K Rajasekharan

Articles by K Rajasekharan


22 August 2017 at 11:14

Cruelty: A flourishing ground for Divorce

  POSTED BY K Rajasekharan

Cruelty is an adequate ground for dissolving a marriage solemnized under a valid law, on a petition filed by either of the party in marriage. But what constitutes cruelty is not spelt out in law. This creates some confusion among the stakeholders of

  2 comments |   420 Views


17 August 2017 at 11:08

Law Relating to Succession & Other Certificates

  POSTED BY K Rajasekharan

Legal Heirship Certificate, Succession Certificate and Letters of Administration have close relation. They serve a common purpose � they are being used for devolution of some rights on the property of a person died intestate, to their legal des

  2 comments |   590 Views


31 July 2017 at 13:14

Restraining the Arrest of the Accused in 498A Cases

  POSTED BY K Rajasekharan

Enough laws exist in India to protect women from domestic, matrimonial and sexual violence. They, according to women activists, are good only in paper. On one hand the women continue to suffer under violence with no much hope for the victims to have

  5 comments |   662 Views


24 June 2017 at 16:15

No Disrespect in Addressing Chief Justice of India as 'Mr. Chief Justice'

  POSTED BY K Rajasekharan

Addressing a judge in the court as "my lord", "your lordship" or "your honour" has been a matter of divided opinion many a time, not only in the Bar or Bench, but also in the Supreme Court (SC) too. However, the issue re

  9 comments |   412 Views


21 June 2017 at 16:15

Limited Possibility of Amending a Criminal Complaint

  POSTED BY K Rajasekharan

A civil suit, as everyone knows, can be amended as per the provisions of law but the criminal law code provides absolutely no provision for amending a criminal complaint. However the Supreme Court and some of the High Courts have read down the crimin

  2 comments |   180 Views


13 June 2017 at 13:13

The Issue of Defending a Client known to be Guilty

  POSTED BY K Rajasekharan

Criminal defence advocates, defending the accused persons who have been considered by the people to be guilty in heinous crimes, are at the receiving end many a time. The public at large, a section of lawyers and even some Bar Councils have a view th

  6 comments |   483 Views


09 June 2017 at 11:21

Exercise of Discretion by Courts in Deciding Bail Applications

  POSTED BY K Rajasekharan

When an allegation of a cognizable case crops up against a person, for any genuine or other reason, before the police for necessary legal action, the Station House Officer (SHO) is duty bound to register the First Information Report (FIR). Thereon th

  2 comments |   396 Views


05 June 2017 at 13:25

Justice Karnan Episode Foregrounds the Need for Holistic Judicial Reforms

  POSTED BY K Rajasekharan

Leaving aside the flamboyant drama surrounding the issue what Justice Karnan episode foregrounds is the urgent need to save Indian judiciary from its multiple organ failure through a set of holistic and integrated judicial reforms.The need to set up

  10 comments |   193 Views


02 June 2017 at 10:53

On Dealing with Malicious Prosecution

  POSTED BY K Rajasekharan

Malicious cases are on the increase. The educated and rich sections of society such cases are being used as an easy tool to bring someone down. One reason for this the emergence of many poorly drafted women laws enacted for the noble purpose of endin

  8 comments |   349 Views


23 May 2017 at 11:14

Arrest of an Accused: Not a must in every Cognisable Case

  POSTED BY K Rajasekharan

The issue that this article discusses is whether registration of a First Information Report (FIR) against an accused needs to be followed by his/her imminent arrest.Nowadays, when an allegation of committing a cognizable offence comes up against a pe

  6 comments |   529 Views








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