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Right To Property Is A Constitutional As Well As Human Right: Supreme Court

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In a well-balanced, well-reasoned, well-analysed and well-articulated judgment, a two Judge Bench of Supreme Court comprising of Justice Indu Malhotra and Justice Indira Banerjee in Hari Krishna Mandir Trust vs State of Maharashtra in Civil Appeal No. 6156 of 2013 delivered on August 7, 2020 reiterated that the right to property is still a constitutional […]

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SC Upholds Ex Royal Family’s Rights Over Padmanabhaswamy Temple

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                                                In a bold, blunt and brilliant decision, the Supreme Court Bench of Justice Uday Umesh Lalit and Justice Indu Malhotra in Sri Marthanda Varma (D) Thr. LRs & Anr. in Civil Appeal No. 2732 of 2020 [Arising out of Special Leave Petition (C) No. 11295 of 2011 Vs. State of Kerala & Ors.] […]

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SC Allows Woman With Twin Pregnancy To Medically Terminate One Foetus With Down Syndrome

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In an interesting turn of events, we saw how just recently on June 16, 2020, the Supreme Court went ahead to allow a woman bearing 25 weeks old twin pregnancy, to undergo procedure for foetal reduction on the grounds of “serious foetal abnormalities”. It must be mentioned here that a three Judge Bench of Supreme […]

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Investigation In IPC Offences Cannot Be Quashed For Non Investigation Of SC-ST Offences By Competent Police Officer: Supreme Court

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It is worth noting that the Supreme Court most recently on January 17, 2020 in State of Madhya Pradesh Vs Babbu Rathore & Anr. In Criminal Appeal No(S). 123 of 2020 (Arising out of SLP (Crl.) No(S). 11369 of 2019) has clearly and convincingly observed that when the offence complained are both under the Indian […]

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Will The Trial Be Vitiated If The Evidence Of Witnesses Were Taken In The Absence Of Accused?

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Will the entire trial and conviction be vitiated for non-compliance of Section 273 IPC? Can de novo trial be ordered if it is found that during the trial several witnesses were examined in absentia of the accused ? The Supreme Court is considering this issue in Atma Ram vs. State of Rajasthan, and has stayed […]

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Supreme Court directs Disaster Management sub-committee, for decrease in water level at Mullaperiyar Dam

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NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court of India directed Disaster Management sub-committee of Mullaperiyar Dam to consider reducing the water level up to 139 feet from the present 142 feet. A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justice Indu Malhotra took a serious note of the grim flood situation in Kerala and asked the sub-committee to hold an […]

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Supreme Court, questioned Government over adultery law

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NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court questioned the Centre’s stand defending the adultery law and his submission that the penal provision on adultery was needed to save the sanctity of marriage, saying it does not appeal to common sense that a woman cannot prosecute her husband for adulterous relationship. A five-judge Constitution Bench headed by Chief […]

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