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The Desk

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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Sharad Bobde

The Desk

CJI Bobde’s Key Judgments on Personal Liberty, Religion, Gender Equality, and Electoral Processes

We examine a few crucial cases CJI Bobde authored, concurred or admitted

22nd Apr 2021

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J. Indu Malhotra’s 9 Most Significant Judgments

During her term at the Supreme Court, Indu Malhotra J has delivered several noteworthy judgments.

12th Mar 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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Justice K.S. Puttaswamy v Union of India

A 4:1 majority upheld the Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and Other Subsidies, Benefits and Services) Act, 2016 as constitutional, however, it struck down individual sections of the Act as unconstitutional.

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Last Updated: September 26, 2018

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

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Justice K.S. Puttaswamy v Union of India

The Supreme Court held that a fundamental right to privacy is guaranteed under the Constitution of India.

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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: April 9, 2018

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

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Article 370

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Manohar Lal Sharma v Union of India

The Supreme Court will decide the constitutionality of the Presidential Orders that removed Jammu and Kashmir’s special constitutional status and the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Act, 2019, which bi-furcated the State into two Union Territories.

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Last Updated: March 2, 2020

Bench:N.V. Ramana J, S.K. Kaul J, Subash Reddy J, B.R. Gavai J, Surya Kant J

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Kishorechandra Wangkhemcha & Anr v Union of India

The Supreme Court will decide if Section 124A of the Indian Penal Code, 1860, that criminalises sedition, is unconstitutional.

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Last Updated: July 16, 2021

Bench:K.M. Joseph J, Indira Banerjee J, U.U. Lalit J

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