Despite objections by the government and the army, a two-judge bench ordered the CBI to institute a SIT to probe the alleged extra-judicial killings.
A rape survivor deserves justice no matter who the accused is – something the media and the ruling party seem to conveniently ignore.
Dangwimsai Pul wants permission to lodge an FIR to investigate the allegations made against senior judges and politicians in her husband’s suicide note.
As per a recent Supreme Court ruling, appeals to identity politics are fine, as long as they are incidental and not the core of the election campaigns.
The collegium appears divided on the issues of transparency and government influence in the judge selection process, further aggravating the burden on the Supreme Court.
The outgoing chief justice sided with the majority view because he believed it advances the constitution’s commitment to secularism, which is now recognised as one of its basic features.
The landmark judgment came while the court revisited a judgment from 1995 that called Hinduism a “way of life”.
The hearing for the case was rescheduled in light of a conflict of interest because the case implicates Prime Minister Modi while Khehar’s appointment as chief justice lay in his hands.
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.
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.
Bihar’s lawsuit against Jharkhand, termed by the Supreme Court as a “trivial non-dispute”, stands in stark contrast to Delhi’s suit against the Centre under the same article, in which it seeks a change of status from union territory to state.
Constitution bench faults governor for summoning state assembly, as well as orders passed by the deputy speaker which facilitated the ouster of the Congress and the swearing-in of a BJP-backed government
The Supreme Court on Friday said the largescale killings in Manipur in the guise of self defence while dealing with insurgency or militants was unacceptable.
Bench says it is satisfied the 14 rebel MLAs disqualified by the speaker were not served notice in the prescribed manner but will continue to consider the legality of the imposition of president’s rule in the state.