Daily Archives: September 28, 2018

Justice Chandrachud overrules father again

This time in adultery law verdict This is the second time Justice D.Y. Chandrachud has contradicted the verdict of his father, former Chief Justice of India Y.V. Chandrachud. Thirty-three years after his father upheld the validity of adultery law, Justice D.Y. Chandrachud ruled on Thursday that the earlier view cannot …

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Telangana under poll code after EC order

The Commission has drawn on legal backing for the directive from Supreme Court’s observation in the landmark S.R. Bommai and Others Vs. Union of India and Others (1994) judgment that the caretaker government should merely carry on day-to-day work and desist from taking any major policy decision. The provisions of …

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Sabarimala temple entry verdict today

The Kerala government, which has been changing its stand on the contentious issue of women of the menstrual age group entering the Sabarimala temple, had on July 18 told the Supreme Court that it now favoured their entry. The apex court had on October 13 last year referred the issue …

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Section 497 archaic: Justice Nariman

Marriage does not mean ceding autonomy, say Justice Chandrachud Justice Rohinton Nariman, in his separate opinion but concurring judgment holding that adultery is not a crime, said Section 497 made a husband the “licensor” of his wife’s sexual choices. Justice Nariman listed out countries which had repealed adultery as a …

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Justice Nazeer for rethink on 1994 order

The statement that “praying in a mosque is not an essential part of Islam andnamaz by Muslims can be offered even in the open” by a Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court in a 1994 judgment played a role in the Allahabad High Court decision to partition the disputed Ram …

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Centre appoints search committee for Lokpal

It will be headed by former SC judge Ranjana Prakash Desai After a long delay, the Centre on Thursday constituted an eight-member search committee, to be headed by former Supreme Court judge, Justice Ranjana Prakash Desai, to recommend the chairperson and members of the anti-corruption ombudsman Lokpal. The Lokpal and …

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Man is not owner of wife’s sexuality: Chandrachud

‘She can makeher ownsexual choices’ Justice D.Y. Chandrachud held that a married woman can make her own sexual choices. By marrying, she has not consented to refrain from sexual relations outside marriage without the permission of her husband. A husband is not the owner of his wife’s sexuality. To be …

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Railways to roll out smart coaches

The Indian Railways are set to launch their ‘Make in India’ smart coaches with new features like black box and artificial intelligence (AI)-powered CCTVs, matching international standards. Named ‘Smart Trains’, the coaches have been equipped with sensors that can detect defects on bearings, wheels, and the railway track, giving constant …

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‘Don’t bring adultery back as crime’

It will be tantamount to State entering into a ‘real private realm’, says SC Treating adultery as an offence is tantamount to the State entering into a “real private realm,” Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra wrote in his main opinion for the Constitution Bench on Thursday. If Parliament, as …

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