Category: Judiciary

SC refers to PM’s statement, refuses to entertain pleas on tractor rally violence

New Delhi, Feb 3:  The Supreme Court Wednesday referred to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s statement that law will take its own course on the Republic Day violence here and refused to entertain pleas for time-bound probe by an apex court-appointed panel, saying it doesn’t want to “interfere at […]

Vacancy, inadequate infrastructure in consumer fora deprive citizens of grievance redressal: SC

New Delhi, Jan 30: Consumer rights are “important rights” and non-manning of posts and inadequate infrastructure in district and state consumer commissions across the country would deprive the citizens of redressal of their grievances, the Supreme Court has said. The apex court said this while hearing a plea that […]

India top court suspends ruling on man who molested girl after outcry

NEW DELHI – India’s top court on Wednesday suspended a lower court’s ruling reducing the punishment for a man who groped a girl after the verdict sparked an outcry in a country where crimes against women have become politically contentious. Rights groups and politicians had warned that the […]

Not sexual assault if there is no ‘skin to skin’ contact: HC

Mumbai, Jan 24:  Groping a minor’s breast without “skin to skin contact” cannot be termed as sexual assault as defined under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, the Bombay High Court has said. Justice Pushpa Ganediwala of the Nagpur bench of the Bombay High Court, […]

SC to hear pleas on farm laws after recusal of member from panel set up to resolve impasse

New Delhi, Jan 17:The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear on Monday the pleas relating to controversial farm laws and the ongoing farmers’ protest at Delhi borders. The apex court may take into account the matter of recusal of a member of the committee set up by it […]

No power can prevent us from setting up panel to resolve impasse on farm laws, says SC

New Delhi, Jan 12: The Supreme Court Tuesday sought cooperation of protesting farmers at Delhi borders and said no power can prevent it from setting up a committee to resolve the impasse over controversial farm laws. The observation of the bench asking protesting farmers bodies to cooperate assume significance […]

Interfaith marriage: HC quashes FIR, says adult woman has right to live as she wishes

Allahabad, Dec 28: The Allahabad High Court has quashed an FIR lodged against a Muslim man over a marriage with a Hindu woman, ruling that she had a right to live her life on her own terms. Upholding the interfaith marriage in a case from Uttar Pradesh’s Etah district, […]

Right of being represented through lawyer is part of due process clause, says SC

New Delhi, Dec 28: Right of being represented through a lawyer is part of due process clause , the Supreme Court has said while setting aside the Allahabad High Court order which had dismissed an appeal filed by a man in a 1987 murder case noting that his counsel […]

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