The SC bench sought a response from the poll body and the government to a PIL seeking a direction to seize the election symbol or de-register a political party that promises or distributes freebies from public funds
SC to hear plea seeking Centre's direction to take 'stringent' steps to control hate speech on 22 Nov
The apex court was hearing the petition, filed by lawyer and BJP leader Ashwini Upadhyay in his personal capacity, which has also sought a direction to the Centre to take legislative steps to implement recommendations of the Law Commission to deal with hate speech and rumour-mongering
The 'Colonial Police Act 1861' is ineffective, outdated, cumbersome and has completely failed to secure rule of law, says petitioner advocate Ashwini Upadhyay
A video showing anti-Muslim slogans being raised during a protest at Jantar Mantar here was widely circulated on social media, following which the Delhi Police arrested six persons on Tuesday
Anti-Muslim slogans at Jantar Mantar: Delhi Police detain six, including BJP leader Ashwini Upadhyay
According to a senior police officer, their roles are being verified in connection with the incident and further action will be taken accordingly
BJP leader Ashwini Upadhyay filed the plea seeking some sections of the law be set aside as they 'take away the right of a judicial remedy to reclaim a place of worship'. The act froze the status of places of worship as they were on August 15, 1947
The attorney-general had on 2 November declined consent to initiate contempt proceeding against the Andhra Pradesh chief minister for his allegations against judges on the grounds that CJI SA Bobde was seized of the matter
SC to hear pleas seeking identification and deportation of illegal immigrants including Bangladeshi nationals, Rohingya next month
The plea has sought a direction to the Centre and the state governments to identify, detain and deport all illegal immigrants and infiltrators
Upon re-opening on 1 July after a six-week summer vacation, the Supreme Court will deal with sensitive cases including the Ayodhya land dispute, review pleas in the Rafale case and the contempt case against Rahul Gandhi.
Long-standing bond between religion and politics won’t end with BJP’s demand for observers at mosques during polls
BJP has demanded special observers at mosques to prevent any attempt to influence voters. APP said the same observers should be appointed at RSS shakhas.
Centre deploys 100 additional companies of CAPF to Jammu and Kashmir ahead of Article 370 hearing in Supreme Court
The Home Ministry on Friday issued a notification to urgently deploy additional Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) in Jammu and Kashmir, ahead of the crucial Article 370 hearing in the Supreme Court on Monday.
Should netas with criminal records be allowed to contest elections? Supreme Court dismisses PIL, tells petitioner to approach EC
The Supreme Court dismissed a public interest litigation seeking that it direct the Election Commission not to allow any member of a political party with criminal antecedent to contest elections.
Vivek Tiwari murder: BJP leader Ashwini Upadhyay files complaint against Arvind Kejriwal over 'not well-wisher of Hindus' tweet
Ashwini Upadhyay, who is also a Supreme Court lawyer, sought registration of a case against Arvind Kejriwal accusing him of "promoting enmity on grounds of religion"
Supreme Court takes stern view against culture of 'judge-bashing', hints at adopting strong measures to stop trend
Taking a harsh view over a petition casting aspersions on Chief Justice Dipak Misra, a Supreme Court bench expressed anguish over an emerging "trend of targeting judges" and indicated that it may impose heavy punitive fines against those indulging in unnecessary 'judge-bashing'.
Bar candidates from contesting more than one seat during polls, Election Commission tells Supreme Court
The Election Commission has filed an affidavit in the Supreme Court, requesting that candidates be barred from contesting more than one seat during elections
Bar Council of India's restrictions on lawyer-parliamentarians show it is abdicating responsibility, kowtowing to powerful
“Without an independent Bar, it would be futile and fanciful to think about an independent judiciary,” said senior advocate Indira Jaising at a recent public talk on the crisis that India’s topmost judiciary is facing. She went on to trenchantly criticise the Supreme Court Bar Association and the Bar Council of India (BCI) for their hostility towards public-interest lawyers Prashant Bhushan and Dushyant Dave, who have been crusading for judicial independence and accountability.
PIL in SC opposing polygamy, nikah halala is good starting point; discriminatory practices in all religions must be questioned
Ashwini Upadhyay has filed a PIL praying that practices of polygamy and nikah halala should be declared unconstitutional. The petition is a good starting point.
EC files affidavit in Supreme Court asking for power to de-register political parties, ensure inner party democracy
In an affidavit filed on Saturday, the Election Commission of India (EC) implored the Supreme Court to empower the electoral body to be able to de-register political parties
BJP spokesperson asks Bar Council to debar legislators from practising as advocates, says it violates rules
BJP spokesperson Ashwini Upadhyay has written to the Bar Council of India (BCI) asking it to debar MLAs and MPs from practising as advocates in courts of law.
Not only MPs and MLAs, bureaucrats should also be tried in fast-track courts, says PIL filed in Supreme Court
Advocate Ashwini Upadhyay, who has filed a PIL in the Supreme Court demanding fast-track courts to expedite cases against public servants, has clarified that he doesn't mean to target politicians alone, but bureaucrats should also come under its purview.