Sabarimala Case: SC Agrees to Hear Review Petitions on Jan 22

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court has agreed to hear in open court review petitions challenging its verdict allowing entry of women of all ages into Sabarimala temple. Hearing a bunch of petitions seeking a review of the court’s verdict, the Supreme Court said it will now hear the matter on January 22 in an open court. The […]

Man is not owner of wife’s sexuality: Justice DY Chandrachud

NEW DELHI: A five-judge bench of the Supreme Court, struck down Indian Penal Code Section 497. Justice D Y Chandrachud  while striking down the anti-adultery law said  that a married woman can make her own sexual choices. By marrying, she has not consented to refrain from sexual relations outside marriage without the permission of her husband. A husband is […]

Taking Note of ‘Misuse’ of Section 498A, SC restores police power to act in Dowry Cases

NEW DELHI: Advocating for balancing interests of both the sides in dowry harassment cases, Supreme Court restored the powers of the police to act on complaints of dowry harassment under Section 498A OF IPC. A bench headed by Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra restored the power of the police to decide whether or not to make […]

No criminal proceedings against Malayalam actor Priya Prakash Varrier: SC

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court today dismissed the criminal proceedings filed against South Indian actress Priya Prakash Warrier on various charges for hurting religious sentiments. A bench of Chief Justice Deepak Mishra, Justice AM Khanvilkar and Justice DY Chandrachud said that no complaint would be entertained against the actress or the filmmakers because of picturisation of this […]

Supreme Court to hear next week plea for CBI probe into Unnao gangrape

The Supreme Court will hear next week here a plea for a CBI probe into the Unnao gangrape case allegedly involving a BJP lawmaker from Uttar Pradesh. The bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices AM Khanwilkar and DY Chandrachud said it would hear the plea which had also alleged that the rape victim’s […]