Ashwini Upadhyay: News

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.

UP, Maharashtra have highest liabilities: Freebies PIL reveals in SC

Indian states have outstanding liabilities of Rs. 59,89,360 crore as of March 31, 2021, the Supreme Court is informed in a Public Interest Litigation (PIL).

Economy losing serious money: Supreme Court slams freebies

Observing that promising and distributing freebies during election season is a "serious issue", the Supreme Court on Thursday came down heavily on the concept of freebies.

10 Aug 2021

Delhi Police

BJP leader, 5 others detained over anti-Muslim slogans in Delhi

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 2021

Delhi Police

Anti-Muslim slogans raised at Jantar Mantar; Delhi Police files FIR

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.

Over 4,000 criminal cases pending against MPs, MLAs: SC told

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.

#AppleEmployeeShooting: FIR against Kejriwal for 'promoting enmity on religious grounds'

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 2018


Supreme Court: Lawmakers can continue practising as lawyers

The Supreme Court, on Tuesday, ruled that lawmakers can continue to practice as lawyers.

02 Jul 2018


SC agrees to urgent listing of pleas against nikah halala

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 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.

EC's silence over barring convicted MLAs for life enrages SC

The Election Commission's brooding silence over the issue of barring convicted MLAs, MPs for life, enraged the Supreme Court on Wednesday.