Gauhati High Court: News

15 Feb 2023


Assam: Crackdown on child marriages triggers tough questions from HC

The current crackdown on child marriages in Assam has triggered piercing queries from the Gauhati High Court, which has called into question the application of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offenses (POCSO) Act in child marriage cases.

Supreme Court achieves full strength, 2 new judges take oath

The Supreme Court regained its full strength of 34 judges after nine months as Justices Rajesh Bindal and Aravind Kumar were sworn in on Monday.

19 Feb 2020


Assam woman produces 15 documents to prove she's Indian; fails

In what has widely been viewed as a precursor to the dangers of a nationwide National Register of Citizens exercise, a 50-year-old woman in Assam lost the battle to prove her citizenship, despite producing 15 documents.

20 Dec 2019


Assam: Messages flood phones as internet resumes after 10 days

In Assam, mobile internet services were restored on Friday after a ten-day blackout following violent agitation across the state over the Citizenship Amendment Act.

15 Jun 2019


Fresh trouble for Hrithik's 'Super 30', IITians call movie 'inauthentic'

Super 30 was supposed to be a movie that would inspire millions. The movie, starring Hrithik Roshan, is based on the life of Anand Kumar, who provides free coaching to underprivileged students to get them into IITs.

02 Jun 2019


NRC row: Was retired soldier declared 'foreigner' due to mix-up?

A few days ago, a retired soldier was declared a 'foreigner' by the Foreigners' Tribunal (FT). The peculiar case sparked a debate on fairness in the NRC process.

23 Oct 2018


#AssamBandh: Protesters squat on tracks, try to disrupt rail services

Protesters today tried to put up blockades on railway tracks and disrupt train services across Assam as part of the 12-hour state-wide bandh called by 46 organizations against the Citizenship Bill.

Tinsukia killings: Major General, six others sentenced to life imprisonment

Decades after killing some civilians in Assam's Tinsukia district, seven armymen, including a Major General, were sentenced to life imprisonment through a court martial on Saturday.

03 Oct 2018


Minutes after taking oath, CJI Gogoi raises bar for urgent-hearing

Upon taking office on Wednesday, Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi raised the bar for urgent hearings.