SC Judgements
Mandatory minimum sentences - IE - 26/01/23
2023-01-26 21:39

Context: A CJI -led bench has decided to examine a petition challenging mandatory minimum sentencing in the case of gang rape of a minor below the ag… Continue Reading

Uniform Civil Code - ToI - 10/01/23
2023-01-10 23:27

Context: The SC refused to entertain a PIL challenging the decisions of the Uttarakhand and Gujarat governments to constitute committees for implemen… Continue Reading

SC directs the committee to build a framework to ensure road safety - The Hindu - 07/01/23
2023-01-07 20:55

Context: A Bench led by the Chief Justice of India (D.Y. Chandrachud) agreed that urgent steps need to be taken to enforce Section 136A of the Motor … Continue Reading

SC verdict on MPs, MLAs’ right to freedom of speech - IE - 04/01/23
2023-01-05 09:30

Context: The SC held there is no reason to impose “additional restrictions” on the right to free speech {under Article 19(2) of the Indian Consti… Continue Reading

Supreme Court’s Verdict on Demonetisation - IE - 04/01/23
2023-01-04 20:13

Context: Recently, the Supreme Court has passed a verdict on the Demonetisation of currency notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 in a majority 4-1 by a five-… Continue Reading

Personality Rights - The Hindu - 03/12/22
2022-12-03 22:04

Context: Recently, the Delhi High Court recently passed an interim order to prevent the unlawful use of a Bollywood star’s name, image and voice. … Continue Reading

Good conduct is key to early release: SC - The Hindu - 03/10/2020
2020-10-03 21:05

Supreme Court Judgement: Justice Kant wrote: “Society has a right to lead a peaceful and fearless life, without free-roaming criminals creating h… Continue Reading

Intention to abet suicide cannot be assumed, it has to be evident: SC - The Hindu - 03/10/2020
2020-10-03 20:59

Supreme Court Judgement: The intention to abet suicide cannot be assumed and it needs to be backed by solid, visible proof. A three-judge Bench … Continue Reading

Life goes off the rails- The Hindu -14-09-2020
2020-09-14 20:40

The Supreme Court, in an order on 31st August 2020 had directed the removal of 48,000 slums along the railway tracks in the national capital within th… Continue Reading

SC looks into cases against legislators - The Hindu - 11-09-2020
2020-09-13 12:15

The Supreme Court has prioritised the need to expeditiously complete trial in over 4,000 criminal cases, from corruption to money laundering, pending … Continue Reading

SC seeks A-G’s aid in Bhushan case - The Hindu - 11-09-2020
2020-09-13 12:13

The Supreme Court has reached out to Attorney-General K.K. Venugopal to act as amicus curiae and assist it with legal questions raised in a contempt c… Continue Reading

SC to Centre: adhere to Ministry circular on roads in Char Dham - The Hindu - 09-09-2020
2020-09-11 08:11

The Supreme Court has ordered the Centre to adhere to a Union Road Ministry circular of March 2018. The circular had advised against building full-… Continue Reading

Daughters have equal right to inherit property, says SC -THE HINDU- 12 AUG-2020
2020-08-12 19:48

NEWS: The Supreme Court has expanded a Hindu woman’s right to be a joint legal heir and inherit ancestral property on terms equal to male heirs. … Continue Reading

Article 142 - 19/03/2020
2020-03-20 22:51

The Supreme Court has removed a Minister against whom disqualification petitions were pending before the Speaker since 2017. The court invoked its dis… Continue Reading

CJI alarmed at hasty death warrants- THE HINDU - 21/02/2020
2020-02-22 10:33

News: CJI Sharad A. Bobde expressed alarm about trial courts issuing death warrants in undue haste without offering condemned prisoners a chance to… Continue Reading

Women-at-arms-THE HINDU-18-02-2020
2020-02-18 20:13

News: The Supreme Court has delivered a sharp rebuke to the government by asking it to adhere to its own stated policy, articulated on February 25,… Continue Reading

Women Army officers eligible for permanent commission-THE HINDU -18-02-2020
2020-02-18 19:59

Details: Women Army Officers in a jubilant mood in New Delhi on Monday after Supreme Court directed the Centre to grant permanent commission to wom… Continue Reading

SC orders parties to publish criminal history of Lok Sabha-THE HINDU-14-02-2020
2020-02-15 15:48

News: The Supreme Court on Thursday ordered political parties to publish the entire criminal history of their candidates for Assembly and Lok Sabha… Continue Reading

2020-02-11 23:12

News: A five-judge bench that heard the Sabarimala review petitions framed seven questions to be answered by a larger bench, resulting in the const… Continue Reading

SC upholds amendments of SC/ST Act-THE HINDU -11-02-2020
2020-02-11 23:10

News: The Supreme Court on Monday upheld the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes Amendment Act of 2018, which nullified its own controversial… Continue Reading

Reservation in promotion in public posts not a FR: SC- THE HINDU- 09/02/2020 - PRELIMS
2020-02-09 16:56

Context: Supreme Court Judgment. Details: The SC emphasizing its past judgments has held that reservation in advancement in open posts cannot… Continue Reading

One cannot go on fighting endlessly for everything- THE HINDU-24-01-2020
2020-01-24 21:05

Abstract: Chief Justice of India (CJI) Sharad A. Bobde on Thursday said a condemned person cannot fight the death penalty endlessly and it was impo… Continue Reading

Supreme Court declines to stay poll bond scheme
2020-01-21 23:49

News: CJI's statement clarifying that the electoral bond scheme will not be stayed by the SC. Details: There have been pleas filed in the SC … Continue Reading

Private property is a fundamental right, says SC-THE HINDU-13-01-2020
2020-01-14 00:45

Context: Supreme Court Judgment. Background: Right to private property was a fundamental right under Article 31 of the Indian Constitution. … Continue Reading