Chief Justice Dipak Misra

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#AyodhyaDispute: SC to hear pleas against HC verdict on Monday

28 Oct 2018

#AyodhyaDispute: SC to hear pleas against HC verdict on Monday

The Supreme Court is likely to hear Monday a batch of pleas challenging the Allahabad HC's 2010 verdict by which the disputed land on the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid area in Ayodhya was divided into three parts.

SC didn't take tradition into consideration: Bhagwat on Sabarimala row

18 Oct 2018

SC didn't take tradition into consideration: Bhagwat on Sabarimala row

Amid ongoing protests at Sabarimala, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat today said the Supreme Court verdict hasn't taken into consideration the nature and premise of the tradition that has been accepted by society and has given rise to "divisiveness" in society.

#SabarimalaRow: Hartal begins in Kerala, special security arrangements in place

18 Oct 2018

#SabarimalaRow: Hartal begins in Kerala, special security arrangements in place

In yet another move to defy the Supreme Court verdict allowing women of the menstrual age group to enter the Sabarimala temple, Hindu outfits in Kerala called for a hartal.

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

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.

CJI-Designate Justice Ranjan Gogoi praises outgoing CJI Dipak Misra

01 Oct 2018

CJI-Designate Justice Ranjan Gogoi praises outgoing CJI Dipak Misra

Chief Justice of India-Designate, Justice Ranjan Gogoi, today praised the outgoing CJI Dipak Misra saying that his greatest contribution has been to civil liberties, and cited his recent verdicts in this regard.

CJI Misra, judge of key-verdicts, holds court for last time

01 Oct 2018

CJI Misra, judge of key-verdicts, holds court for last time

Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra held court, along with his successor Ranjan Gogoi, for the last time today.

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.

Activist who led Shani Shingnapur stir hails SC Sabarimala verdict

28 Sep 2018

Activist who led Shani Shingnapur stir hails SC Sabarimala verdict

Activist Trupti Desai, who led an agitation earlier to allow women to enter the Shani Shingnapur temple in Maharashtra, hailed today's Supreme Court's order on Kerala's Ayyappa Temple at Sabarimala.

Joseph Shine: The happily-married man who changed Indian adultery laws

28 Sep 2018

Joseph Shine: The happily-married man who changed Indian adultery laws

When the Supreme Court, in a historic judgment, struck down Section 497 of the Indian Penal Code yesterday, it was not on the petition of a legal expert of a gender equality activist.

SC Sabarimala-judgment: Women activists elated but concerned over ground reality

28 Sep 2018

SC Sabarimala-judgment: Women activists elated but concerned over ground reality

Women activists today hailed the Supreme Court judgment allowing entry of women into Ayyappa temple at Sabarimala in Kerala but expressed concern over its acceptance at the ground level.

#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".

Salman gets relief, SC says no coercive action against 'Loveyatri'

27 Sep 2018

Salman gets relief, SC says no coercive action against 'Loveyatri'

The Supreme Court today directed that no coercive action is to be taken in any part of India against Salman Khan Ventures Pvt Ltd, the producer of upcoming movie 'Loveyatri'.

#AdulteryVerdict: On women, marriage, and sexual-freedom, SC makes progressive statements

27 Sep 2018

#AdulteryVerdict: On women, marriage, and sexual-freedom, SC makes progressive statements

Taking a progressive stand on adultery law, the Supreme Court on Thursday declared the Section 497 of the IPC as unconstitutional.

#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.

Ayodhya-verdict: How SC's judgment could change Babri Masjid dispute

27 Sep 2018

Ayodhya-verdict: How SC's judgment could change Babri Masjid dispute

In the afternoon on Thursday, the Supreme Court is set to deliver a crucial judgment which will have far-reaching consequences in the Ram Mandir-Babri Masjid dispute.

SC's Aadhaar verdict: Slap on BJP's face, says Congress

26 Sep 2018

SC's Aadhaar verdict: Slap on BJP's face, says Congress

The Congress today welcomed the Supreme Court decision to strike down Section 57 of the Aadhaar Act, which allowed private parties to access Aadhaar data, and termed it a "slap on the face of BJP".

For cases of Constitutional importance, SC allows live streaming

26 Sep 2018

For cases of Constitutional importance, SC allows live streaming

A three-judge bench on Wednesday allowed live streaming of cases having Constitutional importance, the proceedings of which take place in the court of Chief Justice of India.

The Supreme Court will pronounce its judgement on Aadhaar tomorrow

25 Sep 2018

The Supreme Court will pronounce its judgement on Aadhaar tomorrow

The Supreme Court is all set to pronounce its verdict on the clutch of 27 petitions challenging Aadhaar's constitutional validity.

Supreme Court refers female genital mutilation case to Constitution bench

24 Sep 2018

Supreme Court refers female genital mutilation case to Constitution bench

On Monday, the Supreme Court referred the case of female genital mutilation in Dawoodi Bohra community to a Constitution bench, after Attorney General KK Venugopal and Senior Advocate Mukul Rohatgi requested for the same.

SC to deliver judgment on Aadhaar, Ayodhya, adultery, next week

22 Sep 2018

SC to deliver judgment on Aadhaar, Ayodhya, adultery, next week

In the next week, the Supreme Court is likely to deliver judgment on important cases like Aadhaar, Ayodhya dispute and adultery.

Koregaon-Bhima case: SC reserves verdict on arrests of 5 activists

20 Sep 2018

Koregaon-Bhima case: SC reserves verdict on arrests of 5 activists

The Supreme Court reserved its verdict on a plea by historian Romila Thapar and others seeking the immediate release of five activists in connection with the Koregaon-Bhima violence case and a SIT probe into their arrest.

Put knowledge capital to help poor, needy: CJI Dipak Misra

16 Sep 2018

Put knowledge capital to help poor, needy: CJI Dipak Misra

Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra Sunday advised the graduating law students to put their knowledge capital and skills to help the poor and needy.

Nikah halala petitioner attacked with acid; seeks protection from SC

14 Sep 2018

Nikah halala petitioner attacked with acid; seeks protection from SC

Supreme Court today agreed to hear on September 17 a plea filed by a petitioner in a nikah halala and triple talaq case, seeking protection after facing acid attack yesterday at Uttar Pradesh's Bulandshahr.

In dowry-harassment cases, accused can now seek anticipatory-bail, rules SC

14 Sep 2018

In dowry-harassment cases, accused can now seek anticipatory-bail, rules SC

Taking note of the misuse of Section 498A of the IPC, the Supreme Court on Friday said the accused can now seek anticipatory bail.

Dowry harassment: SC modifies previous order, protects anticipatory bail provision

14 Sep 2018

Dowry harassment: SC modifies previous order, protects anticipatory bail provision

The Supreme Court today modified its previous order that had provided for setting up of a committee to deal with complaints of dowry harassment.

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.

Comply with orders on cow vigilantism: SC to states

07 Sep 2018

Comply with orders on cow vigilantism: SC to states

The Supreme Court on Friday gave a week's time to the states that haven't filed a report on the incidents of cow vigilantism and mob lynching as per its July 17 orders. Only 11 out of 29 states and Union territories have filed their reports.

Beyond Section 377: Looking at prominent judgment of CJI Misra

06 Sep 2018

Beyond Section 377: Looking at prominent judgment of CJI Misra

Heading a constitutional bench which read down Section 377 of the IPC, CJI Dipak Misra scripted history.

#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'.

Bhima-Koregaon case: Maharashtra Police says activists arrested over Maoist links

05 Sep 2018

Bhima-Koregaon case: Maharashtra Police says activists arrested over Maoist links

The five activists were not arrested for their dissenting views but due to the cogent evidence linking them with the banned CPI(Maoist), Maharashtra Police claimed in the Supreme Court today.

Major SC verdicts expected in 19 days, including Aadhaar, Ayodhya

04 Sep 2018

Major SC verdicts expected in 19 days, including Aadhaar, Ayodhya

Chief Justice Dipak Misra is at the fag end of his term, and thus, the next 19 days are set to see a slew of Supreme Court verdicts in major cases.

SC declines urgent hearing of plea regarding Sterlite plant case

04 Sep 2018

SC declines urgent hearing of plea regarding Sterlite plant case

The Supreme Court today declined urgent hearing on a plea by the Tamil Nadu government challenging the National Green Tribunal's order allowing Vedanta group access to the administrative unit inside its closed Sterlite copper plant at Tuticorin in the state.

Justice Ranjan Gogoi to succeed Chief Justice Dipak Misra

01 Sep 2018

Justice Ranjan Gogoi to succeed Chief Justice Dipak Misra

Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra, who is set to retire next month, has recommended Justice Ranjan Gogoi's name as his successor, sticking to the seniority tradition in the Supreme Court.

SC dismisses plea seeking punishment of 2yrs for electoral offenses

27 Aug 2018

SC dismisses plea seeking punishment of 2yrs for electoral offenses

The Supreme Court today dismissed a plea that sought a minimum punishment of two years for electoral offenses, including bribery, false statement undue influence by candidates, and political parties.

No NOTA in Rajya Sabha elections, rules Supreme Court

21 Aug 2018

No NOTA in Rajya Sabha elections, rules Supreme Court

The Supreme Court has ruled the option of "none of the above" (NOTA) cannot be permitted in Rajya Sabha elections.

Don't get swayed-away by infighting: CJI to budding lawyers, judges

06 Aug 2018

Don't get swayed-away by infighting: CJI to budding lawyers, judges

CJI Dipak Misra asked budding lawyers and judges not to get swayed away by infighting and distractions that come their way and suggested them to deal with such situations courageously.

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.

CJI 'master of roster,' consultation with collegium not necessary: SC

06 Jul 2018

CJI 'master of roster,' consultation with collegium not necessary: SC

The Chief Justice of India (CJI) is the master of roster, a two-judge SC bench iterated, dismissing a petition by former law minister Shanti Bhushan.

SC to hear Ahmed Patel's plea against petition challenging RS-election

02 Jul 2018

SC to hear Ahmed Patel's plea against petition challenging RS-election

The Supreme Court will hear Congress leader Ahmed Patel's petition seeking a direction to the Gujarat High Court to not proceed with a plea challenging his election to the Rajya Sabha on July 9.