Category: Supreme Court of India

Supreme Court of India orders Modi regime to restore normalcy in occupied Kashmir

Source: NEW DELHI (Dunya News) – The Supreme Court of India (SCI) on Monday ordered Modi-led Hindu nationalist government to restore normalcy in occupied Kashmir “as soon as possible while keeping in mind national safety and security.” “Schools, hospitals, public transport should function properly,” said the ruling of a three-member bench of India’s top court.

Chidambaram makes 2 unusual requests in Supreme Court, granted one

Source: Facing the prospect of being sent to Tihar jail later in the evening, former finance minister P Chidambaram’s legal team on Monday made a strong pitch in the Supreme Court to place the veteran Congress leader under house arrest or let him stay in CBI custody. Senior lawyer Kapil Sibal, who was representing the 73-year-old politician, told

‘Functionality of SC allows it to be a watchdog of Indian democracy’: CJI

Source: Even though it is celebrated every year, the Independence Day is also marked with solemnity as India’s independence was not achieved on a platter, said Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi during his speech at the Independence day function of Supreme Court Bar Association in Delhi on Wednesday. Recognising the contribution of the freedom fighters,

Supreme Court defers hearing of Essar Steel insolvency case till 19 August

Source: New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday deferred till 19 August hearing in the Essar Steel insolvency case, saying said the matter should be decided in light of fresh challenges following recent amendments to the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code. A division bench, headed by Justice Rohinton Fali Nariman and comprising Justice Surya Kant, heard the

Lok Sabha passes Bill to increase strength of Supreme Court to thirty-three Judges

Source: The Lok Sabha today passed the Supreme Court (Number of Judges) Amendment Bill, 2019 to increase the strength of the Supreme Court to thirty-three (33), excluding the Chief Justice of India. As per the Statement of Objects and Reasons of the Bill, the amendment to the Supreme Court (Number of Judges) Act, 1956 was being sought to

Justice Kureshi elevation: let Solicitor General be given copy of plea, says SC The Supreme Court on Monday asked Solicitor General Tushar Mehta to be served a copy of the petition filed by the Gujarat High Court Advocates Association against the “deliberate inaction” of the Central government in deciding on a May 10 recommendation of the Supreme Court Collegium to appoint Bombay High Court judge Justice Akil

Supreme Court allows calling off rescue operations for trapped miners in Meghalaya

Source: The Supreme Court on Friday allowed the Meghalaya government to call off one of India’s longest rescue operations to retrieve the remains of 13 coal miners who were trapped in an illegally operated rat-hole coal mine at Khloo Ryngksan in East Jaintia Hills district since December 13 last year. The mine had flooded

Supreme Court’s rule for quota candidates availing age relaxation contradicts its own view

Sources: A bench of two Supreme Court judges held in a recent judgment that “a candidate who has availed of an age relaxation in a selection process as a result of belonging to a reserved category, thereafter, cannot seek to be accommodated in/or migrated to the general category seat.” This means that such reserved category candidates

Why India’s LGBT movement fizzled out after Supreme Court ‘read down’ Section 377

Source:- In United Kingdom, four schools have joined the Parkfield Community School at Birmingham to halt equity lessons on ‘Diversity and LGBT issues’ following complaints by parents. Earlier, five Birmingham schools suspended teaching the award winning ‘No Outsiders’ equality and LGBT rights programme, run by the Leigh Trust. The project taught tolerance of diverse groups, including