Supreme Court directs High Courts to register suo motu case for speedy disposal of criminal cases against legislators
A year ago, there were more than 5000 criminal cases pending across the country against current or former legislators
18th Nov 2023More
The Supreme Court must take into account both structural and practical issues that cause delays at every stage of the bail process
17th Oct 2023More
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 2022More
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 2022More
In Rajeev Suri v Union of India, the SC adopted a deferential approach vis-à-vis the Executive regarding policy matters.
28th Dec 2021More
The Supreme Court intervened to provide relief to citizens during the COVID-19 pandemic, often by exercising their suo-moto powers.
20th Dec 2021More
In October, the Court heard important cases on reservations, powers of the Directorate of Enforcement, and foreign funding for NGOs.
1st Nov 2021More
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 2021More
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?
Statutory tribunals’ powers are limited by their statute. Can their powers be expanded based on the purpose with which they are formed?
The Supreme Court will decide if the NGT can exercise suo moto powers without the NGT Act, 2010 explicitly granting them these powers.
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.More