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Case update

Ayodhya arguments likely to be completed by October 18, says Supreme Court

The court had earlier asked the litigants to file schedules of presenting their arguments. The judgement in country’s most politically charged dispute is expected to be delivered by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi, who is due to retire on November 17 this year.

September 18,2019

Opinion

Bringing NGOs under RTI ambit: Supreme Court judgment could have ensured legal certainty | Comment

The apex court on Tuesday held in a judgment that Non-governmental organisations “substantially” financed by the government fall within the ambit of the Right to Information Act

September 18,2019

Case update

NGT rejects plea challenging implementation of odd-even vehicle rationing scheme in Delhi

The plea filed by advocate Gaurav Bansal claimed the Central Pollution Control Board and Delhi Pollution Control Committee have unequivocally said that odd-even policy, which was implemented in 2016, has failed to curb air pollution in the national capital region.

September 18,2019

Ayodhya

Ayodhya mediation panel wants to resume negotiations, moves Supreme Court

 On Monday, the Ayodhya mediation panel moved the apex court, saying the stakeholders in the panel demanded that negotiations be resumed. The panel has clarified that the parties are not seeking to stop the court proceedings.

September 16,2019

Case update

Where is Farooq Abdullah? Supreme Court notice to Centre, J&K over MDMK chief Vaiko's petition

The top court on Monday issued notice to the Centre on Tamil Nadu politician and MDMK chief Vaiko's habeas corpus petition on detained former Jammu and Kashmir Cheif minister, Farooq Abdullah, post the abrogation of Article 370.

September 16,2019

Governance

‘Squarely blame Supreme Court for economic slowdown’: Harish Salve in conversation with Indira Jaising 

Besides the apex court, he held “faulty” implementation of the demonetisation policy partly responsible for the downswing.

September 15,2019

Case update

Dilution of SC/ST Act: Review petitions to be heard by a three-judge Supreme Court bench next week

On Friday, the apex court referred to its three-judge bench the Centre’s plea seeking review of the March 20, 2018 verdict which had virtually diluted provisions of arrest under the SC/ST Act.

September 13,2019

Case update

‘How many more litres of blood?’: Madras High Court raps Tamil Nadu government over techie's death 

A day after a 23-year-old techie was killed in Chennai when a hoarding fell on her two-wheeler, the court said on Friday it was tired of passing orders prohibiting use of hoardings and banners by the roads and pavements.

September 13,2019

Case update

Supreme Court to examine in January provisions on issuance of passport to an accused

The apex court will look into the constitutional validity of a provision in passport law and a notification providing for issuance of passport for only one year to an accused person on receipt of a 'no objection certificate' from a court.

September 13,2019

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.


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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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