The court also pulled up the agencies investigating the murders of Narendra Dabholkar and Govind Pansare over their failure to arrest the main suspects in these cases so far.
After their houses were razed to the ground, families living along the Tansa water pipeline were moved to a heavily industralised area with poor transport connectivity. This has cost them both their health and livelihood.
If the questions raised by Judge Loya’s family had surfaced earlier, both the Bombay high court and the Supreme Court may have come to a different conclusion on the appeal.
Former Bombay HC Judge Asks for SIT Probe Into ‘Mysterious Circumstances’ Surrounding Judge Loya’s Death
Justice B.H. Marlapalle has written to the current chief justice of the court, asking her to take steps to urgently address the allegations.
Family of Deceased Judge Claims He Was Offered Rs 100 Crore for ‘Favourable Order’ in Amit Shah Case
The late judge’s sister says in an interview to Caravan magazine that the then chief justice of the Bombay high court also offered her brother a house in Mumbai.
Mahatma Gandhi was shot dead at point blank range in New Delhi on January 30, 1948 by Godse, a right-wing advocate of Hindu nationalism.
Street vending is the natural outcome of the urban process, almost never the result of urban planning or the absence of it.
The plea under the Right to Information Act also questioned the delay in the release of information about the ordinance.
The Supreme Court also said that Bilkis Bano can seek higher compensation from the state government by filing a special leave petition in a lower court.
Three years after Mohsin Shaikh was lynched by a Hindu Rashtra Sena mob in Pune, his family recalls memories of him.
The former Tehelka editor is alleged to have sexually assaulted a former colleague inside the elevator of a five-star hotel in Goa in 2013.
The court thus quashed the FIR filed against the artist Vineet Kacker in 2008.
Various lawyers’ associations have termed the government’s initial action as ‘interference’ since the constitution clearly separates powers between the legislature, the executive and the judiciary.
Senior members of the bar and lawyers’ associations have slammed the government’s allegations and claimed that the move was to ensure that no systems of accountability were in place ahead of Ganesh Chaturthi.
The National Investigation Agency had opposed Purohit being granted bail, saying there was enough evidence against him.
Justices R.K. Agrawal and M.M. Shantanagoudar listed the case for hearing on August 17, saying “this matter requires lengthy hearing” .
Pre-primary schools in Maharashtra currently do not fall under the purview of any regulatory body, with even the total number of such institutions in the state remaining unknown.
In a Latur hamlet, Shalubai works eight hours daily to fill water; some spend less time, but pay three times the rate for water than Aurangabad breweries do.
The public interest litigation seeks the divestment of 32% shares held by public sector insurance companies in the tobacco major ITC.
“I am grateful that this verdict delivered by the Honorable Judges, has, yet again, vindicated my truth, and upheld my faith in the judiciary,” Bilkis Bano said in a statement.
Pragya and Purohit are accused of involvement in the Malegaon bomb blast in which eight persons were killed and nearly 80 others were injured in 2008.
The court’s verdict is a welcome corrective to misogynistic rhetoric and helps make space for a truly cosmopolitan attitude in India
Justice P.B. Sawant Blasts Bombay High Court for ‘Dangerous’ Order on Bail for Men Accused of Communal Murder
The former Supreme Court judge said that granting bail to the accused, charged with murder, on grounds that they were provoked in the name of religion, could likely aggravate the communal atmosphere in the country.
In a recent case, the judge ruled that the accused, charged with murder, deserved bail because they were provoked in the name of religion.
Sedition, defamation, censorship, internet shutdowns – the year saw the courts being tested on a range of issues related to the freedom of expression.
A new rule mandating a judicial inquiry into every case of custodial death does not account for deaths reported between when the law was amended in 2006 and when the circular was issued in 2016.
The eight men have been asked to respond to the Maharashtra state government’s plea against the court’s decision to discharge them within four weeks.
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.
The high court in its 56-page judgement had also noted that the “right to manage the trust cannot override the right to practice religion itself”.
The Bombay high court’s ruling permitting women inside the sanctum sanctorum of Haji Ali is a good first step but a lot more needs to be done across India and Pakistan to make shrines women-friendly.
A two-judge division bench of the high court said that women should be allowed to enter the Haji Ali dargah along with men and asked the Maharashtra government to ensure safety for the women.
The pleas ask that members of the Qureshi community should be allowed to slaughter bulls and bullocks, who are over 16 years old as they are of no use to farmers.
Social activist Harsh Mander had sought the quashing of the December 2014 order of a Mumbai sessions court, which gave BJP president Amit Shah a clean chit in the Sohrabuddin fake encounter case.
Indian courts need concrete change to tackle the challenges of modern India.
Judges should limit their scrutiny to questions of legal interpretation, procedural infractions and the confines of the constitution, and not wade into the territory of moral or artistic judgement.
Restricting women’s entry into religious spaces is not only against the principle of equality as enshrined in the Indian Constitution but also acts as a barrier to their socio-cultural development.
The court has also ordered that a special panel watch the film on June 14, and submit a report on whether it is fit for public viewing on June 16.
The court, which was hearing a petition filed by Anurag Kashyap’s Phantom Films challenging the CBFC order, strongly criticised the board for curbing a creative person’s work.
By declaring that citizens cannot be prevented from eating beef obtained from a state or country where there is no prohibition on slaughter, the court has narrowed the scope of state intervention on the question of cow slaughter to the protection of clear agricultural interests and nothing else.
“Loudspeakers are there everywhere. This court has in its earlier orders also made it clear that the orders passed by us apply to all citizens irrespective of their religious affiliations,” the bench said.