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In Heinous Offence Of Rape, Proceedings Cannot Be Quashed Even If Parties Have Not Reached Settlement: Karnataka HC

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  In an extremely exemplary observation, the Karnataka High Court has in a learned, laudable, landmark and latest judgment titled Anil S/o Venkappa Kushalkar v. The State of Karnataka in Criminal Petition No. 201199/2021 delivered recently on October 28, 2021 has minced just no words to hold that in a case of heinous offence of […]

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An Advocate Can’t Be Both Power Of Attorney Holder Of Client & His Counsel: Delhi HC

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  In a very significant development, we see that the Delhi High Court has as recently as on November 17, 2021 in a learned, laudable, landmark and latest judgment titled Anil Kumar and Anr. Vs Amit and other connected matters in C.R.P. 75/2020 & CM APPL. 29472/2020 and others has minced absolutely no words to […]

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Arbitrator Cannot Modify Award On An Application Under Section 33 Arbitration Act: SC

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  Without mincing any words, the Apex Court has as recently as on November 22, 2021 in an extremely learned, laudable, landmark and latest judgment titled Gyan Prakash Arya vs M/s Titan Industries Limited in Civil Appeal No. 6876 of 2021 in exercise of its civil appellate jurisdiction observed that an arbitrator cannot modify an […]

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She Is Major, Highly Educated, Can Decide Where To Go & Reside: Allahabad HC Orders Protection For Married Woman Residing With A Man

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  In a significant development which will certainly go a long way in promoting gender equality, the Allahabad High Court has as recently as on 11 November 2021 in a learned, laudable, landmark and latest judgment titled Mamta Devi & Anr. Vs State of UP Thru. Prin. Secy. Home, Lucknow & Ors. in Misc. Bench […]

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S. 125 (3) CrPC – Composite Civil Imprisonment For More Than A Month Can’t Be Imposed In Single Stroke: P&H HC

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  In a fresh, fine and fortunate development, the Punjab and Haryana High Court has as recently as on November 12, 2021 in a learned, latest, landmark and laudable judgment titled Bal Raj vs Priya and others in CRR-1218-2021 (O&M) observed clearly and categorically that in the exercise of its powers under Section 125(3) CrPC, a […]

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UCC Is Long Due; Can’t Be Made Voluntary”: Allahabad HC Calls Upon Central Govt To Implement The Mandate Of Article 44

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  While dealing with a batch of petitions that were 17 in number and which were concerned with an interfaith marriage contracted by the petitioners and who sought protection from the Court, the Allahabad High Court as recently as on November 18, 2021 in an extremely commendable, courageous, cogent, composed and convincing judgment titled Mayra […]

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Police Officials To Face Action If Arrest Procedure Under Section 41A CrPC & Arnesh Kumar Guidelines Are Violated: Telangana HC

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  In a remarkable, refreshing, rational and robust judgment titled V Bharath Kumar vs The State of Telangana in Criminal Petition No. 8108 of 2021 delivered as recently as on November 15, 2021, the Telangana High Court has granted liberty to an accused to initiate proceedings against police officials if the procedure for arrest under […]

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Compelling Small Farmers To Pay Bribes The Most Unfortunate Thing To Happen Even After 75 Years Of Independence: Allahabad HC

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  It is not an ordinary matter when none other than the biggest court in whole of Asia that is the Allahabad High Court in a learned, latest, laudable and landmark judgment titled Rasool Ahmad vs State of UP Thru. Principal Secy, Revenue Deptt, Lucknow & Ors. In Special Appeal Defective No. – 360 of […]

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Only Those Who Are Responsible For Public Order Maintenance Must Judge What National Security, Public Order Or Security Of State Needs: J&K&L HC

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  While upholding the detention of an alleged worker of Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM), under the J&K Public Safety Act, 1978, the Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh High Court in a learned, latest, laudable and landmark judgment titled Muntazir Ahmad Bhat Vs Union Territory of JK & Anr. in WP (Crl.) No. 105/2021 that was reserved on […]

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International Drug Racket – “Serious Allegations Of Attempt To Revive Terrorism In Punjab”: P&H HC Refuses To Quash NIA Case

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  While displaying zero tolerance for terrorism, the Punjab and Haryana High Court has just recently on October 26, 2021 in a learned, latest, landmark and laudable judgment titled Jasmeet Singh Hakimzada vs National Investigation Agency in CRM-M-43692-2021 refused to quash an NIA case against Jasmeet Singh Hakimzada, who is allegedly a Dubai-based international drug smuggler, […]

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‘Not Maintainable’: Calcutta HC Refuses To Interfere With Single Bench Order That Stayed Criminal Proceedings Against BJP MLA Suvendu Adhikari

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In a major relief for BJP MLA Suvendu Adhikari, the Calcutta High Court in a latest, learned, laudable and landmark judgment titled State of West Bengal vs Suvendu Adhikari and Ors in MAT 993 of 2021 With IA No. CAN1 of 2021 and connected matters delivered as recently as on November 17, 2021 has refused […]

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Road Accident- Court Shouldn’t Award Flea-Bite Sentence For Offence U/S 304-A IPC By Showing Undue Sympathy: MP HC

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Road Accident- Court Shouldn’t Award Flea-Bite Sentence For Offence U/S 304-A IPC By Showing Undue Sympathy: MP HC While dismissing the criminal revision plea of a convict who hit a bike in a rash and negligent manner thereby causing the death of two persons, the Gwalior Bench of Madhya Pradesh High Court has in a […]

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Can’t Oust Woman From Matrimonial Home On The Basis Of Summary Proceedings Under Senior Citizens Act: Allahabad HC

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  While firmly espousing, endorsing and vindicating the right of the woman to her matrimonial home, the Allahabad High Court has in an extremely brilliant, bold, balanced and brief 10-page judgment titled Smt. Khushboo Shukla vs District Magistrate, Lucknow & Ors in Misc. Single No. – 16212 of 2021 delivered just recently on November 2, […]

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Allahabad HC Directs UP Govt, Its Authorities & Committees To Implement Witness Protection Scheme

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  It is really good to learn that in a most significant development, the Allahabad High Court has just recently on November 12, 2021 in a learned, latest, laudable and landmark judgment titled Mithlesh Narayan Tiwari vs State of U.P. and Another in Writ – C No. – 18204 of 2021 directed quite forthrightly the […]

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TV Debates Creating More Pollution; Everyone Has Their Own Agenda: CJI NV Ramana

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  It cannot be taken lightly or casually by anyone when none other than the Chief Justice of India NV Ramana during the hearing of the case pertaining to air pollution in Delhi while appearing quite miffed made certain most critical remarks about TV channels debates saying that they take statements said in context out […]

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Kalkaji Temple: Delhi HC Issues Directions Regarding Unauthorised Encroachment, Sanitation Facilities, Drinking Water & Inspection By Fire Department

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In a learned, laudable, landmark and latest judgment titled Neeta Bharadwaj & Ors vs Kamlesh Sharma in FAO 36/2021 & connected matters delivered as recently as on November 15, 2021, the Delhi High Court issued a slew of directions concerning the functioning of city’s Kalkaji temple on varied aspects including the unauthorized encroachment by shopkeepers, […]

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Atrocities Against SC-STs Not A Thing Of Past: SC

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  In a candid admission of the prevailing unpalatable ground reality, the Apex Court has as recently as on October 29, 2021 in a learned, laudable, landmark and latest judgment titled Hariram Bhambhi vs Satyanarayan & Anr. in Criminal Appeal No. 1278 of 2021 has held in no uncertain terms that, “Atrocities against members of […]

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Our National Security Must Always Stand Paramount

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  It is most heartening to note that just recently, the three-Judge Bench of Apex Court comprising of Justice Dr DY Chandrachud, Justice Surya Kant and Justice Vikram Nath while hearing a petition on Char Dham Highway expansion in full court room exchange took the extremely commendable, clear, cogent, composed, courageous and convincing stand that […]

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Just Being Open To Setting Up A HC Bench In West UP Is Not Adequate

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  It is definitely good to learn that the new Union Minister of State for Law and Justice – SP Singh Baghel who is also an MP from Agra again in Western UP and who just recently took over has made it clear that his ministry was open to the setting up of a Bench […]

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Low Age Of Rape Victim Is Not Considered As The Only Or Sufficient Factor To Impose Death Sentence: SC

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  In a very significant development pertaining to imposition of death penalty, the Apex Court has in an extremely commendable, cogent, courageous, composed and convincing judgment titled Irappa Siddappa Murgannavar vs State of Karnataka in Criminal Appeal Nos. 1473-1474 of 2017 laid down in no uncertain terms that the low age of the rape victim is not […]

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Dishonour Of Cheque Issued As A Security Can Also Attract Offences U/Sec 138 NI Act: SC

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  In a very significant judgment which directly affects each and every citizen of India, the Supreme Court in a learned, laudable, landmark and latest judgment titled Sripati Singh (D) Through His Son Gaurav Singh vs The State of Jharkhand & Anr in Criminal Appeal Nos. 1269-70 of 2021 (Arising out of SLP (Criminal) No. […]

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Cannot Expect Any Eye Witness Or Independent Witness As Culprits Assault Children When Alone: Madras HC

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  Without mincing any words, the Madras High Court has as recently as on October 22, 2021 in a learned, laudable, landmark and latest judgment titled K Ruban Vs State Represented by All Woman Police Station, Pollachi, Coimbatore District (Crime No. 08 of 2019) in Crl.A.No.253 of 2021 and Crl.M.P.No.5839 of 2021 reiterated remarkably that […]

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If Motive For Crime Is Not Casteist Attack, Provisions Of SC/ST Act Can’t Be Invoked: Karnataka HC

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  While specifying and reiterating quite clearly, cogently and convincingly in a learned, laudable, latest and landmark judgment titled Lokanath v State of Karnataka in Criminal Petition No. 80 of 2021 that provisions of the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act (SC/ST Act) cannot be invoked in every crime where the victim […]

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Digitized ID Cards For Advocates, Special Police Team For Security Audit, Production Of UTPs Via VC: Delhi HC Circulates Suggestions For Increasing Court Security

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It is most heartening and most rejuvenating to see that the Delhi High Court has taken a very serious note of the gun firing incident that took place at the Rohini District Court on September 24, 2021. It was definitely most shocking and one felt most aghast if not terrified to see that the gang […]

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