SC: Article 370 not a temporary provision

The Supreme Court today said that Article 370 of the Constitution which gives special status to Jammu and Kashmir is not a temporary provision. The Supreme court said that in its earlier verdict of 2017 in the SARFESI case, it has been already held that Article 370 was “not a temporary provision”. “The issue concerned […]

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Constitution is the greatest public policy:Justice Chelameswar

Supreme Court Judge, Justice J Chelameswar, today asked the youth to value the biggest public policy document – the Constitution of India- which was prepared by people who made great sacrifices for the country as freedom fighters. “The greatest public policy is the Indian constitution itself and the centre which created it is the Constituent […]

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Constitution provides restriction on Delhi’s legislative

The Supreme Court today said the Constitution provided restrictions on legislative powers of the Union Territory of Delhi amid claims of the AAP government that Parliament’s power to override legislative authority of the states was an “emergency” power. A five-judge Constitution bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra, which is hearing pleas on who enjoys […]

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WhatsApp privacy policy: SC refers matter to Constitution

The Supreme Court today referred social media platform WhatsApp’s privacy policy matter to a Constitution bench, which will hear the issue on April 18, saying it concerns the larger issue of privacy and right to personal liberty. A bench of Chief Justice J S Khehar and Justice D Y Chandrachud said when the matter deals […]

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Repromulgation of ordinances “fraud” on the Constitution: SC

Repromulgation of ordinances is a “fraud” on the Constitution and a sub-version of democratic legislative processes, especially when the government persistently avoids the placing the ordinances before the legislature, the Supreme Court today ruled. A seven-judge Constitution bench, by a majority of 6:1, held that repromulgation is constitutionally “impermissible” and “defeats constitutional scheme” under which […]

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SC const bench judgements since inception compiled

The judgements of the Constitution bench of Supreme Court since its inception have been compiled in two volumes by a senior lawyer, who says the apex court was now playing the role of an appellate adjudicator more than its primary role of being a constitutional arbiter. “Nobody has dealt with all the constitutional bench judgements […]

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Bombay HC urged to allow witnesses to swear in name of Constitution

Two petitions have been filed in Bombay High Court seeking liberty to people who practise “atheism” to take oath in the name of Constitution in the courts, instead of swearing in the name of God. Currently, as per Oath Act, 1969, a witness or any person who deposes in the court, can swear in the […]

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Collegium system is not found in Constitution: AG

Hours after the Government suffered a blow on the National Judicial Appointments Commission (NJAC) Act, Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi said the collegium system, which became re-operational with today’s Supreme Court verdict, is not found in the Constitution and is not appropriate as it is an “opaque” system. However, Rohatgi ruled out the option of seeking review in […]

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Accused has no inherent right to appeal conviction

The Bombay High Court has held that an accused does not have an inherent right of appeal against his conviction and the same has to be conferred by a statute. Justice Abhay Oka and Justice Sadhana Jadhav observed that the legislature can confer the said right or can make available the said right conditionally. It (legislature) […]

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Evict Aseem Trivedi from ‘Bigg Boss’, says Republican Party of India (RPI)

On Thursday morning to the Bigg Boss home Angry Dalits from different parts of the state marched demanding eviction of one of its inmates, cartoonist Aseem Trivedi, a Republican Party of India (RPI) member said. “About 5,000 marchers, led by RPI chief Ramdas Athavale, have gathered here from Mumbai, Thane, Pune, Nashik and other parts.” […]

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