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Observer Desk

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

Observer Desk

Posted on 16.08.17 by

The Electoral Appeals Case : Plain English

The diversity of identities in India poses a challenge to free and fair elections. A candidate appealing for votes on the basis of religion, race, caste, community or language can undermine the election process. Section 123 (3) of the Representation of the People Act, 1951 (RPA) prohibits this act. C. D. Commachen challenged the election of Abhiram… Read More

Observer Desk

Posted on 12.08.17 by

Ram Mandir-Babri Masjid matter – Day 1 Hearings

On 11th August 2017, a 3-Judge bench of the Supreme Court, comprising Justices Dipak Misra, Ashok Bhushan and Abdul Nazeer heard the Ram Mandir-Babri Masjid property dispute (Maulana Ashhad v Mahant Suresh Das). Mr Tushar Mehta, Additional Solicitor General, appearing for the State of Uttar Pradesh, spoke first and pointed out the need to simplify… Read More