Justice Ranjan Gogoi appointed as the 46th Chief Justice of India

President Ram Nath Kovind on Thursday appointed Justice Ranjan Gogoi as the next Chief Justice of India, the law ministry confirmed in a notification.   Justice Gogoi will have a term of over 13 months as CJI, as he is scheduled to retire on November 17, 2019.   Justice Gogoi will become the first ever …

On the hate speech complaint against UP CM Yogi Adityanath: SC asks magistrate to pass reasoned order on cognizance

The Hon’ble Supreme Court has asked the Hon’ble Chief Judicial Magistrate, Gorakhpur, to pass a contemplated order on whether to take awareness of a criminal protestation against UP Chief Minister, Yogi Adityanath. The protest guaranteed that mobs in Gorakhpur in 2007 that were caused by Hindu Yuva Vahini individuals who were supposedly instigated and incited …

Anybody can fall in love with anyone: Gender doesn’t matter

For the Indian society a very important step is taken today and it is favorable for those love-birds who fallen in love with the same gender.   Breaking in the history: The Hon’ble Supreme Court had taken a historic decision today by decriminalizing gay sex between consenting adults by reading down Section 377 of the …

The concept of “democratic policing” needs to be developed and recognized by it according to the Honb’le Supreme Court

Today, a judgment delivered – the Hon’ble Supreme Court reminded the whole Police Forces across the country that the concept of “democratic policing” needs to be developed and recognized by it. The court stated that Crime control is not the only end, but how is it achieves also matters a lot. “Be you ever so …

Be an eye-witness of a history that will be made in the Honb’le Supreme Court

In next week, a history will be made in the Hon’ble Supreme Court that at the second time in the history, the bench of all Hon’ble women judges – Justices R Banumathi and Indira Banerjee will be hearing cases alone in the courtroom will 12 on September 5 and September 6.   The first was …

Supreme Court quashes the FIR against Priya Prakash Varrier for her eye’s wink in the song ‘Manikya Malraya Poovi’

Today, the Hon’ble Supreme Court quashed the FIR filed against Malayalam actress Priya Prakash Varrier for her eye’s expression in the song ‘Manikya Malraya Poovi’.   It was claimed that her winking scene of this song allegedly hurts the religious sentiments.   A Bench of Hon’ble Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justices AM Khanwilkar and DY …

Supreme Court’s instructions to LG Panel: Make a cleanliness plan for clearing the Delhi’s garbage mountains that will be model plan for other metros

Today, the Hon’ble Supreme Court has given green signal to the LG Panel for clearing the Delhi’s garbage mountains – Ghazipur, Bhalaswa and Okhla.   For this plan an expert committee is formed under principal secretary of Delhi Government’s urban development department. The Hon’ble court has also instructed them to take the matter seriously and …

What is the status of Gautam Navlakha’s Habeas Pleas in Delhi High Court?

Habeas Pleas for Gautam Navlakha is going to be heard by Delhi High Court on September 14   On Wednesday, the Hon’ble high court notified that it would check the legality of the transit remand order of Chief Metropolitan Magistrate while hearing the habeas corpus petition filed by one of the five home arrested social …

Digital recording of witness statements and proceedings: A notable suggestion of the Delhi High Court

The Hon’ble Delhi High Court has recently suggested the use of digital instruments like recorder, body-held or wearable camera for recording the statements of witnesses and disclosure statements. It will be more helpful for “the larger public interest”, and would also “preserve and advance the rule of law”.   “There is no denying that the …