The Supreme Court of India will pass orders today on a plea seeking the release of AG Perarivalan, one of the life convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, who has been behind bars for 31 years. A favourable verdict will pave way for the release of other six convicts in the case including Nalini Sriharan and her husband Murugan,… Continue reading "SC to pass orders on plea seeking release of Perarivalan"
Tag: Supreme Court news
The Supreme Court on May 11, stayed the use of the sedition law and directed the Centre and states to not register any fresh FIRs invoking sedition charges until the law is reviewed. In the pending sedition cases, the Supreme Court said those languishing in jail under sedition charges can approach the courts and seek bail. “We expect that till… Continue reading "SC stays use of sedition law until review"
The Supreme Court reserved judgment on plea filed by AG Perarivalan, a convict serving life imprisonment in connection with the assassination of former PM Rajiv Gandhi, seeking premature release from jail based on the recommendation made by Tamil Nadu government in September 2018. The judgment of mercy petition by Perarivalan in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case has been reserved by… Continue reading "SC reserves judgment on Perarivalan’s mercy plea"
Tamil Nadu’s quota in jobs and education for the Vanniyar community was cancelled today by the Supreme Court, which called it “unconstitutional” and a violation of the right to equality. The Vanniyar community was given 10.5 per cent reservation in government jobs and educational institutions through a law enacted last year. The law, “Vanniyar Reservation Act 2021”, was declared unconstitutional… Continue reading "SC strikes down 10.5 per cent reservation for Vanniyar community"
The Supreme Court on Tuesday said it would hear the Mullaiperiyar Dam matter on March 31 after the Tamil Nadu government informed it that they have had “some dialogue” on the issue which is going on. “We understand the complexities of it. We can give time,” a bench headed by Justice A M Khanwilkar said after senior advocate Shekhar Naphade,… Continue reading "SC to take up Mullaiperiyar dam issue on Thursday"
The Supreme Court has issued notice to the Uttar Pradesh government and asked it to file a reply on a plea seeking cancellation of bail granted to Lakhimpur Kheri violence accused Ashish Mishra, who is the son of Union Minister Ajay Mishra. Taking note of the alleged attack on a witness, a bench headed by Chief Justice NV Ramana directed the state government… Continue reading "Supreme Court issues notice to UP government regarding cancellation of bail of Ashish Mishra"
Tamilnadu has urged the Supreme Court to direct the State of Kerala to cooperate, and provide all necessary assistance in a time-bound manner so that the remaining strengthening and maintenance works of Mullaiperiyar Dam are implemented in letter and spirit. In an affidavit filed by Tamil Nadu, the state has sought to direct the State of Kerala to cooperate and… Continue reading "TN government urges SC to direct Kerala to cooperate in Mullaiperiyar Dam issue"
A petition against the centre’s refusal to renew licences needed to receive funding from abroad for thousands of non-profits that could impair their vital humanitarian, advocacy and other operations in India will be heard by the Supreme Court on Monday. The plea filed by US-based non-governmental organisation or NGO Global Peace Initiative has said the cancellation of licences can have… Continue reading "SC To hear plea for foreign funding clearence to NGO today"
The Supreme Court will today hear a petition seeking a thorough investigation into the security lapse during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Punjab on Wednesday. The plea, filed by the NGO Lawyers Voice, has sought action against those responsible for the security lapse and appropriate directions to the Punjab government to prevent the recurrence of such an incident in… Continue reading "Modi’s security breach: Supreme Court to take up plea against Punjab govt today"
The Supreme Court has adjourned hearing in the Lakhimpur Kheri farmers’ killing case till November 15. The three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice of India NV Ramana adjourned the case to next week following a request by the Uttar Pradesh government. Earlier, this week Supreme Court expressed dismay at how it was being handled for the third time in recent… Continue reading "Lakhimpur violence: SC adjourns hearing till 15 November"