Inter-caste marriage a choice of adults, Khap Panchayats have no business: SC

panchayatThe Supreme Court has held that an adult boy or girl can get into marriages of their choice and no panchayat, khap, individual, parents or society can question it. A Bench headed by Chief Justice of India, Dipak Misra said that any attack or social ostracism by Khap panchayats is illegal.

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Can a by-stander file appeal in criminal case? SC asks in Bofors plea

supremeCan an unconnected person file an appeal in a criminal case? This was a point raised by the Supreme Court while hearing the appeal in the Bofors case.

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After a fiery Friday, it is business as usual in Supreme Court today

supremeIt is business as usual in the Supreme Court today. The court re-opens today following a two day break and also a week that saw one of the most dramatic events in the history of the top court.

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Totally avoidable says Justice Hegde on SC judges going public

hegdeVery unfortunate is how former Supreme Court judge, Justice Santhosh Hegde termed the developments which unfurled on Friday. Four top judges of the Supreme Court decided to come out an speak out against the Chief Justice of India, Dipak Misra on the manner in which the Benches were being assigned.

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2G verdict: What happens to the 122 licences that SC quashed?

mobiletowerWith the special CBI court acquitting all persons in the 2G case, the big question is about the fate of the 122 licences granted to companies and the allocation of 2G spectrum which was quashed by the Supreme Court in 2012.

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Insurance can’t be denied if vehicle robbed by lift taker: Supreme Court

vehiclerobInsurance cannot be denied if a lift taker robs your car, the Supreme Court has ruled. Theft insurance in such cases cannot be denied, a Bench of the Supreme Court held. Manjeet Singh, a truck owner was denied insurance on the ground that he had breached the policy by giving a lift to a passenger who robbed the vehicle during the journey.

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Look into NIA document relating to Love Jihad, Kerala govt tells SC

LoveJihad-1“We are grappling with the problem of Love Jihad or forced conversions”, the Kerala government has told the Supreme Court. While the Kerala government had earlier opposed the National Investigation Agency probe into such cases, it has now told the SC that the report prepared by the agency must be taken into account.

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Kerala Love Jihad: Hadiya married of her own will, NIA tells SC

hadiyaThe National Investigation Agency has said that Hadiya had married a Muslim man of her own will. The NIA in its status report said that it also did not find any financial trail linking Hadiya or others in the case.

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Radicalised before joining ISIS: SC to hear mother’s plea in 2 weeks

supremeThe Supreme Court has agreed to hear a petition by a mother who has alleged that her daughter was radicalised before she joined the ISIS. The petitioner sought an NIA probe into the alleged forced conversion of their daughter. The petition states that the girl was forcibly converted through Love Jihad and was being lured into joining the Islamic State in Afghanistan.

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SC to hear fresh plea seeking ban on Padmavati

padmavatiscThe Supreme Court will hear a fresh plea seeking a ban on the release of the movie, Padmavati. The petitioner M L Sharma moved the court for the second time and this time he cited the ground that the makers of the film had misguided the SC.

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