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Court in Review: Death Penalty

We trace key SC Judgments on the death penalty over the years.

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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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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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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 and allowed the investigation to continue. 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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Justice K.S. Puttaswamy v Union of India

A 4:1 majority upheld the Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and Other Subsidies, Benefits and Services) Act, 2016 as constitutional, however, it struck down individual sections of the Act as unconstitutional.

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Assam Public Works v Union of India

The Court monitored how the State Coordinator updated Assam's National Register of Citizens (NRC), so as to ensure that the NRC was published as mandated by the Assam Accord of 15 August 1985.

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Next Hearing: November 1, 2022

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Bench:D.Y. Chandrachud J, M.R. Shah J, Krishna Murari J, Hima Kohli J, P.S. Narasimha J

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Triple Talaq

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Shayara Bano v Union of India

The Supreme Court held that the practice of talaq-e-biddat or instantaneous triple talaq is unconstitutional.

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Kaushal Kishore v State Of Uttar Pradesh

This case will decide whether the right to free speech and expression, especially of those in public office, may be curtailed by the right to dignity.

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Last Updated: 20200122

Bench:Indira Banerjee J, Vineet Saran J, M.R. Shah J, S.R. Bhat J, Arun Mishra J

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