Ayodhya case adjourned to Jan 29 after Justice Lalit recuses himself

ramtempleNew Delhi, Jan 10: The Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court that it would only fix the date for hearing the appeals in the Ayodhya case. The Bench made it clear that there would be no hearing on the appeals and only a date would be fixed.

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What next after Justice Lalit exits from Constitution Bench hearing Ayodhya appeals

justice-uulalitNew Delhi, Jan 10: It was over before it even began. The Constitution Bench that was to hear the Ayodhya appeals has to be re-constituted after Justice Uday U Lalit recused himself.

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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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Kalhiko Pul suicide: The high voltage argument in the Supreme Court

kalhikopulThere was high drama in the court hall of the Supreme Court presided by Justices A K Goel and U U Lalit which was hearing the Kalhiko Pul case. The 60-page suicide note written by Pul, former chief minister of Arunachal Pradesh, made some sensational disclosures. Pul’s wife, Dangwimsai had written to the Chief Justice of India seeking a CBI probe. A bench was constituted to hear the matter.

However her counsel Dushyant Dave made some sensational allegations in the court following which they withdrew the petition. Dave said that since the note makes allegations against the judiciary, it cannot be heard by the SC.

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Cauvery row: Release water or face the wrath of the law, SC tells Karnataka

supremeNew Delhi, Sept 30: Warning Karnataka that the wrath of the law would fall upon it if orders are not followed, the Supreme Court ordered the state to release 6,000 cusecs of Cauvery water daily to Tamil Nadu between October 1 and 6. “One knows not when the wrath of the law will fall upon him,” a bench compromising Justices Dipak Mishra and UU Lalit observed.
The Supreme Court also ordered the constitution of the Cauvery Management Board (CMB) by October 4 and directed the centre to do the same. Further it said that the CMB will visit Karnataka and Tamil Nadu on October 4 and 5 to assess the ground situation.

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Cauvery row: SC sidesteps Karnataka resolution, but warns against disobeying 6,000 cusecs order

krsSidestepping the potential Constitutional minefield laid by the Karnataka assembly’s September 23 resolution not to release water to Tamil Nadu, the Supreme Court today directed the state to release 6,000 cusecs for three days (September 27 – 29).
Karnataka has sought modification of the earlier Supreme Court order and told the Bench today that it will be able to release water only in December.
A bench comprising Justices Dipak Mishra and U.U Lalit observed that disobedience of the top court’s order is no solution in a federal structure.

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J&K separatist funding: Supreme Court rejects plea, says not our domain

kashsepNew Delhi, Sept 14: The Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected a petition that sought a directive to stop security and funding to the separatists of Jammu and Kashmir. It may be recalled that last week when this petition was filed, the Bench had said, “We feel the same and everyone sitting here feels the same.”
However, on Wednesday when the matter came up before the Bench, it rejected the petition while observing that such matters are under the domain of the Centre. On Wednesday, the matter was heard by a bench comprising Justices Dipak Misra and U U Lalit.

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Malegaon blasts case- Justice U U Lalit recuses himself from hearing plea

uu-lalitJustice U U Lalit has recused himself from hearing the petition seeking a fair trial in the Malegaon blasts case.Justice U U Lalit who was part of the Bench recused himself from hearing the petition on the ground that he had represented some of the accused in the case while he was an advocate.

As a result of Justice Lalit recusing himself from hearing the case, the Supreme Court will now have to constitute a fresh bench to hear the petition.

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