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These are those historic decisions of the year 2023, which caught everyone’s attention

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The court of any country is considered very important for the justice system there. The Supreme Court is the highest court of India and its main function is to ensure compliance with the law. The Supreme Court of India has also taken many important steps in this direction through its decisions in the year 2023. This year also the country’s top court took many big decisions. Although many issues reached the Supreme Court throughout the year and important decisions were taken on many issues, but here we will talk about 5 important decisions which not only inspired everyone to trust justice but also kept the feeling of security alive. . Now that the year 2023 is nearing its end, let us know which are the 5 major decisions of the Supreme Court this year which have been discussed a lot –


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1. Decision regarding divorce

The court said in its decision that a waiting period of 6 months will not be necessary for divorce by mutual consent. The court said that in such cases where there is no possibility of the husband and wife living together, he can divorce on his own behalf using the special powers given under Article 142. In cases where both the spouses agree to the divorce or even if one of the spouses does not consent to the divorce, the Supreme Court can order divorce. This decision clearly meant that waiting for 6 months for divorce would not be mandatory.

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Decision on removal of Section 370

2. Supreme Court’s seal on removal of Section 370

Validating the Central Government’s decision to remove Article 370 from Jammu and Kashmir is one of the important decisions of the Supreme Court in 2023. CJI DY Chandrachud said in his verdict that Jammu and Kashmir does not have the right to internal sovereignty after merger with India. Article 370 was a temporary provision. However, the Supreme Court has asked to restore the state status of Jammu and Kashmir and hold elections by 30 September 2024.

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3. Decision on marriage of gay couple

On October 17, the court gave a major decision regarding the marriage of gay couples. The court refused to give legal validity to such couples. This decision was given by a bench of five judges headed by Chief Justice DY Chandrachud. The bench delivered the verdict with a majority of 3-2. During this time, the Supreme Court clearly said that only the Parliament has the right to make laws on gay marriage. Chief Justice DY Chandrachud read this decision.

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Gautam Adani

4. Formation of committee in Adani-Hindenburg case

The Adani-Hindenburg case made headlines across the country. On March 2, the Supreme Court had constituted an expert committee on the questions raised by the Hindenburg Research report on Adani group companies. The committee consisted of 6 members headed by former apex court judge Justice AM Sapre. The apex court had then asked SEBI to file a status report within 2 months. The Supreme Court was at that time hearing petitions related to the Hindenburg Report, including the formation of a committee related to the regulatory mechanism to protect the interests of investors.


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5. Supreme Court on demonetization decision

The Supreme Court will give its verdict in 2023 on all the petitions challenging the validity of the decision to demonetize Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes in 2016. The special thing is that the court also upheld the government’s decision. All the petitions filed in this regard were rejected.

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