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SCO Shorts: Zakia Jafri and the 2002 Gujarat Riots

The SC decision upholding the ‘clean chit’ given to the accused in the 2002 Gujarat Riots, ends Mrs. Zakia Jafri’s long legal battle.

30th Jun 2022

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2020 Saw a Historic High of Suo Moto Cases at the SC

COVID-19 caused an unexampled surge in suo moto action taken by the Supreme Court, with 10 suo moto cases recorded in 2020.

17th Jun 2022

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SC Judgment Review 2021: Judicial Deference

In Rajeev Suri v Union of India, the SC adopted a deferential approach vis-à-vis the Executive regarding policy matters.

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SC’s Top Cases 2021: COVID Interventions

The Supreme Court intervened to provide relief to citizens during the COVID-19 pandemic, often by exercising their suo-moto powers.

20th Dec 2021

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Monthly Review: October 2021

In October, the Court heard important cases on reservations, powers of the Directorate of Enforcement, and foreign funding for NGOs.

1st Nov 2021

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Challenging the NGT’s Use of Suo Moto Powers

16 orders of the NGT are now before the Supreme Court on appeal. The Court will decide whether the NGT has suo moto powers.

23rd Sep 2021

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Should the National Green Tribunal have Suo Moto Powers?

The NGT's use of suo moto powers has been heavily debated: are the powers inherent to its functioning or should they be explicit in the Act?

20th Sep 2021

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Should Statutory Tribunals Have Suo Moto Powers?

Statutory tribunals’ powers are limited by their statute. Can their powers be expanded based on the purpose with which they are formed?

20th Sep 2021

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The National Green Tribunal’s Suo Moto Powers: A Summary

The Supreme Court will decide if the NGT can exercise suo moto powers without the NGT Act, 2010 explicitly granting them these powers.

20th Sep 2021

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Municipal Corporation of Bombay v Ankita Sinha

The Supreme Court held that the NGT has suo moto powers to execute its functions under the NGT Act, 2010.

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