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.

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

10 Aug 2021

India
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.

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

09 Aug 2021

India
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.

Ayodhya, Rafale, Article-370: SC to hear important cases next week

29 Jun 2019

India
Ayodhya, Rafale, Article-370: SC to hear important cases next week

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.

#PulwamaAttack: Nitish Kumar doesn't want Article 370 to be scrapped

22 Feb 2019

Politics
#PulwamaAttack: Nitish Kumar doesn't want Article 370 to be scrapped

Bihar Chief Minister on Thursday said he will never support the scrapping of Article 370 which gives Jammu and Kashmir its special status.

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

04 Dec 2018

India
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'

01 Oct 2018

India
#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.

Supreme Court: Lawmakers can continue practising as lawyers

25 Sep 2018

India
Supreme Court: Lawmakers can continue practising as lawyers

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

SC agrees to urgent listing of pleas against nikah halala

02 Jul 2018

India
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.

After triple talaq, Centre to oppose nikah halala and polygamy

30 Jun 2018

India
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.

SC will examine constitutional validity of polygamy, nikah halala

26 Mar 2018

India
SC will examine constitutional validity of polygamy, nikah halala

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.

Report: A whopping 3,816 criminal cases against 1,765 MPs, MLAs

13 Mar 2018

Politics
Report: A whopping 3,816 criminal cases against 1,765 MPs, MLAs

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.

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

13 Jul 2017

India
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.