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Harsh Ajay Singh v Union of India

The Supreme Court will hear petitions challenging the Agnipath Recruitment Scheme for the armed forces. The scheme was announced by the Union on June 14th 2022.


Next Hearing: July 19, 2022

Last Updated: February 27, 2023

Bench:D.Y. Chandrachud CJI, Surya Kant J, A.S. Bopanna J


Centre for Public Interest Litigation v Union of India

The Supreme Court decided the case was infructuous as Rakesh Asthana completed his tenure and since retired as Delhi Police Commissioner.


Madras Bar Association v Union of India

The Court will decide whether the Tribunals Reforms Act, 2021 is unconstitutional for re-enacting provisions that were struck down in Madras Bar Association v Union of India (2021) for violating the independence of the judiciary.


Next Hearing:

Last Updated: February 17, 2023

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



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.


Next Hearing: September 7, 2022

Last Updated: December 19, 2022

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

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


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.


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.


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


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.


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.


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


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.


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.


Last Updated: August 30, 2022

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