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Posted on 22.02.18 by

AADHAAR ACT CASE: Day 13 ARGUMENTS

On 22.02.2018, 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. Today, Mr Gopal Subramanium began by arguing that people could not be made to submit their personal information such as biometric data… 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 01.12.17 by

Euthanasia, Living Wills & the Right to Die : Summary of Arguments

In this case, Common Cause v UOI, a Five-Judge Bench of the Supreme Court was tasked with deciding whether Article 21 of the Constitution includes in its ambit the right to die with dignity by means of executing a ‘‘living will’’. The Bench consisted of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justices A.M. Khanwilkar, D.Y. Chandrachud, A.K. Sikri and Ashok Bhushan heard the… Read More

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Posted on 11.10.17 by

Euthanasia, Living Wills & the Right to Die: Day 2 Arguments

On 11.10.2017, arguments continued before the 5 judgde bench in Common Cause v UOI on whether a ‘living will’ (advanced directive) can be given legal recognition. Additional Solicitor General (ASG) of India, Mr P. S. Narasimha argued that a living will may have severe repercussions as it can be misused. Further, he argued that if later a… Read More

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Posted on 10.10.17 by

Euthanasia, Living Wills, & the Right to Die: Day 1 Arguments

On 10.10.2017, the first day of hearing in Common Cause vs. Union of India commenced before the 5 Judge Constitutional Bench comprising of the Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justices A.M. Khanwilkar, D.Y. Chandrachud, A.K. Sikri and Ashok Bhushan.   Mr Prashant Bhushan, appearing for the petitioners, began by distinguishing between passive euthanasia, the subject matter of the reference, and active euthanasia, which was… Read More