In an interesting observation, the Supreme Court has said that mere refusal to speak to the wife does not amount to cruelty. A lady had filed a case against her husband under the draconian provisions of Section 498 A stating that her husband had not spoken to her for 20 days despite her best efforts.
The Supreme Court is set to pronounce a historic judgment on triple talaq today. It would either declare the practise as valid or unconstitutional or let the government take a decision on the matter.
A decision on a standalone law to regulate NGOs in the country would be taken within four weeks, the Supreme Court was informed. The law if brought into force would regulate the activities of NGOs.
The Supreme Court on Friday upheld the law that made the UID number a must for filing income tax returns and its linkage to PAN card. This was a major victory for the Narendra Modi government which has been making Aadhaar mandatory for many transactions.
After 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.
Nirbhaya’s killers will hang to death the Supreme Court has held. The Supreme Court on Friday confirmed the death sentenced awarded to the four killers of Nirbhaya. The Bench held that the case fell under the category of the rarest of rare cases. The Bench held that the accused persons were beyond reforms and hence they should hang by the neck until dead.
“We have full faith in the judicial system and I am sure that the Supreme Court will announce death sentence in its verdict for the guilty. I am sure the Supreme Court will give justice to my daughter. This will set an example for the world”: Nirbhaya’s mother. “They will be awarded death sentence. Leave Supreme Court, even God will not forgive such people”: Nirbhaya’s father It was one of the most brutal cases that the nation had witnessed. Known as the Nirbhaya rape and murder case, the nation awaits with bated breath for the Supreme Court order. The SC is all set to decide whether the killers will hang to death or spend the rest of their life in jail.
The Supreme Court on Friday said that talks should take place with stakeholders in Kashmir, but also warned that nothing would work if the secession is sought. The SC also said that it would direct the CRPF to stop using the pellet guns for two weeks only if there is an assurance that there will be no stone pelting.
This is complete helplessness and the Government wants to do nothing for the destitute widows, the Supreme Court said. The stinging observations against the government was made by a Division Bench comprising Justices Madan Lokur and Deepak Gupta while hearing plea which sought implementation of directions to better the conditions of widows in the country.
The Supreme Court dealt a major blow to senior Bharatiya Janata Party leaders L K Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi, Uma Bharti and nine others in the Babri Masjid demolition case. The court ordered that these persons would be tried for criminal conspiracy and the trial should be completed in two years. “No adjournments,” the SC ordered.