In a historical verdict, the Supreme Court bench comprising of the Chief justice of India Dipak Misra and Justices DY Chandrachud, AM Khanwilkar, Indu Malhotra, and Rohinton Fali Nariman, in separate but concurring judgments, ruled that Gay sex is no longer a crime in India on September 6. Now the LGBT community has the same sexual rights as others as per the Constitution. Here are key points of four historic judgments 1 Key points of the judgment delivered by Supreme Court Justice Dr Dhananjaya Y Chandrachud. A hundred and fifty-eight years is too long a period for the LGBT community to suffer the indignities ofRead More →

In a historical judgment, the Supreme Court today decriminalized gay sex between consenting adults on the ground that Gays, Lesbians, Bi-sexual and Transgenders have equal rights as other citizens. “Morality can’t be social morality but only constitutional morality. We just respect them for who they are, said the Supreme Court. The Section377 of IPC as it criminalizes consensual sexual acts between man and man, man and woman or woman and woman is unconstitutional and struck down. But sex with an animal will however remain criminal, the Apex Court further said. The judgment was delivered by the Apex Court bench comprising of Chief Justice of IndiaRead More →

In a significant development, Justice Ranjan Gogoi is all set be the next Chief Justice of India. He likely to take oath on October 3 as Justice Misra will retire on October 2. The Chief Justice of India(CJI), Justice Dipak Misra has recommended Justice Ranjan Gogoi as next CJI following the principle of seniority. The CJI Misra has send a communication to the Law Ministry in response to a letter in this regard send by it seeking the name of his successor, revealed the sources. It is convention in the Supreme Court since 1993 that before the retirement, the CJI has to send the nameRead More →

Everyone has the right to express their views peacefully as guaranteed by the Constitution of India. All the activists are well educated and working for the upliftment of poor strata of the society. They have different ideology and are raising voice against government policies. But none of them so far has any link with arms struggle, as pointed out by their advocates. The sequence of events happening in India also revealing that the politicians are seriously following George Orwell’s classic book “1984”. Leaders are distorting facts as per their convenience and narrating fake stories. The ruling government expecting people to strictly follow its point ofRead More →

By Dr Anand Teltumbde I had just woken up somewhat late, tired of the late night arrival of the flight. Just saw missed calls from Prof Ajit Parulekar, who is a colleague and director of the Goa Institute of Management where I work as Senior Professor and Chair, Big Data Analytics. He shocked me by informing that the Pune Police reached the campus and were looking for me. He said he is rushing to the campus and would let me know the developments.I had come on an official meeting at 10 am and hence I had to rush for it. By the time I wasRead More →

The SAD leaders today boycotted the live debate on Justice Ranjit Singh panel report on sacrilege incidents in state leveling serious allegations against the state government. The SAD alleged that it was given just 14 minutes time for debate and that was not enough. However, the Vidhan Sabha speaker has clarified that the time would be provided to each party as per its proportion and if required the debate would be extended till night. I dare you @capt_amarinder to let us have equal time as you have siphoned off in the Assembly & then let there be a debate. You have run away from theRead More →

Chandigarh, August 9 The Punjab Government has decided to seek a review of the Supreme Court order of July 3, 2018, directing states to choose and appoint their Director General of Police (DGP) from a panel to be constituted by the UPSC based on the concerned state government’s proposals. The government feels the implementation of the said directions of the apex court would lead to political interference in state matters. The Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has accepted the opinion of State Advocate General Atul Nanda that the directions amounted to infringement, by the Centre, of the state’s powers, since Law and Order was a stateRead More →

The senior judges of the Supreme Court today met the Chief Justice of India Deepak Misra regarding Justice K M Joseph seniority issue. The CJI has assured the senior judges to take up Justice Joseph issue with justice Rajan Gogoi and Attorney General. The seniority issue has surfaced again as although Justice KM Joseph elevated to the Supreme Court but the central government has placed him on third place making him junior to other two judges in the notification. Some judges of the Supreme Court unhappy with the fact that how come government interfered in the seniority process and placed justice Joseph junior to twoRead More →

The Supreme Court on Monday adjourned the hearing on petitions challenging the validity of Article 35A. The petition will again be listed in the week starting August 27. What is article 35 A? Article 35A of the Indian Constitution empowers the Jammu and Kashmir state’s legislature to define “permanent residents” of the state and provide special rights and privileges to those permanent residents. It was added to the Constitution by the President of India Rajendra Prasad on the advice of the Jawaharlal Nehru Cabinet on 14 May 1954. The Presidential had issued an order under Article 370 (1) (d) of the Constitution. This provision allows the President to makeRead More →