Supreme Court refuses to change decision in Saumya murder case

The Supreme Court has dismissed a curative petition filed by the Kerala Government against its decision finding the main accused not guilty in the prominent Saumya rape and murder case of Kerala. The case, analogous to the Nirbhaya episode of Delhi, had shocked the state. The incident happened in 2011, when 23-year-old Soumya was travelling in […]

Centre awaits SC nod on video-recording court proceedings

The central government is awaiting feedback from the Supreme Court before expanding digitization of court proceedings by introducing audio and video recordings of proceedings. The ministry of law and justice said that it has been getting suggestions that following the digitization of court documents, a move should be made to digitize and record entire proceedings. […]

SC dismisses Subramanian Swamy’s petition against Arun Shourie

In a significant judgment, a Supreme Court bench headed by Chief Justice of India R.M. Lodha has ruled that truth can be a valid defence in contempt of court cases, and dismissed a case filed by BJP leader Subramanian Swamy against journalist Arun Shourie. In his petition filed in 1990, Swamy had requested contempt of […]