Live News: Supreme Court says Ayodhya case need not be referred to larger bench
Follow for updates as Supreme Court is set to pronounce verdicts on the question of whether a mosque is essential to Islam, related to the Ayodhya case and on a challenge to adultery law Section 497
Verdict pronouncement concludes; no referral to Constitution Bench; Ayodha title suit hearings to resume before three judge bench on October 29
Justice Abdul Nazeer dissents, says question needs to be 7 judge bench, majority should not have dismissed the plea for larger Bench like this; reports The Hindu
"Ismail Faruqui needs to be brought in line with Shirur matt case," says Justice S Abdul Nazeer; reports Bar & Bench
"Questionable observations in Ismail Faruqui have permeated the Allahabad High Court verdict," says Justice S Abdul Nazeer; reports Bar & Bench
Justice Nazeer dissents from CJI Misra and Justice Bhushan; reports Live Law
CJI Dipak Misra and Justice Ashok Bhushan fix hearing of Ayodhya case from week commencing from October 29; reports Live Law
"Judgment in Ismail Faruqui will not impact decisions in suits; the observations in that judgment only wrt immunity from acquisition and won't affect suits," says Justice Ashok Bhushan along with CJI Dipak Misra; reports Bar & Bench
"Ayodhya suit has to be decided on its own facts, the 1994 Constitution bench's observations would have no impact on it," says Justice Ashok Bhushan along with CJI Dipak Misra; reports Deccan Herald
"Places of worship all religions are equally important. The Constitution Bench in 1994 made the decision only in context of acquisition of mosque," says Justice Ashok Bhushan along with CJI Dipak Misra; reports Deccan Herald
Breaking: Majority Judgment of Supreme Court says Ayodhya case need not be referred to larger bench; reports Live Law
Ayodhya: Supreme Court will pronounce its judgement at 2 pm today if the 1994 verdict in 'Dr Ismail Faruqui case' to be re-examined; reports Deccan Herald
"Excellent decision to de-criminalise adultery. Also a law that does not give women the right to sue her adulterer husband & can’t be herself sued if she is in adultery is unequal treatment & militates against her status as an individual separate entity," says Mahila Congress chief Susmita Dev
NCW chief Rekha Sharma tells ANI, "I welcome this judgement (decriminalising adultery) by Supreme Court. It was an outdated law which should have been removed long back. This is a law from British era. Although the British had done away with it long back, we were still stuck with it"
Supreme Court permits petitioner to make a representation to the Government which in turn shall take all steps to ensure a mechanism for filing RTI applications by disabled people; reports The Leaflet
"It is a monumental judgement. I am extremely happy with the judgement. The people of India should also be happy,", petitioner's lawyer Raj Kallishwaram tells ANI after Supreme Court decriminalises adultery in a unanimous judgement
Supreme Court judgment on adultery: Justice Indu Malhotra says "Section 497 is clear violation of fundamental rights granted in Constitution; No justification for continuation of Section 497 of IPC"
Five-judge Supreme Court bench unanimously strikes down penal provision making adultery a criminal offence
Supreme Court judgment on adultery: Justice DY Chandrachud concurs with CJI Misra, Justices Khanwilkar and Nariman in declaring Section 497 IPC dealing with adultery unconstitutional
Supreme Court judgment on adultery: Justice DY Chandrachud says "A woman loses her voice, autonomy after entering marriage and manifest arbitrariness is writ large in Section 497"
Supreme Court judgment on adultery: Justice DY Chandrachud says "The law in adultery is a codified rule of patriarchy; Society attributes impossible attributes to a woman, raising woman to a pedestal is one part of such attribution"; reports Live Law
Supreme Court judgment on adultery: Justice DY Chandrachud concurs with CJI, Justices Khanwilkar and Nariman, says autonomy is intrinsic in dignified human existence; Section 497 denuded the woman from making choices; reports Live Law
Supreme Court judgment on adultery: Justice DY Chandrachud says Section 497 deprives a woman of agency and autonomy and dignity, 497 is destructive of woman's dignity; reports Live Law
Supreme Court judgment on adultery: Section 497 violates Articles 14 and 15, says Justice Rohinton Nariman; adds "Ancient notions of man being perpetrator and woman being victim no longer holds good"; reports Bar & Bench
Section 497 IPC and Section 498 CrPC unconstitutional, holds CJI Dipak Misra on behalf of himself and Justice AM Khanwilkar; reports Bar & Bench
Supreme Court judgment on adultery: Adultery should not be a criminal offence, says CJI
Mere adultery can't be a crime, unless it attracts the scope of Section 306 (abatement to suicide) of the IPC: CJI Dipak Misra reading verdict on the validity of Section 497 (Adultery) of the IPC; reports Live Law
Supreme Court judgment on adultery: CJI says women can’t be asked to think and do according to the will of society; reports Live Law
Supreme Court judgment on adultery: Adultery can be treated as civil wrong for dissolution of marriage; There can't be any social licence which destroys a home, says CJI
Supreme Court judgment on adultery: Section 497 of the IPC is manifestly arbitrary the way it deals with women, CJI
Supreme Court judgment on adultery: CJI says it's time to say husband is not the master of woman.
Adultery law is arbitrary, says Chief Justice, dents the individuality of women; reports NDTV
Supreme Court judgment on adultery: Equality is governing parameter of the Constitution, any provision treating women with inequality is not constitutional, says CJI
Supreme Court judgment on adultery: CJI Dipak Misra's judgement for himself and Justice AM Khanwilkar
Supreme Court judgment on adultery: Unequal treatment of women invites wrath of Constitution, says CJI
Supreme Court judgment on adultery: CJI Dipak Misra says beauty of the Constitution is that it includes "the I, me and you".
Supreme Court starts pronouncing judgement on constitutional validity of penal provision on adultery
CJI Dipak Misra to pronounce verdict on a PIL seeking guidelines to secure access to information under the RTI Act for the differently abled, and for those unable to write or converse in Hindi; reports The Leaflet
5-judge Constitution Bench to pronounce verdict on challenge to adultery law
The Constitution Bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justice Rohinton Nariman, Justice AM Khanwilkar, Justice DY Chandrachud and Justice Indu Malhotra had reserved verdict on the discriminatory adultery law on August 8
What the adultery law—Section 497 IPC—says and why it is being called discriminatory
The Supreme Court is likely to pronounce today its verdict on discriminatory adultery law (Section 497 IPC) that punishes only a married man for having extramarital sexual relationship with a married woman. Section 497 of IPC states: "Whoever has sexual intercourse with a person who is and whom he knows or has reason to believe to be the wife of another man, without the consent or connivance of that man, such sexual intercourse not amounting to the offence of rape, is guilty of the offence of adultery." The law has been defended by the Centre as being essential for preserving the institution of marriage. The constitution bench had questioned the Union government how it preserved the "sanctity" when the extra-marital affair becomes non-punishable if the woman's husband stands by her.
Ayodhya: How today's verdict is connected to the Ramjanmabhoomi-Babri Masjid title suit case
The Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court in its September 30, 2010, verdict in the Ramjanmabhoomi-Babri Masjid title suit case ordered that the disputed site be divided into three parts—one for deity (Ramlala Virajmaan), another for Nirmohi Akhara—a Hindu sect—and third to the original litigant in the case for the Muslims. Muslim litigants have been criticsed by the UP Govt for making "belated efforts" to seek a relook at the 1994 Ismail Farooqui judgment that had said that mosques were not an integral part of religious practice of offering prayers. The Hindu parties have said that reference to 1994 judgement in the hearing of the title suit in no way impacted the 2010 High Court judgment.
Ayodhya: Bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justice Ashok Bhushan and Justice S Abdul Nazeer to pronounce verdict, reserved on July 20, on plea by Muslim litigants seeking reconsideration of the part of 1994 top court judgement which had said that "mosque was not essential to Islam for offering namaz"
Ayodhya: Supreme Court to decide whether larger Constitution bench will reconsider part of 1994 judgement which had said that "mosque was not essential to Islam for offering namaz"
The Supreme Court will likely pronounce on Thursday its verdict on the plea by Muslim litigants seeking direction that a larger Constitution bench hear the batch of petitions challenging the 2010 Allahabad High Court verdict which directed splitting into three parts the disputed site at Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh. The apex court reserved the verdict on the plea by the Muslim litigants seeking reconsideration of the part of 1994 top court judgement which had said that "mosque was not essential to Islam for offering namaz".
Live News through Thursday, Sept 27 as Supreme Court set to pronounce verdicts on referring to larger bench a question related to Babri Masjid, Ayodhya case, and on a challenge to the gender-specific adultery law Section 497, IPC
Live News as Supreme Court set to pronounce verdict on Thursday, September 27 on whether to refer the question of whether a mosque is essential to Islam, related to the Ayodhya Babri Masjid case, to a larger Constitution Bench. The Supreme Court is also expected to deliver its verdict on a challenge to the gender-specific adultery law Section 497, IPC that that punishes only a married man for having extramarital sexual relationship with a married woman.
- Supreme Court
- Justice DY Chandrachud
- Justice S Abdul Nazeer
- Right to Information
- Public Interest Litigation
- Nirmohi Akhara
- Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra
- Justice AM Khanwilkar
- Justice Ashok Bhushan
- Justice Indu Malhotra
- Justice Rohinton Nariman
- Ramjanmabhoomi-Babri Masjid
- Ramlala Virajmaan
- Section 497