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SCO Shorts: FCRA Judgment

SC upholds the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Amendment Act (FCRA), 2020, cites concerns about sovereignty of nation.

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SC Judgment Review 2021: Equality

In 2021, the Supreme Court issued three important judgments on substantive equality. 

21st Dec 2021

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Mahua Moitra v Union of India

The Supreme Court will decide whether the Central Vigilance Commission (Amendment) Ordinance, 2021 and the Delhi Special Police Establishment (Amendment) Ordinance, 2021 are unconstitutional because: it violates the principle of fair investigation and trial and overrules the Court’s previous decisions on the extension of the term of ED and CBI Directors tenure.

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The Indian Federation Of App Based Transport Workers (IFAT) v Union of India

The Supreme Court will decide whether gig workers fall under the scope of 'unorganised workers' and are eligible for social security benefits

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Last Updated: 20211201

Bench:L.N. Rao J, B.R. Gavai J

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Mukesh v State of Tripura

The Supreme Court will decide whether to quash the FIRs against 102 people, out of which 4 were arrested, under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967 (UAPA) for criticising the handling of the communal violence in Tripura. The Court will also decide whether Sections 2(1)(o), 13 and 45(d)(5) of the UAPA are constitutional.

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Next Hearing: November 17, 2021

Last Updated: 20211111

Bench:N.V. Ramana CJI, A.S. Bopanna J, Hima Kohli J

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FCRA Amendment

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Noel Harper v Union of India

The Supreme Court held that the restrictions placed on NGOs' ability to raise and use foreign donations through the Foreign Contributions (Regulation) Amendment Act, 2020 are constitutional.

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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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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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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: 20210628

Bench:Dipak Misra CJI, D.Y. Chandrachud J, A.M. Khanwilkar J

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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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