The court is bizarrely silent on whether Aadhaar enrolment IDs can be made mandatory for all services and also failed to correct the legal contradictions arising from the mobile phone and PAN card linkage orders.
The Supreme Court on Friday rejected a demand, raised by Congress leaders Abhishek Manu Singhvi and Kapil Sibal, for tallying at least 25% of EVM votes with VVPAT.
Can triple talaq, at best a civil wrong, come under the purview of criminal law?
The apex court said the five-judge constitution bench would commence final hearing from January 17 on the petition challenging the Aadhaar scheme itself.
Attorney General K.K. Venugopal, representing the Centre, said the government was willing to extend the deadline up to March 31 next year.
Author Kiran Nagarkar, in his open letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, asks about his silence on crimes against Muslims and the practice of curbing dissent.
The scheme for a one-year period will involve an expenditure of Rs 7.80 crore.
Most Former SC Judges Believe in Death Penalty, But Don’t Have Faith in Criminal Justice System: Report
A new study shows that while most former judges saw immense problems in the criminal justice system as a whole, it did not change how they thought about the death penalty.
The Supreme Court asked the Valsad Parsi Trust to apprise it by December 14 whether it could allow the complainant to attend the last rites of her parents.
“I know I might not achieve much in the end, but I have come this far, I can’t give up now.”
For years, the CBFC has been going far beyond its jurisdiction, acting as a so-called guardian of our morality and worldview.
A bench comprising Justices Ranjan Gogoi and R F Nariman set aside the order of the Gauhati High Court by which it had invalidated these certificates for claiming citizenship.
The matter was listed before a bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar which during the brief hearing noted the concern raised by the NGOs, RIT Foundation and the All India Democratic Women’s Association.
The Babri Masjid was torn apart in broad daylight while the executive and judiciary watched, and those behind the demolition went on to be elected as the rulers of the country.
CJAR Says Will Challenge SC’s Imposition of Exemplary Costs, Dismissal of Plea to Probe Bribery Case
The organisation insists the intent was not to defame but to protect the independence and integrity of the apex court and the judiciary in general.
For over three decades, the peace loving people of India have been held hostage to this dispute and have not been heard, says a petition in the Supreme Court.
The move comes after the environment ministry sought feedback from several states on the notification.
Once again, Hadiya has been infantilised, this time by a benevolent patriarch – the apex court of India.
The judgment remains unconvincing, both by the Supreme Court’s own standards of ensuring probity in public life and the requirements of institutional integrity.
Despite the apex court’s statement, Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday said the film will not be released in his state until the director issues a clarification.
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.
The NGO Common Cause has petitioned against Asthana’s appointment on the grounds of lack of integrity.
Sources claim that a Bill to end the practice will be introduced in the winter session of the parliament.
The court has suggested that any complaint against a judge and investigation by the CBI should not be given publicity, ignoring the fact that public functionaries act under public scrutiny.
The Registrar General of India has sought permission from the Supreme Court to push the deadline for updating the National Register of Citizens in Assam to July 31 2018.
Examining five decisions of the Supreme Court that were not matters that required the apex court’s scrutiny.
Credibility, Independence and Moral Authority of Supreme Court Have Been Dented: Former Law Minister Ashwani Kumar
The recent standoff between members of the judicial fraternity in the Supreme Court could have been avoided, says Kumar.
The fact that the charge of attempted bribery was made by the CBI has been conveniently overlooked in the rush to declare that the petitioners had damaged “the great institution”.
The Chief Justice of India’s actions reflect a complete neglect of the rule of law and have put the acceptability and respect the highest court of justice commands in jeopardy.
The fresh plea seeks direction to the Centre and the states concerned to take measures on curbing road dust and stubble burning.
All three judges on the bench hearing the matter ought to have recused themselves, going by the Supreme Court’s own judgments and precedents.
“It’s a very sad day in the history of the judiciary which is certainly going to undermine the image of the judiciary and even public confidence in the judiciary.”
The real casualty in the drama that unfolded in the Supreme Court on Friday is public confidence in an institution that people still hold in high esteem.
The larger bench on Friday took strong exception to the order passed by the two-judge bench and said no bench can take up a matter unless allocated by the CJI who “is the master of the court”.
At the heart of the case is the attempt by a medical college to get recognition despite failing to meet the standards needed to admit students and charge fees from them.
One bench of the Supreme Court rarely recalls the decision of another bench within the span of one month, when the judges of the earlier bench are yet to retire.
While the Supreme Court has approved the draft of the comprehensive action plan to tackle “severe plus” levels of air pollution in Delhi NCR, it is yet to be finalised.
On November 15, the Supreme Court is likely to decide the fate of 30 lakh applicants who have submitted only a panchayat residency certificate to prove their family lineage and claim Indian citizenship.
Former MP Dinubhai Boghabhai Solanki is the prime accused in the 2010 murder of Amit Jethwa, whose family is still fighting for justice.
The collegium said that it would consider the Intelligence Bureau’s inputs on integrity only if they are corroborated with material evidence.