Rights Issues

Maratha quota is a ‘one community’ law: plea

SC to hear petition challenging quota The Supreme Court on Friday will hear a group of social workers, academics and representatives of the Muslim community who have appealed against a Bombay High Court decision upholding a “one-person or one-community” Maharashtra legislation providing reservation to the Maratha community in education and …

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More Foreigners’ Tribunals in Assam

200 to be set up in addition to the existing 100 to handle NRC cases after July 31 The Assam government will establish 200 Foreigners’ Tribunals (FTs) for handling cases of people to be excluded from the final National Register of Citizens (NRC). July 31 is the deadline for publishing …

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SC likely to hear Ayodhya appeals from July 25

Seeks report from mediation panel A Constitution Bench, led by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi, on Thursday decided to commence hearing the Ayodhya title dispute appeals tentatively from July 25 on a day-to-day basis in case a conclusion is reached, on the basis of a mediation committee report, that …

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Assam mulls 10 centres for those excluded from NRC

The Assam government has sent a proposal to the Centre for fast-tracking the establishment of 10 detention centres across the State to house people who would be excluded from the final National Register of Citizens (NRC). The Supreme Court-monitored register, being updated on the basis of its 1951 avatar, has …

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SC dismisses plea against Bollywood movie Article 15

Plea claims film contains casteist elements and is a concocted story portrayed as a true event SC dismisses plea against Bollywood movie The Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed a plea against Bollywood movie Article 15 , saying the petitioner should instead approach the appropriate authority. “Why don’t you approach the …

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Bench reserves orders on Sabarimala review petitions

A Constitution Bench, led by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi, on Wednesday reserved for orders a series of petitions seeking re-consideration of a Supreme Court judgment that lifted the bar on menstruating women from worshipping at the Sabarimala temple in Kerala. A total of 65 petitions challenged the authority …

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51 women entered Sabarimala, Kerala tells SC

The Kerala government informed the Supreme Court on Friday that 51 “female devotees” of menstrual age dodged protesters to enter the Sabarimala shrine, besides Bindu and Kanakadurga, during this pilgrimage season. A two-page note submitted by the Director-General of Police (DGP) to a three-judge Bench led by Chief Justice of …

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