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Supreme Court of India Dismisses PIL Petition against Removal of 26 Quran verses and imposes fine

The Supreme Court on 12th April dismissed a petition seeking for removal of 26 verses from the Holy Quran as they violate the law of the land and promote Terrorism. The court dismissed the petition and a Fine of Rs. 50,000/- was imposed on the petitioner.

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.

Writ Petition Filed Before SC for Appointment of Ad Hoc Judges Under Article 224a of the Indian Constitution

EXCERPT The writ petition was filed to activate Article 224A of the Indian Constitution for the appointment of ad hoc Judges to deal with the unprecedented situation arising due to backlog pending cases in the High Courts. FACTS Article 224 of the...

Financial Institutions To Act on Instructions of Interim Resolution Professional: Supreme Court

EXCERPT The appeal was filed against the order passed by the Guwahati High Court where an interlocutory application was allowed whereby the respondent could operate its bank account maintained with the ICICI Bank in Bhubaneshwar and unfreeze the bank account...

Supreme Court Revises Timeline for High Court Appointments

In this writ petition, a three-judge Bench heard the learned counsel of Orissa High Court and discussed in detail the appointment of ad hoc Judges under Article 224A of the Constitution of India. The judgment in the present case...

Supreme Court Harmonizes Different High Court Rules for Appeals

A suo motu proceeding under Article 32 was initiated by the Hon’ble Supreme Court during the course of a criminal appeal. Facts During the course of hearing of a criminal appeal, the Court noticed common lagging which occurs during criminal trials....

Supreme Court says the Tribunal’s exercise of fixing the interest rate should be on the basis of applying the principle laid down in the...

Facts  The Appellants were awarded a contract by the State of Kerala for the upgradation of State Highway for two stretches Muvattupuzha-Thodupuzha and Muvattupuzha-Angamaly. An Appeal was presented before the Supreme court from disputes arising between the parties primarily relating...

Committee Formed To Check Quality and Quantity of Yamuna Water Released by Haryana to Delhi: Supreme Court

Case Name: In Re Remediation of Polluted Rivers Excerpt In an Order passed by the Supreme Court of India on April 19, 2021, a committee was appointed to conduct a local level inspection of the quality and quantity of the...

Power of Provisional Attachment of Property Under GST Is Draconian: Supreme Court

Case Name: Radha Krishan Industries vs. State of Himachal Pradesh Excerpt In a judgement on Tuesday (April 20, 2021), the Supreme Court of India observed that the power which was provided under GST for provisional attachment of property was a...

Supreme Court Declares That Consent of Parties Cannot Obviate Duty of Court To Indicate Its Reasons for Granting or Refusing Bail

Excerpt  In the present case, the Supreme Court rejected the previous decisions thereby set aside the orders of the High Court of Gujarat granting bail, under Section 439 of the Criminal Procedure Code to six murder accused who were arrested...

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