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‘Essentially Religious’ Hearings on the Hijab Ban

DESK BRIEF: Arguments on Religion took over half the SC time, despite all parties agreeing that it should not be the focus of the case.

26th Sep 2022

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SC Daily Update: Day 2 of Hijab Hearings, Onus Placed on State to Accommodate Religious Practices

Plea for the case to be heard by a larger Bench, as it involves constitutional questions about accommodations for religious practices.

7th Sep 2022

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Subhash Reddy, First SC Judge from Telangana Retires

Justice Subhash Reddy retired today after three years and two months at the Supreme Court. He was elevated in November 2018.

4th Jan 2022

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State of Gujarat v Jamiat Ulama-E-Hind Gujarat & Ors

Special Leave Petition challenging the Gujarat High Court's Interim Order that upholds conversion during interfaith unions between adults in the state.

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Last Updated: 20220323

Bench:Vikram Nath J, Krishna Murari J

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Aishat Shifa v State of Karnataka

Muslim students challenged a Karnataka Government Order banning hijabs in educational institutions in the state. They claimed that the ban violated their Right to Religious Expression. The Court's decision will determine if freedom of religious expression includes wearing religious symbols to public spaces like schools.

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Next Hearing: September 19, 2022

Last Updated: 20220211

Bench:Hemant Gupta J, Sudhanshu Dhulia J

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Indian Young Lawyers’ Association v State of Kerala

The Supreme Court declared unconstitutional the Sabarimala Temple's custom of prohibiting women in their 'menstruating years' from entering.

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Kantaru Rajeevaru v Indian Young Lawyers’ Association

The Supreme Court is reviewing its 2018 judgment, wherein it declared unconstitutional the Sabarimala Temple's practice of excluding women of a 'menstruating age'. The outcome may lay down a path for the Courts to reconcile the essential religious practice test with constitutional principles.

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Shayara Bano v Union of India

The Supreme Court held that the practice of talaq-e-biddat or instantaneous triple talaq is unconstitutional.

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Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay v Union of India

The Supreme Court will decide whether the Places of Worship Act, 1991, which prevents the conversion of places of worship from the religion they were on August 15th, 1947, is constitutionally valid. The Court's decision will shape the course for multiple challenges concerning the 'true nature' of places of worship pending before subordinate Courts all over the country.

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Next Hearing: September 9, 2022

Last Updated: 20201028

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

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Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay v Union of India

The Court will decide whether to order uniformity in marriage laws and ages between men and women of different religions. The Court's decision is likely to contribute to national discussions about a Uniform Civil Code.

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Bench:Sharad Bobde CJI, A.S. Bopanna J, V Ramasubramanian J

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