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Posted on 01.02.18 by

AADHAAR ACT CASE: Day 6 ARGUMENTS

On 01.02.2018, the 5 Judge bench of the Supreme Court comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra, and Justices A.M. Khanwilkar, D.Y. Chandrachud, A.K. Sikri and Ashok Bhushan continued hearing the Aadhaar Act case (Puttaswamy v UOI), to decide the constitutional validity of the Aadhaar Act. On the 5th day of arguments, Mr. Shyam Divan had assailed the Aadhaar programme for creating an architecture capable of citizen surveillance…. Read More

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Posted on 31.01.18 by

ROHINGYA DEPORTATION CASE: DAY 3 ARGUMENTS

On 31.01.2018, the 3 Judge bench of the Supreme Court comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra, and Justices A.M. Khanwilkar, D.Y. Chandrachud,  continued hearing the Rohingya Deportation Case (Salimullah v UOI), which challenges the government’s policy to deport Rohingyas who have taken refuge in India due to a fear of persecution in Myanmar. In the previous hearing in October, the Court had… Read More

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Posted on 23.01.18 by

AADHAAR ACT CASE: DAY 3 ARGUMENTS

On 23.1.2018,  the 5 Judge bench of the Supreme Court comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justices A.M. Khanwilkar, D.Y. Chandrachud, A.K. Sikri and Ashok Bhushan continued with the hearings in the Aadhaar Act case (Puttaswamy v UOI).  The case will decide the constitutional validity of the Aadhaar Act. On the first day of the case, Mr Shyam Divan, representing the petitioners, made broad arguments… Read More

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Posted on 23.01.18 by

Hadiya Marriage Case: Day 7 Arguments

On 23.01.2018, the seventh day of hearing commenced in the Hadiya Marriage case before the 3 judge bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra, and Justices D.Y. Chandrachud and A.M. Khanwilkar. This case will decide if the High Court has the authority to annul the marriage of an adult on suspicion of ‘indoctrination’. On 30.10.2017, the NIA and Hadiya’s father had contended that she… Read More

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Posted on 29.12.17 by

Aadhar and The Right to Privacy- 9 Judge Bench: Day 6 Arguments (Rakesh Dwivedi)

Mr Rakesh Dwivedi, representing the State of Gujarat, resumed his arguments on August 2nd, 2017 in the Aadhar and The Right to Privacy case. Mr. Dwivedi began with the contention that there is no need to invent the right to privacy. Privacy rights can be anchored in specific Articles, such as Article 19, and hence… Read More

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Posted on 14.12.17 by

Parsi Woman Excommunication Case: Day 2 Arguments

On 14.12.2017, the 5 Judge bench of the Supreme Court, comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra, and Justices A.M. Khanwilkar, D.Y. Chandrachud, A.K. Sikri and Ashok Bhushan, resumed hearing arguments in the Parsi Woman Excommunication Case (Goolrokh Gupta v Burjor Pardiwala). This case will determine the validity of a ban on a Parsi woman from entering the Tower of Silence by virtue of her marriage to a… Read More

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Posted on 27.10.17 by

STATISTICS: SC Case Pipeline – Regular & Referred matters, SLPs & Certificate Appeals

  Pending Matters The Supreme Court is the official source of data on case-load and case-flow in the court. The official website of the Supreme Court of India provides intermittent data on the number of pending cases which restricts the number and type of conclusions that can be drawn from the analyses of the data…. Read More

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Posted on 05.10.17 by

Azam Khan Case: Freedom of Speech and Expression – Day 1 – 7 Arguments

On 29th July 2016, a young girl and her mother were allegedly gang-raped on National Highway 91, while passing through Bulandshahr, Uttar Pradesh. When the victim filed a complaint, Uttar Pradesh Minister Azam Khan made a statement terming it a ‘political conspiracy against the Uttar Pradesh Government’. The victims approached the Supreme Court and filed a writ petition… Read More

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Posted on 06.09.17 by

Whatsapp-Facebook Privacy Case- Day 4 Arguments

Karmanya Singh Sareen vs. Union of India (SLP (C) No. 804/2017) will decide if Whatsapp’s data sharing deal with Facebook violates the user’s right to privacy. Today, a 5-Judge Bench, consisting of Justices Dipak Misra, A. K Sikri, Amitava Roy, A. M. Khanvilkar and M. M. Shantagoudar, heard arguments on maintainability of the case. Ms. Madhavi Divan, appearing for the Petitioners, began by noting… Read More