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Supreme Court refuses to stay enforcement of CAA

SC refuses to stay implementation of CAA, directs all High Courts not to hear any CAA related petition

CJI Bobde has directed all High Courts to not proceed with hearing any petition filed against or in favour of the CAA.

Uttar Pradesh: No loudspeakers for azaan, Allahabad High Court junks plea against no loudspeaker order at 2 mosques

The Allahabad High Court on January 9 declined to quash an administrative order issued by Jaunpur district administration which refused permission to two mosques to use loudspeakers for azaan.
Brajesh Thakur and 18 other convicted in the Muzaffarpur shelter home sexual assault case

Muzaffarpur shelter home case: Delhi’s POCSO court convicts Brijesh Thakur, 18 others for rape and exploitation of minor girls

Brajesh Thakur and 18 others were accused of sexually assaulting and torturing as many as 42 girls residing at the Muzaffarpur shelter home.
University campuses have wrongly become a battleground for politically motivated CAA protest: Here is how

Lies, deception and misinformation of anti-CAA protests: How University campuses have wrongly become a battleground

One of the universities which is at the forefront of the opposing the CAA is Jamia Milia Islamia
Jamia Millia authorities to move to court to seek filing of FIR against police action inside campus

After AMU, Jamia Millia Islamia to move court for registration of FIR against Delhi Police who retaliated against Islamist mobs

Jamia spokesperson Ahmed Azeem stated, “An application will be filed very soon in the lower court under section 156(3) of the CrPC seeking direction to police to register an FIR.”

Delhi court grants bail to Chandrashekhar Azad, orders him to stay away from Delhi till elections, not to join Shaheen Bagh protest

An additional sessions court in Delhi has today granted bail to Bhim Army Chief Chandrashekhar Azad in a case registered against him related to anti-CAA riots

Nirbhaya case: Delhi High Court dismisses convict Mukesh Singh’s plea challenging death warrant, says nothing wrong with trial court’s January 7 order

Nirbhaya rape case convict Mukesh Singh filed a mercy petition today, one week ahead of scheduled hanging.
Nirbhaya murderers unlikely to be hanged on January 22

Nirbhaya convicts cannot be hanged on January 22: Delhi government tells HC as one convict’s mercy plea is pending

The four convicts were to be hanged on January 22 at 7 am in Tihar jail. Soon after the Supreme court rejected the curative petitions, Mukesh had filed his mercy plea before the President.
Madras HC judge who once served as a lawyer for Karti Chidambaram’s law firm agrees to step aside in Karti’s Tax evasion case

Tax Evasion Case: Madras HC judge who worked as a lawyer for Karti Chidambaram‘s law firm agrees to step aside

Madras HC Justice Samanth had previously worked as a lawyer for Karti Chidambaram’s firm Advantage Strategic Consulting Pvt Ltd.
CBI releases the charge-sheet that has intercepts of ex-judge Quddusi with his associates

Chaiwala’s government is watching everyone: CBI chargesheet reveals how former judges and associates discussed bribes in code-words

Ex-judge IM Quddusi and his associate Agarwala used code words such as Ped(tree) and Gamla(plant) while referring to the bribe amount over getting favourable orders for the Prasad Institute Of Medical Sciences.
internet ban jammu kashmir

Freedom of speech and trade through Internet is a fundamental right, says SC asking govt to review all restrictions in Jammu and Kashmir

Supreme Court orders Jammu and Kashmir administration to review all orders of internet restriction
Delhi Court orders Chhapaak director to give due credit to victim's lawyer

Delhi court orders Meghna Gulzar to give due credit to victim’s lawyer in Chhapaak: Read details

The Patiala house Court in Delhi, after hearing lawyer Aparna Bhat's plea, has today ordered Chhapaak director Meghna Gulzaar to give due credit to the lawyer in the movie.

Lawyer who represented Laxmi Agarwal files plea in Delhi Court seeking stay on release of Chhapaak: Read why

Aparna Bhat, the lawyer who represented Laxmi Agarwal has moved Delhi Court seeking for a stay on Chhapaak
Curious case of Justice Madan Lakur, his flip flop on detention centers and his membership of a shady foreign funded NGO

Curious case of Justice Madan Lokur, his flip flop on detention centres and his membership of a shady foreign funded NGO

Justice Lokur association with the CHRI may provide some clue into the reasons behind his flip flop
The Judiciary in 2019: Six significant verdicts that either created a storm or brought an end to one

The Judiciary in 2019: Six significant verdicts that either created a storm or brought an end to one

The Judiciary in 2019 issued quite a few historic verdicts on various matters of import.
Fact check: Does Citizenship Amendment Act violate Article 14 of the Indian Constitution

Fact check: Does Citizenship Amendment Act violate Article 14 of the Indian Constitution

Many are arguing that the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) violates Article 14 of the constitution that guarantees the fundamental right of equality.
Gender dysphoria: Delhi HC dismisses plea of man who calls himself a woman wanting molestation charges dismissed

Delhi HC dismisses plea of man claiming to be a woman, wanting molestation case quashed as he and victims are ‘sisters’

Accused arrived in Court dressed in formal woman's clothing, claimed to be suffering from Gender Dysphoria
Delhi HC agrees to refer the matter to relevant committee

‘Shame shame’ slogans: Lawyers request Delhi HC judges to take contempt of court action against Jamia lobby

The bench has agreed on referring the matter to one of its relevant committees to undertake an inquiry.
Here is why the challenges to CAA will likely get laughed out of the Supreme Court

Here is why the challenges to Citizenship Amendment Act will likely get laughed out of the Supreme Court

Here is why all so-called legal challenges to CAA are probably going to get laughed out of the Supreme Court.

Leaving out Muslims is not ‘glaringly discriminatory’: A Response to the open letter published in the web portal, The Leaflet to Harish Salve, Sr. Advocate

It becomes necessary to evaluate the political and legal dimensions of the CAA in order to draw a distinction between truth and propaganda.
Supreme Court dismissed review petition filed by one of the death-row convicts of the Nirbhaya gang-rape case

Nirbhaya case: SC rejects review petition filed by convict but Delhi HC does not give death warrant, next hearing on 7th January

Upholding the 2017 verdict, the apex court dismissed the review petition saying “it did not find any error on the face of it."
Supreme Court dismisses pleas filed by Jamia, AMU protestors over police action

Jamia riots: Supreme Court dismisses pleas against police action, directs the petitioners to approach respective HCs

Dismissing the pleas filed by lawyers of petitioners seeking suo motu action against police action, the Supreme Court asked the petitioners should be file a case in the respective HCs.
Justice SA Bobde appointed as the next CJI of India

‘Just because they are students, they can’t take law into their hands,’ CJI Bobde tells petitioners seeking judicial inquiry in Jamia incident

CJI Bobde agreed to hear the plea on Jamia incident for a judicial inquiry on the condition that violent protests and arson stops.

Judgement on Sabarimala not the last word: SC declines entry to Rehana Fathima and Bindu Ammini till review petitions heard

Sabarimala: SC said the issue was 'very emotive' and it did not want the situation to become 'explosive'
Leftist narrative of 'children being arrested in Kashmir' busted, SC says misinformation being spread

Supreme Court upholds the report of JK Juvenile Justice Committee, nails the lies spread by leftist media over ‘detention of children in Kashmir’

The Supreme Court today reiterated that there seems to be misinformation being spread on this issue and concluded that no minor has been detained.
Andhra Pradesh passes the Disha Bill, brings provisions of faster trials and death penalty for rapists

Andhra Pradesh government passes ‘Disha Bill’: Trials of rapists and acid attackers to conclude within 21 days, death penalty included

According to new provisions, the investigation is completed within seven working days if there is 'adequate conclusive evidence'. The new law also states trial must be completed within 14 working days, thus reducing the total judgment time to 21 working days.
President Kovind gives his assent, Citizenship Amendment Bill becomes Act

Citizenship Amendment Act comes into force after President Kovind gives assent to the bill

The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill was passed by Rajya Sabha on Wednesday and by Lok Sabha on Monday.

Win for Hindus as the Supreme Court dismisses all 18 petitions seeking review of the historic Ayodhya verdict

SC was today conducting an in-chamber hearing of a bunch of review petitions filed against the Ayodhya ruling
Hindu refugees in Delhi's Majnu Ka Tila camp express joy over the passage of the CAB in both houses of the parliament

‘Like a bird who has been freed from a cage’ says Hindu refugee from Majnu Ka Tila on CAB: OpIndia Exclusive

The refugees said that they have come to India nearly a decade back with a valid visa issued by the Indian government. The refugees added that they had to leave their relatives in Pakistan and come to India because religious persecution in the Islamic nation had made their lives difficult.

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