While NC leader Omar Abdullah was released by SC after a warning, ex-CM Mehbooba Mufti is still under detention. J&K Bar Council chief Mian Qayoom's legal battle went on for over 10 months.
Their petition states that Section 2(c)(i) of the Contempt of Court Act has the effect of threatening dissenters and critics, and silences legitimate criticism and dissent.
In an application by United Residents and Doctors' Association, the top court was also told that some hospitals are treating mandatory quarantine of doctors as period of leave.
Former Congress municipal councillor Ishrat Jahan was arrested on 26 February and booked under the UAPA in a case related to the communal violence in northeast Delhi in February.
In a 50-page affidavit, the UGC says it has taken into account the evolving situation of Covid-19 and sufficient time has been given to varsities to conduct the exams.
Activist Sudha Bharadwaj, arrested in connection with the Bhima-Koregaon violence, has cited her health to seek bail from Bombay HC.
CJI Bobde's remark came during the hearing of a petition filed by BJD MP Anubhav Mohanty against permission given by some states to kill nilgais to save crops.
The three were held guilty of corruption in the purported purchase of hand-held thermal imagers, a case that came from a sting aired by news portal Tehelka in 2001.
The judges, who had signed a solidarity statement issued by 131 jurists & activists, called on Supreme Court to 'maintain the dignity' of the court and be open to public discussion.
The Supreme Court bench said the J&K administration has stated that no detention order with regard to Soz was passed, and the plea cannot be entertained in view of its counter affidavit.