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How Diverse is the Supreme Court in terms of Religion?

Besides these informal conventions, religious diversity has not been a major criteria for appointments to the Supreme Court.

30th Sep 2021

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M Siddiq v Mahant Suresh Das

The Court overturned the 2010 Allahabad High Court judgment that divided the title to the Babri Masjid / Ram Janmabhoomi site. It awarded the title to the deity, Shri Ram Virajman.

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Last Updated: December 12, 2019

Bench:Ranjan Gogoi CJI, D.Y. Chandrachud J, Abdul Nazeer J, Ashok Bhushan J

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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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Last Updated: November 14, 2019

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

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Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay v Union of India

The Supreme Court will decide whether laws on succession and inheritance must be uniform, disregarding the religion or gender of persons involved.

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Last Updated: September 23, 2021

Bench:V Ramasubramanian J, A.S. Bopanna J,

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State of Gujarat v Islamic Relief Committee of Gujarat

The Court held that diversion of tax proceeds for restoring religious shrines destroyed even due to State's negligence violates the principles of Secularism. The court underlined a conception of Secularism based on Strict Separation principle. Additionally, the court further hinted that compensation can be sought only for violation of Right to Life and not for other fundamental rights.

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Last Updated: August 29, 2018

Bench:P.C. Pant J, Dipak Misra CJI

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Triple Talaq

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Shayara Bano v Union of India

A Constitution Bench has declared that the practice of instantaneous Triple Talaq is unconstitutional.

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Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay v Union of India

The Supreme Court will decide whether the laws on adoption and guardianship must be uniform, disregarding the religion or gender of persons involved.

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Bench:V Ramasubramanian J, A.S. Bopanna J

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Indian Union Muslim League v Union of India

The Supreme Court will rule on the constitutionality of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019.

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Last Updated: June 7, 2021

Bench: , B.R. Gavai J, Surya Kant J

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Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay v Union of India

The Supreme Court will decide if Section 2(f) of The National Commission for Minority Educational Institutions Act, 2004 and Section 2(c) of The National Commission for Minorities Act, 1992 is constitutionally valid.

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Last Updated: August 10, 2020

Bench: , A.S. Bopanna J, V Ramasubramanian J

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Goolrokh Gupta v Burjor Pardiwala

This case will decide if a Parsi woman loses her own religious identity after solemnising her marriage under the Special Marriage Act.

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

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