Law

News about judgements of the courts and articles regarding specific laws of the land that matter.

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…

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…

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 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…

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.

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…

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 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…

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 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 issued quite a few historic verdicts on various matters of import.

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…

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

‘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 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…

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…

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…

‘Some people call themselves RTI activists, is that an occupation?’ CJI Bobde goes off at Prashant Bhushan

CJI Bobde expressed concerns regarding the abuse of the RTI Act.

‘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…

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'

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…

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…

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

‘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 Union Muslim League represented by Kapil Sibal move SC against Citizenship Amendment Bill, seek to declare it ‘illegal’

The Indian Union Muslim League moved the Supreme Court to challenge the Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2019

Delhi pollution is killing us anyway: Death row convict in Nirbhaya case mocks supreme court with bizarre argument in review petition

Akshay Singh, who had not filed the review plea earlier with the other three convicts, has now moved the apex…

Laws should be amended so accused in rape cases do not get bail: Sister of Hyderabad rape and murder victim

Sister of Hyderabad rape victim has demanded that law should be amended to ensure that accused in rape cases do…

As Telangana police files case against 4 dead rape accused for attacking police, petition filed in SC against their encounter

Petition has been filed in SC seeking action against Hyderabad police personnel involved in the Telangana encounter