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Important Judgements by Supreme Court of India in 2020

Updated: Dec 29, 2020

Although the COVID pandemic situation had bought down the country to still and lockdown, the Supreme Court of India passed landmark judgements in 2020 on several matters and issues such as freedom of speech, equal property rights for daughters, compensation under RERA Act, overturning cryptocurrency ban and others. Also there was huge advancement of technology usage by Courts for conducting hearings online, passing notices and orders through Insta-messenger apps, email, e-fillings for legal papers instead instead of being present in person and e-pay services for payments regarding court fees, judicial deposits, fine and penalty.


Below are some of the landmark judgements passed by the Court in the year 2020. Note: There are several other judgements which have been passed down too, Please do comment which do you think are the other important ones which we might have missed.


  1. Internet Shutdown in Kashmir: Anuradha Bhasin v Union of India

2. Publish Criminal Antecedents Of Candidates In LS & Assembly Polls : Rambabu Singh Thakur vs Sunil Arora and others.

3.Permanent commission for women in Army: Secretary, Ministry of Defence vs Babita Puniya and others.

4. Equal Property Rights for Daughters under Hindu Succession Act: Vineeta Sharma vs Rakesh Sharma.

5. Anticipatory bail cannot be limited to a fixed period expect in special and peculiar circumstances: Sushila Aggarwal & Ors. v. State (NCT of Delhi) & Anr

6. Overturning the ban imposed on Cryptocurrency by RBI: Internet and Mobile Association of India and RBI

7. Issuing of summons and notices through instant tele-messenger services like Whatsapp as well as via email & fax: Suo Motu Limitation Extension.

8. Guilty of Contempt for Tweets Against Judiciary: Advocate Prashant Bhushan

9. Entitlement Of Homebuyer Starts From Date Of Agreement And Not RERA: M/s Imperia Structures Ltd vs Anil Patni and another.


10. Shaheen Bagh Protest, Demonstrations expressing dissent have to be in designated places alone: Amit Sahni vs Commissioner of Police.




Also Read: Prosecution by Police: Rights and Procedures Validity of POSH Act at Remote Workspaces


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