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65 Important Judgements of the Supreme Court in 2020

Lawstreet Journal 6 Jan 2021 2:31am

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The Supreme Court , once a hive of activity, remained quiet during the Pandemic, but since the courts started virtual hearings, life has returned to some sort of new normal at the Apex court.

The court rooms have been substituted by virtual mechanisms; paper books by computer files; judges conduct hearings through video conferencing; and technology largely determines success of a hearing, if not the outcome. But the year 2020 was as striking as any other year for the Supreme Court of India. A rundown of the outgoing year shows an assortment of crucial judgments , including a few that changed the landscape of judicial history, as below:


1:  Anuradha Bhasin v Union of India

On January 10, a three judge bench comprising Justices N V Ramana, Surya Kant and B R Gavai delivered the judgment on a batch of petitions which challenged the legality of the curfew orders and internet shutdown imposed in Jammu and Kashmir in the wake of the abrogation of the special status of the state in August 2019.

A significant take away from the judgment is its declaration that freedom of speech and expression and also freedom of trade and commerce through the medium of internet are constitutionally protected rights under Articles 19(1)(a) and Articles 19(1)(g), respectively

The Court said : "We declare that the freedom of speech and expression and the freedom to practice any profession or carry on any trade, business or occupation over the medium of internet enjoys constitutional protection under Article 19(1)(a) and Article 19(1)(g)."

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