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'Freebie budget going beyond regular budget': SC notice to Centre, EC on parties' poll promises
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'Freebie budget going beyond regular budget': SC notice to Centre, EC on parties' poll promises

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
India

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

Plea filed in Supreme Court seeking 'model police Bill' to secure rule of law
India

Plea filed in Supreme Court seeking 'model police Bill' to secure rule of law

The 'Colonial Police Act 1861' is ineffective, outdated, cumbersome and has completely failed to secure rule of law, says petitioner advocate Ashwini Upadhyay

Anti-Muslim slogans at Jantar Mantar: Court sends ex-BJP spokesperson, 5 others in judicial custody
India

Anti-Muslim slogans at Jantar Mantar: Court sends ex-BJP spokesperson, 5 others in judicial custody

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
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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

SC seeks Centre's response to plea challenging validity of 1991 Places of Worship Act
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SC seeks Centre's response to plea challenging validity of 1991 Places of Worship Act

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

KK Venugopal refuses to reconsider declining  contempt proceedings against YS Jagan Mohan Reddy
India

KK Venugopal refuses to reconsider declining contempt proceedings against YS Jagan Mohan Reddy

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
India

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

Supreme Court to hear Ayodhya land dispute, Rafale case after re-opening on 1 July
India

Supreme Court to hear Ayodhya land dispute, Rafale case after re-opening on 1 July

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
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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
India

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
India

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
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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
India

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
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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
India

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
India

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
India

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
India

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
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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.