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Wife Making Serious Unproved Allegations Of Criminal Conduct Against Husband Constitutes ‘Cruelty’: Delhi High Court

Written By – Aishwarya The Division Bench of Justice Vipin Sanghi and Justice Jasmeet Singh thus upheld the divorce decree granted to the husband by a Family Court and dismissed the wife’s appeal under Section 19 of the Family Courts Act. The Family Court had returned a finding that the husband was subjected to mental cruelty owing to the fact […]

Army Cannot Throw Up Hands On Grounds Of Road Width; If Landslides Occur Despite Precaution & Mitigation, We Have To Tackle It – AG to SC on Chardham Case

Written By – Arshita Anand In the plea challenging the Char-Dham Highway expansion project on Thursday, AG K. K. Venugopal raised his contentions. The plea was heard by the bench of Justices D. Y. Chandrachud, Surya Kant and Vikram Nath, “Will the army throw up its hands and say that a landslide will take place and therefore, we will give […]

BSF Constable claims he was discharged from service after contracting HIV: Delhi High Court issues notice to Centre

Written By – Stuti The Delhi High Court bench comprising of C.J. DN Patel and J. Jyoti Singh heard the matter of Mr ABC v BSF & Ors. on Wednesday. The bench issued notice to the Border Security Force (BSF) and Central government on a petition filed by a former BSF constable alleging that he was discharged from service after […]

Very difficult for people like us to comprehend the hard work judges do: Law Minister Kiren Rijiju

Written By Aishwarya During the Legal Services Day celebrations Union Law Minister Kiren Rijiju highlighted the hard work that goes into being a judge. He took note of comments made recently on social media and other fora, opining that many people do not understand a judge’s responsibility. “In the Court we know what judges do and what is their primary […]

Legal Profession Is Not About Profit Maximization, But About Service To Society : CJI NV Ramana

Written By Rajnish Speaking on the occasion of National Legal Services Day on 9th November Chief Justice of India (CJI) NV Ramana while appreciating the young law students who chose to join the legal aid movement said “unlike other professions, the legal profession is not about profit maximization, but about service to the society.” NALSA was celebrating its 26th foundation […]

‘Allowed Callous Affair To Fester For Years’: Delhi High Court Seeks Response Of SDMC, Delhi Police Over Concretization Of Trees

Written By – Aishwarya Justice Najmi Waziri observed that the concretization of the street was unmindful of the directions of the High Court and the NGT. This disregard was shown not only by the Municipal Corporation but also by the road maintaining agency being the Public Works Department. The Court observed that the municipal corporation allowed the callous affair to […]

Share Google location with police: Delhi High Court to accused released on interim bail

Written By – Neha Virmani The division bench of Delhi high court while hearing to the plea of interim bail of proclaimed offender (herein Chandra prakash alias pappu) took the route of technology to confirm the presence of applicant, as the bench directed the applicant (offender) to share his location with IO (investigating officer) every alternative day through Google location […]

Low Age Of Rape Victim Is Not Considered As The Only Or Sufficient Factor To Impose Death Sentence: Supreme Court

Written by Dakshita The Supreme Court in the recent case of Irappa Sidappa Murgannavar observed that the low age of the rape victim is not considered as the only or sufficient factor for imposing a death sentence. The bench comprising of Justices L. Nageswara Rao, Sanjiv Khanna and BR Gavai observed thus while commuting death sentence awarded to Irappa Siddappa […]

Services by doctors, medical professionals covered by Consumer Protection Act, 2019: Bombay High Court

Written By – Stuti Agarwal The Bombay High Court recently held that services performed by healthcare service providers in lieu of fees/charges would fall within the purview of the Consumer Protection Act, 2019 The Bench was adjudicating upon a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) petition moved by Medicos Legal Action Group, a registered trust in Chandigarh seeking a declaration from the […]

[COVID-19] No alarm of immediate third wave: Madras High Court dismisses PIL challenging 100% occupancy in cinema halls

Written by Neha Virmani On Monday division bench of Madras High Court consisting of PD Audikesavalu & Sanjib Banerjee dismissed the PIL petition (R Sivamurugan Athithan v. Union Home Secretary & Ors.) which challenged the state government’s decision which allowed cinema halls to operate with 100% occupancy. The bench while dismissing the plea stated that “the recent statics do not […]