PIL

  • INS Sindhuratna mishap: SC agrees to hear PIL 14-03-2014 11:44 AM

    The Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear a PIL seeking a court-monitored probe into the fire tragedy in submarine INS Sindhuratna and a compensation of Rs 1 crore each for relatives of the two Navy officers who died. A bench headed by Chief Justice P Sathasivam, before whom the...
  • Allahabad High Court gives EC a week's time to reply to PIL on political parties 13-03-2014 09:33 PM

    Allahabad High Court on Thursday gave four week' time to the Election Commission to file its reply on a petition seeking that the registration of 51 political parties be quashed. The Lucknow bench comprising Justices Imtiyaz Murtaza and D K Upadhyay passed the order on a PIL filed by a...
  • PIL against AAP, Kejriwal for 'misuse' of national flag,emblem 10-03-2014 06:28 PM

    A PIL has been filed in the Bombay High Court against Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), its leader Arvind Kejriwal and members Mayank Gandhi and Anjali Damania for allegedly misusing the national flag and emblem to gain political mileage. The public interest litigation (PIL) filed by one Ram Samudre claims that...
  • SC junks PIL seeking job quotas based on income 03-03-2014 10:56 PM

    The Supreme Court on Monday junked a PIL seeking to do away with caste-based job reservation for Dalits, tribals and others and replacing it with quotas based on the economic criteria. Dismissing the plea by Manjit Singh Sachdeva, Chief Justice P Sathasivam and Justice Ranjan Gogoi asked the petitioner if...
  • SC dismisses plea seeking a curb on hate speeches 03-03-2014 03:47 PM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday dismissed a petition seeking a curb on hate speeches made by politicians. The PIL, filed by ML Sharma sought the top court's intervention in giving a direction to the Election Commission to curb hate speeches. Dismissing the plea, the Supreme Court said it...
  • SC refuses to hear PIL against government ads 03-03-2014 03:16 PM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday refused to entertain a PIL for framing guidelines to regulate advertisements given by the government to project its achievements, saying that election is round the corner and the timing is not appropriate to hear such a plea. A bench headed by Chief Justice...
  • Fatwa can't be forced upon people: SC 25-02-2014 10:42 PM

    New Delhi: Fatwa issued by Muslim clerics cannot be forced upon people and the state has to protect persons who are harassed for not following such dictates, the Supreme Court on Tuesday said while expressing reservation in interfering with Shariat courts. Holding that it's a matter of choice for the...
  • Fatwa can't be forced upon people: Supreme Court 25-02-2014 08:13 PM

    New Delhi: Fatwa issued by Muslim clerics cannot be forced upon people and the state has to protect persons who are harassed for not following such dictates, the Supreme Court on Tuesday said while expressing reservation in interfering with Shariat courts. Holding that it's a matter of choice for the...
  • SC refers issue of legalising Euthanasia to Constitution bench 25-02-2014 01:15 PM

    The Supreme Court on Tuesday referred the issue of legalising euthanasia in the country to a five- judge Constitution bench, saying there has been "inconsistent" opinion in its previous verdicts on withdrawing medical support to terminally ill patients. A three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice P Sathasivam said that it...
  • SC refuses to stop Centre from giving nod to Tata AirAsia deal 21-02-2014 04:47 PM

    The Supreme Court on Friday refused to pass any interim order on a plea seeking to restrain the Centre from granting further approvals to operationalise the $ 30 million deal between Tata Sons and Malaysia-based AirAsia. A bench comprising justices B S Chauhan and A K Sikri, however, made it...
  • HC stays Delhi Cabinet decision on waiver on power bills 21-02-2014 01:41 PM

    The Delhi High Court on Friday stayed operation of the February 12 Delhi Cabinet decision on providing 50 per cent waiver on power arrears of people who did not pay their electricity bills from October 2012 to December 2013. A bench of Acting Chief Justice B D Ahmed and Justice...
  • Bombay HC allows Dabholkar's family to intervene in PIL on CBI probe 18-02-2014 07:36 PM

    The Bombay High Court on Tuesday allowed the family of slain activist Narendra Dabholkar to intervene in a PIL seeking probe by CBI into his murder to find out whether Hindu right-wing members were involved in the crime. Dabholkar's daughter Mukta Dabholkar urged the court through her lawyer to allow...
  • Dabholkar murder case: Bombay HC issues notice to CBI on PIL urging probe 11-02-2014 04:51 PM

    The Bombay High Court on Tuesday issued notice to CBI on a PIL urging probe by an independent agency into murder of anti-superstition activist Narendra Dabholkar to find out whether Hindu right-wing activists were involved in the crime. A division bench headed by Justice P V Hardas also allowed petitioner...
  • Investigate misappropriation in MNREGA funds, HC tells CBI 01-02-2014 09:55 AM

    The Allahabad High Court on Friday directed the CBI to investigate the alleged abuse and misappropriation of fund as well as the abuse of power under MNREGA scheme in seven districts of Uttar Pradesh. The order was passed by the Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court comprising Justice Devi...
  • HC seeks UP government's reply on PIL against top education official 24-01-2014 08:10 AM

    Allahabad High Court on Thursday sought Uttar Pradesh government's reply on a PIL which alleges that Vasudev Yadav, who holds dual charge as the director of the basic as well as secondary education departments in the state, set up institutions in the names of his wife and children. A Division...
  • SC ask NCST to look into ST status of Meghalaya CM 20-01-2014 06:48 PM

    The Supreme Court on Monday asked the National Commission for Scheduled Tribes to verify the authenticity of Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma's ST status which was challenged by political rivals. A bench headed by Chief Justice P Sathasivam, while hearing a PIL challenging the ST status of Sangma, refused to...
  • Over 15,000 RTI appeals, complaints pending with State Information Commission 19-01-2014 02:31 PM

    Over 15,000 appeals and complaints filed by various applicants under the RTI Act are pending with Madhya Pradesh State Information Commission (MPSIC), which is without its chief and others commissioners for over a year. As many as 15,130 cases- 13,098 appeals and 2,032 complaints, under the Right to Information Act...
  • HC defers hearing in petition on UP ministers' foreign tour 17-01-2014 03:11 PM

    The Allahabad High Court on Friday fixed January 21 as the next date of hearing in a PIL on foreign tour of 17-member delegation including eight UP ministers. The Lucknow division bench comprising Justices Imtiyaz Murtaza and DK Upadhyay fixed the date on a petition filed by social worker Nutan...
  • PIL against Virbhadra Singh up for hearing in Delhi HC 15-01-2014 02:31 PM

    New Delhi: More trouble is up for Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh as a PIL against him comes up for hearing before the Delhi High Court on Wednesday. The NGO Common Cause has filed the PIL seeking an independent probe into corruption, money-laundering and disproportionate assets charges against Virbhadra...
  • Delhi High Court dismisses PIL seeking more security for Kejriwal 15-01-2014 12:51 PM

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday dismissed a PIL seeking more security for Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. The HC ruled that Kejriwal was aware of his duties and no one could force him to take security. Delhi Police told the court that Kejriwal has refused to accept...
  • Taking out peaceful procession is fundamental right, rules Gujarat HC 13-01-2014 10:28 PM

    Observing that taking out peaceful procession is a fundamental right, Gujarat High Court on Monday ordered district administration of Tapi to allow religious procession on Eid-e-Milad on Tuesday in Vyara town, notwithstanding objection from members of another community. Justice AJ Desai was hearing the petition filed by Madresa Madintul Ulum...
  • SC stays Madras High Court order on appointment of judges 13-01-2014 05:03 PM

    The Supreme Court on Monday stayed the Madras High Court order to maintain status quo on the process of appointing 12 judges, saying it is a "serious matter" which will be taken up by the apex court. The apex court also took exception to the conduct of a judge of...
  • PIL filed in Bombay HC challenges AAP's name 10-01-2014 06:14 PM

    Mumbai: A PIL has been filed in the Bombay High Court challenging the name of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) claiming that it violates the spirit of Constitution and Representative of People Act 1951. The PIL has also raised several legal issues such as whether the "aam aadmi" is a word...
  • Stop eating onions, prices will come down, SC tells petitioner 10-01-2014 12:24 PM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday observed that if people do not eat onions for two months, then prices will come down. The apex court bench headed by Justice BS Chauhan said, "If one were to stop eating onions for two months, then prices would come down." The court...
  • Narendra Dabholkar murder: Bombay HC bench recuses from hearing PIL 06-01-2014 05:43 PM

    A bench of Bombay High Court on Monday recused itself from hearing a PIL seeking a probe by National Investigating Agency into the killing of rationalist Narendra Dabholkar in Pune last year. "Not before me", said a bench headed by Justice NH Patil when the matter came up for hearing...
  • SC rejects 2 PILs in Ganguly case, says law will take its own course 06-01-2014 12:30 PM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has quashed two public interest litigations (PIL) that were filed in the alleged sexual harassment case against retired SC judge AK Ganguly. While one petition sought action against justice Ganguly, the other was to restrain the government from taking action against him. Dismissing the PILs,...
  • SC directs states to respond to PIL over elephant deaths on railway tracks 11-12-2013 11:29 AM

    The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked the Railways to take steps to reduce speed of trains while travelling through forests inhabited by elephants to prevent death of tuskers on rail tracks. A bench of justices KS Radhakrishnan and AK Sikri also proposes to change rail routes passing through forests and...
  • Bharat Ratna to CNR Rao challenged in a PIL 03-12-2013 06:28 PM

    New Delhi: It is not just Sachin Tendulkar, who is facing the Public Interest Litigations (PIL) challenging the Bharat Ratna conferred on him by the government of India, eminent scientist Professor CNR Rao who has also got the highest civilian honour along with Tendulkar is facing similar opposition. A law...
  • Madras HC dismisses PIL against Tendulkar getting Bharat Ratna 03-12-2013 02:38 PM

    Chennai: The Madras High Court on Tuesday dismissed a PIL over conferring Bharat Ratna to cricketer Sachin Tendulkar. The PIL stated that relevant amendments have not been made to confer Bharat Ratna on a sportsperson. The PIL was filed in the court on November 29 by advocate Kanakasabai. Kanakasabai said...