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State’s use of Anti-terror Laws against Dissenters also a form of Terrorism Petitioners against Arrest of Activists speak up

When human five rights activists were arrested by the Pune Police in what was seen as a nationwide crackdown on dissenting voices, civil society members led by Romila Thapar moved the Supreme Court against this. Today after the apex court disposed the petition and directed the activists to seek relief from lower courts, the petitioners…

SC: Women of all ages can enter Sabrimala Landmark feminist verdict ends Kerala shrine's age old ban on entry of women

In a resounding slap in the face of patriarchy and gender based discrimination, the Supreme Court has put an end to the age old practice of barring entry of women of a menstruating age into the Sabrimala temple. In a landmark judgment, the apex court ruled that women of all age-groups could enter the temple. In…

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…

Brecht’s words misinterpreted to cast Cloak of Criminality over arrested Activists Pune Police's Machiavellian conspiracy exposed?

The Good Person of Szechuan is a play by famous playwright Bertolt Brecht. Brecht started writing it in 1938 but couldn’t complete it till 1941. The play was first performed in 1943 in Switzerland and was accompanied by a musical score and songs by the Swiss composer Huldreich Georg Fruh. This is a story of an inherently…

NRC दावा-आपत्ति प्रक्रिया: हटाए गए 5 दस्तावेज़ों पर सुप्रीम कोर्ट ने मांगी रिपोर्ट दावा-आपत्ति प्रक्रिया का पुनर्निर्धारण

उच्चतम न्यायालय जो राष्ट्रीय नागरिकता रजिस्टर (NRC) में दावों और आपत्तियों को शामिल करने से सम्बंधित मामले को सुन रहा है, ने अब NRC राज्य समन्वयक को केंद्र की नई मानक संचालन प्रक्रियाओं और मोडेलिटी  से बाहर किए गए पांच दस्तावेज़ों पर अपना विचार प्रस्तुत करने का निर्देश दिया है. उन्हें 15 दिनों के भीतर इन पांच दस्तावेज़ों के लिए व्यवहार्यता रिपोर्ट…

NRC Claims and Objections SOPs: SC demands Feasibility Report on 5 Excluded Documents Claims and Objection process to resume

The Supreme Court that is hearing the matter pertaining to the process for filing Claims and Objections for inclusion into the National Register of Citizens has now directed the NRC State Coordinator to submit his view on the five documents excluded from center’s new Standard Operating Procedures and Modalities. He has been asked to submit a feasibility report for…

SC Extends Power To Grant Anticipatory Bail

Supreme Court sets the Rainbow Free! Decriminalises sex between consenting adults under Section 377, bestiality remains a crime

In a historic judgement, the Supreme Court of India has granted adult Indian Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex and Asexual (LGBTQIA) people the dignity they have always deserved… the right to love who they love and to not be punished for expressing that love sexually and privately. In doing so, the SC has granted…

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