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Muslim law allows girls to marry anyone on attaining puberty, rules Punjab and Haryana High Court
India

Muslim law allows girls to marry anyone on attaining puberty, rules Punjab and Haryana High Court

The court was hearing a plea by a Muslim couple, seeking protection from their families, who were against their marriage owing to the age difference between the man and the girl

'Don't hide behind RBI': SC raps Centre over banks charging 'interest' on deferred loan payments
India

'Don't hide behind RBI': SC raps Centre over banks charging 'interest' on deferred loan payments

Earlier, the top court had said there was "no merit in charging interest on interest" for deferred loan payment installments during the moratorium period announced in wake of the pandemic

PIL in SC seeks setting up of panel to probe Centre's 'mismanagement' of COVID-19 pandemic
India

PIL in SC seeks setting up of panel to probe Centre's 'mismanagement' of COVID-19 pandemic

The petition said the Centre failed to undertake timely and effective measures for containing the transmission of COVID-19 even after being notified by the WHO in early January

Ravi Shankar Prasad says terrorists, corrupt have no right to privacy, warns of 'sinister trend' of populist campaigns against judgments
India

Ravi Shankar Prasad says terrorists, corrupt have no right to privacy, warns of 'sinister trend' of populist campaigns against judgments

Terrorists and corrupt people have "no right to privacy" and these people should not be allowed to abuse the internet, Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Saturday

Uniform Civil Code: Fresh PIL filed seeking creation of panel for drafting UCC; Delhi HC to hear petitions on 4 Nov
India

Uniform Civil Code: Fresh PIL filed seeking creation of panel for drafting UCC; Delhi HC to hear petitions on 4 Nov

The Delhi High Court Tuesday said it would hear on 4 November the two petitions seeking its directions for drafting of a Uniform Civil Code (UCC) to secure gender justice and to promote fraternity and national integration

'We would like to give little time,' says Supreme Court on plea seeking removal of restrictions on media in Jammu and Kashmir
India

'We would like to give little time,' says Supreme Court on plea seeking removal of restrictions on media in Jammu and Kashmir

Supreme Court said it will take some time before passing any direction on the plea seeking the removal of restrictions on the media in Jammu and Kashmir.

National Conference challenges abrogation of Article 370 in Supreme Court, terms Centre's move 'unconstitutional' in plea
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National Conference challenges abrogation of Article 370 in Supreme Court, terms Centre's move 'unconstitutional' in plea

National Conference mounted a legal challenge in the Supreme Court on Saturday to the changes made in the constitutional status of Jammu and Kashmir.

Free legal aid is crucial right granted by Constitution; SCs, STs, women among categories of people eligible for provision
India

Free legal aid is crucial right granted by Constitution; SCs, STs, women among categories of people eligible for provision

Article 39A of the Constitution of India provides for free legal aid to the poor and weaker sections of the society, to promote justice on the basis of equal opportunity.

Supreme Court to hear Pune couple's plea seeking entry of Muslim women into mosques, cites Sabarimala judgment
India

Supreme Court to hear Pune couple's plea seeking entry of Muslim women into mosques, cites Sabarimala judgment

The Supreme Court bench told the counsel appearing for the petitioner that it will hear the matter because of the apex court's judgment in the case involving Kerala's Sabarimala temple

Compelling wife to 'cohabit' with husband violates fundamental rights; it's time SC reviewed Section 9 of Hindu Marriage Act
India

Compelling wife to 'cohabit' with husband violates fundamental rights; it's time SC reviewed Section 9 of Hindu Marriage Act

Supreme Court must reconsider the constitutional validity of Section 9 of the Hindu Marriage Act, which empowers courts in India to effectively force a person to live with their spouse against their will

Arun Jaitley on Section 377 verdict: 'Disagree with Supreme Court's reasoning that sexuality is part of free speech'
India

Arun Jaitley on Section 377 verdict: 'Disagree with Supreme Court's reasoning that sexuality is part of free speech'

Arun Jaitley said he did not agree with the portion of the historic Supreme Court judgment decriminalising consensual gay sex that called sexuality a part of free speech

Aadhaar verdict: SC's majority judgment lacks consistency in logic and reasoning, turns constitutional analysis on its head
India

Aadhaar verdict: SC's majority judgment lacks consistency in logic and reasoning, turns constitutional analysis on its head

Even if one were ideologically neutral about the Aadhaar project, the approach taken by the majority judgment in the KS Puttaswamy versus Union of India case leaves much to be desired in terms of consistency of logic, judicial reasoning, and constitutional law

Supreme Court open to livestreaming proceedings under 'comprehensive guidelines', will gauge benefits based on pilot attempt
India

Supreme Court open to livestreaming proceedings under 'comprehensive guidelines', will gauge benefits based on pilot attempt

In a step aimed at bringing transparency and accountability, the Supreme Court on Monday said it was open to livestreaming its proceedings under "comprehensive and holistic guidelines".

Bombay HC says safeguards against noise pollution during construction of metro line 3 necessary; asks MMRC for plan
India

Bombay HC says safeguards against noise pollution during construction of metro line 3 necessary; asks MMRC for plan

The Bombay HC sought to know from the Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (MMRC) what safeguards it has to ensure that the citizens' constitutional right to a pollution-free environment is protected. This included noise pollution.

Arrhan Singh was wrong to litter but Anushka Sharma went too far by posting the clip online
India

Arrhan Singh was wrong to litter but Anushka Sharma went too far by posting the clip online

Arrhan Singh did not commit a heinous crime. His anti-social act demanded a telling off, which he received in spades.

SC/ST Act case in SC: Apex court observes individual cannot be arrested on basis of 'one-sided version'
India

SC/ST Act case in SC: Apex court observes individual cannot be arrested on basis of 'one-sided version'

The Supreme Court which is hearing the review petition of the SC/ST act made on observation on Wednesday saying that any individual cannot be arrested on one-sided version

'Never forget Aruna Shanbaug': Pinki Virani hails SC upholding passive euthanasia ruling, says time law caught up with society
India

'Never forget Aruna Shanbaug': Pinki Virani hails SC upholding passive euthanasia ruling, says time law caught up with society

Firstpost spoke to Pinki Virani, whose 2009 PIL as the "next friend" of nurse Aruna Shanbaug resulted in the passive euthanasia judgment in 2011.

Supreme Court likely to pronounce judgment on petition seeking recognition of 'living will' for passive euthanasia today
India

Supreme Court likely to pronounce judgment on petition seeking recognition of 'living will' for passive euthanasia today

The Supreme Court is likely to pronounce on Friday its judgement on a petition seeking recognition of 'living will' made by terminally-ill patients for passive euthanasia.

Aadhaar hearing: Petitioners argue on centralisation of data and challenge Aadhaar’s claims on savings
India

Aadhaar hearing: Petitioners argue on centralisation of data and challenge Aadhaar’s claims on savings

Issues raised on day 6 included the unconstitutionality caused by the centralization of data from the Aadhaar system, the legal basis of Aadhaar, and the veracity of the UIDAI and governmental claims on the savings through Aadhaar.

Supreme Court to reconsider, review Section 377 of IPC: Apex court's 2013 judgment upheld criminality of gay sex
India

Supreme Court to reconsider, review Section 377 of IPC: Apex court's 2013 judgment upheld criminality of gay sex

The Supreme Court decided to reconsider the constitutional validity of Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code which has been used to decriminalise homosexuality.