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Ahead of Ayodhya verdict, Centre tells state govts to remain alert, deploys 4,000 personnel to UP; RPF ups vigil at likely 'flashpoints'
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Ahead of Ayodhya verdict, Centre tells state govts to remain alert, deploys 4,000 personnel to UP; RPF ups vigil at likely 'flashpoints'

Ahead of the Supreme Court verdict on the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute case, the Ministry of Home Affairs has asked states to remain alert and ensure security in sensitive areas

Narendra Modi directs ministers to avoid unnecessary statements ahead of Ayodhya verdict, 'maintain harmony'
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Narendra Modi directs ministers to avoid unnecessary statements ahead of Ayodhya verdict, 'maintain harmony'

Ahead of the Supreme Court verdict on Ayodhya, Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked his council of ministers on Wednesday to refrain from making unnecessary statements on the issue and maintain harmony in the country, sources said.

Ahead of Ayodhya verdict, BJP and RSS reach out to Muslims, meet intellectuals and clerics in New Delhi
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Ahead of Ayodhya verdict, BJP and RSS reach out to Muslims, meet intellectuals and clerics in New Delhi

The meeting, held at the home of Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, was attended by Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) leaders Krishna Gopal and Ramlal, former Union minister Shahnawaz Hussain, and a large number of prominent members of the Muslim community.

Ahead of Ayodhya verdict, authorities ban processions and extend Section 144 till 28 December
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Ahead of Ayodhya verdict, authorities ban processions and extend Section 144 till 28 December

Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi is expected to deliver the verdict in the Babri Masjid-Ram Janmabhoomi land dispute case before his retirement on 17 November

Four new judges appointed to SC: Profiles of justices Krishna Murari, SR Bhat, V Ramasubramanian and Hrishikesh Roy
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Four new judges appointed to SC: Profiles of justices Krishna Murari, SR Bhat, V Ramasubramanian and Hrishikesh Roy

The Ministry of Law and Justice on Wednesday appointed four new justices to the Supreme Court, taking the total number of Supreme Court judges to the sanctioned strength of 34.

Law ministry appoints four new Supreme Court judges; total number reaches sanctioned strength of 34
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Law ministry appoints four new Supreme Court judges; total number reaches sanctioned strength of 34

According to separate law ministry notifications, Justices Krishna Murari, SR Bhat, V Ramasubramanian and Hrishikesh Roy have been appointed as judges of the Supreme Court, taking the total number of judges in the apex court to 34

Ayodhya case in SC: Bench demands 'objective' documentary evidence on existence of Ram temple after Hindu parties argue based on religious texts
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Ayodhya case in SC: Bench demands 'objective' documentary evidence on existence of Ram temple after Hindu parties argue based on religious texts

The ninth day of the Ayodhya case hearing in the Supreme Court progressed with the advocate for Ram Lalla Virajman, CS Vaidyanathan, continuing his arguments on behalf of the deity.

Ayodhya dispute hearing: Ram Lalla's lawyer cites European historians to prove Ram Temple's existence; SC asks for clarification on Sunni Muslims' stance
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Ayodhya dispute hearing: Ram Lalla's lawyer cites European historians to prove Ram Temple's existence; SC asks for clarification on Sunni Muslims' stance

Day six of the Ayodhya case in the Supreme Court began with the counsel for the deity Ram Lalla Virajman making submissions based on the accounts of various historians, travellers, and scholars, including English merchant William Finch and Joseph Tiefenthaler, among others.

Ayodhya case in Supreme Court: Muslim petitioner calls daily hearings 'torture', cites lack of time to prepare case; CJI rejects objection
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Ayodhya case in Supreme Court: Muslim petitioner calls daily hearings 'torture', cites lack of time to prepare case; CJI rejects objection

The Supreme Court on the fourth day of hearing in the Ayodhya case, rejected the Muslim party's objection to daily hearing of the matter.

Ayodhya case in Supreme Court: Can janamsthanam be juristic person, asks CJI-led bench on day 3 of hearing
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Ayodhya case in Supreme Court: Can janamsthanam be juristic person, asks CJI-led bench on day 3 of hearing

The apex court, which began hearing the case on a daily basis this Tuesday, said that as far as Hindu deities are concerned, they have been treated as a juristic entity in law, which can hold properties and institute litigation.

Ayodhya case in Supreme Court: Nirmohi Akhara draws CJI's anger as it fails to produce evidence, claims property documents were 'robbed' in 1982
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Ayodhya case in Supreme Court: Nirmohi Akhara draws CJI's anger as it fails to produce evidence, claims property documents were 'robbed' in 1982

Hearing in the Ayodhya case on Wednesday resumed for the second day in the Supreme Court. A constitutional bench headed by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi resumed hearing arguments presented by one of the parties to the case, the Hindu group Nirmohi Akhara.

Ayodhya case in Supreme Court: Nirmohi Akhara says no Muslim entered Ram temple since 1934; CJI says prove temple's existence
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Ayodhya case in Supreme Court: Nirmohi Akhara says no Muslim entered Ram temple since 1934; CJI says prove temple's existence

The Supreme Court on Tuesday began hearing arguments in the politically sensitive case of Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute in Ayodhya after the efforts to arrive at an amicable settlement through mediation failed.

In Russia, CJI Ranjan Gogoi says independence of judiciary not one-time pill, touches upon rise of populist forces
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In Russia, CJI Ranjan Gogoi says independence of judiciary not one-time pill, touches upon rise of populist forces

Gogoi's talk when taken in the national context was reminiscent of the divide between the judiciary and executive over the National Judicial Appointments Commission

Firstpost Editor's Picks: CJI harassment charge, how coastal Karnataka was saffronised, NSSO report; today's must-read stories
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Firstpost Editor's Picks: CJI harassment charge, how coastal Karnataka was saffronised, NSSO report; today's must-read stories

More than the decision itself, the decision-making process has left such a deep scar on the Supreme Court that it will take years, if not decades, to completely go away.

CJI sexual harassment case: Plea in Delhi High Court seeks restrictions on media from publishing allegations against Ranjan Gogoi
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CJI sexual harassment case: Plea in Delhi High Court seeks restrictions on media from publishing allegations against Ranjan Gogoi

The plea, filed by NGO Anti Corruption Council of India, said publication of allegations against the CJI directly hits the Indian judicial system.

Bilkis Bano case: SC directs Gujarat govt to provide Rs 50 lakh compensation, job, house to 2002 riots gangrape survivor
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Bilkis Bano case: SC directs Gujarat govt to provide Rs 50 lakh compensation, job, house to 2002 riots gangrape survivor

A bench headed by Chief Justice of India Rajan Gogoi was informed by the Gujarat government that action has been taken against the erring police officials in the Bilkis Bano case.

Indira Jaising writes open letter to CJI Ranjan Gogoi: Senior advocate seeks purging of sexist language from Indian courts
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Indira Jaising writes open letter to CJI Ranjan Gogoi: Senior advocate seeks purging of sexist language from Indian courts

On the occasion of International Women's Day, Jaising wrote an open letter to Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi demanding a "ban on sexist language in courts".

Supreme Court slams MHA, says entire effort seems to be to destroy National Register of Citizens in Assam
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Supreme Court slams MHA, says entire effort seems to be to destroy National Register of Citizens in Assam

The Supreme Court's observation comes after the Central government sought the suspension of the process in view of the impending general elections.

Article 35-A: SC to take ‘in-chamber’ decision on listing petition challenging constitutional validity of legislation
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Article 35-A: SC to take ‘in-chamber’ decision on listing petition challenging constitutional validity of legislation

The Supreme Court on Tuesday said it would take an "in-chamber" decision on the listing of a petition challenging the constitutional validity of Article 35-A, which provides special rights and privileges to permanent residents of Jammu and Kashmir.

Sabarimala annual pilgrimage ends: Not Lord Ayyappa's celibacy, but Supreme Court's verdict made headlines
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Sabarimala annual pilgrimage ends: Not Lord Ayyappa's celibacy, but Supreme Court's verdict made headlines

Respondents had earlier argued that the practice of not allowing women of menstruating age to enter the temple is based on the celibate nature of Lord Ayyappa