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SC’s Top Cases 2021: Rights of Non-Citizens

The Supreme Court addressed the rights of Rohingya refugees and admitted a challenge to restrictions placed on OCIs by the Government.

22nd Dec 2021

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Dr. Radhika Thappeta v Union of India

The Supreme Court will decide whether Section 7D of the Citizenship Act, 1955, and government schemes enacted under the Section, violate the constitutional rights of Overseas Citizens of India.

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Next Hearing: September 7, 2022

Last Updated: 20211029

Bench:Abdul Nazeer J, Krishna Murari J

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Justice K.S. Puttaswamy v Union of India

A 4:1 majority upheld the Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and Other Subsidies, Benefits and Services) Act, 2016 as constitutional, however, it struck down individual sections of the Act as unconstitutional.

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Assam Public Works v Union of India

The Court monitored how the State Coordinator updated Assam's National Register of Citizens (NRC), so as to ensure that the NRC was published as mandated by the Assam Accord of 15 August 1985.

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Next Hearing: November 1, 2022

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Bench:D.Y. Chandrachud J, M.R. Shah J, Krishna Murari J, Hima Kohli J, P.S. Narasimha J

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Assam Accord

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Assam Sanmilita Mahasangha v Union of India

This case will decide the constitutional validity of Section 6A of the Citizenship Act, 1955, which is the result of the Assam Accord.

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Last Updated: 20170713

Bench:Ranjan Gogoi CJI, Rohinton Nariman J

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Kerala CAA Suit

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The State of Kerala v Union of India

The State of Kerala has challenged the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019 in an original suit under Article 131 of the Constitution of India.

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Last Updated: 20200113

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Mohammad Salimullah v Union of India

The Supreme Court will review whether the Union can deport Rohingya Refugees, a Muslim minority from Myanmar, back to Myanmar, the country of their persecution.

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Last Updated: 20210408

Bench:A.S. Bopanna J, V Ramasubramanian J

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All Assam Minority Students Union v Union of India

The court must decide whether the 2019 amendment to the Foreigners (Tribunal) Order, 1964 imposes unreasonable and/or arbitrary conditions on persons appealing exclusion from the National Register of Citizens.

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Bench:Deepak Gupta J, Ranjan Gogoi CJI

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K Sathyan v Union of India

The Supreme Court will decide if electoral laws need to be reformed to accommodate new technology to expand voting rights to migrants, NRIs and to curb fraudulent votes.

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Last Updated: 20210218

Bench:N.V. Ramana CJI, A.S. Bopanna J, V Ramasubramanian J

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