SC declares triple talaq unconstitutional, un-Islamic

New Delhi: The Supreme Court, by majority judgement, today declared the practice of triple talaq as unconstitutional. The judgement was delivered by a five-judge bench headed by Chief Justice of India JS Khehar and comprising Justices R F Nariman, U U Lalit and Kurian Joseph and Abdul Nazir. The three judges said that the triple talaq was unconstitutional and un-Islamic. However, the two judges (Justice Nazeer and Justice  Kehar) gave a dissenting judgement. The apex court decision came on a bunch of petitions challenging the practice of triple talaq.

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SC dismisses Swamy's plea for early hearing in Ayodhya case

New Delhi: The Supreme Court today refused to grant an early hearing in a plea filed by senior BJP leader Dr Subramanian Swamy in the Ayodhya case. A bench of the Apex Court headed by Chief Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar refused to grant an early hearing into  Swamy's petition. The bench asked Swamy why did he not inform the court that he was not a party to the Ayodhya case. On Swamy's request, the SC had earlier said that the issue should be resolved through negotiations by various parties, including all the petitioners and respondents.

SC gets 5 new judges

New Delhi: The top court of the country got a boost today, when five Chief Justices of different states, took oath as Supreme Court Judges, taking the total strength to 28, including Chief Justice (CJI) Jagdish Singh Khehar. The new Judges include Justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul, Shantanagoudar Mohan Allikarjunagouda, S Abdul Nazeer, Navin Sinha and Deepak Gupta. Justice Kaul earlier served as the Chief Justice of Madras High Court, whereas Justice Gupta had worked earlier as Chhattisgarh High Court's Chief Justice.

SC to hear Jallikattu pleas on Jan 31

New Delhi:  The Supreme Court today said it will hear all petitions in connection with the bull taming sport Jallikattu on January 31. A bench, headed by Justice Dipak Misra and also comprising Justice Rohinton Fali Nariman, said, 'We would hear all the petitions in connection with the Jallikattu on Tuesday.' Attorney General (AG) Mukul Rohatgi told the apex court that the Centre is filing an application to withdraw the January last year's notification in the issue and the hearing is likely to be on Tuesday.