A bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A.M. Khanwilkar and D.Y. Chandrachud also extended similar relief to the director of the Malayalam movie ‘Oru Addar Love’.
The bench considered the submission that deployment of the central armed forces fell under the central government’s administrative domain and allowed it to withdraw the remaining CAPF companies.
Rejecting allegations that she has links to the Islamic State and is not mentally sound, Hadiya said she wishes to “live and die as an Indian citizen”.
A recent Supreme Court order just goes to show how the BJP, not unlike the Congress, bent the rules for the big guns in the mining trade.
The petition also says that the original song has been part of local culture in Kerala since the 1970s and questions why sentiments have been ‘suddenly offended’.
Decades-Old Cauvery Water Dispute Comes to an End, Karnataka Cheers as Tamil Nadu Water Quota Is Cut
The court announced that Tamil Nadu would get 177.25 tmc ft water, and Karnataka would get 14.75 tmc ft more than it was allocated in the previous judgement.
A bench headed by justice J. Chelameswar said the candidates have to disclose their own, their spouse’s and dependent children’s source of income when filing nomination.
While granting bail to the three accused in the case, the high court had observed that “the fault of the deceased was only that he belonged to another religion”.
Karnataka will now have an enhanced share of 14.75 tmcft water per year while Tamil Nadu will get 404.25 tmcft, 14.75 tmcft less than what was allotted by the tribunal in 2007.
Indigenous technology developed by a private firm yielded ‘excellent results’ as far back as in June 2012.
The apex court judgment, which also gives a clean chit to the Chhattisgarh chief minister’s son, has raised several questions.
State government counsel Mukul Rohatgi questioned the petitioners’ locus standi in raising the issue, and argued that “you can’t make castles in the air”.
It is time that India recognises equal gender representation as an issue and take effective remedial measures.
The aura that has been created around national symbols has been such that any debate is cast in terms of only patriotism, not freedom of speech.
The apex court said that in the event of Ekbote’s arrest, he should be released on bail on furnishing a bond of Rs 1 lakh.
The new authority, which will be chaired by a retired high court judge, has been approved for dealing with complaints of custodial rape, custodial death, extortion or any serious abuse of authority.
In quashing the mining leases, the apex court has bluntly stated that the BJP-ruled state government was willing to sacrifice the rule of the law for the benefit of the lease holders.
Implementing the recommendations could likely lead to a system that disregards basic criminal justice principles merely to enable easier convictions.
Delhi photographer Ankit Saxena was stabbed to death by the family members of his girlfriend in west Delhi’s Khyala area on February 1.
Dushyant Dave, counsel for the Bombay Lawyers’ Association, said the speed with which the Maharashtra government acted to conduct its “discreet inquiry” itself raises suspicions.
The new ‘subject-wise’ roster shows what type of cases will be listed before benches headed by the 12 seniormost judges of the apex court.
The government is pushing the SC to apply a rarely used doctrine to classify tobacco as “res extra commercium”, a Latin phrase meaning “outside commerce”.
The “truth is to be investigated… Loya talked of pressure and right now democracy is under threat”.
The court has asked Haryana, Rajasthan and UP to respond to a plea seeking contempt proceedings against the states for not following orders on curbing such violence.
The denouement in the Rakesh Asthana case, despite convincing grounds cited by the petitioner, only serves to highlight the threats to judicial independence voiced by the four SC judges.
SPS Rathore was convicted of molesting a 14-year-old in 1990, three years before she committed suicide allegedly due to police harassment over the case.
A dig through the archives reveals just how curious it is for RSS and BJP to dictate to all Indians how and when they need to display their patriotism.
The open letter, signed by 67 retired officers, catalogues the “continuing incidents of mindless violence” that have engulfed India these past few years.
The fate of the judiciary as an institution, and our fate as a democratic nation, hinges on whether we, as a people speak out, or watch passively.
A party or a government which comes to power swearing on the constitution but does not share its vision is not only committing perjury, but is profoundly anti-republic.
Advocate Karuna Nundy speaks to veteran Indian jurist Fali Nariman to discuss issues plaguing the Supreme Court, including the recent composition of benches.
Justice Revati Mohite-Dere ruled that the special CBI court had overreached its powers by issuing the gag order.
“We don’t want to flog a dead horse,” the bench said, adding that it did not see any merit in the prayer as “nothing would come of it”.
“Is there a provision under which the judge can use his power to direct the media not to publish? Can, in an absence of such power, the court pass such an order?”
CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury on Tuesday said they were discussing bringing an impeachment motion against the CJI in the coming budget session of the parliament.
The apex court directed the listing of the case for February 2, when the hearing would be tested on the standard of objectivity, which the bench has set for itself.
The court ruled that it would examine if all the matters in the case should be heard by the Supreme Court itself.
Controversial case pits advocates of the autonomy of an adult woman to decide whom she marries against conspiracy theorists who see Hadiya’s marriage as part of a supposed Muslim plot to seduce and convert Hindu women.
Published five decades ago, Shrilal Shukla’s satirical novel captures the culture of politics that has persisted in the country.
Earlier, the two petitions were being heard by the bench headed by justice Arun Mishra.