Gujarat Riots: SC to hear on Nov 26 Zakia’s plea against Modi’s clean chit

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Monday said it would  hear on November 26 plea of Zakia Jafri challenging the clean chit given by the Special Investigating Team (SIT) to Narendra Modi. Zakia Jafri is the widow of slain Congress leader Ehsan Jafri who was killed by a mob in the 2002 Godhra riots. A bench headed by Justice A […]

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Arrest of activists: Democratic institutions should be robust enough to accommodate opposition says, SC

NEW DELHI: The Supreme court was hearing submissions in connection with the arrest of five activists in the Bhima-Koregaon violence case when the bench emphasised upon a need to have a distinction between dissenting views and subverting law and order. The bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justice A.M. Khanwilkar and Justice D.Y.Chandrachud said: “our institutions […]

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Hapur lynching case: Supreme Court directs Police IG Zone to supervise the investigation

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Wednesday directed the Inspector General of Police of Meerut zone in Uttar Pradesh to directly supervise the probe into the lynching of a Muslim man by a mob in Hapur. A bench led by Chief Justice Dipak Misra, said the officer will also act in accordance with the apex court’s […]

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Alwar Lynching: Supreme Court seeks, Rajasthan Government reply on contempt plea

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra today, sought explanation from Vasundhara Raje led Rajasthan government over the issue pertaining to Akbar alias Rakbar who was attacked by alleged cow vigilantes in Ramgarh, Alwar, due to suspicion of being a cow smuggler. A bench of  Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justices A.M. […]

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Supreme Court, questioned Government over adultery law

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court questioned the Centre’s stand defending the adultery law and his submission that the penal provision on adultery was needed to save the sanctity of marriage, saying it does not appeal to common sense that a woman cannot prosecute her husband for adulterous relationship. A five-judge Constitution Bench headed by Chief […]

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Sabarimala temple case: Kerala govt to SC ‘ban on women unconstitutional’

New Delhi: The Kerala government today told the Supreme Court that the custom of barring entry of women between the age group of 10 to 50 years into the Sabarimala temple in Kerala is not permissible under the Constitution. It said that celibate status of deity cannot be a ground for barring entry of women as […]

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SC allows transgender, to amend plea, denied job as cabin crew in Air India

New Delhi: The Supreme Court today allowed a transgender, who had undergone sex change in 2014, to amend her plea challenging Air India’s decision to deny her a job as a cabin crew to assail the grounds of conducting personality test for third gender candidates by the national carrier. A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra […]

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SC refuses to stay new amended rules on health warning for tobacco products

New Delhi: The Supreme Court today refused to stay the operation of new amended rules of the Union Health Ministry directing the manufacturers to have graphic warning images on packets of cigarettes and other tobacco products and helpline numbers for those who wanted to quit the habit. A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices […]

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SC asks Parliament to consider enacting new law to deal with mob lynching

New Delhi: The Supreme Court today asked Parliament to consider enacting a new law to effectively deal with incidents of mob lynching, saying “horrendous acts of mobocracy” cannot be allowed to become a new norm. A bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra also passed a slew of directions to provide “preventive, remedial and punitive measures” […]

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SC seeks response on Ahmed Patel’s plea to stay proceedings in Guj High Court

New Delhi: The Supreme Court today sought the response of a BJP leader on a plea by Ahmed Patel seeking a stay of proceedings in the Gujarat High Court which is hearing a petition challenging the senior Congress leader’s election to the Rajya Sabha. A bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra, however, allowed the Gujarat […]

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