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Nothing Like ‘Criminal Kidney’: Kerala High Court Says Criminal Antecedents Of Donor Irrelevant For Organ Donation

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  In a magnanimous gesture, the Kerala High Court has as recently as on August 27, 2021 in a learned, laudable, landmark and latest judgment titled Radhakrishna Pillai v. District Level Authorization Committee for transplantation of Human Organs, Ernakulam) in WP(C) No. 16216 OF 2021 has spared no words to make it abundantly clear that criminal antecedents of […]

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Trade Not More Important Than Health: Kerala HC Dismisses Plea Seeking Withdrawal Of Weekend Lockdown In State

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  In a progressive, powerful and penetrating observation, the Kerala High Court has just recently on July 27, 2021 in a latest, landmark, laudable and learned judgment titled A Hameed Hajee v. State of Kerala in WP(C) NO. 14867 OF 2021 while ruling explicitly that trade is not more important than health has dismissed a […]

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Muslim Woman Has The Right To Invoke Extra Judicial Divorce: Kerala HC

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  In an extraordinary, path-breaking, unprecedented and a very revolutionizing judgment titled X v Y and connected petitions in Mat. Appeal Nos. 89/2020, 72/2021 & O.P.(FC).Nos.372/2020, 124/2021 & 133/2021 the Kerala High Court has as recently as on 9 April 2021 overruled a 49-year-old judgment titled KC Moyin vs Nafeesa And Ors delivered on 6 […]

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Additional District Judge Has Jurisdiction To Entertain A Petition Filed Under Section 34 Arbitration And Conciliation Act: Kerala HC

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  While setting all the speculation to rest on whether an Additional District Judge has jurisdiction under Section 34 of the Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996 or not, the Kerala High Court has just recently on 9 April 2021 in a latest, learned, laudable and landmark judgment titled Kasim VK vs M Ashraf in Arb.A.No. 37 […]

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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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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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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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Section 357A(4) CrPC Is A Substantive Provision; Victims Entitled To Compensation Even For Crimes That Occurred Prior To Its Enactment: Kerala HC

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In a latest, landmark, learned and laudable judgment titled District Collector Alappuzha v. District Legal Service Authority, Alappuzha and others in WP (C) No. 7250 of 2014 (E) delivered just recently on December 22, 2020, the Kerala High Court has held that the provisions in Section 357A(1)(4)&(5) CrPC are substantive in character and the victims […]

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POCSO Act: Kerala HC Upholds Constitutionality Of Reverse Burden Of Proof Under Sections 29 & 30

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In a latest, landmark and laudable judgment titled Justin @ Renjith vs Union of India and 3 others in WP (C) No. 15564 of 2017 (U), the Kerala High Court has upheld the constitutional validity of Sections 29 and 30 of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO Act) which creates a reverse […]

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Election Commission Has Power To Decide Disputes Over Symbols In Case Of Party Split: Kerala HC

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In a latest, landmark and laudable judgment titled PJ Joseph vs. Election Commission of India and 7 others in WP(C). No. 18556 and 18638 of 2020 delivered just recently on November 20, 2020, the Kerala High Court has upheld the order of the Election Commission of India (ECI) to allot the party symbol ‘two-leaves’ to […]

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Press Has Right To Publish News Item With Its Necessary Comments & Views : Kerala HC Quashes Defamation Case Against Manorama Editors

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            In a fresh, fine and favourable judgment, the Kerala High Court just recently on November 13, 2020 in Philip Mathew vs. State of Kerala [Crl. MC. No. 7758 of 2016] has quashed a defamation complaint registered against the Chief Editor, Managing Editor and Publisher of Malayala Manorama Daily. It is most gratifying, most refreshing […]

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Kerala HC Issues General Directions For Investigation And Trial In POCSO Cases

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In a righteous, remarkable and recent decision, the Kerala High Court in Abhishek K.A. @ Bhanu vs. State of Kerala in Case No. : CRL.A. No. 1087 of 2019 has as recently as on September 9, 2020 issued general directions to be followed by the Investigating authorities and Trial Courts while dealing with POCSO crimes […]

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