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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…

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…

SC Reinstates Complainant in CJI Sexual Harassment Case To Service

SC Reinstates Complainant in CJI Sexual Harassment Case To Service

The ex-junior court assistant of the supreme court who contended that she faced sexual harassment by former Chief justice of India Ranjan Gogoi was reinstated to her services with all her arrears been cleared. April 20th, 2019 the former employee wrote to the justices of the supreme court that she was sexually harassed by justice…

SC dismisses petitions seeking review of its judgment upholding purchase of 36 Rafale jets

SC dismisses petitions seeking review of its judgment upholding purchase of 36 Rafale jets

In a major relief for the Narendra Modi-led government, the Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed a review petition seeking a court-monitored criminal probe in Rafale fighter jet deal between the Indian government and France’s Dassault Aviation. The three-judge bench of the top court comprising Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi and Justices SK Kaul…

Women entry not limited to Sabarimala, includes other faiths: SC

Women entry not limited to Sabarimala, includes other faiths: SC

The Supreme Court on Thursday said that the entry of women into places of worship is not just limited to the Sabarimala temple but also includes issues like allowing Muslim and Parsi women to enter religious practice. Reading out the judgement, Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi stated that issues such as Muslim women’s…

CJI falls under the ambit of RTI Act: SC

CJI falls under the ambit of RTI Act: SC

The Supreme Court has held that office of the Chief Justice of India is a public authority and comes under the transparency law, the Right to Information (RTI) Act. “Transparency doesn’t undermine judicial independency,” Supreme Court said while upholding the Delhi High Court judgment which ruled that office of the Chief Justice comes under the…

Ayodhya land dispute: Ayodhya lawyer tears paper in court

Ayodhya land dispute: Ayodhya lawyer tears paper in court

The last day of arguments in the Ayodhya land dispute case witnessed drama when a lawyer tore a map showing Ram Janamsthan. Rajeev Dhavan, who is representing the Muslim parties, was handed over the map by a lawyer representing the Hindu Mahasabha. When Dhavan tore the map, Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi said the…

Ayodhya dispute: Section 144 imposed in district

Ayodhya dispute: Section 144 imposed in district

As the hearing in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute enters its final leg on Monday, the Uttar Pradesh administration has imposed Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) in Ayodhya till December 10 to pre-empt outbreak of violence. “Decision to impose Section-144 was also taken in consideration of upcoming festivals,” District Magistrate Anuj Kumar…

SC allows prosecution of Fadnavis for non disclosure in election affidavit

SC allows prosecution of Fadnavis for non disclosure in election affidavit

In a setback to Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, the Supreme Court Tuesday set aside the clean chit awarded to him by the Bombay High Court, which had upheld a trial court order, in a case registered against him for failing to disclose two pending criminal cases in his election affidavit. A bench headed by Chief…

5-judge SC bench to examine Centre’s move on Article 370; Yechury, student allowed to visit J&K

5-judge SC bench to examine Centre’s move on Article 370; Yechury, student allowed to visit J&K

The Supreme Court will examine the constitutional validity of scrapping special status for Jammu and Kashmir as it issued a notice to the Centre on petitions related to abrogation of Article 370 on Wednesday. The apex court said that a five-judge Constitution Bench will hear all the petitions related to the abrogation of Article 370,…