Anika Sharma

The Appointment of the Warden in College Affiliated To or Constituted of University of Delhi Is an Administrative Affair and University Has No Role...

This case concerns the question of whether the appointment of the warden of the College Hostel can be made by the Principal of the College and discussed the procedure to be adopted for making the appointment of the Warden.  Brief...

Supreme Court Acquits One Death Penalty Convict and Two Life Sentence Convicts

This case discussed the recording of evidence and its veracity in the given circumstances, especially the evidence recorded by the Child witnesses.  Brief Facts of the Case  This case arises out of an incident that took place in the year 2008...

“Statutory Remedy to Be Pursued Before Approaching Courts Under Article 226 or 227 for Challenging Arbitral Award: Supreme Court”

Excerpt: This case concerns the question of whether the arbitral process could be interfered with under Article 226 or 227 of the Constitution and what circumstances.  Brief Facts of the Case:  On 13.02.1991, Respondent No.1 – Executive Engineer Sardar Sarovar Nigam Ltd....

“Judicial Review Cannot Extend to Deciding Disciplinary Proceedings on Merits as Speaking Order Provided for All Charges Except One: Supreme Court”

Excerpt: This case discussed the procedure to be followed by the disciplinary authority while conducting a departmental inquiry against any public servant and how it is to be conducted.  Brief Facts of the Case: This appeal was filed by the Appellant Bank,...

Dependents of Ex-Government Employee Receive Benefits, Entitled To Petition Government for Grievances and Delays: Punjab and Haryana High Court

Excerpt: The case concerned the matter relating to the release of pensionary benefits to the dependents and heirs of on Ex-employee.  Brief Facts of the Case:  The Petitioner- Balbir Kaur lost her son on 26.11.2016, who at the time of death...

Bank May Recover Debt Irrespective of One Time Settlement Terms if Terms Are Not Complied: Punjab and Haryana High Court

Excerpt: This case concerns the dispute relating to the extension of time for One-time settlement for repayment of loan availed from the Bank.  Brief Facts of the Case:  The Petitioner, M/s. Milkhi Ram Bhagwan Dass, through this petition, was seeking a writ...

In Land Acquisition, Public Interest To Be Given Precedence Over Private: Jammu and Kashmir High Court

Excerpt: This case concerns the dispute relating to the acquisition of land for the construction of the road in the hilly terrain and sloppy areas. Brief Facts of the Case:  Respondent No.3, Collector Land Acquisition, Ramban, issued notification dated 23.12.2016 under...

Punjab and Haryana High Court: Defamation Suit Can Be Filed Only by Family and Near Relatives of Aggrieved Person

Excerpt This case concerns the defamation suit being filed by the Respondent against the Petitioner. The dispute was whether the Respondent had the locus standi to file this suit. Brief Facts of the Case This petition was filed under Section 482 Cr.P.C.,...

Punjab and Haryana High Court: Life and Liberty of Consenting Adults Needs To Be Protected Despite Illegality Under Islamic Law

Excerpt This case Jakar v. State of Haryana and Ors. concerned the issue of protection of life and liberty of the Petitioners from their relatives, who are not in favour of their marriage.   Brief Facts of the Case It was a criminal...

Disputes Governed by Special Statutes Are Non-Arbitral: Supreme Court

This case concerned the appointment of Sole Arbitrator for the resolution of disputes concerning the lease or tenancy agreement under the Property Act.  Brief Facts of the Case: This petition had been filed under Sec. 11(5) of the Arbitration and...

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[WhatsApp Privacy Policy Row] It’s a Private App, Don’t Use It; Says Delhi High Court

On Monday, while hearing a petition regarding the privacy policy of WhatsApp, the Delhi High Court said, “It is a private app. Don't join it. It is a voluntary thing, don't accept it. Use some other app.”

Madras High Court Asks the State To Reconsider Number of Seats Allotted for Bcm Category

Mr. Shakkiya filed a Writ Petition under Article 226 of the Indian Constitution to issue a Writ of Mandamus. The petition sought to direct...

Gujarat High Court Directs To Register Name of Petitioners in the Society Records as Owners of Property, as per Will

A single-judge bench of Gujarat High Court consisting of Honourable Justice Biren Vaishnav, because probate wasn’t necessary and that the petitioners were entitled to...

If No Complaint Is Filed, No Further Orders Are Required To Be Passed: Telangana High Court

Excerpt In Matlakunta Sundaramma vs The State Of Telangana, on January 8, 2021, the Telangana High Court decided that there is no requirement of passing...