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Prosecution Must Discharge Its Burden Of Proving The Case Beyond Reasonable Doubt

The Bombay High Court in its recent judgement in Salman Khan v State of Maharashtra, decided on 10.12.2015, held that the prosecution has failed to discharge its burden of proof beyond reasonable doubt and therefore acquitted Salman Khan of all...

Reserve Bank Of India Can’t Deny Giving Information Under The RTI Act

The Supreme Court in Reserve Bank of India v. Jayantilal N. Mistry, decided on 16.12.2015 held that Reserve Bank of India cannot deny giving information under the Right to Information Act, 2005, on the grounds of economic interest, commercial...

Guidelines To Be Observed Before Finalising The Memorandum Of Procedure

In the case of SCORA v. Union of India, decided on 16.12.2015, the Supreme Court laid down certain guidelines to be observed by the Chief Justice of India and the Government before finalising the Memorandum of Procedure. The Bench...

Madras High Court: Second Wife of A Deceased Government Employee is Qualified To Claim Family Pension Without Requiring to Present Her Marriage Certificate

Recently, the Madras High Court in the case of G. Pushpam v. Superintending Engineer, considered the issue as to whether the second wife of the deceased government employee is entitled to claim family pension without production of her marriage...

Supreme Court: ‘Maggi Noodles’ Samples are to be Sent for Testing in The Mysore Laboratory

The Supreme Court bench comprising of Hon’ble Justice Dipak Mishra and Justice Prafulla C. Pant, heard the appeal filed in the case of Nestle India (P) Ltd. vs. Union of India against the order of National Consumer Dispute Redressal...

Issue of Ban on Slaughter of Cows is Beyond The Domain of Judicial Decision Making

In case of Sadh Foundation v. Union of India decided by Delhi High Court on 17 December 2015 presided by a two judge bench of Chief Justice G. Rohini and Justice Rajiv Sahai Endlaw refused to entertain the petition...

Full Time Employee Is Not Entitled To Take Up Any Other Vocation, Even Arbitration

Delhi High Court in its recent decision in Common Cause v. Union of India decided on 11 December 2015 has directed Central Government to make provisions for restricting retired judges of Supreme Court and High Court from taking up...

Estate Of Lord Jagannath Mahaprabhu Bije, Puri Vested In The Temple Management Committee

Supreme Court in its recent  judgment Sri Jagannath Temple Managing Committee v. Siddha Math decided on 16th December 2015 held that ‘amrutamanohi’ properties under the Lord Jagannath Temple at Puri  cannot be called as ‘Trust Estates’ under section 2(oo) of...

Linking of, With Government Sponsored Scheme for Identification of Citizens – Aadhaar Card

 The Supreme Court in the case of K.S. Puttaswamy & Ors. v. UOI on 15th October, 2015, 5-judge bench of H.L. Dattu, CJ and M.Y. Eqbal, C. Nagappan, Arun Mishra and Amitava Roy, JJ constituted to clarify/modify the orders...

Guidelines Issued for Streamlining The Prosecution in Cases of Human Trafficking

The Bombay High Court in the case of Freedom Firm v. Commissioner of Police., 2015 SCC OnLine Bom 4265 decided on 30-10- 2015, in light of  increasing incidents of human trafficking and misuse of the provisions of bail by...

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Sweden’s Idealistic Equality 

Introduction On 28th​ August, 2020 violent protests broke out in the southern Swedish city of Malmo after followers of far-right...

Gujarat HC Dismisses Petition to Allow Parsis to Perform Customary Funeral Rites; Says Fundamental Rights Are Subject to Public Order, Morality and Health

The Gujarat High Court dismissed the petition seeking directions from the Court permitting the petitioners to carry out funeral rites according to their religious practices and held that “the safety and the welfare of the State is the supreme law.”

Right of Senior Citizen to Exclusively Reside in Own House Must Be Viewed From Prism of Article 21: Calcutta HC

The Calcutta High Court while holding that senior citizen’s have exclusive right to reside in their house stated that their children and children’s spouses are only licensees.

Kerala HC Rejects Plea Against Road Widening; Says God Will Forgive Us if Religious Institutions Are Affected by Road Development Projects

According to the Kerala High Court, the petitions had raised no valid point which proved mala-fide intentions or illegality on the part of the respondents.

SC Upholds the Order of National Green Tribunal Banning Firecrackers in Areas With Poor Air Quality

The Hon’ble Supreme Court upheld the order of the National Green tribunal in banning the use of firecrackers during Covid-19 in areas with poor air quality. According to the Court it was the need of the hour.