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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

Posted on 23.11.17 by

Special Status Of Delhi: Day 10 Arguments

On 23.11.2017, Additional Solicitor General Maninder Singh appearing on behalf of the Union of India commenced his arguments before the Constitutional Bench hearing the case pertaining to Special Status of Delhi, which had been granted to the National Capital Territory under Article 239AA. Mr Singh contended that Article 239AA is a complete code in itself… Read More

Posted on 22.11.17 by

Special Status of Delhi: Day 9 Arguments

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

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

Posted on 16.11.17 by

Special Status of Delhi:Day 7 Arguments

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

Posted on 15.11.17 by

Special Status of Delhi: Day 6 Arguments

On 15.11.2017, hearings in Special Status of Delhi Case – GNCT v UOI continued for the sixth 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 continued his arguments from yesterday. He contended that it is imperative for the Court to examine the principle of Cooperative Federalism, as it is… Read More

Posted on 14.11.17 by

Special Status of Delhi: Day 5 Arguments

On 14.11.2017, hearings in Special Status of Delhi Case – GNCT v UOI continued for the fifth day, before the five-judge bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justices A.M. Khanwilkar, D.Y. Chandrachud, A.K. Sikri and Ashok Bhushan. Ms Indira Jaising commenced her arguments with the discussion on the applicability of Article 239AA, in light of the principle that the provisions of the Constitution… Read More

Posted on 09.11.17 by

Special Status of Delhi : Day 4 Arguments

On 09.11.2017, hearings in Special Status of Delhi Case – GNCT v UOI continued for the fourth 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. P. Chidambaram resumed his arguments and at the outset, he furthered his earlier arguments regarding the notion that the GNCTD Act and… Read More

Posted on 08.11.17 by

Special Status of Delhi: Day 3 Arguments

On 08.11.2017, hearings in Special Status of Delhi Case – GNCT v UOI continued for the third day, before the five judge bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justices A.M. Khanwilkar, D.Y. Chandrachud, A.K. Sikri and Ashok Bhushan. Snr. Adv. Gopal Subramaniam began by contending that the ideal for a quasi–federal state would be a model of Cooperative Federalism. This would model… Read More

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