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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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Right to information, Anjali Bhardwaj, Amrita Johri

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“National political parties haven’t appointed information officers despite being subject to RTI law”: Anjali Bhardwaj, Amrita Johri

In a wide-ranging interview, the transparency activists also spoke about how the Electoral Bond Scheme compromises the right to information

31st Jan 2024

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electoral bonds

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Privacy versus transparency: the electoral bonds story

DESK BRIEF: The choice between donor confidentiality and voter’s right to information will be crucial as we head towards the 2024 elections

5th Nov 2023

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Electoral Bonds, Supreme Court of India

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Electoral bonds and democracy: What’s at stake?

Are electoral bonds the future of transparent elections, as the Union government claims, or the instrument of its demise?

31st Oct 2023

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SCO Shorts: Challenge to Appointments in the Election Commission of India

A 5-Judge Bench is deciding whether the appointment process in the ECI is unconstitutional and must be reformed.

24th Nov 2022

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The Supreme Court on Hate Speech in Elections

What has the Supreme Court said about hate speech in political campaigns?

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Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay v Union of India

The Supreme Court is hearing challenges against the practice of offering and distributing freebies during election campaigns. The Court's decision will determine how political parties contest elections in India.

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Next Hearing: January 17, 2024

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Bench:D.Y. Chandrachud CJI, J.B. Pardiwala J, Manoj Misra J

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