Right to Privacy a fundamental right? Meet the 9 judges who will deliver the verdict

supremeThe Supreme Court on Thursday held that Right to Privacy is a fundamental right. The verdict was delivered by a nine judge Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court headed by the Chief Justice of India, J S Khehar. The Bench in a unanimous decision held that right to privacy is a fundamental right.

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Triple talaq struck down: Who consented and who dissented in SC

triple-talaqIn a major victory for women’s rights, the Supreme Court of India struck down triple talaq while declaring it unconstitutional. In a 3:2 majority verdict the court held that the practise was unconstitutional and it violates fundamental rights of a woman as it irrevocably ends marriage without any scope of reconciliation.

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When CJI J S Khehar was President of India for a few seconds today

kheharChief Justice of India J S Khehar was the President of India for a few seconds today. The CJI who administered the oath of office to Ram Nath Kovind at the Central Hall of Parliament on Tuesday was the President of India for a brief while when the chair was being exchanged between Kovind and Pranab Mukherjee.

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Muslim women should be allowed to say no to triple talaq: SC

muslim-womenThe Supreme Court on Wednesday suggested that Muslim women must be given the option to say no to triple talaq. The Constitution Bench headed by Chief Justice of India, J S Khehar sought to know that if such an option could be given.

SC judges of 5 different religions to hear triple talaq matter today

triple-talaq-2The Bench of the Supreme Court which would hear the triple talaq matter has been constituted interestingly.

There are judges of five different religions who constitute the Constitution Bench. The Bench is headed by Chief Justice of India, J S Khehar a Sikh.

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Chief Justice of India J S Khehar sentenced to 5 years rigorous imprisonment

kheharAfter barring them from travelling abroad, Justice C S Karnan has sentenced Chief Justice of India, J S Khehar and seven other judges of the Supreme Court to five years rigorous imprisonment. In his order the judge of the Calcutta High Court has said that the the SC judges have committed offences punishable under the provisions of the SC/ST Atrocities Act of 1989 and amended Act of 2015.

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‘Smoking guns’ in Indian Army must come under judicial scrutiny: SC

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The Supreme Court rejected a plea by the Centre to recall a 2016 judgment on conducting a probe into 1,528 cases of alleged fake encounters in Manipur in the past two decades. A bench headed by the Chief Justice of India, J S Khehar dismissed a curative plea in which it was stated that the SC verdict had hampered the Indian Army’s ability to respond to insurgent and terrorist threats.

Will SC stop Parrikar from becoming Goa CM? You will know in a few hours

In a few hours from now a special bench of the Supreme Court will hear a petition challenging the formation of the Goa government by the Bharatiya Janata Party.

A special bench was constituted by Chief Justice of India, J S Khehar upon urgent mentioning. The bench will hear the matter on an urgent basis despite it being a holiday for the Supreme Court on account of Holi.

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Contempt against sitting HC judge a first in Supreme Court history

justice-cs-karnanNew Delhi, Feb 8: All eyes will be on the Supreme Court on Wednesday. The apex court is all set to hear a contempt case against a sitting judge of a high court. It’s a ‘historic’ case as this is for the first time when the SC will be dealing with a case pertaining to a sitting judge.

A seven-judge bench headed by the Chief Justice of India JS Khehar will hear the case against Justice CS Karnan, who had earlier lashed out at his colleagues accusing them of corruption.

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SC dismisses plea to defer Union Budget, calls it ‘absurd’

budgetThe Supreme Court has rejected a plea seeking to delay the Union Budget to be presented on February 1. The plea had sought postponement of the Budget on the ground that five state were going to polls. Chief Justice of India J S Khehar, who headed the bench termed the petition as absurd. “Your argument is absurd.

This way you will say that a party at the centre should not contest the state polls,” the CJI observed while junking the plea.

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