Indu Malhotra

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Supreme Court refers Sabarimala issue to larger bench

14 Nov 2019

Supreme Court refers Sabarimala issue to larger bench

On Thursday, the Supreme Court announced its verdict on pleas challenging the 2018 order concerning Sabarimala Temple of Kerala.

SC will pronounce verdict on Sabarimala, Rafale review pleas tomorrow

13 Nov 2019

SC will pronounce verdict on Sabarimala, Rafale review pleas tomorrow

In his last working days as the Chief Justice of India, Ranjan Gogoi is hoping to end long-drawn and important legal battles.

CJI sexual-harassment case: Complainant's husband, brother-in-law get their jobs back

20 Jun 2019

CJI sexual-harassment case: Complainant's husband, brother-in-law get their jobs back

In a recent development, the husband and brother-in-law of the woman, who accused Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi of sexual harassment, got their jobs back.

#SupremeInjustice: Kavanaugh and Gogoi's episodes show women are rarely heard

09 May 2019

#SupremeInjustice: Kavanaugh and Gogoi's episodes show women are rarely heard

The temple of justice, India's Supreme Court, turned out to be a big disappointment in the last couple of days.

I've lost everything, says woman after CJI was given clean-chit

09 May 2019

I've lost everything, says woman after CJI was given clean-chit

The woman who accused Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi of sexual harassment is staring into darkness.

Explained: The glaring issues in CJI Sexual Harassment Case

07 May 2019

Explained: The glaring issues in CJI Sexual Harassment Case

One ultra-powerful man and his coterie of equally powerful men and women. One complainant with hearing disability and no lawyer by her side.

'Dejected and terrified', says complainant after CJI gets clean chit

07 May 2019

'Dejected and terrified', says complainant after CJI gets clean chit

The former Supreme Court employee who leveled sexual harassment allegations against CJI Ranjan Gogoi said she was terrified and felt dejected after he was cleared of all the charges by the top court on Monday.

SC panel gives clean chit to CJI in sexual-harassment case

06 May 2019

SC panel gives clean chit to CJI in sexual-harassment case

The Supreme Court in-house committee, which was probing a case of sexual harassment against Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi, submitted its report today, giving the CJI a clean chit.

Everything wrong with CJI Ranjan Gogoi sexual harassment case

05 May 2019

Everything wrong with CJI Ranjan Gogoi sexual harassment case

The Supreme Court of India has become the center of controversy ever since a former employee of the apex court leveled allegations of sexual harassment against the Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi.

CJI sexual harassment case: Woman walks out of inquiry panel

01 May 2019

CJI sexual harassment case: Woman walks out of inquiry panel

The former Supreme Court employee, who accused Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi of sexual misconduct, said late Tuesday evening that she won't be part of panel probing the allegations as she is "unlikely to get justice".

CJI sexual harassment case: Complainant appears before committee

28 Apr 2019

CJI sexual harassment case: Complainant appears before committee

The former Supreme Court employee, who leveled sexual harassment allegations against Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi, appeared before an in-house committee to record her statement.

Supreme Court to hear Sabarimala review petitions from February 6

31 Jan 2019

Supreme Court to hear Sabarimala review petitions from February 6

On Thursday, the Supreme Court announced that it would hear the review petitions against its earlier verdict pertaining to women's entry to the Sabarimala temple on February 6.

Two women, under 50, enter Sabarimala; temple shut for 'purification'

02 Jan 2019

Two women, under 50, enter Sabarimala; temple shut for 'purification'

On Wednesday, Sabarimala Temple was shut down at 10:30 AM and will be opened an hour later, after 'purification' rituals as two women devotees entered it around 3:45 AM.

Temple-board to file review-petition because Lord Ayyappa is 'brahmachari'

28 Sep 2018

Temple-board to file review-petition because Lord Ayyappa is 'brahmachari'

The Travancore Devaswom Board which administers the Lord Ayyappa Temple of Kerala will move court with a review petition after Friday's verdict of Supreme Court, which ended the ban on women's entry in the ancient temple.

#SabarimalaVerdict: What sole dissenting and woman judge Indu Malhotra said

28 Sep 2018

#SabarimalaVerdict: What sole dissenting and woman judge Indu Malhotra said

Dissenting with the majority on Sabarimala verdict, Justice Indu Malhotra opposed the upliftment of ban in Sabarimala Temple in Kerala saying, "Notion of rationality should not be seen in matters of religion".

#BigWin: All women can enter Sabarimala Temple, says Supreme Court

28 Sep 2018

#BigWin: All women can enter Sabarimala Temple, says Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on Friday allowed entry of women in the Sabarimala Temple of Lord Ayyappa in Kerala, giving a major victory to women's rights crusaders.

#Section497: Adultery not a criminal offense, law declared unconstitutional

27 Sep 2018

#Section497: Adultery not a criminal offense, law declared unconstitutional

The Supreme Court on Thursday ruled adultery can be a ground for divorce but isn't a criminal offence.

SC: Parliament must make law to ban politicians with criminal-charges

25 Sep 2018

SC: Parliament must make law to ban politicians with criminal-charges

On Tuesday, the Supreme Court ruled that it could not prohibit chargesheeted lawmakers from contesting elections.

Babri Masjid demolition case: SC seeks report from trial judge

10 Sep 2018

Babri Masjid demolition case: SC seeks report from trial judge

The Supreme Court on Monday asked a sessions judge of Lucknow court on how he intends to finish the trial in the Babri Masjid demolition case within the April'19 deadline.

Section 377 based on Britain's Buggery Act of 1533: SC

08 Sep 2018

Section 377 based on Britain's Buggery Act of 1533: SC

The Supreme Court, which unanimously struck down part of the British-era law that criminalized gay sex, has traced the history of the 158-year-old provision in its judgment back to the reign of King Henry VIII in 1533.

#RainbowTakesOver: Looking at judge's statements on landmark Section 377 judgement

06 Sep 2018

#RainbowTakesOver: Looking at judge's statements on landmark Section 377 judgement

The five-judge bench unanimously read down Section 377 of the IPC making 'Pride' the color of the season.

#LandmarkJudgement: Supreme Court rules homosexuality is no more a crime

06 Sep 2018

#LandmarkJudgement: Supreme Court rules homosexuality is no more a crime

In a landmark judgement, the constitutional bench of the Supreme Court on Thursday scrapped IPC Section 377 which made gay sex 'unnatural'.

Publicize death-penalty for rapists to deter those with demonic-mindset: PM

15 Aug 2018

Publicize death-penalty for rapists to deter those with demonic-mindset: PM

Asserting that the rule of law is supreme for his government, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today called for giving wide publicity to the cases in which rapists were awarded the death sentence, saying it would instill fear in people with "demonic mindset".

For first-time in history, Supreme Court will have three women-judges

07 Aug 2018

For first-time in history, Supreme Court will have three women-judges

With the swearing-in of Justice Indira Banerjee, the Supreme Court will, for the first time in its history, have three sitting women judges.

Ahead of KM Joseph's swearing-in, "anguished" SC judges seek 'justice'

06 Aug 2018

Ahead of KM Joseph's swearing-in, "anguished" SC judges seek 'justice'

Even as Justice KM Joseph, along with two others, awaits to be sworn-in to the Supreme Court (SC) tomorrow, the government-judiciary war regarding his elevation looks far from over.

Punishing only men for adultery violates right to equality: SC

03 Aug 2018

Punishing only men for adultery violates right to equality: SC

The SC has commenced hearing on a much-criticized law: the 158-year-old criminalization of adultery in India.

Kathua rape case: Crime branch to submit supplementary-chargesheet this week

29 Jul 2018

Kathua rape case: Crime branch to submit supplementary-chargesheet this week

Jammu and Kashmir Police's crime branch will be submitting its supplementary charge-sheet this week before the Pathankot court, which is hearing the gruesome case of rape-and-murder of an eight-year-old girl in Kathua in January.

Defying Centre, Collegium re-proposes KM Joseph's elevation as SC judge

20 Jul 2018

Defying Centre, Collegium re-proposes KM Joseph's elevation as SC judge

Three months after the government passed over Uttarakhand HC Judge KM Joseph's name for elevation to the SC, the Collegium has reiterated his name again.

Gurugram school murder: SC rejects bail of accused juvenile

20 Jul 2018

Gurugram school murder: SC rejects bail of accused juvenile

The Supreme Court today rejected a bail plea of a juvenile, accused of killing a seven-year-old boy in a private school in Gurugram.

Anyone can enter: SC on women-entry ban in Sabarimala Temple

18 Jul 2018

Anyone can enter: SC on women-entry ban in Sabarimala Temple

On Wednesday, the Supreme Court said the ban on women entry in Kerala's Sabarimala shrine is against the Constitution.

Why should you read about Justice Indu Malhotra?

12 Jul 2018

Why should you read about Justice Indu Malhotra?

Indu Malhotra is the first woman to be directly appointed as the Supreme Court judge and has recently expressed her support for the LGBTQ community's "Right to Live".

SC reconsiders gay rights laws: New hope this time

10 Jul 2018

SC reconsiders gay rights laws: New hope this time

Rejecting the Center's request for a postponement, the SC has begun hearing pleas challenging Section 377.

Are religious acts allowed on government property? SC to decide

06 Jul 2018

Are religious acts allowed on government property? SC to decide

The Supreme Court today referred to a larger bench the question whether religious activities can be allowed on a government land or property in India.

#AircelMaxisCase: SC judge recuses from hearing Subramanian Swamy's plea

20 Jun 2018

#AircelMaxisCase: SC judge recuses from hearing Subramanian Swamy's plea

A Supreme Court judge recused herself from hearing BJP leader Subramanian Swamy's plea seeking to implead himself as a party in a case related to probe into alleged disproportionate assets of ED officer Rajeshwar Singh, who is investigating the Aircel-Maxis deal case.

SC-collegium to re-suggest Joseph for SC elevation, but with others

11 May 2018

SC-collegium to re-suggest Joseph for SC elevation, but with others

The SC collegium has decided in principle to send back Uttarakhand HC Judge KM Joseph's name to the Center for elevation to the SC.

Indu Malhotra takes oath as 25th Supreme Court judge

27 Apr 2018

Indu Malhotra takes oath as 25th Supreme Court judge

Senior advocate Indu Malhotra was on Friday administered the oath of office as a Supreme Court judge by Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra, making her the first woman lawyer to enter the top judiciary directly.

Indu Malhotra becomes SC judge while KM Joseph remains on-hold

26 Apr 2018

Indu Malhotra becomes SC judge while KM Joseph remains on-hold

The government and judiciary are heading towards a fresh row; yesterday, in an unusual move, it cleared one name recommended by the collegium, keeping the other on hold.

SC collegium, law ministry spar over appointment of judges

18 Mar 2018

SC collegium, law ministry spar over appointment of judges

Legal experts have cautioned the government against accepting one of the recommendations of the SC collegium for elevation to the apex court while keeping the other one on hold.

Indu Malhotra: First woman lawyer to directly become SC judge

11 Jan 2018

Indu Malhotra: First woman lawyer to directly become SC judge

Senior advocate Indu Malhotra has made history.