New law on triple talaq challenged in SC, Delhi HC

A Kerala-based Muslim organisation ‘Samastha Kerala Jamiathul Ulema’ and an advocate Shahid Ali moved petitions in the Supreme court and Delhi High court, respectively, opposing the newly passed law on Triple Talaq. Continue Reading

General elections: SC declines urgent hearing on Hardik’s plea

The Supreme Court today refused to accord urgent hearing to Congress leader Hardik Patel’s plea challenging the Gujarat High Court order rejecting stay on his conviction in the 2015 Vispur rioting case. Continue Reading

Justice Lalit recuses self from Ayodhya case

Justice U U Lalit, who was part of a Constitution bench to hear the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land title dispute, recused himself on Thursday, prompting the Supreme Court to reschedule the hearing for 29 January before a new bench. Continue Reading

Chidambaram accuses CBI of leaking charge sheet to media in Aircel case

Former union minister P Chidambaram today moved a Delhi court alleging that the CBI is leaking parts of the charge sheet in the Aircel-Maxis case to the media “to sensationalise” the issue and “make mockery of judicial process”. Continue Reading

SC reserves order on pleas seeking disqualification of lawmakers with criminal background

The Supreme Court today reserved its verdict on a batch of petitions seeking disqualification of lawmakers even before their conviction in criminal cases to curb criminalisation of politics in the country. Continue Reading