Aadhaar, 'love jihad', Article 35A: SC to take up cases today
October 30, 2017  07:53
From Aadhaar to "love jihad" in Kerala, a string of high-profile cases riveting the nation are up for hearing in the Supreme Court on Monday, making it a day of significant judicial importance.

A bench led by Justice AK Sikri will hear the West Bengal government's petition against the Centre's move to make Aadhaar, a 12-digit unique identification number for citizens, mandatory to get social welfare benefits.

A bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra will take up petitions seeking repeal of Article 35(A), a law that guarantees special privileges to the restive state of Jammu and Kashmir.

While a bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra will hear a Muslim man's request for overturning a Kerala high court order that cancelled his marriage with a Hindu girl after she converted to Islam. Misra questioned the order in the previous hearing.

A special bench led by Chief Justice Dipak Misra will also assemble to take up a case related to reforms in the Board of Control for Cricket in India, one of the richest sports organisations in the world.
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