SC allows Punjab and Haryana DGPs to continue in office till January 31

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NEW DELHI: The police chiefs of Punjab and Haryana were allowed by the Supreme Court to continue in office till January 31. The police chiefs — Suresh Arora (Punjab) and B S Sandhu (Haryana) — were due to retire on December 31. A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi said it will hear their pleas seeking modification of the… 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 »

Supreme Court rejectes to stay amendments to SC/ST Act

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NEW DELHI: A bench of Justices A K Sikri and Ashok Bhushan, refused to stay the recent amendments brought in to the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe (Prevention of Atrocities)  Act, 1989. The bench issued notice to the Centre but refused to stay the amendments, saying “no stay can be granted without hearing the government”. The bench asked the… 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 »

Supreme Court asks, all state to appoint senior police officer to stop cow vigilantism

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NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Wednesday directed all state governments to appoint a senior police officer for each district to effectively deal with incidents of cow vigilantism. A bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra the chief secretaries and DGPs of states to file status reports on action taken to prevent such cases. The bench, also comprising Justices Amitava… Read more »

Homosexuality is not an offence in India, Supreme Court Ends Section 377

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NEW DELHI: It is one of the world’s oldest laws criminalizing consensual gay sex, and after weeks of deliberation, Supreme Court has ruled to decriminalise gay sex in a unanimous verdict handed down by a five-judge panel. Chief justices Dipak Misra said  “No one can escape from their individualism. Society is now better for individualism. In the present case, our… Read more »

SC dismisses plea to ban book ‘Meesha’, says craftsmanship of writer deserves to be respected

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The Supreme Court Wednesday dismissed a plea seeking to ban the book ‘Meesha’ for allegedly depicting Hindu women visiting temples in derogatory light, saying “craftsmanship of a writer deserves to be respected”. A bench headed by Chief justice Dipak Misra said a book must not be read in a “fragmented manner” but as a whole…. Read more »

SC orders ban on Maharashtra construction

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NEW DELHI: In an embarrassment to the Maharashtra government the Supreme Court order banning construction activity in States those do not have a solid waste management policy should not apply to Maharashtra, said Nitin Kareer, the State’s Principal Secretary, Urban Development Department. The SC on Friday imposed a stay on all construction in Maharastra and slapped a fine of… Read more »