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Ayodhya verdict: Four more petitions filed in SC seeking review of 9 November verdict; AIMPLB backs pleas
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Ayodhya verdict: Four more petitions filed in SC seeking review of 9 November verdict; AIMPLB backs pleas

Four separate fresh review petitions on 9 December verdict of SC have been filed by Maulana Mufti Hasbullah, Mohd Umar, Maulana Mahfoozur Rehman, and Mishbahuddin, who are supported by the All India Muslim Personal Law Board

National interest is not being served by current politics of NRC and citizenship; narrow political interests are
India

National interest is not being served by current politics of NRC and citizenship; narrow political interests are

The Citizenship Amendment Bill is listed for passing in the forthcoming session of Parliament. As everyone probably knows by now, it claims to give citizenship on relatively easy terms to non-Muslims from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan. The Bill has been especially contentious in Northeast India, also the location of the first National Register of Citizens exercise, where 19 lakh people in Assam have been excluded from the list, leaving them in limbo.

Lord Ayyappa temple in Sabarimala receives Rs 3.30 crore in donations on opening day; over 70,000 devotees offered prayers since 16 Nov
India

Lord Ayyappa temple in Sabarimala receives Rs 3.30 crore in donations on opening day; over 70,000 devotees offered prayers since 16 Nov

The Lord Ayyappa temple received over Rs 3.30 crore as revenue on the first day when it opened on Saturday as compared to the Rs 2.04 crore last season

Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi retires; tenure at helm of SC marked by controversy and consequential judgments
India

Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi retires; tenure at helm of SC marked by controversy and consequential judgments

Justice Ranjan Gogoi, the first person from northeast to reach the top of judiciary and credited for bringing the curtains down on the decades old politically and religiously sensitive Ayodhya land dispute, retired as the Chief Justice of India on Sunday

Sabarimala temple opens on second day of annual Mandala Pooja; 10 women told to return from Pamba after Kerala govt refuses to provide police protection
India

Sabarimala temple opens on second day of annual Mandala Pooja; 10 women told to return from Pamba after Kerala govt refuses to provide police protection

The Lord Ayyappa Temple in Sabarimala opened on the second day of the annual Mandala Pooja on Sunday, days after the Supreme Court deferred a verdict on a petition seeking review of its judgment allowing the entry of women into the shrine

Ayodhya verdict: Misrepresentations, half-truths and lies being propagated on ruling a result of serious misreading of judgment
India

Ayodhya verdict: Misrepresentations, half-truths and lies being propagated on ruling a result of serious misreading of judgment

Since the announcement of the judgment, there have been many misrepresentations, half-truths and lies intended at undermining the judgment and, obliquely, the Republic of India

Ayodhya verdict: Sunni Waqf Board will take legal opinion on whether to accept plot for mosque, says chairman Zufar Farooqui
India

Ayodhya verdict: Sunni Waqf Board will take legal opinion on whether to accept plot for mosque, says chairman Zufar Farooqui

The Uttar Pradesh Sunni Central Waqf Board on Friday said it was taking legal opinion on whether to accept a five-acre plot that is to be allotted by the Centre for a mosque as per the Supreme Court's Ayodhya verdict

Sabarimala verdict: Govt must read 'extremely important' dissent judgment in order, says Justice RF Nariman
India

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

Ranjan Gogoi set for Supreme Court farewell: Key highlights from the career of India's first CJI from North East
India

Ranjan Gogoi set for Supreme Court farewell: Key highlights from the career of India's first CJI from North East

Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi is all set to retire on 17 November as the 46th head of Indian judiciary. With a reputation as a no-nonsense administrator, in his tenure, he has given judgment on some of the most iconic cases in Indian history like that of NRC, Ayodhya land dispute, entry of women into Sabarimala temple, to name a few

SC ruling on whether office of CJI comes under RTI Act missed the opportunity to assuage dissatisfaction with collegium system
India

SC ruling on whether office of CJI comes under RTI Act missed the opportunity to assuage dissatisfaction with collegium system

While discussions around the RTI Act have largely revolved around Section 6 of the Act — that prescribes a procedure to seek information, not enough discussion has taken place about Section 4 of the Act that provides for the proactive disclosure of information

Sabarimala row: Justice Indu Malhotra's fear that permitting PILs in religious matters would open floodgates 'unfounded', says SC minority judgment
India

Sabarimala row: Justice Indu Malhotra's fear that permitting PILs in religious matters would open floodgates 'unfounded', says SC minority judgment

Justice RF Nariman, who wrote the minority judgment on behalf of himself and Justice DY Chandrachud, on Thursday's verdict on Sabarimala review petitions said that the fear expressed by Justice Malhotra in the 2018 verdict that permitting PILs in religious matters would open floodgates to interlopers is unfounded

After 14 years of RTI Act, two landmark judgments by Delhi HC and appeal that waited for 9 years, Supreme Court decides CJI office comes under law
India

After 14 years of RTI Act, two landmark judgments by Delhi HC and appeal that waited for 9 years, Supreme Court decides CJI office comes under law

After 14 years of the existence of the Right to Information Act, two landmark judgments by Delhi High Court, both of which held that office of CJI is a "public authority" and is subject to the RTI Act and an appeal that had to wait for six years to be referred to a constitutional bench and again had to wait for three years, finally got a decision. And the decision is that the office of CJI is subject to RTI Act.

'Pro-faith judgment': Religious leaders, Opposition politicians in Kerala welcome SC decision to refer Sabarimala case to larger bench
India

'Pro-faith judgment': Religious leaders, Opposition politicians in Kerala welcome SC decision to refer Sabarimala case to larger bench

The Sabarimala temple will be open from 16 November and the annual two-month-long pilgrim season will begin from 17 November.

SC verdict on Sabarimala a silver lining for protestors and devotees, but a lot will depend on definition of constitutional morality
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SC verdict on Sabarimala a silver lining for protestors and devotees, but a lot will depend on definition of constitutional morality

The majority judgment, in effect, may be interpreted as leaning towards taking a sympathetic view of argument propounded by Sabarimala protestors and Lord Ayyappa devotees who have pointed out that the earlier judgment violates the essential customs and practices at the temple that are based on the celibate nature of the deity. This statement bears expansion.

Rafale verdict: Rahul should apologise, says BJP; ex-Congress chief claims SC judge's remarks opened 'huge door' for JPC probe
Politics

Rafale verdict: Rahul should apologise, says BJP; ex-Congress chief claims SC judge's remarks opened 'huge door' for JPC probe

The Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed all review petitions against the December 2018 order in the Rafale case.

Rafale controversy's collapse after Supreme Court verdict an important lesson for Opposition leaders living in ivory towers
Politics

Rafale controversy's collapse after Supreme Court verdict an important lesson for Opposition leaders living in ivory towers

Political miscalculation often consists in being off-center during power play. Rahul Gandhi maladjustment between hub and wheel to make Rafale as BJP's Bofors scam in the run-up to 2019 election was primarily due to his consistent effort with inconsistent facts which instead of unraveling a scam created a further wall of thick smoke.

SC verdict on Sabarimala: Judicial remedy sought against ban on women for first time in 2006 against 1991 Kerala HC ruling; a timeline
India

SC verdict on Sabarimala: Judicial remedy sought against ban on women for first time in 2006 against 1991 Kerala HC ruling; a timeline

SC refers to larger seven-judge bench for re-examining various religious issues, including entry of women into Sabarimala temple and mosques and the practice of female genital mutilation in the Dawoodi Bohra community. Five-judge bench gives 3:2 majority verdict, keep pending the review pleas.

Full text of Sabarimala review verdict: Supreme Court refers matter to 7-judge bench after a split 3:2 verdict
India

Full text of Sabarimala review verdict: Supreme Court refers matter to 7-judge bench after a split 3:2 verdict

The Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that restrictions on women in religious places were not limited to Sabarimala alone and prevailed in other places of worship as well as it referred all review pleas to a larger seven-judge bench following a split 3:2 verdict

Sabarimala verdict: SC refers matter to 7-judge bench in 3:2 split verdict, says ruling may impact other communities, religious practices
India

Sabarimala verdict: SC refers matter to 7-judge bench in 3:2 split verdict, says ruling may impact other communities, religious practices

Supreme Court on Thursday said restrictions on women in religious places were not limited to Sabarimala alone and was prevalent in other places of worship as well as it referred all review pleas to a larger seven-judge bench in a split 3:2 verdict.

Rafale verdict: Supreme Court dismisses petitions to review December 2018 verdict, warns Rahul Gandhi not to 'drag court into political discourse'
India

Rafale verdict: Supreme Court dismisses petitions to review December 2018 verdict, warns Rahul Gandhi not to 'drag court into political discourse'

A three-member Bench of the Supreme Court dismissed all petitions seeking review of the apex court’s 2018 order in the Rafale fighter jets deal case, holding that the pleas were without merit