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Anoop Baranwal v Union of India

The Supreme Court held that a committee comprising the Prime Minister, the Leader of the Opposition and the Chief Justice of India will advise the President on appointments to the Election Commission of India until Parliament enacts a law on the subject.


Joseph Shine v Union of India

On September 27th 2018, the Court decriminalised adultery. On January 31st 2023, the Court clarified that decriminalising adultery did not impact members of the Armed Forces.


Karmanya Singh Sareen v Union of India

The Supreme Court is hearing a challenge to WhatsApps privacy policy for violating the right to privacy. The policy permits WhatsApp to share data with Facebook and all its group companies for the purposes of commercial advertising and marketing.


Common Cause v Union of India

In 2018 the Supreme Court recognised the right to die with dignity as a fundamental right and prescribed guidelines for terminally ill patients to enforce the right. In 2023 the Supreme Court modified the guidelines to make the right to die with dignity more accessible.


Animal Welfare Board v Union Of India

The Supreme Court will decide if the practice of Jallikattu is protected as a cultural right under Article 29 of the Constitution of India, 1950


Next Hearing: November 29, 2022

Last Updated: December 8, 2022

Bench:K.M. Joseph J, Ajay Rastogi J, Aniruddha Bose J, Hrishikesh Roy J, C.T. Ravikumar J

Tags:Cultural Right, Jallikattu


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.


Next Hearing:

Last Updated: November 28, 2022

Bench:U.U. Lalit CJI, S.R. Bhat J, Ajay Rastogi J

Tags:Criminal Law, Freedom of Speech, Shreya Singhal, Technology


Samastha Kerala Jamiathul Ulema v Union of India

The Court is hearing petitions challenging the constitutionality of the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Act, 2019.


Next Hearing:

Last Updated: October 18, 2021

Bench:N.V. Ramana CJI, Ajay Rastogi J

Tags:Arbitrariness, Constitutionality, Right to Equality