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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

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Posted on 27.11.17 by

Hadiya Marriage Case: Day 6 Arguments

On 27.11.2017, the sixth day of hearing continued in the Hadiya Marriage case before the 3 judge bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justices D.Y. Chandrachud and A.M. Khanwilkar . This case would decide if Court has authority to annul marriage of a major girl on suspicion of “indoctrination”. In the previous hearing on 30.10.2017, NIA and Hadiya’s father had contended that she… Read More

On 22.11.2017, 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. The thrust of Mr Maninder Singh’s arguments was that the President, through the Lt. Governor (LG), was the head of the government of National Capital Territory… Read More

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Posted on 21.11.17 by

Special Status of Delhi: Day 8 Arguments

On 21.11.2017, hearings in Special Status of Delhi Case – GNCT v UOI continued for the eighth day, before the five-judge bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justices A.M. Khanwilkar, D.Y. Chandrachud, A.K. Sikri and Ashok Bhushan. This case would decide if Delhi is a Union Territory where the Lt. Governor (LG) could act independently of the Chief Minister, or a Special State where the… Read More

On 16.11.2017, hearings in Special Status of Delhi Case – GNCT v UOI continued for the seventh day, before the  five-judge bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justices A.M. Khanwilkar, D.Y. Chandrachud, A.K. Sikri and Ashok Bhushan. Mr Rajeev Dhavan opened by observing that the government in Delhi was appointed via the means of an election that was regulated by the Election… Read More