Matters to Watch – February 2016

1 Supreme Court of India 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]
1 Supreme Court of India Nisar Ahmad v. UOI & Ors. – WP (Crl) No. 157 of 2015 + Harsh Mander v. UOI & Ors. – WP (Crl) No. 158 of 2015
(PIL for fair trial and in the 2008 Malegaon blasts)
1 Supreme Court of India Assam Sanmilita Mahasangha & Ors. v. UOI & Ors – Writ Petition (C) No. 562 of 2012
[Bangladeshi illegal migration issue]
 2 Supreme Court of India Naz Foundation Trust v. Suresh Kumar Kausal – Curative Petition No. 88-102 of 2014
[Curative petition seeking reconsideration its judgment which had overturned Delhi High Court’s judgment decriminalising Section 377 of IPC]
2 Supreme Court of India 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]
2 Supreme Court of India SEBI v. Sahara India Real Estate Corp Ltd – IAs in Contempt Petition No. 412-413/2012 and Contempt Petition No. 260 of 2013
2 Supreme Court of India Ketan Tirodkar v. UOI – WP (Crl) No. 176 of 2015
[PIL for investiation in crimes committed by people and organisation across the border]
3 Supreme Court of India
[Chief Court – Item 3]
Hardik Bharatbhai Patel v. State of Gujarat and Anr – SLP (Crl) No. 9429 of 2015
[Patel’s appeal to SC for quashing of sediitons charges agaisnt him arising from patidar agitation]
5 Supreme Court of India
[Constitution Bench | Court 2 – Item 502]
Common Cause (A Regd. Society) v. Union of India – WP (C) No. 215 of 2005 [PIL]
[Matter pertains to euthanasia and ‘right to die’ as a part of the fundamental rights under Article 21 of the Constitution of India]
4 Supreme Court of India
[Constitution Bench | Court 3 – Item 501]
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]
5 Supreme Court of India
[Chief Court – Item 7]
In Re: Muslim Women’s Quest For Equality – SMW (C) No. 2 of 2015
[Suo moto PIL by the SC to consider gender discrimination suffered by Muslim women owing to “arbitrary divorce and second marriage of their husbands during the currency of their first marriage”]
5  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]
5 Supreme Court of India
[Chief Court – Item 33]
Gaurav Kumar Bansal v. UOI & Ors {WP (C) No. 38 0f 2016 [PIL]
PIL for direction to UOI to interve and expedite the process for release of 29 Indians abducted in Iraq]
5 Supreme Court of India
[Court 8 – Item 3]
5 Supreme Court of India
[Court 8 – Item 52]
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
[Court 4 – Item 301]
Indian Young Lawyers Association & Ors. v. State Of Kerala & Ors. –  Writ Petition (C) 373 of 2006
[PIL for permission for women to enter Sabrimala temple in Kerala]
8 Supreme Court of India
[Constitution Bench | Court 3 – Item 501]
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]
8 Supreme Court of India
[Chief Court – Item 28]
Writ Petition (C) No. 55 of 2003 – ER Kumar & Anr. v UOI & Ors.
(Night shelter for homeless)
8 Supreme Court of India
[Chief Court – Item 29]
W.P. (C) No. 112 of 2007 – Sanrakshak v. UOI & Ors
Setting up real estate regulator
8 Supreme Court of India
[Court 2 – Item 42]
Re: Exploitation Of Children In Orphanages In The State Of Tamil Nadu v. UOI & Ors. – Writ Petition (Crl) No. 102 of 2007
9 Supreme Court of India
[Court 9 – Item 31]
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]
9 Supreme Court of India
[Court 9 – Item 1]
Santosh Bateshwar Ray v. State Of Maharashtra & Anr – SLP (Crl) No. 2671 Of 2014
[Actor Govinda slapgate]
12 Supreme Court of India
[Court 3 – Item 53]
Sonia Gandhi v. Dr. Subramaniam Swamy – SLP (Crl) No. 1024 of 2016
Rahul Gandhi v. Dr. Subramaniam Swamy – SLP (Crl) No. 1036 of 2016 and three other petitions
[National Herald case]
12 Supreme Court of India
[Court 4 – Item 303]
Indian Young Lawyers Association & Ors. v. State Of Kerala & Ors. –  Writ Petition (C) 373 of 2006
[PIL for permission for women to enter Sabrimala temple in Kerala]
12 Supreme Court of India
[Court 8 – Item 45]
Swaraj Abhiyan v. UOI & Ors. – WP (C) No. 857 of 2015
[PIL seeking relief for drought hit areas]
12 Supreme Court of India
[Chief Court – Item 20]
Gaurav Kumar Bansal v. UOI & Ors – WP (C) No. 38 0f 2016 [PIL]
PIL for direction to UOI to interve and expedite the process for release of 29 Indians abducted in Iraq]
12 Supreme Court of India
[Chief Court – Item 27]
MC Mehta v. Union of India & Ors. – Writ Petition (C) No. 13029 of 1985 (PIL)
[Delhi pollution matter]
12 Supreme Court of India
[Court 5 – Item 1]
Independent Thought v. Union of India – Writ Petition (C) No. 382 of 2013 –a
[Crimanalisation of marital rape]
12 Supreme Court of India
[Court 8 – Item 45]
Swaraj Abhiyan v. UOI & Ors. – WP (C) No. 857 of 2015
[PIL seeking relief for drought hit areas]
12 Supreme Court of India
[Court 5 – Item 47]
Suma Sebastian v. Union of India & Ors. – WP (C) No. 769 of 2013 [PIL]
[PIL concerning prolonged detention of the undertrial prisoners and their condition]
12 Supreme Court of India
[Court 5 – Item 1]
Jaffar Ullah & Anr. v. UOI & Ors. – WP (C) No. 859 of 2013 [PIL]
[PIL concerning condition of Rohingya refugees in India]
12 Supreme Court of India
[Constitution Bench]
Anita Kushwaha V. Pushap Sudan – Transfer Petition (C) No. 1343 of 2008
[Power of SC to transfer a civil case from Jammu & Kashmir outside the State and vice-versa]

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Supreme Court of India Indian Hotel & Restaurant Association & Anr. v. State of Maharashtra & Anr. – Writ Petition (C) No. 793 of 2014
[Mumbai Dance bar case]
15 Supreme Court of India
[Constitution Bench]
Anita Kushwaha v. Pushap Sudan – Transfer Petition (C) No. 1343 of 2008
[Power of SC to transfer a civil case from Jammu & Kashmir outside the State and vice-versa]
15 Supreme Court of India
[Constitution Bench]
Common Cause (A Regd. Society) v. Union of India – WP (C) No. 215 of 2005 [PIL]
[Matter pertains to euthanasia and ‘right to die’ as a part of the fundamental rights under Article 21 of the Constitution of India]
15 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]
15 Supreme Court of India
[Chief Court – Item 15]
National Human Rights Commission v. State of Gujarat – WP (Crl) No. 109 of 2003
[Matter pertains to 2002 post-Godhra riots including the Gulbaraga Society case]
15 Supreme Court of India
[Court 2 – Item 3]
Arundhati Roy v. Registrar, High Court of Judicature at Bombay Nagpur Bench Nagpur & Anr. – SLP (Crl.) 303 of 2016
[Arundhati Roy’s appeal against contempt proceedings against her at the Nagpur Bench of Bombay High Court]
15 Supreme Court of India
[Court 3 – Item 11]
Manohar Lal Sharma Advocate v. Salman Salim Khan & Others – WP (Crl) No. 23 of 2016
[A PIL in relation to the 2002 hit and run case involving actor Salman Khan]
15 Supreme Court of India
[Court 3 – Item 56]
Registrar General, High Court of Judicature Madras v. Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission –  SLP (C) 14842 of 2015
[Matter arises from a dispute relating to appointment of civil judges in the Tamil Nadu involving the High Court and CS Karnan J.]
15 Supreme Court of India
[Court 4 – Item 9]
Hans Raj Jain v. Union of India – WP (C) No. 862 of 2015 [PIL]
[PIL seeking direction to  recognise Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha]
15 Supreme Court of India
[Court 5 – Item 302]
Wildlife Trust Of India & Ors. v. Union Of India & Ors. – WP (C) No. 50 of 2008
[PIL concerning rights over forest lands and the Forest Rights Act]
15 Supreme Court of India
[Court 7 – Item 304]
Akhil Maharastra Khatik Samaj & Ors. v. Union of India – WP (C) No. 13 of 2008
[PIL seeking inclusion of Dalit Muslims into SC/ST Category]
15 Supreme Court of India
[Court 8 – Item 50]
Sampurna Behrua v. UOI & Ors. – Writ Petition (C) No. 473 of 2005
(Implementation of the Juvenile Justice Act, 2000) [Social Justice Bench]
16 Supreme Court of India
[Chief Court – Item 8]
Harvinder Chowdhury v. Union Of India – WP (Crl). No. 160 of 2015
[PIL seeking ban on wesbites spreading Sardar/Sikh jokes] and Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) and Ors. v. UOI & Ors. – WP (Crl) No. 2 of 2016
16 Supreme Court of India
[Chief Court – Item 10]
CPIL V. Housing and Urban Development Corporation & Ors. – WP (C) No. 573 of 2003
[PIL concerning alleged HUDCO loan scam]
17 Supreme Court of India
[Court 5 – Item 1]
ND Jayaprakash v. UOI & Ors – WP (Crl) No. 26 of 2016
[PIL concerning 15 Feb incident at Patiala House]
17 Supreme Court of India Assam Sanmilita Mahasangha & Ors. v. UOI & Ors – Writ Petition (C) No. 562 of 2012
[Bangladeshi illegal migration issue]
26 Supreme Court of India
[Court 4 – Item 2]
Kamlesh Vaswani v. UOI & Ors. – Writ Petition (Crl) No. 177 of 2013
[PIL seeking ban on websites containing pornographic contents]
26  Supreme Court of India
[Court 5 – Item 45]
Suma Sebastian v. Union of India & Ors. – WP (C) No. 769 of 2013 [PIL]
[PIL concerning prolonged detention of the undertrial prisoners and their condition]
 26 Supreme Court of India
[Chief Court – Item 1]
Bachpan Bachao Andolan v. Union of India and Ors. – WP (C) No. 906 OF 2014
[PIL concerning drug abuse of children]
 26 Supreme Court of India
[Chief Court – Item 27]
Writ Petition (C) No. 534 of 2006 – All-India Kashmiri Samaj & Ors. v. UOI & Ors.
(Rehabilitation of Kashmiri Pundits)
26 Supreme Court of India
[Chief Court – Item 26]
Yogesh Gupta v. Election Commission of India – WP (C) No. 422 of 2014
[PIL seeking seeking stoppage of ward-wise counting of votes on the ground that the declaration of result of every polling booth strikes at the root of right to privacy attached to voting]
26 Supreme Court of India
[Court 3 – Item 40]
Democratic Youth Federation of India v. UOI & Ors. – WP (C) No. 213 of 2011
[PIL concerning ban of sale/manufacture of Endosulfan]
26 Supreme Court of India
[Court 11 – Item 7]
Suo-Motu :In Re : Harassement & Physical Abuse of Ms. ‘M’ – Suo Moto Writ Petition (Crl) No. 1 of 2014
 26 Supreme Court of India
[Chief Court – Item 28]
Indian Association of Palliative Care v. UOI & Ors – WP (C) No. 76 of 2007
[PIL seeking a palliative care policy by Central and State Governments etc.]
29 Supreme Court of India Arundhati Roy v. Registrar, High Court of Judicature at Bombay Nagpur Bench Nagpur & Anr. – SLP (Crl.) 303 of 2016
[Arundhati Roy’s appeal against contempt proceedings against her at the Nagpur Bench of Bombay High Court]
29 Supreme Court of India J Jayalalitha v. Union of India & Ors. – WP(C) No. 561 of 2008
[PIL to declare as unconstitutional the 1974 and 1976 agreements between New Delhi and Colombo on ceding of Katchatheevu, an island off the Rameswaram coast, to Sri Lanka]
29 Supreme Court of India Sampurna Behrua v. UOI & Ors. – Writ Petition (C) No. 473 of 2005
(Implementation of the Juvenile Justice Act, 2000) [Social Justice Bench]
29 Supreme Court of India Rajiv Raturi v. UOI – WP (C) No. 243 of 2005
[PIL concerning implementation of Disabilties Act]
29 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]
29  Supreme Court of India
Swaraj Abhiyan v. UOI & Ors. – WP (C) No. 857 of 2015
[PIL seeking relief for drought hit areas]