Tushita Maheshwari

The Supreme Court (Number of Judges) Amendment Act 2019

The Supreme Court (Number of Judges) Amendment Act 2019

The course of justice often prevents it. This quote is absolutely true in the Indian context. Over 3.5 crore cases are pending across the courts in India. India is the second-largest populous country with a population of more than 135 crores and surprisingly the current number of judges in the country is approximately 18000. This…

Equality and Social Justice

Equality and Social Justice

Equality is the soul of the Indian Constitution. Dr B.R. Ambedkar, while drafting the constitution, laid emphasis on equality of opportunity in education and employment. Following the same ideology, the BJP-led government in 2019 introduced the 124th Constitution Amendment Bill or the Reservation Bill for Economically Weaker Section of the Society. This Bill was passed…

SEBI examining legal aspects of NSE IPO: SEBI Chief

SEBI examining legal aspects of NSE IPO: SEBI Chief

The Security and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) chairman Ajay Tyagi told that the board is examining the legal aspects of NSE Initial Public Offering (IPO) and will soon take a call. He announced this when he was speaking on the sidelines of Request For Quote (RFQ) Platform in debt securities. NSE had approached SEBI…

Change in morals and ethics in Indian society?

Change in morals and ethics in Indian society?

India has a glorious past. Divine Souls have lived on this land. From Shravan Kumar to Lord Rama or to name a few, Indians have always exemplified their respect towards their elders. They have strong morals and ethics which are not easily moldable. They have a righteous demeanour because of which India has left a…

Supreme Court dismisses the curative petition filed by Nirbhaya convict Akshay

Supreme Court dismisses the curative petition filed by Nirbhaya convict Akshay

The Supreme Court on January 30, 2019, rejected the curative plea filed by Akshay, one of the four death row convicts in the 2012 Nirbhaya Gang Rape and Murder case. A five-judge bench of Supreme Court consisted of Justice N.V. Ramanna, Justice Ashok Bhushan, Justice Arun Mishra, Justice R.F. Nariman and Justice R Bhanumathi dismissed…

Abrogation of Article 370: SC reserves order on reference to a larger bench

Abrogation of Article 370: SC reserves order on reference to a larger bench

The five-judge constitution bench of Justices SK Kaul, R Subhash Reddy, BR Gavai, Surya Kant and presided by Justice NV Ramana reserved the order for referring the case of Abrogation of Article 370 and bifurcating the state into Union Territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh to the seven-judge bench. The petitions were filed by…

Domestic Violence: Court has to be prima facie satisfied that there have been instances of violence before issuing notice in the complaint: SC

Domestic Violence: Court has to be prima facie satisfied that there have been instances of violence before issuing notice in the complaint: SC

A very important message and judgment is passed by the Supreme Court with respect to random notices in the cases of domestic violence only on the word of a woman. The apex Court observed that, before issuing notice in a grievance claiming domestic violence, the court has to be prima facie assured that there have…

EPF Act: Contractual Employees engaged by a company entitled to provident benefit fund: SC

EPF Act: Contractual Employees engaged by a company entitled to provident benefit fund: SC

The Supreme Court in PAWAN HANS LIMITED v. AVIATION KARMACHARI SANGHATANA & ORS. (Civil Appeal No. 353 of 2020) has observed that contractual employees hired by a Company, who directly or indirectly draw their wages/salary from the Company, are qualified for the benefit of provident fund as per the Employees’ Provident Funds and Miscellaneous Provisions…

9 Judge SC Bench to hear Sabrimala Review Petition from January 13

9 Judge SC Bench to hear Sabrimala Review Petition from January 13

A nine judge constitutional bench of Supreme Court will hear the issue of allowing women of all ages to enter Kerala’s Sabrimala Temple. The bench would be headed by Chief Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde and comprises of Justices R. Bhanumati, Ashok Bhushan, L. Nageswara Rao, Mohan M Shantanagoudar, S. Abdul Nazeer, R. Subhash Reddy, B.R….