Kanu Sarda

Continue virtual courts in post-COVID period as digital justice is faster, cheaper: Parliamentary panel

This is the first report to be presented by any Parliamentary Panel on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

12 Sep 2020

INX media case: Supreme Court extends Chidambaram's CBI custody till September 5

Both lawyers agreed and told the bench that they will not press for interim bail before the trial court till the apex court passes the order.

03 Sep 2019

Outrage as Supreme court spikes 800-yr-old advisory of Ayyappa

Terming the practice illegal and unconstitutional, a five-judge Constitution bench rejected the claim of the Travancore Devaswom Board that the exclusion of women of a particular age is essential.

29 Sep 2018

Passing Aadhaar law as money bill is fraud: Justice Chandrachud

'Aadhaar cannot be treated as a money bill and passing a bill as money bill which is not a money bill is a fraud on the Constitution,' he observed in a separate minority judgment.

26 Sep 2018

Rights rainbow shines as Supreme Court partially strikes down Section 377

In a landmark verdict, the Supreme Court on Thursday legalised gay sex in the country by partially striking down the 158-year-old colonial era law.

07 Sep 2018

Section 377: First round won, battle for change begins

SC’s ruling decriminalizing gay sex will have a direct impact on adoption, inheritance laws.

07 Sep 2018

Section 377: Five people, one cause, one victorious fight

Though only one argued the case in the courtroom, the other four were involved in backroom research and made significant contributions to the arguments.

06 Sep 2018

Supreme Court to hear plea on Rafale deal next week

A Bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra considered the submissions of advocate ML Sharma that his plea be listed for urgent hearing.

05 Sep 2018

Vijay Mallya extradition case: India has weak extradition treaties

The UK has strong human rights laws, which make extradition of a person very difficult, and India is only among Category II countries under the UK's extradition laws.

01 Aug 2018

Menstruating women cannot enter Sabarimala: Devaswom

Lawyer for the temple board gives the deity’s celibacy as reason for not allowing entry to women between the ages of 10 and 50 years.

20 Jul 2018

Mob lynching: Supreme Court asks Parliament to consider new law against cow vigilantism

Asserting that there cannot be any investigation, trial or punishment out on the streets, the top court said it was the duty of the states to strive and promote fraternity amongst all citizens.

18 Jul 2018

Nobody can take law into their hands, duty of states to curb cow vigilantism: Supreme Court

Condemning violence by vigilante groups in the name of the cow, the Supreme Court today said that no citizen can take law into their own hands and that it was the duty of the state to ensure order.

17 Jul 2018

Film-maker plans to take the veil off Nikah Halala’s evil face

The film-maker, who spoke to 200 victims from Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, has zeroed in on four case studies for the documentary.

08 Jul 2018

Sameena Begum, face of the fight against Nikah Halala, facing death threats

Sameena’s troubles began in 1999, when her father, a government school teacher from Sambhal, got her married at the age of 18 to a man in Delhi.

08 Jul 2018

After summer recess, apex court may have nine vacancies to fill up

With the Supreme Court collegium yet to take a decision on the appointment of judges, seven vacancies are looming large in the apex court.

20 May 2018