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Indian Broadcasting and Digital Foundation v Telecom Regulatory Authority of India

The Supreme Court will decide the constitutionality of Regulations issued by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India imposing a lower limit on the price that broadcasters can charge for a ‘bouquet’ of channels. The Court will decide whether the Regulations violate the broadcasters’ Right to Freedom of Speech and Expression and their Right to Engage in Free Trade.

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T.M.D. Rafi v State of Andhra Pradesh

The Supreme Court will decide the constitutionality of an Andhra Pradesh law barring non-Hindu vendors from leasing property within the Mallikarjuna Temple premises. The Court will decide whether the law is arbitrary, discriminates against non-Hindus, and violates the principles of secularism.

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Next Hearing: January 18, 2022

Last Updated: December 22, 2021

Bench:D.Y. Chandrachud J, Vikram Nath J, B.V. Nagarathna J

Tags:Andhra Pradesh, Mallikarjuna Temple, Muslim vendors, Non-Hindu leasing rights

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Pattali Makkal Katchi v Mayileruperumal

The Supreme Court will decide whether to uphold Tamil Nadu's reservation for Vanniyars in education and employment within the Most Backward Classes category. The Court will decide whether State governments may allow reservations within an OBC class in the absence of empirical data on backwardness.

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Next Hearing: February 15, 2022

Last Updated: December 17, 2021

Bench:L.N. Rao J, B.R. Gavai J, B.V. Nagarathna J

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Ashish Shelar v Maharashtra Legislative Assembly

The Supreme Court will decide whether the parliamentary resolution suspending 12 MLA’s from the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly for a year violates the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly Rules. Further, the Court will decide the balance between the speakers power to maintain the decorum of the house and MLAs' right to freely express themselves.

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Centre for Public Interest Litigation v Union of India

The Supreme Court will decide whether to invalidate the Union government's appointment of Rakesh Asthana as the Delhi Police Commissioner as it incorrectly and invalidly deputed Mr. Asthana to the AGMUT cadre and extended his term beyond retirement age.

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Next Hearing: December 13, 2021

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Bench:D.Y. Chandrachud J, A.S. Bopanna J

Tags:Delhi Police, Separation of Powers, Service Law

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Mahua Moitra v Union of India

The Supreme Court will decide whether the Central Vigilance Commission (Amendment) Ordinance, 2021 and the Delhi Special Police Establishment (Amendment) Ordinance, 2021 are unconstitutional because: it violates the principle of fair investigation and trial and overrules the Court’s previous decisions on the extension of the term of ED and CBI Directors tenure.

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The Indian Federation Of App Based Transport Workers (IFAT) v Union of India

The Supreme Court will decide whether gig workers fall under the scope of 'unorganised workers' and are eligible for social security benefits

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Mukesh v State of Tripura

The Supreme Court will decide whether to quash the FIRs against 102 people, out of which 4 were arrested, under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967 (UAPA) for criticising the handling of the communal violence in Tripura. The Court will also decide whether Sections 2(1)(o), 13 and 45(d)(5) of the UAPA are constitutional.

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Next Hearing: November 17, 2021

Last Updated: November 11, 2021

Bench:N.V. Ramana J, A.S. Bopanna J, Hima Kohli J

Tags:Bail, police, Right to Equality, Right to Life, Right to Protest, Tripura, UAPA

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Zakia Ahsan Jafri v State of Gujarat

The Court will examine whether the Magistrate’s Court adequately addressed Mrs. Zakia Jafri’s complaints against the report of the SC-appointed Special Investigation Committee which closed investigation against the accused in the 2002 Gujarat riots case. The Special Investigation Team (SIT) had granted a ‘clean chit’ to the 63 accused persons.

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Noel Harper v Union of India

The Supreme Court will decide whether changes made by Foreign Contributions (Regulation) Amendment Act, 2020 to the Foreign Contributions (Regulation) Act, 2010 are constitutional.

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Next Hearing: November 9, 2021

Last Updated: November 8, 2021

Bench:A.M. Khanwilkar J, Dinesh Maheshwari J, C.T. Ravikumar J

Tags:Article 19, Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Rules, NGO, Privacy, Right to Equality

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