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