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

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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AG informs SC as Centre withdraws social media hub policy

New Delhi: The Centre today told the Supreme Court it will undertake a complete review of its social media policy and has withdrawn its notification proposing a social media hub, which some alleged could become a tool to monitor online activity of citizens. A bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra considered the submission of Attorney […]

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SC agrees for urgent listing of pleas against ‘nikah-halala’, polygamy

New Delhi: The Supreme Court today agreed to consider listing of a batch of petitions challenging the practices of polygamy and ‘nikah halala’ among Muslims. A bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud considered the submissions of senior advocate V Shekhar that the petitions be listed before […]

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Supreme Court to examine plea seeking prosecution of UP CM in Gorakhpur riot case

The Supreme Court today agreed to examine a plea challenging an Allahabad High Court order dismissing a petition seeking prosecution of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath in a hate speech case of 2007. A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud asked petitioner Rasheed Khan to […]

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Supreme Court to hear Kathua witnesses plea alleging police harassment on May 16

The Supreme Court will hear the plea of three witnesses in the Kathua gangrape and murder case, alleging that they are being harassed by the state police, on May 16. A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud today agreed to hear on Wednesday the plea of […]

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Supreme Court dismisses Muthalik’s plea against Congress manifesto in Karnataka

The Supreme Court today dismissed Rashtriya Hindu Sena chief Pramod Muthalik’s plea alleging that the Congress party was seeking votes in the name of religion in its election manifesto in Karnataka. There were a plethora of apex court judgments which say that once the poll process begins, no court shall interfere with it, said a […]

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Supreme Court to hear state poll panel’s plea at 2 pm: WB panchayat polls

The Supreme Court will hear the West Bengal State Election Commission’s plea, challenging the Calcutta High Court order directing it to accept the nominations of candidates who have filed their papers electronically within the stipulated time for the panchayat elections, at 2 pm today. The State Election Commission (SEC), which approached the apex court today, […]

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

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 asks Water Resources Secy to bring draft Cauvery management scheme

The Supreme Court today directed the Secretary of the Union Water Resources Ministry to personally appear before it on May 14 with a draft of the Cauvery management scheme for implementation of its verdict on water sharing between four states including Tamil Nadu and Karnataka. A bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra told the […]

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Supreme Court notice to Centre on plea against criminalisation of homosexuality

The Supreme Court today issued notice to the Centre on a plea filed by hotelier Kesav Suri challenging the criminalisation of gay sex between two consenting adults. The bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra asked the Centre to file the response within a week on the plea. The bench, also comprising Justices A M Khanwilkar […]

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