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Did the Supreme Court use its judicial power enough to prevent the major crises during lockdown? Prominent advocates discuss lockdown and the role of Supreme Court of India

In this video, prominent advocates and lawyers try to find out the various ways in which the Supreme Court could have used its power of judicial review and dealt with the major crises of migrant workers, food and employment during the country-wide lockdown. Speakers include: Mihir Desai, Senior Advocate; Clifton D’ Rozario, Advocate (Manthan Law);…

COVID-19 and the Indian Supreme Court It is in times of crisis that the Constitution and the mechanisms to enforce it, are tested. The SC's failure is just starker amidst the current crisis.

This article is not about the efficacy of the video conferencing hearings or about how many or often judges should sit for hearings during this lockdown. It is about how, the Higher Courts and especially the Supreme Court, have dealt with the various Petitions filed concerning COVID 19 and how our Courts, especially the Supreme…

Shaheen Bagh: Regime stooges launch smear campaign against Teesta Setalvad even as SC mediators arrive Pro-gov't TV channels and social media trolls allege Shaheen Bagh women were ‘tutored’ by CJP secretary

On Wednesday, Sanjay Hegde and Sadhana Ramachandra, the interlocutors appointed by the Supreme Court reached Delhi’s Shaheen Bagh to mediate with people protesting the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), National Register of Citizens (NRC) and the National Population Register (NPR). Hegde told media persons, “We have come here according to the order of Supreme Court. We…

SC Extends Power To Grant Anticipatory Bail

SC extends power to grant anticipatory bail till completion of trial Appellate or superior court also granted power to consider the correctness of the order granting anticipatory bail at the behest of the State or investigating agency

Judgement Primer: Anticipatory bail protection till end of trial Sushila Aggarwal and others Vs. State (NCT of Delhi) and another Supreme Court of India: Justice Arun Mishra, Justice Indira Banerjee, Justice Vineet Sharma, Justice MR Shah and Justice SR Bhat Date of Judgement: January 29, 2020 Delivered by: Justice Justice Shah and Justice Bhat Introduction:…

SC Extends Power To Grant Anticipatory Bail

The CJP effect: SC orders no children be sent to detention camps in Assam The apex court passed an interim order protecting children’s rights affected by the Assam’s NRC process. Attorney General K Venugopal was required to record an undertaking in this regard

CJP’s application sought directions from the apex court that drew attention to the Constitutional, legal obligations and prayed, specifically that no child excluded from the NRC is either sent to detention camps nor separated from their parents in Assam. In November 2019, CJP (Citizens for Justice and Peace, Mumbai) had filed an Intervention Application for Directions…

Mass protests & Sansad Gherao against continued Adivasi evictions Forest Rights Groups prepare to protest the dilution of FRA 2006

Forest Rights Groups are preparing for a ‘Sansad Gherao’ on November 21st at Sansad Marg, Delhi. The Gherao, along with state, district and village level actions, have been planned to protest violations of people’s rights and dilution of Forest Rights Act of 2006 despite a Supreme Court stay on evictions. Come join us in this…

Amir Rizvi
Commitment to Forest Rights

Writ Petition: Wildlife First vs Union of India Volume I and II

In 2008, Wildlife First along with a few other NGOs filed a writ petition before the Supreme Court of India challenging the constitutional validity of the Scheduled Tribes and Other Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act, 2006 (the FRA). The Petition based this contention on following grounds: That the FRA was violative of Articles…

Hate Watch: Aaj Tak’s tweet on Ayodhya openly spreads communal hate NBSA issues advisory

Hate politics appears to have found a fertile playground within the news media, especially television. Of late, when dealing with religious and sensitive content, a shrill rhetoric that pits one community against another, is insidiously put in motion. It is in this context that we discuss today programming by Aaj Tak on October 16, 2019,…

Detention of Children in Kashmir: Enakshi Ganguly shoots down Juvenile Justice Committee’s report Reveals JJ Committee merely parroted DGP’s line denying detention of minors

Enakshi Ganguly, a child rights activist who had moved Supreme Court demanding protection for children and teenagers allegedly detained by security forces in wake of the abrogation of Article 370 in the region, has now punched holes in the Juvenile Justice Committee’s (JJC) report on the matter to the SC. In September this year, the Supreme…

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