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Non-Hindus cannot be denied entry into the temple if they have faith in the deity: Madras High Court

Written by Vidisha Mathur In the recent case of C. Soman v Secretary, Hindu Religious Charitable Department, and Others – the Petitioner called on the Madras High Court to solicit a direction that person belonging to religions other than Hinduism should not be allowed to participate in the Hindu celebration of Kumbabishegam Festival of Arulmighu Adikeseva Perumal Thirukovil at Thiruvattar. […]

Nature declared as ‘Living Being’ : Madras HC

Written by Shaurya Mahajan The Madras High Court in the case of A. Periyakaruppan v. The Principal Secretary to Government and Another invoked the “parens patriae jurisdiction” and declared “Mother Nature” as a “Living Being”, having a legal entity and having the status of a legal person, with all corresponding rights, duties and liabilities of an l living person, to […]

[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 […]

Madras High Court rejects the petition filed by Tamil Actor Vijay regarding the entry tax on his imported vehicle.

Madras High Court rejected the petition filed by Tamil Actor Vijay in the year 2012. Petitioner contended upon the demand of entry tax on his imported Rolls Royce Ghost car. Further, Justice SM Subramanian imposed Rs 1 lakh on the Actor for eluding the entry tax. Court further directed the actor to contribute the money to the Tamil Nadu’s Corona relief fund.

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