POSTED BY Outlook Web Desk ON Mar 24, 2015 AT 14:51 IST ,  Edited At: Mar 24, 2015 14:51 IST
The Supreme Court today struck down a provision in the cyber law which provides power to arrest a person for posting allegedly "offensive" content on websites.
 
Terming liberty of thought and expression as "cardinal", a bench of justices J Chelameswar and R F Nariman said, "The public's right to know is directly affected by section 66A of the Information Technology Act."
 
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POSTED BY Outlook Web Desk ON Mar 24, 2015 AT 14:51 IST, Edited At: Mar 24, 2015 14:51 IST
POSTED BY Buzz ON Sep 03, 2014 AT 23:43 IST ,  Edited At: Sep 03, 2014 23:43 IST

While the Congress has attacked the appointment of former Chief Justice of India Palaniswamy Sathasivam as the new Governor of Kerala, and asked if he was being given the gubernatorial post for giving relief to the BJP President Amit Shah in a fake encounter case last year, it has also brought up the question of what the current finance and defence minister Arun Jaitley had said in the past about former judges and their post-retirement appointments to positions that could be considered political.

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POSTED BY Buzz ON Sep 03, 2014 AT 23:43 IST, Edited At: Sep 03, 2014 23:43 IST
POSTED BY Buzz ON Jun 03, 2014 AT 22:27 IST ,  Edited At: Jun 03, 2014 22:27 IST

Thanks to Manoj Mitta's piece in the Times of India yesterday, Akshardham attack case: Decoding the other verdict of May 16, we revisit the SC verdict in the September 2002 Akshardham temple attack case.

As Mitta points out, 

While acquitting all the six persons who had been convicted by Gujarat high court , the Supreme Court has brought out many curious aspects of the investigations in its May 16 verdict

It is worthwhile reproducing and highlighting some of the concluding portions of the SC's judgement in extenso:

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POSTED BY Buzz ON Jun 03, 2014 AT 22:27 IST, Edited At: Jun 03, 2014 22:27 IST
POSTED BY Outlook Web Desk ON Dec 25, 2013 AT 23:48 IST ,  Edited At: Dec 25, 2013 23:48 IST

All India Bakchod (AIB), who had taken the internet by storm with their video about the string of stupid and hateful remarks against women that seem to follow every sexual assault case in India, have struck again.

In their latest, AIB raise their voice against the recent Supreme Court verdict which criminalised homosexuality by reversing the judgment passed earlier by Delhi High Court in 2009, by addressing some 'concerns' that people have about homosexuality.

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POSTED BY Outlook Web Desk ON Dec 25, 2013 AT 23:48 IST, Edited At: Dec 25, 2013 23:48 IST
POSTED BY Buzz ON Dec 24, 2013 AT 15:57 IST ,  Edited At: Dec 23, 2013 15:57 IST

For those who came in late:

  • November 6: Through My Looking Glass: The blogpost by a law intern which first levelled charges of sexual harassment against a retired Supreme Court Judge
  • November 14: 'We Really Respected Him': Another intern corroborates parts of the sexual harassment charges against the former Supreme Court judge
  • December 16: 'He Kissed My Arm... Asked Me To Share Room': The affidavit filed by the law intern who had accused ex-SC judge A.K Ganguly of sexual harassment. Plus the letter from the additional AG to the PM
  • December 23: Former Supreme Court judge AK Ganguly writes to the Chief Justice of India (CJI), questioning the allegations of sexual harassment against him:
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