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Two-finger test on rape survivors patriarchal & re-traumatises the women

New Delhi |ย The Supreme Court on Monday said that anybody who conducts the two-finger test on rape survivors would be guilty of misconduct, and declared the invasive procedure as ‘patriarchal and unscientific’, which also re-victimises and re-traumatises the women. A bench comprising Justices D.Y. Chandrachud and Hima Kohli said it was patriarchal to suggest that […]

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SC directs Delhi, UP, Uttarakhand for taking suo moto action on hate speech crimes

New Delhi | The Supreme Court on Friday issued a slew of directions to curb hate speeches and directed the Delhi, UP, and Uttarakhand Police to take suo motu action, even without complaint, in cases related to hate speeches. The top court emphasised that action needs to be taken, without looking at the religion of […]

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Ex-defence personnel says got HIV in blood transfusion, SC directs adequate treatment

New Delhi | The Supreme Court on Thursday asked the Base Hospital, Delhi Cantonment, to provide adequate treatment to an ex-defence personnel who alleged that he contracted HIV from the blood transfusion given to him at a military hospital in 2002, and now has AIDS. The petitioner-in-person submitted before a bench headed by Chief Justice […]

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‘Electoral bonds is an absolutely transparent mode of political funding’, Centre tells SC

New Delhi | The Centre on Friday told the Supreme Court that the electoral bonds scheme is an absolutely transparent mode of political funding. Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, representing the Centre, submitted before a bench comprising Justices B.R. Gavai and B.V. Nagarathna that the methodology of receiving money is transparent, and emphasized that nothing is […]

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‘Do you speak Sanskrit?’: SC dismisses plea to make Sanskrit national language

New Delhi |ย The Supreme Court on Friday refused to entertain a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) seeking a declaration to make Sanskrit the national language of India. Dismissing the plea, a bench of Justice M.R. Shah and Justice Krishna Murari said the matter is a policy decision that requires an amendment to the Constitution, and cannot […]

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‘Really unfortunate man missing for 25 years’: SC on army officer’s mother plea

New Delhi |ย The Supreme Court on Thursday asked the Central government to follow up on the steps taken by the authorities concerned to trace Indian Army officer, Captain Sanjit Bhattacharjee, who went missing from the India-Pakistan border 25 years ago, and provide information to his 81-year-old mother, on a quarterly basis. A bench of Justices […]

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SC affirms stringent provisions of PMLA, not compulsory for ED to disclose ground of arrest

New Delhi |ย The Supreme Court on Wednesday affirmed the stringent provisions of Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) in connection with definition of the proceeds of crime, power of arrest, search and seizure, attachment of properties and also the twin bail conditions. The top court said stringent conditions for bail under the Act is legal […]

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Denying unmarried woman right to safe abortion violates her personal autonomy: SC

New Delhi |ย In a significant decision, the Supreme Court on Thursday allowed the examination of a 24-week pregnant unmarried woman by an AIIMS medical board to determine whether the pregnancy can be safely terminated without endangering her life. A bench headed by Justice D.Y. Chandrachud said letting an unmarried woman suffer an unwanted pregnancy will […]

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‘Devoid of merit’, SC junks Zakia Jafri’s plea against clean chit to Modi in 2002 Gujarat riots

New Delhi |ย The Supreme Court on Friday dismissed the appeal filed by Zakia Jafri, wife of Congress leader Ehsan Jafri who was killed during the violence at Ahmedabad’s Gulberg Society in 2002, challenging the SIT’s clean chit to the then Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi and others during the riots in the state. A bench […]

SC's Justice Shah airlifted to Delhi after 'chest pain'

SC’s Justice Shah airlifted to Delhi after ‘chest pain’

New Delhi |ย Supreme Court Justice M.R. Shah was on Thursday airlifted to Delhi after complaining of “chest pain” while he was in Himachal Pradesh. BJP national spokesperson and senior advocate Gaurav Bhatia, in a tweet, said: “Hon’ble Justice MR Shah Judge Supreme Court of India has suffered a heart attack while he was in Himachal […]