SC refuses to re-open cases of Kashmiri Pandit killings

supremeThe Supreme Court on Monday rejected a petition that sought to re-open 215 cases in which Kashmiri Pandits were killed. The court observed that it would be difficult to obtain evidence after 27 years and hence the cases could not be re-opened.

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Allow Tirupati temple to exchange Rs 8.29 crore old notes says plea in SC


tirupatiA plea has been filed in the Supreme Court seeking to allow the Sri Tirumala Tirupati Venkateshwara temple to exchange Rs 8.29 crore of demontised notes. The plea says that the notes donated by devotees in demonetised currency needs to be exchanged and hence a directive be issued to the government.

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SC agrees to hear Babri case early

Babri verdict: UP govt tense about law and orderThe Supreme Court has agreed to hear the Babri Masjid dispute case early. BJP leader Subramanian Swamy sought an urgent hearing of his petition. His plea has been tagged along with the main petition.

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Hard to accept there is no fundamental right to privacy: SC

aadhar_1336507fThe Supreme Court said that in a republic founded on a written Constitution it is difficult to accept that there is no fundamental right to privacy. The 9 judge Bench made the observation while hearing arguments on the issue whether right to privacy is a fundamental right under the Constitution. This is a key question that is linked to the Aadhaar debate. The matter will be heard on Thursday.

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Gay sex may be decriminalised if SC hold right to privacy is a fundamental right

gayrightsA nine-judge Bench of the Supreme Court which is hearing a matter related to right to privacy has indicated that a judgment on homosexuality may just be re-opened.

SC orders probe into 62 extra judicial killings in Manipur

supremeIn a major decision the Supreme Court has ordered a CBI probe into the killing of 62 persons allegedly by the Army and police in Manipur. The SC sought a compliance report from the CBI by January 2018.

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SC sets up 5 judge Bench to decide if Aadhaar violated right to privacy

new-aadhaar-card-center-in-south-delhiThe Supreme Court has decided to set up a 5 judge Bench to decide on whether Aadhaar violated right to privacy. A batch of petitions have been filed in the Supreme Court challenging the decision to make Aadhaar mandatory. The petitioners contended that it amounted to violation of the provisions under right to privacy. The petitioners had alleged that collection of personal details like finger prints and iris scan violated the right to privacy.

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States can denotify highways in cities to permit liquor vendors to function: SC

alcohol1Good news for tipplers as the Supreme Court has okayed the decision by states to denotify highways passing through cities. Several bars and pubs had to shut shop as highways passed through the cities.

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New cattle rules will not be implemented for another 3 months: Centre tells SC

cowsmugglingThe centre has told the Supreme Court that it would not implement the new cattle rules for three months. The SC is hearing a petition that challenged the new rules in which the centre restricted the sale of cattle to ensure the upkeep of the animal. The SC extended the stay issued by the Madurai Bench to the entire country.

The centre said that it would not implement rules banning the sale of cattle for slaughter purposes in livestock markets for three months. The Centre pointed out that since the Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court had stayed the rules, it would not be implemented immediately.

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Order declaring Ganga, Yamuna as living entities stayed by SC

gangaThe Supreme Court has stayed an ordered which declared the rivers Ganga and Yamuna as a living entites. The stay was issued while hearing a plea that sought to challenge the verdict of the Uttarakhand High Court which declared the Yamuna and Ganga as a living entities.

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