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Sabarimala row: Justice Indu Malhotra's fear that permitting PILs in religious matters would open floodgates 'unfounded', says SC minority judgment
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Sabarimala row: Justice Indu Malhotra's fear that permitting PILs in religious matters would open floodgates 'unfounded', says SC minority judgment

Justice RF Nariman, who wrote the minority judgment on behalf of himself and Justice DY Chandrachud, on Thursday's verdict on Sabarimala review petitions said that the fear expressed by Justice Malhotra in the 2018 verdict that permitting PILs in religious matters would open floodgates to interlopers is unfounded

'Pro-faith judgment': Religious leaders, Opposition politicians in Kerala welcome SC decision to refer Sabarimala case to larger bench
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'Pro-faith judgment': Religious leaders, Opposition politicians in Kerala welcome SC decision to refer Sabarimala case to larger bench

The Sabarimala temple will be open from 16 November and the annual two-month-long pilgrim season will begin from 17 November.

Full text of Sabarimala review verdict: Supreme Court refers matter to 7-judge bench after a split 3:2 verdict
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Full text of Sabarimala review verdict: Supreme Court refers matter to 7-judge bench after a split 3:2 verdict

The Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that restrictions on women in religious places were not limited to Sabarimala alone and prevailed in other places of worship as well as it referred all review pleas to a larger seven-judge bench following a split 3:2 verdict

Sabarimala verdict: SC refers matter to 7-judge bench in 3:2 split verdict, says ruling may impact other communities, religious practices
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Sabarimala verdict: SC refers matter to 7-judge bench in 3:2 split verdict, says ruling may impact other communities, religious practices

Supreme Court on Thursday said restrictions on women in religious places were not limited to Sabarimala alone and was prevalent in other places of worship as well as it referred all review pleas to a larger seven-judge bench in a split 3:2 verdict.

Daily Bulletin: SC to announce judgments on women's entry into Sabrimala, Rafale verdict review plea today; day's top stories
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Daily Bulletin: SC to announce judgments on women's entry into Sabrimala, Rafale verdict review plea today; day's top stories

Here are today's top stories: Sabarimala verdict: Five-judge constitution bench of SC set to pronounce judgment on women's entry today; Delhi air pollution: SC-mandated body orders closure of schools in Delhi-NCR on Thursday, Friday as AQI touches emergency levels; and more

Review of Sabarimala verdict: Five-judge constitution bench of SC set to pronounce judgment on women's entry today; Kerala on edge
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Review of Sabarimala verdict: Five-judge constitution bench of SC set to pronounce judgment on women's entry today; Kerala on edge

A five-judge constitution bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi had reserved its decision on 6 February after hearing various parties including those seeking reconsideration of the 28 September, 2018 judgement.

Naroda Patiya riots: Supreme Court grants bail to four convicts, says 'conviction order is debatable'
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Naroda Patiya riots: Supreme Court grants bail to four convicts, says 'conviction order is debatable'

The Supreme Court has granted bail to four convicts — Umeshbhai Bharwad, Rajkumar, Harshad and Prakashbhai Rathod — in the 2002 Naroda Patiya riots case.

Supreme Court to hear Zakia Jafri's plea challenging SIT's clean chit to Narendra Modi in 2002 Gujarat riots
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Supreme Court to hear Zakia Jafri's plea challenging SIT's clean chit to Narendra Modi in 2002 Gujarat riots

Zakia, the wife of former MP Ehsan Jafri who was one of the 68 killed in Ahmedabad's Gulberg society, has challenged the Gujarat High Court's order rejecting her plea against the SIT's decision in the Supreme Court.

Sabarimala review pleas in SC unlikely to be heard on 22 Jan; CJI says Justice Indu Malhotra's medical leave reason for delay
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Sabarimala review pleas in SC unlikely to be heard on 22 Jan; CJI says Justice Indu Malhotra's medical leave reason for delay

Chief Justice of India Ranjana Gogoi said the hearing of the Sabarimala review petitions in the Supreme Court may be delayed as Justice Indu Malhotra is on medical leave.

SC dismisses plea seeking review of 2015 verdict on NJAC Act, notes 470-day delay in filing of petition
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SC dismisses plea seeking review of 2015 verdict on NJAC Act, notes 470-day delay in filing of petition

The Supreme Court in 2015 struck down the National Judicial Appointments Commission (NJAC) Act, which had led to the revival of the collegium system for appointment of judges.

RSS calls upon all stakeholders to discuss SC's Sabarimala verdict, says respect ruling but devotees' sentiments can't be ignored
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RSS calls upon all stakeholders to discuss SC's Sabarimala verdict, says respect ruling but devotees' sentiments can't be ignored

Hours after Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan said his government will not file a review petition on the Supreme Court's verdict allowing women of all ages to enter the Sabarimala temple, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) issued a press release calling upon all stakeholders, including spiritual and community leaders, to address the issue.

Supreme Court issues guidelines to deter acts of vandalism, hooliganism in the name of protests
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Supreme Court issues guidelines to deter acts of vandalism, hooliganism in the name of protests

The Supreme Court passed the ruling while hearing a plea filed by Kodungallur Film Society, which had sought framing of guidelines in this regard.

SC verdict on Sabarimala temple: Board says 'necessary arrangements' will be made; activists, politicians react
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SC verdict on Sabarimala temple: Board says 'necessary arrangements' will be made; activists, politicians react

The Supreme Court on Friday ruled that women will be allowed entry into Lord Ayyappa's Sabarimala temple in Kerala.

Supreme Court allows entry of women of all ages into Sabarimala Temple, says practice violates rights of Hindu women
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Supreme Court allows entry of women of all ages into Sabarimala Temple, says practice violates rights of Hindu women

It said religion is a way of life basically to link life with divinity. While Justices R F Nariman and Y Chandrachud concurred with the CJI and Justice AM Khanwilkar, Justice Indu Malhotra gave a dissenting verdict. The court pronounced its verdict on a clutch of pleas challenging the ban on the entry of women of menstrual age in Kerala's Sabarimala temple saying law and society are tasked with the task to act as levellers.

Supreme Court allows women entry into Sabarimala temple: 'Law and society to act as levellers,' says CJI Dipak Misra
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Supreme Court allows women entry into Sabarimala temple: 'Law and society to act as levellers,' says CJI Dipak Misra

The Supreme Court on Friday is likely to pronounce its verdict on the long-standing contention against prohibiting women from entering Lord Ayyappa's Sabarimala temple in Kerala.

Full text of the judgment: Supreme Court strikes down Section 497 of IPC, rules adultery law as unconstitutional
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Full text of the judgment: Supreme Court strikes down Section 497 of IPC, rules adultery law as unconstitutional

The Constitution bench was unanimous in striking down Section 497 of the Indian Penal Code dealing with the offence of adultery, holding it as manifestly arbitrary, archaic and violative of the rights to equality and equal opportunity to women.

Adultery law struck down: As activists laud SC for upholding equality, questions raised over constitutionality of triple talaq ordinance
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Adultery law struck down: As activists laud SC for upholding equality, questions raised over constitutionality of triple talaq ordinance

A five-judge Constitution bench was unanimous in holding Section 497 of the Indian Penal Code, dealing with the offence of adultery, as unconstitutional and struck down the penal provision.

Adultery law case: Supreme Court strikes down Section 497 of IPC; CJI says 'husband is not the master'
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Adultery law case: Supreme Court strikes down Section 497 of IPC; CJI says 'husband is not the master'

The Supreme Court on Thursday struck down the adultery law, pertaining to Section 497 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and Section 198 of Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC), as unconstitutional through a majority judgement.

Supreme Court likely to pronounce verdict on plea challenging adultery law today; Centre favoured retention of Section 497
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Supreme Court likely to pronounce verdict on plea challenging adultery law today; Centre favoured retention of Section 497

On 5 January, the Supreme Court had referred to a five-judge Constitution bench the plea challenging the validity of the penal law on adultery.

SC calls for rules to be framed on live-streaming court proceedings, says it will bring to force 'public right to know'
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SC calls for rules to be framed on live-streaming court proceedings, says it will bring to force 'public right to know'

The apex court had earlier termed the proposal of live streaming of the court proceedings as the "need of the hour". A petition, filed by a law student, had sought a direction for setting up live streaming rooms within the apex court premises and granting access to legal interns.