Crime & Punishment

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CRIME on the OFFENCE JUSTICE on the DEFENCE India, no doubt, is a great country. It has a great system of criminal jurisprudence in which an individual/group has a right to commit a crime, heinous included, to run away from the scene of crime and, if caught, the right to claim he is innocent. This… Read more »

Uniform Civil Code: The Dormant Law

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Prof. Annam Subrahmanyam and Mohan Rao, Bolla Introduction The High Court of Kerala in Agnes alias Kunjamol v. Regeena Thomas, has been confronted with a peculiar question of which the law has been dormant. It has, inter alia, reference to a long awaited issue of enactment of Uniform Civil Code. Despite the Constitutional mandate by… Read more »

Sexual harassment at workplace

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Madhvender Chauhan ABSTRACT Sexual harassment is “behavior with a sexual connotation that is abusive, injurious and unwelcome”. For the victim, sexual harassment has direct consequences for the maintenance or improvement of his or her living conditions and/or places him or her in an atmosphere of intimidation, humiliation or hostility. The purpose of the paper is… Read more »

Theories of Adjudication

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Raabia Abuzer Shams Introduction  ‘Adjudication’ means the legal process of resolving a dispute. The formal giving or pronouncing of a judgment or decree in a court proceeding; also the judgment or decision given. It includes the entry of a decree by a court in respect to the parties in a case. It implies a hearing… Read more »

Only we can decide Aruna’s future, hospital tells apex court

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Even as the Supreme Court on Wednesday reserved its verdict on a petition seeking mercy killing for Aruna Ramachandra Shanbaug, a nurse of the King Edwards Memorial Hospital in Mumbai who is in coma for the past 38 years after she was raped by a staff sweeper, the hospital asked the court to reject the… Read more »

Former Kerala minister sent to prison

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Former Kerala power minister R. Balakrishnan Pillai surrendered before a special court and was sent to the Central Prison here Friday, a day after the Supreme Court handed him a one-year jail term in a corruption case. Special Court Judge V. Vijayakumar directed police to take both Pillai and another accused, contractor P.K. Sajeev, to… Read more »

Mosque demolition: Clean-chit for Advani challenged by CBI

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The CBI Friday moved the Supreme Court challenging the Allahabad High Court verdict discharging Bharatiya Janata Party leader L.K. Advani and 20 others of the allegation of demolishing the Babri Masjid in Uttar Pradesh’s Ayodhya Dec 6, 1992. Advani and 20 others were discharged by the high court May 20, 2010 in a case in… Read more »

Apex court seeks status report on K.G. Balakrishnan

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Supreme Court Friday asked Attorney General G. Vahanvati to submit the status report on the home ministry’s investigation into a complaint alleging former chief justice K.G. Balakrishnan possessed wealth disproportionate to his known sources of income. An apex court bench of Chief Justice S.H. Kapadia, Justice K.S. Radhakrishnan and Justice Swatantra Kumar gave the attorney… Read more »

Compulsory education gives poor right to dignity: Court

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The Supreme Court said Thursday provision of free and compulsory education to the disadvantaged sections of society was to afford them a right to live with dignity. An apex court bench of Chief Justice S.H. Kapadia, Justice K.S. Panicker Radhakrishnan and Justice Swatanter Kumar made the observation in the course of the hearing of a… Read more »

Supreme court asks government why it wants to remove Lalli

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The Supreme Court Monday asked the central government to file a statement of facts on why it wants to remove public broadcaster Prasar Bharati’s CEO B.S. Lalli, who is currently under suspension.The court’s directions came in the wake of the central government’s reference seeking Lalli’s removal. The Supreme court bench of Chief Justice S.H. Kapadia,… Read more »