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Presiding Deity Is Owner Of Land Attached To Temple, Not Pujari: SC Upholds MP Govt Circulars

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  It is quite significant that the Apex Court as recently as on September 6, 2021 in an extremely learned, laudable, landmark and latest judgment titled The State of Madhya Pradesh & Ors vs Pujari Utthan Avam Kalyan Samiti & Anr in Civil Appeal No. 4850 of 2021 (arising out of SLP (Civil) No. 33675 […]

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Magistrate While Accepting Chargesheet Has To Invariably Issue Summons And Not Arrest Warrant: SC

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                                  While clearing the air on an important legal issue, the Apex Court has as recently as on September 2, 2021 in a learned, laudable, latest and landmark judgment titled Aman Preet Singh vs CBI Through Director in Criminal […]

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S. 482 CrPC – High Courts Should Not Pass Oral Directions To Restrain Arrest; Such Directions Irregular : SC

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  Without mincing any words, the Apex Court just most recently on August 31, 2021 in a learned, laudable, landmark and latest judgment titled Salimbhai Hamidbhai Menon Vs Niteshkumar Maganbhai Patel & Anr. in Criminal Appeal No. 884 of 2021 arising out of SLP (Crl) No.4617 of 2021 has minced just no words to observe […]

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Default Sentences Cannot Be Directed To Run Concurrently: SC

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  It is good to learn that the Apex Court has most recently in a learned, laudable, landmark and latest judgment titled Dumya Alias Lakhan Alias Inamdar, Etc vs State of Maharashtra in Criminal Appeal Nos. 818-820 of 2021 in S.L.P. (CRL.) Nos.6044-6046 of 2021 (Arising out of Diary No(s).43190 of 2019) delivered just recently on […]

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Merely Because An Arrest Can Be Made Lawfully, It Does Not Mandate That Arrest Must Be Made: SC

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  In a big boost for rights concerning the personal liberty of citizens, the Apex Court in a cogent, commendable, composed and convincing judgment titled Siddharth vs State of Uttar Pradesh Criminal Appeal No. 838 of 2021 (Arising out of SLP (Crl.) No. 5442/2021) delivered just recently on August 16, 2021 has minced just no […]

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Wilful Breach Of Undertaking Given To Court Is Contempt: SC

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  One must note right at the outset before noting anything else that the Supreme Court has as recently as on August 9, 2021 in a latest, learned, laudable and landmark judgment titled Suman Chadha & Anr. vs. Central Bank of India in Special leave Petition (C) No. 28592 of 2018 made a significant observation […]

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Direction To Undergo Other Sentences After Life Sentence Illegal: SC

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  In a well-reasoned, well-analysed, well-articulated, well-substantiated, well-presented and well-concluded judgment titled Imran Jalal @ Bilal Ahmed @ Kota @ Saleem @ Hadi Vs State of Karnataka in Criminal Appeal No. 636 of 2021 (Arising out of SLP (Crl.) No. 5183 of 2021 arising out of Diary No. 21455 of 2020) delivered just recently on […]

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Trial Judges Work Amidst Appalling Conditions; Colonial Mindset Towards District Judiciary Must Change: SC

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  At the outset, it must be said with certitude that it merits no reiteration that all the Judges of High Courts in India including the Chief Justices also must definitely read the latest, learned, laudable and landmark judgment titled Somesh Chaurasia vs State of MP in Criminal Appeal Nos 590-591 of 2021 @ SLP […]

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Fundamental Right To Life Under Article 21 Includes Right To Food And Other Basic Necessities: SC

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  While demonstrating supreme concern on the innumerable sufferings faced by the migrant labourers, the Supreme Court as recently as on June 29, 2021 in a latest, learned, laudable and landmark judgment titled In Re: Problems And Miseries Of Migrant Labourers in Suo Motu Writ Petition (Civil) No. 6 of 2020 with Writ Petition (C) […]

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Defamation Law Constitutionally Valid : SC

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  Coming straight to the nub of the matter, let me begin by first and foremost pointing out that upholding the constitutional validity of criminal defamation provisions in the IPC drafted during the colonial era, the Supreme Court on May 13, 2016 said these do not muzzle free speech and asked politicians Rahul Gandhi, Subramanian […]

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Upload FIRs On Official Websites Within 24 Hours: SC

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                                                            Coming straight to the crux of the matter, let be begin by pointing out first and foremost that in a landmark decision  which could have […]

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Trial Courts Have To Clearly Specify Whether Sentences Would Run Concurrently Or Consecutively: SC

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It is in the fitness of things that the Supreme Court has commendably, cogently and convincingly in a latest, learned, laudable and landmark judgment titled Sunil Kumar @ Sudhir Kumar & Anr. vs The State of Uttar Pradesh in Criminal Appeal No. 526 of 2021 (Arising from SLP (Crl.) No. 3549 of 2018) in exercise […]

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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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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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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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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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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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Anticipatory Bail Once Granted Does Not Automatically End With Filing Of Chargesheet: SC

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  In a practical, prudent, pleasant and powerful judgment titled Dr Rajesh Pratap Giri vs. State of U.P. & Anr. in Criminal Appeal Nos. 272-273 of 2021 (Arising out of SLP (Crl.) Nos. 693-694 of 2020 delivered recently on March 5, 2021, the Supreme Court has rightly, reasonably and remarkably reiterated that the anticipatory bail […]

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Recruitment To Public Services Must Command Public Confidence: SC

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  It is most refreshing, most rejuvenating and most reasonable that the Supreme Court has most recently on March 3, 2021 in a learned, latest, laudable and landmark judgment titled Sachin Kumar & Ors. vs. Delhi Subordinate Service Selection Board (DSSSB) & Ors. in Civil Appeal Nos. 639-640 of 2021 @ SLP (C) Nos. 5785-5786 of 2020 […]

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Suspicion, However Strong Cannot Take The Place Of Proof: SC

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  It is really remarkable, refreshing, rejuvenating and reasonable to learn that the Supreme Court has just recently on February 12, 2021 in a latest, learned, landmark and laudable judgment titled State of Odisha vs. Banabihari Mohapatra in Special Leave Petition (Cri) No. 1156/2021 has reiterated that suspicion, however strong cannot take the place of […]

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Recruitment Of Candidates In Excess Of Notified Vacancies Would Be Unconstitutional: SC

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  While dispelling all doubts on the moot question as to whether the recruitment of candidates in excess of notified vacancies would be unconstitutional or not, the Supreme Court in a latest, learned, laudable and landmark judgment titled Gajanan Babulal Bansode & Ors. Vs State of Maharashtra & Ors. in Civil Appeal No. 104 of […]

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Adverse Inference Can Be Drawn Against Party Who Does Not Appear In Person To Depose: SC

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In a well-written, well-worded, well-reasoned, well-substantiated and well-analysed judgment titled Iqbal Basith and others vs N Subbalakshmi and others in Civil Appeal No. 1725 of 2020 delivered as recently as on December 14,2020, a three Judge Bench of the Apex Court headed by Justice RF Nariman and also comprising of Justice Navin Sinha and Justice […]

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Homeopathy Can Be Used In Preventing & Mitigating COVID-19 As Per AYUSH Ministry Guidelines: SC

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As recently as on December 15, 2020, Supreme Court in a learned, laudable and landmark judgment titled Dr AKB Sadbhavana Mission School Of Homeo Pharmacy vs The Secretary, Ministry Of AYUSH & Ors. in Civil Appeal No. 4049 of 2020 (arising out of SLP(C) No. 15293/2020 Diary No. 19638 of 2020) has minced no words […]

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Executive Acting In Breach Of Judgments Would Be Invitation To Anarchy: Supreme Court

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In a strong reprimand to Centre, the Supreme Court just recently on 7 December 2020 has in a latest, learned, laudable and landmark judgment titled KK Agarwal vs Sanjiv Nandan Sahai [CONMT.PET.(C) No. 429/2020 in C.A. No. 14697/2015] has led from the front in pulling up the Central Government for not appointing law member in […]

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