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Inter Country Adoptions: Delhi HC Issues Directions For Enabling Parties To Obtain Certification From DMs, Foreign Authorities And CARA

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  In a progressive, powerful and path breaking development, the Delhi High Court has in a learned, latest, laudable and landmark judgment titled Rajwinder Kaur & Anr v Central Adoption Resource Authority in W.P.(C) 279/2019 and CM APPL. 40751/2021 and connected matters has commendably issued various directions for enabling adoptive and biological parents to obtain […]

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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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Section 311 CrPC – Mere Change Of Counsel Cannot Be A Ground To Recall Witnesses: Delhi HC

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  While making the legal position very clear, the Delhi High Court has just recently on September 15, 2021 in a learned, laudable, landmark and latest judgment titled Sushil Ansal vs State of NCT Delhi in CRL.M.C. 2107/2021 and CRL.M.A.No.14182/2021 made it clear that a mere change of counsel would not suffice to recall witnesses […]

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Domestic Violence Act Cannot Be Used As A Ploy By Son To Claim Father’s Property On The Strength Of Wife’s Right Of Residence: Delhi HC

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  Without mincing any words, the Delhi High Court has as recently as on August 24, 2021 in a brief, brilliant, balanced and bold judgment titled Aarti Sharma & Anr vs Ganga Saran in RSA 14/2021 & CM APPLs. 3964/2021, 3966/2021, 21708/2021 made it absolutely clear that the provisions of Domestic Violence Act, being a […]

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Convict Not Entitled To Remission While Undergoing Sentence In Default Of Payment Of Fine: Delhi HC

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  It has to be said before stating anything else that in a significant development with far reaching consequences affecting convicts, the Delhi High Court has just recently in a well-articulated, well-reasoned, well-analysed and well-substantiated judgment titled Virender vs State (GNCT of Delhi) that was reserved on April 12, 2021 and then finally delivered on […]

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Centre and Delhi Govt Must Incorporate Rules For Holding Officers Accountable For Lapse In Handling Court Cases: Delhi HC

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  While prima facie observing that raising false claims by government officers causes injustice to the litigant seeking justice, the Delhi High Court has just recently on June 24, 2021 in a brief, brilliant, balanced and bold judgment titled Hajara & Ors vs Government of India in W.P.(C) 7553/2015 , FAO 265/2014, FAO 403/2017, FAO […]

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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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Any Affected Party May Prefer Appeal Against Order Of Tribunal Under Senior Citizen Act 2007: Delhi HC

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  In a significant, stimulating and suave judgment titled Rakhi Sharma vs The State & Ors. in W.P.(C) 2895/2021, CM APPLs. 8722/2021 & 8723/2021 delivered on March 5, 2021 by a single Judge Bench of Justice Pratibha M Singh of Delhi High Court has held clearly, cogently, convincingly and commendably that any person, affected by […]

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No Legality Attached To Fatwa : Delhi HC

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                             In a latest, landmark, laudable and learned judgment titled Mohd Ashraf & Ors vs Abdul Wahid Siddique in C.R.P. 89/2016 delivered recently on December 14, 2020, the Delhi High Court has held that there cannot be any legality or validity attached to a fatwa, especially in respect of ownership of immovable property, and […]

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Once A Prisoner Obtains Custody Parole In A Case, He Need Not Obtain Permission From Every Court Where He Has Been Convicted Or Is Pending Trial: Delhi HC

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It has to be said with consummate ease that in a remarkable, righteous and recent decision titled Mohd Shahabuddin vs State Govt Of NCT Delhi & Anr in W.P. (CRL) 1558/2020 & Crl. M.A. No.14691/2020 delivered  just recently on December 2, 2020, the Delhi High Court has while espousing the basic legal rights of a […]

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Encroachment Of Public Land In The Garb Of A Place For Worship Ought To Be Discouraged: Delhi HC

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In a latest, landmark, laudable and learned judgment titled Bal Bhagwan vs Delhi Development Authority in CM(M) 416/2019 delivered just recently on December 18, 2020 while dismissing a suit filed by a temple manager seeking permanent injunction against the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) from forcefully dispossessing him from 4 temple properties built on public land, […]

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Delhi HC Discusses In Detail What Are The Significant Factors To Be Considered While Hearing An Application For Bail In POCSO Cases

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In a significant, superb, stimulating and suave judgment with far-reaching consequences rendered on September 22, 2020, the Delhi High Court in Dharmander Singh @ Saheb vs The State (Govt of NCT, Delhi) in Bail Appl. 1559/2020 has discussed in detail the legislative intent and applicability of ‘reverse burden’ under Section 29 of the Protection of […]

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Delhi HC Rejects Scriptwriters Plea For Injunction On Release Of Film Lootcase On Hotstar

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In a latest, landmark and laudable judgment titled Vinay Vats v. Fox Star Studios India Pvt. Ltd. & Anr. in I.A. 6351/2020 in CS(COMM) 291/2020 delivered on July 30, 2020, the Delhi High Court has reaffirmed that there can be no copyright in an idea/theme. While holding thus, it refused to pass an injunction order, […]

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Delhi HC Takes Suo Motu Cognizance Of Video About Failure Of COVID-19 Helplines And Issues Directions To Delhi Government And Centre

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                                       In a fresh and interesting development, the Delhi High Court just recently on May 26, 2020 in a notable judgment titled Court On Its Own Motion vs State Of NCT Of Delhi & Ors in W.P.(C)3250/2020 […]

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Delhi HC Imposes Rs. 50,000 Cost On Woman For False Sexual Harassment Plea

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It is most heart warming to note that Delhi High Court in a latest, landmark and extremely laudable judgment titled Anita Suresh vs. Union of India & Ors in W.P.(C) 5114/2015 delivered on July 9, 2019 has rightly gone the extra mile and imposed Rs. 50,000 cost on a woman for false sexual harassment plea. […]

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Delhi HC asks police to file status report on plea against Tharoor’s anticipatory bail

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The Delhi High Court today asked the Delhi Police to file a status report on a plea challenging anticipatory bail given to Congress leader Shashi Tharoor in a case related to his wife Sunanda Pushkar’s death. Justice R K Gauba asked the Delhi Police’s standing counsel (criminal) Rahul Mehra to appear in the matter and […]

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