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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.


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.


FCRA Amendment


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.


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


Vijay Madanlal Choudhary v Union of India

The Supreme Court will define the nature and limits of the powers of the Directorate of Enforcement under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 2002.


Indian Young Lawyers’ Association v State of Kerala

The Supreme Court declared unconstitutional the Sabarimala Temple's custom of prohibiting women in their 'menstruating years' from entering.


Joseph Shine v Union of India

The Court decriminalised adultery, striking down Section 497 of the Indian Penal Code, 1860 (IPC).


Romila Thapar v Union of India

The Court evaluated the arrests of five human rights activists under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) by the Maharashtra Police. The Police accused the activists of involvement in the Bhima Koregaon violence and sedition.


Navtej Singh Johar v UOI; Akkai Padmashali v UOI

On September 6th 2018 a five-judge Bench unanimously struck down Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code, to the extent that it criminalised same-sex relations between consenting adults.


Justice K.S. Puttaswamy v Union of India

A 4:1 majority upheld the Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and Other Subsidies, Benefits and Services) Act, 2016 as constitutional, however, it struck down individual sections of the Act as unconstitutional.


Cow Vigilantism


Tehseen Poonawalla v UOI

July 17th 2018, the Court delivered its judgment, issuing guidelines to curb acts of cow vigilantism. The Court did not address the question of the constitutional validity of immunity provisions for cow vigilantes.


Last Updated: September 7, 2018

Bench:D.Y. Chandrachud J, A.M. Khanwilkar J, Dipak Misra CJI

Tags:Cow Protection, Lynching