SC to fix schedule of hearing of Ayodhya land dispute cases in January next year

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New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday fixed the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute cases for the first week of January next year before an appropriate bench, which will decide the schedule of hearing. A three-judge bench, headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, said the appropriate bench will decide the future course of hearing in January… Read more »

Sabarimala: Activist Rehana Fathima expelled from Muslim community

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Activist Rehana Fathima, who hadmade an attempt to enter Sabarimala temple, has been expelled from the Muslim community for “hurting the sentiments of lakhs of Hindu devotees”, the Kerala Muslim Jama’ath Council said.Initiating action against Rehana, Kerala Muslim Jama’ath Council president A Poonkunju said in a press statement Saturday that she had been expelled from… Read more »

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 »