The Supreme Court of India is the final court of appeals for civil and criminal matters in India, so its judgements are a good indicator of the prevailing laws in the country. This blog lists 5 recent Supreme Court judgments and analyses them to determine their impact on society.
The Supreme Court of India recently delivered five judgements which cover a wide range of areas.
The five judgements delivered by the Supreme Court of India recently are as follows:
- The judgement in the Ayodhya land dispute case paved the way for constructing a Ram temple at the disputed site.
- The judgement on the Sabarimala Temple case allowed women of all ages to enter the premises.
- The judgement on the Aadhaar case upheld the validity of the biometric identification system.
- The judgement on the Rafale fighter jet deal found no irregularities in the procurement process.
- The judgement on reservations in promotion for government employees clarified that such reservations are not mandatory.
These judgements dealt with the following topics: bribery in democracy, pollution, free trade, privacy and the mandatory playing of the national anthem.
The Supreme Court of India has recently delivered several landmark Latest Supreme Court judgments that have far-reaching implications for Indian society. Here is a brief rundown of some of the most important cases:
- Bribery in democracy: In a judgment delivered on September 27, 2018, the Supreme Court upheld a Delhi High Court order that had set aside the election of Aam Aadmi Party MLA Somnath Bharti on the grounds of bribery. The court held that using money power to influence voters was “a cancerous affliction” and called for stricter laws to deal with this menace.
- Pollution: In a Supreme Court decisions delivered on October 9, 2018, the Supreme Court directed the closure of all industries in Greater Noida and Ghaziabad, causing pollution. The court also imposed a fine of Rs 20 crore on these industries and directed them to compensate those affected by their pollution.
- Free trade: In a judgment delivered on October 10, 2018, the Supreme Court upheld India’s commitment to free trade by quashing an order of the Kerala High Court that had restricted the import of certain agricultural products from other states. The court held that such restrictions contradict India’s international obligations under WTO rules.
- Privacy: In Latest Supreme Court rulings delivered on August 24, 2017, the Supreme Court unanimously upheld the right to privacy as a fundamental right guaranteed by the Constitution. This landmark ruling has far-reaching implications for data protection.
The court upheld constitutional rights to privacy under Article 21 and said that the right to personal liberty guaranteed under Article 19 includes a right to personal autonomy.
The court upheld constitutional rights to privacy under Article 21 and said that the right to personal liberty guaranteed under Article 19 includes a right to personal autonomy. The court also said that the right to privacy is not absolute and is subject to reasonable restrictions.
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