Case update

Case update

Govt not sharing FB reply on Cambridge Analytica

The letter raised questions about whether the data of Indian users was compromised by Cambridge Analytica or any other of its downstream entities, and the manner in which it occurred.

July 20,2018

Health Rights

Earmark beds for the poor: SC

The Bench of Justices Arun Mishra and Uday Umesh Lalit referred to the recommendations made by the Committee headed by Justice AS Qureshi which suggested the reserving beds for the provision of free treatment to the people from the economically weaker sections of the society in the private hospitals that were allotted land on concessional rates in Delhi.

July 19,2018

Law and Religion

‘A form of untouchability in Sabarimala’

Jaising submitted that the ban on women's entry inside the temple is based upon sex alone, and the discrimination is solely based off physiological factors. She further argued that menstruating women being categorised as a different class is unconstitutional as it lacks constitutional morality.

July 18,2018

Case update

Sabarimala: Read Indira Jaising's written submissions

Jaising ​ emphasises​ on harmonious interpretation of constitutional provisions, that is, Articles 14, 15, 25 and 26 of the Constitution and stated that the right to manage the affairs in the matter of religion does not encompass the right to ban entry inside a temple.

July 17,2018

Case update

Enact separate law for lynching: SC

The CJI bench highlighted the threat posed by ‘frenzied mobs across the country instigated by intolerance and misinformed by circulation of fake news and false stories’, while chastising aggravating phenomena such as ‘bystander apathy, numbness of the mute spectators of the scene of the crime, inertia of the law enforcing machinery to prevent such crimes … and grandstanding of the incident by the perpetrators of the crimes including in the social media’.

July 17,2018

Case update

RTI reply contradicts Times of India’s claim

The President Secretariat has confirmed in response to an RTI application that there is no such correspondence, information and knowledge available with the President’s Secretariat with regard to the alleged harassment meted out to President of India, Ram Nath Kovind and his wife, on the part of servitors of Puri Jagannath Temple.

July 16,2018

Women's rights

Parents’ ‘concern’ cannot override fundamental rights: Patna HC

The High Court elaborated on the Supreme Court’s ruling in the Hadiya case which had upheld the liberty of the girl to choose a partner of her own choice as well as to move freely and make her own decisions.

July 13,2018

Independence of judiciary

RTI reply: Justice Shukla writes to President

CPIO decided to withhold the copy of letter stating that information requested by the RTI applicant related to personal information and therefore, it couldn’t be provided under section 8(1)(j) of the RTI Act, 2005.

July 12,2018

Case update

Lynching: Read Jaising’s written submissions

The submissions by Jaising, drafted by Warisha and Shadan Farasat (and team) trace the history of lynching from the time when it was prevalent in the United States as a measure to impose segregation and subordination of African Americans to what’s happening now in India against mainly Muslims and Dalits.

July 11,2018

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

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

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

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