SC slaps Rs 10 lakh each on two for filing “motivated” plea

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The Supreme Court today imposed a cost of Rs 10 lakh each on two persons for filing a “motivated” petition challenging the practise of recommending to the President, the name of successor by the incumbent Chief Justice of India. A bench comprising Chief Justice J S Khehar and Justice D Y Chandrachud said that imposition… Read more »

SC declares right to privacy as Fundamental right

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In a landmark decision that will affect the lives of all Indians, the Supreme Court today unanimously declared that right to privacy was a Fundamental right under the Constitution. A nine-judge Constitution bench headed by Chief Justice J S Khehar ruled that “right to privacy is an intrinsic part of Right to Life and Personal… Read more »

Dabholkar, Pansare killings well planned, linked: Bombay HC

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The killings of rationalists Narendra Dabholkar and Govind Pansare were “well planned” and the perpetrators had organisational backup, the Bombay High Court said today, and asked the investigators to look beyond their current line of probe to apprehend the culprits. The bench of Justices S C Dharmadhikari and Vibha Kankanwadi also said there was a… Read more »

Court to frame charges against Kejriwal, Sisodia on Sept 14

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A Delhi court today fixed September 14 for framing of charges against Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his deputy Manish Sisodia in a criminal defamation complaint. Metropolitan Magistrate Vijay Kumar Jha allowed the plea of Kejriwal and Sisodia, who were directed to appear today, seeking exemption for personal appearance for the day. Advocate Umesh Gupta,… Read more »

Triple talaq arbitrary, violates right to equality: SC

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The practice of triple talaq was “manifestly arbitrary” as the marital tie could be broken “whimsically” by a Muslim man and it must be held to be violative of fundamental right of equality, the Supreme Court today said. One of the two separate majority judgements, penned by Justice R F Nariman, said the provision of… Read more »

Sibal welcomes SC verdict setting aside triple talaq

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Congress leader and senior advocate Kapil Sibal, who had fought the triple talaq case for the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB), today welcomed the Supreme Court verdict setting aside the practice, terming it as “dying” and “sinful”. Sibal, who had argued before a five-judge constitution bench that triple talaq was an integral practice… Read more »