Tag: Supreme Court

Allocation of cases should be transparent, not arbitrary: Justice Chelameswar

Senior Supreme Court Judge miffed with CJI-led collegium

In a shocking revelation, Justice J Chelameswar has ripped into the Chief Justice of India headed collegium and has called it, “most opaque.” A letter written by the fifth most senior judge has called for recording the minutes of confidential meetings held to discuss appointments and transfers of judges. As reported[Read More…]

You can’t use defamation cases to throttle democracy: SC to Amma

Coming down heavily on authoritarianism, the Supreme Court on Wednesday slammed Tamil Nadu chief minister Jayalalithaa for using criminal defamation proceedings to silence criticism of her government ‘s functioning. The apex court while issuing a notice to her also severely chastised her and said, “You can’t use defamation cases to throttle democracy. This is[Read More…]

Raising Dahi Handi human pyramid height very scary, says SC

The Supreme Court on Wednesday said human pyramids formed during the Dahi Handi festival cannot exceed 20 feet. The apex court rejected a petition that argued that a height restriction would mar one of India’s most-prominent festivals. The Maharashtra government requested the top court to increase the maximum allowed height[Read More…]

Rape survivor wins fight against ‘monstrous’ abortion law

Acting on a plea challenging the validity of abortion laws in India, the apex court has delivered an historic judgment on Monday. The Supreme Court has permitted the termination of a 24-week-old pregnancy after medical reports confirmed that the foetus had severe abnormalities and could gravely endanger the “mental and[Read More…]

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Apologise or face trial: Supreme Court tells Rahul Gandhi

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi has been directed to either tender an apology to the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) for his defamatory remarks or face trial. The apex court said Rahul should not have resorted to collective denunciation of the right-wing group, when, back in 2015, he alleged “RSS people” killed Mahatma[Read More…]

WhatsApp to bring fake news verification model Verificado in India

SC quashes petition seeking ban on WhatsApp

The Supreme Court dismissed a petition filed by Haryana-based activist Sudhir Yadav to ban social messaging application WhatsApp. His reasoning included that it is a threat to national security as it enables terrorists to communicate given its end-to-end encryption. The apex court asked Yadav to approach the Centre or any[Read More…]

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