377 IPC: Centre has ‘no opinion’, let the Supreme Court do its work!

377 IPC: Centre has ‘no opinion’, let the Supreme Court do its work!

While the Supreme Court continues to hear arguments for the reading down of the archaic Section 377 of the Indian penal code, the Narendra Modi government has chosen to sit on the fence. It has left it to the “wisdom” of the Supreme Court the question whether consensual non-heterosexual relations should be decriminalised. “That so […]

What the 377 judgement will mean ….

What the 377 judgement will mean ….

Yesterday evening, a long-lost friend called me up, out of the blue. The very first thing he asked me was, “How do you think the judgement in the 377 case will go?” I answered that I was trying not to think about it. I am yet to get over the brazen way in which a […]

Khaps’ ‘intrusions’ into inter-caste, interfaith marriages illegal :SC

Khaps’ ‘intrusions’ into inter-caste, interfaith marriages illegal :SC

New Delhi, Mar 27 : The Supreme Court today banned any interference by illegal assemblies like ‘khap panchayats’ into their marriages, terming the intrusions as “absolutely illegal.” This comes as a response to incidents of interference by these bodies in inter-caste and inter-religious marriages. A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and justices A M […]

Aadhar linking date extended till SC delivers verdict

Aadhar linking date extended till SC delivers verdict

New Delhi, Mar 13  The Supreme Court on Tuesday extended the March 31 deadline for linking Aadhaar with various services till the five-judge constitution bench delivers its judgement on petitions challenging the validity of the biometric scheme and the enabling law. Basically it’s an issue with a lot of angles that need to be considered, […]

SC to examine 157-yr-old law on adultery punishing only men

SC to examine 157-yr-old law on adultery punishing only men

New Delhi, Dec 8 (PTI) The Supreme Court today agreed to examine the constitutional validity of a colonial era law on adultery which punishes only the man even though the woman, with whom he has had consensual sex, may be an equal partner. The top court also said if the husband gives consent for sexual […]

Gram Panchayat certificates no proof of citizenship: SC

Gram Panchayat certificates no proof of citizenship: SC

New Delhi, :A certificate of residency issued by the gram panchayat is not a document of citizenship and is “meaningless” unless supported by some other valid record to make a claim for inclusion in the National Register of Citizenship (NRC), the Supreme Court said today(Nov 22). A bench of Justices Ranjan Gogoi and R F […]

Supreme Court upholds Freedom of Expression

Supreme Court upholds Freedom of Expression

New Delhi: The Supreme Court has dismissed a petition seeking a stay on a film on Arvind Kejriwal, saying “freedom of speech and expression is sacrosanct and the said right should not be ordinarily interfered with” by courts. Petitioner Nachiketa Walhekar had said that ‘An Insignificant Man’, which portrays Kejriwal’s rise from common man to […]

SC frowns on Govt’s ‘Aadhar’ for Coercion

SC frowns on Govt’s ‘Aadhar’ for Coercion

New Delhi: The Supreme Court has asked the Centre to clarify on Monday that no coercive steps will be taken to make Aadhaar mandatory till a constitution bench rules on the scheme’s validity. The directive came in spite of the Centre seeking to assuage concerns by extending the deadline for linking the Aadhaar number to […]

Right to Privacy upheld by Supreme Court

Right to Privacy upheld by Supreme Court

New Delhi: The right to privacy of an individual is a natural, cherished, inseparable and inalienable right which is born with a human being and extinguishes with it, the Supreme Court said today. The landmark verdict of the Supreme Court declaring Right to Privacy as a fundamental right was today welcomed by jurists and senior […]

Delay in execution is dehumanizing, says SC

Delay in execution is dehumanizing, says SC

New Delhi :Delay in the execution of a death row convict after his capital punishment has been confirmed by the highest judicial forum, torments the prisoner, has a dehumanising effect on him and violates the law, the Delhi High Court has said. “As between funeral fire and mental worry, it is the latter which is […]

How can ‘sinful’ triple talaq be a matter of faith? asks SC

How can ‘sinful’ triple talaq be a matter of faith? asks SC

New Delhi:  The Supreme Court (May 18) asked Muslim bodies how can a practice like triple talaq be a matter of “faith” when they have been asserting that it is “patriarchal”, “bad in theology” and “sinful”. A five-judge Constitution bench headed by Chief Justice J S Khehar also reserved its verdict on a clutch of […]

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