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The Desk

Should Courts have Suo Moto Powers?

Courts often exercise their suo moto jurisdiction by taking up matters based on media reports or act on letters written to them.

17th Sep 2021

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Monthly Review: July 2021

The Supreme Court made important decisions on land acquisition,and dismissed the review petition against the Maratha judgment.

1st Aug 2021

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Court Data

On an Average, the Court Receives over 25,000 PILs a Year

Over nine lakh PILs were filed in the Supreme Court between 1985-2020. The data indicates that the rate at which PILs are filed is rising.

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22nd Jul 2021

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Court Data

46 Suo Moto Cases in the Supreme Court from 1990-2021

The Supreme Court of India has often taken up cases ‘suo moto’ without any petition being filed, or interest being brought before them.

4th Jun 2021

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Court Data

12 Suo Moto Cases Noticed from Media Reports, of 46 [1990-2021]

As an offshoot of its unique PIL petitions, the SC has also taken up cases by their own notice, without any petition being filed.

4th Jun 2021

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The Desk

Supreme Court Dismisses Petition on PM CARES Fund

Petition filed before Supreme Court questioning contributions to PM Cares Fund during COVID-19 crisis.

9th Sep 2020

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COVID Coverage: Migrant Labourers-March 30th 2020

Public Interest Litigations were filed before the Court seeking relief for migrant workers stranded across the country

30th Mar 2020

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The Desk

#8: Elevation of Justice Akil Kureshi

GHCAA files PIL before Supreme Court contending that Union Government is attempting to prevent Kureshi J's appointment.

8th Feb 2020

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#7 Electoral Disqualification

Court holds that a candidate undergoing a criminal trial can still contest in elections.

11th Dec 2018

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#9 Cow Vigilantism

PIL filed before Supreme Court to issue directions concerning the menace of cow vigilantism.

4th Nov 2018

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