Apex Courts Judgements

Ranjan Gogoi appointed next Chief Justice of India : Oath on October 3

September 13, 2018

President Ram Nath Kovind has appointed Justice Ranjan Gogoi as the next Chief Justice of India, law ministry notification confirmed on Thursday. Taking the baton from CJI Dipak Misra, Justice Gogoi will assume office on October 3, 2018, as the 46th CJI. His tenure will end in November 2019. CJI Misra on September 4 had […]

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Arrest is Matter of Discretion Of Police : Kerala HC

September 13, 2018

Today, the High Court of Kerala considered three petitions seeking proper investigation of criminal case against Franco Mulakkal, Bishop of Jalandhar Diocese of Catholic Church, who stands accused of raping a nun. During hearing Adv.Sandhya Raju, the counsel for Kerala Catholic Reformation Movement, submitted that the non-arrest of Bishop, even after more than 70 days […]

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Is this some kind of a joke, asks SC on trial through WhatsApp.

September 13, 2018

Have you ever heard of a trial in a criminal case being conducted through instant messaging app WhatsApp? Bizzare, but true. This peculiar case has reached the Supreme Court, which was left wondering as to how this kind of a “joke” was allowed to happen in a court of law in India. What is the […]

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Legal Notice to Swara Bhaskar for Defamatory Remarks Against BJP.

September 11, 2018

Legal Notice to Swara Bhaskar for Defamatory Remarks Against BJP. Addressing the press at an event organised by the Indian Women’s Press Corps on Saturday, Swara stated that people can be punished for their deeds, and not for their thoughts. “It is a human tendency to have low thoughts. When Gandhi was killed in this […]

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No insurance claim if the accident is caused by Negligence.

September 9, 2018

One cannot make an insurance claim for a road accident if it was caused by one’s own fault, the Supreme Court has held. “A claimant, in our view, cannot maintain a claim if he/she has caused the accident on account of his/her own rash and negligent driving, and make the insurance company pay for the […]

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SC decriminalises gay sex between consenting adults.

September 6, 2018

A five-judge Constitutional bench of the Supreme Court Thursday, in four separate but concurring judgments, decriminalised Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). The apex court was hearing a clutch of petitions challenging criminalisation of homosexuality. The five-judge bench was headed by Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra and comprised Justices Fali Nariman, A M […]

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Uttarakhand HC bans fatwas, terms them ‘illegal’.

September 4, 2018

The Uttarakhand High Court on Thursday ruled that fatwas were illegal and unconstitutional and banned all the religious bodies and statutory panchayat and any group of people from issuing them in the state. The High Court bench said that fatwas infringed upon the statutory rights, fundamental rights, dignity, status, honour and obligation of individuals. The […]

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For Calling BJP Government “Fascist”, Student arrested at Airport.

September 4, 2018

A student was arrested at the Tuticorin airport for shouting “fascist BJP government down down” on a flight. A day after arrest, she has been released on bail by the Thoothukudi court on Tuesday. The woman, Louis Sophia, allegedly made the remark when she saw BJP politician Tamilisai Soundararajan, who then filed a police complaint. […]

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Duty of the judges to show respect to the lawyers despite their age or status : CJI

September 3, 2018

Justice Misra while speaking at a function to bid farewell to Justice R K Agrawal, who retired from the apex court said that it is the duty of the judges to show respect to the lawyers despite their age or status. “The Supreme Court is one. The bar nurtures us and on every occasion, I have […]

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Law Student Represents Senior Citizen For Re 1.

August 27, 2018

Setting an example of the power of legal aid in ensuring justice for all, a fifth-year law student from Lucknow has charged a token fee of just Re 1 to represent a senior citizen before a consumer forum in Jaipur, Rajasthan, in a legal battle drawn over two years and got him compensated too. Chanakya Sharma, […]

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VHP rituals to reconvert woman to Hinduism accepted by Madras HC.

August 25, 2018

Madras High Court accepted the way of conversion of Non Hindu to Hindu by hindu organization VHP as valid. The court accepted Shuddhi Ceremony conducted by VHP (Vishwa Hindu Parishad) to re-convert Christian Woman to Hinduism as valid. The bench of Justice R Suresh Kumar accepted Shuddhi ceremony conducted by VHP to be valid to […]

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