Fundamental Rights News
Nupur Sharma case: To err is human, to rectify it is justice
There are numerous examples where the Supreme Court, in pursuit of safeguarding fundamental rights, called for including even the courts within the definition of State so that even its judgement can be challenged if seen to be violative of the fundamental rights
Absconder deserves no concession or indulgence by court, says Supreme Court
The apex court stated that any claim towards fundamental rights also cannot be justifiably made without the person concerned himself adhering to and submitting to the process of law
Prior notice of 30-day under Special Marriage Act 'fair and reasonable', Centre tells Delhi HC
The government contended that fundamental rights are not absolute and reasonable restrictions can be imposed on them
Kesavananda Bharati passes away: 40 years since he took on Kerala govt, a look back at landmark case
The idea that Parliament was a creature of the Constitution and draws its powers from it, is now well-established
By failing to curb Tushar Mehta's remarks against 'prophets of doom' who flagged migrant crisis, SC displays fallibility
Mehta questioned the patriotism and credentials of those who attempted to draw attention to one of the most tragic humanitarian crises in post-Independent India and referred to them as "prophets of doom"
Future of Citizenship Amendment Act should be decided in Supreme Court; stoking violent unrest will take India down dark path to perdition
At a time, when violence is rocking the country and global stock of India as a liberal democracy is plummeting, it would appear that rather than incite trouble, the BJP should use conciliation as the way forward, and let the Supreme Court determine the constitutional validity of the Citizenship Act.
CAB protests in Assam: Authorities relax curfew in Guwahati from 9 am to 4 pm but offices remain shut
The curfew, imposed in Guwahati amid protests against the amended Citizenship Act, was relaxed on Saturday from 9 am to 4pm, police said
Citizenship Amendment Act protests: Internet ban in parts of North East tantamount to muzzling voices of dissent
The Citizenship Amendment Act seeks to amend, among other things, the criteria for illegal immigrants
Sabarimala temple row: SC to hear Kerala woman's plea next week; activist Bindu Ammini had earlier said she was stopped from entering shrine
The Supreme Court on Thursday agreed to hear next week the plea of a Kerala woman who was allegedly prevented from visiting the Sabarimala temple despite the apex court's verdict allowing entry of women of all age groups into the shrine
SC to hear next week plea of woman barred from entering Sabarimala temple despite apex court's nod allowing women of all age groups to visit shrine
Recently a woman activist, Bindu Ammini, and one Fathima have been prevented from entering Sabarimala temple even after five-judge Constitution bench, by majority of four is to one, in its verdict delivered in September last year, had allowed girls, women of all age groups to visit Sabarimala in Kerala
GUJCOCA makes confessions to cops, intercepted conversations admissible in court; threatens checks and balances against government interference
The police should remember that confession may not always be a short cut to a solution.
Former Jammu and Kashmir interlocutor vouches for third party intervention in Valley, wants Centre to fulfil aspirations of people forthwith
The government is however prepared for the long haul and would not relax its grip until a peaceful situation prevails, which is unlikely in the foreseeable future owing largely to lack of political engagement with mainstream political parties.
Delhi HC declines plea to direct Centre to criminalise marital rape and make it grounds for divorce, says framing laws is domain of legislature
Since marital rape at present is not a crime, there is no FIR registered by a wife against her husband in any police station, the petition had said.
'Asia Bibi is now free': US welcomes Pakistani Christian's arrival in Canada, says blasphemy laws jeopardise fundamental freedom
The US welcomed the reunification of Asia Bibi with her family in Canada, months after her death sentence in Pakistan was overturned.
PIL in SC on entry of women in mosques: Judiciary must balance freedom of religion and right to equality
A public interest litigation (PIL) has been filed in the Supreme Court by a Muslim couple from Pune, praying that women be allowed to enter mosques.
TikTok and PUBG ban in India: Is it even constitutional? Strong regulations needed over arbitrary measures to address issue
PUBG and TikTok are just examples of new, immersive and disruptive activities in a rapidly evolving technological age. There are a variety of others on the horizon, such as virtual reality, augmented reality and driverless cars.
Ex-CJI Dipak Misra's argument in favour of non-criminalisation of marital rape insults institution of marriage
It’s safe to say that the non-criminalisation of marital rape remains the biggest blot on the face of fundamental rights jurisprudence in India.
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Shivakumara Swami passes away, Opposition's rally and Ravi Shastri's legacy; today's must-read stories