2016 was a remarkable one in the corridors of justice. During the year, Supreme Court meted out judgments of monumental proportions. Here’s a look at the top 10 verdicts of the apex court that grabbed the maximum headlines:

Banned sale of alcohol on national and state highways

Prohibited IAF officers to grow beards on religious grounds

Made the playing of national anthem in cinema halls mandatory

Banned sale of firecrackers in Delhi NCR

Brought much needed relief to contractual employees in government sector

Widened the ambit of Domestic Violence Act

Made it mandatory for copies of FIR to be made public

Barred government ministers/officials from BCCI

Upheld Constitutional validity of criminal defamation law

Allowed the implementation of National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET)

 (Illustrations by Utkarsh Tyagi)