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The two-women judge bench will hear a batch of cases pertaining to transfer petitions involving matrimonial disputes and bail matters
Bilkis Bano was allegedly gang-raped and several of her family members were killed during the Gujarat riots of 2002 that had erupted after the Godhra train burning incident. Seven of her family members were killed, including her three-year-old daughter
"Higher judiciary is flooded with bail applications due to reluctance at grassroots to grant bail. Judges at the grassroots are reluctant to grant bail not because they do not understand crime, but there is sense of fear of being targeted for granting bail in heinous cases," said CJI DY Chandrachud.
Justice DY Chandrachud sworn in as 50th CJI; gave landmark verdicts on Ayodhya dispute, right to privacy, adultery
Often referred to as DYC in legal circles, CJI Chandrachud was sworn in by President Droupadi Murmu. He takes over from Uday Umesh Lalit, who recommended him as his successor to the Centre on 11 October. He will be in office for two years till November 10, 2024
"Having heard the counsel, we see no reason to hear.... We find the entire petition to be misconceived," a bench of the apex court said
Why SC suggested Centre to grant disability pension to Kargil War veteran discharged due to alcohol dependency
A bench comprising Justices DY Chandrachud and Sudhanshu Dhulia urged the Union Government to look at the "human side of justice"
Judiciary needs to shed resistance, adopt modern means of communication like Twitter: Justice DY Chandrachud
"There is a world of accountability at large and I think we can earn the respect of the community at large provided we adopt and come on the platforms which are so prevalent in the society," he said
The bench said as of now, the action is proposed after air quality has deteriorated and directed the commission to take preventive advance measures to deal with the rise in air pollution
'Look at the signals we are sending to the world': SC pulls up Centre for Delhi's air pollution crisis
On the stubble burning, the apex court bench wondered as to what bureaucrats are doing and said that officials like chief secretaries and others should go and meet farmers, experts and scientists.
At the same time, the court said it would not call the student's Public Interest Litigation(PIL) a "publicity gimmick" but it was a misplaced petition and that children must not get involved in such issues.
The top court said that recently it has seen rampant unauthorised construction in metropolitan areas in collusion with planning authorities and it has to be dealt with sternly
A plea by Leichombam Erendro's father alleged that Erendro was detained under the NSA solely to punish him for criticising BJP leaders purportedly advocating cow dung and cow urine as cures for COVID-19
The Supreme Court rule prompts it to 'address the challenges of the 21st century, ranging from the pandemic to the rise of intolerance', he added
SC rejects EC's plea to expunge Madras HC remarks, says citizens have a right to know what transpires in courts
The top court said it is a staunch proponent of freedom of media to report court proceedings and that the EC's contention that press should be reporting orders only and not observations struck at principles of open court
Permanent commission in army: SC allows pleas of women officers, says evaluation process is 'discriminatory'
A Bench headed by Justice DY Chandrachud said the process by which women officers were evaluated did not address the gender discrimination concern raised in the verdict delivered by the apex court last year
The Apex court was hearing the sports ministry's appeal against the High Court order which prohibited the authorities from taking decision on granting recognition to NSFs without its prior nod.
SC says yes to permanent commission for women in navy, says can't continue making excuses to deny equal rights to women officers
A bench headed by Justice DY Chandrachud said denying permanent commission to women officers who have served the nation would result in serious miscarriage of justice
SC verdict on permanent commission for women in defence likely today; Centre's arguments on physical capabilities 'need to be rejected', say petitioners
The Supreme Court is likely to pronounce its verdict on Monday regarding the permanent commissioning of women officers in the Indian Army, possible paving the way for allowing women in combat roles
Maharashtra govt to consider opening probe into CBI judge BH Loya's 2014 death based on 'evidence', says NCP's Nawab Malik
The Maharashtra government would consider an investigation into the alleged suspicious death of special CBI judge BH Loya in 2014 if it gets any complaint with substantial evidence, a minister said on Wednesday
Sabarimala verdict: Govt must read 'extremely important' dissent judgment in order, says Justice RF Nariman
Justice RF Nariman of the Supreme Court on Friday said the government must read the 'extremely important dissent; order in the Sabarimala case