Janhit Abhiyan v Union of India
In a 3-2 majority, the Supreme Court upheld the 103rd Constitutional Amendment providing EWS reservation. With this, the Court extended the net of reservation benefits to include solely economic backwardness.
People's Union for Civil Liberties v Union of India
A three-judge Bench will issue further directions to ensure implementation of the judgment in Shreya Singhal v Union of India, which declared Section 66(A) of the Information Technology Act, 2000 (the IT Act) unconstitutional. Through its Orders in this case, the Court must ensure that citizens are not jailed under a law that has already been held unconstitutional.
State of Andhra Pradesh v B. Archana Reddy
The SC will decide the validity of the Andhra Pradesh government’s 2005 decision to grant 5% reservations in educational institutions and public services to the entire Muslim Community
Shayara Bano v Union of India
The Supreme Court held that the practice of talaq-e-biddat or instantaneous triple talaq is unconstitutional.
Abhiram Singh v C. D. Commachen
The 7-judge bench held that appealing to the ascriptive identities of any candidate and that of the voters constitutes a ‘corrupt practice’ under Section 123(3) of the Representation of the People Act, 1951.
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.
Krishna Kumar Singh v State of Bihar
A 7-judge Constitution bench has held that unfettered re-promulgation of ordinances is not permissible by the Constitution.
State of Uttar Pradesh v Jai Bir Singh
A nine-judge Bench of the Supreme Court will reconsider its 1978 decision which gave a wide interpretation to the definition of 'industry' under the Industrial Disputes Act, 1947, leading to a higher standard of labour rights for more people..