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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…

COVID-19: SC issues guidelines for video conferencing across courts

COVID-19: SC issues guidelines for video conferencing across courts

The Supreme Court restricted its functioning and conducted all its urgent hearings through video conferencing from 25th March 2020 due to the lockdown in the whole of India. The Supreme Court passed a slew of directions for all courts across India to use the method of video-conferencing for judicial proceedings due to COVID-19 effects. The…

Sc orders to decongest the prisons

Sc orders to decongest the prisons

The Supreme Court on Monday gave the directions to the States and Union Territories to decongest the jails and prevent the spread of Covid-19 among the inmates in jail. The Apex Court directed the release of undertrial prisoners on parole and bail or the prisoners who have not been convicted/ accused of heinous crimes.  A…

SC Orders Closure Of All Lawyers Chambers

SC Orders Closure Of All Lawyers Chambers

From Monday The Supreme Court went into a virtual lockdown. Only one bench, headed by Chief Justice of India SA Bobde, presided to carry out urgent court work so that there is less human interference. The court also said the limitation period, within which appeals must be filed against lower court orders, will run indefinitely…

PIL filed before SC seeking directions to increase the number of authorised laboratories for testing Coronavirus

PIL filed before SC seeking directions to increase the number of authorised laboratories for testing Coronavirus

The outbreak of Coronavirus has put the entire nation under threat and danger. With the increasing number of corona hit patients, the hospitals are getting booked rapidly. Under this panic situation, a plea was filed by journalist, Prashant Tandon and Social Activist, Kunajana Singh through Advocates Ashima Mandla and Fuzail Ahmad Ayyubi on 21 March…

Supreme Court to hear cases via video conferencing

Supreme Court to hear cases via video conferencing

In the unfortunate situation of pandemic COVID-19, the Supreme Court of India has introduced a video conferencing facility for hearing of cases as a measure to curb the spread of the virus in the court premises by restraining the interference of humans. The hearing will be in the premises of the court but the judge…

Impact of former CJI Ranjan Gogoi being nominated to Rajya Sabha

Impact of former CJI Ranjan Gogoi being nominated to Rajya Sabha

CJI Gogoi was born in November 1954 and was designated as a permanent judge of the Gauhati High Court in February 2001, however, was transferred to Punjab and Haryana High Court in September 2010. He was elevated as a judge of the Supreme Court in April 2012. The judge was appointed as the CJI in…

Sabarimala case: 9 judge bench to decide if SC can refer legal issues in review jurisdiction

Sabarimala case: 9 judge bench to decide if SC can refer legal issues in review jurisdiction

In the famous case of Sabarimala temple, the 9 judge Constitution bench has upheld the decision of the Sabarimala Review Bench wherein the Supreme Court can refer to a large bench, considering it exercises only limited power, in its jurisdiction in the Sabarimala case. Due to the several objections raised by senior lawyers, the bench…

CJI and Attorney-General discuss overcrowding in SC

CJI and Attorney-General discuss overcrowding in SC

On Friday, Chief Justice of India, S. A. Bobde and Attorney-General K.K. Venugopal discussed the alternatives to the limited space available at the premises of the Supreme Court of India. The Supreme Court was built in 1958 on 17 acres of land. Since then there has been a 50 times increase in the number of…

Arbitration is not meant to mirror litigation:CJI Bobde

Arbitration is not meant to mirror litigation:CJI Bobde

The Chief Justice of India- Hon’ble Justice Bobde while speaking at the 3rd International Conference conducted on “Arbitration in the Era of Globalisation” by Indian Council of Arbitration and FIICI at New Delhi, remarked: “Arbitration is not meant to mirror litigation. The time-consuming methods of long oral arguments, long written submissions and a reference to…