Matter to Watch – January 2016

4 Supreme Court of India
[Chief Court – Item 29]
Harvinder Chowdhury v. Union Of India – WP (Crl). No. 160 of 2015
[PIL seeking ban on wesbites spreading Sardar/Sikh jokes]
4 Supreme Court of India
[Chief Court – Item 4]
Aluva Janaseva @ Janaseva Sisubhavan Thr. Its Secretary v. Union of India & Ors. – WP (C) No. 808 of 2015
[PIL seeking protection of children from stray dogs]
4 Supreme Court of India
[Court 2 – Item 35]
SLP(C) NO. 35077 of 2015
Union of India v. Courts On Its Own Motion Thr. Registrar, High Court Of Delhi At New Delhi And Ors.
and
SLP(C) NO. 35102 of 2015
Sanskriti School v Courts On Its Own Motion And Ors.
4 Supreme Court of India
[Chief Court – Item 10]
All Arunachal Pradesh Students Union v. The Election Commission Of India And Ors. – SLP (C) CC Nos. 21861 of 2015
[SLP challenging 2013 order of Gauhati High Court dismissing PIL in relation to revision of electoral roles in Arunachal Pradesh in certain Chakma majority areas]
4 Supreme Court of India
[Chief Court – Item 22]
Akash Gahlot v. Election Commission of India
[PIL for candidate’s photographs on the ballot units of EVMs]
4 Supreme Court of India Rameshwar Singh v. State of Madhya Pradesh & Anr. – WP (C) No. 345 of 2014
[Challenge to certain provisions of M.P. Lok Seva (Anusuchit Jation, Anusuchit  Jan Jatioyon aur Anya Pichhada Vargon ke liye Arakshan) Adhiniyam, 1994]
4 Supreme Court of India
[Court 8 – Item 35]
Swaraj Abhiyan v. UOI & Ors. – WP (C) No. 857 of 2015
[PIL seeking relief for drought hit areas]
4 Supreme Court of India
[Court 3 – Item 45]
Union of India v. RK Jain – SLP (C) No. 34495 of 2015
[Challenge to Delhi HC’s order on CIC appointments]
 5  Supreme Court of India
[Chief Court – Item 16]
MC Mehta v. Union of India & Ors. – Writ Petition (C) No. 13029 of 1985 (PIL)
[Delhi pollution matter], along with
Arjun Gopal v. UOI & Ors – WP (C) NO. 728 of 2015
[PIL by three infants for a no-cracker Diwali in pollution hit Delhi]
5 Supreme Court of India Writ Petition (C) No. 491 of 2012 – Lokniti Foundation v. UOI & Ors.
(PIL for DNA profiling of unidentified bodies)
5 Supreme Court of India Jamshed Ansari v.  High Court Of Judicature At Allahabad & Ors. – SLP(C) No. 23332 of 2015
[Challenge to Allahabad HC rules for designation of advocates as senior advocates]
6 Supreme Court of India Parivartan & Ors. v. Union Of India & Ors. – Writ Petition (C) No. 93 of 2004
(Petition seeking protection of whistle blowers)
6 Delhi High Court Karuna Chhatwal v. Government of NCT of Delh – WP (C) No. 12352 of 2015
[Challenge to exemption to women in Delhi’s Odd/Even vehicle rule]
6 National Green Tribunal Vardhaman Kaushik Vs. Union of India & Ors. – Original Application No. 21/2014
[Delhi pollution – ban on diesel cars]
8 Supreme Court of India Sachchidanand Gupta ”Sachchey” Vs State Of U.P Thr Chief Secretary And Ors – WP (C) No. 872 of 2015
[PIL concerning appointment of Lokayukta in Uttar Pradesh]
8 Supreme Court of India Writ Petition No. 417 of 2015 – Digvijaya Singh v. State of MP
[VYAPAM Scam]
8 Supreme Court of India Writ Petition (C) No. 473 of 2005 – Sampurna Behrua v. UOI & Ors.
(Implementation of the Juvenile Justice Act, 2000) [Social Justice Bench]
8 Supreme Court of India Writ Petition (C) No. 55 of 2003 – ER Kumar & Anr. v UOI & Ors.
(Night shelter for homeless)
8 Supreme Court of India Re: Exploitation Of Children In Orphanages In The State Of Tamil Nadu v. UOI & Ors. – Writ Petition (Crl) No. 102 of 2007
11 Supreme Court of India Common Cause v. Union of India & Ors. – W.P. (C) No. 463 of 2012
(Coal block allocation case)
11 Supreme Court of India Principal Secretary (Social Justice & Empowerment) & Ors. v. Court On Its Own Motion Thr Registrar High Court Of H.P. Shimla – SLP (C) cc No. 21285 of 2015
[PIL related to medical care, rehabilitation etc of mentally ill]
11 Supreme Court of India
Suraksha Foundation v. Union Of India And Ors – WP (C) No. 793 of 2015
[PIL concerning for road safety]
11 Supreme Court of India
Gauri Maulekhi v. Union of India & Ors. – Writ Petition (C) No. 881 of 2014
[PIL against cattle trafficking]
11 Supreme Court of India
[Court 4, Item 9]
Supreme Court Women Lawyers Association (SCWLA) v. Union of India & Anr. – Writ Petition (C) No. 4 of 2016 [PIL]
[PIL for castration of child rapists]
11 Supreme Court of India
[Court 1, Item 28]
Harvinder Chowdhury v. Union Of India – WP (Crl). No. 160 of 2015
[PIL seeking ban on wesbites spreading Sardar/Sikh jokes] andDelhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) AND ORS v. UOI & Ors. – WP (Crl) No. 2 of 2016
11 Supreme Court of India
Suraksha Foundation v. Union Of India And Ors – WP (C) No. 793 of 2015
[PIL concerning for road safety]
11 Supreme Court of India
[Court 1, Item 15]
Nagender Chindam And Ors. v. Union of India And Anr. – WP (C) No. 8 Of 2016
[PIL for voting rights to undertrials]
11 Supreme Court of India
[Court 1, Item 28]
Ketan Tirodkar v. UOI – WP (Crl) No. 176 of 2015
[PIL for investiation in crimes committed by people and organisation across the border]
11 Supreme Court of India
[Court 4, Item 303]
10. Indian Young Lawyers Association & Ors. v. State Of Kerala & Ors. – [Item 303 in court 4 – Writ Petition (C) 373 of 2006
[PIL for permission for women to enter Sabrimala temple in Kerala]
11 Supreme Court of India
Gauri Maulekhi v. Union of India & Ors. – Writ Petition (C) No. 881 of 2014
[PIL against cattle trafficking]
12 Supreme Court of India
12 Supreme Court of India
Petition seeking restriction of entry of advocates ML Sharma and AK Singh for their statements in relation to Delhi Gang rape.
12 Supreme Court of India Centre for Public Interest Litigation v. Union of India & Ors. – Writ Petition (C) No. 382 of 2014
[PIL challenging grant of 4G license to Reliance Jio Infocomm]
12 Supreme Court of India State of Karnataka v. Common Cause and Ors etc. – Review Petition (C) No. 1879-1881 /2015 [+ seven other petitions]
[Review of the Supreme Court judgment banning usage of pictures of politicians on Govt advertisement]
12 Supreme Court of India  Voluntary Health Association of Punjab v. UOI & Ors. – Writ Petition (C) No. 349 of 2006
[PIL related to pre-natal tests and sex determination]
12 Supreme Court of India
SLP (C) No. 15664 of 2012 – Union Of India v. Brig. Chataranjan Sawant (Retd.) & Ors + NK Kalia v. Union Of India And Ors – Writ Petition (C) No. 528 of 2012
(Directions to approach ICJ against Pakistan against torture of Capt. Saurabh Kalia and others)
12 Supreme Court of India
W.P. (C) No. 124 of 2014 – K Shravan Kumar v. Bar Council of India
(Challenge to Rule 5 of Legal Education Rules, 2008)
13 Supreme Court of India Parivartan & Ors. v. Union Of India & Ors. – Writ Petition (C) No. 93 of 2004
(Petition seeking protection of whistle blowers)
13 Supreme Court of India Food Safety And Standards Authority Of India v. M/S. Nestle India Ltd. And Ors. – SLP(C) NO. 33251/2015
[Appeal against BomHC’s judgment in the Maggi MSG issue]
13 Supreme Court of India Assam Sanmilita Mahasangha & Ors. v. UOI & Ors – Writ Petition (C) No. 562 of 2012
[Bangladeshi illegal migration issue]
15 Supreme Court of India
SLP (C) No. 15664 of 2012 – Union Of India v. Brig. Chataranjan Sawant (Retd.) & Ors + NK Kalia v. Union Of India And Ors – Writ Petition (C) No. 528 of 2012
(Directions to approach ICJ against Pakistan against torture of Capt. Saurabh Kalia and others)
13 Supreme Court of India Parivartan & Ors. v. Union Of India & Ors. – Writ Petition (C) No. 93 of 2004
(Petition seeking protection of whistle blowers)
13 Supreme Court of India Food Safety And Standards Authority Of India v. M/S. Nestle India Ltd. And Ors. – SLP(C) NO. 33251/2015
[Appeal against BomHC’s judgment in the Maggi MSG issue]
13 Supreme Court of India Assam Sanmilita Mahasangha & Ors. v. UOI & Ors – Writ Petition (C) No. 562 of 2012
[Bangladeshi illegal migration issue]
14 Supreme Court of India Verhoeven, Marie-Emmanuelle v. Union of India & Ors. – WP (Crl) No. 178 of 2015
[Writ challenging extradition probe against French woman Marie Emmanuelle Verhoeven, held in India over the 1991 killing of a Chilean senator]
14 Supreme Court of India Virender Kumar Ohri v. UOI & Ors – WP (C) No. 341 of 2004 (PIL)
[Speedy trial of criminal cases against politicians]
 15 Supreme Court of India
[Constitution Bench]
Common Cause (A Regd. Society) v. Union Of India & Anr. – W.P. (C) No. 215 of 2005
[Plea to declare ‘right to die’ as a part of the fundamental rights under Article 21]
15 Supreme Court of India
[Constitution Bench]
Brahmosmj Education Society V. State Of West Bengal – Wp (C) No. 9683-9684 Of 1983
15 Supreme Court of India
All Arunachal Pradesh Students Union v. The Election Commission Of India And Ors. – SLP (C) CC Nos. 21861 of 2015
[SLP challenging 2013 order of Gauhati High Court dismissing PIL in relation to revision of electoral roles in Arunachal Pradesh in certain Chakma majority areas]
15 Supreme Court of India
Writ Petition (C) No. 534 of 2006 – All-India Kashmiri Samaj & Ors. v. UOI & Ors.
(Rehabilitation of Kashmiri Pundits)
15 Supreme Court of India
15 Supreme Court of India
W.P. (C) 131 of 2013 – Narendra Gupta vs. Union of India and Ors.
(Illegal removal of uterus in Rajasthan, CG and Bihar)
18 Supreme Court of India
18 Supreme Court of India
Swaraj Abhiyan v. UOI & Ors. – WP (C) No. 857 of 2015
[PIL seeking relief for drought hit areas]
18 Delhi High Court
Santosh Kumar Sharma v. Bar Council of India & Ors. – Writ Petition (Civil) N0. 1056 of 2015
19 Supreme Court of India
[Court 3, Item 501]
[Constitution Bench]
19 Supreme Court of India
[Court 4, Item 11]
Common Cause v. Union of India – Writ Petition (C) No. 678 of 2013
[PIL for removal of former CJI KG Balakrishnan as NHRC chairperson]
19 Supreme Court of India
[Chief Court, Item 501]
[Constitution Bench]
19 Supreme Court of India
[Court 3, Item 1]
Arundhati Roy  v. Registrar, High Court Of Judicature At Bombay Nagpur Bench Nagpur & Anr. – Writ Petition (Crl) No. 303 of 2016
[Challenge to contempt notice by Nagpur bench of Bombay High Court]
19 Supreme Court of India
[Court 12, Item 23]
Suo-Motu :In Re : Harassement & Physical Abuse of Ms. ‘M’ – Suo Moto Writ Petition (Crl) No. 1 of 2014
19 Supreme Court of India
Common Cause v. UOI & Ors. – Writ Petition (C) No. 114 of 2014 + T.N. Godavarman Thirumulpad v. Union Of India & Ors – WP (C) No. 202 of 1995
(PIL against Illegal Mining in the State of Odisha)
20 Supreme Court of India
MC Mehta v. Union of India & Ors. – Writ Petition (C) No. 13029 of 1985 (PIL)
[Delhi pollution matter], along with
Arjun Gopal v. UOI & Ors – WP (C) NO. 728 of 2015
[PIL by three infants for a no-cracker Diwali in pollution hit Delhi]
20 Supreme Court of India Verhoeven, Marie-Emmanuelle v. Union of India & Ors. – WP (Crl) No. 178 of 2015
[Writ challenging extradition probe against French woman Marie Emmanuelle Verhoeven, held in India over the 1991 killing of a Chilean senator]
20 Supreme Court of India Kalpana Mehta & Ors. v. UOI & Ors. – Writ Petition (C) No. 558 of 2012
[PIL alleging unauthorised drug tests of vaccine on tribal girls by pharma companies]
20 Supreme Court of India Ram Jethmalani & Ors. v. UOI & Ors. – Writ Petition (C) No. 176 of 2009
[‘Black Money’ case]
20  Supreme Court of India State (Goa) v. Digambar Vasant Kamat – SLP (Crl) No. 9551 of 2015
[Appeal against bail to Goa Congress chief Kamat]
21 Supreme Court of India Teesta Atul Setalvad & Anr v. State of Gujarat – Crl Appeal No. 338 of 2015
(Teesta Setalvad bail plea in funds embezzlement case – Three judge Bench)
22 Supreme Court of India Swaraj Abhiyan v. UOI & Ors. – WP (C) No. 857 of 2015
[PIL seeking relief for drought hit areas]
22  Supreme Court of India Principal Secretary (Social Justice & Empowerment) & Ors. v. Court On Its Own Motion Thr Registrar High Court Of H.P. Shimla – SLP (C) cc No. 21285 of 2015
[PIL related to medical care, rehabilitation etc of mentally ill]
27 Supreme Court of India
[Constitution Bench]
Nabam Rebia v. Registrar General, Gauhati High Court And Ors. – SLP (C) No. 876 of 2016 and three other petitions
[Controversy surrounding removal of Speaker of Arunachal Pradesh Assembly]
27 Supreme Court of India
[Constitution Bench]
Aziz Quershi v. UOI & Ors- WP(C) No. 763/2014
[Ex-Governor of Uttarakhand has approached Supreme Court claiming that his resignation from the post was a forced one. SC has observed that matter deals with interpretation of art 156 of the Constitution and hence referred it to a larger bench]
27 Supreme Court of India
[Court 7 – Item 302]
Amar Singh v. UOI & Ors- WP(C) No. 317/2010
[Ex-Samajwadi Party MPs – Amar Singh and Jaya Pradha had approached SC for a direction that they may not be disqualified under the anti-defection laws for defying party whip. Matter has been referred to a larger (3-judge) bench.
27 Supreme Court of India Aluva Janaseva @ Janaseva Sisubhavan Thr. Its Secretary v. Union of India & Ors. – WP (C) No. 808 of 2015
[PIL seeking protection of children from stray dogs]
27 Supreme Court of India All Arunachal Pradesh Students Union v. The Election Commission Of India And Ors. – SLP (C) CC Nos. 21861 of 2015
[SLP challenging 2013 order of Gauhati High Court dismissing PIL in relation to revision of electoral roles in Arunachal Pradesh in certain Chakma majority areas]
27 Supreme Court of India
[Court 7 – Item 21]
Cipla Ltd. v. F Hoffman Roche & Anr. – SLP (C) No. 1677-1678 of 2016
[Cipla’s appeal against Delhi HC’s order upholding F.Hoffmann-La Roche’s claim that Cipla’s cancer drug ‘Erlocip’ infringed Roche’s patent IN ‘774]
28 Supreme Court of India
[Court 2 – Item 302]
Teesta Atul Setalvad & Anr v. State of Gujarat – Crl Appeal No. 338 of 2015
[Teesta’s petition for bail in relation to the allegations of criminal breach of trust of the Gujarat riot victims]
29 Supreme Court of India
In Re: Harassment & Physical Abuse of Ambika Das, Advocate Commissioner of Police & Ors. – Suo Moto WP (Crl) No. 92 of 2014
29 Supreme Court of India Karma Dorjee & Ors v. UOI & Ors. – WP (C) No. 103 of 2014
[PIL for an SIT to investigate racial attack on people from north-east India]
29 Supreme Court of India Devika Biswas v. Union of India and Ors. – WP (C) No. 82 of 2012
[PIL concerning unsafe and unethical sterilizations]
 29  Supreme Court of India
Suraksha Foundation v. Union Of India And Ors – WP (C) No. 793 of 2015
[PIL concerning for road safety]

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