Analysis

Nationalists, loyalists, religionists: The saga of Aligarh Muslim University

We summarise the key contentions in the Aligarh Muslim University minority status case

Electoral bonds

Cases | Reports

Electoral Bonds Constitution Bench | Judgement Summary

A Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court unanimously struck down the 2018 Electoral Bonds Scheme for violating a voter’s right to information

Cases

Supreme Court rules Electoral Bond Scheme is unconstitutional | Judgement Matrix

SCO’s judgement matrix covers the key points in the two opinions which unanimously struck down the Union’s Electoral Bond Scheme

elections

Analysis

Five election-related cases in the Court’s docket in the run-up to the 2024 polls

The what, when and why of the top court’s decisions in these key cases could have significant ramifications on India’s electoral landscape

Judicial Vacancies in the Lower Courts

Pending

In re: Filling up of Vacancies

The Supreme Court is monitoring steps taken by High Courts and State Governments to fill vacant judicial posts in the District and Subordinate Courts.

Gujarat Police Encounters

Pending

Javed Akhtar v State of Gujarat

The Supreme Court is monitoring 22 alleged 'fake encounters' conducted by the Gujarat Police between 2002 and 2006.

Freebies in Electoral Democracy and Welfare State

Pending

Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay v Union of India

The Supreme Court is hearing challenges against the practice of offering and distributing freebies during election campaigns. The Court's decision will determine how political parties contest elections in India.

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