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2022 Supreme Court Review: Gender Equality

SC Judgments in the challenge to the Hijab Ban and on abortion laws for married women were important milestones in equality for women.

30th Dec 2022

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Hijab Ban Challenges: Here We Go Again

DESK BRIEF: Dhulia J emphasised that ‘finality is a good thing, but Justice is better' in an opinion that will prolong the Hijab Ban saga.

17th Oct 2022

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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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Joseph Shine v Union of India

The Court decriminalised adultery, striking down Section 497 of the Indian Penal Code, 1860 (IPC).

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Triple Talaq

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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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Sunita Tiwari v Union of India

The Court will decide whether or not to ban the practice of female circumcision, or "khatna". In particular, the Court will evaluate circumcision as it is practiced in the Dawoodi Bohra community.

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Last Updated: 20180924

Bench:A.M. Khanwilkar J, D.Y. Chandrachud CJI, Arun Mishra J

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Shafin Jahan v Ashokan K.M.

The Court assessed the allegation that Hadiya was deceived into marrying her husband Mr. Shafin Jahan and forcibly converted to Islam. The Court found that the allegation, which was made by her parents, was clearly false.

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Last Updated: 20180409

Bench:D.Y. Chandrachud CJI, A.M. Khanwilkar J, Arun Mishra 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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