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‘Essentially Religious’ Hearings on the Hijab Ban

DESK BRIEF: Arguments on Religion took over half the SC time, despite all parties agreeing that it should not be the focus of the case.

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SCO Weekly: The Battle of Arguments in the Hijab Ban Case

What arguments were made in the challenge to the Hijab Ban in Karnataka? What will the Judgement focus on?

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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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Dr. Jaya Thakur 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, which allow the Union to extend the tenure of the CBI and ED directors, are unconstitutional

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Bench:N.V. Ramana CJI, Krishna Murari J, Hima Kohli J

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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 upheld provisions of the Foreign Contributions (Regulation) Amendment Act, 2020, which place restrictions on NGOs ability to raise and use foreign funds.

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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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