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Supreme Court adjourns Ayodhya matter to January
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Supreme Court adjourns Ayodhya matter to January

New Delhi, Oct.29 (UNI)- In yet another delay in the 500-year-old case, the Supreme Court this morning adjourned the crucial case of Ram Mandir-Babri Masjid dispute to January 2019 and said that an appropriate Bench would be constituted to hear the matter. Further dates for the hearing will be decided in January, Chief Justice Ranjan…

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Old Laws & Progressive Judgements

September 2018 has been a month when India took the path towards being a socially progressive nation. This month India shed its archaic legal shackles, all thanks to a few older men and women with a new mindset and wisdom — the Supreme Court Judges. Just this month alone, the Supreme Court of India has…

Women of all ages can enter Sabarimala temple: Supreme Court
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Women of all ages can enter Sabarimala temple: Supreme Court

New Delhi:  In another landmark judgment, the Supreme Court this morning allowed women, irrespective of their age, to enter Kerala’s  Sabarimala temple. A five-member Constitution Bench comprising Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra, Justices Rohinton Nariman, A.M. Khanwilkar, D.Y. Chandrachud, and Indu Malhotra, in a 4-1 majority, struck down the “Kerala Hindu Places of Public…

Ayodhya: Supreme Court to hear  main petition from Oct. 29
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Ayodhya: Supreme Court to hear  main petition from Oct. 29

New Delhi:  The Supreme Court by 2:1 majority has decided this afternoon that a Three-Judge Bench would soon begin hearing in the Ayodhya land dispute, pending in the top court for last seven years. The Court declined plea to refer the Ismail Farooqui case (Mosque not essential for Namaz) to the larger Bench. Thus, Ayodhya…

Adultery is no more a crime, SC scraps 158-year-old law
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Adultery is no more a crime, SC scraps 158-year-old law

New Delhi:  The Supreme Court (SC) this morning unanimously struck down Section 497 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) that makes adultery a punishable offence for men. In four separate but concurring judgments, the Five-Judge Bench of the Supreme Court said the 158-year-old law was unconstitutional and fell foul of Article 21 (Right to life…

Aadhaar constitutionally valid, rules Supreme Court
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Aadhaar constitutionally valid, rules Supreme Court

New Delhi: The Aadhaar scheme empowers people on the margins of society and gives them dignity, which far outweighs the harm, the Supreme Court said this morning in a majority judgement that pronounced the national identity card “constitutionally valid” but with conditions. Turning down the argument of exclusion, the Court said for the “exclusion of…

Ban on criminal netas: SC leaves decision to Parliament
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Ban on criminal netas: SC leaves decision to Parliament

New Delhi: Putting the onus on Parliament, the Supreme Court this morning said, whether law-makers facing criminal charges are barred from contesting elections or should they be disqualified only after conviction, be left to the Parliament to enact a law. A five-Judge Constitution Bench comprising CJI Dipak Misra and Justices R.F. Nariman, A.N. Khanwilkar, D.Y….

SC decriminalises Section 377; rules gay sex legal
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SC decriminalises Section 377; rules gay sex legal

New Delhi: In a landmark verdict, the Supreme Court this morning scrapped the controversial Section 377 — a 158-year-old colonial law on consensual gay sex. “LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) Community has same rights as of any ordinary citizen. Respect for each other’s rights, and others are supreme humanity. Criminalising gay sex is irrational…

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