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Posted on 17.01.18 by

Aadhaar Act Case : Day 1 Arguments.

On 17.1.2018, 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 began hearings in the Aadhaar Act case (Puttaswamy v UOI). There are 27 petitions which have challenged various facets of Aadhaar regime and this case will decide the constitutionality of each of these facets. Senior Counsel Shyam Divan representing the petitioners… Read More

Posted on 04.01.18 by

Supreme Court Session Preview 2018 – (4th January – 19th May)

The Supreme Court Session for the year 2018 will start on 4th January and continue till 19th May. This is a preview of Supreme Court cases for the new session. The 5 judge bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra will begin hearing the Puttaswamy v UOI, on the constitutionality of Aadhar from January 17th…. Read More

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

Posted on 27.12.17 by

Review of the Supreme Court’s Winter Session: 3rd October -15th December 2017

This session was marred by allegations of corruption against the higher judiciary and the subsequent mishandling of situation by Apex Court , which imposed an exemplary cost of 25 lakh on the petitioner Prashant Bhushan, worsened the crisis. In the midst of this credibility crisis, the 5 Judge Constitution Bench comprising of Chief Justice Dipak… Read More

Posted on 14.12.17 by

Aadhar Act Case: Interim Relief Arguments

Today, the Aadhar matter was listed before the 5 judge bench comprising of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justices A.M. Khanwilkar, D.Y. Chandrachud, A.K. Sikri and Ashok Bhushan. The issue before the court was whether an interim injunction should be issued on the linking of Aadhar with various services until the matter was decided. This hearing was necessitated as the deadline for linking Aadhar… Read More

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

Posted on 07.12.17 by

Parsi Woman Excommunication Case: Day 1 Arguments

On 07.12.2017, the 5 Judge bench of the SC comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justices A.M. Khanwilkar, D.Y. Chandrachud, A.K. Sikri and Ashok Bhushan began hearings in the Parsi Woman Excommunication Case (Goolrokh Gupta v Burjor Pardiwala). The case will determine if a Parsi woman could be banned from entering the Tower of Silence by virtue of her marriage to a… Read More

Posted on 06.12.17 by

Special Status of Delhi: Day 15 Arguments

On 6.12.2017, Mr. Gopal Subramanium, appearing for the NCT  continued his rejoinder before the 5-Judge Constitutional Bench hearing the case pertaining to the Special Status of Delhi.  In the hearing on 5.12.2017, Mr. Subramanium argued for establishing Delhi as a special Union Territory with the Council of Ministers having substantive legislative -executive powers. Today, on the last… Read More

Posted on 05.12.17 by

Special Status of Delhi: Day 14 Arguments

On 5.12.2017, Mr. Gopal Subramanium , appearing for the NCT  began  his rejoinder before the Constitutional Bench hearing the case pertaining to the Special Status of Delhi.  In the last hearing on 30.11.2017, the Union had concluded arguments by highlighting the instances of constitutional violation by the Delhi Government. Today, Mr. Subramanium focused on the special status… Read More

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