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Key Precedents Challenge the Constitutionality of Anti-Conversion Laws

The Uttar Pradesh Prohibition of Unlawful Conversion Ordinance has been challenged before the Supreme Court.

15th Jan 2021

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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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Last Updated: November 14, 2019

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

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Triple Talaq

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Shayara Bano v Union of India

A Constitution Bench has declared that the practice of 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.

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Last Updated: October 28, 2020

Bench:V Ramasubramanian J, A.S. Bopanna J,

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Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay v Union of India

The Court will decide whether to order uniformity in marriage ages between men and women.

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Bench:A.S. Bopanna J, , V Ramasubramanian J

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Sameena Begum v Union of India

Several Public Interest Litigation (PILs) challenge the constitutional validity of polygamy, nikah halala and other related Muslim marriage practices.

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Bench:B.R. Gavai J, Surya Kant J,

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Yasmeen Zuber Ahmad Peerzade v Union of India

The Supreme Court will decide whether practices prohibiting the entry of women into mosques violates the right to equality under Article 14 of the Constitution and whether such a right can be enforced against non-state actors.

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Last Updated: January 29, 2020

Bench:Abdul Nazeer J, Krishna Murari J

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Citizens for Justice and Peace v State of Uttar Pradesh & Ors

The Court will decide if the anti-conversion laws passed by Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand are constitutionally valid.

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Last Updated: May 11, 2020

Bench:V Ramasubramanian J, A.S. Bopanna J,

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