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Nariman J: 14 Judgments in Which He Shaped the Law

Understanding Nariman J's landmark judgments on privacy, right to life, freedom of speech, and equality.

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12th Aug 2021

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The Supreme Court on Sedition: Regulate or Remove?

The Supreme Court in Kedarnath Singh (1962) restricted the scope of sedition law. Now the constitutionality of the law has been questioned.

10th Jun 2021

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Sedition: 6 Must Reads

In this post we curate a list of must reads that look into the history, evolution and application of sedition law in the Indian context.

10th Jun 2021

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Romila Thapar v Union of India

The Court evaluated the arrests of five human rights activists under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) by the Maharashtra Police. The Police accused the activists of involvement in the Bhima Koregaon violence and sedition.

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Last Updated: June 28, 2021

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

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Subramanian Swamy v Union of India

The Supreme Court has upheld the constitutionality of the criminal offence of defamation under Sections 499 and 500 of the Indian Penal Code.

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Last Updated: March 13, 2016

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Kaushal Kishor v State Of Uttar Pradesh

This case will decide whether the right to free speech and expression, especially of those in public office, may be curtailed by the right to dignity.

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Last Updated: January 22, 2020

Bench:Indira Banerjee J, Vineet Saran J, M.R. Shah J, S.R. Bhat J, Arun Mishra CJI

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Sajal Awasthi v Union of India

The Court is hearing two separate challenges to the constitutional validity of the 2019 amendments to the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967.

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Last Updated: September 6, 2019

Bench:Ranjan Gogoi CJI, Ashok Bhushan J

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Sandeep Vinod Kumar Singh v Election Commission of India

A 3 Judge Bench of the Supreme Court chose not to interfere with an order passed by the Election Commission of India stalling the release of the PM Narendra Modi biopic.

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Last Updated: April 26, 2019

Bench:Sanjiv Khanna J, Ranjan Gogoi CJI

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Swati Bidhan Baruah v Union of India

The Supreme Court is deciding whether the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Act, 2019 violates fundamental rights guaranteed under Articles 14, 15, 16, 19 and 21 of the Constitution.

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Last Updated: January 27, 2020

Bench:Sharad Bobde J, A.S. Bopanna J, Hrishikesh Roy J

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N Ram & Ors v Union of India

The Supreme Court initiated suo moto criminal contempt proceedings against Advocate Prashant Bhushan and Twitter India, on the basis of two tweets posted by Bhushan.

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Last Updated: August 13, 2020

Bench:B.R. Gavai J, Krishna Murari J, Arun Mishra CJI

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