Apex Courts Judgements

Kerala HC bans hartal without prior notice of 7 days.

February 17, 2019

Preventing the citizens from moving or taking the vehicle on the road, a trader from opening his shop, a worker from going to his work and bring the state to stand still is the violation of principles of democracy adopted by the constitution. Entire business of commercial establishments are affected. Amid protests over the Sabarimala […]

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PIL in Delhi High Court for use of ‘respectful words’ on soldiers’ martyrdom.

February 17, 2019

A petition has been filed in the Delhi High Court on Friday, seeking direction to the press and electronic media to use ‘respectful words on the martyrdom of soldiers.’ This petition comes a day after the ghastly terror attack took place in Pulwama. The petition seeks use of ‘Shaheed’ or ‘Martyr’ in place of ‘killed or died’ for a soldier who […]

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PIL filed for ‘Uttarakhand Hooch Tragedy’ in Uttarakhand High Court.

February 13, 2019

A Public Interest Litigation (PIL) was argued by Advocate Naman Kamboj (Managing Partner Litigo Law Chambers & Management head indianlegalsolution.com) in High Court of Uttarakhand at Nainital on 13th February for seeking the indulgence of the Hon’ble High Court in the ‘Uttarakhand Hooch Tragedy’ -where more than 100 people died due to consumption of home-made […]

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Refusal to sex after 16 years of marriage is not cruelty.

February 3, 2019

Refusal of conjugal rights (sexual intercourse) by wife after 16 years of marriage cannot be construed as cruelty, said the Madras high court dismissing a petition by a man from Erode who moved the court seeking the divorce, alleging matrimonial cruelty by his wife. The court also chided the man for refusing to gratefully acknowledge the changes associated with ageing and […]

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No negative marking in Competitive exams : Madras high court.

February 2, 2019

The Madras high court has held that the system of negative marking in the competitive examination has to be done away with, in as much as the same perforce requires reconsideration. The judge said the very system of awarding negative marks is improper and against principles of fairness, equality and equity. Students, who take part […]

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10% reservation to general category people challenged in SC.

January 10, 2019

A plea challenging the bill to provide 10 per cent reservation to general category poor in jobs and education was Thursday filed in the Supreme Court. The PIL says that the economic criteria cannot be a base for reservation and that the amendment breaches the 50% upper cap fixed by SC. The petition, filed by Youth For […]

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All Women Exempted From Paying Court Fees : Orissa HC.

January 8, 2019

“Women are exempted from payment of court fees. The language of the notification is clear & explicit. The word ‘woman’ has not been pre-fixed by any adjective. It takes with its sweep the woman of any status or nationality.” The Orissa High Court has clarified that all women, regardless of nationality or status, are eligible […]

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Judicial Magistrate accused of Disregarding Madras High Court Orders.

December 30, 2018

JUDICIAL MAGISTRATE ACCUSED OF DISREGARDING MADRAS HIGH COURT ORDERS- JUDGES CONVINCED THAT HE IS GUILTY OF CONTEMPT OF COURT. Author: Shrestha Banerjee, National Law University and Judicial Academy, Assam. The Madras High court issued statutory notice to S .Gopinathan, a metropolitan magistrate in the city of Madras who was accused of contempt of court. High court justices […]

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Judge attacked outside the courtroom by Assistant Public Prosecutor.

December 26, 2018

A sessions court judge was allegedly assaulted by an assistant prosecutor in court premises here in Maharashtra on Wednesday, a police official said. The incident took place around noon outside a lift on the seventh floor of the district sessions court, he said. Senior civil judge K R Deshpande alleged that assistant public prosecutor D […]

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PIL filed in Supreme Court against govt’s order to snoop on computers.

December 25, 2018

The recent order of the Union Ministry of Home Affairs authorizing ten security and intelligence agencies to intercept, monitor, and decrypt information has been challenged in the Supreme Court. The order, issued on December 20, has been challenged by Advocate ML Sharma as being illegal, unconstitutional and contrary to public interest. One of the grounds of the challenge […]

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Executive Magistrate Can’t Order Police to Register FIR: Supreme Court.

December 24, 2018

“An Executive Magistrate has no role to play in directing the police to register an F.I.R. on basis of a private complaint lodged before him.” – SC The question as to whether an executive magistrate is competent to direct police personnel to register an FIR as per the Code of Civil Procedure was considered by a bench of Justices Rohinton Fali Nariman and Navin […]

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When there is no cross appeal, HC cannot go beyond Decree of Trial Court.

December 23, 2018

When there is no cross-appeal/objection, HC cannot go beyond the Judgment & Decree of Trial Court while dismissing an appeal against It.   Author: Sudhanshu Paliwal, Btech LLB 5th yr, UPES Dehradun. In the case of AkhilBharatvarshiya Marwari Agarwal JatiyaKosh& Others v. BrijlalTibrewal& Others (civil appeal nos. 12088­12089 of 2018), the apex court has put […]

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Lok Sabha Passes Consumer Protection Bill, 2018

December 22, 2018

Lok Sabha Passes Consumer Protection Bill, 2018 Author: Rajnish Kumar, ICFAI Law School. Dehradun.   The Lok Sabha passes the consumer protection bill 2018 which wants totally to replace Consumer Protection Act, 1986. The bill seeks a national level regulator-Central Consumer Protection Authority – to deal with consumer complaints on a Proactive measure. The present […]

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Notice Against Ratan Tata & others in Nusli Wadia defamation suit.

December 20, 2018

A local court has issued notices against Tata Sons former chairman Ratan Tata, present chairman N Chandrasekaran and eight directors of the group along with the group chief operating officer in a defamation complaint filed by Wadia group chairman Nusli Wadia. The notices were issued by the Esplanade court of Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate MI […]

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