesh: Oudh Bar Association reiterates demand for expanding Lucknow bench’s jurisdiction

The association has stressed on attaching territorial jurisdiction of Kanpur, Bareilly and Moradabad revenue divisions with the Lucknow bench of Allahabad High Court.

October 17,2019

Right To Informtion

University bound to provide answer scripts to students under RTI, says Madras High Court

Stressing that university rules can’t override RTI Act, the court said that evaluated answer scripts fall squarely under the definition of the term “information” under the act and can be obtained by the students

October 17,2019

Case update

Kashmir: Supreme Court asks Centre, J&K Government to produce orders on communications lockdown

Kashmir Times editor Anuradha Bhasin in a rejoinder affidavit had earlier sought direction to Jammu and Kashmir administration to produce the orders under which the communications gag was imposed in the region.

October 16,2019

Case update

Land Acquisition Act: Justice Arun Mishra refuses to recuse amid growing online criticism

“If I know I can be influenced by anybody other than God, then I will be the first person to recuse,” he said, asking the petitioners to provide a satisfactory reason for his recusal

October 16,2019

Aadhar

Delhi HC notice to Centre, NCT govt over PIL seeking to link Aadhar to property documents

The petition filed by Ashwini Upadhyay has contended that linking property documents of both immovable and movable property with Aadhaar will help in curbing corruption

October 15,2019

Case update

Bhima Koregoan case: Supreme Court extends Gautam Navlakha’s interim protection from arrest

Besides Navlakha, four other rights activists – Varavara Rao, Arun Ferreira, Vernon Gonsalves and Sudha Bharadwaj – are accused in the case.

October 15,2019

Independence of judiciary See All

The Sign of Four
June 11,2018

By alerting the nation that ‘democracy was in danger’, the quartet of judges has upheld constitutional values at a time when the rule of law faces unprecedented attack.


Right to Privacy See All

The significance of the judgment lies not just in its protection of the right to privacy but in its insistence that no government, majoritarian or otherwise can violate the rule of law. Life is not a gift of the state but is a natural right, because it is.


Triple Talaq See All

A monumental victory
April 28,2018

The historical import of such moments is not complete without a reflection of cases past and especially when ‘ghosts’ of certain cases need to be exorcised to enable a vocabulary of non-discrimination and equality in our daily lives inside and outside of the courtroom.


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