The B&B Causelist #202: Cases we track today

The B&B Causelist #202: Cases we track today

Aditi Singh

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


  • KN Govindacharya vs UOI

Item 37 in Court 1 – W.P. (Crl) No. 324/2019

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

This PIL is in relation to the messaging application WhatsApp seeking for an FIR to be registered against the same on the grounds that WhatsApp committed perjury by claiming before the Court that its content is end to end encrypted. The PIL was filed in the wake of the revelation that WhatsApp data of certain individuals was compromised by an Israeli group NSO allegedly at the behest of the government.

Today in Court: The Court asked the petitioner to withdraw the petition and granted liberty to file a separate petition seeking appropriate relief.


  •  Court on its own motion (Air pollution in Delhi) v. Union of India and Ors.

Item 20 in Court No 37 – W.P. (C) 1346/2015

Bench: Justices GS Sistani and Anuj J Bhambhani

The case pertains to the suo motu cognizance taken by the Court to tackle the problem of air pollution in Delhi.

Today in Court: The Court passed several directions to the Delhi Government to contain the problem of air pollution.

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