Month: March 2018

As Supreme Court decides on banning polygamy, a look at how Muslim countries deal with the practice

Source – Among the arguments that the Supreme Court relied on to invalidate talaq-e-biddat, or instant divorce, last year, was that the practice was considered unIslamic in even Muslim countries, many of which had abolished or reformed it. This method of referring to practices in Muslim countries will spring surprises on the court when it

SC/ST Act order: Centre will seek Supreme Court review

Source – The law ministry on Wednesday cleared the ground for the government to file a review petition in the Supreme Court against the apex court’s decision to ban automatic arrests and registration of criminal cases for suspected offences against underprivileged communities. The law ministry’s advice came hours after Prime Minister Narendra Modi met a

Delhi HC slams govt’s ‘creamy layer’ criteria

Source – NEW DELHI: The Delhi high court has slammed the Centre’s method of calculating the “creamy layer” for wards of persons from “Other Backward Classes” working in PSUs — a key reason behind the rejection of many OBC aspirants for IAS and other elite services over the last five years. In a crucial judgment

Pension laws in India a khichdi: Supreme Court

Source – The Supreme Court on Thursday called pension laws of the country a “khichdi” of instructions, office memoranda, clarifications, corrigenda and so on and so forth. A Bench of Justices Madan B. Lokur and Deepak Gupta, in a judgment recommended the Department of Personnel and Training “to try and make life after retirement easier

Supreme Court order upsets Reliance communication lenders

Source – MUMBAI: Banks are staring at an additional loan-loss provisioning of a few thousand crore rupees in the current quarter after the Supreme Court on Thursday ordered to maintain status quo on RCom’s sale of assets to Reliance Jio. The court will hear the plea of RCom’s lenders on April 5 and if the

Aadhaar is an enabler of citizen rights, govt tells Supreme Court

Source – New Delhi: The state is using Aadhaar as an “enabler of the citizens’ right to life including their right to food, livelihood, pension and other social assistance benefits”, the centre told the Supreme Court on Wednesday. In its opening argument in support of the 12-digit unique identification number, attorney general K.K. Venugopal said the