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A Special Leave Petition Was Filed Before the Supreme Court Questioning the Freedom of Speech and Expression of Media and the Accountability of the Judiciary

The question of freedom of speech and expression of the media, the right to information of citizens, and the accountability of the judiciary to the nation arose before the Supreme Court. The authority of a judge to conduct judicial proceedings and to engage in a dialogue during the course of a hearing and the freedom of the media to report not just judgments but judicial proceedings also came up for discussion. 

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Supreme Court Strikes Down the West Bengal Housing Industry Regulation Act of 2017 by Observing It Unconstitutional and in Conflict With RERA

The Supreme Court struck down the West Bengal Housing Industry Regulation Act, 2017 (WBHIRA) by pronouncing it unconstitutional for conflicting with Central legislation, i.e., the Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act, 2016 (RERA). Further, the Court in the exercise of its powers under Article 142, clarified that all sanctions and registrations previously granted under the HIRA before the date of this judgment shall continue to prevail to prevent any chaos in the real estate industry in the state.

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Supreme Court Says Discrimination Caused by Intersecting Identities, Gender and Disability Amplifies Violence Against Certain Communities

An appeal was filed before the Supreme Court of India after  being aggrieved by the judgment of the High Court of Andhra Pradesh. The High Court affirmed the conviction of the Appellant for offenses punishable under Section 3(2)(v) of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act 1989 and Section 376(1) of the Indian Penal Code. In this case, the Supreme Court in detail points out the violence faced by the women based on gender, caste, disability, etc.

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