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Uttarakhand HC Directs States To Grant Extraordinary Pension To Widow Of Police Officer Who Lost His Life While On Duty

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  While rising to the occasion, the Uttarakhand High Court has in a rare gesture most rightly in a latest, landmark, laudable and learned judgment titled State of Uttarakhand vs Smt. Preeti Chand in Special Leave No. 124 of 2021 delivered just recently on April 5, 2021 directed the State to sanction and grant extraordinary […]

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Freedom Fighter’s Widowed/Divorced Daughter Having No Income Entitled To His Pension, Blanket Exclusion Violates Article 14: Calcutta HC

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                                               In a great respite for widowed/divorced daughter having no income, the Calcutta High Court on 7 April, 2021 in a latest, learned, laudable and landmark judgment titled Sonali Hatua Giri Vs Union Of […]

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Advocates Entitled To Appear In Maintenance Tribunals; Bar On Legal Representation Unconstitutional: Kerala HC

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  In a groundbreaking judgment which is also a grand victory for advocates, the Kerala High Court has just recently on March 30, 2021 in a latest, learned, laudable and landmark judgment titled Adv KG Suresh vs The Union of India and 3 others in WP(C)No. 21946 of 2011(S) has declared as unconstitutional the bar […]

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Right Not To Be Deported Is Ancillary To A Fundamental Right Available Only To Indian Citizens: SC In Rohingyas Case

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  In a significant development with far reaching consequences, it has to be noted right at the outset that while rejecting a plea to stop the deportation of Rohingya refugees detained in Jammu, the Supreme Court in a latest, landmark, laudable and learned judgment titled Mohammad Salimullah Vs Union of India and Ors in Interlocutory […]

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Political Parties Should Be Prohibited From Giving Election Promises Which Are Capable Of Adding Burden On The Public Exchequer: Madras HC

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  In a hugely significant development with far reaching consequences, the Madras High Court has just recently on March 31, 2021 in a brief, brilliant, bold and balanced judgment titled M Chandramohan (M/48/2020) vs The Secretary, Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs and 4 Others in W.P.(MD).No.18733 of 2020 and W.M.P.No.15646 of 2020 has sought to make […]

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Statements Of Police Witnesses Cannot Be Doubted Merely Because They Are Official Witnesses: J&K HC

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  It has to be now conceded that the statements of police witnesses cannot be doubted merely because they are official witnesses. This is more so in wake of the fact that the Jammu and Kashmir High Court has observed recently in a latest, learned, landmark and laudable judgment titled Jaspal Singh & another vs […]

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Compliance Duty For Covid-19 Mask Norm Higher For Advocates, Cannot Be An Ego Issue: Delhi HC

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               While dismissing a petition by four advocates challenging the Delhi government’s order to wear masks as part of Covid-19 protocol even while travelling alone in a personal vehicle, the Delhi High Court as recently as on April 7, 2021 has observed without mincing any words in a strongly […]

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Quantity Of Narcotic Substance Recovered Is A Relevant Factor To Impose Punishment Higher Than The Minimum: SC

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In a latest, landmark, laudable and learned judgment titled Gurdev Singh Vs State of Punjab in Criminal Appeal No. 375 of 2021 in exercise of its criminal appellate jurisdiction, the Apex Court observed that quantity of narcotic substance is a relevant factor that can be taken into account for imposing higher than the minimum punishment […]

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Present Generation Taking Concept Of Marriage Very Lightly, They Apply For Divorce On Unimaginable Trivial Issues: Madras HC

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                                       It has to be taken most seriously that none other than the Madras High Court which is one of the oldest High Courts in India has taken most serious note of the present generation taking concept of marriage very lightly and they apply for divorce on unimaginable trivial issues and marriage is broken. This […]

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New Haryana Quota Reserving 75% Of Private Sector Jobs For Locals Cannot Be Justified Somehow Or Anyhow

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                  It is a matter of utmost serious concern that more and more states are now making laws for reserving jobs for locals. We saw earlier how in Madhya Pradesh ruled by BJP this happened. Now again in BJP ruled Haryana we see this happening that 75% of […]

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Acquittal Based On Benefit Of Doubt In Serious Crime Cannot Make Candidate Eligible For Public Employment: SC

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  It cannot be denied that the Apex Court has yet once again taken a firm stand in a latest, landmark, laudable and learned judgment titled “The State of Rajasthan & Ors vs Love Kush Meena” in Civil Appeal No. 3894 of 2020 in exercise of its civil appellate jurisdiction delivered just recently on March […]

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‘Not A Case Of Forceful Sexual Assault”: Delhi HC Grants Anticipatory Bail To Doctor Accused Of Raping Woman On Pretext of False Promise Of Marriage

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  While yet once again vindicating what the former Judge – Justice VR Krishna Iyer always advocated that, “Bail is the rule and jail is the exception”, the Delhi High Court has just recently on March 22, 2021 in a latest, learned, laudable and landmark judgment titled Dr Sandeep Mourya vs State in Bail Appn. […]

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Phone Tapping Violates Article 21 Unless Permitted by Procedure Established By Law: Chhattisgarh HC

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  While setting aside a dismissal order passed against a constable and a head constable who allegedly wanted to outrightly favour the criminal and the phone conversation to that effect was recorded, the Chhattisgarh High Court just recently on March 26, 2021 in a learned, latest, laudable and landmark judgment titled Toman Lal Sahu vs […]

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Delay – “Rip Van Winkles Have A Place In Literature, But Not In Law”: Allahabad High Court

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  In a latest, laudable, landmark and learned judgment titled Ganga Sahay & Ors. v. Deputy Director of Consolidation & 14 Ors. in Writ- B No.- 302 of 2021 delivered recently on March 18, 2021, the Allahabad High Court has most rightly, remarkably and rationally observed that the rule of delay and laches as a […]

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POCSO – FIR Cannot Be Quashed On The Ground That Victim Decided To Compromise Matter After Attaining Majority: Delhi HC

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  In an important, impartial, interesting, immaculate and inevitably a must read judgment for one and all which was delivered on March 24, 2021, the Delhi High Court in a learned, latest, laudable and landmark judgment titled Dinesh Sharma And Ors vs State And Anr in CRLM.C. 1002/2021 has observed in no uncertain terms that […]

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Seriousness Of Charges Is One Of Relevant Considerations While Considering Bail Applications: SC

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  It has to be stated before stating anything else that it is a fundamental legal principle which postulates very rightly that seriousness of charges is definitely considered to be one of the relevant considerations while considering bail applications. How can seriousness of charges be ever ignored or taken lightly ever while considering bail applications? […]

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Minor Contradictions Cannot Be A Ground To Discredit Witnesses Testimony: SC

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  In a magnanimous yet correct, credible and commendable observation, the Supreme Court has noted very rightly that minor contradictions cannot be a ground to discredit witnesses testimony. The Apex Court thus has reiterated on March 26, 2021 in a latest, learned, laudable and landmark judgment titled Rajendra @ Rajappa & Ors vs State of […]

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Proclaimed Offender Declaration Under Section 82(4) CrPC Cannot Be Made Against Person Accused Of Sections 406, 420 IPC: Delhi HC

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  It has to be mentioned before mentioning anything else that in a fresh, welcome and worth mentioning development, the Delhi High Court just recently on 26 March 2021 in a latest, learned, laudable and landmark judgment titled Arun Kumar Parihar vs State (Govt NCTD) in Crl.M.C.No. 863/2021 has minced just no words to hold that […]

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Kerala HC Directs Police To Publish Details Of Officers Found Guilty Of Corruption Or Human Rights Violations

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  It has to be said in all fairness that in the fitness of things, a Single Judge Bench of Justice Raja Vijayaraghavan V of Kerala High Court has on March 17, 2021 in a persuasive, pertinent, penetrating and powerful judgment titled The State Public Information Officer and Deputy Superintendent of Police vs The State […]

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SC Issues Notice On Plea For Deportation Of Illegal Immigrants Including Rohingyas

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  It has to be said before stating anything else that India has always welcomed not just outsiders but even invaders like the most notorious Pakistani invader – General Pervez Musharraf who not just masterminded Kargil war in which we lost more than 600 soldiers as per official figures even though the actual figure is […]

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Divorced Wife Not Entitled To Right Of Residence Under Section 17 Domestic Violence Act: Kerala HC

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  In a powerful, pertinent and penetrating observation, the Division Bench of Kerala High Court comprising of Justice K Vinod Chandran and Justice MR Anitha has just recently on 18 March 2021 in a latest, learned, laudable and landmark judgment titled Mr Ramachandra Warrior vs Jayasree in Crl. Rev. Pet. No. 3079 of 2009 minced […]

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Kerala HC Issues Guidelines To Family Courts For Early Disposal Of Cases

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  It would be in the fitness of things to state right at the outset that in a significant development with far reaching consequences, the Kerala High Court has just recently on 23 March 2021 in a latest, landmark, learned and laudable judgment titled Shiju Joy A vs Nisha in OP (FC) No. 352 of […]

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Telephonic Message Which Does Not Clearly Specify The Offence, Cannot Be Treated As An FIR: SC

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  Without mincing any words and without leaving any space for confusion of any kind, the Supreme Court has most recently on March 23, 2021 in a latest, learned, laudable and leading judgment titled Netaji Achyut Shinde (Patil) Vs. State of Maharashtra in Criminal Appeal No. 121 of 2019 With Criminal Appeal No(s). 328 of […]

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SC Deprecates Practice Of Passing Adverse Remarks Against Judicial Officers By HC In Judgments

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  It is a matter of great solace and satisfaction for the judicial officers of lower courts that the Apex Court which is the top court of India in a learned, latest, laudable and landmark judgment titled KG Shanti vs United India Insurance Co Ltd & Ors in Civil Appeal Nos 929-930/2021 [@SLP (Civil) Nos 4663-4664/2021] […]

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