Last Week at CLPR : 29th October – 4th November, 2017

November 6, 2017

Last week at CLPR – a round-up of the analyses, research and reporting in the week 29th Oct-4th Nov.




On the Blog: Analysing the Pre-Constitutional efforts in tackling Social Boycott




The 3 Judge Bench of the Supreme Court continued hearing arguments in Shafin Jahan v. Ashokan, which is popularly known as the Hadiya Marriage case. The case is an appeal against the order of the High Court of Kerala which annulled the petitioner’s marriage on suspicion of ‘forced’ conversion and the petitioner’s suspected links with extremist organisations.


The Constitutional Bench of the Supreme Court continued hearing arguments on day 6 and day 7 in Kalpana Mehta v. Union of India where the Bench is looking into the judicial relevance of parliamentary reports.


A five judge bench of the Supreme Court commenced hearing on a new case, NCT (Delhi) v. Union of India, which concerns the special status of Delhi. The case is an appeal filed by the Delhi State Government against the judgment of the High Court of New Delhi which held that Delhi was not a State and that the Lieutenant Governor was the administrative head.




The Centre for Law and Policy Research encourages and facilitates civic engagement with India’s Constitution through the CADIndia project and Supreme Court Observer. CADIndia promotes an understanding of the Indian Constitution by enabling easy and intelligent access to the Constituent Assembly Debates and the Indian Constitution at the centre of discussions on contemporary political and economic issues. The SCObserver website endeavors to make the workings of the Supreme Court accessible and understandable to the citizenry by translating the hearings and judgements of a few constitutionally relevant cases into everyday language.


The other main areas of interest for CLPR are Transgender Rights, Children’s Rights, Reproductive Rights, and Bail Reform. CLPR’s activities in these areas range from research to education to litigation. This weekly post recaps the activities across all projects and areas of focus.