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Supreme Court Appoints Committee To Examine Arbitrariness of Sealing of Resorts in Elephant Corridor, Tamil Nadu

A Full Bench headed by the Chief Justice of India, in the matter of Hospitality Association of Mudumalai V. In Defence of Environment and Animals and Ors. reiterated the precautionary principle to be a part of the constitutional and other...

Notice Must Be Given Before Alteration in NRI Quota in Private Medical Institutions: Supreme Court

A Division Bench of the Supreme Court held that NRI quotas are not sacrosanct in medical admissions. The composition of the quota can be altered or deleted. This should happen after providing adequate notice to those students who want...

Public Spaces Cannot be Occupied Indefinitely for Protests: Supreme Court on Shaheen Bagh Protests

A Full Bench of the Supreme Court held that although the citizens of the country have a fundamental right of dissent, the protestors cannot disrupt the public order. Brief Facts of the Case There have been protests against the enactment of...

Supreme Court’s Lack of Territorial Jurisdiction Can Invalidate Trial Proceedings of an Offender under Section 462(1) of CrPC  

Justice V. Ramasubramanian explained that when a Magistrate is not empowered to conduct a trial of an offence, such proceedings are void. Also, when a Court having no territorial jurisdiction conducts a trial for an offender, such proceedings are...

Gravity of Crime Cannot Be the Sole Basis for Refusing Premature Release: Supreme Court

A Full Bench of the Supreme Court held that the premature release of the accused must be based on the goal of reformation. The Bench opined that the conduct of the accused must be scrutinized for deciding the possibility...

High Power Committee Categorization of Prisoners for Interim Bail is Not Arbitrary: Supreme Court

A Full Bench held that the prisoners cannot be granted a benefit in unprecedented circumstances. A release of all categories of prisoners based on the principle of equality irrespective of categorization will not achieve social order. There is a...

Imposition of a Penalty of Ten Times under Section 40 of the Indian Stamp Act is Not Automatic and Cannot be Imposed: Supreme Court

In the case of Trustees of H.C Dhanda Trust v. State of Madhya Pradesh & Ors. The Full Bench of the Supreme Court held that the discretion exercised by the Collector to impose a penalty on evasion of stamp...

For Motor Vehicle Accident Compensation, Loss of Amenities Is Not Required When Disability Is Greater Than 50%: Supreme Court

Excerpt A full Bench of the Supreme Court held that when the disability of the victim is found to be more than 50%, an additional compensation under the head of loss of expectation of life is not required. This is because...

Pending Stamp Duty and Penalty Cannot Be Paid by Postdated Cheques: Supreme Court

In the case of M/S Real Estate LLP v. The Collector of Stamps & Anr. A Full Bench of the court held that there is no procedure to submit the outstanding penalty amount through issuing of postdated cheques. Brief Facts...

Delhi HC: Proprietor of a Trademark Cannot Enjoy Monopoly Over the Entire Class of Goods

The Court explained that trademark in respect of  'certain goods' among a class of goods does not cover all the goods of the same class. Brief Facts  Mittal Electronics (Plaintiff) sought an injunction to prevent the Defendants from dealing under the...

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