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Javed Akhtar v State of Gujarat

The Supreme Court is monitoring 22 alleged 'fake encounters' conducted by the Gujarat Police between 2002 and 2006.

Next Hearing:

Last Updated: July 26, 2023

Bench:S.K. Kaul J, Sudhanshu Dhulia J

Tags:minority, police

Aishat Shifa v State of Karnataka

Muslim students challenged a Karnataka Government Order banning hijabs in educational institutions in the state. They claimed that the ban violated their Right to Religious Expression. The Court's decision will determine if freedom of religious expression includes wearing religious symbols to public spaces like schools.

Next Hearing: September 19, 2022

Last Updated: November 28, 2022

Bench:Hemant Gupta J, Sudhanshu Dhulia J

Tags:Essential Religious Practices, Freedom of Religion, Hijab, Hijab Ban, Karnataka High Court

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.