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Observer Desk

Posted on 24.01.18 by

AADHAAR ACT CASE: DAY 4 ARGUMENTS

The 5 Judge bench of the Supreme Court of the Supreme Court comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justices A.M. Khanwilkar, D.Y. Chandrachud, A.K. Sikri and Ashok Bhushan continued with the 4th day (24.01.2018) of arguments in the Aadhaar Act case (Puttaswamy v UOI).  The case will decide the constitutional validity of the Aadhaar Act. Sr. Advocate Shyam Divan appearing for the Petitioners submitted… Read More

Observer Desk

Posted on 04.01.18 by

Supreme Court Session Preview 2018 – (4th January – 19th May)

The Supreme Court Session for the year 2018 will start on 4th January and continue till 19th May. This is a preview of Supreme Court cases for the new session. The 5 judge bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra will begin hearing the Puttaswamy v UOI, on the constitutionality of Aadhar from January 17th…. Read More

Observer Desk

Posted on 27.12.17 by

Review of the Supreme Court’s Winter Session: 3rd October -15th December 2017

This session was marred by allegations of corruption against the higher judiciary and the subsequent mishandling of situation by Apex Court , which imposed an exemplary cost of 25 lakh on the petitioner Prashant Bhushan, worsened the crisis. In the midst of this credibility crisis, the 5 Judge Constitution Bench comprising of Chief Justice Dipak… Read More

Observer Desk

Posted on 27.10.17 by

STATISTICS: SC Case Pipeline – Regular & Referred matters, SLPs & Certificate Appeals

  Pending Matters The Supreme Court is the official source of data on case-load and case-flow in the court. The official website of the Supreme Court of India provides intermittent data on the number of pending cases which restricts the number and type of conclusions that can be drawn from the analyses of the data…. Read More

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

Observer Desk

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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Posted on 07.09.17 by

Child Marriage and Marital Rape Exception in IPC: Day 1 Arguments (Gaurav Agarwal)

A two Judge Bench of Madan B. Lokur and Deepak Gupta JJ. concluded hearing in Independent Thought vs. Union Of India, filed before the Supreme Court challenging the constitutional validity of Exception 2 to Section 375 of the Indian Penal Code to the extent that it creates an arbitrary classification between minor girls on the basis… Read More

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Posted on 07.09.17 by

Child Marriage and the Marital Rape Exception : Day 2 Arguments (Jayna Kothari)

On 05.09.2017, the second day of the hearing , Advocate Jayna Kothari appearing for the intervenor Child Rights Trust commenced her arguments before the Bench. Ms. Kothari’s arguments have been summarized below: Child marriages have adverse implications on the physical, mental and sexual health of the girl child owing to early onset of sexual activity and… Read More