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2002 Ranjit Singh murder case: Dera Chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh acquitted
2002 Ranjit Singh murder case: Dera Chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh acquitted

The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Tuesday acquitted Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh and four others in the 2002 Ranjit Singh murder case.

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Punjab and Haryana High Court Upholds ED's Arrest of AAP MLA, Dismisses Plea Challenging Detention [Read Order] Judiciary
Punjab and Haryana High Court Upholds ED's Arrest of AAP MLA, Dismisses Plea Challenging Detention [Read Order]

Punjab and Haryana High Court dismisses AAP MLA Jaswant Singh's plea against his ED arrest, ruling it was in line with Section 19(1) of the PMLA.

Courts this Week: Law Street Journal's Weekly Round-Up of SC & HCs [May 20 - May 25] Judiciary
Courts this Week: Law Street Journal's Weekly Round-Up of SC & HCs [May 20 - May 25]

Get the latest updates from the Supreme Court of India and the High Courts ! Here’s a round up of the week's top legal stories in a quick, easy-to-read summary.

Relocation of Uttarakhand HC outside Nainital: SC stays HC's order [Read Judgment] Judiciary
Relocation of Uttarakhand HC outside Nainital: SC stays HC's order [Read Judgment]

The Supreme Court has stayed an order of Uttarakhand High Court directing the state to explore sites for relocation of the High Court outside Nainital.

Manipur HC Relies on ChatGPT Research to Reinstate Dismissed VDF Personnel [Read Judgment] Judiciary
Manipur HC Relies on ChatGPT Research to Reinstate Dismissed VDF Personnel [Read Judgment]

Manipur HC uses ChatGPT for VDF personnel dismissal case, reinstates petitioner citing lack of due process and violation of natural justice principles.

Supreme Court asks Soren to persuade on challenge to arrest after rejection of bail in money laundering case

SC asks Soren to justify his arrest challenge after bail denial in money laundering case, emphasizing prima facie evidence and judicial findings against him.

Karnataka High Court Reverses Acquittal, Convicts Son For Causing Mother's Death [Read Order]

Karnataka High Court reverses acquittal, convicts son under IPC Section 304 for causing his mother's death, relying on the dying declaration as key evidence.

Offences Under Section 354D Ipc And Section 506 Ipc Are Personal To Parties: Rules Supreme Court

The Supreme Court quashed stalking and criminal intimidation charges to preserve marital ties, invoking Article 142, deeming the offences personal to the parties involved.

Live-In Relationship Is An Imported Philosophy Contrary To The Indian Tenets: Chhattisgarh High Court [Read Judgment]

Chhattisgarh High Court rules live-in relationships as "imported" and contrary to Indian tenets, emphasizing their stigma and impact on women in Indian society.

Calcutta HC upholds constitutional validity of amendments to the Patents Act [Read Order]

Calcutta High Court upholds the constitutional validity of amended Section 53 of the Patents Act, affirming a 20-year patent term from the application filing date.

Supreme Court upholds gang rape conviction, though victim turned hostile [Read Judgment]

SC upholds gang rape conviction despite victim's hostility, affirming witness credibility in criminal trials.

SC disposes of ex-Jharkhand CM's plea on delay by HC in deciding validity of arrest

SC disposes ex-Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren's plea over HC delay in arrest validity case decision.

Period of 3 months for preliminary assessment under JJ Act not mandatory: SC [Read Judgment]

Supreme Court rules 3-month preliminary assessment period under JJ Act as directory, not mandatory, allowing extensions with recorded reasons.

Pepper Spray a 'dangerous weapon', rules Karnataka High Court

Karnataka High Court holds that noxious chemical sprays like pepper sprays are dangerous weapons.

Right to be considered for promotion is a fundamental right, rules Calcutta HC

Calcutta HC rules having a right to be considered for promotion is fundamental, but not promotion itself.

Ex Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren moves SC against HC order dismissing his plea against arrest by ED

Ex-Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren appeals to SC against HC's dismissal of his plea challenging ED arrest.

Supreme Court stays HC order on opening of road outside Punjab CM’s residence

Supreme Court stays HC's order to open road by Punjab CM's residence, citing security risks.

Punjab & Haryana HC grants protection to minor girl living in against parents' wishes [Read Judgment]

Punjab & Haryana HC provides protection to minor girl living with major, deferring judgment on their relationship status.

Telangana HC rules in favour of Marriott Hotel in Property Dispute with waqf Board [Read Order]

Telangana High Court favors Marriott Hotel, rejecting Telangana State Waqf Board's property claims.

Telangana HC rules in favour of Marriott Hotel in property dispute with Wakf Board [Read Judgment]

Telangana High Court favors Marriott Hotel, rejecting Telangana State Wakf Board's repeated claims on its property.

Supreme Court Orders Man to Pay Rs 25 Lakh for Misappropriating Wife's Jewellery on Wedding Night [Read Judgment]

Supreme Court orders man to pay Rs 25 lakh for taking wife's jewelry in 2003, emphasizing her right to stridhan as absolute property.

Denying child care leave to working mothers of disabled children violated constitutional mandate: SC

Supreme Court of India rules denying child care leave for mothers of disabled kids violates constitutional rights.

SC grants permission for medical termination of pregnancy of 14-yr-old rape survivor

Supreme Court grants medical termination of pregnancy to 14-yr-old rape survivor after assessing adverse health impacts, setting aside Bombay HC's decision.

SC orders medical examination of 14-yr-old rape survivor seeking to terminate her 28-week pregnancy

Supreme Court orders medical examination of 14-year-old rape survivor seeking termination of 28-week pregnancy. Decision to be made after evaluating impact on her health.

SC to consider forming guidelines on trial for deaf-dumb people [Read Order]

Supreme Court to consider guidelines for trials of deaf-dumb individuals, addressing fairness in cases like rape. Notice issued to Union and Chhattisgarh govt.

After Karnataka HC, Delhi HC sets aside Government circular banning 23 'ferocious' dog breeds [Read Judgement]

After Karnataka High Court, the Delhi High Court has set aside a Government circular banning 23 'ferocious' dog breeds.

Non-tear of the hymen is of no consequence in cases of penetrative sexual assault: Guwahati HC in POCSO case [Read Judgment]

Hymen tear or genital injuries are not a sine qua non to prove penetrative sexual assault, the Guwahati High Court has held in a case under the POCSO Act, 2012.

Cannot stop any public rally, Bombay HC on allegation that Ram Navami processions deliberately pass through Muslim-majority areas

The Bombay High Court calls upon the Maharashtra Police to ensure that no law and order issues occur during a Ram Navami rally in a Muslim-majority area in Mumbai.

Must pay for security costs for house arrest SC to activist Navlakha

SC rules activist Navlakha must cover house arrest security costs as he requested it. Dispute over Rs 1.64 crore bill. Stay extended by Bombay HC.

Collegium for making 5 addl judges of Karnataka HC as permanent

Supreme Court Collegium recommends appointing five additional judges of Karnataka High Court as permanent, with one judge for a fresh term. Details here.

SC upholds validity of SC caste certificate issued for Navneet Kaur Rana [Read Judgment]

Supreme Court upholds validity of Navneet Kaur Rana's SC caste certificate, overturning Bombay High Court's ruling. Rana set to contest as BJP candidate.

Remaining silent during an investigation is a fundamental right: Telangana HC [Read Judgment]

Telangana High Court has held that the right to remain silent is a fundamental right safeguarded under the constitution.

No sane man would believe it : Bombay HC grants bail to man accused of raping woman at Juhu beach

The Bombay High Court has granted bail to a man who was allegedly raped a woman on Juhu Beach in Mumbai.

Can second spouse or their family be sued for bigamy under law? Karnataka HC explains [Read Order]

Karnataka HC clarifies who can be prosecuted for bigamy and under what conditions.

BREAKING: Youtuber String’s plea against Youtube accounts suspension: Andhra Pradesh HC issues notice to Centre, Google

Andhra Pradesh High Court issues notice to the Centre and Google LLC on Youtube journalist String’s plea against suspension of its accounts by Google (which owns Youtube).

Gross negligence and illegality: Bombay HC orders legal action against doctor for improper post mortem examination [Read Order]

Bombay HC orders legal action to be taken against a doctor for negligence during post-mortem examination.

Certificates of student can’t be withheld for arrears of fees as educational institution cannot claim lien over it: Madras HC [Read Order]

Madras HC reiterated that certificates of students can’t be withheld by a University as it can’t claim lien over it.

Kerala HC initiates suo motu proceedings after toddler allegedly killed by father

On Tuesday, the Kerala HC initiated suo motu proceedings after a toddler was assaulted and killed by her father.

“How can people be compelled to vote? Madras HC asks

“How can people be compelled to vote?”, the Madras HC queried in a plea asking employers in Tamil Nadu to demand proof from employees of having voted on polling day.

Kerala HC to hear lesbian couple’s plea against forced conversion therapy on April 9

Kerala HC will hear a lesbian couple’s plea highlighting that one of them was subjected to forced conversion therapy.

Karnataka HC stays Centre’s circular banning rearing ‘dangerous’ dog breeds within state

Karnataka HC stayed centre’s circular banning rearing of certain breeds of dogs owing to them being dangerous to human life.

SC stays Centre’s notification of March 20, establishing fact-checking unit to monitor social media

Supreme Court stays government's social media fact-check unit until Bombay HC decides on its impact on free speech, following petitions.

Kerala HC upholds rule on gynaecologists examining sexual assault survivors

The Kerala HC rejected a petition challenging a protocol that mandates that survivors of sexual offences to be examined only by gynaecologists.

Bombay HC orders air pollution audit of red category industries in MMR

Bombay HC directed Maharashtra Pollution Control Board to carry out a air pollution audit of industries in MMR.

‘Irreversible loss’: Kerala HC allows doctor accused of girlfriend’s death to resume studies [Read Order]

The Kerala High Court allowed Dr. EA Ruvais, who was charged with abetting the suicide of his girlfriend Dr. Shahana for alleged dowry demands.

Asking lady neighbour for lemons at midnight ‘preposterous’, unbecoming of CISF Officer: Bombay HC [Read Judgment]

Bombay HC refused to quash a penalty imposed on a CISF officer who knocked on a woman’s door midnight to borrow lemons.

Plea against naming government buildings after living Congress ministers: Karnataka HC issues notice

Karnataka HC issued notice in a plea against naming of public places and government buildings after living ministers.

'Political background may not be sufficient to reject candidature of a HC judge,' Collegium rejects name of CPI(M) sympathiser [Read Recommendation]

SC Collegium backs HC judge nominee with political ties, citing lack of concrete grounds for rejection and affirming political background alone isn't disqualifying.

‘No irreversible situation’: Bombay HC refuses to stay formation of Fact Check Units under IT Amendment Rules 2023

Bombay HC refuses to stay Centre’s decision to form Fact Check Units under the IT Amendment Rules 2023.

Karnataka HC rejects plea to quash rape and POCSO charges against Chitradurga Mutt Head Pontiff

Karnataka HC refused to quash the rape charges against the head pontiff of Chitradurga's Murugharajendra Bruhat Mutt.

SC declines to stay Bombay HC's judgment acquitting ex DU professor in Maoists link case

SC declines stay on Bombay HC's acquittal of G N Saibaba in Maoist case, agrees to review Maharashtra's appeal. Highlights legal proceedings.

Can you claim maintenance from in-laws under CrPC? Karnataka HC answers [Read Order]

A daughter-in-law cannot claim maintenance from her parents-in-law, the Karnataka High Court held.

Accused not to be forced to make self incriminating statement on threat to withdraw protection from arrest: SC [Read Order]

Supreme Court rules against forcing accused to self-incriminate for bail, grants anticipatory bail in a corruption case in Sonepat, Haryana.

Farmers Protest: High Court ordered judicial probe on death of protester

Amid the ongoing farmers' protest in India, the Punjab and Haryana High Court ordered a judicial inquiry into the incident of a farmer's death.

‘Can’t take lightly’: Dismissal of workman frequently using abusive language not disproportionate, rules Karnataka HC [Read Order]

Karnataka HC held that a workman using abusive language frequently can’t be treated lightly and dismissal is proportionate.

Not “mercy” of father: Kerala HC says maintenance for child is substantive right; amount must reflect expenses [Read Order]

While saying that child’s right to maintenance is a substantive right, the Kerala High Court said that the amount must reflect all expenses.

Karnataka HC strikes down board exams for classes 5, 8, 9 and 11

The Karnataka HC quashed a state government notification rooting for board exams for classes 5,8, 9 and 11 under the State Board syllabus.

Bombay High Court acquits G.N. Saibaba and others in UAPA Case

Ruling in favour of GN Saibaba, the Nagpur bench of the Bombay High Court has acquitted him and five others.

“Serious repercussions”: Jharkhand HC takes suo motu cognizance of Spanish Vlogger’s gangrape case

Jharkhand HC took suo motu cognizance regarding the gang-rape of a 45-year-old Spanish tourist.

Owner of Premises not liable for third party damages owing to tenant’s conduct: Kerala High Court

The owner of a property can’t be held liable for third party damages owing to tenant’s conduct, the Kerala HC said.

Gauri Lankesh Murder: SC notice to accused on Karnataka’s plea to cancel bail

SC examines Karnataka's plea against bail to Gauri Lankesh's accused, Mohan Nayak, with hearing set for April 9 amid trial delays.

Homemaker works indefatigably round the clock; Taking care of children a “whole time job” for mother: Karnataka HC [Read Order]

Karnataka High Court, in a judgement, emphasised how a homemaker works round the clock and how taking care of children is a “whole time job”.

Asking woman to give birth only to boy child horrendously demoralising and immoral: Kerala HC

It is horrendously demoralising and immoral to ask a woman to give birth only to male children, the Kerala HC recently observed.

Thripunithura Temple Blast case: Kerala HC to hear plea seeking assessment of damages, compensation

the Kerala High Court to hear plea filed by victims of an explosion in a temple in Thripunithura near NSS Karayogam ground.

SC acquits man in abetment to suicide of wife after 30-year ordeal [Read Order]

Supreme Court acquits a man in a wife's suicide case after 30 years, stressing careful legal scrutiny and evidence in abetment cases.

Competing public interest should be considered while granting parole: Karnataka HC rejects serial killer’s parole plea [Read Order]

The Karnataka HC observed that while granting parole or furlough, other competing public interest should be considered.

SC upholds quashing of FIR in case of recovery of cow meat [Read Judgment]

Supreme Court upholds quashing of FIR in cow meat case, citing illegal evidence collection. Highlights legal scrutiny of procedural errors.

Bail pleas not to be shut out for one reason or another: SC [Read Order]

Supreme Court underscores the importance of prompt bail decisions, safeguarding liberty under Article 21, and calls for action from Bombay HC.

Marriage proposal not reaching desired end does not amount to cheating: SC [Read Order]

SC clarifies failed marriage proposal isn't cheating under IPC, offering relief in cases where matrimonial intentions don't lead to marriage.

Kerala government introduces sexual awareness program in grade 7 textbooks, informs High Court

Kerala government has introduced sexual awareness program in grade 7 textbooks.

Object of POCSO Act not to criminalise consensual adoscelent relationships: Karnataka HC [Read Order]

The Karnataka HC said the object of POCSO Act is not to criminalize consensual relationship between two adolescents.

Give details of previous bail applications and orders in bail applications: Bombay HC Registry issues circular [Read Circular]

The Bombay HC Registry has released a circular requiring specifics of prior bail applications to be provided in bail applications filing before the HC.

SC Upholds Home Science as a Subject, Overturns Karnataka HC's Lecturer Appointment Verdict [Read Judgment]

SC overturns Karnataka HC ruling, upholds Home Science as a subject for lecturer posts, aligning with UGC guidelines and recruitment rules.

‘Piercing knife at hearts of innocent tribals in Wayanad’: Kerala HC quashes assignment of govt land at ₹100 per acre [Read Judgment]

Kerala HC has quashed government assignment of land to an encroacher Church at Rs 100 per acre.

Calcutta High Court asks Bengal to rename Lions ‘Akbar’, ‘Sita’

Calcutta HC questions Bengal govt on naming lions 'Akbar' and 'Sita,' suggesting avoidance of religious names to prevent controversy.

2012 Soujanya rape and murder case: Plea seeks fresh investigation, Karnataka HC issues notice

Karnataka HC reviews plea for new probe into the 2012 Soujanya case, after trial court acquittal. Calls for a detailed investigation.

Karnataka HC seeks response from Centre, State in plea seeking implementation of 10% EWS reservation in state

An advocate has moved the Karnataka High Court seeking to implement the Constitution 10% EWS reservation.

Kerala HC stays summons issued to WhatsApp India Rep in obscene video case

The Kerala High Court stayed a summons issued to WhatsApp India representative in connection with an obscene video case.

Non-Family Members can’t be implicated in Section 498A case in IPC: Karnataka HC [Read Order ]

A person who is not a family member can't be implicated under S. 498A IPC, the Karnataka HC said.

Karnataka HC dismisses plea by Kerala CM daughter’s company against SFIO investigation

The Karnataka High Court on Friday dismissed a petition filed by Kerala CM’s daughter’s company - Exalogic Solutions Pvt. Ltd.

Cordelia Cruise drugs case: Won't arrest Sameer Wankhede till Feb 20, ED informs Bombay HC

The Enforcement Directorate informed the Bombay High Court that it will not arrest Sameer Wankhede till February 20.

Can Registrars Of Births And Death compel DNA test before issuing birth certificates? Kerala HC answers [Read Judgment]

The Kerala High Court has held that the Registrars of Births and Death cannot compel the conduct of DNA test before issuing birth certificates.

Who will be the third judge to hear the Challenge to the IT Rules 2023 Amendment?

Justice AS Chandurkar will be the third judge to hear the challenge to IT Rules 2023 Amendment on February 28.

Kerala HC closes plea against Mammootty starrer 'Bramayugam' after makers alter lead character's name

Kerala HC has closed a plea raising concerns against Mammootty starrer Bramayugam.

'Roster not an empty formality,' SC sets aside interim bail after change of roster [Read Order]

SC emphasizes the importance of the roster system, overturning a Bombay HC interim bail order post-roster change, highlighting judicial propriety.

SC disposes CBI’s plea against interim bail to Chanda Kochhar & her husband

SC disposes CBI plea against Chanda Kochhar's bail, allows future challenges to HC's verdict in ICICI-Videocon loan case.

“Fashionable to demolish homes without following natural justice”, Madhya Pradesh HC on ‘bulldozer action’ in Ujjain

Madhya Pradesh High Court says it “has become fashionable” to demolish any house without complying with natural justice.

Farmers' protest: Petition against border closure, internet suspension filed before Punjab & Haryana HC

A plea against the suspension of internet services in certain istricts of Haryana and the closure of borders filed before the Punjab and Haryana HC.

Advocate raises voice against judge & throws case files; Karnataka HC initiates contempt proceedings [Read Order]

After an advocate threw case files and raised voice against a judge, the Karnataka High Court initiated suo motu contempt proceedings.

Jharkhand High Court issues notice to ED in Hemant Soren's plea challenging arrest

Jharkhand HC will hear Hemant Soren’s plea challenging ED’s arrest on February 27.

'Arbitrary, impermissible,' SC quashes HC's resolution raising aggregate cut off marks on district judges appointment [Read Judgment]

SC overturns Jharkhand HC's post-exam 50% cut-off for judge candidates, calling it arbitrary and enforcing no mid-process rule changes.

Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan’s daughter moves Karnataka HC against SFIO investigation against her company

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan's daughter Veena Vijayan has moved the Karnataka High Court against SFIO investigation.

Foreign firearm seized from resident: Calcutta High Court asks State, NIA to respond

The Calcutta HC has asked the State and NIA to reply in a PIL seeking NIA probe into an incident where a foreign pistol was seized from a Kolkata resident.

'No common intention to kill,' SC alters conviction from murder to culpable homicide not amounting to murder [Read Judgment]

Supreme Court reduces a man's sentence from murder to culpable homicide, highlighting the importance of intent in criminal convictions.

Collegium recommends appointment of Justice N V Anjaria as CJ of Karnataka HC [Read Resolution]

SC Collegium recommends Justice N V Anjaria as Karnataka HC's next Chief Justice, succeeding Justice P S Dinesh Kumar upon his retirement.

‘If not forward in backward category compete in general category’, SC asks on classification within SCs, STs for quota

Supreme Court debates sub-classification in SC/ST quotas, questioning 'forward' sub-castes' competition in the general category.

IT Rules 2023 Amendment: Bombay High Court urges Centre not to notify Fact Check Unit until Third Judge passes judgement

Bombay High Court urged the Centre to hold off on announcing its planned Fact Check Unit till a third judge has ruled on challenge against IT Rules 2023 Amendment

Bombay HC says Chanda Kochhar, Husband’s arrest by CBI in ICICI-Videocon loan case ‘illegal’

The arrest made CBI against the Chanda Kochhar and her husband Deepak Kochhar in the ICICI – Videocon loan case was illegal, the Bombay HC said.

Illegal march in 2022: Karnataka HC refuses to quash case against CM Siddaramaiah and other ministers

Karnataka HC has refused to quash case against Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and other ministers.

'We are appalled, it is murder of democracy,' SC on Chandigarh mayor election [Read Order]

Supreme Court criticizes Chandigarh's mayoral election conduct, calls it a 'democracy murder', and orders record preservation for review.

Centre appoints CJs of six High Courts

Union Law Minister announces appointment of Chief Justices for six High Courts, marking significant judicial leadership updates across the nation.

Return Luxury cars seized on Republic Day: Bombay HC to BKC Police

Bombay HC has asked BKC police to return luxury cars that were seized on Republic day.

Manipur Violence: Anticipatory bail granted to man who shared WhatsApp image of half-naked woman draped in National Flag

Karnataka High Court grants anticipatory bail over a WhatsApp image linked to Manipur violence, highlighting legal debates on freedom and dignity.

AAP councillor files plea in SC against HC order declining a stay on Chandigarh mayor election

AAP councillor challenges High Court's refusal to stay Chandigarh mayor poll result in Supreme Court, alleging fraud in BJP's win and seeking expedited hearing.

“Most unfortunate”: Bombay HC rules in favour of elderly mother who was ousted from own home by son [Read Order]

The Bombay High Court recently came to the aid of a senior citizen who was illegally ousted from her own home by her son.

Bombay HC gives SPLIT verdict in challenge against IT Rules Amendment 2023

The Bombay High Court delivered a split verdict in challenge against the validity of Rule 3(i)(II)(A) & (C) of the IT Rules Amendment 2023.

Punjab and Haryana HC flooded with runaway couples’ protection pleas, states contemplate new Appellate Authority

The states of Punjab and Haryana may soon have a new Appellate Authority to adjudicate on grievances of runaway couples seeking protection from the state. Read more.

SC sets free man from case under SC/ST Act as offence not committed due to caste [Read Judgment]

Supreme Court clears man in SC/ST Act case, stating offences must be caste-motivated for conviction under the Act.

Insistence on sureties and execution of bail bonds cannot be punishment for accused: Kerala HC [Read Order]

Insistence on sureties and execution of bail bonds cannot be punishment for accused, the Kerala HC said.

Man accused of marrying at least five women, Bombay HC denies anticipatory bail in cheating case [Read Order]

While hearing a cheating case, the Bombay High Court recently denied anticipatory bail to a man who concealed the fact that he had married five times.

Contractor cannot take construction of houses for slum dwellers for granted: Karnataka HC [Read Order]

Karnataka High Court said that a contractor or tenderer cannot take the construction of houses for slum dwellers “for granted”.

Indian Courts this Week: Law Street Journal's Weekly Round-Up of SC & HCs [Jan 22 - Jan 27]

A weekly round-up of the top stories from the Supreme Court of India and High Courts across the country summed up in a 3-minute read.

Passport important document; in absence of crime or suspicion it cannot be seized by Investigating agencies: Kerala High Court [Read Order]

The Kerala HC granted relief to man whose passport was seized while holding that it can’t be seized with the commission of a crime or suspicion.

Justice Varale takes oath as SC judge, full strength achieved

Justice Prasanna B Varale sworn in as SC judge, filling the top court to full 34. Former Karnataka HC Chief Justice, he's a notable SC category judge.

In Arbitration, parties must give a resounding ‘Yes’: Calcutta High Court

In arbitration, there can’t be any confusion, parties must be certain and give a resounding ‘green signal’, the Calcutta High Court ruled recently.

Trademark Trouble for Netflix Series 'Killer Soup’

A trademark infringement suit has been filed against Netflix Entertainment Services India LLP and Macguffin Pictures LLP in connection with the web series ‘KILLER SOUP’.

Why Kerala HC allowed anticipatory bail application of Headmistress who chopped Dalit student's hair? [Read Judgment]

Why Kerala HC allowed anticipatory bail application of Headmistress who chopped Dalit student's hair? Read to find out more.

'Commander-in-thief': Bombay HC extends interim relief to Rahul Gandhi in defamation case

The Bombay High Court has extended temporary relief to Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, exempting him from appearing before a Mumbai magistrate court in a defamation case until February 26.

SC quashes FIR against woman for fabricating husband's signature on son's passport; imposes Rs one lakh cost on husband [Read Judgment]

Supreme Court quashes FIR against a woman for passport forgery, citing lack of deceit and abuse of legal process in a marital dispute case.

Supreme Court Overrules Himachal HC, Greenlights Gaggal Airport Expansion Amid Land and Safety Debates

Supreme Court stays Himachal HC order, allowing Gaggal Airport expansion in Kangra, addressing land acquisition and seismic concerns.

[Ram Mandir Inauguration] Bombay HC junks challenge against govt decision declaring holiday on January 22

The Bombay High Court dismissed a PIL challenging the Maharashtra government's decision to declare a holiday on January 22 on account of Ram Mandir inauguration.

Indian Courts this Week: Law Street Journal's weekly round-up of top stories from SC & HCs [Jan 15 - Jan 20]

A weekly round-up of the top stories from the Supreme Court of India and High Courts across the country summed up in a 5-minute read.

There is right to criticism but no right to abuse and defame any person: Himachal Pradesh HC [Read Petition]

The Himachal Pradesh HC has clarified that while there's right to criticism, the Constitution of India doesn't guarantee the right to abuse or defame.

Collegium Recommends Karnataka HC Chief Justice Varale for Supreme Court Elevation

SC Collegium recommends Karnataka HC Chief Justice Prasanna B Varale for elevation to SC, after Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul's retirement.

Primary duty of municipality to deal with municipal waste even if illegally dumped on private property: Kerala HC [Read Judgment]

The Kerala High Court has clarified that it is the primary duty of municipality to deal with municipal waste even if it is illegally dumped on private property.

“Unwarranted, stereotypical observations”: Bombay HC pulls up sessions judge for comments against transgender persons [Read Order]

The Bombay HC recently raised objections regarding the conduct of a sessions court for making unwarranted, stereotypical observations against transgender persons.

SC dismisses Punjab govt plea against bail to Sukhpal Singh Khaira

Supreme Court dismisses Punjab govt's plea, upholds bail for Congress MLA Sukhpal Khaira in NDPS case; evidence and threats contested.

No protective cover to every act or omission of a public servant: SC [Read Judgment]

Supreme Court limits Section 197 CrPC protection for public servants, emphasizing official duty relevance in prosecution cases.

Supreme Court frees woman from family’s “illegal detention”, irked by Karnataka HC’s insensitive approach

While coming to the rescue of a woman whom her family illegally detained, the Top Court pulled up Karnataka HC for its insensitive approach in a habeas corpus plea.

SC directs Bengaluru-based parents of woman to set her free [Read Order]

While coming to the rescue of a woman whom her family illegally detained, the Top Court pulled up Karnataka HC for its insensitive approach in a habeas corpus plea.

Snatching job in public employment takes away employee’s means of livelihood; violates Article 21: Karnataka HC [Read Judgment]

Snatching away a job in public employment amounts to taking away the means of livelihood of the employee and is violative of Article 21 of the Constitution (Right to life and personal liberty), the Ka...

“Based on random google searches; loose and generalised statements”: Bombay HC dismisses plea to lower down salaries of MLAs [Read Order]

The Bombay High Court recently rejected a plea which asked to lower down the salaries of MLAs to the average level of those of other States’ MLAs salaries, i.e., Rs.1,15,000/- per month. The plea ha...

Supposed to safeguard nation, honour dignity of citizens: Kerala HC denies bail to soldier in POCSO case [Read Order]

Kerala High Court refuses to grant bail to Army officer, who faced allegations under the POCSO Act. Read full story here.

'No religious events in Hindus' Paush month': PIL in Allahabad HC against Shri Ram Janmabhoomi's Pran Pratishtha ceremony

A PIL moved before Allahabad High Court has sought a ban on the upcoming Pran Pratishtha Mahotsav of the Shri Ram Lalla idol at Ayodhya's Shri Ram Janmabhoomi temple.

Chamoli District Judge suspended for obtaining woman’s call records, cleared of misconduct charge by Uttarakhand HC

Uttarakhand High Court sets aside the suspension of the Chamoli District judge accused of obtaining call detail records of a woman employee. Read more about the case here.

"Should we be so intolerant?" Kerala HC asks while hearing plea against one scene in "Antony" movie

The movie portrayed a scene where a gun was kept hidden in the Bible. The Court orally asked if such intolerance in the name of religion was necessary.

Comments on wife's cooking not cruelty u/s Section 498A IPC: Bombay HC [Read Judgment]

The High Court said that comments regarding wife's cooking by in-laws will not come under S. 498 A [cruelty] of IPC.

Himachal Pradesh HC grants Rs 5 lakhs compensation to minor rape survivor after hospital conducts banned “two-finger” test

The Himachal Pradesh High Court recently awarded Rs 5 lakhs as compensation to a minor rape survivor after a hospital conducted the banned ‘two-finger’ test.

Legal fight for being 'real Shiv Sena' continues

Sena vs Sena continues as Thackeray moves Supreme Court and Eknath Shinde challenges Speaker’s decision in Bombay High Court.

Karnataka HC upholding de-recognition of medical college; okays State govt’s action to transfer 250 students to other colleges [Read Order]

Over 250 students from the GR Medical College, Hospital and Research Centre in Mangalore must be accommodated in other medical institutions within the state, Karnataka High Court ruled recently after ...

Indian Courts this Week: Law Street Journal's Weekly Round-Up of SC & HCs [Jan 8 - Jan 13]

A weekly round-up of the top stories from the Supreme Court of India and High Courts across the country summed up in a 5-minute read.

SC issues notice on Assam govt plea against HC order acquitting accused in 2004 Dhemaji bomb blast case

Supreme Court notices Assam govt appeal against Gauhati HC acquittal of ULFA members in 2004 Dhemaji bomb blast case.

Why Karnataka High Court struck down law providing 100% reservation for women in military nursing jobs? [Read Order]

The Karnataka High Court recently struck down a law that granted 100% reservation for women in Military Nursing Serves.

SC grants exemption to ex TN Minister K Ponmudy, wife from surrendering before trial court

Supreme Court grants exemption to former TN Minister K Ponmudy and wife in disproportionate assets case, citing health reasons.

SC to consider on Jan 12 pre-arrest bail plea by Union Minister Nisith Pramanik

SC reviews Pramanik's bail in 2018 case; concerns over arrest before Jan 22.

No action against Magistrate who inadvertently revealed rape survivor’s name in order: Kerala HC [Read Judgment]

The Kerala High Court has clarified that Magistrates cannot be prosecuted under Section 228A (Disclosure of identity of the victim of certain offences etc) of the Indian Penal Code for inadvertently r...

Punjab and Haryana High Court judgement protecting press – An explainer [Read Order]

A recent judgement of the Punjab and Haryana High Court protecting the press has been taking rounds among the legal fraternity for all the right reasons. In the judgement, the High Court made several ...

South Korea Enacts Landmark Ban on Dog Meat, India's Northeast Faces Controversy Over Consumption

In South Korea, the slaughter and sale of dogs for their meat are set to become illegal by 2027 due to growing concerns about animal rights, despite being neither explicitly banned nor legalized. ...

Narendra Dabholkar Murder Case: Intervention by Supreme Court in Bombay HC's Oversight Declined

The Supreme Court has declined to direct the Bombay High Court to continue monitoring the Narendra Dabholkar murder case. Despite appeals from the petitioners, the apex court chose not to interfere, w...

Asking minor victims in POCSO cases to go into cage-like witness boxes traumatising: Kerala HC

Kerala High Court has opined that asking minor victims under POCSO Act to go into cage-like witness box is traumatising. The Court also flagged issues on how only the "face" of the child is visible to...

“Travesty of justice”: Karnataka HC takes exception to “zero conviction rate” in manual scavenging cases

The Karnataka High Court took serious exception to the ‘zero conviction rate’ for the offence of manual scavenging in the State. The Court also questioned the State regarding the action being take...

West Bengal ED officials attack: BJP's plea for urgent hearing denied by Calcutta High Court

The Calcutta High Court today refused an urgent hearing to a public interest litigation filed by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) demanding a probe by the NIA or a CBI into the attack on the official...

Kangana Ranaut approaches Bombay High Court seeking stay on defamation case trial by Javed Akhtar

Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut recently filed a petition before the Bombay High Court wanting a stay in the trial in relation to lyricist Javed Akhtar's defamation complaint. The High Court is likel...

Delhi High Court warns Shyam Meera Singh of contempt in Dera Sacha Sauda head Ram Rahim's defamation case

The Delhi High Court has warned Youtuber Shyam Meera Singh of contempt proceedings in a defamation suit against him by Dera Sacha Sauda head Gurmeet Ram Rahim. Find out all the developments in the ca...

“Format permits God neutral oath taking”: Karnataka HC Dismisses PIL Challenging Oath Taken By MLAs

The Karnataka High Court dismissed a Public Interest Litigation that challenged the oath taken by the Members of Legislative Assembly (MLAs) for not paying deference to “God”. In the judgement, th...

Indian Courts this Week: Law Street Journal's Weekly Round-Up of SC & HCs [Jan 1 - Jan 6]

A weekly round-up of the top stories from the Supreme Court of India and High Courts across the country summed up in a 3-minute read. 

Supreme Court Acquits Man in 1999 Wife's Murder Case Due to Insufficient Circumstantial Evidence [Read Judgment]

The Supreme Court of India overturned the conviction of Darshan Singh, accused in the 1999 murder of his wife, citing a break in the chain of circumstantial evidence. The ruling, delivered by Justices...

Larger bench of Karnataka HC to hear pleas against withdrawal of consent for CBI probe against DK Shivakumar

The challenge to the Karnataka government, led by the Congress party, to withdraw permission for the Central Bureau of Investigation to investigate Deputy Chief Minister DK Shivakumar should be heard ...

Supreme Court Declines to Remove Tamil Nadu Minister V Senthil Balaji, Upholds High Court's Decision

The Supreme Court on Friday upheld the Madras High Court's decision, refusing to entertain a plea for the removal of Tamil Nadu Minister V Senthil Balaji following his arrest in a job-for-cash scam. T...

Supreme Court Stays Himachal Pradesh HC Order, Sanjay Kundu to Remain as State DGP Amid Businessman's Complaint [Read Order]

The Supreme Court suspends Himachal Pradesh High Court's directive to remove Sanjay Kundu as DGP following a complaint by a Palampur businessman, ordering a stay on his transfer and directing the high...

‘Shame on humanity, shocks conscience’: Karnataka HC registers suo motu case to curb manual scavenging [Read Order]

Noting that the evil practise of manual scavenging is still continuing within the state, the Karnataka High Court has taken suo motu cognizance of the same. The Court referred to a newspaper article a...

Removal of uterus due to ovarian cancer not cruelty warranting dissolution of marriage: Madras High Court [Read Judgment]

The Madras High Court has clarified that removal of a wife’s uterus due to ovarian cancer is not a cruelty, and therefore, not a ground for dissolution of marriage under the Hindu Marriage Act.

Subjecting wife to sexual perversions against her will, consent amounts to mental and physical cruelty: Kerala HC

Subjecting a wife to sexual perversions against her will and consent amounts to mental as well as physical cruelty, the Kerala High Court held recently.

Failure to prove allegation that mother-in-law is mentally ill will not amount to mental cruelty: Calcutta High Court [Read Judgment]

The Calcutta High Court recently reiterated that an allegation of mental illness of a spouse’s mother per se would not constitute an act of mental cruelty.

Following & abusing woman will not come under outraging modesty of woman: Bombay HC [Read Order]

In a rather shocking ruling, the Bombay High Court held that following and abusing a woman will not attract the offence of Section 354 of the Indian Penal Code.

Social boycott has no place in civilised society: Calcutta High Court [Read Order]

The Calcutta High Court recently made some pertinent observations on why a civilised society shouldn’t resort to “social boycott”.

Important High Court judgements of 2023 : Part 2

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Important High Court judgements of 2023 : Part 1

Here are the top judgements from high courts all across India in 2023.

Can case be registered against customer in brothel under Immoral Traffic (Prevention) Act? Kerala HC says yes [Read Order]

The Kerala High Court recently held that a customer in a brothel can be hauled up in a case under the Immoral Traffic (Prevention) Act, 1956.

Fundamental right to hold passport can’t be curtailed without due procedure of law: Andhra Pradesh HC [Read Order]

The Andhra Pradesh High Court recently came to the rescue of a Non-resident of India whose passport was illegally seized by the authorities. How? Find out here.

Supreme Court Collegium approves new Chief Justices for five key High Courts in India [Read Recommendations]

Read about the latest judicial appointments in India: The Supreme Court Collegium, led by the Chief Justice of India, has approved new Chief Justices for the High Courts of Allahabad, Jharkhand, Gauha...

POCSO case after marriage refusal: Kerala HC quashes case after parties marry [Read Order]

The Kerala High Court quashed cases registered under POCSO and IPC against a man, which was registered after he refused to marry the complainant.

‘Most interested witness being the father of deceased’, SC upholds acquittal of 6 accused for murder [Read Judgment]

Explore the Supreme Court's decision to uphold the acquittal of six accused in a murder case. Delve into the intricacies of the case involving the father of the deceased as a key witness, and understa...

‘Strange that petitioner calls himself doctor without qualification’: Karnataka HC junks paramedic’s plea for registration of clinic [Read Order]

The Karnataka High Court expressed its shock recently while noting that a man was posing as a doctor and prescribing medicines in Karnataka’s Kolar in spite of not being a qualified professional.

“Must breathe fresh air”: Person convicted of heinous crime is not hardened criminal, Himachal Pradesh HC rules

Why is it important to release even persons convicted of heinous offences on bail? Read this article to find out Himachal Pradesh High Court’s reasoning.

Remaining in India after expiry of visa is offence, Himachal Pradesh HC reiterates while denying bail [Read Petition]

No foreigner has any right to enter or remain in India. One can enter only with a valid visa, which is a limited leave. Once, the visa expires, the person has no right to remain in the country, the Hi...

Karnataka High Court quashes case against man who posed as garbage lifter to meet minor daughter [Read Order]

The Karnataka High Court quashed criminal case against man who posed as garbage lifter to meet their minor daughter.

‘People like petitioner are in distress’: This is why a Kerala HC judge will not partake in Christmas festivities this year

While hearing a plea seeking pension by a 78 – year old woman Mariyakutty seeking her widow pension arrears, the Kerala High Court expressed its dissatisfaction with the State government’s approac...

This is why K Pop Band ‘BTS’ found place in a bail order by Kerala High Court [Read Order]

In a Kerala High Court order granting bail in a PCOSO case, Korean pop band “BTS” found a mention. Read this story to know more.

Karnataka HC quashes case against ex-BJP MLA in case of recovery of Rs Six Cr from son's place [Read Order]

Karnataka High Court dismisses bribery charges against ex-BJP MLA Madal Virupakshappa, citing insufficient evidence of bribe demand or acceptance. The case involved Rs 6 crore allegedly found at his s...

No material to infer he committed ‘Terrorist Act’ under UAPA: Bombay HC in Gautam Navlakha’s bail [Read Judgment]

While granting bail to the senior journalist and human rights activist, Gautam Navlakha, the Bombay High Court observed that there is no material to infer that he had committed a terrorist act under t...

[Domestic Violence] Maintenance order does not amount to “protection order" holds Karnataka HC [Read Order]

The Karnataka High Court recently held that an order granting maintenance does not amount to “protection order” and violation of the same will not attract section 31 of the Protection of Women fro...

Belagavi Stripping Incident: Karnataka High Court slams bystanders for "collective cowardice"

While hearing the Belagavi stripping case, Karnataka High Court pulled up bystanders for their collective cowardice.

Bhima Koregaon: Bombay High Court grants bail to Gautam Navlakha, order stayed for 3 weeks

Bombay High Court has granted bail Bhima Koregaon accused Gautam Navlakha.

BREAKING: Telangana HC forms special bench to monitor pending cases against MPs, MLAs

The Telangana High Court says that pursuant to the Supreme Court's directions in the case of Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay versus Union of India, the Court has formed a special bench to monitor all pending c...

Men have higher responsibility to prevent gender violence, silence needs to be broken: Gujarat HC

"This silence needs to be broken. In doing so, men, perhaps more than women have a duty and role to play in averting and combating violence against women," Gujarat High Court said recently while decid...

Inherent powers of High Court can be invoked even if Trial Court has not exercised discretion u/s 427(1) CrPC: Bombay HC [Read Judgment]

Bombay High Ciurt has reiterated that inherent powers of the High Court can be invoked even if Trial Court has not exercised discretion under section 427 of CrPC.

Indian Courts this Week: Law Street Journal's Weekly Round-Up of SC & HCs [Dec 9 - Dec 16]

A weekly round up of the top stories from the Supreme Court of India and High Courts across the country summed up in a 3-minute read.

Tax Department Should Allow Amendments in GST Forms, Make Filing System More User Friendly: Bombay High Court [Read Order]

The tax department should ensure that the there’s no unwarranted litigation and make the system more assessee/taxpayer friendly. Read more to find out what the Bombay High Court said.

Hindu girl not illegally detained: Kerala HC rejects father's plea in religious conversion case

The Kerala High Court has dismissed a habeas corpus petition filed by the father in a religious conversion case of one Dr. Hadiya (previously Akhila). The father had claimed that he had not been able ...

[Protection of Vitthal Rukmini temple] Bombay HC asks petitioners to approach Centre [Read Judgment]

The Bombay High Court has held that it cannot pass an order directing protection of 200-year-old Vitthal Rukmini temple of Mumbai or declare it as an ancient monument of national importance, as the au...

[Belagavi stripping incident] Karnataka HC slams state govt, says "Modern world is of Dusshasana"

Slamming the Karnataka state government, the Karnataka High Court took suo motu cognizance of an incident in Belagavi where a woman was beaten up, paraded naked after her son eloped with a girl. Lamen...

Charge not framed in 1.5 years, Bombay HC demands individual accountability

The system must fix an accountability on individuals, rather than talking about the delays in the process on account of huge pendency, the Bombay High Court observed recently.

Bombay HC terminates Hitachi employee for ‘provocative’ Facebook posts

A Labour Court ruling that had overturned an employee’s termination for two "provocative" Facebook posts against the employer company has been overturned by the Bombay High Court. What classifies as...

'Merit should be sole consideration’: Madras HC junks plea for reservation in Law Officers' appointment

Since the post of a law officer is not a civil post, there is no requirement of providing reservation for those posts, the Madras High Court has held. Why has the Madras High Court rejected a plea for...

Police protection to fund manager alleging threat from Kirron Kher & aide: Punjab & Haryana HC [Read Order]

The Punjab and Haryana High Court has directed Chandigarh Police to provide security for a week to fund manager Chaittnya Aggarwal and his family who claimed to have received threats from Bharatiya Ja...

Karnataka HC stays Commission of Inquiry's proceedings into alleged 40% 'commission' under BJP

The Karnataka High Court has stayed further proceedings before a one-man commission of enquiry, which is probing the allegation of "40% commission" in the award of contracts under the previous BJP go...

Kerala High Court issues directions to curb Sabarimala overcrowding [Read Order]

In order to control overcrowding and unauthorised entry at the Sabarimala during the upcoming festival season, the Kerala High Court has issued certain directions to respective authorities.

[Terming India a 'Hindu Fascist Enterprise’] Calcutta High Court to hear plea against Arundhati Roy, Prakash Raj

Plea filed before Calcutta High Court highlighting certain statements made by Award-winning author Arundhati Roy and actor Prakash Raj against the Hindu Community and for calling Central government a ...

After Cyber Security Attack, Karnataka HC To Resume Video Conferencing [VC-Guidelines]

Karnataka High Court to restart virtual hearing of cases from today. The court had stopped live streaming after "cyber security concerns."

Kerala High Court Issues Notices to CM Vijayan and Others Over Alleged Illegal Payments from Mining Firm

The Kerala High Court has issued notices to Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and other key political figures in response to allegations of receiving illegal gratifications from a mining firm, as detail...

Karnataka High Court Grants Bail To Gauri Lankesh Murder Accused Mohan Nayak. Here’s Why [Read Order]

The Karnataka High Court recently granted bail to an accused in the murder of activist-journalist Gauri Lankesh who was shot dead in 2017.

"May lead to political violence, hatred; seeks to polarize voters": Kerala High Court PIL against 26 opposition parties' use of 'I.N.D.I.A'

A public interest litigation petition has been filed before the Kerala High Court to restrain the political alliance consisting of 26 opposition parties from using the acronym I.N.D.I.A (Indian Nation...

Court Can’t deny default bail by fixing stringent conditions: Kerala High Court [Read Order]

The Kerala High Court has reiterated that default bail can’t be denied to a person by fixing stringent bail conditions under section 167 (2) of the Code of Criminal Procedure.

[Chikmaglur Police Attack On Lawyer] Karnataka High Court Sets Up 10-Member Committee To Restore Cordial Relations Between Advocates, Police

The Karnataka High Court has formed a ten-member committee to restore peace between attorneys, police, and the district government in Chikmagalur following an attack on a young lawyer by certain polic...

Welfare Of Child Is Of Paramount Importance Says Bombay High Court While Denying Custody Of 3-Year-Old Child To Father With “Anger Issues”[Read Judgment]

The Bombay High Court recently dismissed a habeas corpus writ petition filed by a 41-year-old UK citizen who was seeking the custody of his 3-year-old daughter taking into account the petitioner's ang...

Bombay High Court To Start Auto-Listing Of Fresh Matters On Trial Basis From December 11 [Read Notice]

Bombay High Court is all set to begin auto listing of fresh matters of a trial basis from December 11. The new protocol will work for two division benches and three single benches

“Vital Organs Developed, Termination Of Pregnancy Impossible”: Kerala HC Rejects Plea Seeking Relief For 14-Year-Old Rape Survivor Despite Statutory Rape [Read Judgment]

The Kerala High Court has declined to allow the abortion of a 30-week pregnancy borne by a 14-year-old rape survivor despite it being statutory rape under the POCSO Act.

Karnataka HC suspends Live Streaming, VC Hearings After 'Obscene Visuals' Played During Proceedings

The Karnataka High Court suspends live streaming and video conferencing hearings due to cybersecurity breaches, as unknown individuals disrupt proceedings with obscene visuals. The incident prompts a ...

Can animals be slaughtered in the name of God ? : Calcutta High Court hears PIL

Can animals be slaughtered in the name of God? The Calcutta High Court hears a PIL in this regard. Read to know the highlights of the hearing.

Can animals be slaughtered in the name of God?: Calcutta High Court to decide

Can animals be slaughtered in the name of God? The Calcutta High Court hears a PIL in this regard. Read to know the highlights of the hearing.

Karnataka HC allows plea by Dy CM to withdraw plea against sanction in disproportionate assets case

Karnataka High Court approves Deputy Chief Minister D K Shivakumar's request to withdraw his challenge against CBI probe sanction in a disproportionate assets case. Key developments include the Congre...

‘Sickness doesn’t appear to be life-threatening’, Supreme Court declines bail to TN Minister Senthil Balaji

Supreme Court of India declines bail to Tamil Nadu Minister V Senthil Balaji on medical grounds, citing his condition as non-serious. Read detailed coverage on the court's decision, arguments from sen...

Marriage doesn't eclipse right to privacy: Karnataka High Court [Read Judgment]

Exploring the Karnataka High Court's ruling on privacy rights and marriage: How the court upheld the individual's right to privacy under the Aadhaar Act, emphasizing the importance of procedural heari...

Supreme Court expands the scope of anticipatory bail, allows filing across state borders

The Supreme Court on Monday ruled that a High Court or Sessions Court can grant limited anticipatory bail to a person apprehending arrest in connection with an FIR registered outside their territorial...

"No need to monitor" hundial opening of Hindu temples, Tamil Nadu HRCE Commissioner tells Madras High Court

Opposing the petitioner Shri Rangarajan Narasimhan's prayer for appointment of retired IPS/IAS officers, retired Judges and persons of high integrity in the District Committee for each district to mon...

Supreme Court upholds Maharashtra High Court stay on order setting aside consumer fora's selection process

Explore the Supreme Court's decision to maintain the Bombay High Court's interim stay on the selection process for consumer forums in Maharashtra. This article delves into the judicial proceedings, ke...

Agreement to sell doesn’t transfer ownership rights or confer any title, Supreme Court holds

Explore the Supreme Court's ruling on the legal implications of an agreement to sell property in India, as it clarifies that such agreements do not transfer ownership rights or confer title. Learn abo...

Supreme Court allows Jr. Judge appointment to woman denied the same due to dog bite case

The Supreme Court of India overturns Madhya Pradesh High Court's decision, ordering the appointment of a woman who was previously denied the position of Civil Judge (Junior Division) due to a past min...

Not mandatory for convict to serve a particular part of jail term before suspension of sentence, says Supreme Court

The Supreme Court of India clarified that it's not mandatory for a convict to serve a specific part of their jail term before their sentence can be suspended. This ruling was made while questioning th...

Not mandatory for convict to serve a particular part of jail term before suspension of sentence, says Supreme Court

The Supreme Court of India clarified that it's not mandatory for a convict to serve a specific part of their jail term before their sentence can be suspended. This ruling was made while questioning th...

Supreme Court gets 3 new judges, taking the strength to 34

Get the latest news about the Supreme Court as it welcomes three new judges, increasing its strength to 34. Chief Justice D Y Chandrachud administered the oath, addressing the mounting case backlog.

Supreme Court Mandates Strict Scrutiny in Sexual Harassment Allegations at Work [Read Judgment]

Explore the Supreme Court's stance on sexual harassment in the workplace, emphasizing the need for serious consideration and rigorous scrutiny of accusations to ensure justice. Learn about the SC's di...

Collegium Recommends Chief Justices of Delhi, Rajasthan, and Gauhati High Courts for Elevation to Supreme Court [Read Order]

The Supreme Court Collegium has recommended Chief Justices from the Delhi, Rajasthan, and Gauhati High Courts for elevation as Supreme Court judges, aiming to maintain full judge-strength due to the h...

Karnataka Education Act to be applicable on Private unaided minority institutions: HC [Read Judgment]

Karnataka High Court's ruling on the applicability of the Karnataka Education Act 1983 to private unaided minority institutions and its impact on employee rights. Learn about the legal implications an...

Gujarat High Court Judge Apologizes to Colleague After Verbal Clash in Open Court

Justice Biren Vaishnav of the Gujarat High Court apologizes to colleague Justice Mauna Bhatt after a verbal spat in open court. Get details on the incident and the apology.

'This is not patriotism' Bombay court rejects plea seeking ban on Pakistani artists

Here's what Bombay court said while rejecting a plea seeking ban on Pakistani artists.

Allahabad High Court refuses to quash FIR in alleged love jihad case [Read Order]

Allahabad High Court refuses to quash FIR and grant protection against arrest to Muslim boy in an alleged love jihad case from Mathura.

'Control sexual urge,' Calcutta High Court advises adolescent girls [Read Judgment]

The Calcutta High Court has suggested that every female adolescent should "control sexual urge/urges" and "protect her right to integrity of her body", while every male adolescent should "train his mi...

Refusing permission to RSS march because mosques, churches fall on route, is against secularism: Madras High Court [Read Order]

Madras High Court tells Tamil Nadu police to allow RSS' route marches along route with mosques, churches.

Sushant Singh Rajput & Disha Salian deaths: Aditya Thackeray moves Bombay HC to intervene in the PIL seeking CBI probe

Aditya Thackeray's plea to Bombay HC regarding the PIL seeking CBI probe in Sushant Singh Rajput & Disha Salian deaths. Allegations, political motives, and a defense against false claims explained.

Nithari Killings prime accused acquitted by Allahabad High Court

Read about the shocking acquittal of prime accused persons in the infamous Nithari Killings case by the Allahabad High Court. Learn why the court acquitted them despite the heinous crimes, and the bac...

Having initiated divorce, Muslim woman cannot claim maintenance: Kerala High Court [Read Order]

Kerala High Court ruling: Muslim women who initiate divorce through 'Khula' may not be eligible for maintenance under Section 125 of CrPC. Explore the legal implications and restrictions in this judgm...

Need not stick to traditional attire, Kerala High Court eases dress code

Long skirts, churidars, and full-sleeve shirts and pants, women judges in Kerala can now be seen in “modern” attire. Read more to know to how 53-year-old dress code for women judges has been chan...

Supreme Court asks CBI why it did not object to repeated extension of interim bail to Chanda Kochhar, husband

Supreme Court questions CBI's handling of Chanda Kochhar's interim bail extension in a loan fraud case. Get insights into the legal proceedings and controversies surrounding the former ICICI Bank CEO ...

Kerala High Court declines bail to mother for facilitating rape of minor daughter by step father [Read Order]

Kerala High Court denies bail to mother accused of enabling the rape of her minor daughter by the stepfather. Serious allegations raise concerns about influencing the victim. Read more.

Supreme Court Grants Stay on Conviction of Lakshadweep MP Mohammed Faizal in Attempted Murder Case

Stay tuned for the latest legal developments as the Supreme Court suspends the conviction of Lakshadweep MP Mohammed Faizal in an attempt to murder case. Get insights into this high-profile case and i...

Woman living in adultery cannot claim maintenance: Karnataka High Court [Read Order]

Karnataka High Court rules that a woman engaged in adultery cannot claim maintenance, stating her dishonesty as a key factor.

Bombay High Court Seeks Answers from Centre and Maharashtra Govt on Anti-Trafficking Law Implementation [Read Petition]

The Bombay High Court has raised concerns about the implementation of anti-human trafficking laws, urging the Centre and Maharashtra government to provide details on their functionality. This article ...

Lakshadweep MP Mohammed Faizal Disqualified from Lok Sabha After Conviction Suspension Plea Rejected by Kerala High Court [Read Notice]

Lakshadweep MP Mohammed Faizal PP faces disqualification from Lok Sabha as Kerala High Court rejects plea to suspend his conviction in an attempt to murder case. Get the latest updates on his legal ba...

Supreme Court sends reminder to Allahabad High Court to provide details of suits regarding the Krishna Janmabhoomi-Shahi Eidgah Mosque

The Supreme Court urges the Allahabad High Court to furnish details on the Krishna Janmabhoomi-Shahi Eidgah Mosque dispute cases. Emphasizing the importance of consolidating the suits and addressing t...

Gujarat High Court castigates jail authorities for not releasing convict despite bail [Read Order]

The Gujarat High Court criticizes jail authorities for not releasing a life convict granted bail three years ago due to email attachment issues. The court orders compensation and highlights the need f...

Epilepsy neither incurable nor Psychopathic disorder, Bombay High Court rejects plea for divorce [Read Judgment]

Discover the Bombay High Court's ruling that epilepsy is neither incurable nor a psychopathic disorder as grounds for divorce under the Hindu Marriage Act. Get insights into the court's decision and i...

Ganeshotsav at Idgah Maidan: High Court Rejects Anjuman-E-Islam's Plea Against Ganesh Idol Installation

Karnataka High Court rejects Anjuman-E-Islam's plea against Ganesh idol installation at Idgah Maidan in Hubballi. Get the latest updates on the legal battle and permissions for Ganesha festivities.

Sanatan Dharma is a set of eternal duties, why should it be destroyed: Madras High Court [Read Order]

Explore the Madras High Court's perspective on 'Sanathana Dharma' as a set of 'eternal duties,' dispelling misconceptions about casteism and untouchability. Learn about the court's concern over a cont...

Karnataka High Court Grants Protection to Journalist Sudhir Chaudhary Amid Fake News Controversy

Karnataka High Court protects journalist Sudhir Chaudhary and Aaj Tak from coercive action over alleged 'fake news' about Karnataka government's minority scheme. Get the latest updates on this legal b...

Karnataka High Court: Cabinet Rank Status Not Equivalent to Ministerial Position [Read Order]

Karnataka High Court clarifies that Cabinet rank status does not equate to ministerial position, dismissing a PIL challenging political appointments to Chief Minister Siddaramaiah.

Watching porn on mobile: Kerala HC highlights importance of mother cooked meals, outdoor sports [Read Order]

Kerala High Court emphasizes the importance of outdoor sports, home-cooked meals, and parental supervision, discouraging the gifting of mobile phones to minors. Learn why the court quashed a case rela...

Varanasi Court Grants ASI 4 More Weeks for Gyanvapi Mosque Survey Amid Controversy

Latest update on the Gyanvapi mosque survey as Varanasi district court grants ASI four more weeks to complete the scientific investigation. Get insights into the ongoing controversy and legal proceedi...

Women can’t be denied job for not being married: Rajasthan High Court [Read Judgment]

Rajasthan High Court rules that denying a woman a job due to her marital status violates fundamental rights. Learn how the court quashed this discrimination.

There is systematic design to destroy institution of marriage, Hight Court on Live In Relationship [Read Order]

The Allahabad High Court's decision on a bail application highlights concerns about the institution of marriage and the challenges posed by live-in relationships. The court emphasizes the security, st...

Anti Corruption sleuths acted like "puppets in The Muppet Show", HC notice to ex TN CM in disproportionate assets case [Read Order]

Madras High Court questions integrity of MP/MLA case judgments, criticizes anti-corruption sleuths acting as 'puppets' in political show. Examination of corruption cases against lawmakers amid regime ...

Madras High Court Directs Tamil Nadu Government to Ensure Quota for Transgenders in Local Body Elections [Read Order]

Madras High Court directs Tamil Nadu government to provide reservations for transgender individuals in local body elections, aiming for inclusion and democratic participation. The court emphasizes the...

Telangana High Court Suspends Judge for Directing FIR Against Chief Election Commissioner and Others

Telangana High Court suspends sessions judge for ordering FIR against Chief Election Commissioner Rajiv Kumar and others. The judge had directed police to register the FIR based on a complaint by the...

Kerala HC Quashes 498A Dowry Harassment Case Against Live-In Partner, Citing Lack of Relative Status [Read Order]

Read about a recent judgment by the Kerala High Court that quashed a dowry harassment case against a woman in a live-in relationship. The court ruled that she couldn't be considered a relative under S...

Gender identity disorder syndrome: HC tells UP DGP to decide plea for sex reassignment surgery by woman constable [Read Order]

The Allahabad High Court asserts the constitutional right to sex reassignment surgery, allowing a female police constable's plea for a sex change. The court emphasizes the importance of recognizing an...

Allahabad High Court Dismisses PIL Seeking Sealing of Gyanvapi Mosque Premises and Entry Ban for Non-Hindus Amid Ongoing Archaeological Survey

Read about the Allahabad High Court's dismissal of a PIL seeking the sealing of Gyanvapi Mosque premises and entry ban for non-Hindus. The ongoing archaeological survey aims to determine the mosque's...

For you, it may be 'frivolous', for the other side it may be a matter of faith,' SC allows scientific survey at Gyanvapi complex [Watch Hearing]

The Supreme Court allows a scientific survey at the Gyanvapi complex in Varanasi to determine if a mosque was built on a pre-existing Hindu temple. The court emphasizes non-invasive methods and highli...

Allahabad High Court Greenlights Scientific Survey of Gyanvapi Mosque Complex to Examine Historical Origins

Explore the Allahabad High Court's decision allowing a scientific survey of the Gyanvapi mosque complex in Varanasi. Learn about the contested history and ongoing investigations to determine if the mo...

Bombay High Court Extends Interim Relief to Rahul Gandhi in Defamation Case Against PM Modi Remarks

"Bombay High Court extends interim relief to Rahul Gandhi in a defamation case related to his remarks against PM Narendra Modi. Get details of the case and the court's decision."

WB LoP Suvendu Adhikari Challenges Calcutta High Court's FIR Order in Supreme Court

West Bengal's Leader of Opposition, Shuvendu Adhikari, moves the Supreme Court against the order to lodge an FIR based on alleged provocative speeches during the Panchayat polls. The SC will hear his ...

Bombay High Court Disapproves Leaked Information on Witnesses in Case Against Sameer Wankhede

The Bombay High Court expresses disapproval over the leaking of information on witnesses in the case against IRS officer Sameer Wankhede, who is accused of extortion and bribery related to the cruise ...

Supreme Court Seeks Details of Lord Krishna's Birthplace Dispute Pending Before Allahabad High Court

The Supreme Court seeks details of suits related to Lord Krishna's birthplace, which have been transferred from the Mathura court to the Allahabad High Court for adjudication. The court emphasizes the...

'Adipurush' Makers File Plea in Supreme Court Against High Court Order on Personal Appearance

The makers of 'Adipurush' have filed a plea in the Supreme Court against the High Court's order on their personal appearance regarding objectionable content. Two PILs were filed alleging the movie's d...

Bombay High Court Denies Temporary Bail to NCP Leader Nawab Malik on Medical Grounds in Money Laundering Case

The Bombay High Court denies temporary bail to NCP leader Nawab Malik on medical grounds in a money laundering case related to property dealings with Dawood Ibrahim's sister. The court will hear his p...

Supreme Court: No Lesser Sentence Under POCSO Act for Aggravated Sexual Assault on Children [Read Judgment]

The Supreme Court of India has ruled that courts cannot impose a lesser sentence under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act. The decision came in response to a case where the Al...

Gujarat High Court Dismisses Rahul Gandhi's Plea to Suspend Conviction in Modi Surname Defamation Case [Read Judgment]

Read about the Gujarat High Court's dismissal of Rahul Gandhi's plea to suspend his conviction in a defamation case regarding his remark on the Modi surname. The court cited pending cases and the need...

Plea Filed in Bombay HC Against NCB, CBI Top Brass for False Allegations Against Sameer Wankhede in Aryan Khan Drug Case

A plea has been filed in the Bombay High Court against top officials of the NCB and CBI, accusing them of filing false allegations and preparing forged records against Sameer Wankhede in the Aryan Kha...

Gujarat High Court Dismisses Teesta Setalvad's Bail Plea in 2002 Riots Fabricating Evidence Case

The Gujarat High Court has dismissed activist Teesta Setalvad's bail plea in a case related to fabricating evidence in the 2002 riots cases. The court cited evidence of influencing witnesses and attem...

Allahabad High Court Raps Censor Board Over Dialogues and Scenes in 'Adipurush

The Allahabad High Court criticizes the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) for approving the film 'Adipurush' despite objectionable dialogues and scenes from the Hindu epic 'Ramayana'. The cou...

Plea for Abortion: Gujarat High Court Explores Possibility of Compromise Between Rape Survivor and Accused

The Gujarat High Court judge explores the possibility of a compromise between a minor rape survivor and the accused while considering a plea for the abortion of her seven-month-old fetus. Discover the...

Calcutta High Court Orders Deployment of Central Forces for West Bengal Rural Polls, Refuses to Quash Election Notification [Read Judgment]

Read about the recent orders of the Calcutta High Court regarding the deployment of central forces for the West Bengal panchayat elections. The court refused to quash the election notification but emp...

Calcutta High Court to Examine Plea for Free and Fair Panchayat Polls in West Bengal [Read Petition]

The Calcutta High Court will examine pleas for fair and free panchayat elections in West Bengal, including the deployment of central police forces and an extended time period for filing nomination pap...

Gujarat High Court Denies Bail to Man for Obscene Comments on PM and Late Mother [Read Order]

The Gujarat High Court denies bail to a man accused of posting obscene comments about the Prime Minister and his late mother on Facebook. Learn about the court's reasoning behind the decision, the imp...

Gujarat High Court References 'Manusmriti' to Discuss Early Marriage and Abortion of Minor's Pregnancy

Read about the Gujarat High Court's reference to the 'Manusmriti' in a case involving the abortion of a minor's pregnancy. Explore the court's perspective on early marriages and the importance of seek...

Allahabad High Court Transfers Krishna Janmabhoomi Cases to Itself for Trial [Transfer Application]

The Allahabad High Court has ordered the transfer of all cases related to Krishna Janmabhoomi from the Mathura court to itself. The court exercised its suo motu power for trial and allowed a transfer ...

Calcutta High Court judge directs Supreme Court's Secy Gen to produce transcripts of his interview [Read Order]

A Calcutta High Court judge has directed the Secretary General of the Supreme Court to produce transcripts of his interview to a TV Channel furnished before the top court. The order was given in conne...

Justice Nongmeikapam Kotiswar Singh appointed as acting Chief Justice of Gauhati High Court [Read Press Release]

NEW DELHI: Justice Nongmeikapam Kotiswar Singh, senior most puisne Judge of the Gauhati High Court, has been appointed as acting Chief Justice of the Gauhati High Court.

TN Medical Council declares change of gender identity of LGBTQIA+ as misconduct [Read Notification]

The notification was issued in compliance with the directions issued by the Madras High Court in its July 8, 2022, order.

Centre Notifies Appointment Of Six New Addl Judges Of Bombay High Court [Read Notice]

The Union government has notified appointment of six additional judges to the Bombay High Court for a period of two years.

Birbhum Violence: CBI Informs Calcutta High Court That Chargesheet Is Likely To Be Filed Within 2 Weeks

Last month, the Court dismissed a petition seeking cancellation of bail granted to two minor accused persons by the Principal Magistrate, Juvenile Justice Board, Birbhum at Suri in the case, stating t...

Salman Khan Approaches Bombay High Court Challenging Summons By Lower Court Against Complaint of a Journalist

The magistrate court issues the process if it finds prima facie substance in the allegations made in the complaint. Once the process is issued, the accused persons have to appear before the court.

Maharashtra Cabinet Minister Nawab Malik Approaches Supreme Court Against ED Arrest After Bombay High Court Refuses Relief

Maharashtra Cabinet Minister Nawab Malik Approaches Supreme Court Against ED Arrest After Bombay High Court Refuses Relief || "There is something or the other going against every leader of the NCP, Co...

Husband Can Also Claim Alimony/Maintenance From Wife: Bombay High Court Orders Woman To Pay Alimony To Ex-Husband [Read Order]

Husband Can Also Claim Alimony/Maintenance From Wife: Bombay High Court Orders Woman To Pay Alimony To Ex-Husband || "It is open for the court to decide the application filed by the husband under Sect...

Birbhum Massacre | Calcutta High Court Orders CBI Probe, SIT Asked To Stop Investigation

It was also questioned by the petitioners that the inclusion of Gyanwant Singh in the State's Special Investigation Team (SIT) by alleging that Singh had been served notice by the Enforcement Director...

Punjab and Haryana High Court Recommends Departmental Action against Magistrate for Violating High Court direction.

"The expression and reasoning contained in the impugned order do not show that the disobedience of the direction by this Court was erroneous as claimed in the explanation, therefore, the same is not w...

Vague allegations regarding harassment prima facie do not establish offence Us. 498A Indian Penal Code , 1860 : Andhra Pradesh High Court

According to  Additional Public Prosecutor  there were certain allegations that were made against these petitioners/ accused  stating that they used to harass the deceased as they did not like her...

Madhya Pradesh High Court has ordered filing of complaint against petitioner for submitting fabricated documents

The Court pointed out one medical document in particular, wherein there was mentioning of labour pains and contradicted that since petitioner is a male, it makes no sense. In view of the above, the...

Uttarakhand High Court Dismisses PIL Filed against Use of Siren by an MLA, His Family Members with ₹50K Cost

Uttarakhand High Court Bar Association Welfare Fund within a period of two weeks, he shall recover the said amount as arrears of land revenue," the Court further directed. Uttarakhand High Court, Utta...

'Law Must Not Only Be Validly Framed, It Must Also Have The Moral Authority To Rule': Tripura High Court

Before 2017, there were only two qualifications for laws to pass the constitutionality test- the legislative competence of the parliament to enact such law and whether the law violates any fundamental...

Dhanbad Judge's Death: Jharkhand High Court Asks CBI to Probe Injury Angle

The judge was struck by an autorickshaw with a passenger in the front seat, as well as the driver. A motorcyclist is also seen following the autorickshaw that saw the injured judge fall to the ground....

Andhra Pradesh High Court seeks Centre and State Government’s response on PIL seeking Optical Fibre Network, IT Infrastructure for District Courts

The Himachal Pradesh High Court had recently observed that, “the need of the hour is to provide adequate bandwidth, network-attached storage and routers etc. to facilitate the conducting of educatio...

'Mediation Can Effectively Resolve Disputes Governing the LGBTQ Community; it Ensures Relationships are Preserved, Privacy is Guarded and Parties are Heard' : Justice Anand Venkatesh

them, acknowledge their presence, and make room for them. It will not work if you approach it in the traditional manner. Consider them as human beings; that is all they are requesting,” Justice Anan...

Manipur High Court orders state to take punitive action against hospitals that refuse to admit non-COVID emergency patients [READ ORDER]

located have formed teams to visit and check the operation and functioning of the Centres on a random basis. Details will be provided in this regard "as stated in the order. The date for the next hear...

'Can't Enter into a Fishing Enquiry Based On Conjectures': Sikkim High Court Dismisses Plea Alleging Misappropriation of Covid-19 Funds [READ ORDER]

The Court has dismissed his application vis-à-vis misappropriation of funds and has posted the main matter for hearing tomorrow. Sikkim High Court, Sikkim High Court judgement, Sikkim High Court orde...

Andhra Pradesh High Court seeks Centre’s response on insufficient allocation of resources for treatment of Mucormycosis

to be fully equipped with the required man-power to handle the situation. In view of this, the Court directed the State to file a memo with regard to steps taken by it with regard to recruitment of pa...

Andhra Pradesh High Court permits Anandaiah’s Ayurvedic concoction for COVID patients

The Court directed Anandaiah and the district administration to discuss ways to manage COVID and to ensure a smooth flow of the medicines. Andhra Pradesh High Court, Andhra Pradesh High Court judgemen...

Chhattisgarh High Court quashes FIRs registered against BJP National Spokesperson Dr. Sambit Patra and Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga

one of the essential and basic ingredients of the above-stated offences of involvement of two different religious groups", it added. Chhattisgarh High Court, Chhattisgarh High Court order, Chhattisgar...

Andhra Pradesh High Court Refuses to Recall Order for Examining 'Constitutional Breakdown' of State Machinery; Govt to Move Supreme Court

order, a 11-judge bench assembled to suspend it after observing that Justice Kumar's observations as judicial and administrative overreach. Andhra Pradesh High Court, Justice Rakesh Kumar, AG Subrahm...

Chhattisgarh High Court Affirms Lower Court Order; Dismisses Revision Petition Seeking Criminal Action against Aamir Khan

Bollywood actor Aamir Khan while supporting the artists who were returning awards given by the government to express their dissent made the remarks at the Ramnath Goenka Award Ceremony in 2015 had irk...

Himachal Pradesh High Court Grant Bail to a Man Accused of Committing Unnatural Acts with Cow, Said that there is no Criminal History Depicting Pervert Mind [READ ORDER]

without commenting on the merits of the case at this stage of investigation and the period of detention he faced in jail, the Court after analyzing all things allowed bail to the accused person ( Jai ...

“The sanctity to the finality of judicial orders should never deter a Court in correcting its plain errors”: Uttarakhand High Court Modifies its 2018 judgment Pertaining to Noise Limits for Loudspeakers

Justice Sudhanshu Dhulia while allowing a plea seeking modification of a directive issued by the Uttarakhand High Court in its 2018 judgment setting maximum noise level for loudspeakers.

Kedarnath Movie: Bombay High Court Dismisses PIL To Stay Release

The Bombay High Court on December 6, 2018, dismissed a petition filed against upcoming movie Kedarnath seeking a direction to stay the release of the movie


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