January 2020

Registration of Marriage—Registrar of marriages cannot refuse to register the marriage merely on the ground that the party of marriage was below the prescribed age at the time of marriage even though they have attained the marriageable age at the time of giving application for registration of marriage

By | January 19th, 2020|Constitution of India|

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Freedom of Religion—Certificate of ‘Atheist’—No mandamus can be issued to direct authorities to issue a certificate of no caste, no religion and no God

By | January 13th, 2020|Constitution of India|

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Sexual Harassment at Workplace—Internal Complaints Committee- Bias in selection of Committee persons–Every allegation/ apprehension of bias, even if unfounded, against the Committee or any of its members, would not justify the re-constitution of the Committee or grant of stay on its proceedings

By | January 13th, 2020|Constitution of India|

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December 2019

[DIVISION BENCH] Manual Scavengers—Mandatory Directions—The hazardous cleaning of sewers, septic tanks and manholes manually is banned in the State of Punjab, Haryana and U.T. Chandigarh Solid Waste—Mandatory Directions—All the streets, public premises such as parks etc. shall be surface cleaned on daily basis, including on Sundays and Public holidays by Municipal Corporations, Municipal Councils, Panchayats and Panchayati Raj Institutions

By | December 24th, 2019|Constitution of India|

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Right to Life—Runaway Marriage—Right to Life and Liberty must be protected regardless of the solemnization of an invalid or void marriage or even the absence of any marriage between the parties

By | December 22nd, 2019|Constitution of India|

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October 2019

Noise Pollution—Mandatory Directions—No loudspeaker or public address system shall be used by Temples, Mosques and Gurudwara without permission even during daytime Right to Life—Mandatory Directions issued to ensure that no songs are played glorifying the liquor, wine, drugs and violence in any song even in live show

By | October 24th, 2019|Constitution of India|

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CM, Maharashtra case. Candidates Must Also Disclose Criminal Cases In Which Cognizance Has Been Taken By Court “……….information should be furnished in Form 26, which includes information concerning cases in which a competent Court has taken cognizance (Entry 5(ii) of Form 26).”

By | October 2nd, 2019|Constitution of India|

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March 2019

Commission of Inquiry—Bhupinder Singh Hooda case—Grant of commercial license for development of land—Commission did not issued mandatory notice under section 8-B of the Act—Report held to be null and void. Commission of Inquiry—Opportunity of being heard—Wherever the conclusion of the report effects the reputation of a delinquent person, the said person is mandatorily required to be served with notice under S.8-B—Non serving of such notice would make the report of commission null and void.

By | March 10th, 2019|Constitution of India|

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November 2018

Medical Treatment—Financial Assistance by State—Direction issued to PGIMER to consider the application of the eligible candidates/patients Immediately on its receipt so that they may not have to rush to the Court for release of grant for treatment of life threatening diseases.

By | November 28th, 2018|Constitution of India|

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Liquor Ban— Municipal Areas— Directions issued that no liquor vend outside the limits of the towns, cities and villages but falling in the municipal areas on the Highways should be allowed to operate without compliance of applicable rules Liquor Ban—State has the power to completely prohibit the manufacture, sale, possession, distribution and consumption of potable liquor as a beverage

By | November 10th, 2018|Constitution of India|

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IMP ::: Liquor Sale—Excise Policy—Directions issued to States of Punjab and Haryana to make it obligatory for the liquor vends to issue computerised Invoices for all the retail sales irrespective of amount effected by them from their vends. Judicial Review—Policy Decision—When any State policy which is contrary to public interest or is violative of the constitutional principles, it is the duty of the court to exercise its jurisdiction and reject the stock plea that the scope of judicial review should not be exceeded beyond the recognised parameters.

By | November 10th, 2018|Constitution of India|

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Abortion—Rape Victim—28 weeks of Pregnancy—Permission declined keeping in view risk to life of girl—State directed to bear all the expenses

By | November 3rd, 2018|Constitution of India|

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August 2018

July 2018

Investigation—Inordinate delay in investigation may be taken as presumptive proof of prejudice particularly when accused is in custody so that prosecution does not become persecution.

By | July 27th, 2018|Constitution of India|

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V IMP::: Summoning of Record—By an appellate or revisional courts— (i) Trial court may send the Photo copy /scanned copy of the record and retain the original so that proceedings are not held up: (ii) In cases where specifically 2 original record is required by holding that photocopy will not serve the purpose, the appellate/revisional court may call for the record only for perusal and the same he returned while keeping a photocopy/scanned copy of the same.

By | July 24th, 2018|Constitution of India|

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June 2018

May 2018

Acid Attack—Compensation—Male child from a poor labour family suffered acid attack—State of Haryana denied compensation on the ground the compensation scheme was only for women and new scheme for including males is approved by chief minister but yet to be approved by finance development—Direction issued to apply the existing scheme to petitioner also and grant compensation as per 2016 scheme to the petitioner

By | May 24th, 2018|Constitution of India|

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Maintainability of Public Interest Litigation Rules, 2010—Locus standi to file PIL–NGO filing a petition in the nature of public interest is liable to show (1) Its status and its constitution; (2) it is liable to disclose whether it has been authorized to file such a litigation, and if so, by whom; (3) whether it has the funds to indulge in such a litigation and (4) whether it has the backing of a majority of its members for such a litigation.

By | May 23rd, 2018|Constitution of India, Public Interest Litigation|

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March 2018

January 2018