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SC declines interim protection from arrest to makers of web series Tandav and others

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The Supreme Court Wednesday declined to grant interim protection from arrest to Ali Abbas Zafar, Director of web series ‘Tandav’, and others seeking quashing of FIRs against them for allegedly hurting religious sentiments of Hindus and issued notices Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and other states on their pleas. A bench comprising justices Ashok Bhushan, R […]

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Nirbhaya case : SC dismisses curative plea of fourth death row convict Pawan Gupta.

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The Supreme Court on Monday dismissed a curative petition filed by convict Pawan Kumar Gupta who was sentenced to death in the 2012 Nirbhaya gang rape and murder case. A five-judge bench headed by Justice N V Ramana said that no case is made out for re-examining the conviction and the punishment of the convict. […]

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SC begins hearing to decide if it can refer question of law to larger bench in review jurisdiction.

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A nine-judge Constitution bench of the Supreme Court Thursday began deliberations on the legal issue of whether the top court can refer questions of law to a larger bench while exercising its review jurisdiction. This question arose during the hearing in the Sabarimala case which relates to religious discrimination against women at religious places. A […]

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Not discussing issue of women’s entry into Sabarimala temple: SC

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The Supreme Court on Monday resumed its exercise of framing questions relating to discrimination against women in various religions and made clear that it was not discussing the issue of entry of women of all age groups into Sabarimala temple in Kerala. A nine-judge bench headed by Chief Justice S A Bobde has been hearing […]

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SC dismisses curative plea of Nirbhaya case convict.

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The Supreme Court Thursday dismissed the curative petition of one of the four death row convicts in the Nirbhaya gang rape and murder case. A bench comprising Justices N V Ramana, Arun Mishra, R F Nariman, R Banumathi and Ashok Bhushan also rejected convict Akshay Kumar Singh’s plea seeking stay of his execution. “The application […]

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Nirbhaya case : SC dismisses curative petitions filed by two of four death row convicts

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The Supreme Court Tuesday dismissed the curative petitions filed by two of the four death row convicts in the 2012 Nirbhaya gangrape and murder case. A 5-judge bench headed by Justice N V Ramana rejected the curative petitions filed by Vinay Sharma (26) and Mukesh Kumar (32). The proceedings were conducted in-chamber. A curative petition […]

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Ayodhya case: Muslim party objects hearing on all days of week, says it can’t be ‘rushed through’

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A Muslim party on Friday objected in the Supreme Court five-days-a-week hearing of the politically sensitive Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute case in Ayodhya, saying it will “not be able to assist” the court if the hearing is “rushed through”. The submission was made by senior advocate Rajeev Dhavan, who is appearing for a Muslim […]

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Supreme Court orders live telecast of floor test at K’taka Assembly

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The Supreme Court today ordered live telecast of the floor test in the Karnataka Assembly where Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa has to prove his majority. The floor test is scheduled for 4 pm. “Live broadcast of floor test will be the best possible way to ensure transparency in the proceedings,” a bench comprising justices […]

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Supreme Court refuses to stay Yeddyurappa’s swearing-in : Karnataka tussle

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The Supreme Court today refused to stay BJP leader B S Yeddyurappa’s swearing-in as Karnataka Chief Minister after a rare pre-dawn hearing which saw the Congress-JD (S) combine making a last-ditch attempt to stall the saffron party’s surge in the southern state. The apex court, which commenced the hearing at 2.11 AM and ended at […]

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Supreme Court on Karnataka tussle: Trend of past judgments not to restrain Guv

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With the Karnataka power tussle turning into a midnight courtroom battle, the Supreme Court said the general trend of its past judgments was not to restrain the governor, as it heard a plea by the Congress-JD(S) combine against the governor’s decision to invite BJP’s B S Yeddyurappa to form the government. The apex court also […]

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Supreme Court: Parliamentary panel reports can be relied upon in courts

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The report of a parliamentary committee can be relied upon in courts for interpretation of statutory provisions wherever necessary, the Supreme Court today said while making it clear that its findings cannot be questioned or challenged in a court of law. A five-judge constitution bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra said that courts can […]

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Supreme Court to hear in July plea to restrain MPs making statements on judges removal

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The Supreme Court today said that it would hear in the third week of July a plea seeking to restrain members of Parliament (MPs) from making public statements on removal of a judge of higher judiciary without there being any such notice in Parliament. A bench comprising Justices A K Sikri and Ashok Bhushan, while […]

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Supreme Court to Centre: Form panel to disburse medical claim under CGHS

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In a bid to protect retired public servants from “unnecessary harassment” in claiming reimbursements under the Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS), the Supreme Court has asked the Centre to “expeditiously” set up a high-powered committee to disburse claims in a month. A bench of justices R K Agrawal and Ashok Bhushan also directed the Ministry […]

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