Year-Ender 2023: SC decisions that made headlines

By Editorji News Desk
Published on | Dec 26, 2023

EC's independence - Anoop Baranwal case

SC ordered a temporary arrangement for selecting election commissioners. PM, Opposition leader, CJI were to be in 3-member panel for selection.

Juvenile justice

After finding proof that 'Narayan' who was arrested in Feb 1994 was 12-yr-old at the time of murder, SC released him after he served jail for 28 yrs.

The real Shiv Sena

SC assigned Shiv Sena’s name and symbols to Eknath Shinde's camp, a huge blow to Uddhav Thackeray.

Rahul Gandhi's disqualification

SC stayed his conviction in criminal defamation case for 'Modi' surname remark, making way for his return to Parliament.

No marriage for homosexuals

SC ruled that right to marry is a statutory right, not constitutional. Hence, only Parliament can recognize marriage between non-heterosexual couples.

Manual scavenging

SC directed Centre, State govts to ensure eradication of manual scavenging. SC also asked govt to raise compensation for sewer deaths to Rs 30 lakhs.

370 Abrogation upheld

SC upheld the Modi government's 2019 move of abrogating Article 370 which gave erstwhile state of J&K a special status.