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Supreme Court refers plea challenging penal law on adultery to five-judge Constitution bench
India

Supreme Court refers plea challenging penal law on adultery to five-judge Constitution bench

Supreme Court referred to a five-judge Constitution bench the plea challenging the validity of a penal law on adultery which only punishes married man for having extra-marital sexual relations with another married woman

FIR against Jignesh Mevani, Umar Khalid: Indian police system needs to break free from colonial hangover, political masters
India

FIR against Jignesh Mevani, Umar Khalid: Indian police system needs to break free from colonial hangover, political masters

The FIR seems like an attempt at trying to change the well-documented sequence of facts of what happened on 1 January at Bhima Koregaon.

Opponents of triple talaq bill are peddling false narratives; both judiciary and legislature can initiate reform
India

Opponents of triple talaq bill are peddling false narratives; both judiciary and legislature can initiate reform

Any bill which brings criminal sanction must be satisfactorily deliberated in the legislature but the bill's opponents have squandered this opportunity.

Law commission to examine issue of those wrongfully incarcerated, may suggest legislation to compensate victims
India

Law commission to examine issue of those wrongfully incarcerated, may suggest legislation to compensate victims

The law commission will examine the issue of those wrongfully incarcerated in the coming days following a reference from the Delhi High Court

Supreme Court extends deadline for linking Aadhaar with various services and schemes till 31 March, 2018
India

Supreme Court extends deadline for linking Aadhaar with various services and schemes till 31 March, 2018

The Supreme Court on Friday extended till 31 March next year the deadline for mandatory linking of Aadhaar with various services and welfare schemes.

What is Article 35A: Law on Jammu and Kashmir autonomy was enacted for political appeasement through a blatantly illegal process
India

What is Article 35A: Law on Jammu and Kashmir autonomy was enacted for political appeasement through a blatantly illegal process

The debate with respect to the constitutionality of Article 35A started after an NGO 'We The Citizens' filed a petition in the Supreme Court in 2014.

Jay Shah defamation case: Not hearing parties in free speech cases ironical, impedes freedom of expression
India

Jay Shah defamation case: Not hearing parties in free speech cases ironical, impedes freedom of expression

Ex-parte orders like the one passed in Jay Shah defamation case against The Wire seems to be on the rise especially in cases related to freedom of speech

Shahid Khaqan Abbasi greets Hindus on Diwali, says Pakistan committed to protecting rights of minorities
World

Shahid Khaqan Abbasi greets Hindus on Diwali, says Pakistan committed to protecting rights of minorities

The Pakistan government is committed to protecting the rights of the minorities and promoting a society free from any discrimination, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has said as he greeted the Hindu community on the occasion of Diwali.

Sex with wife below 18 is rape, rules SC; Tells Centre, states to take proactive steps to prohibit child marriages
India

Sex with wife below 18 is rape, rules SC; Tells Centre, states to take proactive steps to prohibit child marriages

The Supreme Court ruling that sexual relations by a man with his minor wife would be considered rape will be instrumental in preventing child marriages

Rohingya deportation case: Illegal immigrants can't claim fundamental rights, not even those available to non-citizens, govt tells SC
India

Rohingya deportation case: Illegal immigrants can't claim fundamental rights, not even those available to non-citizens, govt tells SC

Illegal immigrants cannot claim fundamental rights which are otherwise available even to non-citizens, the Centre on Tuesday told the Supreme Court in its fresh response to the PIL of two Rohingya refugees challenging their deportation to Myanmar.

Right to privacy: Judiciary needs to be consistent when deciding who deserves this fundamental right
India

Right to privacy: Judiciary needs to be consistent when deciding who deserves this fundamental right

Is the right to privacy the same for everyone or is it a varied right, depending on the specific characteristics of the class, community or individual?

Right to privacy: SC's verdict on KS Puttaswamy case is landmark, but raises five interesting law and policy issues
India

Right to privacy: SC's verdict on KS Puttaswamy case is landmark, but raises five interesting law and policy issues

The 547-page verdict and six judicial opinions on the Right to Privacy by the nine-judge bench of the Supreme Court raise several interesting law and policy questions

Supreme Court rights old judicial wrongs in landmark Right to Privacy verdict, shows State its rightful place
India

Supreme Court rights old judicial wrongs in landmark Right to Privacy verdict, shows State its rightful place

The Supreme Court by its decision on Right to Privacy not only restated the liberties and values outlined in the Preamble, but also corrected some past judicial wrongs

Supreme Court verdict debunks view that technology has rendered privacy obsolete
India

Supreme Court verdict debunks view that technology has rendered privacy obsolete

This argument, that technology has rendered privacy obsolete or less important, has been expressly rejected by the SC judges in their opinions.

Right to Privacy verdict: Nandan Nilekani says Aadhaar addresses all of SC's design principles
India

Right to Privacy verdict: Nandan Nilekani says Aadhaar addresses all of SC's design principles

Nandan Nilekani, on Friday expressed confidence that Aadhaar "addresses all design principles laid down by the Supreme Court".

Right to Privacy verdict: No court has power to engraft fundamental rights in Constitution, says Mukul Rohatgi
India

Right to Privacy verdict: No court has power to engraft fundamental rights in Constitution, says Mukul Rohatgi

Mukul Rohatgi said a court has no power to engraft more fundamental rights in Constitution as the right to make a law belongs to Parliament

Concretising the Right to Privacy in digital times: A technological reading of the SC judgment
News & Analysis

Concretising the Right to Privacy in digital times: A technological reading of the SC judgment

Law in digital times must also grapple with the material aspects of privacy and the social and economic consequences of specific technological architectures

SC verdict on Right To Privacy is huge win for citizens but it's premature to write Aadhaar's obituary
India

SC verdict on Right To Privacy is huge win for citizens but it's premature to write Aadhaar's obituary

After SC verdict on Right to Privacy, it is unwise to write the obituary of government schemes like Aadhaar that are based on biometric identity data.

Right to Privacy verdict: Ruling is a positive development to strengthen fundamental rights, says Arun Jaitley
India

Right to Privacy verdict: Ruling is a positive development to strengthen fundamental rights, says Arun Jaitley

Arun Jaitley said that the SC verdict on Right to Privacy is a positive development and there will always be efforts to strengthen the fundamental rights.

SC verdict on Right to Privacy: Speculations on Aadhaar should wait for now, says lawyer Sajan Poovayya
India

SC verdict on Right to Privacy: Speculations on Aadhaar should wait for now, says lawyer Sajan Poovayya

Fundamental Rights cannot be eroded by the State, says lawyer Sajan Poovayya. Poovayaa says Supreme Court's verdict on Right to Privacy is a watershed moment