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Kantaru Rajeevaru v Indian Young Lawyers’ Association

The Supreme Court is reviewing its 2018 judgment, wherein it declared unconstitutional the Sabarimala Temple's practice of excluding women of a 'menstruating age'. The outcome may lay down a path for the Courts to reconcile the essential religious practice test with constitutional principles.

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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). The outcome of the judgment will have repercussions on the functioning of various tribunals and overall case pendency as well.

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Last Updated: November 28, 2022

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

Tags:Tribunals

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Manohar Lal Sharma v Union of India

The Court will decide whether there must be an investigation into the Government of India’s alleged use of Pegasus spyware on journalists, activists and public officials. The Court, after ascertaining if the Union government had used the Pegasus spyware, will decide the limits the government must adhere to while surveilling people.

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Next Hearing: December 22, 2021

Last Updated: November 28, 2022

Bench:Surya Kant J, N.V. Ramana CJI, Hima Kohli J

Tags:Pegasus, Right to privacy, Surveillance

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M/S Shanti Fragrances v Union of India

The Supreme Court held that there was no conflict between the two Judgments that the reference Judgment said were contradictory. Further, the Bench held that Judgments can only be overturned by a larger Bench and the number of Judges in the majority does not matter when determining the precedential value of a decision.

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Tej Prakash Pathak v Rajasthan High Court

The Supreme Court will decide whether the ‘rules of the game’ in a selection process for a public post can be changed after the selection process has been initiated.

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Next Hearing: October 11, 2022

Last Updated: September 13, 2022

Bench:Indira Banerjee J, Hemant Gupta J, Surya Kant J, M.M. Sundresh J, Sudhanshu Dhulia J

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Pyare Lal v State of Haryana

The Supreme Court will decide whether States can issue remission policies for prisoners which do not require the Governor's approval.

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Next Hearing: September 6, 2022

Last Updated: September 7, 2022

Bench:Indira Banerjee J, Hemant Gupta J, Surya Kant J, M.M. Sundresh J, Sudhanshu Dhulia J

Tags:Article 161, Remission

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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: September 7, 2022

Last Updated: September 7, 2022

Bench:D.Y. Chandrachud CJI, Surya Kant J

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

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Sameena Begum v Union of India

Several Public Interest Litigation (PILs) challenge the constitutional validity of polygamy, nikah halala and other related Muslim marriage practices.

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Oil And Natural Gas Corporation v Afcons Gunanusa JV

The Supreme Court decided that party autonomy is paramount in arbitrations. Arbitrators, therefore, cannot decide their fees unilaterally.

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Last Updated: August 30, 2022

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

Tags:Arbitration

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Kamal Anant Khopkar v Union of India

The Supreme Court will decide if s 15 of the Hindu Succession Act, 1956, discriminates against women.

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Next Hearing: August 17, 2022

Last Updated: August 16, 2022

Bench:D.Y. Chandrachud CJI, Surya Kant J, B.M. Trivedi J

Tags:Article 15, Gender Discrimination, Hindu Succession Act, Inheritance

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