Section 144 cannot be used to curb non-violent dissent: SC
The Supreme Court on Friday ruled that Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code, imposing restrictions on citizens' fundamental right to assemble peacefully, cannot be invoked as a 'tool' to 'prevent the legitimate expression of opinion or grievance or exercise of any democratic rights'.
Court's job to strike balance between liberty and security concerns in Jammu & Kashmir: Supreme Court
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Former bureaucrat Shah Faesal & activist Shela Rashid contest government move on Jammu & Kashmir in apex court
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SC dismisses plea challenging post-poll alliance Shiv Sena, NCP and Congress in Maharashtra
A bench of Justices N V Ramana, Ashok Bhushan and Sanjiv Khanna said constitutional morality is different from political morality. "In democracy, we can't curtail rights of political parties to align with other parties," the bench said.
Answer every question raised on restrictions imposed in Kashmir: SC to J&K
The Supreme Court told the J&K administration that it will have to respond to each and every question raised on the restrictions imposed in the erstwhile state after the abrogation of Article 370. The SC told Solicitor General Tushar Mehta that petitioners challenging the restrictions have argued in detail and he will have to answer all questions.
SC asks Kerala govt to come out with exclusive law for administration of Sabarimala temple
The counsel appearing for the state said it has formulated amendments to the law that would deal with the temples and their administrations which are presently being governed by the Travancore Devaswom Board. The draft law also proposes to give one-third representation to women in the temple advisory committee, the counsel said.
Set norms to avoid Jammu & Kashmir repeat, Ghulam Nabi Azad to Supreme Court
“This court must lay down principles to ensure that this is never repeated,” he said. He argued that terrorism has been there for the last 20 years and therefore it cannot be a reason to deny fundamental rights to an entire state, he said. The court cannot decide fundamental rights of citizens on the touchstone of state interest alone, he said.
Supreme Court brings CJI's office under ambit of RTI Act
Reading out the judgement, Justice Sanjiv Khanna said the independence and accountability go hand in hand and that independence of the judiciary can't be ensured only by denying information.
Growing trend of Speakers acting against constitutional duty of being neutral, says SC
A bench of justices N V Ramana, Sanjiv Khanna and Krishna Murari said the Speaker, being a neutral person, is expected to act independently while conducting the proceedings of the House or adjudication petitions.
Karnataka Congress urges Supreme Court to take on record audio clip of CM Yediyurappa in MLAs disqualification case
A purported audio clip of Yediyurappa expressing anguish against leaders at a recent party meeting in Hubballi over their opposition to giving tickets to disqualified Congress-JD(S) MLAs for the December 5 assembly bypolls in 15 assembly constituencies had surfaced on Friday last.
Collegium snubs government on 4 picks for Karnataka HC judges
The reiteration comes in the wake of the recent observation of CJI Ranjan Gogoi that "interference in the system of administration of justice does not augur well for the institution."
5-judge bench to hear Article 370 from Tuesday
The pleas, which raised issues of alleged restrictions imposed on movement of journalists in Kashmir as well as petitions claiming illegal detention of minors in the Valley, were referred to a five-judge bench.
SC agrees to hear plea of disqualified Karnataka MLAs seeking to contest bypolls for Assembly seats
A three-judge bench headed by justice N V Ramana said it would hear on September 25 the plea in which the disqualified MLAs have sought interim relief to contest the by-elections.
SC refuses urgent listing of P Chidambaram's petition
The top court said the defects in the petition were removed just now and it "cannot be listed for hearing today itself".
CBI, ED teams looking for Chidambaram
The Delhi High Court passed the order on Tuesday.
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