The year 2020 will not be forgotten by anyone in the world. In the COVID-19 infected year of 2020, the Supreme Court went through unprecedented experiences with video conferencing and e-filing substituting physical hearings and filings. Even with virtual functioning, the Supreme Court delivered so many important judgements and settled various prominent questions of law.
Here, we are discussing sixty important judgements of 2020, along with verdicts which have to face severe criticism.
1- Shutdown of internet and lockdown in Kashmir
2-Anticipatory bail can’t be limited to fixed period except in special circumstances
3-’No absolute right for the appointment of minority educational institutions’: WB Madrasah service commission act uphold by Supreme Court.
4-JJ act: Offences given maximum seven years of seven but not given minimum sentence are not heinous but serious offences.
5- Validity of SC/ST Amendment Act 2018 upheld
6-Any child in conflict with law can’t be put in jail or lockup under any circumstances said by the Supreme Court.
7- SC Directs Political Parties To Publish Criminal Antecedents Of Candidates In LS & Assembly Polls: Rambabu Singh Thakur vs Sunil Arora and others.
8- Permanent commission for women in Navy and Army
9- Land acquisition: No Lapse Of Proceedings Under Old Act If Compensation Is Deposited In Treasury; SC 5-Judge Bench Upholds Indore Development Author
10-Nirbhaya Case: SC Dismisses Final Plea Of Convicts To Stay Execution After Past Midnight Hearing
11- SC Extends Limitation For Filing In All Courts/Tribunals With Effect From March 12-Until Further Orders On Account of COVID19.
13-Ex Post Facto' Environmental Clearance Unsustainable In Law
14-[COVID-19] Supreme Court Issues Slew Of Directions To Implement Video Conferencing In All Courts Across The Country
15- Governor Can Direct Floor Test Even While House Is In Session: Supreme Court Approves MP Governor's Decision
16- Free COVID-19 Testing Only For Persons Under Ayushman Bharat Scheme And EWS Categories; Supreme Court Allows Private Labs To Charge Others
17-100% ST Reservations For Teacher Posts In Scheduled Areas Unconstitutional: SC
18-NDPS - Quantity Of Neutral Substances In Mixture Must Be Taken Into Account With Actual Drug Weight To Determine 'Small Or Commercial Quantity': SC
19-Deemed University Covered Under Prevention Of Corruption Act: SC
20-Article 30 Doesn't Prevent State From Imposing Reasonable Regulations To Make Administration Of Minority Institutions Transparent: SC
21- SARFEASI Act Applicable To Cooperative Banks: Supreme Court Constitution Bench
22-Suo moto extension of lockdown won’t affect the right of accused to default bail said by Supreme Court
23: Regarding Suo moto, extension Supreme Court allows service via instant tele-messenger services such as email, fax, whats etc.
24: Directions passed by the Supreme Court for the welfare of migrant workers who lost their job during the lockdown
25: Sushant Singh Rajput death case transferred to CBI by Supreme Court
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