Article 21: News

SC mulls amending abortion law to include unmarried women

Unmarried women will most likely be able to terminate undesired pregnancies as the Supreme Court considers changing the abortion law.

Won't immerse ashes; Hathras victim's family narrates ordeal to HC

The family of the 19-year-old girl, whose assault and death in Hathras jolted India, said on Monday that they won't be immersing her ashes — a mandatory ritual for the dead — until they get justice.

SC refuses to stay Rs. 20,000 crore Central Vista project

The Supreme Court on Thursday refused to stay the Central Vista project which aims to build a new Parliament building among other central government offices.

08 Apr 2020


SC wants coronavirus tests to be free in private labs

On Wednesday, the Supreme Court suggested that tests for coronavirus must be free, even in private labs, asking the government to explore the feasibility of this plan. Private labs charge Rs. 4,500 for the tests and a bench of Justices Ashok Bhushan and S Ravindra Bhat noted it was an exorbitant amount.

Nirbhaya gang-rape case: Convict Pawan gets lawyer, matter adjourned again

On Thursday, Patiala House Court appointed advocate Ravi Qazi as the lawyer of convict Pawan Gupta, who is facing the death penalty for raping a 23-year-old paramedical student in 2012.

03 Feb 2020

Delhi High Court

Nirbhaya case convicts are testing country's patience: Centre tells HC

The manner in which four death row convicts of the Nirbhaya gang-rape and murder case are abusing the legal system is testing the patience of the country, the Centre told Delhi High Court in a rare hearing on Sunday.

Supreme Court to hear Chidambaram's plea against arrest today

On Monday, Supreme Court will hear a plea of former Finance Minister P Chidambaram challenging arrest warrant issued against him.

Kathua rape case: Supreme Court dismisses plea for fresh probe

The Supreme Court today dismissed a plea by an accused in the sensational Kathua gang-rape and murder case seeking fresh investigation on grounds that the probe was allegedly motivated.

28 Sep 2018

Sabarimala Temple

#SabarimalaVerdict: What sole dissenting and woman judge Indu Malhotra said

Dissenting with the majority on Sabarimala verdict, Justice Indu Malhotra opposed the upliftment of ban in Sabarimala Temple in Kerala saying, "Notion of rationality should not be seen in matters of religion".

27 Sep 2018

South Korea

#AdulteryVerdict: On women, marriage, and sexual-freedom, SC makes progressive statements

Taking a progressive stand on adultery law, the Supreme Court on Thursday declared the Section 497 of the IPC as unconstitutional.

30 Jun 2018


After triple talaq, Centre to oppose nikah halala and polygamy

After pushing to criminalize instant triple talaq, the Centre will rally against Muslim practices of nikah halala and polygamy, in Supreme Court.

25 Jun 2018

Delhi Police

Uttarakhand cop seeks Rs. 70L compensation from Delhi police

Moving Delhi High Court, a Uttarakhand cop sued Delhi police and demanded Rs. 70 lakh in compensation, alleging humiliation and mental trauma.

18 May 2018


6 Supreme Court judgements that changed the course of India

In a decisive judgement, the Supreme Court today ordered that floor test should be conducted tomorrow in the Karnataka assembly wherein BJP, the single-largest party, has to prove its majority.

06 May 2018


This Rajasthan village witnesses wedding after 22 years

In Rajghat village of Dholpur district of Rajasthan, villagers rejoiced as they welcomed a bride for the first time in 22 years.

09 Mar 2018


Landmark ruling: SC legalizes passive euthanasia and 'living will'

In a landmark decision, the SC has ruled that passive euthanasia and 'living will' are legal and issued necessary directions in the matter.

11 Oct 2017


Years after sanctioning passive euthanasia, Indian judiciary debates "living will"

In 2011, the SC made a landmark judgement in the Aruna Shanbaug case by legalizing passive euthanasia under certain conditions.

16 Sep 2017


NHRC to oppose government's decision to deport Rohingyas at SC

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) said it would oppose the Centre's plans to deport an estimated 40,000 Rohingya Muslims living illegally in India.

04 Sep 2017


Mumbai to see loud Ganapati Visarjan after SC stays order

Mumbai will see its usual loud Ganapati Visarjan tomorrow, as the Supreme Court today stayed an order by the Bombay High Court banning the use of loudspeakers in Maharashtra.

'Are personal messages admissible as evidence after SC's privacy ruling?'

The ramifications of the SC's ruling on privacy are now starting to be seen. The Delhi HC has questioned if considering the recent developments, private messages can be used as evidence in a criminal investigation.

19 Jan 2017


Consumption of alcohol, not a fundamental right: Kerala HC

Upholding the liquor policy adopted by the previous UDF government, the Kerala High Court ruled that alcohol consumption is not a fundamental right.