Gujarat Exclusive >

Solicitor General Tushar Mehta

Web-based digital media should be regulated, Centre tells SC

The Union government on Monday submitted to the Supreme Court that digital media such as news portals, magazines and channels running on video hosting platforms such as YouTube spread hatred in the society. The Centre also submitted that these digital media outlets also tarnish the image of individuals. The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting suggested...

Supreme Court restrains telecast of “UPSC Jihad” show

The Supreme Court on Tuesday put a brake on the telecast of a programme on a television news channel that equated Muslims entering the civil services to infiltration and “jihad”. Remarking the programme as “rabid”, the Supreme Court prohibited the channel from telecasting the programme today and tomorrow. The apex court kept the matter for...

Centre opposes registration of same-sex marriages

The Centre on Monday opposed a plea seeking registration of same-sex marriages under the Hindu Marriage Act and Special Marriage Act. The plea came up for hearing in the Delhi High Court in which the Centre said same-sex marriages is not permissible and not recognised by “laws, legal system, society and values”. Recognising such marriages...

Ensure timely payment to healthcare workers: Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on Friday directed the Centre to ensure that salaries of doctors and frontline healthcare workers combating the COVID-19 pandemic are released on time. The apex court’s direction came after the Centre submitted that four states are yet to follow the directives on timely payment of salaries to healthcare workers. Notably, the four...

SC asks Centre to formulate clear policy on migrant crisis

The Supreme Court on Thursday asked some pertinent questions from the Centre on the plight of migrant workers ranging from as to how long they will have to wait before going to their native places to who will pay for their travel and provide them food and shelter. A bench of Justices Ashok Bhushan, S...

Delhi Violence: Delhi HC Grants Centre 4 Weeks to File Reply, Next Hearing on April 13

The Delhi HC hearing a petition filed in connection with the inflammatory rhetoric behind the Delhi violence has accepted the demand of the Central Government to be a party in the matter. The Delhi HC has given 4 weeks time to the centre to respond. Solicitor General Tushar Mehta arguing on behalf of the Central...

Protest but Don’t Block Roads: SC to Shaheen Bagh Protesters

During the hearing on the petition related to Shaheen Bagh in the SC on Monday, the court made strict remarks. The court said that no matter how legitimate the reasons for the protests are, we cannot block such roads. The court said that it is not that we do not have the right to protest...

Sabarimala Case: CJI SA Bobde Framed Seven Questions on Freedom of Religion and Faith

New Delhi: While exercising the limited right of reconsideration in the Sabarimala case, a five-member bench of the Supreme Court can refer questions of law to a larger bench while exercising its limited power under review jurisdiction. This information was given on Monday. A bench headed by Chief Justice SA Bobde has framed seven questions...

Nirbhaya Case: SC to Hear on 11 Feb Centre’s Plea Challenging Delhi HC Verdict

New Delhi: In the case of hanging four convicts separately in Nirbhaya case, the Supreme Court on Friday said that it will hear the case on 11 Feburary at 2 pm. The Centre’s plea challenging the Delhi High Court’s verdict had dismissed its petition against the stay on the execution of four convicts of Nirbhaya...

Nirbhaya Gangrape Case: SC Dismisses Plea of Convict Mukesh Kumar Against Rejection of Mercy Petition

The SC in Delhi gangrape case has rejected the plea filed by the convict Mukesh Kumar against the rejection of mercy petition and said that the expeditious disposal of a plea does not mean non-application of mind by the President of India. After the Supreme Court’s decision, the way for the hanging of the culprits...