SC refuses plea to probe mass murder of Kashmiri Pandits

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The Supreme Court today refused to entertain a plea seeking probe and prosecution of various persons, including separatist leader Yasin Malik, for offences including murder of over 700 Kashmiri Pandits during the height of militancy in the Valley in 1989-90. A bench of Chief Justice J S Khehar and Justice D Y Chandrachud said that… Read more »

Regulatory regime for data protection: Centre to SC

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The Centre today told the Supreme Court that it will come out with a regulatory regime for data protection, asserting that data involved fundamental rights of individuals. This submission was made before a five-judge Constitution bench headed by Justice Dipak Misra which was examining the contentious issue of the 2016 privacy policy of popular messaing… Read more »

SC rejects as premature Sasikala Pushpa’s plea on immunity

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The Supreme Court today dismissed as premature a plea by Rajya Sabha MP Sasikala Pushpa seeking immunity from the anti-defection law as she has not been after ‘expelled’ from the AIADMK. A bench headed by Justice Dipak Misra said that her plea was “premature” after Pushpa claimed that she had not received any expulsion letter… Read more »

SC passes slew of directions for implementaion of NFS Act

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The Supreme Court today passed a slew of directions for effective implementation of provisions of the National Food Security (NFS) Act while observing that its compliance has been “pathetic”. A bench comprising Justices Madan B Lokur and N V Ramana directed that the secretary of the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, should… Read more »

SC seeks Guj’s reply on plea over re-induction of 2 cops

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The Supreme Court today sought response from the Gujarat government on a plea alleging that two police officers, accused in separate encounter cases, have been re-inducted in the force after superannuation. “Issue notice returnable in two weeks,” a bench of Chief Justice J S Khehar and Justice D Y Chandrachud said. The bench was hearing… Read more »

SC asks Centre, states not to protect any kind of vigilantism

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The Supreme Court today asked the Centre and the states not to protect any kind of vigilantism and sought their response on violent incidents of cow vigilantism. A bench headed by Justice Dipak Misra was informed by the Centre that law and order is a state subject but it does not support any kind of… Read more »

Centre seeks early hearing of plea on entry of foreign lawyers

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The Centre has moved the Supreme Court seeking early hearing on a plea that has raised the issue whether foreign lawyers and law firms be allowed to practice in the country. The Ministry of Law and Justice, in its plea, termed the issue as “an important” and “urgent one” and said that the Bar Council… Read more »

Nine-judge SC bench begins hearing on right to privacy

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A nine-judge Constitution bench of the Supreme Court today began hearing arguments to determine whether the right to privacy is a fundamental right under the Constitution. Senior advocate Gopal Subramanium initiated the hearing before the bench headed by Chief Justice J S Khehar saying that the rights to life and liberty are pre-existing natural rights…. Read more »