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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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PC Act – More Time Taken For Preliminary Enquiry Not A Ground To Quash Criminal Proceedings: SC

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In a very significant observation, the Apex Court has as recently as on October 29, 2021 in a learned, laudable, landmark and latest judgment titled The State of Jammu and Kashmir vs Dr Saleem Ur Rehman in Criminal Appeal No. 1170 of 2021 in exercise of its criminal appellate jurisdiction observed without mincing any words […]

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Husband Viewed Wife As Cash Cow On Getting Job With Delhi Police: Delhi HC Dissolves Marriage On Ground Of Cruelty

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  In a recent, refreshing, rational and robust judgment titled Sanno Kumari vs Krishan Kumar in MAT.APP.(F.C.) 119/2020 and C.M. No.25687/2020 delivered as recently as on October 28, 2021, the Delhi High Court has dissolved marriage between a couple by decree of divorce on the ground of cruelty observing that the husband had viewed his […]

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Police Officers Not Empowered To Seize Vehicles On Ground That Driver Was Intoxicated: Telangana HC

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  While clearly drawing the red lines for the police officers and men in uniform and reminding them of what the law stipulates in this regard, the Telangana High Court as recently as on October 29, 2021 has in a common order in Writ Petition Nos.1647, 1564, 2677, 3677, 4333, 4633, 4662, 4731, 4905, 5313, […]

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Bombay HC Lambasts State Over Its Probe Failure To Secure Man’s Presence Despite Wife’s 13-Year Long Fight

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  While dealing with a habeas corpus plea filed by a woman seeking the presence of her husband for the last 13 years, the Bombay High Court in a learned, laudable, landmark and latest judgment titled Smt Kamalbai W/o Gangadhar (Patil) Biradar v. State of Maharashtra and Ors in Criminal Writ Petition No. 474 of […]

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Age Verification Of Juveniles Should Be Completed In 15 Days: Delhi HC

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  In a welcome, wonderful and wise judgment titled “Court on its own motion v State” in CRL.REF. 1/2020 that was pronounced on October 27, 2021 and then finally released on October 29, 2021, the Delhi High Court has ordered that investigating officers probing offences committed by juveniles should obtain documents related to age proof […]

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Why Hindu Holy Gods In UP Are Legally Worthless?

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  Why is it that Lord Ram for whom more than 12 lakh diyas are being lit as a mark of respect in Ayodhya is legally worthless as Centre very strongly feels that not just Ayodhya but any other Hindu holy city in UP are all legally worthless in the sense that not a single […]

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Delhi High Court Issues Directives To Central Govt Hospitals To Curb Corrupt Practices By Contractors While Engaging Workmen

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  In a most brilliant, bold, balanced and brief judgment titled All India Kamgar General Union vs Union of India & Ors in W.P.(C) 4834/2020 and W.P.(C) 5697/2020 delivered just recently on October 27, 2021, the Delhi High Court has issued detailed directives to Central Government Hospitals to ensure that no improper and corrupt practices […]

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Criminal Cases Having Overwhelmingly & Pre-dominatingly A Civil Flavour Stands On Different Footing For Purpose Of Quashing: SC

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  While quashing a criminal proceeding, the Apex Court in a learned, laudable, landmark and latest judgment titled Jaswant Singh Vs State of Punjab & Anr in Criminal Appeal No. 1233 of 2021 (Arising out of SLP (Cri) No. 7072 of 2021) that was delivered recently on October 20, 2021 remarked that, “The allegations made […]

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Re-evaluate Cases For Remission After 14 Years Of Incarceration Even If Appeals Are Pending In HC: Allahabad HC To UP State Government

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  In a very path breaking development, we see that the Allahabad High Court has in the fitness of things for the benefits of undertrials who remain in incarceration for long period without any trial held in a latest, learned, laudable and landmark judgment titled Raggu Baniya @ Raghwendra vs State of UP in Criminal […]

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Just One High Court Bench For Whole Of UP Is Shocking

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  It is most shocking that all the Chief Justices of India from 1947 till 2000 were never shocked nor were any world famous jurist like Nani Ardeshir Palkhiwala, Ram Jethmalani, Shanti Bhushan, Prashant Bhushan among many others ever shocked when in 1948 the then PM late Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru took the most ridiculous, stupid, […]

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Aryan Khan Case: Bombay High Court Releases Order With Bail Conditions

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  It comes as no surprise to me that Aryan Khan finally gets bail from Bombay High Court in the case titled Aryan Shah Rukh Khan V/s The Union Of India & Anr in Criminal Bail Application No. 3624 of 2021 along with others. His case was an open and shut case. But this is […]

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Proceedings Under SC-ST Act Not Vitiated Merely Because Cognizance Was Taken By A Magistrate: SC

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  In a very significant judgment titled Shantaben Bhurabai Bhuriya vs Anand Athabai Chaudhari & Ors in Criminal Appeal No. 967 of 2021 delivered as recently as on October 26, 2021, the Apex Court has taken a clear stand that criminal proceedings under SC-ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act is not vitiated merely because the Magistrate […]

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Medical Practitioners Must Be Protected From Onslaught Of Frivolous Complaints: Madras HC Issues Guidelines For National Medical Council

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In a refreshing, robust, rational, recent and realistic judgment titled Dr P Basumani vs The Tamil Nadu Medical Council in Writ Petition No. 12303 of 2021 and WMP No. 13086 of 2021 delivered as recently as on October 26, 2021, the Madras High Court quashed an order dated May 4, 2021 of the Tamil Nadu […]

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Why SC Never Seeks Accountability On Bench Issue?

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  It is really good to learn that the Supreme Court in Manohar Lal Sharma vs Union of India and Ors (famously known as Pegasus case) in Writ Petition (Crl.) No. 314 of 2021 has made it clear that State won’t get a free pass by mere mention of “national security”. It also minced no […]

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Offences Under Special Statutes Including SC/ST Act Can Also Be Quashed By Exercising Powers U/S 482 CrPC/Article 142: SC

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  In a quite significant development, we saw how none other than the Supreme Court has as recently as on October 25, 2021 in a learned, laudable, landmark and latest judgment titled Ram Awatar vs State of Madhya Pradesh in Criminal Appeal No. 1393 of 2011 has observed without mincing any words that criminal proceedings […]

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‘Dependent’ Mother In Law Of A Deceased Can Maintain Motor Accident Claim Petition: SC

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  In a cogent, convincing, commendable, courageous and composed judgment titled N Jayasree & Ors vs Cholamandalam Ms General Insurance Company Ltd in Civil Appeal No. 6451 of 2021 (Arising out of S.L.P. (C) No. 14558 of 2019) in exercise of its civil appellate jurisdiction delivered most recently on October 25, 2021 has minced no […]

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Karnataka HC Directs State To Comply With SC Directions Baring Installation Of Statues On Public Roads, Pavements

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  In a welcome, wonderful and wise judgment titled Akhila Bharata Kshatriya Mahasabha v. State of Karnataka in WP No. 49960/2017 delivered on September 7, 2021, the Karnataka High Court has directed the State Government to ensure compliance with the landmark, learned and laudable directions of the Supreme Court barring installation of statues or construction […]

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Why Can’t We Legally And Completely Boycott Pakistan?

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  It is extremely shocking to see that India is least perturbed about the most dubious, dangerous and dastardly role played by Pakistan in repeatedly sending terrorists to kill not just our soldiers but also innocents as we just witnessed when even migrants from UP like Sageer Ahmed from Saharanpur and so also from Bihar […]

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Enact Law Right Now To Nuke All Relations With Pakistan

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  One cannot but completely subscribe with what Asaduddin Owaisi who is leader of AIMIM said just recently while asking Centre that, “Nine of our soldiers died in J&K and India will be playing T20 match with Pakistan on October 24?” Do the lives of our soldiers carry no value? Is playing cricket with Pakistan […]

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Aryan Khan ‘Paying Price Of Being A Celeb’, NCB An ‘Ostrich With Head Buried IN Sand’: Ex-AG Mukul Rohatgi

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  Before going into the details, it would be apt to first and foremost reveal that Aryan Khan who is grabbing news headlines all over be it in newspapers, magazines, news channels etc, is born on November 13, 1997 and is the eldest child of Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan and interior designer Gauri Khan. […]

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Delhi Court Denies Bail To Sharjeel Imam In Delhi Riots Case

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  In a very major setback to Sharjeel Imam, a Delhi Court in Sharjeel Imam vs State (Application for grant of regular bail) in FIR No. 242/19 has today itself that is on October 22, 2021 dismissed the regular bail plea filed by Sharjeel Imam in a 2019 case alleging that he delivered provocative speeches […]

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