Latest Judgements by Supreme Court of India – Part 1


Important Judgement Of Supreme Court


Manohar Lal Sharma v. Narendra Damodardas Modi, 2018 SCC Online SC 2278

Centre asked to file pricing details for purchase of Rafale fighter jets


Joseph Shine vs. Union of India

Supreme Court has struck down Section 497 of the Indian Penal Code, which criminalizes adultery, as unconstitutional


Swapnil Tripathi v. Supreme Court of India, 2018 SCC online SC 1667,

Cases of constitutional and national importance to be live streamed; Supreme Court Rules to be modified suitably: SC


Indian Young Lawyers Assn. V. State of Kerala, 2018 SCC online SC 1690,

Women of all age-group allowed to enter Sabarimala Temple; devotees of Lord Ayyappa do not constitute separate religious denomination.


Social Action Forum for Manav Adhikar v. Union of India, 2018 SCC Online SC 1501,

Directions regarding the registration of FIR, arrest and bail in cases under Section 498-A IPC reiterated and modified: SC


Navtej Singh Johar v. Union of India, 2018 SCC Online SC 1350

Gender Identity and self-expression basic to human dignity; Section 377 unconstitutional insofar it penalises consensual sexual acts between adults in private.


Anurag Mittal v. Shaily Mishra Mittal, 2018 SCC Online SC 1136,

Marriage solemnized before dismissal of appeal against decree of divorce held valid on ‘purposive construction’.


Shailesh Manubhai Parmar v. Election Commission of India, 2018 SCC Online SC 1041,

NOTA-“Idea may look attractive but its application defeats fairness ingrained in indirect election”: SC


Sampurna Behrua v. Union of India, 2018 SCC Online SC 928

Shelter Home-SC issues directions for the protection of children in shelter homes


Test Identification Parade not obligatory; failure does not make evidence of identification inadmissible in Court


Tehseen S. Poonawalla v. Union of India, 2018 SCC Online SC 696,

Cow Vigilantism/Lynching |No citizen can assault the human dignity of another, such an action would comatose the majesty of law


State Election Commissioner, Bihar v. Janakdhari Prasad, 2018 SCC Online SC 659

Assistant Government Advocate held not to be ‘in service’ of the State Government


Sonvir v. State (NCT of Delhi), 2018 SCC Online SC 650

Prior sanction of Magistrate not required for taking fingerprints of accused or a suspect


Vaijnath Kondiba Khandke v. State of Maharashtra, 2018 SCC Online SC 545

Assignment of work, by itself, is not a ground to make superior officer liable under Section 306 IPC


Mrinalini Padhi v. Union of India, 2018 SCC Online SC 602

SC issues interim directions for upkeep of Shri Jagannath Temple at Puri


State of Maharashtra v. Vijay Ghogre, 2018 SCC Online SC 589

Centre given “green” signal for reservation in SC/ST employees’ promotion till further decision


Khurshid Ahmed v. State of Jammu and Kashmir, 2018 SCC Online SC 529

Not necessary that every eyewitness who had seen the accused hitting the victim should also receive injuries to prove an offence: SC


State v. H. Srinivas, 2018 SCC Online SC 576

Absence of entries in General Diary concerning the preliminary enquiry is not per se illegal


Sushila Aggarwal v. State (NCT of Delhi), 2018 SCC Online SC 531

Should an anticipatory bail be for a limited period of time? Larger Bench to decide


Manoj Kumar v. State of U.P., 2018 SCC Online All 559 ALLAHABAD HIGH COURT

Only prima facie satisfaction about existence of material required to summon the accused


Kalpana Mehta v. Union of India, 2018 SCC Online SC 512

Parliamentary Committee Report can be taken judicial notice of but it’s validity can’t be questioned


Mahesh Chandra Verma v. State of Jharkhand, 2018 SCC Online SC 520

Judges of Fast Track courts can’t be denied pensionary & other retiral benefits


Om Prakash Singh v. State of Bihar, 2018 SCC Online SC 684

Second complaint based on discovery of new facts in the same matter is maintainable


Lalit Yadav v. State of Chhattisgarh, 2018 SCC Online SC 680

Disclosure of Rape victim’s identity is inconsistent in terms of Section 228-A IPC


Shanti Bhushan v. Supreme Court of India, 2018 SCC Online SC 669

CJI is the Master of Roster; “Chief Justice” cannot be read as “Collegium” for allocation of matters.


Government of NCT of Delhi v. Union of India, 2018 SCC Online SC 661

LG is bound by “aid and advice” of the Council of Ministers of the Delhi Government.


Dr.subhashkashinat Mahajan vs. State of Maharashtra
[Judges: Justice A.K. Goel and U.U. Lalit]

SC issues direction to prevent the misuse of SC/ST Act; government servants cannot be arrested without prior sanction.


State of Meghalayavs.Phikirbakhariah

Processforselectiontothepublicpost must be video-graphed


Shakti Vahini vs.UnionofIndia

KhapPanchayathavenoauthorityto order Honour Killing.

30. Asian Resurfacing of Road Agency Pvt. Ltd. Vs. CBI. Civil/Criminal case cannot be stayed for more than 6 months; extention can only be granted only by an speaking order.
31. Bar Council of India vs. A.K. Balaji Foreign law firms /lawyers cannot practice in India but casual visit on fly in and fly out basis is permissible
32. Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI ) vs. Kochi Cricket Pvt. Ltd. Arbitration and Conciliation (Amendment) Act, 2015 is prospective in nature)
33. Shafin Jahan vs. Ashokan K.M. Hadia Case (in this case Supreme Court set aside Kerala High Court judgement which annulled Hadia’s Marriage)
34. Common Cause vs. Union of India Passive euthanasia is permissible; human being have a fundamental right to die with dignity.
35. Sudaram Finance Limited vs. Abdul Samad Enforcement of an award can be filed anywhere in the country where such decree can be executed; no transfer required
36. Indian Farmers Fertilizers Co-Operative Limited vs. Bhadra Product Supreme Court asked Parliament to consider amending Section 34 of Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996 to consolidate all interim award together
37. Joseph Shine vs. Union of India Constitution bench constitutted to decide the constitutionality of section 497 of Indian Penal Code.


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