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Section 377

#NoSection377: Live updates from SC

The five-judge constitution bench of the Supreme Court, presided over by Chief Justice of India, Dipak Misra will begin hearing of batch of petitions challenging section 377 of IPC which criminalises and penalises what it terms an “unnatural offence”, insofar as provision adversely affect consensual relations between adults.

July 10,2018

Transparency and Accountability

SC likes Jaising’s live-streaming plea

A three-judge bench comprising CJI Dipak Misra, Justices Khanwilkar and Chandrachud noted such measures as being ‘the need the hour’ in lieu of transparency and the right to know.

July 9,2018

Case update

FGM: What about bodily integrity of a woman?

Senior Advocate Indira Jaising, representing an intervenor, Masooma, submitted the activity to be crime under the provisions of the Indian Penal Code, 1860 as well as the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO Act) 2012.

July 9,2018

Civil Society

Former bureaucrats condemn Jayant Sinha

'We demand the immediate resignation/removal of Jayant Sinha from the Council of Ministers and an apology to the people of India from the party he represents for brazenly sympathising with those convicted of murder.'

July 9,2018

Case update

Justice Goel appointed NGT chairperson

Post-retirement appointment of justices has come under heavy scrutiny over ethical compunctions, even though it's strictly legal.

July 6,2018

Social Justice

Acid attack: Delhi HC notice to Centre, AIIMS

The matter was heard by Justice P S Teji, who during the course of the hearing, observed that in case the petitioner succeeds in the case, her candidature will be considered under the physically handicapped (PH) category.

July 6,2018

Judiciary

Good, bad and Justice Goel

Whether it was the order favouring video recording of court proceedings, or the one allowing entry of people belonging to all faiths into Puri’s Jagannath temple, or the one diluting the provisions of the SC/ST Act and that of Section 498A — Justice Goel’s tenure resulted in discursive changes.

July 6,2018

Case update

CJI is the ‘Master of the Roster’

The apex court heavily relied upon the Asok Pande judgement, establishing that the CJI cannot be a collegium of the five senior most judges, and has to be the designated individual.

July 6,2018

Case update

Tainted Allahabad HC judge given a chance

It has been learnt that Justice Shukla has written a letter to the President of India in response to a letter of the CJI to the President recommending removal of former from the office.

July 5,2018

Case update

No probe into Karkare’s death: SC

Petitioner S M Mushriff, former Inspector General of Maharashtra Police, claimed that Karkare was murdered by members of Abhinav Bharat, to stall investigation into 2008 Malegaon blasts.

July 5,2018

Politics

‘Big victory for Delhi and democracy’

Senior Advocate Indira Jaising termed the verdict as an exemplary demonstration of a constitutional courts functioning, with the five judges reinforcing ‘democratic rights’ and the ‘people’s sovereignty’.

July 4,2018

Democracy and Rule of Law

SC restores powers of Delhi government

While CJI Dipak Misra, Justices Khanwilkar and Sikri insisted on ‘collaborative federal structure’, Justice Chandrachud underlined the importance of ‘constitutional morality’.

July 4,2018

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