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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 […]

SC asks Gujarat Court to hurry up and record evidence against Asaram

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SC asks Gujarat Court to hurry up and record evidence against Asaram

New Delhi, Apr 12:  The Supreme Court today asked a Gujarat trial court to expedite recording of evidence of prosecution witnesses in a sexual assault case lodged by two Surat-based sisters against self-styled godman Asaram. A bench comprising Chief Justice J S Khehar and Justices DY Chandrachud and S K Kaul asked the Surat trial […]

Protect Witnesses appearing against Asaram: Supreme Court

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Protect Witnesses appearing against Asaram: Supreme Court

New Delhi, Mar 24: Questioning the failures of Haryana and Uttar Pradesh in implementing the witness protection schemes till now, the Supreme Court today asked them to give security to the witnesses in rape cases against Asaram. “It’s high time now, why are you not implementing the witness protection scheme. The witnesses in criminal cases […]

Supreme Court urges Amicable Resolution to Ram Mandir Issue

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Supreme Court urges Amicable Resolution to Ram Mandir Issue

New Delhi :  The Supreme Court today (March 21) said fresh attempts must be made by all parties concerned to find a solution to the Ayodhya temple dispute which is a “sensitive” and “sentimental matter”. A bench headed by Chief Justice J S Khehar said that such religious issues can be solved through negotiations and […]

Viewers needn’t stand to National Anthem sung in films

Viewers needn’t stand to National Anthem sung in films

New Delhi, The Supreme Court  clarified that the audience need not stand when the National Anthem is played as a part of the storyline of a film, newsreel or documentary (Feb 14). A bench of Justices Dipak Misra and R Banumathi made this clear after one of the petitioners said that the apex court should […]

Woman has the choice to have baby or not, says SC Judge

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Woman has the choice to have baby or not, says SC Judge

New Delhi: It is the woman’s “choice” to either have a baby, or abort or prevent pregnancy. It is her right. says Supreme Court judge A K Sikri. The judge was  speaking on the state of affairs relating to women’s reproductive rights and the dominant role played by the menfolk and the family in imposing their […]

Parliament should debate on ‘enemy property’ issue:  SC

Parliament should debate on ‘enemy property’ issue: SC

New Delhi : While enemy property should go to the State, what constitutes ‘enemy property’ is a sensitive issue and it is for Parliament and not the court to debate the issue, the Supreme Court today said (Feb 6). A bench comprising Chief Justice J S Khehar and Justice N V Ramana said that it […]

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