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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

Posted on 03.10.17 by

Hadiya Marriage Case – Day 3 Arguments

On 03.10.2017, Day 3 of the arguments in the Hadiya case, Dushyant Dave appearing for Hadiya’s husband Shafin Jahan argued that the court had overstepped the limits of jurisdiction by ordering an NIA probe into the issue, for doing so was contrary to the very spirit of a multi-religious society. Mr. Dave further cited examples… Read More

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

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

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

Posted on 15.09.17 by

The Assam Accord Case – Days 3 to 6 Arguments (2017)

In 2017 Day 1 and Day 2 arguments for the Assam Accord case were heard on 7th and 14th Feb. (Day 3) – In the next hearing on 8th March 2017, Mr. P.S. Patwalia , Additional Solicitor General presented the status report of border fencing. Mr. Patwalia made the statement that a work order has been… Read More

Posted on 15.09.17 by

The Assam Accord Case – Day 1 and 2 Arguments (heard in 2017)

This matter is being heard before two Supreme Court benches – a five judge constitutional bench and a two judge bench. The constitutional question before the 5-Judge Bench, comprising of Justices Madan B.Lokur, R.K.Agrawal, Prafulla Chandra Pant, D.Y.Chandrachud, and Ashok Bhushan is the validity of Section 6A of Citizenship Act, 1955, which sets a different… Read More

Posted on 12.09.17 by

Cow Vigilantism Case – Day 1, 2, 3 Arguments

A 3 Judge Bench of the Supreme Court has begun hearing arguments on the Cow Vigilantism case about the growing number of violent incidents by cow vigilantes. The legal challenge specifically pertains to cow protection legislations of some states which seem to provide immunity to these cow vigilantes acting in “good faith”.  The Bench included… Read More

Posted on 07.09.17 by

Child Marriage and Marital Rape Exception in IPC: Day 3 Arguments (UoI)

On 06.09.2017, the third day of the hearing, Mr. Rana Mukherjee appearing for the Union of India presented his arguments before the Court hearing the limited challenge to Exception 2 to S. 375 of the IPC in  Independent Thought vs. Union of India. Mr. Mukherjee’s arguments were three fold relying primarily on Parliamentary Committee reports and Law Commission… Read More


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