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Justice Dhananjay Chandrachud said he admired a lawyer's "ability to fast for full days without a drop of water".(HT Photo/Anand Shinde)

'I admire the ability...': Justice Chandrachud to lawyer observing Roza

Written by Prashasti Singh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 18, 2021 09:07 AM IST
During Ramzan, which is celebrated every ninth month of the Islamic calendar, Muslims observe a fast, also known as Roza.
In May, the Supreme Court secretary general Sanjeev S Kalgaonkar issued a notification allowing lawyers to shun their long robes and coats while appearing before the court through videoconferencing.(PTI)
In May, the Supreme Court secretary general Sanjeev S Kalgaonkar issued a notification allowing lawyers to shun their long robes and coats while appearing before the court through videoconferencing.(PTI)

Judges shocked as SC lawyer appears shirtless at hearing

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Abraham Thomas, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON OCT 28, 2020 03:31 AM IST
The lawyer appeared to realise his mistake, and put on a shirt, but logged out soon after without offering an explanation to the bench.
Jain said that it was in response to the court’s remarks concerning representation of a Muslim man in green T-shirt.
Jain said that it was in response to the court’s remarks concerning representation of a Muslim man in green T-shirt.

SC: Mindful of need to protect free speech

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 22, 2020 12:06 AM IST
The court also objected to the affidavit referring to certain shows telecast by NDTV in 2008 and 2010 on “Hindu Terror,” with justice Chandrachud asking what the relevance of the shows was to this case.
Justice Dhananjay Chandrachud.(HT Photo/Anand Shinde)
Justice Dhananjay Chandrachud.(HT Photo/Anand Shinde)

Criticism easy, let’s underline positives: Justice Chandrachud

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Murali Krishnan
UPDATED ON AUG 30, 2020 08:20 AM IST
The Supreme Court judge, who is the chairperson of the apex court e-committee, was speaking at the launch of the panel’s dedicated website.
Supreme Court judge Justice DY Chandrachud was speaking at the celebration of birth centenary of his father.(Ashok Dutta/HT File Photo)
Supreme Court judge Justice DY Chandrachud was speaking at the celebration of birth centenary of his father.(Ashok Dutta/HT File Photo)

House strove for just social order: Supreme Court judge

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Murali Krishnan
UPDATED ON JUL 13, 2020 02:29 AM IST
The judiciary, Justice Chandrachud said, has taken effective steps to adapt to the changing needs of society including the striking down of several colonial era provisions.
The top court has also begun the process of digitization of pending cases.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
The top court has also begun the process of digitization of pending cases.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)

Filing of cases in SC will undergo radical change: Justice DY Chandrachud

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Murali Krishnan
UPDATED ON MAY 03, 2020 03:48 AM IST
In order to ensure that the Bar is taken on board, the court might host a webinar for lawyers in coming days to unveil the module, understand their concerns and consider their suggestions.
According to the statement, the court rooms of the SC and the judges’ residences were being sanitised.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
According to the statement, the court rooms of the SC and the judges’ residences were being sanitised.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

Hearings hit as 6 Supreme Court judges get swine flu

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 26, 2020 02:19 AM IST
The health ministry said five SC judges are indisposed because of swine flu, but justice Chandrachud remarked that six of his colleagues had contracted the virus. The statement didn’t name the judges.
Justice Chandrachud said the need of the day was to engage citizens in discourse rather than follow a “culture of polarization.” Image used for representational purpose only.(Photo by Prodip Guha/ Hindustan Times)
Justice Chandrachud said the need of the day was to engage citizens in discourse rather than follow a “culture of polarization.” Image used for representational purpose only.(Photo by Prodip Guha/ Hindustan Times)

Scrutinise actions of those in power: Justice Chandrachud

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Bhadra Sinha
UPDATED ON DEC 11, 2019 01:47 AM IST
It is necessary to scrutinise the actions of those in power so that such abuses don’t occur in the first place, Chandrachud said, delivering the keynote address organised by the International Institute of Human Rights Society to commemorate international human rights day.
Hindu devotees wait in queues inside the premises of the Sabarimala temple in Pathanamthitta district in Kerala.(Photo: REUTERS)
Hindu devotees wait in queues inside the premises of the Sabarimala temple in Pathanamthitta district in Kerala.(Photo: REUTERS)

‘Organised acts of resistance to thwart... must be put down firmly’: SC reviews 2018 Sabarimala judgment

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Bhadra Sinha
PUBLISHED ON NOV 15, 2019 01:31 AM IST
The majority 3-2 judgment also included the issues of the entry of women into mosques, the horrific practice of female genital mutilation, and the entry of women into Parsi fire temples among the questions that the larger bench needs to address.
The Supreme Court denied on Sunday a media report that said justices RF Nariman and DY Chandrachud met Justice SA Bobde who is heading an in-house committee inquiring into the sexual harassment allegations against CJI.(Sonu Mehta/HT File PHOTO)
The Supreme Court denied on Sunday a media report that said justices RF Nariman and DY Chandrachud met Justice SA Bobde who is heading an in-house committee inquiring into the sexual harassment allegations against CJI.(Sonu Mehta/HT File PHOTO)

Supreme Court denies report that 2 judges met probe panel member in CJI case

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 05, 2019 01:43 PM IST
Besides Justice Bobde, other members in the committee are two women judges of the apex court -- justices Indu Malhotra and Indira Banerjee.
(Sonu Mehta/HTFile Photo)
(Sonu Mehta/HTFile Photo)

‘Impossible to live in India if Aadhaar mandatory’, says sole dissenting SC judge DY Chandrachud

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Ashok Bagriya
UPDATED ON SEP 26, 2018 12:45 PM IST
The Supreme Court on Wednesday declared the Centre’s flagship Aadhaar scheme as constitutionally valid but struck down some of its provisions including its linking with bank accounts, mobile phones and school admissions.
In four separate but concurring verdicts, a Supreme Court bench headed by Chief Justice of India, ruled that the section failed to make a distinction between consensual and non-consensual acts.(AFP)
In four separate but concurring verdicts, a Supreme Court bench headed by Chief Justice of India, ruled that the section failed to make a distinction between consensual and non-consensual acts.(AFP)

Section 377 Verdict Live: RSS says homosexuality not a crime, but same-sex marriages against nature

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Bhadra Sinha and Ashok Bagriya
UPDATED ON SEP 06, 2018 05:08 PM IST

The Supreme Court read down Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code, decriminalising consensual gay sex on Thursday. In four separate but concurring verdicts, the bench headed by Chief Justice of India, ruled that the section failed to make a distinction between consensual and non-consensual acts. “Any discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation violates fundamental rights,” said Chief Justice Dipak Misra, as he read out the operative portion of the top court’s verdict that struck down Section 377 to the extent that it penalised consensual sexual relationship between two adults.Here are the live updates:

The Supreme Court said that the petition was a veiled attempt to launch a frontal attack on the independence of judiciary and to dilute the credibility of judicial institutions.(Sushil Kumar/ Hindustan Times)
The Supreme Court said that the petition was a veiled attempt to launch a frontal attack on the independence of judiciary and to dilute the credibility of judicial institutions.(Sushil Kumar/ Hindustan Times)

SC slams Bhushan’s role in Loya case PIL, says attempts made to mislead it

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON APR 19, 2018 11:44 PM IST
The Supreme Court expresses concern over rising incidents of misuse of PILs, says it will decrease judiciary’s efficacy.
There was no aggregation of data at UIDAI, Unique Identity Authority of India’s counsel senior advocate Rakesh Dwivedi said.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
There was no aggregation of data at UIDAI, Unique Identity Authority of India’s counsel senior advocate Rakesh Dwivedi said.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

No indignity in submitting ID proof, UIDAI tells SC at Aadhaar hearing

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 19, 2018 01:12 AM IST
If the government asks for Aadhaar for every transaction, the court could step in, UIDAI said.
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