Articles about Ashwini Upadhyay
Ashwini Upadhyay is a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) politician and an advocate practicing in the Supreme Court of India. He is popularly known as the “PIL Man of India” for the scores of Public Interest Litigations (PILs) that he has filed over the years in the Delhi High Court and the Supreme Court. Upadhyay did his LLB from Chaudhary Charan Singh University, Uttar Pradesh. Some of his notable PILs include Implementation of Uniform Civil Code (in Delhi HC); Population Control Law (in Delhi HC); Ban on Polygamy and Nikah Halala (in the SC); Linking property documents with Aadhar (in Delhi HC); Appointment of Lokpal and Lokayuktas (in SC); National Policy to Promote Yoga (in SC); and National Policy to promote Hindi and Sanskrit (in SC), among many others. Upadhyay was a part of the Anna Hazare-led Jan Lokpal Bill movement and later a founding member of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP). In 2014, he quit AAP to join BJP, expressing displeasure with the way AAP had adopted the very evils it sought to abolish. Upadhyay was soon appointed the spokesperson and lawyer for the Delhi BJP unit.
10 Aug 2021India
Ashwini Upadhyay, a Supreme Court lawyer and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader, and five other people have been detained over anti-Muslim slogans raised at a protest in Delhi on Sunday.
09 Aug 2021India
Delhi Police has registered a First Information Report (FIR) against a group of people for raising communal slogans at the city's Jantar Mantar on Sunday.
29 Jun 2019India
The Supreme Court will reopen on Monday, July 1, after its annual six-week-long summer vacation and the first week will be jam-packed with important cases.
22 Feb 2019Politics
Bihar Chief Minister on Thursday said he will never support the scrapping of Article 370 which gives Jammu and Kashmir its special status.
04 Dec 2018India
The Supreme Court was today informed that there were 4,122 criminal cases pending, some for over three decades, against present and former members of Parliament and legislative assemblies.
01 Oct 2018India
Delhi BJP leader Ashwini Upadhyay today lodged a police complaint against Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal over the latter's tweets in connection with the shooting down of an Apple employee in Lucknow.
25 Sep 2018India
The Supreme Court, on Tuesday, ruled that lawmakers can continue to practice as lawyers.
02 Jul 2018India
Just days after a PIL was filed in the Supreme Court, seeking to challenge the practice of nikah halala, the apex court, on Monday, agreed to the urgent listing of pleas against it.
30 Jun 2018India
After pushing to criminalize instant triple talaq, the Centre will rally against Muslim practices of nikah halala and polygamy, in Supreme Court.
26 Mar 2018India
Today, the Supreme Court agreed to examine the constitutional validity of polygamy and nikah halala among Muslims. It sought the views of the BJP-led government and the Law Commission about this.
13 Mar 2018Politics
In a shocking reminder of the extent of criminalization in Indian politics, a whopping 3,816 criminal cases were registered against 1,765 MPs and MLAs across the country, of which 3,045 are still pending for hearing.
13 Jul 2017India
The Election Commission's brooding silence over the issue of barring convicted MLAs, MPs for life, enraged the Supreme Court on Wednesday.