Utkarsh Anand is Legal Editor at the Hindustan Times. He writes on law, judiciary and governance.
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The report was prepared after the high courts of Karnataka and Madhya Pradesh referred the issue to the panel, whose recommendations are not binding on the government though they may have some persuasive value Report advises judge’s discretion, milder punishment under Pocso when sex consensual and age gap less than 3 years
Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dhananjaya Y Chandrachud, who heads the Constitution bench in the matter, asked the counsel for the two sides to prepare a list of common issues
N Chandrababu Naidu’s petition came up before a bench of justices Sanjiv Khanna and SVN Bhatti, but it wasn’t heard since justice Bhatti recused from the case
The defamation proceedings were initiated by former MP and DMK leader RS Bharathi in 2021 for Murugan’s reported derogatory statements against the DMK-affiliated Murasoli Trust
The Supreme Court on Tuesday preferred a seven-judge bench to review its ruling in April that held an arbitration clause is not enforceable in law if the agreement is unstamped or insufficiently stamped.
The Supreme Court of India has decided to monitor the delays by the Union government in appointing judges. The court will monitor the steps taken by the government every 10-12 days and expressed concern over the long delays in processing recommendations made by the collegium for appointing and transferring judges. The court has asked the attorney general to provide an update on the status of the recommendations on October 9. Several names for appointment as judges and transfers have been pending for months, causing frustration and dissatisfaction among lawyers and the judiciary.
These two issues were flagged by the court on August 25, 2022, when it had agreed to consider reviewing the previous judgment.
The mosque management committee argues that the suit is barred by the Places of Worship Act, 1991.
Giving audience to those affected by the protracted ethnic strife in Manipur is a “part of the healing process”, the Supreme Court said on Monday.
The matter had come to light after a purported video of the incident created an outrage on social media last month, and an FIR came to be lodged against the teacher in Muzaffarnagar on August 25
The investigation against Naidu centres around a scheme that allegedly diverted government funds intended for a skill development project into various shell companies through fraudulent invoices
Speaking at the International Lawyers’ Conference organised by the Bar Council of India in Delhi, the PM underlined the need to simplify laws for the public.
Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dhananjaya Y Chandrachud on Saturday said that institutional collaboration is a precursor to solution-finding
The court is seized of a batch of petitions which exempts forceful sexual intercourse by a man with his wife from the offence of rape.
A 2012 report of the Law Commission observed that the principal causes of low rate of conviction in our country include unscientific investigation by police.
SC refused to interfere with a high court order directing the closure of all coaching centres allowed under mixed land use if they did not comply with norms
The SC bench issued notices to the state government and Udhayanidhi even as it observed that the petitioner had the option of approaching the jurisdictional high court in first instance
The Supreme Court favoured premature release of convicts who have served a long period of incarceration if they show reformation
Initially, the reservation was provided in Parliament and state assemblies under Article 334 for a period of 20 years.
The history of this battle for greater representation calls for a deeper examination of the issue and potential reforms in India's democracy and institutions.
It asked solicitor general (SG) Tushar Mehta to inform the court after two weeks about the stage of the adjudication
The ED had summoned Soren to appear before it on September 18, but the CM did not appear on that day since the case was listed before the top court on the same day
Acting on a clutch of petitions demanding a probe into the matter, the Supreme Court on March 2 set up a six-member panel
The Supreme Court's decision will re-examine the law in light of evolving constitutional principles and the interplay of fundamental rights.
CJI pointed out that the collegium, which comprises the first five judges in the apex court, now have access to data on the judges, their judgments.
The top court underscored the importance of free speech, saying even a factually incorrect report may not attract a penal offence under Section 153A of IPC.
The decision comes two days after the Union cabinet sanctioned the infusion of a huge corpus of ₹7,210 crore for the third phase of the eCourts mission
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) had summoned K Kavitha for questioning in New Delhi on Friday over the alleged scam related to now-scrapped Delhi excise policy
In its order, the bench recorded that there is no legal breach in the policy decision of the UT administration to exclude meat products from the midday meal.
The court emphasised that the real issue before the court was whether the power to grant remission was exercised correctly by the Gujarat government