With the disqualification of Rahul Gandhi as an MP, a social worker from Kerala has approached the Supreme Court, challenging validity of provisions of the Representation of People Act, mandating "blanket and automatic" disqualification of legislators upon conviction and sentence, without considering the nature, gravity, and seriousness of the offences.Read Full Article
In Lily Thomas case (2013), the Supreme Court had ruled that sitting MP and MLA would lose membership of the legislature if he or she is convicted in a criminal case.
The court pointed out that the mandate of the law is unequivocal that the magistrate shall endeavour to dispose every application; every application would mean each and every, not a few or more.
The Supreme Court had stayed the Bombay High Court order, which allowed a Mumbai-based Ushdev International Ltd, chairperson Suman Vijay Gupta to travel abroad, acting on a plea by SBI that Rs 3300 cr...
The Supreme Court on Friday suspended a Punjab and Haryana High Court order, which directed registration of an FIR and also setting up of a special investigation team (SIT) of Punjab Police to probe i...
A Surat court on Thursday sentenced Congress leader Rahul Gandhi to two years in jail after holding him guilty in a criminal defamation case for his remark against Modi surname.
The Supreme Court Collegium led by Chief Justice of India D Y Chandrachud has reiterated the name of senior advocate Harpreet Singh Brar for elevation as a judge of the Punjab and Haryana High Court.
In January, this year, the Collegium has reiterated its recommendation for elevation of advocate Sathyan as a judge of Madras High Court, overruling the central government's objection on the ground th...
It also said nearly 120 writ petitions challenging one or more provisions of the Waqf Act 1995, are pending before various courts.
Upon a mentioning by Bano's counsel Shobha Gupta, a bench of Chief Justice D Y Chandrachud and justices P S Narasimha and J B Pardiwala said that the new bench will be formed.
The Supreme Court on Tuesday commuted the death sentence awarded to a man for kidnap and murder of a seven-year-old boy in Tamil Nadu in 2009, to 20-year jail term without remission.