Justice DY Chandrachud

Dhananjaya Yeshwant Chandrachud

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Before electronic media, regulate digital media: Centre urges Supreme Court

17 Sep 2020

Before electronic media, regulate digital media: Centre urges Supreme Court

The Supreme Court must think about laying guidelines for digital media before it takes similar steps for the electronic media, the Centre said on Thursday through an affidavit.

Supreme Court puts stop on Sudarshan TV's 'insidious' #UPSCJihad show

15 Sep 2020

Supreme Court puts stop on Sudarshan TV's 'insidious' #UPSCJihad show

The Supreme Court on Tuesday restrained a private television channel from airing the remaining episodes of a show on Muslims "infiltrating" the central government's civil services.

Ayodhya verdict: Meet the five judges who will script history

09 Nov 2019

Ayodhya verdict: Meet the five judges who will script history

A five-judge constitutional bench of the Supreme Court will pronounce verdict in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute at 10:30 am today.

Questioning faith of Hindus is difficult: SC on Ayodhya matter

24 Sep 2019

Questioning faith of Hindus is difficult: SC on Ayodhya matter

The Ayodhya dispute pertains to just 2.77 acres of land but its implications are far-reaching. Both Muslims and Hindus want possession of the land, and the Supreme Court is hoping to solve the case by October.

#AyodhyaHearing: Nirmohi Akhada doesn't have 'evidence' of Ram Janmbhoomi possession

07 Aug 2019

#AyodhyaHearing: Nirmohi Akhada doesn't have 'evidence' of Ram Janmbhoomi possession

The Nirmohi Akhada, one of the three parties which is fighting for the disputed land in Ayodhya, told Supreme Court on Wednesday that evidence which showed it possessed the property got stolen years ago.

Even brother-in-law can be asked to pay alimony: SC

26 May 2019

Even brother-in-law can be asked to pay alimony: SC

Under the domestic violence law, the brother-in-law of the aggrieved complainant can be ordered to pay alimony, the Supreme Court underlined.

Ayodhya dispute delayed: SC won't hear case on January 29

27 Jan 2019

Ayodhya dispute delayed: SC won't hear case on January 29

In the latest development in the Ayodhya title dispute, the sensitive case will not be taken up on January 29 by the Supreme Court as Justice SA Bobde is unavailable.

#AyodhyaDelayed: Here's why Justice Lalit recused himself from the case

10 Jan 2019

#AyodhyaDelayed: Here's why Justice Lalit recused himself from the case

On Thursday, the Supreme Court adjourned the sensitive Ayodhya case for January 29 after one of the five judges in the Constitution bench recused himself.

#AyodhyaCase: After one judge recuses, matter adjourned for January 29

10 Jan 2019

#AyodhyaCase: After one judge recuses, matter adjourned for January 29

The five-judge Constitution bench of the Supreme Court headed by CJI Ranjan Gogoi, postponed the hearing of the politically sensitive Ayodhya case on Thursday after Justice UU Lalit recused himself.

SC's 5-judge Constitution Bench to hear #AyodhyaCase on 10 January

08 Jan 2019

SC's 5-judge Constitution Bench to hear #AyodhyaCase on 10 January

Chief Justice of India, Ranjan Gogoi, has set up a five-judge Constitution Bench to hear the Ayodhya land dispute case from 10 January.

'Right-to-pray' crusader, Swamy, feels Hindu unity will ensure temple's construction

18 Nov 2018

'Right-to-pray' crusader, Swamy, feels Hindu unity will ensure temple's construction

BJP leader Subramanian Swamy has said if Hindus unite then no one can stop the construction of a magnificent Ram Temple in Ayodhya.

Bhima-Koregaon violence: SC extends house arrest, no SIT formed

28 Sep 2018

Bhima-Koregaon violence: SC extends house arrest, no SIT formed

After the Supreme Court, on September 20, reserved its judgement on the case challenging the arrest of five activists in connection with the Bhima-Koregaon violence, the apex court, today, extended the activists' house arrest by another four weeks.

#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.

#AadhaarVerdict: Justice Chandrachud, sole dissenting judge, highlights the program's flaws

26 Sep 2018

#AadhaarVerdict: Justice Chandrachud, sole dissenting judge, highlights the program's flaws

The sole dissenting judge in Aadhaar verdict, Justice DY Chandrachud called the Aadhaar Act unconstitutional and said passing it as a Money Bill was a fraud.

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.

#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.

How 'Right to Privacy' gave new life to Section-377 battle

06 Sep 2018

How 'Right to Privacy' gave new life to Section-377 battle

Reading down the Section 377 of IPC, the Supreme Court gave a landmark judgement on Thursday.

Article 35A: SC defers hearing as Kashmir goes into shutdown

06 Aug 2018

Article 35A: SC defers hearing as Kashmir goes into shutdown

The SC has adjourned its scheduled hearing on Article 35A to the last week of August as protests continued to rock Kashmir.

Government withdraws social media monitoring hub proposal after SC rebuke

03 Aug 2018

Government withdraws social media monitoring hub proposal after SC rebuke

The Centre is withdrawing its proposal of creating a social media monitoring hub, it told the SC, weeks after the apex court termed the move akin to "creating a surveillance state."

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.

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.

Delhi wars: L-G can't interfere in state-government's policy-decisions, rules SC

04 Jul 2018

Delhi wars: L-G can't interfere in state-government's policy-decisions, rules SC

In a significant verdict, the SC has ruled the lieutenant governor (L-G) in Delhi cannot interfere with policy-decisions taken by the state government.

SC upholds CJI's power to allot cases, won't frame rules

11 Apr 2018

SC upholds CJI's power to allot cases, won't frame rules

The SC today upheld the right of the chief justice of India (CJI) to decide allocation of cases, and refused to frame rules in the matter.

Landmark ruling: SC legalizes passive euthanasia and 'living will'

09 Mar 2018

Landmark ruling: SC legalizes passive euthanasia and 'living will'

In a landmark decision, the SC has ruled that passive euthanasia and 'living will' are legal and issued necessary directions in the matter.

Playing national anthem not mandatory in theatres: SC

09 Jan 2018

Playing national anthem not mandatory in theatres: SC

The SC has revoked its November'16 order, ruling playing of national anthem in cinema halls isn't mandatory.

SC reconsiders Section 377: Hope for LGBT community this time

08 Jan 2018

SC reconsiders Section 377: Hope for LGBT community this time

The controversial Section 377 that criminalizes homosexuality has once again reached the SC, where a three-judge bench agreed to review its 2013 decision upholding the law.

Why shouldn't women be held guilty of adultery?

09 Dec 2017

Why shouldn't women be held guilty of adultery?

Adultery is currently a criminal offense only for men in India and not women. But this might change soon.

Years after sanctioning passive euthanasia, Indian judiciary debates "living will"

11 Oct 2017

Years after sanctioning passive euthanasia, Indian judiciary debates "living will"

In 2011, the SC made a landmark judgement in the Aruna Shanbaug case by legalizing passive euthanasia under certain conditions.

Privacy is a fundamental right: What will change now?

24 Aug 2017

Privacy is a fundamental right: What will change now?

The SC has had two momentous days. Yesterday, it struck down the practice of triple talaq, marking a milestone in the fight for women's rights.

SC proposes three-tier approach to privacy: Intimate, private and public

03 Aug 2017

SC proposes three-tier approach to privacy: Intimate, private and public

The SC, during its hearing on whether privacy is a fundamental right, has formulated a three-tier approach to the question by classifying privacy into intimate, private and public.

SC: Jobs secured through fake caste certificates invalid

06 Jul 2017

SC: Jobs secured through fake caste certificates invalid

In a major judgement, the Supreme Court on Thursday held that the admissions and jobs would be considered invalid, if they have been secured under fake caste certificates.