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Elders have right to live with dignity; Court to monitor progress: SC

In an important decision relating to the recognition and enforcement of the fundamental rights of the elderly in the country, the Supreme Court of India has agreed to ‘continuously monitor’ the progress in the implementation of the constitutional mandate to … Continue reading

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Solitary confinement unconstitutional: UTHC

The Uttarakhand High Court ruled that keeping a convict in solitary confinement before the exhaustion of his or her constitutional and other rights is unconstitutional. “This practice to keep the convict in custodial segregation/solitary confinement before the exhaustion of his … Continue reading

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CBI out of purview of Right to Information Act: DHC

The Delhi High Court recently reiterated that the expression ‘Human Rights Violation’ as used in proviso to Section 24(1) of the Right to Information Act, 2005 (“Act”) cannot be extended to include controversies relating the service matters, and hence information … Continue reading

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Right to be Forgotten accepted: KarHC

Karnataka High Court recently delivered a landmark judgment and for the first time in Indian jurisprudence accepted and applied the ‘Right to be Forgotten’ in Indian context. The “right to be forgotten” or “the right to be erased” allows a … Continue reading

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Aadhaar Card not mandatory: SC

Agreeing that the legal position regarding the existence of the fundamental right to privacy is ‘doubtful’, the Supreme Court of India referred the issue to be placed before the Chief Justice of India to be marked for an appropriate Bench. … Continue reading

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Questions as to interpretation of Constitution to be answered by larger Bench: SC

Dealing with the issue of illegal immigration into India from Bangladesh, the Supreme Court of India referred the following substantial questions as to the interpretation of the Constitution to be decided by a minimum of 5 Judges under Article 145(3) … Continue reading

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Muslims allowed to adopt a child: SC

In a much awaited judgment, a Large Bench of the Supreme Court of India gave Muslims the right to adopt a child despite their personal laws prohibiting it, however, the Court stopped short of declaring the right to adopt or … Continue reading

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