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Indian members and supporters of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) community celebrate the Supreme Court decision to strike down a colonial-era ban on gay sex in New Delhi in September 2018.(AFP)

Two years after Section 377: Judgement that said it with poetry and words from literature

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Arpan Rai
PUBLISHED ON SEP 06, 2020 11:15 AM IST
The 495-page path-breaking verdict, delivered by a five-judge constitutional bench headed by then chief justice Dipak Misra on September 6, 2018, took the help of philosophers and poets to read down parts of an 158-year-old colonial law under Section 377 of the IPC which criminalised consensual gay sex.
Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) logo at CBI HQ, in New Delhi.(PTI)
Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) logo at CBI HQ, in New Delhi.(PTI)

CBI books sitting Allahabad high court judge SN Shukla in bribery case

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Neeraj Chauhan
UPDATED ON DEC 06, 2019 08:06 PM IST
An investigation against Justice Shukla was initiated by former CJI Dipak Misra in November 2017 on a complaint by Uttar Pradesh advocate general Raghvendra Singh who alleged malpractices against him.
Outgoing Chief Justice of India Justice Ranjan Gogoi during his farewell function at the Supreme Court in New Delhi, Friday.(PTI)
Outgoing Chief Justice of India Justice Ranjan Gogoi during his farewell function at the Supreme Court in New Delhi, Friday.(PTI)

CJI Ranjan Gogoi thanks media for maturity in ‘trying times’

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 16, 2019 12:56 AM IST
The outgoing CJI had come under attack after he faced sexual harassment charges from a woman employee of the top court. The complainant worked with the CJI at his residential office.
Outgoing Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi (R) with his successor Sharad Arvind Bobde during Gogoi’s farewell function organised by BAR association of India at Supreme Court lawn in New Delhi on Friday.(Photo by Mohd Zakir/ Hindustan Times)
Outgoing Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi (R) with his successor Sharad Arvind Bobde during Gogoi’s farewell function organised by BAR association of India at Supreme Court lawn in New Delhi on Friday.(Photo by Mohd Zakir/ Hindustan Times)

Video-conference, a short sitting mark last working day for Gogoi

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Ashok Bagriya
UPDATED ON NOV 15, 2019 11:53 PM IST
Gogoi did not speak to the media or at the farewell organised by SC Bar association, becoming possibly the only chief justice not to have spoken at the farewell for a CJI
According to experts, the Supreme Court roster was not public and the procedure for hearing PILs varied with chief justices, the Master of the roster(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
According to experts, the Supreme Court roster was not public and the procedure for hearing PILs varied with chief justices, the Master of the roster(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)

CJI tweaks SC roster, 5 top judges will hear PILs

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Ashok Bagriya
UPDATED ON JUN 27, 2019 07:14 AM IST
According to experts, the change is significant since it undoes a move by former chief justice Dipak Misra, whose tenure was marked by a controversy related to assignment of cases.
New Delhi, India - April 10, 2019: A view of Supreme Court after the Rafale case hearing, in New Delhi, India, on Wednesday, April 10, 2019. (Photo by Amal KS / Hindustan Times)(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
New Delhi, India - April 10, 2019: A view of Supreme Court after the Rafale case hearing, in New Delhi, India, on Wednesday, April 10, 2019. (Photo by Amal KS / Hindustan Times)(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)

Opinion: The SC needs an institutional reset

By Shekhar Gupta
UPDATED ON MAY 02, 2019 11:11 AM IST
While the court lectures us on transparency, it remains the country’s most opaque institution
Electoral Bonds were introduced after changes in the Finance Act 2017; there was related amendments in the Income Tax Act, the RBI Act, and the Representation of People Act.(HT File Photo)
Electoral Bonds were introduced after changes in the Finance Act 2017; there was related amendments in the Income Tax Act, the RBI Act, and the Representation of People Act.(HT File Photo)

Privacy of electoral bond buyers vital: Centre tells Supreme Court

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Bhadra Sinha and Smriti Kak Ramachandran
PUBLISHED ON MAR 14, 2019 11:40 PM IST
The affidavit was in response to a petition filed by the CPI (M) questioning the law that permits “unlimited and anonymous” corporate funding of elections by way of electoral bonds.
A Supreme Court Constitution Bench headed by Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi will on Tuesday take up the politically sensitive Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute case.(HT Photo)
A Supreme Court Constitution Bench headed by Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi will on Tuesday take up the politically sensitive Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute case.(HT Photo)

Supreme Court begins hearing in Ayodhya land dispute case

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 26, 2019 10:43 AM IST
On January 27, the Supreme Court cancelled a scheduled January 29 hearing because justice Bobde was not available that day.
On January 12, 2018, Supreme Court judges ( L-R ) Kurian Joseph, J Chelameswar, Ranjan Gogoi and MB Lokur called a press conference in New Delhi.(Arvind Yadav/HT File Photo)
On January 12, 2018, Supreme Court judges ( L-R ) Kurian Joseph, J Chelameswar, Ranjan Gogoi and MB Lokur called a press conference in New Delhi.(Arvind Yadav/HT File Photo)

A year after landmark press conference, little has changed in Supreme Court’s running

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Ashok Bagriya
PUBLISHED ON JAN 12, 2019 07:18 AM IST
On January 12, 2018, justices J Chelameshwar, Ranjan Gogoi, Kurian Joseph and Madan Lokur called the press conference at the residence of Chelameswar in New Delhi.
Attorney General K K Venugopal Saturday expressed concern over the Supreme Court relying on the concept of constitutional morality.(HT File Photo)
Attorney General K K Venugopal Saturday expressed concern over the Supreme Court relying on the concept of constitutional morality.(HT File Photo)

Two different voices in Supreme Court are dangerous, says Attorney General Venugopal

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON DEC 10, 2018 08:24 AM IST
On September 28, a five-judge Constitution bench, headed by the then Chief Justice Dipak Misra, in a 4:1 verdict, had paved the way for entry of women of all ages into Sabarimala temple in Kerala, saying the ban amounted to gender discrimination.
Justice Joseph, who retired on November 29, was one of the senior Supreme Court judges who in a media briefing raised questions on the functioning of the apex court.(PTI)
Justice Joseph, who retired on November 29, was one of the senior Supreme Court judges who in a media briefing raised questions on the functioning of the apex court.(PTI)

SC refuses urgent hearing of plea on Justice Kurian Joseph’s interview

New Delhi | By Asian News International
PUBLISHED ON DEC 06, 2018 02:24 PM IST
Lawyer Shashank Deo told the top court that these type of interviews or statements given to media affect the very “credibility of the institution”.
Former Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dipak Misra on Monday said he would not respond to comments of his colleague and retired judge of the Supreme Court Justice Kurian Joseph that there was concern that the CJI was allocating cases to judges with a particular political bias.(PTI)
Former Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dipak Misra on Monday said he would not respond to comments of his colleague and retired judge of the Supreme Court Justice Kurian Joseph that there was concern that the CJI was allocating cases to judges with a particular political bias.(PTI)

Ex-CJI Dipak Misra refuses to comment on Kurian Joseph’s remarks

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 03, 2018 10:49 PM IST
Former CJI Dipak Misra declined to respond to comments of his colleague and retired judge of the Supreme Court Justice Kurian Joseph that there was concern that the CJI was allocating cases to judges with a particular political bias.
Justice Kurian Joseph(PTI File Photo)
Justice Kurian Joseph(PTI File Photo)

Supreme Court was not moving in right path under former CJI Dipak Misra: Justice Kurian Joseph

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 02, 2018 12:50 PM IST
On January 12, Justices J Chelameswar, Ranjan Gogoi, Madan Lokur and Kurian Joseph, in a first of its kind press meet had alleged faulty “assignment of cases” and “sensitive cases being allotted to junior judges” by then CJI Dipak Misra.
CJI Justice Ranjan Gogoi (L) shakes hands with Justice Kurian Joseph during the latter's farewell function at the Supreme Court on Thursday.(PTI)
CJI Justice Ranjan Gogoi (L) shakes hands with Justice Kurian Joseph during the latter's farewell function at the Supreme Court on Thursday.(PTI)

Justice Kurian Joseph retires from Supreme Court after five-and-a-half-year tenure

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 30, 2018 12:10 AM IST
Justice Kurian Joseph, third seniormost judge of the Supreme Court, who was one of the four senior judges to have conducted an unprecedented January 12 presser mounting a virtual revolt against the then Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra, retired from the top court on Thursday.
Sabarimala verdict: The BJP and various right-wing groups have been protesting the Supreme Court order allowing women of all ages to enter Sabarimala temple in Kerala.(PTI/File Photo)
Sabarimala verdict: The BJP and various right-wing groups have been protesting the Supreme Court order allowing women of all ages to enter Sabarimala temple in Kerala.(PTI/File Photo)

Sabarimala verdict Highlights: Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan calls all-party meeting on Nov 15

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 14, 2018 12:15 AM IST

Supreme Court Tuesday agreed to hear on January 22 a batch of review petitions against its verdict allowing entry of women of all age groups into the Sabarimala temple.The apex court said however that there will be no stay on the September 28 verdict which allowed entry of women in the shrine.Here are the highlights:

The Supreme Court is on Tuesday hearing review petitions on its earlier order allowing women of all ages into Kerala’s Sabarimala shrine.(PTI)
The Supreme Court is on Tuesday hearing review petitions on its earlier order allowing women of all ages into Kerala’s Sabarimala shrine.(PTI)

Supreme Court order on Sabarimala review petitions shortly

By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 13, 2018 03:27 PM IST
The September 28 verdict by a five-judge constitution bench headed by then Chief Justice Dipak had lifted the bar on entry of women aged between 10 and 50 into the temple. However, it had been opposed strongly in the state, with devotees claiming it flouted centuries-old traditions of the temple
Dipak Misra, former Chief Justice of India during the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit, New Delhi, October 5(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
Dipak Misra, former Chief Justice of India during the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit, New Delhi, October 5(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

Portrait of an extraordinary judge

By Shashi Shekhar
UPDATED ON OCT 08, 2018 11:56 AM IST
Justice Dipak Misra brought India’s justice system to the popular imagination
New Delhi, India - Oct. 5, 2018: Dipak Misra, Former Chief Justice of India during the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit at Taj Palace, in New Delhi, India, on Friday, October 5, 2018.(HT Photo)
New Delhi, India - Oct. 5, 2018: Dipak Misra, Former Chief Justice of India during the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit at Taj Palace, in New Delhi, India, on Friday, October 5, 2018.(HT Photo)

From Sabarimala to Hadiya: Former CJI Dipak Misra relives orders

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 05, 2018 11:25 PM IST
Justice Misra, who retired as the 45th Chief Justice of India (CJI) this week, has presided over several important cases, and has been part of Supreme Court benches that have delivered key judgments during his 13-month tenure.
Former Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra.(PTI File Photo)
Former Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra.(PTI File Photo)

Dipak Misra

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 04, 2018 11:56 PM IST
Justice Ranjan Gogoi takes his oath of office after he was appointed as the 46th Chief Justice of India, at Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi, Oct 3, 2018.(PTI)
Justice Ranjan Gogoi takes his oath of office after he was appointed as the 46th Chief Justice of India, at Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi, Oct 3, 2018.(PTI)

On Day 1, Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi raises bar for urgent hearing in Supreme Court

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Bhadra Sinha
UPDATED ON OCT 03, 2018 10:44 PM IST
The moment CJI Gogoi sat in court, a few hours after taking the oath, he refused to hear lawyers who were waiting in queue to mention cases for urgent hearing, a standard practice in Court no 1.
The outgoing chief justice on India Dipak Misra said that justice must have a human face.(ANI Photo)
The outgoing chief justice on India Dipak Misra said that justice must have a human face.(ANI Photo)

Justice must have human face, says CJI Dipak Misra

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Bhadra Sinha
UPDATED ON OCT 01, 2018 11:09 PM IST
Justice Ranjan Gogoi, who will be sworn-in as the CJI on Wednesday, said Justice Dipak Misra was a remarkable judge.
Outgoing Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra at Supreme Court in New Delhi.(PTI File Photo)
Outgoing Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra at Supreme Court in New Delhi.(PTI File Photo)

On CJI Dipak Misra’s last day in Supreme Court, some singing and matters of heart

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON OCT 01, 2018 01:15 PM IST
Outgoing CJI Dipak Misra appeared to be emotional during the brief court proceedings that lasted about 25 minutes.
That we can be proud of some of our Supreme Court judges is as much credit to the men themselves, as it is to the institution(REUTERS)
That we can be proud of some of our Supreme Court judges is as much credit to the men themselves, as it is to the institution(REUTERS)

The Supreme Court has almost made believers of us

UPDATED ON SEP 29, 2018 06:37 PM IST
Some of the judgments have been unanimously hailed. Others have been welcomed by some and criticised by others. Interestingly, those welcoming some judgements are the very people criticising some others. This is a clear indication that the court has not taken sides or played favourites.
The argument that Lord Ayappa as a deity was a juristic person and cannot be denied his rights under the Constitution too was dismissed by the court.(PTI)
The argument that Lord Ayappa as a deity was a juristic person and cannot be denied his rights under the Constitution too was dismissed by the court.(PTI)

Justice Indu Malhotra cautions against judicial review of faith in Sabarimala case

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Bhadra Sinha
UPDATED ON SEP 28, 2018 11:36 PM IST
Prohibition of women essential practice for Lord Ayyappa devotees, Justice Indu Malhotra said.
Legal experts and advocates say the flurry of verdicts seen over the last five days by the Supreme Court has been unprecedented.(Sonu Mehta/HT Photo)
Legal experts and advocates say the flurry of verdicts seen over the last five days by the Supreme Court has been unprecedented.(Sonu Mehta/HT Photo)

20 verdicts in five days: Hectic week for Supreme Court comes to an end

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Ashok Bagriya
UPDATED ON SEP 29, 2018 09:57 AM IST
The cases decided in the week of September 22-28 covered a range of issues — criminalisation of politics, discrimination in India’s old adultery law, religious aspect of Ram Janambhoomi title dispute, civil liberties of activists, legality of Aadhaar and bar on entry of women in Sabarimala.
The Supreme Court Friday refused to interfere with the arrest of five rights activists by the Maharashtra Police in connection with the Koregaon-Bhima violence case and declined to appoint a SIT to probe their arrest.(Sonu Mehta/HT Photo)
The Supreme Court Friday refused to interfere with the arrest of five rights activists by the Maharashtra Police in connection with the Koregaon-Bhima violence case and declined to appoint a SIT to probe their arrest.(Sonu Mehta/HT Photo)

‘Dissent is symbol of vibrant democracy’: Justice Chandrachud on activists’ arrest case

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON SEP 28, 2018 10:54 PM IST
Dissent is a symbol of “vibrant democracy” and voices in opposition cannot be “muzzled” by persecuting those who take up unpopular causes, Justice DY Chandrachud of the Supreme Court said Friday in his dissenting judgment in the Koregaon-Bhima violence case.
The Supreme Court overruled the Kerala high court’s 1991 judgment upholding the restriction on the entry of women between the age of 10 and 50.(PTI File Photo)
The Supreme Court overruled the Kerala high court’s 1991 judgment upholding the restriction on the entry of women between the age of 10 and 50.(PTI File Photo)

Supreme Court ends centuries-old ban on entry of women into Kerala’s Sabarimala temple

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Bhadra Sinha
UPDATED ON SEP 28, 2018 10:26 PM IST
A constitution bench led by Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dipak Misra in a 4:1 verdict held that restrictions on the entry of women in religious places for physiological reasons lowered her dignity.
Supreme Court is pictured through a gate in New Delhi.(REUTERS)
Supreme Court is pictured through a gate in New Delhi.(REUTERS)

Supreme Court lifts Sabarimala temple ban on women: Here’s what the judges said

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 28, 2018 02:12 PM IST
The Supreme Court Friday allowed entry of women of all ages into the Ayyappa temple at Sabarimala in Kerala.
Lawyer Kaleeswaram Raj and Thulasi K Raj leave after the Supreme Court verdict on adultery law, in New Delhi, Sep 27. A five-judge constitution bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra and consisting of justices RF Nariman, AM Khanwilkar, DY Chandrachud and Indu Malhotra gave a concurring verdict to declare adultery as unconstitutional(PTI)
Lawyer Kaleeswaram Raj and Thulasi K Raj leave after the Supreme Court verdict on adultery law, in New Delhi, Sep 27. A five-judge constitution bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra and consisting of justices RF Nariman, AM Khanwilkar, DY Chandrachud and Indu Malhotra gave a concurring verdict to declare adultery as unconstitutional(PTI)

Gender justice gets a shot in the arm with the SC verdict saying adultery is not a crime

UPDATED ON SEP 28, 2018 07:53 PM IST
In four concurring opinions running into 243 pages, the Supreme Court found Section 497 of IPC violative of the fundamental rights to equality, non-discrimination, privacy, dignity and autonomy guaranteed under Articles 14, 15 and 21 of the Constitution
Revolutionary writer P Varavara Rao, arrested in connection with the Bhima Koregaon case, being produced at a court in Pune on Wednesday, Aug 29, 2018.(PTI File Photo)
Revolutionary writer P Varavara Rao, arrested in connection with the Bhima Koregaon case, being produced at a court in Pune on Wednesday, Aug 29, 2018.(PTI File Photo)

Bhima-Koregaon case: Supreme Court likely to deliver verdict on arrest of 5 activists today

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON SEP 28, 2018 01:37 AM IST
The Supreme Court is likely to pronounce on Friday its verdict on a plea by historian Romila Thapar and others seeking the immediate release of five rights activists in connection with the Koregaon-Bhima violence case
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