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Justice Sinha’s Impact on Criminal law

Justice Sinha's judgment set an important precedent for the use of the 'last seen' theory in criminal law, upholding the standard of proof.

15th Sep 2021

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Justice Navin Sinha Retires on August 18th: His Tenure in Numbers

Taking a look at Justice Navin Sinha's Supreme Court tenure, spanning 4 years and 6 months, and 126 judgments.

18th Aug 2021

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Justice Navin Sinha Retires: 9 Key Judgments

Justice Navin Sinha retired on August 18th, 2021. He wrote 126 judgments as a Supreme Court judge during his four year tenure.

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18th Aug 2021

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Justice Bhushan Retires on July 4th After Half a Decade at the Court

Bhushan J was part of 779 judgments, out of which he authored 258. Most of his judgments dealt with criminal law.

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3rd Jul 2021

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Joseph Shine v Union of India

The Court decriminalised adultery, striking down Section 497 of the Indian Penal Code, 1860 (IPC).

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Last Updated: October 23, 2018

Bench:D.Y. Chandrachud J, A.M. Khanwilkar J, Rohinton Nariman J

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Subramanian Swamy v Union of India

The Supreme Court has upheld the constitutionality of the criminal offence of defamation under Sections 499 and 500 of the Indian Penal Code.

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Last Updated: March 13, 2016

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Public Interest Foundation v Union of India

A 5 Judge Bench of the Supreme Court held that a person cannot be disqualified from membership in a legislative body on the mere framing of criminal charges against them.

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People's Union for Civil Liberties v Union of India

A three-judge Bench will issue further directions to ensure implementation of the judgment in Shreya Singhal v Union of India, which declared Section 66(A) of the Information Technology Act, 2000 (the IT Act) unconstitutional.

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Last Updated: July 14, 2021

Bench:Rohinton Nariman J, B.R. Gavai J, K.M. Joseph J

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N Ram & Ors v Union of India

The Supreme Court initiated suo moto criminal contempt proceedings against Advocate Prashant Bhushan and Twitter India, on the basis of two tweets posted by Bhushan.

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Last Updated: August 13, 2020

Bench:B.R. Gavai J, Krishna Murari J, Arun Mishra CJI

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Kishorechandra Wangkhemcha & Anr v Union of India

The Supreme Court will decide if Section 124A of the Indian Penal Code, 1860, that criminalises sedition, is unconstitutional.

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Last Updated: July 16, 2021

Bench:K.M. Joseph J, Indira Banerjee J, U.U. Lalit J

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