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Places Of Worship Act, 1991: When A Law Itself Is Put To Trial

Places Of Worship Act, 1991: When A Law Itself Is Put To Trial

While some ruling BJP leaders demand that the Places of Worship Act, 1991 be repealed, legal experts describe it as a weak law with ambiguous clauses

27 May 2022
Gyanvapi Mosque Dispute: Fresh Plea In SC Seeks Intervention In Proceedings

Gyanvapi Mosque Dispute: Fresh Plea In SC Seeks Intervention In Proceedings

The petition, filed by advocate Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay through advocate Ashwani Kumar Dubey, submitted that only those places can be protected, which were...

24 May 2022

What Is Article 142 SC Invoked To Free Rajiv Gandhi Assassination Convict? Has It Been Used Before?

With Article 142, the Supreme Court has been likened to an entity of 'Natural Law' which theoretically prevails over laws of the land. The article was meant...

SC To Hear Plea Of Gyanvapi Mosque Committee Against Ongoing Survey

SC To Hear Plea Of Gyanvapi Mosque Committee Against Ongoing Survey

According to the order, uploaded on the apex court's website on Saturday, the plea of the Committee of Management Anjuman Intezamia Masjid, which manages the...

14 May 2022

SC Sets Aside 10-yr Sentence In Sexual Assault Case, Says Can’t Disturb Happy Family Life

The apex court, which was informed about the custom in Tamil Nadu of the marriage of a girl with her maternal uncle, said considering the facts and...

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12 May 2022
HC Rejects Plea To Quash GO Refusing Premature Release In ex-AIADMK MLA Murder Case

HC Rejects Plea To Quash GO Refusing Premature Release In ex-AIADMK MLA Murder Case

The petition sought to quash the GO issued in October, 2020, which refused the premature release of Hariharan under GO dated February 1, 2018 of the Home...


12 May 2022
Law Minister Has No Authority To Draw Any 'Arbitrary Lakshman Rekha': Chidambaram

Law Minister Has No Authority To Draw Any 'Arbitrary Lakshman Rekha': Chidambaram

Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram hit back at Law Minister Kiren Rijiju over his remarks after the Supreme Court put on hold the application of sedition...


10 May 2022
Religare Case: Delhi HC Grants Bail To Former CFO Krishnan Subramanian

Religare Case: Delhi HC Grants Bail To Former CFO Krishnan Subramanian

Justice Chandra Dhari Singh noted that the charge sheet stood filed in the case and all material as well as evidence was documentary in nature and allowed the...


09 May 2022
Delhi Court Acquits Five LeT Members, Including Pak Resident, In Terror Case

Delhi Court Acquits Five LeT Members, Including Pak Resident, In Terror Case

Additional Sessions Judge Dharmender Rana granted relief to the accused person -- Mohd. Shahid, Mohd. Rashid, Ashabuddin, Abdul Subhan, and Pakistani national...


07 May 2022
HC Directs TN Government To Provide Woman Suitable Job On Compassionate Grounds

HC Directs TN Government To Provide Woman Suitable Job On Compassionate Grounds

One Dhandapani, who while serving as an office assistant in the Panchayat Union Primary School at Karunguzhi in Cuddalore district, died in March 2000. He had...


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07 May 2022
Two Judges Appointed To SC; Top Court Set To Regain Full Strength Of 34

Two Judges Appointed To SC; Top Court Set To Regain Full Strength Of 34

Days after the Supreme Court Collegium headed by CJI N V Ramana recommended the names of Gauhati High Court Chief Justice Sudhanshu Dhulia and Justice Jamshed...


07 May 2022
Farewell, Madhav Godbole : What His Life Teaches Us

Farewell, Madhav Godbole : What His Life Teaches Us

Madhav Godbole's life is testimony that honest and efficient civil servants should keep a measured profile and maintain a dignified stance even in adversity


05 May 2022
Allahabad HC Reserves Order On Bail Plea Of Azam Khan

Allahabad HC Reserves Order On Bail Plea Of Azam Khan

The order has been reserved by Justice Rahul Chaturvedi. An FIR was lodged against Khan and others for alleged grabbing of enemy property and misappropriation...


13 May 2022
Courts Backing The Executive On Demolitions Is More Painful

Courts Backing The Executive On Demolitions Is More Painful

Judges calling slum dwellers ‘encroachers’ goes against constitutional human rights and indicates the sorry state of the poor


13 May 2022
The Maws Of Justice: Demolishing The Principles Of Natural Justice

The Maws Of Justice: Demolishing The Principles Of Natural Justice

Legal experts say politically motivated demolition drives threaten rule of law and principles of natural justice


30 April 2022
Court Denies Pre-arrest Bail To BJP Leader Ganesh Naik

Court Denies Pre-arrest Bail To BJP Leader Ganesh Naik

Two First Information Reports (FIRs) were registered against Naik, a former Maharashtra Minister, in Navi Mumbai for alleged rape as well as for offenses under...


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29 April 2022
PM To Inaugurate Chief Ministers-Chief Justices Conference On Saturday

PM To Inaugurate Chief Ministers-Chief Justices Conference On Saturday

The conference is a platform to discuss challenges being faced by the judiciary. A proposal of CJI Ramana to develop infrastructure facilities in courts has...


29 April 2022
Bombay HC Permits Two Convicts On Death Row To Pursue Studies While In Prison

Bombay HC Permits Two Convicts On Death Row To Pursue Studies While In Prison

Convicts Jitendra Shinde and Nitin Bhailume were sentenced to death by a trial court in November 2017 for raping and murdering a minor girl in 2016 in Kopardi...


18 April 2022
States And Judiciary Lock Horns In The Online Gaming Dispute

States And Judiciary Lock Horns In The Online Gaming Dispute

Taking a stance in linking online gambling with public interest and law and order, the Government stressed on a direct correlation between the crime rate in...


30 March 2022
The Fiercely Independent Minds Of Indian Judges - Without Fear Or Favour

The Fiercely Independent Minds Of Indian Judges - Without Fear Or Favour

As often quoted and reiterated, judicial independence is nothing but a dual concept. It speaks of freedom from external influences as well as an independent...


24 March 2022
PM Modi: Justice Lahoti Will Be Remembered For Emphasis On Ensuring Speedy Justice

PM Modi: Justice Lahoti Will Be Remembered For Emphasis On Ensuring Speedy Justice

Condoling the death of former chief justice of India Ramesh Chandra Lahoti, PM Modi said that he will be remembered for his contributions to the judiciary.


16 February 2022
SC Bench Expresses Happiness On Lawyers Visiting Courtroom For Hearing

SC Bench Expresses Happiness On Lawyers Visiting Courtroom For Hearing

The top court has been hearing cases through video-conferencing and later through hybrid mode since March 2020 due to the pandemic.


10 February 2022
Persuade Judicial Officers Having Good Track Record To Withdraw Resignation: SC

Persuade Judicial Officers Having Good Track Record To Withdraw Resignation: SC

The top court also stated that a judicial officer while discharging his/her duties is expected to be independent, fearless, impassionate and not ­impulsive.


04 February 2022
Where Is 'Booster' For Judiciary? HC Questions Centre Over Judicial Vacancies

Where Is 'Booster' For Judiciary? HC Questions Centre Over Judicial Vacancies

We are talking about boosters these days. Booster vaccines, boosters for the economy. We read somewhere that the current budget is a booster for the nation's...


02 February 2022
SC Collegium Recommends Elevation Of 6 Judicial Officers As Delhi HC Judges

SC Collegium Recommends Elevation Of 6 Judicial Officers As Delhi HC Judges

The Supreme Court Collegium has also resolved to reiterate its earlier recommendation for elevation of five Judicial Officers as judges at different high...


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