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Aadhaar: India's information war over ID cards

Supreme Court rules government must extend deadline linking cards to personal data as debate over privacy rages on.

Brickbat: Acting Like Adults

yesterdayNews : Reason

India's supreme court has overturned a lower court ruling that confined a woman named Hadiya, 25, to her parents' home, allowing her to return to homeopathy college. But it refused to overturn the lower court's annulment of her marriage and placed her under the guardianship of her college dean who has said he will not allow her to see her husband. Show More Summary

Nepal’s Supreme Court ends mass killings of street dogs

HSI/India has been carrying out humane population management control for street dogs for many years in Asia but it expanded its work in 2011, with programs like anti-rabies drives across South Asia and the Philippines Photo by RahulShow More Summary

BCCI treasurer accused of threatening board CFO

2 weeks agoSports / Cricket : The Cordon

The Supreme Court of India has asked the BCCI treasurer Anirudh Chaudhry to respond to a complaint made by the board's CFO that Chaudhry gave him threats on more than one occasion

Indian police ask interfaith couples: Is it love or terror?

NEW DELHI/ KOCHI, India (Reuters) - India's Supreme Court will begin hearing a case on Monday that prosecutors say shows how Islamic State sympathizers are using “Love Jihad” – marrying Hindu women and converting them to Hinduism – to win recruits and spread their message.

India’s Gay Rights Activists Seize Momentum After Landmark Ruling

2 weeks agoNews : NYTimes: News

A Supreme Court decision that citizens have a constitutional right to privacy is seen as a crucial advance in the fight against a law criminalizing sex between men.

12-Year-Old Gives Birth After Court Saves Her Baby From Abortion

A 12-year-old rape survivor and her newborn son are doing well after the Supreme Court of India spared them from an abortion earlier this year. The high court denied the Khargone area family’s request for a later-term abortion for the girl over the summer, after a panel of doctors determined it would be too dangerous. […]

India Begins to Embrace Digital Privacy

India is the world’s largest democracy and is home to 13.5 percent of the world’s internet users. So the Indian Supreme Court’s August ruling that privacy is a fundamental, constitutional right for all of the country’s 1.32 billion citizens was momentous. Show More Summary

India's top court delays ruling on Rohingya deportation

An attorney says India's Supreme Court has postponed a decision on whether the government can evict about 40,000 Rohingya Muslims who have taken refuge in the country. Prashant Bhushan said … Click to Continue »

Court Allows Woman to Abort Her 31-Week-Old Unborn Baby Who Has Kidney Problems

The chance of a baby surviving outside the womb after 31 weeks of pregnancy is extremely good, thanks to modern medical technology. However, the Supreme Court of India allowed a woman to abort her unborn baby at that late stage of pregnancy this week after her baby was diagnosed with potentially fatal kidney problems, The […]

Hindu Diwali festival without fireworks? The Supreme Court says Delhi needs to breathe.

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

NEW DELHI — Imagine Christmas without Christmas trees — that's how some in India are describing a Supreme Court order banning the sale of fireworks in New Delhi ahead of Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights. The ruling is an effort to prevent a repeat of last year’s post-Diwali toxic smog that plunged the Indian capital into an air […]

Firework sales to be banned in Delhi for Diwali, court rules

INTERNATIONAL - Fireworks will not be sold in New Delhi around Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, India's Supreme Court ruled Monday, saying it wants to assess the impact the fireworks have on air quality in the highly polluted city. The...Show More Summary

India bans Diwali firecrackers in Delhi in bid to reduce toxic smog

2 months agoNews : The Newsroom

India’s Supreme Court has temporarily banned the sale and distribution of firecrackers in the federal capital New Delhi ahead of Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, in a bid to control escalating air pollution. The court ruled on Monday that the ban would last till Nov 1, 13 days after Diwali. Show More Summary

Ban on sale of fireworks in Indian capital as festival nears

India's Supreme Court has banned the sale of fireworks in New Delhi and nearby towns, 10 days before the Hindu festival of Diwali, in a move to curb the capital's … Click to Continue »

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Things to Know About! The Supreme Court of India recently struck down “triple talaq,” which  allowed a Muslim man to dissolve his marriage by uttering the term divorce three times, all at once. While some see this as a positive move in women’s rights,  some writers question if this is enough address some of  the […]

13-Year-Old Seeks Permission to Abort Her 22-Week-Old Unborn Baby

The family of another young rape survivor in India wants the country’s Supreme Court to allow her to abort her late-term unborn baby. Her case is one of numerous abortion cases brought before the high court this year asking for permission to abort an unborn baby past the 20-week legal abortion limit. The Times of […]

Top India court hears plea against Rohingya deportation

India's Supreme Court on Monday began hearing a plea challenging a government decision to deport up to 40,000 Muslim Rohingya who have fled Myanmar, a lawyer said. The petition was filed on behalf of two Rohingya living at a refugeeShow More Summary

Shayara Bano v. Union of India: A Watershed Moment in the Battle for Women’s Rights in India

The following is a guest post by Malcolm Katrak. Mr. Katrak is a Law Clerk to Justice (Retd.) S. N. Variava, Former Judge, Supreme Court of India. In the past, he has worked with Mr. Darius Khambata, Former Vice-President, London … Continue reading ?

Rohingya in India fear deportation to Myanmar

Rohingya refugees in India await a Supreme Court ruling that will decide whether they are to be deported to Myanmar.

13-Year-Old Allowed to Abort Her 32-Week-Old Unborn Baby Gives Birth, But Her Baby Dies

The baby boy of a young rape victim died Sunday in India after he was spared from a late-term abortion. Last week, the Supreme Court of India gave the boy’s mother, a 13-year-old victim of rape, permission to have a late-term abortion, but she gave birth to him instead on Friday. NTDV reports the baby […]

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