Supreme Court refuses, Reservation in job promotions

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NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court Wednesday said its 2006 verdict putting benefits of quotas in job promotions for SC/ST employees need not be referred to a seven-judge bench. There is a need for quantifiable data to give reservation,” the apex court said. The court also clarified that there is no need to collect quantifiable data of backwardness… Read more »

SC refuses to ban politicians facing criminal charges, leaves it to Parliament

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NEW DELHI: In a crucial judgement the Supreme Court left the matter of disqualification of politicians carrying criminal charges against them and said it was not within its powers to disqualify politicians facing criminal cases from contesting elections  and left it to Parliament to frame an appropriate law. The court also directed the Parliament to make a law to ensure… Read more »

Aadhaar is Constitutionally valid, Declares Supreme Court

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NEW DELHI: Pronouncing its verdict on a batch of pleas challenging the constitutional validity of Aadhaar scheme and its enabling 2016 law,  the Supreme Court on Wednesday declared the Centre’s flagship Aadhaar scheme as Constitutionally valid. Reading out the first of the three judgements, Justice A K Sikri said that there is sufficient defence mechanism for authentication… Read more »

Acting Jammu and Kashmir DGP Dilbag Singh, Will Continue As Top Cop: Supreme Court

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NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Thursday said that Dilbag Singh will continue as the acting chief of the Jammu and Kashmir police  till the Union Public Service Commission decides on the state’s proposal. However, the top court asked the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) to send a panel of police officers to Jammu and Kashmir in five weeks… Read more »

Arrest of activists: Democratic institutions should be robust enough to accommodate opposition says, SC

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NEW DELHI: The Supreme court was hearing submissions in connection with the arrest of five activists in the Bhima-Koregaon violence case when the bench emphasised upon a need to have a distinction between dissenting views and subverting law and order. The bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justice A.M. Khanwilkar and Justice D.Y.Chandrachud said: “our institutions… Read more »

Acid attack on nikah halala petitioner: woman seeks protection

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NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court, asked the Uttar Pradesh government to respond to a protection plea filed by acid attack victim Shabnam Rani. Shabnam, one of the women who filed a petition against nikah halala attacked with acid in Uttar Pradesh’s Bulandshahr. The attack was carried out by her brother-in-law and his friends. She is currently under undergoing treatment. A bench of… Read more »

Frame scheme for rehabilitation of leprosy patients, SC asks Centre and State

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NEW DELHI: Supreme Court issued a slew of directions to end the stigma and discrimination of leprosy patients, expressing serious concern over the discrimination being meted out to leprosy patients, the Supreme Court Friday directed the Centre to consider framing separate rules for granting disability certificates to leprosy patients for availing reservation and various welfare benefits. A… Read more »

ISRO spy case: SC says arrest of scientist Nambi Narayanan unnecessary, awards Rs 50 lakh compensation

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NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court of India held that scientist S Nambi Narayanan was unnecessarily arrested , harassed and subjected to mental cruelty and ordered Rs 50 lakh compensation for the scientist. Narayanan was acquitted by a trial court in 1994. A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra awarded Rs 50 lakh compensation to 76-year-old Narayanan. The top court… Read more »

Supreme Court extends house arrest of rights activists in Koregaon-Bhima violence till Sep 17

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 The Supreme Court Wednesday extended the house arrest of five rights activists who were arrested in connection with the Koregaon-Bhima violence case till September 17. A bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud adjourned the hearing on the plea filed by historian Romila Thapar and four others… Read more »

J&K Govt Approaches SC in new DGP’s appointment

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NEW DELHI: The Jammu and Kashmir government approached the Supreme Court after violating the Supreme Court guidelines that restricts States from appointing acting and interim police chiefs. A bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud considered the submission of the state government that in view of the upcoming panchayat polls… Read more »