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Observer Desk

Posted on 20.10.17 by

Supreme Court Winter Session 2017 (3rd Oct -16th Dec)

The Supreme Court’s winter session 2017 commenced on 3rd October and will end on 16th December. The court is closed for the festive season from 15th to 22rd October and we at SCObserver have used this pause in proceedings to reflect on the session so far and also map out the upcoming cases. The session opened with Karnataka… Read More

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Posted on 13.10.17 by

Judicial Relevance of Parliamentary Report: Day 1 Arguments

On 12.10.2017, hearings in Kalpana Mehta v UOI commenced before the 5 Judge Constitutional Bench comprising of the Chief Justice Dipak Misra , Justices A.K.  Sikri, AM Khanwilkar, DY Chandrachud and Ashok Bhushan. Senior Advocate Harish Salve representing the respondents began by taking the Court through the Reference Order, and reading the relevant portions. Mr. Salve’s submissions rested on the following two principles…. Read More

Observer Desk

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 05.10.17 by

Azam Khan Case: Freedom of Speech and Expression – Day 8 Arguments

On 05.10.2017 the Supreme Court heard arguments on the 8th day of the Azam Khan case regarding the right to freedom of speech and expression. Mr Salve and Mr Nariman argued that in India there was no legislation in the nature of a Civil Rights Act by which citizens might enforce fundamental rights against private parties. Article 19(2)… Read More

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Posted on 03.10.17 by

Rohingya Deportation Case – Day 2 Arguments

In the Rohingya Deportation case the bench comprising of the Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justice A .M. Khanwilkar and Justice D.Y. Chandrachud continued hearing the Writ Petition against the proposed deportation of Rohingya refugees.  The day commenced with Mr Tushar Mehta, Additional Solicitor General pointing out that the scope of judicial review and the justiciability of this Article 32 petition… Read More

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Posted on 03.10.17 by

Hadiya Marriage Case – Day 1 and 2 Arguments

The bench comprising of Chief Justice Kehar, Justices D.Y. Chandrachud and A.M. Khanwilkar began hearing the matter in Hadiya Marriage Case. The petitioner, Jahan challenged the Kerala High Court order which annulled Hadiya’a marriage  on suspicion of ‘forced’ conversion and Jahan’s suspected links with extremist organisations. Day 1 – On 08.08.2017, the first day of… Read More

Observer Desk

Posted on 27.09.17 by

SUPREME COURT 2ND SESSION REVIEW (3rd July – 22nd September)

The Supreme Court’s 2nd session was from 3rd July to 22d September. During this session the Court heard a few large bench constitutional matters  – Triple Talaq case (Shyara Bano v UOI), Privacy Case (Puttaswamy v UOI) , Whatsapp Privacy Case (Karmanya Sareen v UOI). While the court continued hearings in the Cow Vigilantism (Tehseen Poonawalla… Read More

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Posted on 23.09.17 by

Cow Vigilantism Case – Day 5 Arguments (Indira Jaising and Kapil Sibal)

The bench, comprising of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justice AM Khanwilkar and Justice DY Chandrachud, began the day’s hearing by monitoring compliance with the orders issued in the previous hearing – namely that State Governments appoint nodal officers to monitor prevention and punishment of cow vigilantism. The hearing commenced with Ms. Indira Jaising, representing the… Read More

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Posted on 18.09.17 by

Rohingyas Deportation Case – Day 1 Arguments

The bench comprising the Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justice A .M. Khanwilkar and Justice D.Y. Chandrachud heard the Writ Petition against the proposed deportation of Rohingya refugees. As a response to writ petition, the Centre filed an affidavit supporting the deportation of Rohingya Muslims. The thrust of Centre’s affidavit is that deportation of illegal immigrants… Read More