SC Significant Judgements that shook India in 2018
SC says, women of all ages can enter into Sabarimala temple
The Supreme Court on Friday 28th Sept, ruled that women will be allowed entry into Lord Ayyappa’s Sabarimala temple in Kerala.
Supreme Court strikes down Sec 377,Homosexuality is No Longer A Crime
In a historic judgment, the Supreme Court (SC) on 6th sept , said that Sexual orientation is a natural phenomenon determined by biology and science. Any discrimination on this basis is unconstitutional.
Supreme Court rules on Aadhaar Card
Supreme court on wednesday 26th Sept says,
- No Aadhaar linking needed for bank accounts, mobile numbers.
- cellphone companies cannot seek your Aadhaar number.
- Private firms cannot insist on your Aadhaar information.
- Schools cannot seek your child’s Aadhaar details including for admission.
- Aadhaar should be linked to your PAN information.
SC scraps Section 497, says Adultery no longer a criminal offence
Supreme court on thursday 27th Sept, declared that, Adultery no longer a criminal offence; striking down section 497. CJI Dipak Misra said adultery can be a ground for divorce but not a criminal offence .
SC says, Reservation is not compulsory in job promotions
The Supreme Court turned an appeal to reconsider its own earlier order that had rejected the idea of reservations for scheduled castes in job promotions. The court on Sept 26th had said that it was not mandatory for the government to give reservations in promotions in public sector jobs.
SC clears that Daughters Have Equal Rights In Father’s Property,if they were born even before Hindu succession act (2005)
Until the Hindu Succession Act, 1956, was amended in 2005, the property rights of sons and daughters were different. While sons had complete right over their father’s property, daughters enjoyed this right only until they got married. After marriage, a daughter was supposed to become part of her husband’s family.
On Feb 3, 2018, the amendment now grants all daughters the same rights, duties, liabilities and disabilities that were earlier limited to sons, if they were born even before Hindu succession act (2005).