Advocate Ashima Mandala tells The Leaflet about her public interest petition seeking community kitchens to feed the poor in India
The judgment comments on sub judice matters; goes beyond the parameters of its own review powers
Strong dissent by Justices Chandrachud and Nariman regarding reference to larger bench
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
Senior advocate Indira Jaising appeared for the petitioners who submitted that UGC regulations against caste discrimination on campuses aren't being implemented in letter and spirit
Affirming that the right to access the internet is a fundamental right, the court struck down rules framed by a college which prohibited inmates of the girls’ hostel from using their mobile phones between 6 pm and 10 pm.
Reminiscent of India, the stolen documents argument sets an “especially dangerous precedent for journalists, who routinely violate foreign secrecy laws to deliver information vital to the public’s interest”.