1- Forced conversion case
The Supreme Court will hear the forced conversion issue on November 28. In the last hearing, the Supreme Court had said that this is a serious issue.
This can also pose a threat to the security of the country. The Supreme Court said that as far as religion is concerned, it can also affect the freedom of conscience of the citizens. The court had asked the Center to file an affidavit detailing 22 steps taken against forced conversions.
2- Hearing on the petition with many rights of the citizens
The Supreme Court has sought directions to the government to enact uniform and religion- and gender-neutral laws for citizens for divorce, adoption, guardianship, succession, inheritance, maintenance, age of marriage and alimony. Will hear the petitions on November 28.
It has been said in the petition that the basis of divorce and alimony should be the same for all citizens irrespective of the religion they follow. In a previous hearing, the Supreme Court had said whether such a direction, in the form of a writ of mandamus, can be issued to the legislature to make a law, would be a ‘fundamental question’.
3-Petition seeking direction to provide free sanitary pads to girls studying in classes 6 to 12 in schools
The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear on November 28 a plea seeking a direction to schools to provide free sanitary pads to girls studying in classes 6 to 12.
Jaya Thakur has filed this petition through advocates Varinder Kumar Sharma and Varun Thakur.
The petitioner said that adolescent girls in the age group of 11 to 18 years coming from poor background are facing severe hardship.
4- Petition filed regarding National Eligibility cum Entrance Test-Post Graduate (NEET-PG) seat reservation
The Supreme Court will hear on November 28 the petition filed regarding National Eligibility cum Entrance Test-Post Graduate (NEET-PG) seat reservation.
A petition has been filed in the court alleging that meritorious students belonging to the reserved category who have secured such marks in the NEET-PG-22 exam that they should be admitted to general seats, have been given reserved category seats.
Advocate Prashant Bhushan, appearing for petitioner Pankaj Kumar Mandal and others, submitted that the candidates who had applied in the reserved category but secured the required marks for admission in the general category. Despite this, reserved category seats are being allotted.
5-Augusta Westland helicopter scam
The Supreme Court will hear on November 28 the bail pleas of Christian Michel James, the mediator in the AgustaWestland chopper scam.
In this, CBI and ED have registered two separate cases. Earlier in the month of May, the Supreme Court had sought answers from the CBI and the ED on the bail pleas.
The scam, worth about Rs 3,600 crore, pertains to the purchase of 12 VVIP helicopters from AgustaWestland.
6-Petition filed by Supreme Court Sukesh Chandrasekhar
The Supreme Court will hear the petition filed by Sukesh Chandrasekhar on November 28.
There has been a demand to transfer Sukesh Chandrasekhar from Delhi’s Mandoli Jail to some other jail.
Sukesh says that CRPF is troubling in the jail. Ever since he has written a letter regarding Satyendar Jain, he has been receiving threats continuously.
On August 23, the court ordered Sukesh to be transferred from Tihar Jail to Mandoli Jail.
7- Petition filed for the demand of National Model Builder-Buyers Agreement in the country
The Supreme Court will hear on November 28 the petition filed for the demand of National Model Builder-Buyers Agreement in the country.
This petition has been filed on behalf of Supreme Court lawyer and BJP leader Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay.
The petition states that there should be a National Model Builder-Buyers Agreement in the country to ensure that home buyers are not left at the mercy of whimsical or arbitrary clauses inserted by real estate developers in their contracts.
8- Petition seeking declaration of Talaq-e-Bain and Talaq-e-Kinaya, Talaq-e-Hasan and Talaq-e-Ahsan as unconstitutional
The Supreme Court will hear on November 28 the petitions seeking to declare talaq-e-bain and talaq-e-kinaya, talaq-e-hasan and talaq-e-ahsan unconstitutional.
This petition has been filed on behalf of Benazir Heena and others. Talaq-e-Bain has been challenged by Syeda Amreen, a lady doctor from Karnataka. It has been said that after instant triple talaq became illegal, the fundamentalists are using new routes.
9-Petition of former Tehelka editor Tarun Tejpal
The Supreme Court will hear on November 28 the petition of former Tehelka editor Tarun Tejpal, accused of raping his colleague.
This case pertains to the demand for in-camera hearing of the Goa Government’s application challenging the sexual assault on Tarun Tejpal and his acquittal by the trial court in the Bombay High Court.
10-Petition filed by the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) against the decision of the Punjab and Haryana High Court
The Supreme Court will hear on November 28 the petition filed by the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) against the decision of the Punjab and Haryana High Court.
The High Court allowed a Muslim girl to enter into a valid marriage on attaining puberty. The filed SLP states that such laws are secular in nature, hence the applicability cannot be barred on the basis of religion.
The High Court was considering a writ petition seeking the release of a 16-year-old Muslim girl from a child custody agency in Panchkula as she wanted to live with her 26-year-old husband Javed. The statement of the girl before the Magistrate was made the basis of the writ under Section 164 of the CrPC.
11-PIL filed in Supreme Court demanding authenticity of EVM, VVPAT and EVM Tracking Software (ETS)
The Supreme Court will hear on November 28 a PIL seeking authenticity of EVMs, VVPATs and EVM Tracking Software (ETS). This PIL has been filed by Mumbai-based advocate Sunil Ahya.
In his petition, Sunil Ahya has also demanded the Supreme Court to make a legal provision of six months in jail if the complaint against the Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) turns out to be false.
12-Pollution case in Yamuna river
The Supreme Court will hear on November 28 the issue of pollution in the Yamuna river.
The Supreme Court took cognizance of this. The court had said that it would consider all the causes of pollution in Yamuna. Senior advocate Meenakshi Arora was appointed as Amicus Curie.
The court had asked Meenakshi Arora to study the entire issue and submit a report.
13- Petition filed by complainant BJP leader Nishikant Dubey to stay Lokpal probe against JMM chief Shibu Soren
The Delhi High Court will hear on November 28 a petition filed by BJP leader Nishikant Dubey, a complainant seeking a stay on the Lokpal probe against JMM chief Shibu Soren. Earlier, on September 12, the court, while hearing the matter, had stayed the Lokpal probe against Soren. Along with this, a notice was issued to the Lokpal seeking an answer.
In this case, BJP MP Dubey had complained to Lokpal for corruption against former Jharkhand Chief Minister Soren. On the basis of the same complaint, the Lokpal had initiated this action.
14- Bail petition filed by Shiv Shankar Pandey arrested in case of cash in lieu of ticket in MCD election
The Rouse Avenue Court will pronounce its verdict on November 28 on the bail application filed by Shiv Shankar Pandey, arrested in the case of cash in lieu of tickets in the MCD elections.
Shiv Shankar’s bail was opposed by the ACB. ACB said the investigation is still in the initial stages, if granted bail, can tamper with the evidence