Balu Nair's Posts

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CAA contradicts Assam Accord?

Unions in Assam fear that CAA poses a threat to Assamese identity and contend that it conflicts with Assam Accord, 1985.

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27th May 2020

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Nikah Halala and Personal Law Reform II

Petitions filed before the Supreme Court challenging certain Muslim personal laws as contrary to the right to equality and dignity.

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23rd May 2020

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Nikah Halala and Personal Law Reform I

Constitutionality of polygamy and nikah halala challenged before the Supreme Court.

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21st May 2020

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Petition inspired by Sabarimala – I

After the Sabarimala judgment various petitions were filed demanding entry into mosques for Muslim women.

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15th May 2020

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Court to have single judge benches

The Supreme Court has announced that specific matters related to transfers of cases and bail will be heard by a single judge bench.

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13th May 2020

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Judgment: 4G restoration in J&K

Court holds that the suspension of internet services cannot be indefinite and must be proportionate.

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12th May 2020

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Brief History: Challenges to the UAPA

Tracing the history of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967.

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11th May 2020

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CAA: Drawing from Johar and Bano – II

The Indian Union Muslim League relied on recent decisions of the Supreme Court to challenge the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019.

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9th May 2020

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The ‘Other’ RTI Exemptions

Certain requests for information under the RTI Act can be exempted from disclosure.

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5th May 2020

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100% Reservation for STs: 3 Must Reads

Court overrules decision of Andhra Pradesh High Court providing 100% reservation to teachers belonging to Scheduled Tribes.

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29th Apr 2020

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The Benchmark Precedent

DESK BRIEF: Bench led by Arun Mishra J applies doctrine of precedent to adjudicate matters related to land acquisition.

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19th Mar 2020

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Criminal Politicians: Court revisits ‘Public Interest Foundation’

Court reminds political parties of their duty to comply with directions intended to publicise criminal antecedents of electoral candidates.

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21st Feb 2020

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10 Cases that Shaped India in 2019

The primary themes in the ten most important cases that shaped India in 2019 seemed to revolve around democracy, citizenship and religion.

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17th Feb 2020

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#1: Ayodhya Title Dispute

Disputed title in Ayodhya case awarded to Shri Ram deity.

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16th Feb 2020

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#2: Sabarimala Review

Court to hear constitutional questions surrounding review of Sabarimala judgment.

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13th Feb 2020

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#4: Tribunals and the Finance Act

Petitions challenging Part XIV of the Finance Act, 2017 as violative of the basic structure of the Constitution.

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12th Feb 2020

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#3: Assam’s NRC

Petition filed before Supreme Court challenging procedure followed by Foreign Tribunals.

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12th Feb 2020

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#5: Electoral Bonds

Supreme Court passes interim order directing all political parties to submit details of electoral bonds received.

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11th Feb 2020

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#6: VVPAT

Petition before Supreme Court to direct the Election Commission of India to verify a higher number of VVPAT slips.

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10th Feb 2020

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#7: RTI and Judicial Independence

Concerns that the right to information regarding collegium decisions and personal assets of judges may infringe upon judicial independence.

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9th Feb 2020

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#9: Land Acquisition – Recusal

Request for recusal of Arun Mishra J refused in land acquisition case.

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7th Feb 2020

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RTI Judgment: Confusions about Public Interest

Office of the Chief Justice opened up to Right to Information Act, 2005.

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26th Nov 2019

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Monthly Review: September 2019

In the month of September the Supreme Court heard multiple important matters including the Aadhar case and the Ayodhya title dispute.

11th Oct 2019

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Permanent Constitution Benches: Structural Reform of the Supreme Court

Permanent five-judge Constitution Bench to be constituted to hear all constitutional matters.

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4th Oct 2019

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Four new judges appointed to the Supreme Court

President confirms appointment of four new judges upon recommendation of the Supreme Court collegium.

20th Sep 2019

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