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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.


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


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.


Next Hearing: December 13, 2021

Last Updated:

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

Tags:Delhi Police, Separation of Powers, Service Law


Neil Aurelio Nunes v Union of India

The Supreme Court will decide whether the reservation for students from the Other Backward Classes and Economically Weaker Sections in the All India Quota for medical institutions is unconstitutional.


Next Hearing: November 16, 2021

Last Updated: October 28, 2021

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

Tags:EWS, Medical Entrance Examination, OBC, Reservation


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.


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.


Rojer Mathew v South Indian Bank Ltd.

The Supreme Court assessed whether Part XIV of the Finance Act, 2017 - pertaining to tribunals - was unconstitutionally enacted by the Lok Sabha.


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.