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Petition inspired by Sabarimala – II

Yasmeen Zuber's petition for entry to mosques for Muslim Women diverges from Sabarimala in key areas.

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16th May 2021

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Central Vista Redevelopment: 4 Must Reads

Court grants clearance to Central Vista redevelopment project and construction of new parliament building.

13th Jan 2021

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COVID & 4G Restoration in Jammu & Kashmir

On August 11th, the Court held that there was no case of contempt for the Special Committee to take a decision regarding internet in J&K.

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12th Aug 2020

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In Conversation with Tarunabh Khaitan #2

Listen to part two of the SC Observer's conversation with Professor Tarunabh Khaitan

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29th Jul 2020

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In Conversation with Tarunabh Khaitan #1

Listen to the SC Observer's conversation with Professor Tarunabh Khaitan

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28th Jul 2020

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Unpacking Original Jurisdiction of SC #1: History and Scope

Article 131 provides for the original jurisdiction of the Supreme Court and has a rich constitutional history.

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23rd Jul 2020

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SC resumes hearing Constitution Bench Cases

Contrary to predictions, the Supreme Court has returned to hearing Constitution Bench matters.

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20th Jul 2020

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Maratha Reservation: Eroding Legal Precedent?

DESK BRIEF: After a five-month COVID induced hiatus, the Supreme Court returns to the Maratha Reservation case.

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15th Jul 2020

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Monitoring Custodial Violence

Abhishek Manu Singhvi files application before Supreme Court urging the Court to revisit the issue of custodial violence in India.

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14th Jul 2020

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COVID Testing Orders: 3 Must Reads

The Court has limited the scope of its order mandating free COVID testing. Here are three must reads.

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10th Jul 2020

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EWS Debate Resurfaces

State Government direction to stop issuing certificates to economically weaker sections reignites debate around economic reservation.

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2020 Monsoon Session Preview

The Supreme Court's Monsoon Session is coming up. Here are some key cases and notable developments to look out for.

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1st Jul 2020

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COVID-19 Term: Ad-Hoc Court?

DESK BRIEF: Since mid-March, the Court has been responding to the COVID-19 crisis. But its approach was far from consistent.

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26th Jun 2020

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2020 Summer Session Review: COVID Term 2

COVID-19 deeply impacted how the Court functioned. Which cases did the Court still hear, and how did technology change how they were heard?

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23rd Jun 2020

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2020 Summer Session Review: COVID Term 1

COVID-19 deeply impacted how the Court functioned. Which cases did the Court still hear, and how did technology change how they were heard?

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23rd Jun 2020

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Migrant Crisis: Judicial or Executive Intervention?

DESK BRIEF: Should the Supreme Court intervene when the Union government has allegedly failed to perform its constitutional duties?

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22nd Jun 2020

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SC & Migrant Labourers Crisis: 3 Must Reads

Three must-reads that examine the migrant labourers' issues and the Court's response

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17th Jun 2020

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Constitutionally Protected Bribery?

DESK BRIEF: The Supreme Court has yet to decide if MLAs can claim immunity after taking bribes to vote in Rajya Sabha elections.

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8th Jun 2020

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5 Cases to Watch For

The Union is lifting lockdown restrictions and the Supreme Court is opening up. These are the key cases to watch for.

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4th Jun 2020

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Revisiting FCRA Judgment

Various provisions of the FCRA Act have been challenged as violative of Article 14, 19 and 21 of the Constitution.

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4th Jun 2020

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Immunity from Bribery Charges?

High Court rules against MLA Sita Soren holding that she did not have immunity from prosecution under Article 105(2) of the Constitution.

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1st Jun 2020

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Free Private Healthcare?

DESK BRIEF: A PIL contends that private hospitals shouldn't profit from COVID-19 treatment. Precedent suggests that it may succeed.

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31st May 2020

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Maratha Reservation & Judicial Review II

The Court's power to review the legislative wisdom and findings of expert committees is limited

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28th May 2020

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4G restoration in J&K: 3 Must Reads

Three must-reads on the Supreme Court's judgment in Anuradha Bhasin

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27th May 2020

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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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Maratha Reservation & Judicial Review I

The Maratha Reservation case offers yet another opportunity for the Court to lay down the law relating to SEBC reservations

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26th May 2020

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Nikah Halala and Personal Law Reform III

Sameena Begum's petition challenging customs like polygamy responds to arguments in the Constituent Assembly and the Supreme Court

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23rd 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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Sabarimala: Better late than never

DESK BRIEF: Over three months after its decision, the Supreme Court's nine-judge referral bench in Sabarimala publishes its reasons

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15th 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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Non-COVID News

DESK BRIEF: COVID-19 has dominated the headlines. But unrelatedly, the Court has delivered two important fundamental rights judgments

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8th May 2020

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CAA: Drawing from Johar and Bano – I

The Supreme Court has been hearing petitions against the CAA. Here are some of the major arguments made by the major petitioners.

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8th 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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Monthly Review: April 2020

In April, the Supreme Court decided to hear more types of matters and delivered judgments in cases about ST reservations, and NEET

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2nd 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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Easing of Restrictions?

DESK BRIEF: In a gradual move towards re-opening, the Supreme Court announced it will begin to hear more types of matters.

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24th Apr 2020

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Digitising Filings

DESK REPORT: Despite the E-Committee's efforts, most litigants still physically file submissions. COVID-19 could quicken e-filing adoption.

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20th Apr 2020

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Video – Past, Present and Future

The Supreme Court's approval of video conferencing has become a necessity with COVID-19. Will it persist and be institutionalized?

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14th Apr 2020

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Ripple Effect

DESK BRIEF: The COVID-19 outbreak is having a serious impact on high profile Supreme Court cases expected to be heard in March and April

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7th Apr 2020

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Switching to Video

The Supreme Court has issued guidelines under Article 142 for implementing video conferencing and other measures

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7th Apr 2020

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Court(s) in the time of Corona

DESK BRIEF: How does the Supreme Court's response to the pandemic stack up against other countries' apex courts?

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2nd Apr 2020

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Monthly Review: March 2020

In March, the COVID-19 outbreak had an extraordinary impact on all institutions, including the Supreme Court

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1st Apr 2020

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Suo Motu: Court in the time of Corona

DESK BRIEF: The COVID-19 outbreak has limited the number of matters the Court hears, while proactively exercising its suo moto powers

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27th Mar 2020

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5 Key Judgments of 2020 on Equality, Free Speech and Other Constitutional Rights

A review of the top 5 landmark judgments of the Supreme Court, delivered in 2020.

23rd Mar 2020

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Union (almost) bares its cards in CAA

DESK BRIEF: The Union of India files a response in the CAA case, claiming that the CAA is subjected only to limited (if any) judicial review

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22nd Mar 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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Ret’d CJI Gogoi nominated to Rajya Sabha

The President has nominated former Chief Justice Gogoi to the Rajya Sabha

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17th Mar 2020

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What’s happened so far in 2020?

DESK BRIEF: In the first two months of 2020, the Supreme Court has prioritized the Sabarimala Review, which saw few substantive developments

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14th Mar 2020

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RTI See-Saw

DESK BRIEF: On March 4th, a three-judge bench held that citizens could not file RTI requests to obtain copies of pleadings.

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8th Mar 2020

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Article 370: Bench Rejects Reference

DESK BRIEF: The five-judge Article 370 bench has ruled out referring the case to a larger bench.

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6th Mar 2020

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Monthly Review: February 2020

In February, the Supreme Court passed orders in the Sabarimala Referral and refused to grant interim relief in Maratha Reservations

3rd 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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CAA: 5 Must Reads

Five articles that offer a substantive analysis of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019.

18th 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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Sabarimala Referral on Hold?

DESK BRIEF: A nine-judge bench hearing constitutional questions on religion faces challenges to its jurisdiction

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5th Feb 2020

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Monthly Review: January 2020

In January, the Court heard the Sabarimala referral, as well as the Article 370 and CAA matters.

3rd Feb 2020

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Article 370 to be heard by a larger bench?

DESK BRIEF: A Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court has reserved order on whether the Article 370 case will be referred to a larger bench

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29th Jan 2020

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Winter Session Picks Up Pace

DESK BRIEF: The Supreme Court is hearing important constitutional questions at full swing since reopening after the winter vacation

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19th Jan 2020

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Sabarimala Referral to continue for ‘reasons to follow’

DESK BRIEF: A nine-judge Referral Bench has ruled that the Court can refer questions to a larger bench in a review petition.

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12th Jan 2020

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Sabarimala: Referral to begin on Monday

DESK BRIEF: A nine-judge bench of the Supreme Court will begin hearing fundamental constitutional questions on religion on Monday

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9th Jan 2020

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Challenges before the new CJI

DESK BRIEF: Chief Justice Bobde faces the resolution of a large number of important issues before his retirement in April 2021

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29th Nov 2019

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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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Curbing Free Speech

DESK BRIEF: The issues in the Azam Khan case are central to the fundamental rights to free speech, life, and personal liberty.

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23rd Nov 2019

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Final Resolution?

DESK BRIEF: The end of Chief Justice Gogoi's term has produced five key judgments. Did they resolve their underlying disputes?

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21st Nov 2019

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Ayodhya Judgment: Opening the Floodgates?

DESK BRIEF: Only time will tell if the expansive reliefs in the Ayodhya case have opened up a floodgate of similar litigation.

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8th Nov 2019

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CJI Gogoi to deliver 5 judgments before retirement

Chief Justice Gogoi's term will end with five highly-consequential judgments

30th Oct 2019

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Of Land Acquisitions and Judicial Propriety

DESK BRIEF: The outcome of the hearings has implications beyond the issue of recusal or the interpretation of the Land Acquisition Act.

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16th Oct 2019

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Dussehra Recap

DESK BRIEF: The last 6 weeks saw arguments in the Ayodhya title dispute, Article 370, and the legality of the SC/ST Act Amendment

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12th Oct 2019

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Week 9 in Ayodhya

The Bench is likely to deliver its judgment by mid-November, before Chief Justice Gogoi retires on November 17th.

11th Oct 2019

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Subhash Kashinath Mahajan – Court Recalls its Order

DESK BRIEF: The order had imposed restrictions on the police's power to register FIRs and make arrests for offenses under the SC/ST Act.

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9th Oct 2019

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Week 8 in Ayodhya

Last week, the counsels for the Sunni Waqf Board concluded their responses.

4th 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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Indian Crypto-Wars: Teetering on the Brink?

DESK BRIEF: The Court has so far adopted a policy of non-intervention and refused to issue any substantive orders

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29th Sep 2019

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Appellate or Constitutional Court?

As hearings in the Ayodhya dispute enter the final stretch, the Supreme Court’s role as a conventional appellate court will be tested

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22nd Sep 2019

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Subhash Kashinath Mahajan: Treading Cautiously

On September 17th 2019, the constitutional challenge was tagged with the review petition. Final arguments commence next week.

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19th Sep 2019

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Ayodhya: Property Dispute or Constitutional Question?

DESK BRIEF: The strategy of the parties is to focus on adjudicating Ayodhya as a property dispute rather than on core constitutional values

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17th Sep 2019

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Justice Kureshi Transfer Reconsidered

The Justice Kureshi process highlights the need to settle the new Memorandum of Procedure for Appointment and Transfer

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15th Sep 2019

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Forest Rights Act in the Supreme Court: Eleven Years and Counting

DESK BRIEF: After eight years of relative neglect, a constitutional challenge to the Forest Rights Act has acquired a new form.

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12th Sep 2019

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Judicial Transfers: Sankalchand Redux?

Judicial Transfers without consent of judges demonstrates tussle between the executive and judiciary.

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10th Sep 2019

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Week 5 in Ayodhya

In Week 5, Sr. Adv. Rajeev Dhavan argued for the Sunni Waqf Board, primarily focusing on disputing claims made by the Nirmohi Akhara

9th Sep 2019

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The Constitution Bench Trade-Off

DESK BRIEF: Recent scholarship suggests that constitution benches have a major impact on the speed at which the Court disposes of cases

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5th Sep 2019

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A Sparky September

DESK BRIEF: In September, the Supreme Court will continue hearing arguments in the Ayodhya dispute and the NRC case.

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3rd Sep 2019

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Myth and History as Legal Evidence

DESK BRIEF: In the Ayodhya dispute, the court will break new ground on the extent to which historical and religious materials are admissible

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1st Sep 2019

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Assam NRC: Counting Citizens

DESK BRIEF: Will the 31 August NRC list, produced under a legal cloud, still have legal authority?

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30th Aug 2019

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4 Judges Recommended for Supreme Court

Justice Kureshi's elevation dispute remains undecided. Will it affect the bargaining between the Union and the Court on other appointments?

29th Aug 2019

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Criminalising Triple Talaq

DESK BRIEF: On August 23rd, a two-judge bench of the Court directed the Union to respond to challenges against criminalising Triple Talaq

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28th Aug 2019

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From the 12th to the 21st Century

DESK BRIEF: The last week at the Supreme Court saw arguments ranging from social media to historical materials in the 12th century

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26th Aug 2019

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Week 2 in Ayodhya

In week 2 of the Ayodhya hearings, the Court exclusively heard Senior Advocate Vaidyanathan, who argued Lord Ram's suit

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20th Aug 2019

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Legal Incarnations

In the Ayodhya case, the Supreme Court must come to terms with various legal incarnations of the divine. 

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20th Aug 2019

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Week 1 in Ayodhya

In Week 1 of the Ayodhya hearings, the Court heard submissions from Senior Advocates Jain and Parassaran on behalf of NA and Lord Ram

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19th Aug 2019

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The Unfinished Business of Reshaping ‘Indian’ Identity

DESK BRIEF: A number of cases currently pending before the Court deal with issues central to Indian identity

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18th Aug 2019

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Ready or Not?

DESK BRIEF: In order to meet the 31st August deadline for the Assam NRC, the Court must settle three unanswered questions.

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15th Aug 2019

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Word Play

DESK BRIEF: Will the court affirm Damnoo, or revise it taking into account the effacement of Article 370? The case is yet to be listed.

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13th Aug 2019

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Article 370 in the Supreme Court

Article 370 of the Constitution was abrogated vide a Presidential Order issued on August 5th, revoking the special status afforded to J&K.

12th Aug 2019

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Why the Ayodhya dispute is a polycentric dispute

DESK BRIEF: The Ayodhya case revolves around competing claims from the Nirmohi Akhara, the Hindu Mahasabha, and the Sunni Waqf Board

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11th Aug 2019

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Can the tragedy at Unnao shape POCSO implementation?

DESK BRIEF: On July 31st, Chief Justice Gogoi tagged the Unnao rape to the POCSO case.

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8th Aug 2019

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Will EWS Reservation Survive?

Petition to either strike down the 103rd Constitutional Amendment or make it subject to the 50% ceiling laid down in Indra Sawhney.

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2nd Aug 2019

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Delayed or Denied?

DESK BRIEF: The Justice Kureshi appointment dispute is the most significant executive assertion over judicial appointments since the NJAC

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31st Jul 2019

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Illegal Immigrants or Refugees?

DESK BRIEF: A three-judge bench will likely hear the Rohingya case next in mid-August

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25th Jul 2019

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Forest Rights: 5 Must Reads

The central predicament of the case appears to be harmonizing the rights of forest dwellers with concerns of environmental conservation.

24th Jul 2019

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Does the implementation of the Forest Rights Act, 2006 lead to large scale evictions?

DESK BRIEF: On July 24th, the Court will explore other remedies to better balance the rights of forest dwellers with conservation

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23rd Jul 2019

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Week Ahead: Supreme Court, July 22-26 2019

This week, the Supreme Court will hear two important cases regarding the mass displacement of people.

22nd Jul 2019

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Supreme Court Statistics Pack 2018

The first in an annual series that aims to collate, analyze and present a quantitative data overview of the work of the SC

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Cases to Watch, Pt.2

We outline the key cases to watch in the Supreme Court's new term.

1st Jul 2019

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Cases to Watch, Pt.1

The Supreme Court re-opens on July 1st, after its summer vacation. We thematically outline key cases that may see developments.

29th Jun 2019

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Raising the SC’s Strength

The CJI has written to the PM seeking constitutional amendments increasing the Court's strength and raising the HC judge retirement age.

24th Jun 2019

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Week Ahead: Supreme Court, July 15-19 2019

A look at the Supreme Court's week ahead

15th Jun 2019

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Upcoming Aadhaar Bill

The Aadhaar Bill which allows individuals to voluntarily use their Aadhaar number as identification with banks and telecom companies.

13th Jun 2019

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Law Ministry to keep close eye on Collegium

The Collegium system will be tested again with scheduled retirements in 2019 and 2020.

6th Jun 2019

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CJI Sexual Harassment: 5 Must Reads

Five must reads on the In-House Committee's clean chit to Chief Justice Gogoi, who was been accused of sexual harassment in April

24th May 2019

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VVPAT: 4 Must Reads

Four must reads on the Supreme Court order to increase the number of VVPAT paper slips that the Election Commission physically verifies

23rd May 2019

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Supreme Court Summer Vacation 2019

The Supreme Court's annual summer vacation is about to begin. Here are the constituted vacation benches, which will hear only urgent cases.

13th May 2019

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May 8th 2019 Collegium Recommendations

Yesterday, the Supreme Court's Collegium issued 2 resolutions, recommending four judges for elevation to the Supreme Court

8th May 2019

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Electoral Bond Scheme: Where do the ADR, EC & Union stand on the issue?

The Supreme Court is hearing the electoral bonds case. Here are the positions of the parties.

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22nd Apr 2019

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Supreme Court in the Classroom: Worksheet 4

In this worksheet, students are tasked with understanding the Rafale Deal as a Supreme Court case.

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19th Apr 2019

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Supreme Court in the Classroom: Worksheet 3

This worksheet tasks students with understanding how the Supreme Court balances reservation in promotion with equality and efficiency.

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12th Mar 2019

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Gogoi’s Last Hurrah

DESK BRIEF: In his final week before he retires on November 17th, Chief Justice Gogoi will deliver some of his most pivotal judgments.

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4th Mar 2019

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Rights in Review: Overview

“Rights in Review″ is the Centre for Law and Policy Research's annual review of key Supreme Court judgements.

18th Feb 2019

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Supreme Court in the Classroom: NCERT 6.2 | Governance & Elections

This worksheet supplements the Government Unit in the Social and Political Life – 1 Textbook.

15th Feb 2019

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Supreme Court in the Classroom: NCERT 6.1 | Diversity & Discrimination

This multiple-choice quiz introduces Grade 6 NCERT students to the Supreme Court of India and how it thinks about diversity.

14th Feb 2019

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Supreme Court in the Classroom: Pedagogy

The SCO Workshops aim to engage students with key constitutional values through the careful analysis of Supreme Court cases

28th Jan 2019

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Supreme Court in the Classroom: Worksheet 2

A worksheet for students to engage with the Supreme Court's judgment in Navtoj Singh Johar which read down Section 377 of the IPC

27th Jan 2019

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Supreme Court in the Classroom: Worksheet 1

A worksheet for students to engage with the Supreme Court judgment in the Sabarimala case

27th Jan 2019

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Supreme Court in the Classroom: Teaching Materials

The SCO Worksheets allow teachers to critically engage students with key constitutional questions which come before the Supreme Court

26th Jan 2019

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Week Ahead: Supreme Court, Jan 21-25 2019

This week, the Supreme Court will hear the the Sabarimala Review Petitions and welcome two new Justices,

20th Jan 2019

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SC Sets Up In-House Think Tank

Centre for Research and Planning, an "in-house think tank" has been established by Ranjan Gogoi CJI.

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5th Nov 2018

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Monthly Review: October 2018

In October, CJI Gogoi has prioritized administrative efficiency and filling judicial vacancies

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1st Nov 2018

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Week Ahead: Supreme Court, Oct 29-Nov 2 2018

The Court is hearing the Ayodhya Title Dispute, the CBI Controversy, the Rafale Deal, the Assam Accord (NRC), Bhima Koregaon, amongst others

27th Oct 2018

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Ayodhya Title Dispute: Essentiality and Particular Significance

The Faruqui case appears to have introduced a "particular significance" test for determining whether a feature of a religion is essential.

22nd Oct 2018

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2018 Monsoon Session Review

Supreme Court Observer reviews the monsoon session of the Supreme Court, identifies key trends, and revisits important judgments

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16th Oct 2018

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Week Ahead: Supreme Court, Oct 8-12 2018

This week, the Supreme Court continues to be directed by CJI Gogoi's focus on administrative efficiency.

7th Oct 2018

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Monthly Review: September 2018

CJI Gogoi has signalled that his main aim is to improve the administrative efficiency of the judiciary.

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5th Oct 2018

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Week Ahead: Supreme Court, Sept 24-29 2018

What lies ahead this week in the Supreme Court?

24th Sep 2018

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Week Ahead: Supreme Court, Sept 17-21 2018

What lies ahead this week in the Supreme Court?

17th Sep 2018

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Week Ahead: Supreme Court, Sept 10-14 2018

What lies ahead this week in the Supreme Court?

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10th Sep 2018

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Monthly Review: August 2018

In August, the Court reserved judgment in casers on adultery law, reservation in promotion and the criminalisation of politics.

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3rd Sep 2018

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Week Ahead: Supreme Court, Sept 3-7, 2018

This week, Chief Justice Dipak Misra is predicted to pass judgments in at least ten historic judgments

3rd Aug 2018

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Justice Banumathi #2: A Judicial Portrait

During her tenure, Banumati J has authored several notable judgments including in the Nirbhaya rape case and in P Chidambaram's bail hearing

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16th Jul 0200

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