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Bombay High Courts Acquits 6 Deaths Row Convicts: Yavatmal Human Sacrifice Case

Nagpur bench of the Bombay HC acquitted the six convicts in the Yavatmal human sacrifice case. The judgment was passed by the bench consisting of PN Deshmukh and Justice MG Gibraltar. Accused namely 1. Lalya Vasantrao Attam  2. Devidas Punaji Attam 3. Yadavrao Tukaram Tekam...

Anti-Sikh Riots 1984: Crimes Against Humanity observes Delhi High Court

Reversing the acquittal of the Congress leader Sajjan Kumar and also affirming the involvement and conviction of 4 other person in the Anti- Sikh Riots of 1984. The Delhi High Court noticed that these kinds of crimes, which are at mass should...

Inherent Jurisdiction to Call Their Own Orders: High Courts, Courts of Record

In Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai vs. Pratibha Industries Ltd, a question was put up on the High Court’s power to recall its orders. The Bombay High Court initially ordered appointment of an arbitrator, and later it was discovered by the judge...

Public authorities accessing information from private bodies are entitled to furnish the same under RTI Act: Delhi HC

Delhi High Court has ruled that private companies which fall under the purview of government regulators cannot shirk their responsibilities under RTI Act, 2005. The government regulatory authorities have the responsibility to acquire and arrange any such information as requested...

Government Funded Visit To Religious Sites Of Only One Religion Questioned By Gujarat High Court

Gujarat High Court asked the state government of Gujarat to explain why tax payer’s money was being used to organize visits to shrines of only one religion under Pavitra Yatradham Board. Facts of the Case A Public Interest Litigation was filed by...

Delhi HC struck down UGC Regulations 5.4 ruling it as arbitrary

Delhi High Court in its historic judgment on Monday, October 1, 2018 stood by the students and rebuked JNU and UGC for its 2016 Regulations which the Court declared, “without proper application of mind”, and decided the arbitrary rules are causing reductions in...

Defamation suit stayed in Patna HC over Baba Ramdev’s book

Patna High Court had ruled in favour of the petitioner and stayed an order of the lower court in a defamation suit filed by Mr. Amit  Kumar, a resident of Vaishali, Bihar who alleged that the petitioner had published...

Asking to cook properly doesn’t amount to ill-treatment of wife: Bombay High Court

In a 17-year-old case while passing judgment Bombay High Court observed that ill-treatment of wife does not amount to criticising her cooking or scolding her for not doing household chores. The Court held that the prosecution failed to prove...

PIL in Delhi HC alleges e-commerce entities violating FDI Norms

A PIL was lodged with the Delhi High Court on Monday, July 30, 2018, accusing e-commerce giants Amazon and Flipkart of breaking FDI (foreign direct investment) norms and violating rules in order to make huge revenues and render small...

Calcutta HC Reduces Sentence Of The Accused Since He Is Married To The Victim

“The fact that the accused married the prosecutrix and started to live happily together thereafter Calcutta HC keeping this in view reduces the rape sentence of the accused.” Facts: The appeal for the aforesaid case was made in the 1st Fast...

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