CBI Director Alok Verma Reinstated by The Supreme court

CBI Director Alok Verma Reinstated by The Supreme court

On Tuesday The Supreme Court reinstituted CBI (Central Bureau of Investigation) Director Alok Kumar Verma, setting aside the Centre’s decision to divest him of his powers. Though he has been restrained from taking any major policy decision till the CVC (Central Vigilance Commission) investigation into corruption charges against him is over. The apex court said […]

Govt cocks a snook at SC with new Aadhar Amendment Bill

Govt cocks a snook at SC with new Aadhar Amendment Bill

The Union government on Wednesday ( Jan 2) introduced amendments to the Aadhaar law in a move that is widely seen as an attempt to circumvent the Supreme Court’s September verdict that restricted the bio-metric identification usage and ease the way for commercial exploitation of biometric data. The Aadhaar and Other Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2018, […]

खतना की प्रथा, मानवाधिकार का उल्लंघन : सुप्रीम कोर्ट

खतना की प्रथा, मानवाधिकार का उल्लंघन : सुप्रीम कोर्ट

दाऊदी बोहरा मुस्लिम समुदाय, शिया मुसलमानों माने जाते हैं| यह समुदाय मुस्लिम महिलाओँ के खतना को एक धार्मिक परंपरा मानता है| सुप्रीम कोर्ट ने दाऊदी बोहरा मुस्लिम समाज में आम रिवाज के रूप में प्रचलित इस इस्लामी प्रक्रिया पर रोक लगाने वाली याचिका पर केरल और तेलंगाना सरकारों को भी नोटिस जारी किया था| याचिकाकर्ता […]

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 […]

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