DY Chandrachud: News

01 Mar 2024

Gyanvapi Mosque

SC to hear plea against temple restoration at Gyanvapi site

The Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear the Gyanvapi Mosque committee's appeal against an Allahabad High Court ruling on the validity of lawsuits for the "restoration" of a temple.

AAP candidate 'validly elected' mayor: SC on Chandigarh mayoral polls 

In a big win for the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), the Supreme Court on Tuesday declared its candidate Kuldeep Kumar as the "validly elected" mayor of Chandigarh.

Chandigarh vote-count row: SC to examine ballot papers today

The Supreme Court will on Tuesday examine ballot papers of the Chandigarh mayoral election, amid allegations of "horse-trading" and a controversial win for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

Sandeshkhali violence: SC stays Parliament panel action against Bengal officers

The Supreme Court on Monday paused the Lok Sabha Privileges Committee's proceedings against top Bengal government officials, including Chief Secretary Bhagwati Prasad Gopalika and Director General of Police Rajeev Kumar.

Chandigarh poll officer must be prosecuted: SC on vote-count row

The Supreme Court has ordered the production of ballot papers and the video recording of the counting of votes in the Chandigarh mayoral polls by 2:00pm on Tuesday.

Chandigarh mayor resigns before SC hearing; 3 AAP councilors quit

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)'s Manoj Sonkar resigned from the post of Chandigarh mayor on Sunday, citing "moral grounds."

SC asks SBI to stop issuing electoral bonds 'immediately'

The Supreme Court on Thursday struck down the Electoral Bonds Scheme (EBS), calling it "unconstitutional."

SC strikes down Electoral Bonds Scheme, calls it 'unconstitutional'

The Supreme Court on Thursday struck down the Electoral Bonds Scheme (EBS) for political funding, saying that it violates the citizens' right to information.

13 Feb 2024

Arvind Kejriwal

Farmers' protest: Delhi government refuses to convert stadium into jail

The Delhi government, led by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, on Tuesday rejected the Centre's proposal to turn the Bawana Stadium into a "temporary jail" for farmers.

10 Jan 2024

Jammu And Kashmir

No elections in J&K before Lok Sabha polls, says report

Elections in Jammu and Kashmir for panchayats, urban local bodies (ULB), and the legislative assembly are expected to be held after the Lok Sabha elections later this year, The Indian Express reported, citing sources.

Indian courts prioritize marriage over individual: CJI DY Chandrachud

Chief Justice of India (CJI) DY Chandrachud, on Sunday, opined that Indian courts have often prioritized marriage over individual rights.

UP judge seeks permission to 'end life,' CJI demands report

Chief Justice of India (CJI) DY Chandrachud has demanded a status report after a woman judge accused a senior judge of sexual harassment in an open letter and requested permission to kill herself.

11 Dec 2023

Narendra Modi

'Beacon of hope': Modi after SC upholds Article 370 abrogation

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday welcomed the Supreme Court (SC) verdict upholding the abrogation of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K).

SC upholds Article 370 abrogation; J&K elections by September 2024

The Supreme Court on Monday upheld Article 370's abrogation by the Centre in August 2019 as Chief Justice of India (CJI) DY Chandrachud noted it was a temporary provision.

04 Dec 2023

Raghav Chadha

AAP MP Raghav Chadha's Rajya Sabha suspension revoked 

The Rajya Sabha on Monday revoked the suspension of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MP Raghav Chadha from the Upper House.

SC may hear pleas challenging marriage equality verdict on Tuesday

The Supreme Court on Thursday agreed to hear a batch of petitions seeking a review of its October 17 verdict denying legal recognition to same-sex marriage on November 28.

Supreme Court questions Tamil Nadu governor's delay in passing bills

The Supreme Court (SC) on Monday criticized Tamil Nadu Governor RN Ravi over the delay in his granting assent to bills sent by the state government pending since January 2020.

ECI reminds parties to furnish electoral bond details by tomorrow

The Election Commission of India (ECI) on Tuesday reminded all political parties to furnish information regarding the donations they acquired through electoral bonds by 5:00pm on Wednesday.

10 Nov 2023

Banwarilal Purohit

Playing with fire: SC slams Punjab governor for delaying bills

The Supreme Court on Friday slammed Punjab Governor Banwarilal Purohit for failing to give assent to bills passed by the Punjab Assembly, warning that he was "playing with fire."

SC upholds key IBC provisions on RP role and moratorium

The Supreme Court, on Thursday, upheld provisions of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC) 2016, relating to the appointment of a resolution professional (RP), the adjudicatory process, and the interim moratorium.

06 Nov 2023

Droupadi Murmu

Heeralal Samariya sworn in as chief information commissioner of India

Senior bureaucrat and Information Commissioner Heeralal Samariya was on Monday sworn in as the chief of the Central Information Commission (CIC) by President Droupadi Murmu.

'Tareekh-pe-tareekh': CJI Chandrachud urges lawyers to avoid unnecessary adjournments

Chief Justice of India (CJI) DY Chandrachud called on attorneys on Thursday to avoid seeking unnecessary postponements in legal proceedings.

Review petition filed against Supreme Court's same-sex marriage verdict

A petition was submitted to the Supreme Court on Wednesday, challenging its October 17 verdict that denied legal recognition to same-sex marriages in India.

Supreme Court begins hearing pleas against electoral bonds scheme

The Supreme Court on Tuesday began hearing a batch of petitions challenging the legality of the electoral bonds scheme.

SC directs Centre, states to fill up information commission vacancies

The Supreme Court on Monday urged the central and state governments to fill all the vacant positions in the Central Information Commission (CIC) and State Information Commissions (SICs).

17 Oct 2023


SC denies adoption rights to LGBTQIA+ couples in 3-2 verdict

The Supreme Court's five-judge Constitution bench on Tuesday denied adoption rights to LGBTQ+ unmarried couples by passing a 3-2 verdict.

17 Oct 2023


Supreme Court refuses to legalize same-sex marriage: Everything to know

The Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled against legally recognizing same-sex marriages in a 3:2 verdict.

17 Oct 2023


End discrimination against LGBTQIA+ community: SC directs governments, police

The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed governments at the Centre, states, and union territories to ensure that the LGBTQIA+ community does not face any discrimination in day-to-day life, Hindustan Times reported.

Queer unions: SC directs Centre's committee to decide on rights

The Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled against legally recognizing same-sex marriages in India.

Queer couples should have child adoption rights: CJI Chandrachud

CJI DY Chandrachud on Tuesday reportedly held as "illegal" certain guidelines under the Central Adoption Resource Authority (CARA), which restrict queers and unmarried couples from adopting children.

16 Oct 2023

Prashant Bhushan

SC transfers electoral bond scheme case to Constitution bench

The Supreme Court has referred all public interest litigations (PILs) challenging the validity of the electoral bond scheme to a five-judge Constitution bench.

16 Oct 2023

Raghav Chadha

SC issues notice to Rajya Sabha over Raghav Chadha's suspension

The Supreme Court on Monday issued a notice to the Rajya Sabha Secretariat on a plea by Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MP Raghav Chadha challenging his indefinite suspension from the House, Live Law reported.

Supreme Court questions revised medical report in abortion case

The Supreme Court, on Wednesday, raised concerns over a fresh medical report that indicated a 26-week-old fetus may have a strong chance of survival.

09 Oct 2023

Ajit Pawar

SC to hear NCP plea on rebels' disqualification on Friday

The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a plea by Sharad Pawar's Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) faction on Friday.

SC demands response from MP, Rajasthan over 'freebies' before elections

The Supreme Court (SC) reportedly issued notice to the Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh governments on Friday regarding a plea seeking comprehensive guidelines to ban political parties from distributing money and other freebies at taxpayers' expense.

'Media trials unfair,' says SC, directs Centre to frame guidelines

The Supreme Court on Wednesday termed the alleged "media trials" of different cases "unfair" and directed the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) to frame guidelines for the police to follow during press briefings, Live Law reported.

05 Sep 2023

Udhayanidhi Stalin

Sanatan row: Eminent citizens urge CJI to act against Udhayanidhi

A group of 262 prominent individuals, including retired judges and bureaucrats, have written to Chief Justice (CJI) DY Chandrachud, urging him to take suo moto cognizance of Tamil Nadu minister Udhayanidhi Stalin's controversial statements.

Children of invalid marriages can get parents' property, rules SC

The Supreme Court (SC) officially ruled on Friday that children born out of voidable or void marriages are entitled to get a share in the property of their parents.

29 Aug 2023

Jammu And Kashmir

Is there a timeframe: SC questions Centre on J&K statehood

While hearing petitions challenging the abrogation of Article 370, the Supreme Court on Tuesday asked Solicitor General Tushar Mehta whether the Centre has a timeframe and roadmap for restoring Jammu and Kashmir's statehood.

Will pass guidelines for summoning government officers in courts: SC

In a major change for the legal system, the Supreme Court (SC) said on Monday that it would establish clear guidelines for courts to follow when summoning government officials.

Supreme Court's question to Centre on decriminalizing teenage sex 

The Supreme Court has sought the Centre's response on a public interest litigation (PIL) challenging the legitimacy of rape laws criminalizing consensual sex between under-18 girls and boys aged above 18, PTI reported.

SC releases handbook for combating gender stereotypes

The Supreme Court on Wednesday published a handbook to combat gender stereotypes in legal language.

14 Aug 2023

Droupadi Murmu

Supreme Court flags social media post falsely quoting CJI Chandrachud 

The Supreme Court on Monday raised concerns about a viral social media post that wrongly attributed a quote to Chief Justice of India (CJI) DY Chandrachud.

Judge who rejected stay on RaGa's conviction on transfer list

Justice Hemant M Prachchhak, the Gujarat High Court judge who refused to stay the conviction of former Congress President Rahul Gandhi in the defamation case over his "Modi surname" remark, is among the transfer recommendations made by the Supreme Court Collegium on Thursday.

24 Jul 2023

Gyanvapi Mosque

Supreme Court stays ASI survey of Gyanvapi Mosque till Wednesday

The Supreme Court on Monday stayed the Varanasi District Court order—which allowed the Archeological Survey of India (ASI) to conduct a scientific survey of Varanasi's Gyanvapi Mosque premises—until 5:00pm on Wednesday.

Will take action if government doesn't: SC on Manipur video

The Supreme Court on Thursday took suo moto cognizance of a video from strife-torn Manipur that allegedly shows a mob parading two Kuki women naked.

SC issues notice to Centre as AAP calls L-G 'Super-CM'

The Supreme Court on Monday sought a response from the Centre on a plea filed by the Delhi government challenging its ordinance on control of bureaucracy in the national capital.

10 Jul 2023

Manish Sisodia

Supreme Court to hear Manish Sisodia's bail plea on Friday

The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Manish Sisodia's bail plea in the Delhi liquor policy scam case on Friday.

Sexual harassment at workplace: SC rejects PIL seeking complainants' protection

The Supreme Court on Friday refused to entertain a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) seeking directions to protect complainants and witnesses from the accused's retaliation or victimization in cases related to sexual harassment at workplaces.

04 Jul 2023

Shah Faesal

No going back on Article 370: IAS officer Shah Faesal

Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer Shah Faesal on Tuesday said that Article 370—the constitutional provision that gave special status to the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir—is a "thing of the past, and there is no going back."

From going paperless to free Wi-Fi: SC goes digital

The Supreme Court (SC) reopened after its summer break on Monday with a paper-free and technology-enabled setup, including free Wi-Fi facilities for litigants, advocates, and others.

21 May 2023

Amit Malviya

Kejriwal didn't read SC judgment, ordinance conforms to it: BJP 

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Amit Malviya on Sunday claimed Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal didn't read the Supreme Court verdict on the Centre versus Delhi government case.

20 May 2023

Arvind Kejriwal

Kejriwal says Centre's Delhi ordinance 'unconstitutional,' insult to Supreme Court 

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday said the central government has violated the Constitution and "insulted" the Supreme Court by bringing a special ordinance regarding the control of bureaucracy in the national capital.

SC reserves judgment on petitions pertaining to same-sex marriage

After ten days of hearing, the Supreme Court (SC) Constitution Bench reserved its judgment on various petitions pertaining to marriage equality rights for the LGBTQIA+ community on Thursday.

Big win for Kejriwal government in tussle with Centre

The Supreme Court (SC) on Thursday ruled unanimously in favor of the Delhi government on the matter of who controls the national capital's bureaucracy.

Law allows same-sex couples to adopt child, asserts CJI

The Supreme Court on Wednesday said that the laws in India allow an individual to adopt a child irrespective of their marital status, reported PTI.

Curfew relaxed in Manipur, no fresh violent incident reported: Centre

The Centre and Manipur government on Monday informed the Supreme Court that there were no incidents of violence in the state during the curfew relaxation on Sunday and Monday.

Live streaming of court hearings has flip side: CJI Chandrachud 

Chief Justice of India (CJI) DY Chandrachud on Saturday noted that the live streaming of court hearings had a "flip side" as a lot of "funny clips" were being posted on the internet, reported PTI.

SC closes proceedings on women wrestlers' plea against WFI chief

The Supreme Court (SC) on Thursday closed the petition filed by three women wrestlers who leveled sexual harassment charges against Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) President Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh.

02 May 2023

Central Government

Centre looking for 'less painful' alternative to hanging execution method

The central government on Tuesday informed the Supreme Court that it was considering forming an expert panel to find a less painful method of carrying out the death penalty.

Same-sex marriage would 'destroy' Indian beliefs: Hindu body to CJI

A Hindu religious body named Hindu Dharma Acharya Sabha on Friday wrote an open letter to Chief Justice of India (CJI) DY Chandrachud, calling the legalization of same-sex marriage "unacceptable."