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Posted on 08.12.17 by

Parsi Woman Excommunication Case: Day 1 Arguments

On 08.12.2017, 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

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

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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Posted on 05.12.17 by

Babri Masjid-Ram Janmabhoomi Case : Day 2 Hearings

The 2nd day of hearings in the Babri Masjid-Ram Janmabhoomi Case commenced before the 3 Judge bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justices Ashok Bhushan and Abdul Nazeer. In the previous hearing on 11th August 2017, the bench had directed both parties to submit translations of documents that they had relied on, including oral evidence, and any… Read More

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Posted on 01.12.17 by

Judicial Relevance of Parliamentary Report: Summary of Arguments

A five-Judge Bench was constituted in the Supreme Court to adjudge the judicial relevance of a Parliamentary Standing Committee Report (PSCR) in the case of Kalpana Mehta v UOI. The Bench consisting of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justices A.M. Khanwilkar, D.Y. Chandrachud, A.K. Sikri and Ashok Bhushan and started listening to arguments on 12.10.2017. The arguments from the respondents, represented by… 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

On 30.11.2017, Additional Solicitor General Maninder Singh, appearing for the Union of India continued with his arguments before the Constitutional Bench hearing the case pertaining to the Special Status of Delhi.  In the last hearing on 29.11.2017, Mr. Maninder Singh identified the constitutional sources which made the President the ultimate authority of the NCT of Delhi…. Read More

On 29.11.2017, Additional Solicitor General Maninder Singh, appearing for the Union of India continued with his arguments before the Constitutional Bench hearing the case pertaining to the Special Status of Delhi. In the previous hearing on 28.11.2017, ASG Maninder Singh had argued that the status of NCT of Delhi even with an elected Assembly was no… Read More

On 28.11.2017, Additional Solicitor General Maninder Singh, appearing for the Union of India continued with his arguments before the Constitutional Bench hearing the case pertaining to the special status of Delhi. Today. In the last hearing on 23.11.2017, Mr. Maninder Singh argued that the text of Article 239AA and the provisions of GNCT Act, 1991 made the… Read More