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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.

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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.

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Joseph Shine v Union of India

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

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Oil And Natural Gas Corporation v Afcons Gunanusa JV

The Supreme Court is reviewing the Fourth Schedule of The Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996, which decides the fees for arbitrators. The review may affect the viability of arbitration as a cost-effective alternative to court proceedings.

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Next Hearing: April 6, 2022

Last Updated: June 9, 2022

Bench:D.Y. Chandrachud J, Sanjiv Khanna J, Surya Kant J

Tags:Arbitration

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Committee of Management Anjuman Intezamia Masajid Varanasi v Rakhi Singh

The SC will decide if the Varanasi Civil Court’s Order allowing a videographic survey into the origins of the Gyanvapi Mosque violates the Places of Worship (Special Provisions) Act, 1991.

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Next Hearing: May 20, 2022

Last Updated: June 7, 2022

Bench:D.Y. Chandrachud J, P.S. Narasimha J

Tags:Ayodhya Title Dispute, Places of Worship Act, Religion

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Neil Aurelio Nunes v Union of India

Having decided that seats in the All India Quota can be reserved for OBC candidates in January 2021, the SC will decide whether the Union government’s ₹8 lakh annual income criteria for determining EWS status in the forward castes is constitutional.

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Next Hearing: July 27, 2021

Last Updated: June 3, 2022

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

Tags:Chandrachud J, EWS, Medical Entrance Examination, OBC, Reservation

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Government of NCT of Delhi v Union of India

The Court judged that the Chief Minister and not the Lieutenant Governor (LG) is the executive head of the National Capital Territory (NCT) government. Hence, the LG is bound by the aid and advice of the Council of Ministers on all matters where the Delhi Assembly has to the power to make laws.

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M Siddiq v Mahant Suresh Das

The Court overturned the 2010 Allahabad High Court judgment that divided the title to the Babri Masjid / Ram Janmabhoomi site. It awarded the title to the deity, Shri Ram Virajman.

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Centre for Public Interest Litigation v Union of India

The Supreme Court will decide the validity of 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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Last Updated: May 20, 2022

Bench:D.Y. Chandrachud J, Surya Kant J, P.S. Narasimha J

Tags:Delhi Police, Separation of Powers, Service Law

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Madras Bar Association v Union of India

The Court will decide whether the Tribunals Reforms Act, 2021 should be struck down since it contains the provisions that were held to be unconstitutional in Madras Bar Association v Union of India (2021).

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Last Updated: May 11, 2022

Bench:D.Y. Chandrachud J, Surya Kant J, Sanjiv Khanna J

Tags:Tribunals

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