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The B&B Causelist #39 of 2020: Cases we track today

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A summary of important cases from the causelist of the Supreme Court of India, the Delhi High Court and the Karnataka High Court.


  • State through SIT (1984 riots) vs Sajjan Kumar

Item 10 in Court 1 - SLP (Crl) No. 4344/2018

Bench: CJI SA Bobde with Justices BR gavai and Surya Kant

This plea is filed by former Congree leader Sajjan Kumar against his conviction in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots

  • Shah Faesal vs UOI

Item 1501 in Court 2 - WP (C) No. 1099/2019

Bench: Justices NV Ramana, Sanjay Kishan Kaul, R Subshash Reddy, BR Gavai, and Surya Kant

The Constitution Bench will deliver its decision on whether the batch of petitions challenging the abrogation of Article 370 should be referred to a larger Bench.

  • Sara Abdullah Pilot vs Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir and Anr

Item 43 in Court 3 - WP (Crl) No. 57/2020

Bench: Justices Arun Mishra and Indira Banerjee

This habeas Corpus Writ is filed by the sister of former J&K CM Omar Abdullah challenging his continued detention under the PSA since August of 2019.

  • Miss A vs State of Uttar Pradesh

Item 18 in Court 6 - SLP (Crl) No. 10401/2019

Bench: Justices UU Lalit and Vineet Saran

This petition is filed by the law student who has accused BJP leader Swami Chinmayanand of rape. The complainant is seeking a transfer of the matter out of Uttar Pradesh to Delhi claiming threat to her life in light of Chinmayanand being enlarged on bail.


  • Rahul Roy vs State and Ors

Item 32 in Court 1- W.P.(CRL) 566/2020

Bench: Chief Justice DN Patel and Justice C Hari Shankar

The case concerns the riots in North East Delhi.

  • Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay vs UOI & Ors

Item 16 in Court 1 - W.P.(C) 6483/2019

Bench: Chief Justice DN Patel and Justice C Hari Shankar

The plea seeks Uniform Civil Code in India.


  • Brinda Karat & Anr vs State- CTcases/4/2010

Bench: ACMM Vishal Pahuja

The case pertains to Brinda Karat's plea seeking registration of FIR against BJP leaders Anurag Thakur and Parvesh Sahib Singh Verma for their inflammatory speeches against Citizenship (Amedment) Act, 2019 protestors.

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