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Justice Chandrachud on Why the Constitution Matters Firebrand Supreme Court Justice denounces Mob Lynching and Criminalisation of Dissent

Supreme Court Justice D Y Chandrachud, who is best known for penning dissenting judgments in landmark cases like Aadhaar and the arrest of well-known human rights activists, (where he stated “Dissent is the Safety Valve of Democracy“), reaffirmed his fierce commitment to defending constitutional values and democratic principles, with an extraordinary speech in Mumbai. Speaking…

Attempt to undo Gautam Navlakha’s Freedom, Sudha Bharadwaj still not free Activists still struggling for their freedom

In a diabolical bid to curtail Gautam Navlakha’s freedom after the Delhi High Court order set aside his transit remand and set him free from house arrest, the state of Maharashtra has filed a Special Leave Petition (SLP) against the HC order. Meanwhile, Sudha Bhardwaj’s Habeas Corpus petition was withdrawn in order to seek relief from the lower court.…

SC disposes off Petition against Arrest of Activists Turns down plea for SIT probe

The Supreme Court has rejected a plea for a Special Investigation Team (SIT) investigation into the recent activists’ arrests in connection to the Bhima Koregaon case. A Bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra, and Justices A. M. Khanwilkar and D. Y. Chandrachud issued the judgement, with Justice Chandrachud offering the dissenting opinion. With this, the petition by prominent historian Romila…

SC upholds Aadhaar’s Constitutional Validity, but partially addresses Privacy Concerns Justice DY Chandrachud castigates govt in lone dissenting judgment

The Supreme Court has upheld the constitutional validity of Aadhaar, however in a partial victory for privacy activists, controversial sections such as those dealing with the national security exception and private players demanding Aadhaar data, have been struck down. Now, one will not be required to link Aadhaar to either one’s bank account or mobile phone number. The Aadhaar…

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