Full text of the judgment by Justice J. Chelameswar declaring privacy to be a fundamental right.
Full text of the judgment by Justice S.A. Bobde declaring privacy to be a fundamental right.
Extracts from the judgement that impact Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code which criminalises homosexuality.
Full text of the judgment by Chief Justice J.S. Khehar and Justices R.K. Agrawal, D.Y. Chandrachud and S. Abdul Nazeer declaring privacy to be a fundamental right.
The judgment overrules the 1961 Kharak Singh verdict.
The process of reforming and striking down unjust and unequal laws across communities must be taken forward while expanding secular legislation to ensure gender justice.
Besides Gender Justice, Triple Talaq Case Was Also About Separating Religion and State in Family Law
Marriage must now conclusively be held to be a secular institution, governed by civil law that confers equal rights on men and women within a marriage.
Paramilitary forces have been deployed as thousands of Dera Sacha Sauda followers descend on Punjab.
Different opinions emerged from the five-judge constitution bench.
While women’s rights groups and political parties hailed the decision as progressive, the All India Muslim Personal Law Board welcomed three judges’ emphasis on the freedom of religion.
Nearly 150 organisation from across the country have urged the National Commission for Women to intervene to ensure that women’s access to justice is not obstructed.
The CBI has charged Shahabuddin under sections of the Indian Penal Code related to criminal conspiracy and murder and provisions of Arms Act,
The five-judge bench set aside triple talaq by a 3-2 majority.
While the All India Muslim Personal Law Board has asked the court not to interfere with freedom of religion, the Centre has argued that gender equality and the dignity of women are constitutional values and cannot be compromised with.
A look at some of the bizarre opinions Indian judges have expressed.
The National Investigation Agency had opposed Purohit being granted bail, saying there was enough evidence against him.
The Plachimada case is an example of how large companies have shown utter disregard for the damage they cause to the environment and local communities in carrying out their business activities.
The letter sent by the health ministry revealed how Philip Morris was deploying marketing tactics in India, some targeting young people, that officials said were illegal.
A bench of justices considered the statement of the lawyer appearing for the two police officers and asked them to “step down” from their posts.
The two are often equated and while there are similarities, like both relate to the timely delivery of public services by the government and both have digitised databases, there are some critical fundamental differences.
With the ICJ to adjudicate on the Kulbhushan Jadhav case over the next few years, having an Indian judge on the bench is a national priority.
The supervisory panel is charged with scrutinising the special investigation team’s justification in closing cases related to the riots and submitting a report in three months.
The ruling will be important not just for the immediate Aadhaar case but also numerous other matters to do with state intrusions, decisional autonomy and informational privacy.
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.