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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 […]

Most Christians say Civil Law, not Church has the final word for Divorce

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Most Christians say Civil Law, not Church has the final word for Divorce

New Delhi: The stand is clear. If Maulvis cannot grant legally valid divorces, neither can Church authorities. Most Christians believe that it’s an academic question.  They maintain that civil laws passed by parliament cannot be overshadowed by personal laws. Civil Court is greater than church Court. But, some ask, if religious marriages are accepted as […]

Supreme Court says Stray Dogs have a Right to Life

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Supreme Court says Stray Dogs have a Right to Life

New Delhi: It may be a dog’s life, but he’s got a right to live it! Culling and extermination are two different things, so stop bitching about being bitten by carnivorous canines! “Stray dogs have a right to live,” was how the Supreme Court reacted sharply today when a submission was made that such canines […]

Supreme Court bans Liquor shops on National, State Highways

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Supreme Court bans Liquor shops on National, State Highways

New Delhi: No  more beer in the pubs along the national highway! The Supreme Court has ordered all liquor shops along National and State Highways closed. Now, Shillong bound travellers, no longer can you stagger in to Stagger Inn to slake your thirsty tonsils with a cool draught of chilled beer! The Supreme Court on […]

SC modifies National Anthem order

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SC modifies National Anthem order

New Delhi: The Supreme Court (Dec 9) modified its order on the National Anthem and exempted physically handicapped persons from standing before screening of a movie in cinema halls across the nation, says a PTI report. It also clarified that doors of theatres need not be bolted when the National Anthem is played. The order was […]

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