While the committee’s recommendations do improve on the draft Bill, there are no details on regulating IVF clinics and the surrogate’s autonomy is not respected at all points.
The order came after the NIA told the court that the marriage in question could be part of a ‘larger mechanism’ to convert Hindu girls to Islam.
Justices R.K. Agrawal and M.M. Shantanagoudar listed the case for hearing on August 17, saying “this matter requires lengthy hearing” .
Article 35A, added to the constitution by a presidential order in 1954, denies property rights to a woman who marries a person from outside the state.
The apex court has issued a notice to Karti and four others in the case and posted the matter for hearing on August 18th.
Even though the Centre has made clear its stance on the marital rape of a minor, the state cannot pretend that the marital home is a safe place for the child and abdicate its responsibility towards protecting her.
The court, however, said the verdict rendered in the pending petition will determine the outcome of the present plea as well.
Men’s rights activist, state agencies and even the Supreme Court seem to have bought into this propaganda, but surveys on the ground tell a very different story.
Besides logistical issues, allowing proxy voting for NRIs violates the principles of ‘secrecy of voting’ and ‘free and fair elections’.
Mehbooba Mufti’s meeting with political opponent Farooq Abdullah shows just how critical the issue of Article 35A has become.
CRPF is conducting an inquiry into the incident at its level.
‘Stalking’ entails seeking to make contact to “foster personal interaction” – this is not what happened with Kundu, as the accused were driven by anything but to foster interaction, personal or otherwise.
Barala had earlier been charged with stalking and drunk driving, but a tougher charge was added earlier today when he reached the police station, three hours later than the scheduled time.
In the ten years since PWDVA, a civil act, was passed, over 1,000,000 cases have been filed pertaining to “cruelty by husband” and dowry.
There is no official data to back up the prime minister’s claim that the use of “Aadhaar and technology” had led to the discovery of nearly 4 crore bogus ration cards.
The board also told the apex court in an affidavit that the Babri Masjid site was its property and only it was entitled to hold negotiations for an amicable settlement of the dispute.
Misra will take over from CJI J.S. Khehar, who will retire on August 27.
A bench headed by Chief Justice J.S. Khehar issued notice to the Centre and sought its reply within four weeks.
The Allahabad High Court had, in 2010, ruled a three-way division of the disputed 2.77 acres at the Ram Janambhoomi-Babri masjid site in Ayodhya.
The court also imposed a fine of Rs 14,000 on each of them, while directing the government to deport them to Somalia after they serve their prison terms.
The incident allegedly took place on July 31, when a Raksha Bandhan programme was organised by the CRPF troopers at a residential school in Palnar village under Kuakonda police station.
Displeased with the attire of a government employee appearing before it, the Himachal Pradesh high court recently issued guidelines on how litigants should dress for their dealings with the justice system.
The court also directed the managing editor of Mercantile Samachar to pay Rs 30,000 in “symbolic damages” to a man who alleges that he was defamed by the publication.
The HRD ministry will file an affidavit claiming that declaring the university a religious minority institution was an error.
A PhD researcher interviewed more than 100 convicted rapists to understand the roots of endemic male violence against women and children – and then went to find the victim of one.
President Trump is still nominating key figures from America’s torture fiasco to key posts – including new FBI director Christopher Wray.
Sukesh Chandrashekar, an accused in the Election Commission (EC) bribery case, today moved the Delhi High Court alleging that despite an order not to subject him to violence inside Tihar jail, he was tortured.
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Apart from the abuse going completely unnoticed by her school and family, the court’s denial of an abortion will inflict even more violence on this child.
The amount is to be deposited with the Supreme Court Legal Services Committee within two weeks.
The Supreme Court’s upcoming verdict on the right to privacy could have a serious impact on society.
Both the Congress and the BJP had opposed the Election Commission’s decision to introduce the NOTA option, saying it went against the constitution.
Decision on whether privacy can be considered a fundamental right is likely to come out by end of August.
The July 2015 version of the Bill had been criticised by The Wire for arbitrarily assigning wide-ranging discretionary powers and for not possessing the necessary privacy and data-security safeguards.
Given the allegations of impropriety against him, should Justice Dipak Misra become the next CJI just because he is the senior-most judge in the Supreme Court?
Protests against the Supreme Court’s ruling upholding the 2015 high court verdict that shiksha-mitras are not asli teachers have brought rural UP to a halt.
Vishal Rana is the 14th person to be given bail among the 18 accused of killing Mohammad Akhlaq.
The Rajasthan chief minister should seek refuge not in the ambiguity of Kurosawa but in the wisdom of Martin Luther King.
The judges may still be able to articulate the manner in which limits for a right to privacy may be arrived at, without explicitly specifying them.
The DIG-rank officer was arrested in 2007 in connection with the alleged fake encounter of Sohrabuddin Sheikh, believed to be linked to Lashkar-e-Taiba.