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Karnataka tussle: SC to resume hearing on Congress' plea over Guv's decision to invite BJP to form govt today

Amid high political drama, the Supreme Court on Friday will resume its hearing on Congress’ plea regarding Karnataka Governor’s decision to invite the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to form a government in their state. The apex court will also hear senior lawyer Ram Jethmalani’s petition to have an urgent hearing on the same. While the elections in Karnataka witnessed a lot of two-and-fro allegations filled with jibes between Prime Minister […]

Impeachment: The Pawar Factor

As the Budget session of Parliament was ending on April 6, several Opposition parties had second thoughts on moving an impeachment notice against Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra. The Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam’s Rajya Sabha members withdrew their signatures on the draft impeachment notice. It meant the page with the signatures of the DMK MPs had to be removed, and other MPs who had signatures on that page had to […]

SC extends Aadhaar linking deadline for all services till constitution bench’s verdict

The Supreme Court on Tuesday extended the 31 March deadline for linking Aadhaar with various services till the five-judge constitution bench delivers its judgement on petitions challenging the validity of the biometric scheme and the enabling law. A five-judge constitution bench headed by chief justice Dipak Misra had on 7 March said it may not be possible to decide by 31 March the batch of petitions challenging the constitutional validity […]

Standing for National Anthem in movie theatres not a measure of patriotism: Supreme Court

The Supreme Court has asked the Centre to come up guidelines to regulate the playing of the National Anthem in public places, including movie theatres. This now places the onus on the government to decide whether it should be mandatory for people to stand for the National Anthem or not. The top court’s direction to the Centre came even as it refused to change its earlier order that made it […]

Rohingyas a ‘serious security threat’: Centre stands firm on deporting ‘illegal immigrants’, asks Supreme Court not to interfere

The Narendra Modi government on Monday told the Supreme Court that the Rohingya Muslims’ illegal immigration into India was illegal and their continued stay poses a serious security threat to the nation.  Filing its response on the issue of deportation of Myanmar’s ethnic minority Muslim community from India, the Centre told the top court that it has intelligence inputs of links between many Rohingya Muslims and Pakistan’s ISI and the […]

Is privacy a fundamental right? Supreme Court to decide today

The Supreme Court is likely to pronounce today its judgement on the vexatious issue whether the right to privacy can be held as a fundamental right under the Constitution. A nine-judge constitution bench headed by Chief Justice JS Khehar had on August 2 reserved its verdict after hearing marathon arguments for six days over a period of three weeks, during which submissions were advanced in favour and against the inclusion of […]

Can't Ban Everyone From Depositing Old Notes, Says Supreme Court

People with a legitimate reason for not being able to deposit old 500 and 1,000 – rupee notes – like those in prison – cannot be denied the right to swap the outlawed currency for new notes, the Supreme Court said today, asking the government to explain how it will help these citizens by the 17th of this month. In November, Prime Minister Narendra Modi made the shock announcement that […]

SC upholds law making Aadhaar mandataory for PAN, ITR but exempts those without it for now

The Supreme Court on Friday upheld the validity of the law making Aadhaar mandatory for allotment of PAN and filing of Income Tax(IT) returns but exempted those without it for now until the larger privacy issue is decided. In effect, those who possess an Aadhaar card must link it to their Permanent Account Number(PAN) card and those who have enrolled and not yet got their Aadhaar card are also exempted […]

Nirbhaya gangrape and murder case | SC upholds death penalty for 4, says 'barbaric crime' created 'tsunami of shock'

The horrific Nirbhaya gangrape case that took place on December 16, 2012 shook the nation. Those who will face the gallows are Mukesh (29), Pawan (22), Vinay Sharma (23) and Akshay Kumar Singh (31). The Supreme Court on Friday upheld the death sentence for four convicts of the December 16 Nirbhaya gang rape case. The SC confirmed the findings of the trial court and the Delhi High Court against the […]

Babri Masjid demolition case: A timeline of events

With the Supreme Court restored criminal conspiracy charges against BJP leaders L.K. Advani and others in the Babri Masjid demolition case, here’s a look at a timeline of events so far….. The Supreme Court on Wednesday revived the 25-year-old trial in the Ayodhya-Babri Masjid dispute by allowing fresh charges of criminal conspiracy against Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders L.K. Advani, Murali Manohar Joshi, Uma Bharti and 13 others. A bench […]