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“Living Together Is Not A Compulsory Exercise”: SC Dissolved Marriage Under Article 142

“Living Together Is Not A Compulsory Exercise”: SC Dissolved Marriage Under Article 142

Supreme Court on Monday dissolved a two decade long marriage which was never consummated. It was found that the couple never lived together even for a day and also noted that there was a crash landing

Two Girl Students Thrashed, Paraded by Teacher Over Suspicion of Being Lesbians: Homophobic Bullying

Two Girl Students Thrashed, Paraded by Teacher Over Suspicion of Being Lesbians: Homophobic Bullying

In a shocking incident reported in a Meerut school, a school teacher allegedly thrashed and then paraded two girl students across the school over the suspicion of them being in a homosexual relationsh

Bombay Court Temporarily Banned “Selmon Bhoi” Game Allegedly Based On Salman Khan’s Hit & Run Case

Bombay Court Temporarily Banned “Selmon Bhoi” Game Allegedly Based On Salman Khan’s Hit & Run Case

Granting interim relief to the Bollywood actor Salman Khan, the Bombay Civil Court has ordered temporary restraint on access to the “Selmon Bhoi” video game, allegedly based on the 2002 hi

Doesn’t Respect Apex Court and Testing Our Patience!: Supreme Court Raps Centre Over Delay In Filling Up Tribunal Vacancies

Doesn’t Respect Apex Court and Testing Our Patience!: Supreme Court Raps Centre Over Delay In Filling Up Tribunal Vacancies

Supreme Court on Monday rapped the Centre government over complete inaction for filling up the vacancies in Tribunals. The three-judge bench also came down heavily for enacting the Tribunals Reforms A

Near Total Abortion Ban: US Supreme Court Declines To Block Texas 6 Week Abortion Ban

Near Total Abortion Ban: US Supreme Court Declines To Block Texas 6 Week Abortion Ban

Considered to be a blow to the 1973 Supreme Court’s landmark judgment (Roe v. Wade), US Supreme Court late Wednesday declined to block the extreme Texas 6 week abortion ban with a 5-4 vote. The

Asking Sperm Donor’s Name Violates Right To Privacy, Liberty, and Dignity of Single/Unwed Mother: Kerala High Court

Asking Sperm Donor’s Name Violates Right To Privacy, Liberty, and Dignity of Single/Unwed Mother: Kerala High Court

In a landmark judgment, Kerala High Court noted that requirement to furnish father’s name to register the birth or death of children conceived through the Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART), l

Forced Sex Which Allegedly Led To Waist Down Paralysis Unfortunate, But Cannot Say Illegal: Husband Got Pre-Arrest Bail

Forced Sex Which Allegedly Led To Waist Down Paralysis Unfortunate, But Cannot Say Illegal: Husband Got Pre-Arrest Bail

An Additional Sessions judge Sanjashree J Gharat of Mumbai session court noted that the grievance of a woman who had accused her husband of committing sexual intercourse with her against her will does

Widowed or Divorced Daughter Entitled To Pension Benefits Under Freedom Fighter Pension Scheme: Delhi HC

Widowed or Divorced Daughter Entitled To Pension Benefits Under Freedom Fighter Pension Scheme: Delhi HC

Setting aside a Central government order, Delhi High Court noted that a widowed daughter is also entitled to dependent pension benefits when satisfying other conditions of the scheme. As per the Centr

Caste Overshadowed Talent and Sacrifices: Hockey Player Vandana Kataria’s Family Faces Casteist Slur

Caste Overshadowed Talent and Sacrifices: Hockey Player Vandana Kataria’s Family Faces Casteist Slur

Making the whole country proud in Tokyo Olympics 2021 by becoming the first Indian woman to score a hat-trick at Olympics was not enough for some. The player lost her father three months back. But cou

9-Year Old Dalit Girl Allegedly Raped, Murdered, Forcibly Cremated By Priest and Three Others: #JusticeforDelhiCanttGirl

9-Year Old Dalit Girl Allegedly Raped, Murdered, Forcibly Cremated By Priest and Three Others: #JusticeforDelhiCanttGirl

Hathras horror has been repeated again in the Delhi Cantonment in southwest Delhi. A nine-year-old Dalit girl has been allegedly gang-raped by a priest and three others. The brutality didn’t end

Pseudo Feminism, Misandry, and Significance of Article 14: Lucknow Cab Driver Mercilessly Assaulted By Woman

Pseudo Feminism, Misandry, and Significance of Article 14: Lucknow Cab Driver Mercilessly Assaulted By Woman

A video of a woman slapping a cab driver Sadahat Ali in Lucknow is doing rounds on the internet. The video led to furore and #arrestlucknowgirl is trending on Twitter. Netizens have been demanding an

Karnataka Becomes First Indian State To Provide Reservation for Transgender Community in Govt Jobs

Karnataka Becomes First Indian State To Provide Reservation for Transgender Community in Govt Jobs

Karnataka government informed the Karnataka High Court about providing 1 percent horizontal reservation in all general as well as reserve categories for the third gender. With that, Karnataka becomes

A Pocket Spy: All You Need To Know About Project Pegasus

A Pocket Spy: All You Need To Know About Project Pegasus

After Paris-based journalism nonprofit Forbidden Stories and Amnesty International allegedly accessed a leaked database of thousands of telephone numbers, they shared it with 17 global media organizat

No Government Job, No Increments For Violators: Two Child Policy In UP

No Government Job, No Increments For Violators: Two Child Policy In UP

On Friday, the Uttar Pradesh State Law Commission released the first draft of the population control bill on its official website and has sought suggestions from the public till July 19, 2021. The dra

Uniform Civil Code: Need For A Common Law For All

Uniform Civil Code: Need For A Common Law For All

Underlining the dire need to have a Uniform Civil Code, Delhi High Court on Wednesday noted that the youth belonging to different communities, tribes, castes, or religions who solemnise their marriage

Custodial Murder or Natural Death: RIP Father Stan Swamy (1937-2021)

Custodial Murder or Natural Death: RIP Father Stan Swamy (1937-2021)

After a long wait for bail, 84-years old Stan Swamy took his last breath on Monday and left behind multiple questions for all of us. Some titled it a foretold custodial murder, some called it a miscar

Life Imprisonment More Severe Than Death Penalty: Madras High Court

Life Imprisonment More Severe Than Death Penalty: Madras High Court

Madras High Court modified a death sentence to one of life imprisonment to an appellant who was convicted of murdering his mother, wife, and two children before allegedly attempting suicide. He blamed

Justice for George Floyd: Derek Chauvin Sentenced To 22.5 Years In Prison

Justice for George Floyd: Derek Chauvin Sentenced To 22.5 Years In Prison

On Friday, former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin has been sentenced to 22 years and six months in prison. He was convicted of killing an African-American man George Floyd in Minneapolis in M

Perform Another Autopsy If Needed: Telangana HC Ordered Judicial Inquiry Into Dalit Woman Custodial Death

Perform Another Autopsy If Needed: Telangana HC Ordered Judicial Inquiry Into Dalit Woman Custodial Death

Telangana High Court on Thursday ordered a judicial first class magistrate of Alair town to conduct a probe into the death of a Dalit woman in police custody allegedly due to brutal torture. An inspec

Housing Rights Or Environment Protection: Over 1 lakh Khori Slum Dwellers Will Turn Homeless Following SC’s Demolition Order

Housing Rights Or Environment Protection: Over 1 lakh Khori Slum Dwellers Will Turn Homeless Following SC’s Demolition Order

A Supreme Court June 7 order has left environmentalists and human rights activists bewildered after it ordered the demolition of over 10,000 houses in Khori village, a slum located on the Delhi-Haryan

“Mother Died, Rights As A Journalist Violated”: Journalist Siddique Kappan Bail Plea Adjourned till July 5

“Mother Died, Rights As A Journalist Violated”: Journalist Siddique Kappan Bail Plea Adjourned till July 5

Mathura local court has adjourned the bail plea of Kerala-based journalist Siddique Kappan to July 5 for serving of copy, reply, and arguments. Siddique’s counsel requested his bail citing the d

West Bengal Post Poll Violence Updates: NHRC Constituted 7-Member Committee To Examine Victims’ Complaints

West Bengal Post Poll Violence Updates: NHRC Constituted 7-Member Committee To Examine Victims’ Complaints

National Human Rights Commission chairperson and retired Supreme Court judge Arun Mishra on Monday constituted a seven member committee to probe the complaints of the victims of West Bengal post poll

Is UAPA Being Misused to Brand Dissenting Citizens as “Terrorists”?: Delhi Police Moves SC Challenging Student Activists’ Bail

Is UAPA Being Misused to Brand Dissenting Citizens as “Terrorists”?: Delhi Police Moves SC Challenging Student Activists’ Bail

Delhi police has moved Supreme Court challenging Delhi High Court order dated June 15 where the court has granted bail to the three UAPA accused – Asif Iqbal Tanha, Natasha Narwal and Devangana Kali

“How Could an Elected Government with Over 300 Seats in Lok Sabha Be Troubled by Me?”: Cartoonist Manjul

“How Could an Elected Government with Over 300 Seats in Lok Sabha Be Troubled by Me?”: Cartoonist Manjul

Four days after popular political cartoonist Manjul received a notice from Twitter, he was suspended by Reliance Industries Limited owned Network 18. He was served notice after Twitter received a lega

Free Covid Vaccination For All: PM Nadrendra Modi Revised Vaccination Policy

Free Covid Vaccination For All: PM Nadrendra Modi Revised Vaccination Policy

On Monday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the significant revisions that the Centre government has made in the Covid vaccination policy. “Today, it has been decided that the Centre will

Society and My Upbringing Have Always Treated ‘Homosexual’, ‘Gay’, ‘Lesbian’ as Anathema: Justice Anand Venkatesh

Society and My Upbringing Have Always Treated ‘Homosexual’, ‘Gay’, ‘Lesbian’ as Anathema: Justice Anand Venkatesh

Madras High Court has issued certain guidelines to protect the LGBTQIA+ community from harassment and discrimination. The court has also stated that strict action will be taken against those found to

Fine Line Between Freedom of Speech and Social Media Trial: Rapper MC Kode Missing

Fine Line Between Freedom of Speech and Social Media Trial: Rapper MC Kode Missing

An eminent name in the capital’s underground hip-hop circuit and one of the founders of Spit Dope Inc, MC Kode aka Aditya Tiwari has been missing since June 1 after he was brutally trolled on all th

Why Pakistani Minority Migrants Are Deprived Of Covid-19 Vaccination: Rajasthan High Court

Why Pakistani Minority Migrants Are Deprived Of Covid-19 Vaccination: Rajasthan High Court

Rajasthan High Court on Thursday sought an explanation from the Rajasthan government as to why it is not considering the Pakistani minority migrants, who are not having prescribed identity cards, elig

“Wake Up, Smell the Coffee, And See What’s Happening Across The Country”: SC Grills Centre Over Vaccine Policy

“Wake Up, Smell the Coffee, And See What’s Happening Across The Country”: SC Grills Centre Over Vaccine Policy

Supreme Court on Monday came down heavily on the Centre over the dual pricing of Covid-19 vaccination in different parts of the country. The apex court also questioned the rationale behind letting sta

“Better Facilities In Jail”: 21 Prisoners In UP Refused Parole

“Better Facilities In Jail”: 21 Prisoners In UP Refused Parole

In a bizarre incident, over 21 convicts lodged in various jails in Uttar Pradesh have refused to avail parole citing the reason that they feel safer inside the prison. Supreme Court had issued directi

“Providing Night Shelters To Urban Homeless Amid Covid -19 Is Critical”: Karnataka High Court

“Providing Night Shelters To Urban Homeless Amid Covid -19 Is Critical”: Karnataka High Court

Karnataka High Court on Wednesday noted that it is extremely critical to provide night shelters to the homeless people in urban areas amid the second wave of Covid-19. The division bench of Chief Just

Over 2000 Women Lawyers Urges CJI NV Ramana to Take Cognizance of West Bengal Post Poll Violence

Over 2000 Women Lawyers Urges CJI NV Ramana to Take Cognizance of West Bengal Post Poll Violence

2093 women lawyers wrote to CJI NV Ramana to take cognizance of the alleged post poll violence in West Bengal. The women advocates have sought directions to constitute a Special Investigation Team to

“Validity of the Marriage Cannot Be Ground for Denial of Police Protection to Couple Who Face Threat”: Punjab and Haryana High Court

“Validity of the Marriage Cannot Be Ground for Denial of Police Protection to Couple Who Face Threat”: Punjab and Haryana High Court

While hearing a plea filed by an interfaith couple, Punjab and Haryana High Court has opined that dispute regarding the validity of marriage cannot be a ground for denial of protection to the couple f

“Role Of Media Important For Information Dissemination”: SC To Launch Virtual Links App for Journalists

“Role Of Media Important For Information Dissemination”: SC To Launch Virtual Links App for Journalists

Considering the hard work and challenges of the media persons, the Supreme Court on Thursday announced the launch of a mobile application for the journalists through which they can report the virtual

Over 100 Corpses Found Floating in Ganga River; Allahabad HC Seeks Covid Testing Stats of 5 Districts from March 31st

Over 100 Corpses Found Floating in Ganga River; Allahabad HC Seeks Covid Testing Stats of 5 Districts from March 31st

Shocking visuals of half-burnt and decomposed bodies floating in the Ganga river triggered panic among the residents. The dead bodies are discovered at various places of Uttar Pradesh. 71 bodies have

“No Patient Should Be Denied Hospitalisation, Medicines For Lack of Residential Proof”: SC to Centre, States

“No Patient Should Be Denied Hospitalisation, Medicines For Lack of Residential Proof”: SC to Centre, States

Taking note of the ill-treatment that people are encountering in other states, the Supreme Court has warned the Centre and States that no patient should be denied hospitalization or essential drugs in

Despite Teacher Union’s Request, SC Allows Rural UP Polls Counting on Sunday: Over 700 Teachers Died on Poll Duty

Despite Teacher Union’s Request, SC Allows Rural UP Polls Counting on Sunday: Over 700 Teachers Died on Poll Duty

WE HAVE TAKEN A DECISION TO GO AHEAD — EC to Supreme Court Following the Election Commission assurance, the Supreme Court has allowed the counting of votes on Sunday. The apex court also raised the

Don’t Clamp Down on SOS Covid-19 Messages on Social Media: SC Warns Centre, States

Don’t Clamp Down on SOS Covid-19 Messages on Social Media: SC Warns Centre, States

Supreme Court on Friday made it clear that citizens who are using social media to raise their concerns and requirements should not face any backlash from the police. The court stated that it will trea

Cops Snatched Oxygen Cylinder from Son Begging for Mother’s Life; ADG Orders Probe

Cops Snatched Oxygen Cylinder from Son Begging for Mother’s Life; ADG Orders Probe

On Thursday, a video broke everyone’s heart where a son can be seen kneeling down and begging for an oxygen cylinder that he had somehow arranged for his mother. A group of policemen forcibly to

“Election Commission Should Probably be Booked for Murder”: Madras HC Held EC Responsible for Covid Crisis

“Election Commission Should Probably be Booked for Murder”: Madras HC Held EC Responsible for Covid Crisis

Madras High Court came down heavily on the Election Commission of India for the surge in Covid-19 cases while commenting that the Election Commission officials should be tried for murder charges for i

SCBA Opposed SC’s Order to Transfer Covid Matters from High Courts to Itself, Called It Unjustified

SCBA Opposed SC’s Order to Transfer Covid Matters from High Courts to Itself, Called It Unjustified

The Supreme Court Bar Association has moved the Supreme Court against its Thursday order directing the transfer of the matters related to Covid to itself while High Courts are already hearing the matt

Assistance to Senior Citizens Must during Pandemic: Karnataka HC

Assistance to Senior Citizens Must during Pandemic: Karnataka HC

Karnataka High Court directed the State government to issue circulars to ensure timely assistance and medical relief for the elderly citizens during this prevailing pandemic situation. The High Court

SC Seeks National Policy on Covid-19 Management, Appoints Harish Salve as Amicus Curiae

SC Seeks National Policy on Covid-19 Management, Appoints Harish Salve as Amicus Curiae

Supreme Court bench headed by Chief Justice of India SA Bobde has taken suo moto cognizance of the current Covid emergency and has issued the notice. SC has appointed Senior Advocate Harish Salve as t

“Beg, Borrow, or Steal, It’s Your Job to Arrange Oxygen: Delhi HC Slammed Centre

“Beg, Borrow, or Steal, It’s Your Job to Arrange Oxygen: Delhi HC Slammed Centre

“BEG, BORROW OR STEAL. IT IS A NATIONAL EMERGENCY” — Delhi High Court Taking note of the grim Covid situation, Delhi High Court came down heavily on the Centre government over the poor respo

SC Activates Article 224A of Indian Constitution to Appoint Retired Judges as Ad Hoc Judges

SC Activates Article 224A of Indian Constitution to Appoint Retired Judges as Ad Hoc Judges

Supreme Court has given life to Article 224A of the Indian Constitution that had been dormant for the past 58 years. The apex court allowed the Chief Justices of all High Courts to appoint the retired

“Don’t Divert Oxygen Supplies Marked for Delhi”: HC Issued Contempt Notice to M/s INOX

“Don’t Divert Oxygen Supplies Marked for Delhi”: HC Issued Contempt Notice to M/s INOX

Taking note of the grim situation, Delhi High Court has issued a contempt notice to the oxygen manufacturer M/s INOX for not complying with its earlier order to supply the oxygen to Delhi. The manufac

Blatant Violation of COVID SOP in Kumbh Mela and Election Campaigns: Plea in SC to Stop Mass Gatherings

Blatant Violation of COVID SOP in Kumbh Mela and Election Campaigns: Plea in SC to Stop Mass Gatherings

A Public Interest Litigation has been filed in Supreme Court seeking directions to stop the mass gatherings at Kumbh Mela in Haridwar, Uttrakhand. The petitioner has also sought directions to the Elec

Take Strict Action against Hospitals Turning Down Covid Patients under Epidemic Act: UP CM Yogi Adityanath

Take Strict Action against Hospitals Turning Down Covid Patients under Epidemic Act: UP CM Yogi Adityanath

Taking note of the medical negligence reported in several cases, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has ordered that cases under Epidemic Act will be registered against any hospital which tu

Bombay HC Denies Ramadan Mass Prayers at Mumbai Mosque

Bombay HC Denies Ramadan Mass Prayers at Mumbai Mosque

Bombay High Court on Wednesday refused to grant permission to Jama Masjid Mosque Trust to allow people to offer Namaz at the mosque in South Mumbai during the period of Ramadan. The bench cited the re

Forced to Lick Spit and Drink Urine, Panchayat in Gaya Tortured Dalit Man over Love Affair

Forced to Lick Spit and Drink Urine, Panchayat in Gaya Tortured Dalit Man over Love Affair

In a shameful and inhumane incident, a Dalit man was tortured for eloping with a woman he loves. He was forced to lick the spit and drink urine by the village Panchayat. The incident was reported in t

Supreme Court Dismisses Plea Seeking Removal of 26 Verses of Holy Quran Alleging it of Promoting Terror

Supreme Court Dismisses Plea Seeking Removal of 26 Verses of Holy Quran Alleging it of Promoting Terror

Supreme Court on Monday dismissed a writ petition filed by the former chief of Uttar Pradesh Shia Central Waqf Board Waseem Rizvi seeking removal of 26 verses from Quran alleging it of promoting terro

“Person above 18 Years Free to Choose Religion of His/Her Choice”: Supreme Court

“Person above 18 Years Free to Choose Religion of His/Her Choice”: Supreme Court

Refusing to entertain a public interest litigation of a BJP leader, Supreme Court noted that a person above the age of 18 years is free to choose a religion of his or her choice. The petitioner had so

“India Can’t be a Capital for all Illegal Migrants of the World”: Centre to SC over Rohingya’s Deportation from J&K

“India Can’t be a Capital for all Illegal Migrants of the World”: Centre to SC over Rohingya’s Deportation from J&K

Supreme Court on Thursday denied granting any relief to the Rohingya refugees who are detained in Jammu and Kashmir. The court stated that Rohingyas shall not be deported to Myanmar without following

Delhi HC Issues Notice to Centre, EC over Plea Seeking Compulsory Masking during Election Campaigns

Delhi HC Issues Notice to Centre, EC over Plea Seeking Compulsory Masking during Election Campaigns

Delhi High Court has issued notice to the Centre government and Election Commission over a plea seeking directions to make wearing masks compulsory during the election campaigns. The matter will now b

“Municipal Commissioners Should be Booked for Deaths during Manual Scavenging”: Madras High Court

“Municipal Commissioners Should be Booked for Deaths during Manual Scavenging”: Madras High Court

Madras High Court on Wednesday came down heavily on the Tamil Nadu government while stating that the municipal commissioners should be booked for culpable homicide in case of any death in the future d

Madras HC Ordered Exhumation and Reburial of Covid-19 Victim Dr Simon after 11 Months

Madras HC Ordered Exhumation and Reburial of Covid-19 Victim Dr Simon after 11 Months

Allowing the petition of the deceased’s wife, Madras High Court on Wednesday directed the Chennai Corporation to exhume the body of Dr. Simon Hercules and rebury at the Kilpauk Cemetery after 11

“SAD DAY FOR INDIAN DEMOCRACY”: Arvind Kejriwal led AAP Govt Likely to Move SC against GNCTD Amendment Bill

“SAD DAY FOR INDIAN DEMOCRACY”: Arvind Kejriwal led AAP Govt Likely to Move SC against GNCTD Amendment Bill

Even amid uproar by the opposition leaders, Rajya Sabha passed the Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi (Amendment) Bill, 2021. The GNCTD Bill seeks to enhance the powers of Lieutenant Go

SC Dismisses CM Jagan’s Complaint Against Justice NV Ramana

SC Dismisses CM Jagan’s Complaint Against Justice NV Ramana

The Supreme Court has today dismissed a complaint raised by the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh Jagan Mohan Reddy, wherein he alleged that Justice NV Ramana was trying to influence the state judiciar

Supreme Court Stayed Proceedings in All High Courts over Pleas to Regulate OTT Platforms

Supreme Court Stayed Proceedings in All High Courts over Pleas to Regulate OTT Platforms

Supreme Court on Tuesday stayed all the proceedings that are pending before several High Courts of India on the petitions filed in connection to the regulation of the over-the-top (OTT) platforms. Sol

Groom’s Father Sued Photographer for Loss of Marriage Ritual Videos, Wins 55,000 Compensation

Groom’s Father Sued Photographer for Loss of Marriage Ritual Videos, Wins 55,000 Compensation

Irked over the missing videos of the marriage rituals of his only son, a Bangalorean man sued a professional photographer for damages while stating that marriage is only a once-in-a-lifetime affair. T

Plea in Bombay High Court to Mandate Use of A4 Size Paper for Pleadings in All Courts of Maharashtra

Plea in Bombay High Court to Mandate Use of A4 Size Paper for Pleadings in All Courts of Maharashtra

A petition has been filed in Bombay High Court seeking directions to mandate the use of A4 size paper printed on both sides, for filing all pleadings in the High Court and all other subordinate courts

“For How Many Generations Reservations will Continue”: SC

“For How Many Generations Reservations will Continue”: SC

Supreme Court on Friday sought to know that for how many generations would reservations in jobs and education continue in connection to the Maratha quota case. The bench also raised concerns over R

Punjab And Haryana High Court Allows Registration of Marriage Via Video Conferencing

Punjab And Haryana High Court Allows Registration of Marriage Via Video Conferencing

The Punjab and Haryana High Court has recently overruled a single-bench judgment and allowed the registration of marriage of a couple through the video-conferencing facility. The bench comprising of J

BJP MLA To Deposit 5 Lakh Security to Hear PIL On Covid Medicines

BJP MLA To Deposit 5 Lakh Security to Hear PIL On Covid Medicines

The Bombay High Court has recently directed a BJP MLA Ashish Shelar to pay a security deposit of Rs 5 Lakh within 7 days, after the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has raised objections to a

Delhi HC Issues Notice In Prashant Bhushan’s Plea Against Rule Barring Lawyers From Appearing For Organisations They Are Part Of

Delhi HC Issues Notice In Prashant Bhushan’s Plea Against Rule Barring Lawyers From Appearing For Organisations They Are Part Of

On Monday, the Delhi High Court has sought responses from the Bar Council of Delhi and the Bar Council of India, in a plea by advocate Prashant Bhushan, who challenged a rule that prevents lawyers fro

“Govt Official Taking Charge of Election Commission is Mockery of Constitution”: Supreme Court

“Govt Official Taking Charge of Election Commission is Mockery of Constitution”: Supreme Court

Supreme Court on Friday noted that the Centre and state governments cannot appoint persons holding government office as election commissioners. The bench led by Justice Rohinton Fali Nariman observed

No Coercive Action against LiveLaw, Kerala HC Issues Notice to Centre over New IT Rules

No Coercive Action against LiveLaw, Kerala HC Issues Notice to Centre over New IT Rules

Kerala High Court has issued a notice to the Centre government over the plea filed by LiveLaw challenging the constitutional validity of the newly introduced Information Technology intermediary rules

Karnataka’s Restrictions On Travel From Kerala Against Union Govt Orders – HC

Karnataka’s Restrictions On Travel From Kerala Against Union Govt Orders – HC

On Tuesday, the Karnataka High Court has rebuked the state government for not modifying the order by which it imposed restrictions on travel from the neighboring state of Kerala. The above observation

Supreme Court Declines Plea Challenging 8-Phase Polls in West Bengal

Supreme Court Declines Plea Challenging 8-Phase Polls in West Bengal

Supreme Court on Tuesday declined the petition challenging the Election Commission’s decision to conduct the assembly polls of West Bengal in eight phases. The bench led by Chief Justice of Indi

We Have Highest Respect For Women; Never Asked Rapist To Marry Victim – CJI SA Bobde

We Have Highest Respect For Women; Never Asked Rapist To Marry Victim – CJI SA Bobde

On the event of International Women’s Day, the Chief Justice of India SA Bobde said that the Supreme Court, as an institution, had the highest respect for womanhood, and recent media reports quoting

Karnataka HC Seeks State’s Response over Death of 2 Manhole Workers and Suicide by Sweeper after Manual Scavenging

Karnataka HC Seeks State’s Response over Death of 2 Manhole Workers and Suicide by Sweeper after Manual Scavenging

Karnataka High Court has directed the state government to file its response over the memo filed in connection to the two deaths of manhole workers and another incident of sweeper committing suicide af

“Whatever Said was Good for Institution, Will Not Lower SC’s Dignity”: AG Venugopal Denied Consent for Initiating Contempt Proceedings against Former CJI Gogoi

“Whatever Said was Good for Institution, Will Not Lower SC’s Dignity”: AG Venugopal Denied Consent for Initiating Contempt Proceedings against Former CJI Gogoi

Attorney General KK Venugopal has refused to give his consent to initiate contempt proceedings against the former Chief Justice of India and Rajya Sabha lawmaker, Ranjan Gogoi over his alleged derogat

Disqualification of Candidates from Work for Wearing Glasses Violates Article 14: Madras High Court

Disqualification of Candidates from Work for Wearing Glasses Violates Article 14: Madras High Court

In a recent judgment, the Madurai bench of Madras High Court observed that a person who has to wear glasses for regular functioning cannot be disqualified from a job on account of poor vision without

Govt Announces New Social Media Guidelines To Curb Its Misuse

Govt Announces New Social Media Guidelines To Curb Its Misuse

On Thursday, the Central Government has announced the all-new Information Technology Rules 2021, which include intermediary guidelines and a digital media ethics code. With this latest development, th

No Extra Chance to the UPSC Candidates Who Already Exhausted October 2020 Attempt: SC

No Extra Chance to the UPSC Candidates Who Already Exhausted October 2020 Attempt: SC

Supreme Court has given its final verdict in connection to the appeal for granting a second attempt to the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) Prelims examination 2021. The court stated that no ext

A Girl is Not Cattle or a Non-Living Thing, But a Living Independent Soul Having Rights: Himachal Pradesh HC

A Girl is Not Cattle or a Non-Living Thing, But a Living Independent Soul Having Rights: Himachal Pradesh HC

Observing that opposing an adult’s right to choose the spouse of their choice over the caste differences is a violation of fundamental rights, Himachal Pradesh High Court stated a girl is neithe

Bombay HC Upheld Bail Granted to Man Accused of ISIS Links

Bombay HC Upheld Bail Granted to Man Accused of ISIS Links

Bombay High Court has upheld the decision of a special NIA court granting bail to Kalyan-based Areeb Majeed who was accused of having links with ISIS. Majeed spent over six years in jail in Arthur Roa

“Right to Shelter Doesn’t Mean Right to Encroach”: Gujarat HC Denied Relief to Slum Dwellers

“Right to Shelter Doesn’t Mean Right to Encroach”: Gujarat HC Denied Relief to Slum Dwellers

Gujarat High Court has directed the state government to formulate new housing policies for the downtrodden strata of the society, or lines of policies for commercial or industrial zones. The bench not

Parties Who Settle Disputes Without Court Intervention Under Section 89 CPC Also Entitled To Refund Of Court Fees – SC

Parties Who Settle Disputes Without Court Intervention Under Section 89 CPC Also Entitled To Refund Of Court Fees – SC

Recently, the top court has held that the parties who agree privately to settle their dispute outside the modes contemplated under Section 89 of the Code of Civil Procedure are also entitled to a refu

“Right to Protest Cannot be Anytime and Everywhere”: SC Dismissed Review Petition against 2020 Shaheen Bagh Ruling

“Right to Protest Cannot be Anytime and Everywhere”: SC Dismissed Review Petition against 2020 Shaheen Bagh Ruling

Supreme Court dismissed a review petition filed by twelve activists against its 2020 ruling in connection to the Shaheen Bagh Protests while observing that the right to protest and express dissent com

After Attaining Puberty, Muslim Girl is at Liberty to Marry Anyone: Punjab and Haryana High Court

After Attaining Puberty, Muslim Girl is at Liberty to Marry Anyone: Punjab and Haryana High Court

Referring to the various literature on Muslim marriages and judgments of the different courts, Punjab and Haryana High Court has noted that a Muslim girl who is less than the age of 18 years and has a

Allahabad HC Reinstated Government Employee Who was Fired for Being Gay

Allahabad HC Reinstated Government Employee Who was Fired for Being Gay

Allahabad High Court reinstated a home guard from Bulandshahr city of Uttar Pradesh to his government job who was fired for being gay in June 2019. The court observed that treating sexual orientation

Farmers’ Tractor Parade Violence: Delhi Police Arrested Actor-Activist Deep Sidhu

Farmers’ Tractor Parade Violence: Delhi Police Arrested Actor-Activist Deep Sidhu

Delhi police have arrested Punjabi actor and singer Deep Sidhu who was one of the main accused in the January 26 Red Fort violence. Delhi special cell unit nabbed him in the Zirakpur area between Chan

Women Protestors of Shaheen Bagh Move SC, Seek Parity with Farm Stir

Women Protestors of Shaheen Bagh Move SC, Seek Parity with Farm Stir

As per sources, the women who protested at Shaheen Bagh against the Citizenship Amendment Act have moved the Supreme Court seeking a joint hearing of the pending review of the October 2020 judgment

Supreme Court Dismisses Petition Seeking President’s Rule in Uttar Pradesh

Supreme Court Dismisses Petition Seeking President’s Rule in Uttar Pradesh

The top court has on Monday dismissed a Public Interest Litigation that sought to impose President’s rule in the State of Uttar Pradesh under Article 356 of the Constitution and dissolving the Yogi

4G Internet Services Restored in Jammu and Kashmir

4G Internet Services Restored in Jammu and Kashmir

After being suspended for almost two years, 4G internet services will finally be restored in the entire Jammu and Kashmir, J&K administration principal secretary Rohit Kansal announced on Twitter,

Supreme Court Grants Ad-Interim Bail to Comedian Munawar Faruqui

Supreme Court Grants Ad-Interim Bail to Comedian Munawar Faruqui

The Supreme Court has on Friday granted ad-interim bail to comedian Munawar Faruqui, in relation to a case registered against him by the Madhya Pradesh Police, for allegedly insulting religious sentim

Delhi Police Refuted Claims of FIR against Greta Thunberg

Delhi Police Refuted Claims of FIR against Greta Thunberg

Following a huge intense social media word war between the supporters and critics of farmers’ protests in the last two days, Delhi police on Thursday lodged an FIR against unnamed persons who ar

No Compensation For Families Of Farmers Who Died During Protests – Centre

No Compensation For Families Of Farmers Who Died During Protests – Centre

On Tuesday, the Central Government informed the Lok Sabha that it will not provide compensation to the bereaved families of those farmers, who lost their lives during protests against the three Farm L

Wife Entitled to Family Pension Even If She Murders Her Husband: Punjab & Haryana High Court

Wife Entitled to Family Pension Even If She Murders Her Husband: Punjab & Haryana High Court

Punjab and Haryana High Court ruled that a wife is entitled to family pension even after she has been convicted of murdering her husband. The court set aside the Haryana government order. “Nobod

‘Jokes Need No Defence’ – Kunal Kamra’s Response to Contempt Notice By SC

‘Jokes Need No Defence’ – Kunal Kamra’s Response to Contempt Notice By SC

Comedian Kunal Kamra has on Thursday filed a counter-affidavit before the Supreme Court, stating that his tweets were not published with the intention of insulting the Court but to draw its attention

Supreme Court Refuses to Entertain UP Govt’s Plea to Transfer Cases Challenging Love-Jihad Ordinance To SC

Supreme Court Refuses to Entertain UP Govt’s Plea to Transfer Cases Challenging Love-Jihad Ordinance To SC

On Monday, the Supreme Court refused to transfer to itself, the petitions filed in the Allahabad High Court challenging the ordinance brought by the Uttar Pradesh government against religious conversi

Father Has No Right over Deceased Son’s Frozen Sperm: Calcutta High Court

Father Has No Right over Deceased Son’s Frozen Sperm: Calcutta High Court

Calcutta High Court refused to entertain a plea filed by the father of a deceased man seeking the right to collect his son’s frozen sperm. The court maintained that the only other person, apart

Varavara Rao’s Medical Report is a ‘Complete Eyewash’, Submits Indira Jaising

Varavara Rao’s Medical Report is a ‘Complete Eyewash’, Submits Indira Jaising

The Maharashtra State government has on Thursday informed the Bombay High Court that the state is willing to shift the 81-year-old Telugu poet Varavara Rao to the prison ward of JJ Hospital, instead o

Gujarat HC Orders Immediate Release of Arrested Interfaith Couple; Says ‘Facts Are Quite Glaring and Also Shocking’

Gujarat HC Orders Immediate Release of Arrested Interfaith Couple; Says ‘Facts Are Quite Glaring and Also Shocking’

On Tuesday, the Gujarat High Court ordered for an immediate release of an interfaith couple, who were arrested on account of their inter-religious marriage The bench comprising of Justices Sonia Gokan

Supreme Court Dismissed Aadhaar Review Pleas in 4:1 Verdict

Supreme Court Dismissed Aadhaar Review Pleas in 4:1 Verdict

In a 4:1 verdict, Supreme Court on Wednesday dismissed the batch of petitions seeking review of its 2018 verdict which declared the Aadhaar Act constitutional and valid with striking down some of its

Paucity of Funds Not an Excuse, Salary is a Fundamental Right: Delhi HC

Paucity of Funds Not an Excuse, Salary is a Fundamental Right: Delhi HC

While hearing a batch of petitions in connection to the non-payment of salaries and pensions to the employees of Municipal Corporations, Delhi High Court has stated that paucity of funds cannot be or

“50% Reservation Restricts Women from Contesting from General Wards”, HC Issued Notice to Haryana over Women’s Plea

“50% Reservation Restricts Women from Contesting from General Wards”, HC Issued Notice to Haryana over Women’s Plea

Punjab and Haryana High Court on Tuesday issued notice of motion to the state of Haryana over a petition challenging Haryana Panchayati Raj (second amendment) Act, 2020 wherein the women candidates ar

Cardiogenic Shock Reason Behind Death of Moradabad Ward Boy, Not “Covaxin”: Health Ministry

Cardiogenic Shock Reason Behind Death of Moradabad Ward Boy, Not “Covaxin”: Health Ministry

The post mortem report of 46 year old Mahipal Singh who died on Sunday evening and had received Coronavirus vaccine shot on Saturday reveals that the death is unrelated to vaccination. It was reported

Tractor Rally on Republic Day – SC Says Entry into Delhi to be Decided by Delhi Police

Tractor Rally on Republic Day – SC Says Entry into Delhi to be Decided by Delhi Police

On Monday, the Supreme Court has held the Delhi Police as the ‘first authority’ to decide as to whether the protesting farmers can be granted entry into the national capital or not. The bench head

Arnab Chat Gate Controversy: NSUI Files Complaint against Arnab Goswami over Released Whatsapp Chats

Arnab Chat Gate Controversy: NSUI Files Complaint against Arnab Goswami over Released Whatsapp Chats

Raising concerns on national security, the National Student Union of India (NSUI), the youth wing of Congress has filed a complaint against Republic TV Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami in connection to t

Activist Saket Gokhale Moves Bombay HC Seeking Publication of Safety and Efficacy of “Covaxin” Trial Results

Activist Saket Gokhale Moves Bombay HC Seeking Publication of Safety and Efficacy of “Covaxin” Trial Results

Lawyer and activist Saket Gokhale has moved Bombay High Court against the Drug Comptroller General of India seeking directions to publicize the information about the safety and efficacy of the Bharat

Unhappy After Not Being Recognized in Civil Dress, Kochi DCP Transferred Woman Constable to Do Punitive Traffic Duty

Unhappy After Not Being Recognized in Civil Dress, Kochi DCP Transferred Woman Constable to Do Punitive Traffic Duty

The decision of City Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Aishwarya Dongre to punish a woman civil police officer (CPO) by transferring her to the traffic duty for two days was highly condemned by the

“Cannot Compromise Farmers’ Interests”; Farmer Leader Bhupinder Mann Opts Out of SC Appointed Committee

“Cannot Compromise Farmers’ Interests”; Farmer Leader Bhupinder Mann Opts Out of SC Appointed Committee

From the official page of Bhartiya Kisan Union, a press statement has been released that the national president of BKU, Bhupinder Singh Mann has recused to be a part of the four-member committee appoi

505 Lawyers Write to CJI SA Bobde Seeking Resumption of Physical Hearings in Supreme Court

505 Lawyers Write to CJI SA Bobde Seeking Resumption of Physical Hearings in Supreme Court

A representation has been moved by Supreme Court lawyers before Chief Justice of India Sharad Arvind Bobde seeking resumption of the physical functioning of the apex court. The representation is writt

Kerala HC Grants Permission to CBI to Continue the Life Mission Probe

Kerala HC Grants Permission to CBI to Continue the Life Mission Probe

Kerala High Court on Tuesday has granted the permission to the central investigation agency CBI to continue the Life Mission scam probe while observing that it is an intelligent scam. The High Court h

Supreme Court Stays Implementation of Three Farm Laws Until Further Orders

Supreme Court Stays Implementation of Three Farm Laws Until Further Orders

On Tuesday, the Supreme Court has stayed the implementation of farm laws until further orders. The bench headed by Chief Justice of India SA Bobde has also set up a four-member committee to break the

Madhya Pradesh Governor Gives Nod to Anti-Conversion Ordinance

Madhya Pradesh Governor Gives Nod to Anti-Conversion Ordinance

On Saturday, Madhya Pradesh Governor Anandiben Patel gave his assent to an ordinance that penalizes religious conversions through fraudulent means including those for the sake of marriage. The Madhya

Mahinder Kaur, Misidentified as “Shaheen Bagh Dadi”, Files Defamation Complaint against Kangana Ranaut

Mahinder Kaur, Misidentified as “Shaheen Bagh Dadi”, Files Defamation Complaint against Kangana Ranaut

Days after Kangana Ranaut was slammed over Twitter for misidentifying an aged woman from Punjab as a protestor in Shaheen Bagh protests and passing some ingenuine remarks, the woman from Punjab, Mahin

Delhi HC Issues Notice to Twitter, YouTube, Facebook for Disclosing Rape Victim Identity

Delhi HC Issues Notice to Twitter, YouTube, Facebook for Disclosing Rape Victim Identity

While hearing a public interest litigation, Delhi High Court has issued notice to social media platforms including Twitter, YouTube, and Facebook for disclosing the identity of victims of sexual offen

Non-Compliance to Judicial Order Doesn’t Amount to Contempt of Court : Punjab and Haryana HC

Non-Compliance to Judicial Order Doesn’t Amount to Contempt of Court : Punjab and Haryana HC

Punjab and Haryana High Court has held that an implementing party cannot be subject to contempt of court in case of non-compliance to judicial order if there is any practical difficulty. The High Cour

Conception that Homemakers Don’t Add Economic Value to Household is Problematic, Needs To be Overcome — SC

Conception that Homemakers Don’t Add Economic Value to Household is Problematic, Needs To be Overcome — SC

Supreme Court while hearing a MACT matter observed that the conception that housewives do not work or do not add value to the household is problematic and needs to be overcome. The bench raised the co

SC Refuses to Stay Anti-Conversion Law, Issues Notice to UP and Uttarakhand to Examine Validity

SC Refuses to Stay Anti-Conversion Law, Issues Notice to UP and Uttarakhand to Examine Validity

On Monday, the Supreme Court has issued notices on the petitions challenging the laws promulgated by the Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand states in the name of ‘love jihad’ against religious conversi

Names of Absconding Accused Can be Published Over Social Media – Punjab and Haryana High Court

Names of Absconding Accused Can be Published Over Social Media – Punjab and Haryana High Court

Earlier in December 2020, the Punjab and Haryana High Court noted that there is no harm in publishing names of persons declared as absconding accused on social media. The bench headed by Justice Amol

“Exercise of Power by Centre under DDA Act is Just and Valid”; SC Gives Nod to Central Vista Redevelopment Project with 2:1 Majority

“Exercise of Power by Centre under DDA Act is Just and Valid”; SC Gives Nod to Central Vista Redevelopment Project with 2:1 Majority

Supreme Court on Tuesday, has allowed the Centre government to go ahead with the redevelopment of the Central Vista project in a 2:1 verdict. The apex court bench upheld that the exercise of power und

Cop Says No Videos of Munawar Faruqi Insulting Hindu Deities; Comedian Arrested for ‘Indecent Remarks’ against Hindu Deities, Amit Shah

Cop Says No Videos of Munawar Faruqi Insulting Hindu Deities; Comedian Arrested for ‘Indecent Remarks’ against Hindu Deities, Amit Shah

Several people including comedians Varun Grover, Vir Das, and Rohan Joshi have criticized the arrest of stand-up comedian Munawar Faruqi during his show at a cafe in 56 Dukan area in Indore and stood

Delhi High Court Stays Centre’s Eviction Notice to Padma Vibhushan Awardee Birju Maharaj

Delhi High Court Stays Centre’s Eviction Notice to Padma Vibhushan Awardee Birju Maharaj

Delhi High Court on Thursday stayed the notice issued by the Centre government directing eminent Kathak artist Pandit Birju Maharaj to vacate the government allotted accommodation in the National Capi

AP High Court Rebukes Andhra CM Jaganmohan Reddy; Says High Court, Supreme Court Under Attack by Persons in Power

AP High Court Rebukes Andhra CM Jaganmohan Reddy; Says High Court, Supreme Court Under Attack by Persons in Power

Justice Rakesh Kumar of the Andhra Pradesh High Court has made certain scathing observations against the Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy and his government. The observations were made against the pro

PIL in SC Seeking Revision of Eligibility Criteria for Civil Judge Exam in Andhra Pradesh

PIL in SC Seeking Revision of Eligibility Criteria for Civil Judge Exam in Andhra Pradesh

Supreme Court on Wednesday has issued notices to the state of Andhra Pradesh and Registry of Andhra Pradesh High Court over a plea filed by a student challenging the eligibility criteria for the entra

Over 100 Former IAS Officers Demands Withdrawal of “Government’s Illegal and Atrocious” Love Jihad Ordinance

Over 100 Former IAS Officers Demands Withdrawal of “Government’s Illegal and Atrocious” Love Jihad Ordinance

More than 100 former bureaucrats have written a letter to the Yogi Adityanath led Uttar Pradesh government to withdraw the “illegal and atrocious” anti-conversion law, a law supposedly aim

Plea in SC to Fill Up Vacant Posts in State, District Consumer Dispute Redressal Commissions

Plea in SC to Fill Up Vacant Posts in State, District Consumer Dispute Redressal Commissions

A plea has been moved in the Supreme Court seeking directions to the Centre, states, and Union Territories for the speedy appointments of the Presidents and members in state and district consumer disp

BCI Demands Strict Action against UP Police over Brutal Attack on Etah Advocate and Family

BCI Demands Strict Action against UP Police over Brutal Attack on Etah Advocate and Family

Bar Council of India has written a letter to the Chief Justice of India and Chief Justice of Allahabad High Court seeking strict action against the police guilty in the brutal attack on an Etah advoca

Lawyer Committed Suicide at Tikri Border, Suicide Note Urges PM Modi to Listen to Farmers

Lawyer Committed Suicide at Tikri Border, Suicide Note Urges PM Modi to Listen to Farmers

Marking one more loss during the ongoing farmers’ protests, a lawyer from Punjab’s Jalalabad committed suicide on Sunday by consuming poison near the farmers protesting site at Tikri borde

Karnataka HC Directs Cop to Clean Road for One Week After Failing to Register An FIR

Karnataka HC Directs Cop to Clean Road for One Week After Failing to Register An FIR

The Kalaburagi bench of Karnataka High Court has directed a Station House Officer (SHO) of Bazaar Police Station to clean the road outside the police station for one week as a community service after

Women in Jail Indulge in Vulgar Acts, Ishrat Jahan Alleges Physical and Mental Abuse by Jail Inmates

Women in Jail Indulge in Vulgar Acts, Ishrat Jahan Alleges Physical and Mental Abuse by Jail Inmates

Congress Councillor Ishrat Jahan who was booked under UAPA informed the court that her life is at stake if any immediate preventive measures were not taken. She alleges that she was beaten badly and i

New Parliament Construction “Wasteful and Unnecessary” While Economy is In Decline, 69 Ex-Bureaucrats Wrote to PM

New Parliament Construction “Wasteful and Unnecessary” While Economy is In Decline, 69 Ex-Bureaucrats Wrote to PM

A group of 69 retired civil servants from All India and Central Services has written an open letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday stating that they were dismayed at the way the Central Vi

UK Broadcast Regulator Ofcom Slapped £20,000 Fine on Republic Bharat for Using Offensive Language against Pakistanis

UK Broadcast Regulator Ofcom Slapped £20,000 Fine on Republic Bharat for Using Offensive Language against Pakistanis

United Kingdom’s Broadcast regulator Office of Communications, Ofcom has imposed a £20,000 fine on Arnab Goswami owned Republic Bharat for hate speech and use of offensive language to degrade t

“Possession of Skin of Dead Cows, Bullocks Not An Offence”: Bombay High Court

“Possession of Skin of Dead Cows, Bullocks Not An Offence”: Bombay High Court

The Nagpur bench of Bombay High Court recently observed that mere possession of dead animal skin would not amount to an offence under Maharashtra Animal Preservation Act, 1976. The law prohibits slaug

Allahabad HC Imposed Rs 10,000 on UP Board Secretary over Mental Harassment of A Girl Student

Allahabad HC Imposed Rs 10,000 on UP Board Secretary over Mental Harassment of A Girl Student

Allahabad High Court has imposed a cost of Rs 10,000 on the Uttar Pradesh Secondary Education Council’s Secretary Prayagraj for showing a student absent in high school, giving her average marks,

Suresh Raina, Guru Randhawa, 32 Others Booked in A Nightclub Raid; Badshah Allegedly Managed to Escape

Suresh Raina, Guru Randhawa, 32 Others Booked in A Nightclub Raid; Badshah Allegedly Managed to Escape

In a raid conducted in Dragonfly club situated in Hotel JW Marriot in Andheri at around 2.30 am on Tuesday, Mumbai Police has booked 34 people under relevant sections of Indian Penal Code, Bombay Poli

Court Cannot Interfere When an Adult Woman Marries and Converts to Another Religion, As Per Her Choice – Calcutta HC

Court Cannot Interfere When an Adult Woman Marries and Converts to Another Religion, As Per Her Choice – Calcutta HC

On 21st December, the Calcutta High Court reaffirmed that courts cannot interfere if an adult woman marries and converts to another religion out of her own free will. The bench comprising of Justice S

Karnataka HC Stays State Government Order to Drop 61 Criminal Cases against BJP Ministers, MLAs

Karnataka HC Stays State Government Order to Drop 61 Criminal Cases against BJP Ministers, MLAs

Karnataka High Court on Monday stayed the state government order dated August 31, 2020 in which it has granted the permission to drop the criminal prosecution in 61 cases against elected representativ

Ensure Prisoners Are Not Forced to Do “Menial Jobs” Like Cleaning Toilets on Basis of Caste —  Rajasthan HC to State Govt

Ensure Prisoners Are Not Forced to Do “Menial Jobs” Like Cleaning Toilets on Basis of Caste — Rajasthan HC to State Govt

Taking suo moto cognizance of a research paper, Rajasthan High Court asked the state government to ensure that the prisoners are not forced to do menial jobs like cleaning toilets and sweeping on the

SC Sets Aside Bombay HC Verdict Declaring Special Backward Class ‘Gowari’ as ST in Maharashtra

SC Sets Aside Bombay HC Verdict Declaring Special Backward Class ‘Gowari’ as ST in Maharashtra

On Friday, the Supreme Court has set aside a Bombay High Court judgment wherein it had declared the ‘Gowari’ community, which was a part of the special Backward Classes in Maharashtra, as

Farmers Have Constitutional Right to Continue With Protest; SC Suggests Centre to Put Farm Laws on Hold

Farmers Have Constitutional Right to Continue With Protest; SC Suggests Centre to Put Farm Laws on Hold

On Thursday, the Supreme Court said that the farmers have a constitutional right to continue with their “absolutely perfect” protest as long as their dissent against the three controversial agricu

Supreme Court Stays Andhra Pradesh High Court’s Order to Examine “Breakdown of Constitutional Machinery” In AP; Cites It to Be “Disturbing”

Supreme Court Stays Andhra Pradesh High Court’s Order to Examine “Breakdown of Constitutional Machinery” In AP; Cites It to Be “Disturbing”

The Supreme Court on Friday referred to the order of Andhra Pradesh High Court as ‘disturbing’ that had sought YS Jagan Mohan Reddy government’s response on whether there is a situation of ‘co

“Unable to See Farmers’ Struggles”, Sikh Priest Shot Himself at Singhu Border

“Unable to See Farmers’ Struggles”, Sikh Priest Shot Himself at Singhu Border

Unable to see the plight of protesting farmers at the Singhu border, a Sikh priest from Haryana shot himself on Wednesday. Leaving behind a suicide note, he mentioned the reason that he cannot see the

“Can We Encroach on Personal Laws?” SC Seeks Centre’s Response on Plea Seeking Uniform Grounds of Divorce for all Citizens

“Can We Encroach on Personal Laws?” SC Seeks Centre’s Response on Plea Seeking Uniform Grounds of Divorce for all Citizens

On Wednesday, the Supreme Court sought the Centre’s response on a petition seeking directions for ‘uniform grounds of divorce’ for all citizens, in the spirit of the Indian Constitution. The ben

“Your Negotiation Doesn’t Work Apparently, We Will Form a Negotiation Committee”: SC Issues Notice to Centre, States over Farmers Protest

“Your Negotiation Doesn’t Work Apparently, We Will Form a Negotiation Committee”: SC Issues Notice to Centre, States over Farmers Protest

Taking note of the several PILs filed seeking removal of protesting farmers from the Delhi border, Supreme Court on Wednesday has issued a notice to the Centre and told the Solicitor General Tushar Me

“Was Given Injections to Cause Miscarriage”, Reveals 22-Year Old Woman Held under UP’s Anti-Love Jihad Law

“Was Given Injections to Cause Miscarriage”, Reveals 22-Year Old Woman Held under UP’s Anti-Love Jihad Law

A 22-year old woman from Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh has made some shocking revelations that she suffered a miscarriage due to medical negligence. She and her husband were held under the recently introdu

“All States Should Give Rs 2000 Per Month for the CCI Children Restored with Families”: Supreme Court

“All States Should Give Rs 2000 Per Month for the CCI Children Restored with Families”: Supreme Court

Supreme Court on Tuesday has directed all the states to provide Rs 2,000 per month for the education of children of Child Care Institution (CCI) who are now restored to their families amid the ongoing

Supreme Court Issues Notice to the Centre on a Plea Seeking to Declare the 1975 Emergency as ‘Unconstitutional’

Supreme Court Issues Notice to the Centre on a Plea Seeking to Declare the 1975 Emergency as ‘Unconstitutional’

On Monday, the Supreme Court agreed to hear a plea on whether or not it can examine the constitutional validity of the national emergency declared in 1975 by the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. As

Unfortunate That People Move Court at Drop of Hat – Punjab And Haryana High Court

Unfortunate That People Move Court at Drop of Hat – Punjab And Haryana High Court

The Punjab and Haryana High Court expressed its resentment while describing as unfortunate, the tendency of people to invoke writ jurisdiction at the “drop of a hat” as “if High Courts are tehsi

UP Police Stop Wedding Amid ‘Love Jihad’ Rumour; Muslim Couple Kept Overnight at Police Station

UP Police Stop Wedding Amid ‘Love Jihad’ Rumour; Muslim Couple Kept Overnight at Police Station

In a recent instance of Uttar Pradesh’s controversial new anti-conversion law, the state police has on Tuesday interrupted and stopped a Muslim couple from getting married, based on rumors of ‘lov

Bharat Kisan Union Moved Supreme Court against Three Farm Laws

Bharat Kisan Union Moved Supreme Court against Three Farm Laws

Bharat Kisan Union (Bhanu) has moved the Supreme Court against the three farm laws recently introduced by the Indian government. The massive farmers’ protest has entered day 16 and the protestor

Delhi HC Grants Interim Stay on CIC’s Directions to Disclose Details regarding PM’s Foreign Visits

Delhi HC Grants Interim Stay on CIC’s Directions to Disclose Details regarding PM’s Foreign Visits

Delhi High Court on Friday has granted an interim stay till further orders on a Central Information Commission (CIC) order dated July 8 directing the Indian Air Force to disclose the details about Pri

Karnataka HC Issues Directions Over Implementation of Manual Scavengers Act; Terms Manual Scavenging As ‘Most Inhuman’

Karnataka HC Issues Directions Over Implementation of Manual Scavengers Act; Terms Manual Scavenging As ‘Most Inhuman’

On Wednesday, the Karnataka High Court issued a slew of directions to ensure the proper implementation of the Prohibition of Employment as Manual Scavengers and their Rehabilitation Act, 2013 (Manual

Maharashtra Cabinet Clears Draft Bill for Proposed ‘Shakti Act’; Provides Death Penalty for Crimes Against Women, Children

Maharashtra Cabinet Clears Draft Bill for Proposed ‘Shakti Act’; Provides Death Penalty for Crimes Against Women, Children

On Wednesday, the Maharashtra Cabinet approved the introduction of two draft bills pertaining to the prevention of incidents of violence and atrocities against women and children in the state. The bil

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal under House Arrest since His Meeting with Farmers, AAP Alleges

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal under House Arrest since His Meeting with Farmers, AAP Alleges

Aam Aadmi Party on Tuesday alleges that the Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has been placed under house arrest since his meeting with the farmers protesting in the National Capital. However, Delh

“What Kind of Writ Petition is This after 30-35 Years”; SC to 94-Year Old Petitioner Seeking Declaration of 1975’s Emergency ‘Unconstitutional’

“What Kind of Writ Petition is This after 30-35 Years”; SC to 94-Year Old Petitioner Seeking Declaration of 1975’s Emergency ‘Unconstitutional’

Supreme Court on Monday adjourned the hearing of a petition filed by a 94-year old woman seeking directions to declare the proclamation of emergency of 1975 unconstitutional and has also sought Rs 25

Transgenders will now be included as a Separate Gender Category in Prison Statistics Report – Centre Informs Delhi HC

Transgenders will now be included as a Separate Gender Category in Prison Statistics Report – Centre Informs Delhi HC

The Central Government on Monday informed the Delhi High Court that transgenders shall now be included as a separate gender category in Prison Statistics Report prepared by the National Crime Records

Bharat Bandh on December 8 – All You Need to Know

Bharat Bandh on December 8 – All You Need to Know

The Farmer’s Union Leaders have announced a Bharat Bandh on December 8 in support of the ongoing protest against the New Farm Laws. The decision came after several rounds of talks between the Farmer

Plea in Supreme Court Challenges Legal Recognition of Bigamy Among Muslims

Plea in Supreme Court Challenges Legal Recognition of Bigamy Among Muslims

A petition has been moved in the Supreme Court seeking a declaration that the practice of bigamy cannot be allowed for one religious community alone while it is prohibited for persons from other relig

Right to Marry a Person of Choice Irrespective of His/Her Caste or Religion is a Fundamental Right – Karnataka High Court

Right to Marry a Person of Choice Irrespective of His/Her Caste or Religion is a Fundamental Right – Karnataka High Court

On 27th November, the Karnataka High Court held that “the right of an individual to marry any person of his/her choice, irrespective of caste or religion is a fundamental right enshrined in the Cons

“New ‘Love-Jihad’ Law Put Freedom of Choice and Dignity at the Backseat” – Former SC Judge Madan B Lokur

“New ‘Love-Jihad’ Law Put Freedom of Choice and Dignity at the Backseat” – Former SC Judge Madan B Lokur

While delivering a lecture on Sunday, Former Supreme Court judge Madan B. Lokur criticized the recently passed ordinance by the Uttar Pradesh government criminalizing religious conversion via marriage

Citing Cold and COVID-19, Centre Calls for a Crucial Meet with the Agitating Farmers Today

Citing Cold and COVID-19, Centre Calls for a Crucial Meet with the Agitating Farmers Today

As per sources, after the protesting farmers union have rejected the State’s request to move to Burari ground in Delhi, the Centre has called them for a crucial meet today. Peaceful sit-ins by farme

“World Has Progressed, You Cannot Remain in 19th Century”; Kerala HC Condemned Centre Govt for Excluding Transgender in NCC Enrollment

“World Has Progressed, You Cannot Remain in 19th Century”; Kerala HC Condemned Centre Govt for Excluding Transgender in NCC Enrollment

Kerala High Court has pulled up the Central government for denying the enrollment of transgender candidates in National Cadets Corps following a petition moved by a transgender woman challenging Secti

Plea in Supreme Court to Nullify Election Results if Maximum Votes in Favour of NOTA

Plea in Supreme Court to Nullify Election Results if Maximum Votes in Favour of NOTA

The BJP leader and advocate Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay has moved the Supreme Court in a Public Interest Litigation seeking to direct the Election Commission of India to nullify the election results and ho

BBA and 452 Mumbai Lawyers Wrote to Chief Justice to Make Physical Hearings Optional

BBA and 452 Mumbai Lawyers Wrote to Chief Justice to Make Physical Hearings Optional

Bombay Bar Council (BBA) and 452 other lawyers wrote to Chief Justice, Dipankar Datta seeking directions, allowing lawyers to be given the option to choose between physical and virtual hearing. In the

“Burari is an open jail” Farmers Group Rejects Centre’s Conditional Invitation for Talks

“Burari is an open jail” Farmers Group Rejects Centre’s Conditional Invitation for Talks

The agitating farmers’ groups who have been staying put at the Singhu and Tikri border points for four days, have rejected the Centre’s conditional invitation for talks, and also refused to sh

Farmer turned Social Media Hero, Navdeep Singh Charged with Attempt to Murder

Farmer turned Social Media Hero, Navdeep Singh Charged with Attempt to Murder

A young protesting farmer, Navdeep Singh who was applauded over social media after a video of him jumping on to police water cannon vehicle to turn it off went viral over the internet, has been charge

Sex-Workers to Get Rs 5,000 Financial Aid for Three Months in Maharashtra

Sex-Workers to Get Rs 5,000 Financial Aid for Three Months in Maharashtra

Following the Supreme Court order, Maharashtra has become the first state to provide financial aid to the sex workers. Maharashtra government on Thursday has decided to provide financial aid of Rs 5,0

Punjab and Haryana High Court Issued Notice to Haryana Govt Over Alleged Illegal Midnight Detention of 200+ Farmers

Punjab and Haryana High Court Issued Notice to Haryana Govt Over Alleged Illegal Midnight Detention of 200+ Farmers

Taking note of the habeas corpus petition against the illegal midnight detention of over 200 farmers from their homes, Punjab and Haryana High Court on Wednesday issued a notice to the Haryana Governm

“What is So Special About Spas?”; Delhi HC Questioned AAP Govt to Explain Why Only Spas are Disallowed to Open

“What is So Special About Spas?”; Delhi HC Questioned AAP Govt to Explain Why Only Spas are Disallowed to Open

Delhi High Court on Tuesday asked Arvind Kejriwal led AAP government that why only spas are disallowed to open amid COVID-19, while all other public places including markets, gyms, metro, buses, and r

Uttar Pradesh Government Approves Ordinance Against ‘Love Jihad’

Uttar Pradesh Government Approves Ordinance Against ‘Love Jihad’

On Tuesday, the Uttar Pradesh cabinet approved a draft ordinance outlawing religious conversions by marriage, coercion, deceit or enticement, and prescribed up to 10 years imprisonment for those found

SC Dismissed Sacked BSF Constable’s Plea Challenging PM Modi’s Election from Varanasi Constituency

SC Dismissed Sacked BSF Constable’s Plea Challenging PM Modi’s Election from Varanasi Constituency

Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed a petition filed by a sacked Border Security Force (BSF) Constable Tej Bahadur challenging Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s election as a Member of Parliament fr

Delhi HC Asked Centre, AAP Government to Treat PIL for Menstruation Leave as a Representation

Delhi HC Asked Centre, AAP Government to Treat PIL for Menstruation Leave as a Representation

Delhi High Court on Monday has asked the Centre and Delhi government to treat as a representation, a PIL seeking paid leaves for women employees from all the classes including daily wage, contractual,

“Section 118-A is a Move to Gag the Media”; Kerala Govt Took U-Turn by Putting Police Amendment Ordinance on Hold

“Section 118-A is a Move to Gag the Media”; Kerala Govt Took U-Turn by Putting Police Amendment Ordinance on Hold

After receiving a barrage of criticism, Kerala government has decided not to go ahead with the implementation of a controversial amendment ordinance to the Kerala Police Act which aimed at mandating t

Maharashtra Man Booked for Giving Triple Talaq over Phone

Maharashtra Man Booked for Giving Triple Talaq over Phone

A woman has filed a complaint against her 32-year old husband in Maharashtra for allegedly giving her triple talaq over a phone call. Her husband called her on November 20 and said that he doesn’

“Liberty of Citizen Cannot Be Taken Away”; SC Set Aside High Court Order

“Liberty of Citizen Cannot Be Taken Away”; SC Set Aside High Court Order

Setting aside Punjab and Haryana High Court order, Supreme Court noted that the liberty of a citizen cannot be taken away. High Court had dismissed a petition filed by a man on the grounds that his la

CBI Books 16 People for Defaming Top Court Judges on Social Media

CBI Books 16 People for Defaming Top Court Judges on Social Media

The Central Bureau of Investigation has filed FIR against 16 individuals and other unknown persons, allegedly supporters of the Andhra Pradesh ruling YSRC party, for posting derogatory social media me

SC Refuses to Direct Centre to Declare the Elections of Charge-sheeted Lawmakers’ as ‘Null and Void’

SC Refuses to Direct Centre to Declare the Elections of Charge-sheeted Lawmakers’ as ‘Null and Void’

On Monday, the Supreme Court rejected a plea praying that election of persons charge-sheeted for an offense punishable with imprisonment of five years or more should be declared null and void. The thr

Justice UU Lalit Recuses From Hearing Plea Seeking Action Against Andhra CM For Allegations Against Justice Ramana

Justice UU Lalit Recuses From Hearing Plea Seeking Action Against Andhra CM For Allegations Against Justice Ramana

On Monday, the Supreme Court judge, Justice UU Lalit recused from hearing a plea that sought action against Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy, over the press conference and his letter

Plea In SC Seeks To Ascertain Feasibility Of Confiscating Black Money, Benami Property

Plea In SC Seeks To Ascertain Feasibility Of Confiscating Black Money, Benami Property

A PIL has been filed in the Supreme Court seeking directions to the center to ascertain the feasibility of confiscating Benami properties, disproportionate assets, and black money. The petition filed

Lawyer seeks contempt case against Kunal Kamra over his tweets criticizing Supreme Court

Lawyer seeks contempt case against Kunal Kamra over his tweets criticizing Supreme Court

A Mumbai-based lawyer, Rizwan Siddiquee, has sought Attorney General KK Venugopal’s consent to initiate criminal contempt proceedings against comedian Kunal Kamra for his series of tweets criticizin

Delhi HC Pulled Up AAP Government for Relaxing COVID-19 Norms amid Surge in Cases

Delhi HC Pulled Up AAP Government for Relaxing COVID-19 Norms amid Surge in Cases

Delhi High Court on Wednesday pulled up the AAP government over relaxing the COVID-19 norms of public gatherings and movement in the National capital even amid the wake of a rise in the number of COVI

“We Are Travelling on a Path of Destruction of Personal Liberty Undeniably”: SC to Maharashtra Govt over Arnab Goswami Arrest

“We Are Travelling on a Path of Destruction of Personal Liberty Undeniably”: SC to Maharashtra Govt over Arnab Goswami Arrest

Supreme Court pulled up the Maharashtra government and showed immense displeasure against the Bombay High Court decision to decline the interim bail plea of Republic TV founder Arnab Goswami. The apex

Insulting Remarks To SC/ST Person Within Four Walls Do Not Amount To Offence – Supreme Court

Insulting Remarks To SC/ST Person Within Four Walls Do Not Amount To Offence – Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on Thursday held that “All insults or intimidations to persons belonging to Dalit or tribal communities will not be an offense under the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prev

Three-Judge Panel Of Madras HC Questions Validity Of Special Courts To Try MPs, MLAs

Three-Judge Panel Of Madras HC Questions Validity Of Special Courts To Try MPs, MLAs

A three-judge committee of the Madras High Court has questioned the constitutional validity of setting up Special Courts to exclusively try MPs and MLAs for various crimes, pursuant to the apex court

‘Termination Of Female Foeticide Destroys Women Of Future’ – Says Punjab And Haryana HC While Denying Bail To Accused

‘Termination Of Female Foeticide Destroys Women Of Future’ – Says Punjab And Haryana HC While Denying Bail To Accused

On 30th October, while expressing its concern over the practice of prenatal sex determination, the Punjab and Haryana High Court dismissed the anticipatory bail of an accused booked in a case of alleg

Bombay High Court Mulls Guidelines For Press Reporting On Investigation

Bombay High Court Mulls Guidelines For Press Reporting On Investigation

On Thursday, the Bombay High Court sought the Union government to clarify whether ‘excessive’ reportage by the press on an ongoing investigation amounted to interference in the administration of j

“Don’t Cross the Line, Let India Remain a Free Country”; SC Slams West Bengal Police for Issuing Summon Over a Facebook Post

“Don’t Cross the Line, Let India Remain a Free Country”; SC Slams West Bengal Police for Issuing Summon Over a Facebook Post

Taking note of the growing trend where police is misusing the power and summoning people from the far corners of the country over social media posts alleged to be defaming in nature, Supreme Court has

After Sudarshan TV Called Tanishq Ad “Advertisement Jihad”; PIL in Delhi HC Seeking Regulation of Hateful Content on News Channels

After Sudarshan TV Called Tanishq Ad “Advertisement Jihad”; PIL in Delhi HC Seeking Regulation of Hateful Content on News Channels

Following the Sudarshan TV show on the recent run Tanishq advertisement which has invited a lot of support as well as condemnation, a PIL has been moved before Delhi High Court to regulate the news ch

Supreme Court Rejected Plea Seeking Enforcement of New Farm Laws

Supreme Court Rejected Plea Seeking Enforcement of New Farm Laws

Supreme Court on Tuesday has rejected a plea seeking ban on protests and processions against the newly introduced farm laws. The plea sought enforcement of these controversial agricultural laws. The p

Laws against Cow Slaughter Being Misused in UP – Allahabad High Court

Laws against Cow Slaughter Being Misused in UP – Allahabad High Court

Allahabad High Court has expressed its concern over the increasing misuse of anti-cow slaughter law in Uttar Pradesh to target innocent people. The innocent people are targeted without any forensic ev

SC Stays MP High Court Order Restraining Physical Gatherings for Election Campaigning

SC Stays MP High Court Order Restraining Physical Gatherings for Election Campaigning

Supreme Court on Monday has stayed the Gwalior bench of Madhya Pradesh High Court’s October 20 orders restraining political parties from physical gatherings and opt for virtual election campaign

Assam Government Ready to Move Supreme Court Seeking 20% Sample Reverification of Names in NRC

Assam Government Ready to Move Supreme Court Seeking 20% Sample Reverification of Names in NRC

Assam Government has decided to file a fresh affidavit in the top court seeking 20 percent sample reverification of names mentioned in the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in the districts borderin

“Right to Travel Abroad is An Inseverable Part of Fundamental Right to Life and Liberty”: Supreme Court

“Right to Travel Abroad is An Inseverable Part of Fundamental Right to Life and Liberty”: Supreme Court

While deciding on the question of granting bail, the Supreme Court has held that travelling abroad is an inseverable part of fundamental right dignity and personal liberty. “This right cannot be

Blanket Extension of Paroles, Bails in View of COVID-19 Outbreak Should Come to an End: Delhi High Court

Blanket Extension of Paroles, Bails in View of COVID-19 Outbreak Should Come to an End: Delhi High Court

Delhi High Court has noted that it’s the right time to end the extension of paroles and bails which were earlier granted to prisoners during the Coronavirus outbreak to decongest the jails as on

PIL in Delhi High Court Seeking Paid Menstrual Leave for Women Staff

PIL in Delhi High Court Seeking Paid Menstrual Leave for Women Staff

A public interest litigation has been moved before Delhi High Court seeking directions to the Centre and Delhi government to accord paid leaves for all women staff during their menstruation phase. The

SC Asks Maharashtra SDMA to Decide on the Nanded Gurudwara’s Plea Seeking Permission for Dussehra Procession

SC Asks Maharashtra SDMA to Decide on the Nanded Gurudwara’s Plea Seeking Permission for Dussehra Procession

Supreme Court has asked the Maharashtra State Disaster Management Authority (SDMA) to take cognizance of the representation of Nanded Gurudwara management board seeking permission for Dussehra process

“A Judge must be Steadfast in Holding on to Their Principles and Fearless in Their Decisions”- Justice NV Ramana

“A Judge must be Steadfast in Holding on to Their Principles and Fearless in Their Decisions”- Justice NV Ramana

While speaking at a condolence meeting for former Supreme Court Justice A R Lakshmanan who died on August 27, the seniormost top court Justice NV Ramana stated that it is an important quality for a ju

Supreme Court Refuses To Entertain PIL Seeking Imposition Of President’s Rule In Maharashtra

Supreme Court Refuses To Entertain PIL Seeking Imposition Of President’s Rule In Maharashtra

The Supreme Court on Friday refused to entertain a PIL which sought for the removal of Uddhav Thackeray-led government from Maharashtra and imposition of President’s Rule in the State. The bench com

Delhi HC seeks Centre’s response on pleas seeking same sex marriage registration

Delhi HC seeks Centre’s response on pleas seeking same sex marriage registration

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday issued a notice in a couple of writ petitions seeking marriage equality for same-sex couples in India. The bench comprising of Justice Rajiv Sahai Endlaw and Justice

Foreign nationals do not automatically become Indian Citizens by mere relinquishment of foreign Citizenship, possession of Aadhaar, PAN or Voter ID

Foreign nationals do not automatically become Indian Citizens by mere relinquishment of foreign Citizenship, possession of Aadhaar, PAN or Voter ID

On Monday, the Patna High Court observed that the mere relinquishment of foreign citizenship, even if the couple has been a long resident of India, would not automatically confer on a person, Indian C

FIR registered against Kangana Ranaut for her tweet criticising farmers’ protests

FIR registered against Kangana Ranaut for her tweet criticising farmers’ protests

The Karnataka Police has today registered a First Information Report against Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut for her tweet on farmers protesting the recently passed Farmers Acts. The action came in l

Plea in Supreme Court seeks action against Andhra CM for press conference against judiciary

Plea in Supreme Court seeks action against Andhra CM for press conference against judiciary

A petition has been moved before the Supreme Court seeking action against Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy in relation to a press conference wherein, he made allegations against sitt

SC issues notice to Centre on pleas challenging the newly enacted farm laws

SC issues notice to Centre on pleas challenging the newly enacted farm laws

On Monday, the Supreme Court has sought for Centre’s response on pleas challenging the constitutional validity of recently enacted three contentious farm laws. The three-judge bench comprising of Ch

Can’t Announce More Relief, Courts Shouldn’t Interfere in Fiscal Policy – Centre to Supreme Court

Can’t Announce More Relief, Courts Shouldn’t Interfere in Fiscal Policy – Centre to Supreme Court

On Friday, during the hearing of a plea that raised a question for charging of interest on interest for loan repayments during the moratorium period, the Centre told the Supreme Court that “It is no

Karnataka court directs police to book actor Kangana over her ‘anti-farmer’ tweet

Karnataka court directs police to book actor Kangana over her ‘anti-farmer’ tweet

A Judicial Magistrate First Class (JMFC) at Tumkur, Karnataka on Friday directed a local police station to book Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut for her tweet on farmers protesting the recently passed F

Kerala Court rejects Anticipatory bail pleas of 3 women in a Youtuber assault case

Kerala Court rejects Anticipatory bail pleas of 3 women in a Youtuber assault case

On Friday, a Thiruvananthapuram court rejected the anticipatory bail pleas of Malayalam dubbing artist Bhagyalakshmi and two other women activists who were accused of indicting a physical attack on an

SC sets aside HC’s order granting Chinmayanand access to copy of victim’s statement in rape case

SC sets aside HC’s order granting Chinmayanand access to copy of victim’s statement in rape case

On Thursday, the Supreme Court has set aside the Allahabad High Court’s order that allowed the former Union Minister and BJP leader Chinmayand to seek a certified copy of the victim’s statemen

“Public spaces cannot be occupied indefinitely” – SC on Shaheen Bagh protests

“Public spaces cannot be occupied indefinitely” – SC on Shaheen Bagh protests

“The right to protest in public places is not absolute and public places cannot be occupied indefinitely for such protests,” the Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday in a case highlighting the

Gujarat High Court Held GHCAA President Yatin Oza Guilty of Contempt of Court

Gujarat High Court Held GHCAA President Yatin Oza Guilty of Contempt of Court

Gujarat High Court on Tuesday held Gujarat High Court Advocates Association’s )GHCAA president Yatin Oza guilty of criminal contempt of court. The bench had posted the hearing of quantum of puni

Gujarat HC Fines Lawyer Rs 10,000 for Smoking During Virtual Hearing

Gujarat HC Fines Lawyer Rs 10,000 for Smoking During Virtual Hearing

It might be par for the course to put up a smokescreen of arguments to defend one’s client, but the Gujarat High Court did not take it casually when it saw a lawyer smoking at a virtual hearing.

Facebook India Moved Supreme Court Seeking Withdrawal of Notices by Delhi Assembly Panel

Facebook India Moved Supreme Court Seeking Withdrawal of Notices by Delhi Assembly Panel

Facebook India’s VP and MD Ajit Mohan has moved Supreme Court against notices issued by Delhi Assembly Panel on September 10 and September 18. The notices were issued by Assembly’s peace a

“At Least in My Court, There Will Never Be a Question of Anything Being Done in Sealed Cover” – Bombay High Court

“At Least in My Court, There Will Never Be a Question of Anything Being Done in Sealed Cover” – Bombay High Court

While hearing a bunch of petitions against an agent, Bombay High Court observed that the press exists for a reason and it has a purpose which it serves. The agent was accused of committing financial i

8 MPs Suspended for Showing Unruly Behaviour in Rajya Sabha Over 2 Farm Bills

8 MPs Suspended for Showing Unruly Behaviour in Rajya Sabha Over 2 Farm Bills

Rajya Sabha chairman M Venkaiah Naidu has suspended eight MPs for showing an unruly behaviour in the house by creating a ruckus. The protests erupted after the two very contentious farm bills were pas

PIL in SC Seeking Legal Action against Justice Markandey Katju for Tarnishing Image of Indian Judiciary

PIL in SC Seeking Legal Action against Justice Markandey Katju for Tarnishing Image of Indian Judiciary

A PIL has been moved in Supreme Court seeking strict legal action against former Supreme Court judge Markandey Katju for bringing the disrepute to the Indian judicial system and deposing before the UK

“Pending Cases Against Lawmakers Must Reach Their Logical Conclusion Within a Time Frame”, Centre Tells Supreme Court

“Pending Cases Against Lawmakers Must Reach Their Logical Conclusion Within a Time Frame”, Centre Tells Supreme Court

Centre on Tuesday has favoured the expeditious hearing and disposal of pending cases against the sitting and former lawmakers in the country and stated that these matters must reach their logical conc

“You Cannot Put a Person in Jail and Prevent From Meeting Their Lawyer”; Delhi HC Pulled Up Tihar Jail Authorities

“You Cannot Put a Person in Jail and Prevent From Meeting Their Lawyer”; Delhi HC Pulled Up Tihar Jail Authorities

Delhi High Court on Tuesday asked Tihar jail authorities to substantiate its claims that activist and Alumni Association of Jamia Millia Islamia president Shifa ur Rehman, had himself refused to atten

“Payment of Re 1 Fine Doesn’t Mean I Have Accepted Verdict”; Prashant Bhushan Files Review Petition Against Conviction of Contempt

“Payment of Re 1 Fine Doesn’t Mean I Have Accepted Verdict”; Prashant Bhushan Files Review Petition Against Conviction of Contempt

Lawyer-activist Prashant Bhushan has filed a review petition in Supreme Court against the August 14 judgment holding him guilty of contempt of court for his alleged derogatory tweets. Bhushan deposite

“Our Indian Culture and Law Don’t Recognize Same-Sex Marriage”- Centre to Delhi High Court

“Our Indian Culture and Law Don’t Recognize Same-Sex Marriage”- Centre to Delhi High Court

After almost two years of decriminalization of Section 377 in India, the LGBTQ community is constantly fighting for equality. On Monday, Delhi High Court has taken the PIL seeking recognition of same-

Madras HC judge says, Actor Suriya’s NEET Comment Is Contempt; seeks contempt proceedings against him

Madras HC judge says, Actor Suriya’s NEET Comment Is Contempt; seeks contempt proceedings against him

On Sunday, Justice SM Subramaniam, the Madras High Court Judge in a letter to the Chief Justice Amreshwar Pratap Sahi has sought to initiate suo moto criminal contempt of court proceedings against act

“Manner in which demolition was started prima facie smacks of malafide” -Bombay HC in Kangana Ranaut’s plea against BMC’s demolition drive

“Manner in which demolition was started prima facie smacks of malafide” -Bombay HC in Kangana Ranaut’s plea against BMC’s demolition drive

On 9th September, the Bombay High Court while granting relief to Actress Kangana Ranaut has stayed the demolition of the alleged unauthorized structures of her office at Palli Hills in Mumbai, hours a

Retired SC Judge Markandey Katju to Depose in Favour of Nirav Modi in UK Court

Retired SC Judge Markandey Katju to Depose in Favour of Nirav Modi in UK Court

Former judge of the Supreme Court and the Chairman of Press Council of India, Justice Markandey Katju will depose as a witness in favor of the fugitive economic offender Nirav Modi, whose trial is bei

Actress Samyuktha Hegde Withdrew Her Complaint against Kavitha Reddy Considering Her Age

Actress Samyuktha Hegde Withdrew Her Complaint against Kavitha Reddy Considering Her Age

Samyuktha Hegde has withdrawn her complaint against the activist and entrepreneur Kavitha Reddy alleged of harassing and moral policing Hegde and her two friends for their clothes at a park near Benga

“My Sexual Orientation is Probably the Reason for Non-Elevation as a Judge by SC Collegium” – Advocate Saurabh Kirpal

“My Sexual Orientation is Probably the Reason for Non-Elevation as a Judge by SC Collegium” – Advocate Saurabh Kirpal

Advocate Saurabh Kirpal, who is a queer, believes his sexuality to be the reason behind not being considered for a High Court judge position by a three-member Supreme Court collegium led by CJI Sharad

Activist Moves Bombay High Court Seeking Removal of His Personal Details From MIB and Rs 50 Lakh Relief

Activist Moves Bombay High Court Seeking Removal of His Personal Details From MIB and Rs 50 Lakh Relief

Activist Saket Gokhale has moved the Bombay High Court to issue the directions to remove his personal information from the website of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. He has also sought a

Prashant Bhushan – Power of Contempt of Court Misused to Supress the Freedom of Speech

Prashant Bhushan – Power of Contempt of Court Misused to Supress the Freedom of Speech

Since when did expressing a bonafide opinion become a criminal offense? As citizens of this country, are we not entitled to express our opinions and speak our minds? The recent turn of events with res

Hindu Widows are Entitled to Shares in All Properties Owned by Their Late Husbands – Bangladesh High Court

Hindu Widows are Entitled to Shares in All Properties Owned by Their Late Husbands – Bangladesh High Court

In a historic judgment, Bangladesh High Court has ruled in the favour of all Hindu widows by entitling them to the shares in all properties including agricultural and non-agricultural lands of their l

SC Dismisses 8 Tamil Nadu Judicial Officers’ Plea Alleging Non-Consideration for Elevation as Madras High Court Judges

SC Dismisses 8 Tamil Nadu Judicial Officers’ Plea Alleging Non-Consideration for Elevation as Madras High Court Judges

Supreme Court on Friday, has dismissed a petition filed by eight judicial officers from Tamil Nadu who alleged that Madras High Court Collegium has been discriminatory by not considering them for the

Centre Moves Delhi HC to Review its June 30 Order to Publish Draft EIA in 22 Languages

Centre Moves Delhi HC to Review its June 30 Order to Publish Draft EIA in 22 Languages

After withdrawing the petition from Supreme Court, Centre has moved Delhi High Court with a petition seeking review of its June 30 order to publish the draft Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) in the

Bombay High Court Urged Media to Show Some Restraint and Not to Hamper Sushant Singh Rajput Death Probe

Bombay High Court Urged Media to Show Some Restraint and Not to Hamper Sushant Singh Rajput Death Probe

Bombay High Court on Thursday, has asked the media houses to exercise restraint while reporting the investigation in the late Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput death case and urged not to hamper th

FIR Lodged Against Two Pardhi Tribe People for Sacrificing a Hen and a Goat to Ward Off Curse of Corona Mata

FIR Lodged Against Two Pardhi Tribe People for Sacrificing a Hen and a Goat to Ward Off Curse of Corona Mata

Counting one another bizarre incident amid this pandemic, an FIR has been registered against two people belonging to the Pardhi community for offering a sacrifice of a hen and a goat in the superstiti

SC Dismissed Women Indian Army Officers’ Plea Seeking Date Extension for Permanent Commission Service Benefits

SC Dismissed Women Indian Army Officers’ Plea Seeking Date Extension for Permanent Commission Service Benefits

Supreme Court on Thursday, has dismissed a petition filed by various women Indian Army officers seeking an extension of the last date for being eligible to enjoy the service benefits in order to be co

Fill Vacancies of Doctors, Faculty Expeditiously to Tackle Rampant Rise in Psychiatric and Psychological Problems: Delhi High Court to IHBAS

Fill Vacancies of Doctors, Faculty Expeditiously to Tackle Rampant Rise in Psychiatric and Psychological Problems: Delhi High Court to IHBAS

Delhi High Court on Wednesday has directed the Institute of Human Behaviour and Allied Sciences (IHBAS) to fill the vacancies of doctors and other staff as soon as possible and practicable. A division

Do Not Permit Hookah in Bars, Cafes, and Restaurants: Allahabad High Court to UP Government

Do Not Permit Hookah in Bars, Cafes, and Restaurants: Allahabad High Court to UP Government

Allahabad High Court has directed the Chief Secretary of the Uttar Pradesh government to prohibit serving hookahs in bars, cafes, and restaurants until further orders in view of the surge in COVID-19

Delhi High Court Grants Bail to Pinjra Tod Activist Devangana Kalita

Delhi High Court Grants Bail to Pinjra Tod Activist Devangana Kalita

On Tuesday, the Delhi High Court allowed a bail plea filed by Pinjra Tod activist Devangana Kalita, in a case related to the Delhi riots filed against her. The bench headed by Justice Suresh Kumar all

Allahabad HC Sets Aside NSA Detention Charges Against Dr. Kafeel Khan

Allahabad HC Sets Aside NSA Detention Charges Against Dr. Kafeel Khan

In a major relief to Dr. Kafeel Khan, the Allahabad High Court on Tuesday has set aside his detention and ordered for his immediate release while dropping the stringent National Security Act (NSA) cha

Pay Re 1 or Go to Jail for 3 Months; Supreme Court’s Verdict on Prashant Bhushan for Contempt of Court

Pay Re 1 or Go to Jail for 3 Months; Supreme Court’s Verdict on Prashant Bhushan for Contempt of Court

The Supreme Court on Monday imposed a token fine of Re 1 on the activist-lawyer Prashant Bhushan, who was held guilty for criminal contempt of court for his tweets against the top court and criticizin

SC Restrained to Impose Pre-Broadcast Ban on Telecast of Sudarshan TV Programme “Bindas Bol”

SC Restrained to Impose Pre-Broadcast Ban on Telecast of Sudarshan TV Programme “Bindas Bol”

Supreme Court on Friday has refused to put a ban on the pre-broadcast of Sudarshan TV’s programme ‘Bindas Bol’. The latest promo of the programme claimed that the channel is going to

Delhi High Court Declines Mehul Chokshi’s Plea Seeking Pre-Release Screening of Upcoming Netflix Series ‘Bad Boy Billionaires’

Delhi High Court Declines Mehul Chokshi’s Plea Seeking Pre-Release Screening of Upcoming Netflix Series ‘Bad Boy Billionaires’

Delhi High Court on Friday has rejected the petition of fugitive diamantaire Mehul Chokshi seeking pre-release screening of the upcoming Netflix docu-series ‘Bad Boy Billionaires’. He is t

“A Particular Community Will Be Targeted for Spreading COVID”; SC Rejected Permissions for Muharram Processions

“A Particular Community Will Be Targeted for Spreading COVID”; SC Rejected Permissions for Muharram Processions

Supreme Court on Thursday, has rejected the plea seeking permissions for the Muharram processions and observed that if the processions will be allowed, it will lead to chaos and targeting of a particu

Needs to Revisit 2004 Verdict Deciding State’s Power to Sub-Classify SC/STs-Supreme Court

Needs to Revisit 2004 Verdict Deciding State’s Power to Sub-Classify SC/STs-Supreme Court

On Thursday, Supreme Court held that verdict delivered in 2004 holding that the states don’t have the power to further sub-classify the Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes, in order to grant quota

Prashant Bhushan’s Reply is Even More Derogatory; SC to Attorney General KK Venugopal

Prashant Bhushan’s Reply is Even More Derogatory; SC to Attorney General KK Venugopal

While resuming the suo moto criminal contempt proceedings against lawyer-activist Prashant Bhushan, Supreme Court considered his supplementary statement even more derogatory than his tweets. The court

“Would Be Contempt of My Conscience”, Prashant Bhushan Refuses to Apologize

“Would Be Contempt of My Conscience”, Prashant Bhushan Refuses to Apologize

Lawyer-activist Prashant Bhushan has filed his supplementary statement before the court in which he has refused to apologize. Supreme Court has given him three days time window to retract his statemen

Supreme Court Allows Jain Devotees to Offer Prayushan Prayers in 3 Mumbai Temples

Supreme Court Allows Jain Devotees to Offer Prayushan Prayers in 3 Mumbai Temples

Supreme Court on Friday has allowed the Jain devotees to offer religious prayers in three Jain temples in Mumbai amid COVID-19. Top court bench headed by Chief Justice S A Bobde has permitted devotees

Supreme Court Fined Ayurveda Doctor 10,000 for Claiming Development of COVID-19 Cure

Supreme Court Fined Ayurveda Doctor 10,000 for Claiming Development of COVID-19 Cure

Supreme Court has imposed an exemplary cost of Rs 10,000 for claiming that he had developed medicine for the COVID-19. Haryana-based Omprakash Vaid Gyantara has made the claims of developing a COVID-1

SC Refuses Prashant Bhushan’s Plea to Defer the Sentence Hearing Over His Contempt Case Conviction

SC Refuses Prashant Bhushan’s Plea to Defer the Sentence Hearing Over His Contempt Case Conviction

Supreme Court has rejected the plea filed by activist lawyer Prashant Bhushan to defer the hearing on his sentence in a contempt case conviction. The top court has assured Bhusan “no punishment

772 Lawyers Write to CJI Bobde Raising Concerns Over the “Trend of Browbeating and Intimidating the Judiciary by Institutional Disruptors”

772 Lawyers Write to CJI Bobde Raising Concerns Over the “Trend of Browbeating and Intimidating the Judiciary by Institutional Disruptors”

More than 700 lawyers have written to the Chief Justice of India SA Bobde expressing their concern over the increasing trend of browbeating and intimidating the judiciary by institutional disruptors.

Supreme Court Rejects the Plea Seeking Transfer Contributions of PM-CARES Fund to NDRF

Supreme Court Rejects the Plea Seeking Transfer Contributions of PM-CARES Fund to NDRF

Supreme Court on Tuesday has rejected the plea filed by CPIL seeking transfer of all the money collected in the PM-CARES Fund to the National Disaster Relief Fund. SC said, “Money from the PM Ca

PMO Denied RTI Plea Seeking Information on PM-CARES Fund

PMO Denied RTI Plea Seeking Information on PM-CARES Fund

Prime Minister Office has refuted to disclose any information related to the PM-CARES fund citing the grounds that it will disproportionately divert the resources of the office. The government and con

Certificate Not Mandatory for Every Electronic Evidence; SC Clarifies Section 65 of the Evidence Act

Certificate Not Mandatory for Every Electronic Evidence; SC Clarifies Section 65 of the Evidence Act

Supreme Court has clarified that it is not mandatory to come with a certificate for every electronic evidence. The court observed that certificate is not required to produce electronic evidence such a

Plea in SC Seeking Withdrawal of Senior Advocate Designation of Dushyant Dave Over His Explosive Arguments

Plea in SC Seeking Withdrawal of Senior Advocate Designation of Dushyant Dave Over His Explosive Arguments

A petition has been filed in Supreme Court against Senior advocate Dushyant Dave over his bold arguments in context to sexual harassment charges against former Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi, and

Sushant Singh Rajput death case – Centre moves SC, seeks to become party to Rhea Chakraborty’s plea

Sushant Singh Rajput death case – Centre moves SC, seeks to become party to Rhea Chakraborty’s plea

On Friday, the Central government moved the Supreme Court seeking to become a party to the petition filed by actor Rhea Chakraborty who had challenged the FIR registered against her in Bihar in relati

Sunshine Hospital Released Ex-Army Man’s Dead Body After Telangana High Court’s Order

Sunshine Hospital Released Ex-Army Man’s Dead Body After Telangana High Court’s Order

Taking cognizance of the matter where Sunshine hospital in Secunderabad refused to hand over the dead body of a COVID-patient who was an ex-serviceman, for the non-payment of bills, Telangana High Cou

Two Days Curfew Imposed in Kashmir Apprehending Violent Protests Over One Year Anniversary of Article 370 Revocation

Two Days Curfew Imposed in Kashmir Apprehending Violent Protests Over One Year Anniversary of Article 370 Revocation

Apprehending the violent protests in view of one year anniversary of abrogation of Article 370 and Article 35 A, Jammu and Kashmir authorities have imposed curfew for two days, August 4 and August 5,

Madras HC warns institutions insisting full fee payment of contempt proceeding

Madras HC warns institutions insisting full fee payment of contempt proceeding

On Saturday, the Madras High Court warned the educational institutions to haul up for the contempt of Court, who have been in violation of the Court’s earlier order and have been insisting on full p

N Ram, Arun Shourie, and Prashant Bhusan challenged Contempt of Court Act in Supreme Court

N Ram, Arun Shourie, and Prashant Bhusan challenged Contempt of Court Act in Supreme Court

The Hindu Journalist N Ram, former Union Minister Arun Shourie, and advocate Prashant Bhusan has moved Supreme Court challenging the ‘constitutional validity’ of criminal contempt on grounds of

Rajasthan Assembly Speaker Moves Top Court Challenging Rajasthan High Court Order to Maintain Status Quo

Rajasthan Assembly Speaker Moves Top Court Challenging Rajasthan High Court Order to Maintain Status Quo

The Rajasthan assembly speaker Mr. C.P. Joshi has moved the Supreme Court challenging the Hon’ble Rajasthan High Court order of July 24, which had directed maintenance of status quo on the disqu

“Why on earth would I fight to be a CM of a UT when I have been CM of a state” – Omar Abdullah

“Why on earth would I fight to be a CM of a UT when I have been CM of a state” – Omar Abdullah

Former CM of Jammu and Kashmir Omar Abdullah in a recent interview alleges that the central government tries to gag him about the developments that took place in the state after August 5, 2019. Abdull

Night Curfew Lifted, Gyms and Yoga Centers to Reopen From August 5

Night Curfew Lifted, Gyms and Yoga Centers to Reopen From August 5

India went on a complete nationwide lockdown on March 25 to curb the spread of novel coronavirus. In order to bring back the normalcy, the government has been gradually issuing the Unlock guidelines.

NC President Omar Abdullah Refused to Contest Assembly Elections as Long as J&K Remains a UT

NC President Omar Abdullah Refused to Contest Assembly Elections as Long as J&K Remains a UT

Former Chief Minister of Jammu & Kashmir, Omar Abdullah, who walked out of detention this march after spending 8 months in preventive detention, said that he would not contest assembly election as

Rajasthan Speaker CP Joshi Withdrew Plea Filed Before the Supreme Court Challenging HC Order

Rajasthan Speaker CP Joshi Withdrew Plea Filed Before the Supreme Court Challenging HC Order

On Monday, C.P. Joshi, Speaker of Rajasthan Legislative Assembly withdrew his petition challenging the High Court’s on July 21st order. The High Court order was regarding the direction against h

Supreme Court Reserved Order on Plea Seeking PM CARES Funds Transfer to NDRF

Supreme Court Reserved Order on Plea Seeking PM CARES Funds Transfer to NDRF

Supreme Court on Monday, reserved its order on a plea seeking transfer of all the funds collected in the PM CARES Fund to the National Disaster Response Fund (NDRF). PM CARES Fund was formulated to ra

Attorney General Venugopal Advocates Video Conferencing of Court Proceedings

Attorney General Venugopal Advocates Video Conferencing of Court Proceedings

Attorney General KK Venugopal, while speaking at the launch of a district-level awareness program in regional languages on e-court services by the Supreme Court e-committee, commended the legal frater

“Voice of Dissent Cannot Be Suppressed”; SC Declines Speaker CP Joshi’s Plea and Gave a Breather to Sachin Pilot Camp

“Voice of Dissent Cannot Be Suppressed”; SC Declines Speaker CP Joshi’s Plea and Gave a Breather to Sachin Pilot Camp

Supreme Court on Thursday has rejected Rajasthan assembly speaker CP Joshi’s plea to intervene in the Rajasthan High Court’s July 21 order to defer the disqualification of Sachin Pilot and

Speaker CP Joshi Moved SC Challenging Rajasthan HC’s Order to Defer Sachin Pilot and 18 Other MLAs’ Disqualification

Speaker CP Joshi Moved SC Challenging Rajasthan HC’s Order to Defer Sachin Pilot and 18 Other MLAs’ Disqualification

Rajasthan assembly speaker CP Joshi on Wednesday has challenged the High Court’s delay and intervention in context to the disqualification of rebel leader Sachin Pilot and other 18 Congress MLAs

Rajasthan HC Granted More Time to Sachin Pilot to Amend the Petition on Disqualification of MLAs Notice

Rajasthan HC Granted More Time to Sachin Pilot to Amend the Petition on Disqualification of MLAs Notice

Rajasthan High Court has granted more time to Sachin Pilot and camp to come with a fresh petition by Friday. The matter will now be heard by a division bench. Prithviraj Meena, a loyalist supporter of

Supreme Court refused to entertain plea challenging 100 percent domicile reservation in J&K

Supreme Court refused to entertain plea challenging 100 percent domicile reservation in J&K

Supreme Court on Wednesday, denied entertaining the plea filed against 100 percent domicile quota in the public employment in the Union Territory Jammu and Kashmir. The three-judge bench of the apex c

Make a Choice Between Your Job and Facebook Account; Delhi High Court Declines Lt Colonel Plea

Make a Choice Between Your Job and Facebook Account; Delhi High Court Declines Lt Colonel Plea

Delhi High Court has refused to entertain the plea filed by an army officer seeking directions to the Director-General of Military Intelligence to withdraw its June 6 orders to ban the use of Facebook

Lt. Colonel Moved Delhi HC Challenging the Ban on the Use of Facebook and 88 Other Applications by Army Personnel

Lt. Colonel Moved Delhi HC Challenging the Ban on the Use of Facebook and 88 Other Applications by Army Personnel

An army officer has approached Delhi High Court on Monday against centre government’s decision to prohibit the use of social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, and 87 other apps. The matt

Farooq and Omar Abdullah Moved J&K High Court for 16 NC Leaders Release

Farooq and Omar Abdullah Moved J&K High Court for 16 NC Leaders Release

National Conference on Monday, moved the Jammu and Kashmir High Court seeking the release of sixteen NC leaders who were detained in their houses illegally since August last year after the centre gove

Supreme Court seeks response from Centre and 13 other States in a PIL on Barbarity Against Animals

Supreme Court seeks response from Centre and 13 other States in a PIL on Barbarity Against Animals

Supreme Court has issued notice to centre and 13 other states including Kerala to file a reply on the PIL challenging the barbaric practices to ward off the animals based on the recent events of cruel

Jammu and Kashmir Administration Extended Internet Restrictions till July 29

Jammu and Kashmir Administration Extended Internet Restrictions till July 29

An order has been passed by the Jammu and Kashmir administration on extending the restrictions on internet speed till 29th July. There have been blatant violations of Article 21 of the constitution as

Karnataka High Court Stayed State Government Orders to Ban Online Classes

Karnataka High Court Stayed State Government Orders to Ban Online Classes

Karnataka High Court on Wednesday stayed the order of the state government issued on 15th and 27th June 2020 which put a ban on conducting online classes for classes LKG to 10 in view of COVID-19. The

Uttarakhand HC Reserves Judgment in PIL Challenging Char Dham Act

Uttarakhand HC Reserves Judgment in PIL Challenging Char Dham Act

The Uttarakhand High Court reserved its judgment on a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed by BJP Rajya Sabha MP Subramanian Swamy challenging the Char Dham Devasthanam Management Act. The bench com

Plea in Supreme Court to Frame Policy Prohibiting Consumption of Liquor

Plea in Supreme Court to Frame Policy Prohibiting Consumption of Liquor

A petition has been filed in the Supreme Court seeking directions to the centre to frame an effective policy to prohibit the consumption of intoxicating drinks and drugs which are injurious to health,

Section 144 imposed in Mumbai, over growing cases of COVID-19

Section 144 imposed in Mumbai, over growing cases of COVID-19

At a time when the second phase of unlocking kickstarted across the country with restrictions being relaxed, the Mumbai Police on Wednesday imposed Section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure 1973,

J&K HC Bar tells CJI – 99% habeas corpus pleas filed since the abrogation of Article 370 are pending

J&K HC Bar tells CJI – 99% habeas corpus pleas filed since the abrogation of Article 370 are pending

In a letter to the Chief Justice of India S A Bobde, the Jammu and Kashmir High Court Bar Association’s executive committee stated that “Ever since the scrapping of Article 370 in August last year

Kerala High Court Upheld Ban on the Religious Sacrifice of Animals Under Kerala Animals and Birds Sacrifices Prohibition Act

Kerala High Court Upheld Ban on the Religious Sacrifice of Animals Under Kerala Animals and Birds Sacrifices Prohibition Act

Kerala High Court has rejected a petition and upheld the constitutional validity of the Kerala Animals and Birds Sacrifices Prohibition Act, 1968 which prohibits the sacrifice of birds and animals for

SC Delivers Split Verdict on whether Family Court has jurisdiction of Maintenance Petition Under Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Divorce) Act

SC Delivers Split Verdict on whether Family Court has jurisdiction of Maintenance Petition Under Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Divorce) Act

The Supreme Court on 18th June gave a split verdict on the issue of whether a Family Court has the jurisdiction to entertain a maintenance petition under Section 3 of the Muslim Women (Protection of R

SC Seeks Centre’s response on a plea to rename ‘Bombay High Court’ As ‘High Court of Maharashtra’

SC Seeks Centre’s response on a plea to rename ‘Bombay High Court’ As ‘High Court of Maharashtra’

On Wednesday, the Supreme Court has sought for Centre’s response in a PIL which sought directions to change the name of ‘High Court of Bombay’ to ‘High Court of Maharashtra’. A three-judge b

SC to hear plea seeking to rename ‘India’ to ‘Bharat’ on June 2

SC to hear plea seeking to rename ‘India’ to ‘Bharat’ on June 2

Seventy years after the Indian Constitution came into force, yet another PIL has been filed before the Supreme Court seeking to replace the name of the country ‘India’ with ‘Bharat’ or ‘Hind

Unelected People Think They Can Impose Will Through Courts – Harish Salve

Unelected People Think They Can Impose Will Through Courts – Harish Salve

On Friday, while speaking during a webinar on the issue of ‘Insulting the Judiciary from Social Media Diatribes’ the acclaimed Jurist Harish Salve said that a lot of people who are not elected rep

‘Liquor not a fundamental right, but a privilege granted by State’ – Delhi govt on imposing ‘Special corona fee’

‘Liquor not a fundamental right, but a privilege granted by State’ – Delhi govt on imposing ‘Special corona fee’

The Assistant Commissioner of Excise department, Delhi Government has on Thursday informed the Delhi High Court that the sale or consumption of liquor is not a fundamental right, but a privilege and t

Ban on 4G internet services in Jammu and Kashmir extended till 17th June

Ban on 4G internet services in Jammu and Kashmir extended till 17th June

The Government of Jammu and Kashmir (Home Department) on Wednesday, passed another order, extending the restrictions on internet speed to 2G and internet connectivity with Mac-binding in the Union Ter

Omar Abdullah, finally a free bird after 8 months. Oops, now the state is locked down.

Omar Abdullah, finally a free bird after 8 months. Oops, now the state is locked down.

On 24 March, the Jammu and Kashmir administration has revoked the detention of former Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah, who has been in detention since 5 August 2019, following the Centre’s decision to

Shaheen Bagh Protestors detained as Delhi toughens lockdown over coronavirus

Shaheen Bagh Protestors detained as Delhi toughens lockdown over coronavirus

Delhi Police on 24 March, cleared the protestors at the Shaheen Bagh area of Delhi, who were protesting against the Citizenship Amendment Act, 2019. The protesters, which mostly include women, have be

Lok Sabha passes an undiscussed Finance Bill, 2020

Lok Sabha passes an undiscussed Finance Bill, 2020

On 23 March, Lok Sabha has passed the Finance Bill 2020, without any discussion at an all-party meeting convened by Speaker Om Birla, as the House curtailed its sittings in the wake of the coronavirus

Madras High Court sets aside order against Kiran Bedi

Madras High Court sets aside order against Kiran Bedi

The Madras High Court on 11 March, allowed the Central Government’s appeal which challenged the Single Judge’s ruling, which held that the Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry, Kiran Bedi, cannot int

Calcutta HC stays Centre’s ‘leave India’ notice to a Polish student

Calcutta HC stays Centre’s ‘leave India’ notice to a Polish student

The Calcutta High Court on 5 March, has stayed the Centre’s notice which issued a ‘Leave India’ notice to a Polish student, for allegedly participating in a protest against the Citizenship Amend

Special circumstances must be shown to approach the HC directly, before approaching the Sessions court – Allahabad High Court

Special circumstances must be shown to approach the HC directly, before approaching the Sessions court – Allahabad High Court

The Allahabad High Court on 2 March, held that under special circumstances, a person apprehending arrest may seek anticipatory bail by directly approaching High Court, without first approaching the Se

Accused need not be heard under Section 173(8) of Cr.P.C– Supreme Court

Accused need not be heard under Section 173(8) of Cr.P.C– Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on 2 March, has reiterated that an accused or co-accused does not have any right to be heard, before any direction for further investigation is made by the court, under Section 173(8

SC dismissed a plea challenging the constitutional validity of death penalty

SC dismissed a plea challenging the constitutional validity of death penalty

Supreme Court has today dismissed a petition challenging the constitutional validity of Section 354(5) of the Code of Criminal Procedure of delivering the death penalty by hanging to death. The bench

Cabinet approves implementation of 37 Central Laws to Jammu & Kashmir

Cabinet approves implementation of 37 Central Laws to Jammu & Kashmir

The Union Cabinet has issued an order dated 26 February, for the implementation of 37 Central Laws in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir to ensure administrative effectiveness and remove ambigui

SC to refer the question of preliminary inquiry under CrPC to a larger bench

SC to refer the question of preliminary inquiry under CrPC to a larger bench

The Supreme Court has referred to a larger bench, the question of whether a preliminary inquiry under Section 340 of the Code of Criminal Procedure is mandatory for a complaint under Section 195 of

Uddhav Thackeray’s stand on National Population Register

Uddhav Thackeray’s stand on National Population Register

On 23 February, the Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Uddhav Thackeray has decided to set up a high-power committee comprising of all three ruling party members of the Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi (MVA) gove

Supreme Court expresses displeasure on delayed disposal of bail application

Supreme Court expresses displeasure on delayed disposal of bail application

On 20 February, the Supreme Court observed that the bail applications need to dealt with expeditiously and finally, one way or the other and cannot brook delay. The bench comprising of Justices A M Kh

Notice to 10 students involved in anti-CAA protests at Jamia Millia Islamia – Delhi Police

Notice to 10 students involved in anti-CAA protests at Jamia Millia Islamia – Delhi Police

On 19 February, 10 Jamia Millia Islamia students were issued notice by the Delhi Police, asking them to appear before it for questioning, in connection with the anti-CAA protest and alleged police cra

Karnataka HC grants bail to anti-CAA protesters detained in Mangalore

Karnataka HC grants bail to anti-CAA protesters detained in Mangalore

On 18 February, the Karnataka High Court granted bail to 21 people who were detained on the allegations of violence against police during anti-CAA protests in Mangalore on 19 December 2019. The HC fur

Delhi police names Sharjeel Imam as instigator, sends him to judicial custody

Delhi police names Sharjeel Imam as instigator, sends him to judicial custody

On 18 February, a Ph.D. student of Jawaharlal Nehru University, Sharjeel Imam, who was named by Delhi Police as the ‘instigator’ of violence at New Friends Colony near Jamia Milia Islamia on 15 De

Shaheen Bagh Protesters Delighted with the Appointment of Interlocutors

Shaheen Bagh Protesters Delighted with the Appointment of Interlocutors

On 17 February, while hearing a plea against the blockade at Shaheen Bagh, the honorable apex court appointed senior advocate Sanjay Hegde and advocate Sadhana Ramachandran to mediate with the protest

Sabarimala Review Order – Arguments on reference by Supreme Court bench

Sabarimala Review Order – Arguments on reference by Supreme Court bench

On 17 February, the nine-judge bench headed by Chief Justice of India, SA Bobde has begun hearing the seven issues mentioned in the Sabarimala reference order. The bench comprising of Chief Justice SA

Gauhati High Court – Land Revenue documents, PAN card and bank documents do not prove citizenship

Gauhati High Court – Land Revenue documents, PAN card and bank documents do not prove citizenship

The Gauhati High Court on 12 February, while citing a previous judgment (Md. Babul Islam Vs. Union of India), ascertained that the land revenue receipts, as well as the PAN Card and Bank documents, do

Section 144 order passed by the Additional District Magistrate quashed by Bombay HC

Section 144 order passed by the Additional District Magistrate quashed by Bombay HC

The Aurangabad Bench of the Bombay High Court while quashing the order passed by the Additional District Magistrate against allowing protests in Maharashtra’s Beed said that the anti-CAA protesters

Notice to J&K on plea by Omar Abdullah’s sister challenging his detention – Supreme Court

Notice to J&K on plea by Omar Abdullah’s sister challenging his detention – Supreme Court

The Supreme Court today has issued a notice to the Centre and the administration of Jammu and Kashmir, over the detention of former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah under the Public Safety Act (PSA). The

“Waiting period is really painful” – Newly sworn Kerala HC Justice PV Kunhikrishnan

“Waiting period is really painful” – Newly sworn Kerala HC Justice PV Kunhikrishnan

Citing the long delay of almost two years in his appointment as judge, Justice P V Kunhikrishnan, who was sworn in as Kerala High Court judge on 13 February, stated that the waiting period was really

Calcutta High Court allows live streaming of hearing

Calcutta High Court allows live streaming of hearing

The Calcutta High Court on 12 February, allowed the hearing of a case in live streaming on YouTube, stating that the proceedings would have ramifications for the community across the country. The case

Plea seeking voting rights for prisoners dismissed by Delhi High Court

Plea seeking voting rights for prisoners dismissed by Delhi High Court

The Delhi High Court today has dismissed a PIL that sought voting rights for prisoners, saying the facility was provided under the law and it can be taken away by law. A Division bench comprising of C

Delhi HC Issues Notice to Centre on Plea by Injured Student Seeking Probe in Jamia Violence

Delhi HC Issues Notice to Centre on Plea by Injured Student Seeking Probe in Jamia Violence

The Delhi High Court today has issued a notice to the Centre, seeking its response on a plea that sought a court-monitored probe into the police repression at Jamia Millia Islamia University on 15 Dec

Supreme Court to refer the newly framed 7 issues to a larger bench – Sabarimala case

Supreme Court to refer the newly framed 7 issues to a larger bench – Sabarimala case

The 9-judge bench of Supreme Court constituted by the honorable apex court which includes Chief Justice of India SA Bobde, Justices R Banumathi, Ashok Bhushan, L Nageshwara Rao, Mohan M Shantanagoudar

Supreme Court issues notice for clearance of Shaheen Bagh protests

Supreme Court issues notice for clearance of Shaheen Bagh protests

The Supreme Court today has issued a notice while hearing the pleas seeking to remove the protests at Shaheen Bagh, Delhi. Various protesters, mainly women, and children have been protesting at Shahee

Supreme Court upheld the constitutional validity of SC/ST Amendment Act, 2018

Supreme Court upheld the constitutional validity of SC/ST Amendment Act, 2018

The Supreme Court on Monday has upheld the constitutional the validity of SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Amendment Act, 2018 that ruled out any provision for anticipatory bail for a person accused o

Allahabad HC refuses permission for anti-CAA protests

Allahabad HC refuses permission for anti-CAA protests

The Allahabad High Court on 7 January has dismissed a petition seeking its directions for carrying out protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act, 2019 from the Firozabad district authorities. The

Dr Kafeel Khan detained in Mumbai for his hate speech at AMU during anti-CAA protest

Dr Kafeel Khan detained in Mumbai for his hate speech at AMU during anti-CAA protest

The controversial Uttar Pradesh doctor, Kafeel Khan who was accused of giving a provocative speech on the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, during a speech in Aligarh Muslim University, last month was arre

Photos of 70 people involved in violence during anti-CAA protests were released by Delhi Police.

Photos of 70 people involved in violence during anti-CAA protests were released by Delhi Police.

s per sources, the Delhi Police on 29 January has released photos of around 70 people, who were allegedly involved in violence during the anti-CAA protests on 15 December 2019 near Jamia Millia Islami

Cabinet approves extension of Abortion limit from 20 to 24 weeks

Cabinet approves extension of Abortion limit from 20 to 24 weeks

The Union Cabinet has today approved the Medical Termination of Pregnancy (Amendment) Bill 2020, which sought extension of the upper gestation limit for abortions to 24 weeks from 20 weeks. The bill e

Bail to Bangladeshi Illegal migrant – Karnataka High Court

Bail to Bangladeshi Illegal migrant – Karnataka High Court

On 27 January, the Karnataka High Court has granted bail to a Bangladeshi Christian illegal migrant, on the pretext of the provisions of the latest amended Citizenship Act, 2019. The bench headed by J

Resolution to Abolish the State’s Legislative Council – Andhra Pradesh Cabinet

Resolution to Abolish the State’s Legislative Council – Andhra Pradesh Cabinet

On 27 January, the Andhra Pradesh cabinet led by Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy proposed a resolution to abolish the state’s legislative council. It is expected to be passed unanimously, as the Te

AIMPLB Moves SC for Impleadment In Pleas Challenging Polygamy and Nikah Halala

AIMPLB Moves SC for Impleadment In Pleas Challenging Polygamy and Nikah Halala

On 27 January, the All India Muslim Personal Law Board has moved the Supreme Court seeking impleadment in petitions challenging the constitutional validity of polygamy and nikah halala, practiced amon

Protesters from Bijnor write to CJI to abrogate Citizenship Amendment Act – Anti CAA protests

Protesters from Bijnor write to CJI to abrogate Citizenship Amendment Act – Anti CAA protests

The protesters from the Bijnor district of Uttar Pradesh have reportedly sent letters to the Chief Justice of India, seeking to abrogate the implementation of the controversial Citizenship Amendment A

CAA protests – 154 eminent citizens urge President to take action against those causing violence

CAA protests – 154 eminent citizens urge President to take action against those causing violence

Around 154 eminent citizens including former judges, civil servants, and defence officers have written to President Ram Nath Kovind, urging to take action against those indulging in violence while pro

Supreme Court dismisses to put a stay on CAA

Supreme Court dismisses to put a stay on CAA

The Supreme Court today has issued a notice on all matters, which challenged the validity of the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and granted four weeks to the Centre to respond to the pleas against CA

Bill to establish three capitals – Andhra Pradesh Assembly

Bill to establish three capitals – Andhra Pradesh Assembly

On the night of 20 January, the Andhra Pradesh assembly has passed the AP Decentralisation and Inclusive Development of all Regions Bill 2020 and the Capital Region Development Authority Repeal Bill 2

Bombay Lawyers recite the preamble of Constitution outside the High Court premises – Anti-CAA protests

Bombay Lawyers recite the preamble of Constitution outside the High Court premises – Anti-CAA protests

On 20 January, several Bombay lawyers including senior counsels Navroze Seervai, Gayatri Singh and Mihir Desai read out the Preamble to the Constitution of India, outside the premises of Bombay High C

CAA was not necessary – Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina

CAA was not necessary – Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina

The Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina termed the Indian Citizenship Amendment Act and the National Register of Citizens as the ‘internal matters’ of India. She further commented that the act

Civil Judgments of UAE courts are enforceable in India – Central Government

Civil Judgments of UAE courts are enforceable in India – Central Government

The Central Government on 18 January issued a notification declaring that the Civil Judgments of the superior courts of the United Arab Emirates are now enforceable in Indian Courts. As per the notifi

Five more political leaders in J&K released from detention

Five more political leaders in J&K released from detention

The Jammu and Kashmir government has released five more political leaders, who were detained after the abrogation of Article 370 of the Indian Constitution, which granted special status to the state.

Mobile internet and broadband services restored in parts of Jammu and Kashmir

Mobile internet and broadband services restored in parts of Jammu and Kashmir

On 14 January, the Jammu and Kashmir government declared the restoration of 2G mobile connectivity in five districts of the Jammu region. Further, broadband facilities will be restored to ‘all the i

Kerala Becomes the first state to challenge the CAA in SC

Kerala Becomes the first state to challenge the CAA in SC

The Kerala Government moved to Supreme Court today, seeking the repeal of the Citizenship Amendment Act which grants Indian citizenship to non-Muslim minorities from Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Banglad

Resolution by Gujarat Assembly in support of Citizenship (Amendment) Act

Resolution by Gujarat Assembly in support of Citizenship (Amendment) Act

On 10 January, the Gujarat Legislative Assembly passed a resolution supporting the Citizenship Amendment Act, 2019. Accordingly, they congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Union Home Mini

Citizenship Amendment Act becomes official – Home Ministry notification

Citizenship Amendment Act becomes official – Home Ministry notification

The Citizenship (Amendment) Act officially came into effect from 10 January. Despite weeks of protests by thousands of citizens all over the country, the Centre issued a gazette notification announcin

Sedition charges against anti-CAA protesters dropped – Jharkhand CM

Sedition charges against anti-CAA protesters dropped – Jharkhand CM

Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren declared on his Twitter account that the state administration has been recommended to drop the sedition charges enforced against 3,000 people for taking part in t

Petition filed in SC seeking removal of Mamta Banerjee as West Bengal CM

Petition filed in SC seeking removal of Mamta Banerjee as West Bengal CM

A petition was filed in the Supreme Court on 6 January by a person named Varaaki, seeking removal of Mamata Banerjee as the Chief Minister of West Bengal. The petition sought a direction to the West B

Justice Sanju Panda appointed as the acting Chief Justice of Orissa High Court

Justice Sanju Panda appointed as the acting Chief Justice of Orissa High Court

The center notified the appointment of the senior-most judge of Orissa High Court, Justice Sanju Panda as the Acting Chief Justice of the said HC. The notification dated 3 January 2020 stated that Jus

Lawyers stage anti-CAA-NRC protests in Madras HC

Lawyers stage anti-CAA-NRC protests in Madras HC

On 3 January 2020, the lawyers at Madras HC had staged protests against the recent Citizenship Amendment Act, 2019 and National Register of Citizens stating that CAA humiliates people based on their r

Varanasi Court Grants Bail to 57 People Arrested During Anti-CAA Protests

Varanasi Court Grants Bail to 57 People Arrested During Anti-CAA Protests

The Additional Session Judge S. K. Pandey granted bail to 57 of the 59 protesters who were arrested during the anti-Citizenship Amendment Act protests. The 57 people who applied for bail were released

Request to appoint claims commissioner to estimate the damages during anti-CAA protests – Delhi Police

Request to appoint claims commissioner to estimate the damages during anti-CAA protests – Delhi Police

The Delhi Police had requested the High Court to appoint a claims commissioner to estimate and investigate the liability of the damaged properties during the anti-CAA protests. The police in its lette

J&K High Court withdraws its notification which opened District Court Vacancies on Pan-India Basis

J&K High Court withdraws its notification which opened District Court Vacancies on Pan-India Basis

On 26 December 2019, the High court of Jammu and Kashmir invited applications from all over the country to fill 33 vacancies in district courts of the Union territories – J&K and Ladakh. The

New year resolution for District Courts in Karnataka

New year resolution for District Courts in Karnataka

Karnataka District and Taluk courts have revised their working hours by extra 30 minutes every day, with effect from 1 January 2020. A notification in this regard was issued on 30 December, by the Reg

The damaged railway property will be recovered from those involved in the violence – Vinod Kumar Yadav

The damaged railway property will be recovered from those involved in the violence – Vinod Kumar Yadav

On 30 December, the Railway Board Chairman, Vinod Kumar Yadav pointed out that around Rs 80 crore worth railway property was damaged during protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act 2019, across

Interpretation for Clause (ccc) of Section 60(1) of the Civil Procedure Code – Delhi High Court

Interpretation for Clause (ccc) of Section 60(1) of the Civil Procedure Code – Delhi High Court

The Delhi High Court held that the expression ‘judgment debtor’ in Clause (ccc) of Section 60(1) of the Civil Procedure Code has to be read and understood in the context of the meaning ascribed to

NPR Data ‘May or May Not be Used’ for NRC – Law Minister, Ravi Shankar Prasad

NPR Data ‘May or May Not be Used’ for NRC – Law Minister, Ravi Shankar Prasad

On 29 December, the Union Law and Justice Minister, Ravi Shankar Prasad said that “some” data collected for the National Population Register (NPR) “may or may not be used” for the implementati

Madras High Court to go digital on cause list

Madras High Court to go digital on cause list

The Madras High Court has decided to give up the four-decade-old practice of publishing and distributing of bulky manual cause lists to the lawyers on every working day. The High Court has decided to

Assam school teacher suspended for taking part in anti – CAA protests

Assam school teacher suspended for taking part in anti – CAA protests

Bondita Bora, a teacher of Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya in Assam’s Jorhat district, was suspended through a notice dated 24 December, for allegedly taking part in anti-CAA protests. The government of

Lawyers’ distance themselves from BCI’s resolution – Anti-CAA protests

Lawyers’ distance themselves from BCI’s resolution – Anti-CAA protests

As per sources, around 1,000 lawyers from across the country have distanced themselves from the statements made by the Bar Council of India (BCI) in its resolution dated 22 December, on the anti-Citiz

UP police detains Muslim Lawyer offering legal aid to protesters, claiming links with militant group

UP police detains Muslim Lawyer offering legal aid to protesters, claiming links with militant group

On 23 December, the Uttar Pradesh police detained an advocate Mohammad Faizal, who was in Shamli to offer legal aid to the arrested protestors during anti-CAA protests in UP. The police claim that the

NHRC issued notice to UP DGP for violation of human rights during anti-CAA protests

NHRC issued notice to UP DGP for violation of human rights during anti-CAA protests

The National Human Rights Commission has issued a notice to the director-general of UP police, following various complaints of their alleged ‘violation of human rights’ during the ongoing anti-CAA

Delhi High Court Dismissed the Pleas Challenging the Internet Shutdown

Delhi High Court Dismissed the Pleas Challenging the Internet Shutdown

A Public Interest Litigation, challenging the Deputy Commissioner’s order of shutting down the internet services in Delhi was dismissed by the Delhi High Court. The Divisional Bench headed by Chief

German Student told to leave India for protesting against CAA

German Student told to leave India for protesting against CAA

Jacob Lindenthal, a German post-graduate student of physics at the Indian Institute of Technology-Madras (IIT Madras), was asked to leave India by the immigration department after he participated in a

Delhi Court rejected the bail plea of 15 persons arrested in anti CAA protests

Delhi Court rejected the bail plea of 15 persons arrested in anti CAA protests

The Delhi Metropolitan Magistrate court dismissed the bail plea of 15 persons who were detained on the night of 20 December, for their alleged involvement in the violence at Daryaganj area in Delhi. T

Preventive detention cannot be invoked to solve ordinary law and order problems – Allahabad HC

Preventive detention cannot be invoked to solve ordinary law and order problems – Allahabad HC

The Allahabad High Court in an order dated 19 December, highlighted that the orders of preventive detention can only be passed in the cases of a public order problem and asserted that such measures ca

Madras High Court hears anti-CAA pleas on Sunday

Madras High Court hears anti-CAA pleas on Sunday

On 22 December, the Madras High Court held a special sitting to hear the pleas of the conduct of rallies against the Citizenship Amendment Act, announced by opposition parties in Tamil Nadu. On Sunday

Detainees permitted to meet lawyers – Delhi Magistrate – Anti CAA Protests

Detainees permitted to meet lawyers – Delhi Magistrate – Anti CAA Protests

The Chief Metropolitan Magistrate of Central Delhi directed the Daryagang Station House Officer to allow the detainees to meet their lawyers in the anti CAA protests. A complaint was filed by a practi

No Stay on Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019 – Supreme Court

No Stay on Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019 – Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on 18 December refused to stay the implementation of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019. However, the bench stated that it will examine if there was a need to put stay on the newl

Article 142 to Dissolve a Marriage Which Has Irretrievable Broken Down – Supreme Court

Article 142 to Dissolve a Marriage Which Has Irretrievable Broken Down – Supreme Court

The Supreme Court held that it has the power to invoke Article 142 of the Indian Constitution, to dissolve marriages which have no scope of reconciliation and have been irretrievably broken down. The

Electronic Voting Machines Cannot be Considered as ‘Information’ Under RTI Act – Delhi High Court

Electronic Voting Machines Cannot be Considered as ‘Information’ Under RTI Act – Delhi High Court

The Delhi High Court on 17 December, held that Electronic Voting Machines are not ‘Information’ under the Right to Information Act. The bench headed by Justice Jayant Nath overruled the order pass

Plea Seeking CBI Probe Into Violence During Protests Against CAA To Be Heard By Supreme Court

Plea Seeking CBI Probe Into Violence During Protests Against CAA To Be Heard By Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on 17 December agreed to hear the plea, seeking a CBI or a court-monitored SIT probe into the police violence during protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act, 2019. The Supreme

Supreme Court to Hear the Petitions Challenging the Citizenship Amendment Act on 18 Dec 2019

Supreme Court to Hear the Petitions Challenging the Citizenship Amendment Act on 18 Dec 2019

Supreme Court has intended to hear the petitions challenging the Citizenship Amendment Act, 2019 on 18 December. The Amendment of 2019 grants citizenship to the non-Muslim migrants from Pakistan, Bang

Demand to include Hindus in the Provisions of Article 29 and 30 of the Constitution

Demand to include Hindus in the Provisions of Article 29 and 30 of the Constitution

‘Sansad Sampark’ (connecting with the Parliament), a campaign initiated by the Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP), demands the lawmakers to include the Hindu community as well in Articles 29 and 30 of th

Assam Opposition Leader Challenges the CAA, 2019 In Supreme Court

Assam Opposition Leader Challenges the CAA, 2019 In Supreme Court

On Friday, the Congress leader in Assam Debabrata Saikia, along with two others, filed a petition in the Supreme court challenging the constitutionality of the Citizenship Amendment Act, 2019. The pet

The High Court Has No Power To Dismiss An Appeal On Merits – Supreme Court

The High Court Has No Power To Dismiss An Appeal On Merits – Supreme Court

The Supreme Court, on Friday, held that a second appeal cannot be dismissed on merits by the High Court if the appellant is not present on the date of hearing. In Prabodh Ch. Das vs. Mahamaya Das, the

Rajya Sabha authorizes the Constitution Amendment Bill

Rajya Sabha authorizes the Constitution Amendment Bill

On Thursday, Rajya Sabha approved the Constitution (126th) Amendment Bill which was passed by Lok Sabha on 10 December. The bill was passed in the Upper house with all the 163 votes in favor and none

Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2019 Obtains Presidential Assent

Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2019 Obtains Presidential Assent

The Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2019 has now become an Act after President Ram Nath Kovind’s assent, on Thursday. The bill was passed by the Lok Sabha on 9 December with 311 ayes and 80 noes. Accord

Review Petitions Against Ayodhya Verdict Dismissed- SC

Review Petitions Against Ayodhya Verdict Dismissed- SC

The Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed all the review petitions filed against the verdict passed on 9 November in the Ayodhya case. The five-judge bench headed by Chief Justice of India, S A Bobde ou

Speedy Disposal In The Cases Of Brutality Against Women – CM Jagan Mohan Reddy

Speedy Disposal In The Cases Of Brutality Against Women – CM Jagan Mohan Reddy

On 11 December, the Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister, Jagan Mohan Reddy authorized two draft bills to dispose of the cases of atrocities against women, within 21 days. The first bill is an amendment to t

Judicial inquiry to be held in the Hyderabad encounter -Supreme Court

Judicial inquiry to be held in the Hyderabad encounter -Supreme Court

The apex court on Thursday ordered a judicial inquiry against the police personnel who were involved in the encounter of the four accused, in the gang-rape and murder of the Veterinary doctor in Hyder

Contempt Notice To Striking Lawyers – High Court, J&K

Contempt Notice To Striking Lawyers – High Court, J&K

On 11 December, the High Court of Jammu and Kashmir, issued the striking lawyers, show-cause notices seeking their response to why they should not be tried for the criminal contempt of court. The Jamm

Lok Sabha Passes Constitution Amendment Bill to Extend SC-ST Quota

Lok Sabha Passes Constitution Amendment Bill to Extend SC-ST Quota

On 10 December, Lok Sabha passed a constitution amendment bill which enhances the reservation for the Scheduled Castes and Tribes for a further 10 years in the legislatures. The bill was passed with a

Supreme Court Urge the Appointment of Judges Approved by the Collegium and the Government Within Six Month

Supreme Court Urge the Appointment of Judges Approved by the Collegium and the Government Within Six Month

Supreme Court, in a seven-page judicial order, emphasized that around 213 names recommended for the appointment in various High Courts were pending with the Supreme Court collegium and that 197 recomm

Manipur to be Included in the ILP Regime – Amit Shah

Manipur to be Included in the ILP Regime – Amit Shah

During the Lok Sabha interaction session of the Citizenship Amendment Bill on 9 December, the Union Home Minister, Amit Shah assured to extend Manipur into the limit of Inner Line Permit (ILP). Shah t



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