Constitutional Law Judgements

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Section 489-A of IPC

 08 December 2020

The Supreme Court in this case interpreted the provisions in their strict sense as there was no ambiguity or absurdity in the sections under question. If the intention of the law maker or the legislature was to restrict the meaning of the provision t

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Section 304B of the Indian Penal Code

 07 December 2020

The following judgment primarily deals with Section 304B of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), which criminalizes the causing of dowry death. The present case is a Special Leave Petition filed by the accused who was convicted by the High Court under the sa

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Oamanakkuttam & Ors. v. State of Kerala (2020) - Ss. 302, 324, 326 & 308 r/w S. 34 IPC

 03 December 2020

The following judgement deals with Sections 320, 324, 326 and 308 of Indian Penal Code, 1860 read with Section 34 of Indian Penal Code, 1860, which focusses on Voluntarily causing hurt by dangerous weapons or means,Attempt to commit culpable homicide

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Hitesh Verma v. State of Uttarakhand (2020) - Insult within 4 walls - not an offence under SC/ST Act

 03 December 2020

It is quite significant to note that the Supreme Court in a latest, landmark and laudable judgment titled Hitesh Verma vs State of Uttarakhand in Criminal Appeal No. 707 of 2020 (Arising out of SLP (Criminal) No. 3585 of 2020 delivered as recently as

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Kailash Gupta v. CBSE (2020) - Right to have & change a name is protected under Articles 19& 21

 09 November 2020

The Delhi High Court held that in the case of Kailash Gupta v. CBSE, 2020 SCC OnLine Ker 1590, "to have a name and to express the same in the manner he wishes, is a part of the right to freedom of speech and expression under Article 19 (1) (a) as wel

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Arun Kumar v. State (2020) - Bail u/s 439 CrPC involving POCSO Cases

 06 November 2020

The Madurai Bench of Madras High Court in this case granted bail to the accused man who was responsible for the victim minor girl's pregnancy on the condition that he should marry her when she becomes a major. The court took into account the victim g

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Sunil Batra v. Delhi Administration (1980) - Fundamental Rights of Prisoners

 19 October 2020

Court, in conclusion, held that Prem Chand has been tortured illegally and the Superintendent cannot absolve himself from responsibility even though he may not directly be a party. The supreme court directed the Superintendent to ensure that no corpo

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Belize v. France - Jurisdiction of International Tribunal for the Laws of the Sea

 12 October 2020

The International Tribunal for the Laws of the Sea ruled that the documentation presented on behalf of the Grand Prince failed to establish that Belize was the flag state of the vessel when it submitted its Application Form. This Tribunal stated that

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Zee Telefilms ltd & Anr v. UOI & Ors (2004) - Is BCCI a State?

 10 October 2020

The Supreme Court held that "the writ petition under Article 32 is maintainable only against a state defined under Article 12 of the Constitution and hence maintainable though BCCI is not a State within the meaning of Article 12."

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DK Basu v. State of Bengal (1997) - Custodial Violence & Death by Police

 06 October 2020

The court issued a list of 11 guidelines in addition to the Constitutional and Statutory safeguards which were to be followed in all cases of arrest and detention.

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