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Why Is BJP So Opposed To HC Bench Anywhere In UP?

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  No amount of ground work, no amount of development, no amount of projects, no amount of industries, no amount of any other programmes and no amount of any other work done by BJP in UP  in any other field can ever now ensure BJP’s win in UP as BJP has made it damn clear […]

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CJI Must Introspect Why UP Has Just One Bench Only

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  It is a matter of national disgrace that UP which keeps capturing the limelight for reasons of crime of all kinds and all the wrong reasons even though it is an irrefutable fact that under the leadership of the incumbent CM Yogi Adityanath UP has progressed by leaps and bounds which one certainly cannot […]

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The Protection Of Children From Sexual Offences Act , 2012 Is A Welcome Legislation

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  To begin with , it merits no reiteration that child is God’s best creation who is free from all vices which one develops on attaining adulthood . Children like God are innocent and nurture malice towards none . They enjoy in their own world and are free of all greed for money , sex […]

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Can’t Misuse Sexually Explicit Image/Videos Even If Captured With The Consent Of Women: All HC

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  While displaying zero tolerance for cases of crime against women and denying bail to a rape accused, the Allahabad High Court has as recently as on October 4, 2021 in a learned, laudable, landmark and latest judgment titled Guruvinder Singh v State Of UP And Anr. in Bail No. 3669 of 2021 has observed […]

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Police Filing POCSO Cases At Behest Of Minor Girl’s Family Who Oppose Her Romantic Relationship A Trite And Unfortunate Practice: Delhi HC

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  Without mincing any words and without beating about the bush, the Delhi High Court has as recently as on October 5, 2021 in a learned, latest, laudable and landmark judgment titled Praduman vs The State (Govt of NCT of Delhi) & Anr in Bail Appln. 2380/2021 has expressed its serious concern of the “unfortunate […]

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Is It Safe To Rely On The Testimony Of A Hostile Witness ?

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Let me come straight to the point . First of all , we must know what exactly hostile means . In simple layman’s language , hostile means to be against something in particular . In court proceedings ,  a person is usually declared hostile by the Court who after having taken a stand on something […]

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Time To Take Cognizance Of Meaningless Litigation Generated Due To Lawyers Abstaining From Work: All HC

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  While dismissing a plea seeking time bound disposal of a case, the Allahabad High Court has in a learned, laudable, landmark and latest judgment titled Gurudeen vs State Of UP And 2 Others in WRIT – C No. – 23781 of 2021 observed in simple, straight and strict language that, “Now the time has […]

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A Brief Analysis  Of Test Identification Parade

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  Purpose And Object At the outset, let me begin by stating most unambiguously that the test identification parade is always conducted immediately after a criminal offence takes place so that the eye witness who does not know the accused identifies him/her  and thereby the eyewitness  credibility and reliability is also tested openly in this […]

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Consider Making Milk Adulteration Punishable With Life: SC

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  At the very outset let me begin by pointing out that I have not come across a single person in my life who has not complained of milk being not up to the mark and even in my own life I don’t remember how many times my mother has changed how many persons as […]

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No Accused Can Be Denied Right To Legal Representation

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At the outset, I must say that no matter how heinous the crime may be, no accused can be denied the right to legal representation under any circumstances and no lawyer can refuse a brief unless he/she is engaged in some other case as per the legal professional ethics which many of those in the […]

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Liability Of An Editor Of Newspaper In Any Civil Or Criminal Proceeding

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At the very outset , I would like to make it absolutely clear that the job of editor is most prestigious and responsible one . There are huge responsibilities of the editor for every news published in the newspaper of which he/she is the editor . That it is why it is rightly said that […]

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West UP Having Its Own Bench Of High Court Will Help Undertrials And Overall Criminal Justice System Will Stand To Gain

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                                 It can only happen in a country like India that the state of Uttar Pradesh which has the maximum population among all states, maximum districts, maximum constituencies, maximum poverty, maximum crime, maximum pending cases among all states which is nearly half of the pending cases all over India and is also among the top […]

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Section 8 ( 4 ) of Representation of the People Act Is Constitutionally Invalid

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  At the outset , I would like to make it crystal clear that I personally very strongly feel that there cannot be two different set of rules – one for the people constituting the ruled class and other for the elected elite comprising of MP and MLA constituting the ruling class. But this is […]

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Lawyers Of West UP Compelled To Strike For HC Bench

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 “I will give you a talisman. Whenever you are in doubt or when the self becomes too much with you, apply the following test:           Recall the face of the poorest and the weakest man whom you may have seen and ask yourself if the step you contemplate is going to […]

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Killing Of Key Witnesses Is A Matter Of Very Grave Concern

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                                                                  First and foremost, let me begin by voicing my utmost anguish and seething anger over the ruthless manner in which the key […]

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Forcing Party To Undergo DNA Test Against Will Impinges On Personal Liberty And Right To Privacy: SC

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         In a very significant, suave and stimulating judgment titled Ashok Kumar vs Raj Gupta & Ors in Civil Appeal No. 6153 of 2021 (Arising out of SLP(C) No. 11663 of 2019) delivered as recently as on October 1, 2021 which shall have far reaching consequences, the Apex Court has minced just no words to […]

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Aghast, Appalled And Ashamed By Orchestrated Hooliganism At Kapil Sibal’s House

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  One feels completely aghast, appalled and ashamed to witness the most dastardly and orchestrated hooliganism at senior Congress Leader and eminent Supreme Court lawyer – Kapil Sibal’s house after he demanded an open dialogue in the party on the political situation in Punjab and Goa. What wrong has he said? Why can’t he say […]

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Why Not A Single Rioter Or Guilty Policemen Have Been Hanged In The Anti-Sikh Riot Of 1984 Even After Thirty Seven Years?

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“…It was not even possible to walk without stepping upon limbs of dead bodies… injured were still lying there… One boy whose stomach was cut open by a knife had been hiding behind a body… I found a girl aged about 20…she was suffering from polio . All the family members were massacred…She had become […]

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Legal And Basic Rights Of Accused And Prisoners Must Be Respected Under All Circumstances

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I must state at the very inception that I am completely in favour of respecting the legal and basic rights of accused and even  prisoners as have been conferred on them by our Constitution and penal laws . No doubt , many accused and  prisoners land up in prison after committing the worst crimes but […]

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How Long Will Mercy Petition Drama For Terrorists Continue ?

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At the outset, let me begin by asking: Do terrorists deserve mercy? Are terrorists ordinary criminals that they can claim mercy petition as of birthright? Are the human rights of terrorists more important or an ordinary citizen whom they kill indiscriminately? How long will mercy petition drama for terrorists continue? How long will our courts […]

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Retain Death Penalty Only For Terror Cases : Law Commission

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First of all, let me begin by strongly applauding the landmark 262nd report of Law Commission titled “The Death Penalty” which had recommended abolishing of death penalty in the country. A 272-page draft report of the Law Commission, circulated among members, favoured speedy abolition of the death penalty from the statute books, except in certain […]

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State Govt Order Permitting Only A Muslim Priest To Perform Rituals At Datta Peeta Violates Right To Religion Of Both Hindus And Muslims: Karnataka HC

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  It is most refreshing, most reassuring and most rejuvenating to see that the Karnataka High Court has as recently as on September 28, 2021 in a learned, laudable, landmark and latest judgment titled Sri Guru Dattatreya Peeta Devasthana Samvardhana Samithi vs The State of Karnataka and others in Writ Petition No. 18752 of 2018 […]

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Individual Liberty Cannot Be Misused In A Manner That Threatens Fabric Of Society By Attempting To Destabilise It, Cause Hurt: Delhi HC

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                                            It must be said right at the outset that the Delhi High Court has as recently as on September 27, 2021 in a learned, laudable, landmark and latest judgment titled Mohd Ibrahim vs State (NCT of Delhi) in Bail Appln. 2704/2021 while denying bail to Mohd Ibrahim in Head Constable Ratan Lal murder case […]

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Security In Court Premises Have To Drastically Improve

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  To start with, it is definitely most shocking and one feels most aghast if not terrified to see that the gang war of different gangs have now reached right up to the court premises itself which are supposed to be the holiest shrines for getting justice. This cannot be taken just lying down and […]

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