Editorial: Lord & “My Lord”

The Supreme Court has formed a nine-judge Constitution bench headed by Chief Justice S A Bobde to hear from 13 January the issue of allowing women and girls of all ages to enter Sabarimala temple, along with the other contentious issues of alleged discrimination against Muslim and Parsi women. The other judges on the bench are Justices R Banumathi, Ashok Bhushan, L Nageswara Rao, M M Shantanagoudar, S A Nazeer, R Subhash Reddy, B R Gavai and Surya Kant. Continue Reading

4 Supreme Court judges take oath of office

Four new Supreme Court judges took oath of office on Monday, taking the total strength of judges in the apex court to 34. Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi administered oath of office and secrecy to justices Krishna Murari, S Ravindra Bhat, V Ramasubramanian and Hrishikesh Roy in a simple function in courtroom one. Continue Reading

Ayodhya case: SC commences third-day hearing

The counsel for Ram Lalla Virajmaan, the deity which itself has been made a party to the politically and religiously sensitive case, had on Wednesday told the court that the ‘unshakeable faith’ of millions of believers is sufficient to prove that the entire disputed site at Ayodhya was the birth place of Lord Ram. Continue Reading

SC to soon hear 11 AIADMK MLAs disqualification case

The disqualification case of Tamilnadu MLAs involving Deputy Chief Minister, O Panneer Selvam and 10 others will soon be taken up for hearing soon, stated Supreme Court today. Continue Reading