constitution

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday deferred the hearing on a bunch of petitions challenging Article 35A of the Constitution as the Centre urged the court to take up matter after the Panchayat elections in the state. The elections spread over eight phases will conclude in December. A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justice …

Sringar: Authorities on Monday imposed a shutdown on Srinagar and some other parts of the Kashmir Valley following rumours that the Supreme Court has scrapped Article 35A, police said. Jammu and Kashmir Police issued a statement here, saying: “Some sections of the media have circulated news regarding scrapping of the Article 35A. The news has …

New Delhi: The centre on Wednesday said it was leaving it to the wisdom of the Supreme Court to decide if a law that criminalizes consensual gay sex was constitutionally valid. On the second day of the Supreme Court hearing on the plea challenging the constitutional validity of Indian Penal Code’s Section 377 that criminalises homosexuality, …

Vijayawada: Supreme Court Justice J. Chelameswar on Sunday said that though inequality is prevalent in all countries of the world its prevalence was more in India, adding that equality of all was the keystone of the Indian Constitution. “Inequality is there in all countries in different forms and due to various reasons. (But) In this …

New Delhi: Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday attacked the Modi government over Union Minister Ananth Kumar Hegde’s “amend the Constitution” remarks, saying it was “distressing” to see the country’s foundation under attack by BJP members both “directly and surreptitiously”. “It is distressing to see that this document — the foundation of our country, given to …

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday deferred the hearing on challenge to the Constitution’s Article 35A granting special rights to natives of Jammu and Kashmir as the Central government told the court that it may have implications for the dialogue being held by its interlocutor Dineshwar Sharma to find solution to the state’s troubled …

Hyderabad: Launching a fresh salvo at Bharatiya Janata Party, AIMIM President Asaduddin Owaisi on Monday said that the Centre has no legal leg to stand on over the Rohingya refugees’ issue in view of a Supreme Court ruling that refugees are entitled to fundamental rights under the Constitution. Reacting to the Centre’s affidavit in the …

New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday said he was sure Aadhaar will stand the test of constitutionality as the Supreme Court’s decision on the legislation is still pending. “The legislation has been passed and I’m sure it will stand the test of constitutionality. Even while upholding the idea of privacy as an important constitutional …