It is clear that the law requires an active act of disturbance to constitute an offence, but does it include a quiet refusal to stand for the national anthem?
The court also directed that the national flag should be shown on screen when the anthem is played.
A bill which seeks to tax money deposited in banks post demonetisation was passed in the Lok Sabha on Tuesday, within minutes and without any debate.
The court has questioned the use of Devanagari numerals on the new Rs 2,000 notes in response to a PIL that declares the notes are unconstitutional.
Cases are delayed as courts have not been using statutory remedies available to them – an issue that has been noted by the Supreme Court and ex-RBI governor Raghuram Rajan.
A petition filed in the Supreme Court argues that a decision like demonetisation, pivotal to monetary policy, can’t be left to the whims of the Centre.
An HUF entity is against the rights enshrined in our constitution and has become a mere tax planning tool in the hands of tax consultants who advise affluent Hindus.
Once a song has been released in the public domain does it still belong to the artist who created it or does it become the property of all of mankind?
The issue of the notice to Katju ignores the well-recognised legal principle that no one should be a judge in his own cause.
The court dismissed the review petition in the Soumya case before turning its ire on Katju for the language used against the bench in his Facebook post.
Once the Bill is passed, Karnataka will become the first state in India to come out with legislation that protects those who rescue accident victims.
As the SC hears a case on the drug price ceiling, the government is discussing doing away with the National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority.
NDTV India Could Succeed in Challenging Ban If it Were to Dispute Validity of Cable TV Programme Code Rules
The Hindi news channel is charged with violating certain sub-clauses of the Programme Code, but many of the clauses may not hold up under legal scrutiny.
The channel has pointed out that other channels and newspapers released the same information but were not penalised for the same.
The impressive credentials of the other nominees is proof those countries understand the role international law plays in world affairs – even as India sees the ILC as just another parking slot for a person from the ‘parivar’.
In Sabarimala, the court has an opportunity to set a precedent that firmly entrenches constitutional morality in our political vocabulary and liberates individual rights from the choke hold of group rights.
The Supreme Court’s decision to include women and minors as perpetrators of domestic violence overlooks the ground realities of the lives of women in India.
Weak probes into extrajudicial killings, the failure to prosecute those involved and the absence of a compensation system for the victim’s families shows how the government and courts have failed to take effective measures to end encounter deaths.
The court’s judgment on the alleged extra-judicial killings in Manipur means that police personnel in Madhya Pradesh will be ineligible for any of the defences that encounter cops are generally entitled to.
Moving from ad-hoc to institutional arbitration is the way forward, if India wants to undo the distrust felt by the global trading community.
A two-tier recruitment plan at the magistrate and the district judge cadre level, a process of appraisal for judges and a redressal system for complaints at the higher judiciary level are some ways in which the functioning of the judiciary could be improved.
The Bill privileges a narrow category of refugees and leaves those at the frontiers vulnerable to asylum rejection.
By finalising a few names recommended by the collegium in accordance with the existing MoP but refraining from considering the rest on the ground that the MoP is not valid, the government is acting inconsistently and without any rationale.
The court was hearing a petition that alleged Gandhi was guilty of violating Section 123 (3) of the Representation of the Peoples Act by appealing for votes on the basis of religion.
Pakistan Supreme Court’s Decision to Hang a Schizophrenic is Unethical and Against International Law
It is extremely problematic to carry out the death sentence until the person is capable of understanding why they are being punished.
The Supreme Court is hearing a petition that alleges Gandhi is guilty of violating Section 123 (3) of the Representation of the Peoples Act by appealing for votes on the basis of religion.
Siddharth Vardarajan, one of the founding editors of The Wire and Moulana Syed Athar Hussein Dehlavi, chairman of Anjuman Minhaj-e-Rasool, discuss the controversy surrounding triple talaq.
The Supreme Court and Markandey Katju have both ignored Article 124 (7) of the constitution – which prevents a former SC judge from presenting a case.
The 1995 judgement on Hindutva will not be reconsidered as the court will restrict itself to deciding whether or not appealing to the religious sentiments of voters amounts to a corrupt practice.
The petitioner submitted that the ministries of environment and science have openly pushed GM mustard and that they shouldn’t be allowed to regulate GMOs.
An independent auditor will scrutinise the income received, and expenditure incurred, by the cricketing body as well.
Pakistan’s responsibility under international law for terrorist acts in Uri, and for “training, financing and supporting terrorist groups” turns on the evidence Delhi can gather.
The Quran demands time and patience in executing a divorce in the hope of making the union possible knowing that the couple is bound to have differences.
Katju has been asked to appear in person before the apex court to point out the “fundamental flaws”, as claimed by him, in the Soumya murder case.
Copyright laws the world over acknowledge the importance of access as a way to disseminate knowledge. Why are then people upset that Indian courts want the same?
Many jails in India are overcrowded by around 150%. Reforming prison rules to incorporate provisions like permanent parole and open camps can go a long way in addressing the problem.
A seven judge bench headed by chief justice, T.S. Thakur, will consider if seeking votes in the name of religion will amount to a corrupt practice.
“Such a view coming from a retired judge of this Court needs to be treated with greatest of respect and consideration” the bench said in its order.
Vikram Walia and Jasvir Singh, charged with abduction and murder, are due to hang on October 25 unless their sentences are delayed by review petitions.
A recent apex court judgment has raised eyebrows for several reasons, including its perceived bias against sex workers.