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Chandigarh mayoral ballot

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Supreme Court declares AAP’s Kuldeep Kumar as the Mayor of Chandigarh; sets aside old election results

The Bench led by the Chief Justice held the Presiding Officer accountable for ballot tampering and directed a show cause notice to be issued

20th Feb 2024

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RTI, privacy, proportionality, empirical evidence…and AI transcripts—key themes from the Electoral Bonds judgement

We highlight four aspects that stood out to us in the Court’s ruling on the unconstitutionality of the Electoral Bonds Scheme

20th Feb 2024

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Chandigarh Mayoral Elections

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“Where is your power to mark the ballot papers?” Supreme Court asks Presiding Officer of Chandigarh mayoral election

The Court ordered all the ballot papers to be placed before it by 2:00pm tomorrow and directed their safe transport from Chandigarh

19th Feb 2024

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Proportionality: Tried and Tested

In ruling that the Electoral Bond Scheme is invalid, the Court applied the double proportionality test to balance between fundamental rights

19th Feb 2024

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Five election-related cases in the Court’s docket in the run-up to the 2024 polls

The what, when and why of the top court’s decisions in these key cases could have significant ramifications on India’s electoral landscape

8th Feb 2024

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“The Supreme Court is watching” CJI warns Presiding Officer allegedly caught vote tampering in Chandigarh mayoral elections

CJI Chandrachud directed all records related to the Chandigarh mayoral election to be submitted for scrutiny

5th Feb 2024

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What has the SC said about caste and communal appeals in elections?

The SC in Abhiram Singh held that appeals cannot be made to the caste and communal identities of voters and candidates in elections.

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Week 4 at the SC (2022): The Reservation Battles Rage On

The SC issued two orders on reservation policies in PG medical entrance exams and municipal elections.

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22nd Jan 2022

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Criminalisation of Politics

Election candidates can only be disqualified upon conviction and not upon the framing of criminal charges.

4th Sep 2017

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