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 2021More
Monthly Review: July 2021
The Supreme Court made important decisions on land acquisition,and dismissed the review petition against the Maratha judgment.
1st Aug 2021More
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.
22nd Jul 2021More
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 2021More
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 2021More
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 2020More
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 2020More
#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 2020More
#7 Electoral Disqualification
Court holds that a candidate undergoing a criminal trial can still contest in elections.
11th Dec 2018More
Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay v Union of India
The Supreme Court is hearing challenges against the practice of offering and distributing freebies during election campaigns. The Court's decision will determine how political parties contest elections in India.More
Bench:N.V. Ramana CJI, Hima Kohli J, C.T. Ravikumar JMore