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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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More Vote Verification for a Better Democracy?

Concerns about vote tampering and pleas to increase verification during elections are not new, and has resurfaced again at the SC as a PIL.

9th Mar 2022

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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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SC Judgment Review 2021: Elections and Democracy

In State of Goa v Fouziya Imtiaz Sheikh the Court emphasised that an independent Election Commission is key to India’s democracy.

22nd Dec 2021

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No OBC Reservations in Maharashtra Municipal Elections Without Data

Khanwilkar J dismissed the Maharashtra Government's petition seeking the Union Government's 2011 Socio Economic and Caste Census data.

18th Dec 2021

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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.

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Bench:N.V. Ramana CJI, Hima Kohli J, C.T. Ravikumar J

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Association for Democratic Reforms v Union of India

The Supreme Court will decide the constitutional validity of the practice of appointing the members of the Election Commission by the Executive.

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Last Updated: 20210617

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Anoop Baranwal v Union of India

A Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court is entertaining a PIL seeking to reform how members of the Election Commission of India are appointed.

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Abhiram Singh v C. D. Commachen

The 7-judge bench held that appealing to the ascriptive identities of any candidate and that of the voters constitutes a ‘corrupt practice’ under Section 123(3) of the Representation of the People Act, 1951.

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