You are reading it here first: Seeking to get the Facebook transfer petition dismissed, Vijay Narayan, the Advocate General of the State of Tamil Nadu which is listed as respondents 6 7 in the Facebook transfer petition, filed the State s response with the Supreme Court today. He also filed an application with the Supreme Court asking it to let the Madras High Court hear the WhatsApp traceability case, and pass any required order.MediaNama readers might recall that at the last Supreme Court hearing on the transfer petition, the Court had said that the Madras HC could not pass as effective order because of which, in the subsequent hearing at the Madras HC, the matter was adjourned.
IANS The Supreme Court on Wednesday heard a case of an interfaith marriage from Chhattisgarh, in which a Muslim man had purportedly converted to Hinduism so that the family of the woman he married would accept him, IANS reported. The woman s family, however, claimed that the man s conversion was a sham and that he had converted back to Islam. We are only concerned about her future, a bench led by Justice Arun Mishra said. We are not against inter religious or inter caste marriage. The man should be a loyal husband and a great lover , the court said, according to IANS.
Court to decide whether minor Muslim girl can enter into wedlock The Supreme Court has decided to examine the question whether a Muslim girl who has reached puberty can marry a person of her choice under Mohammedan law even if she is below 18.
nSeveral people on Tuesday marched to offer prayers at the Ravidas temple site in the Tughlaqabad area, a month after it was demolished on Supreme Court orders, but they were stopped by police just short of the location. The people after being stopped by the police performed rituals on road at the Guru Ravidas Marg.According to Devesh Srivastava, Joint Commissioner of Police (Southern Range), to maintain law and order in the area, adequate security arrangements are made, police have not allowed the people to reach the site.
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The Delhi government's scheme allowing women to travel for free on the metro rail network has come under heavy criticism from the Supreme Court for its potential to add to cost overruns.
Former Union minister P Chidambaram 's plea to seek protection from arrest by the Enforcement Directorate in the INX Media case is being heard by the Supreme Court. Chidambaram, former finance minister in the UPA government, had last week challenged the rejection of his anticipatory bail by the Delhi High Court. Chidambaram 's legal team comprising Kapil Sibal and Abhishek Singhvi have argued that the ED did not have any real evidence against the former minister.
Dispur: A day before the publication of the final list of the government's National Register of Citizens (NRC), Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal urged upon the people of Assam to maintain peace and tranquility in the state."The NRC, which has been updated by the State NRC Coordinator and his team under the monitoring of the Supreme Court of India and supervision of the Registrar General of India, is an outcome of the untiring efforts of the thousands of people," he said in a statement.
Mohammad Aleem Syed fears his parents might have been detained in J KMohammad Aleem Syed, a law graduate from Jamia Millia Islamia who filed a habeas corpus petition after being unable to contact his family in Kashmir since August 4, was today allowed by the Supreme Court to meet his parents.
Former union minister P Chidambram 's lawyer said in Supreme Court on Tuesday that the Enforcement Directorate was producing documents randomly and said that such papers could not be used in the court.The top court was hearing a fresh petition filed by the senior Congress leader against the August 22 order of the trial court that remanded him to CBI 's custody till August 26 in INX Media case. Appearing for Chidambaram, senior advocate Kapil Sibal said the agency cannot place documents in the court randomly and ”behind the back ” for seeking custody of the accused.
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Hearings in the pivotal LGBTQ rights cases will begin on October 8.
The Justice Department intervened in one of two matters before the high court set to address LGBTQ employment discrimination during the court's next term. At issue is Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which makes it a crime for employers "to fail or refuse to hire" or otherwise discriminate against a prospective or actual employee "because of such individual's... sex."While the Supreme Court has held that discrimination on the basis of sex encompasses actions taken or beliefs held by an employer that subject an employee to gender stereotypes, the court has never ruled on whether sex based discrimination necessarily extends to sexual orientation.
The gay GOP group downplayed the administration 's policies, including giving healthcare workers the right to deny treatment to LGBT people, his decision to end several promising research experiments into a cure for HIV at the request of the religious right, and their argument before the Supreme Court that LGBTQ people are not protected under civil rights laws.Jennifer Horn, who has sat on the board of the group for years, announced yesterday that she could no longer serve a group that endorses the subjugation of her own community and other minority groups. She sent the organization a letter yesterday to inform them of her decision to quit.
Following the Delhi HC order, senior advocate Kapil Sibal had reached the Supreme Court to meet the leader. However, the Supreme Court proceeding was over for the day and Sibal advised Chidambaram on the next course of action. Senior advocates Abhishek Manu Singhvi, Salman Khurshid (both party colleagues) and Dayan Krishnan joined Chidambaram and held hectic parleys.
File: Indian PM Narendra Modi. Image Credit: PTI Abu Dhabi Dubai: India s Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit the UAE on Saturday, the UAE s official news agency WAM reported on Sunday.The Indian premier will hold talks with His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, on ways to bolster the historic friendship and strategic cooperation between the UAE and India.