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    A Division bench comprising Justices Madan B Lokur and RK Agrawal Today has issued notices to the Maharashtra Government and the Bar Council of India in a Special Leave Petition filed against the Bombay High Court judgment dismissing the writ petitions challenging the introduction of CET for undergraduate courses in law. It is argued that […]

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    President Pranab Mukherjee has stated that the Supreme Court of India has through public interest litigation provided a powerful instrument in the hands of the common people which strengthened our democracy. “I express my deep gratitude to the Supreme Court of India”, he added. The President was speaking at the 24th Annual Convocation of National Law School […]

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    All Tribunals are not necessary parties to the proceedings where legality of its orders challenged The Supreme Court in M. S. KAZI VS. MUSLIM EDUCATION SOCIETY held that all Tribunals are not necessary parties in a Special Civil Applications under Articles 226 and 227 of the Constitution, when they are not required to defend its […]

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    In a landmark judgment, the Supreme Court in Jamshed Ansari vs. High court of judicature at Allahabad & ors (CA No. 6120/16) speaking through Sikri & Ramanna JJ has held that right of Advocates to appear and conduct cases in the court is subject to control & supervision of conduct by the High Court and a […]

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    The Bench held that Rules 3 and 3A of the Allahabad High Court Rules, 1952 are perfectly valid, legal and do not violate the right of the appellant under Article 19(1) (g) of the Constitution of India. The Supreme Court in JAMSHED ANSARI VS. HIGH COURT OF JUDICATURE AT ALLAHABAD & ORS has held that […]

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    Recent introductory layout Past two years have witnessed significant judicial developments in disputes surrounding religious liberties.In July 2014, the Supreme Court in Vishwa Lochan Madan v Union of India held that Fatawas and Shariat Courts had no legal sanction and any attempt to force their implementation attracts penal action. In February 2015, in Khursheed Ahmed […]

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    The Bench held that the Ban is vioaltive of Article 14, 15 and 21 of the Constitution of India In a significant Judgment Today, Bombay High Court has held that women can enter the inner sanctum of Mumbai’s famous Haji Ali Durgah. A Division Bench comprising Justices VM Kanade and Revati Mohite Dere has allowed […]

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    Activist Lawyer Prashant Bhushan has submitted a representation before the Supreme Court appointed Oversight Committee headed by former Chief Justice of India Justice RM Lodha seeking systematic changes in the structure and functioning of the MCI. Bhushan mentions in the representation that he is going to file a Writ in the Supreme Court of India […]


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BCI grants conditional permit to Mumbai’s debarred Law Colleges

August 30, 2016

Much to the relief of the four debarred Law colleges of Mumbai, the Bar Council of India has afforded a....


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Child Rights Commission intervenes to stop telecast of talk-show involving…

August 30, 2016

Following the intervention of the Kerala State Commission for Protection of Child Rights,  ‘Surya TV’, the Malayalam regional channel of....


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Missing witness in Asaram Case: Allahabad HC orders CBI investigation…

August 30, 2016

The investigation (by state police) therefore far from being credible does not inspire confidence, the Bench said. The Lucknow Bench....


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Rajasthan HC rejects Retired Judges’ challenge against denial of Advocates…

August 29, 2016

Rajasthan High Court recently dismissed a challenge by a Society of Retired Judges, against provisions of Rajasthan Advocates’ Welfare Fund....



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Kerala CM denies killing dogs; Prashant Bhushan calls for Peaceful…

August 29, 2016

Rabid dogs are rattling people across the state and not a single day passes by without the unfortunate event of....


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Contract of Insurance to be construed strictly: SC [Read Judgment]

August 29, 2016

There is no difference between a contract of insurance and any other contract, and that it should be construed strictly....


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High Courts Weekly Round-Up

August 28, 2016

Bombay High Court In a significant Judgment on Friday, Bombay High Court held that women can enter the inner sanctum....


Delhi High Court

DNA tests cannot be ordered to prove ‘bald allegations’ of…

August 28, 2016

In an elaborate judgment which discusses principles and precedents governing consideration of application seeking direction for a DNA test, a....


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Senior Advocate R. Muthukumaraswamy appointed as Advocate General for Tamil…

August 28, 2016

The Governor of Tamil Nadu on Friday appointed Senior Advocate Mr. R. Muthukumaraswamy as the Advocate General for the State.....


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Pakistan SC upholds death sentence of 16 terror convicts [Read…

August 30, 2016

Dismissing petitions of alleged violations of the constitution, the Five Judge Bench of Pakistan Supreme Court upheld death sentences of....


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France’s highest administrative Court suspends Burkini ban

August 27, 2016

The much controversial Burkini ban has been suspended by the highest administrative Court of France. The court stated that it....


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New process for appointment of SC judges introduced in Canada:…

August 8, 2016

For the first time, any qualified Canadian lawyer or judge may apply for appointment to the Supreme Court of Canada.....


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Transgender boy’s fight to use Toilet of his choice reaches…

August 5, 2016

GG, now a 17 year old boy,was born as a female, but with malegender identity. He has been diagnosed with....


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UNHRC unequivocally condemns internet blocking and disruptions [Read Resolution]

July 3, 2016

The United Nations Human Rights Council on Friday passed a resolution condemning countries that prevent or disrupt access to the....



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Public authority not bound to collect and furnish information which…

August 23, 2016

The Central Information Commission has observed that a Public Authority has no obligation upon to collect/collate information which is not....


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Delay in public disclosure of GM Mustard crop trial data…

August 17, 2016

The Environment Ministry on its failure to reveal Bio Safety data on GM Mustard Trials, earned the ire of Central....


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Prevent fraudulent/forced Marriages and Protect genuine lovers from caste/religious bodies:…

August 11, 2016

The unremitting tiff between tradition and personal liberty has often led to excesses resulting in abuse of law emanating from....


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CIC rejects plea seeking publication of procedure followed by SC…

August 10, 2016

The Central Information Commission has rejected a plea seeking publication of procedure followed by Supreme Court for designating an advocate as ‘Senior Advocate’. Dr. Satish Chandra, had....


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Punjab & Haryana HC sets aside order denying information about…

August 9, 2016

The High Court of Punjab and Haryana recently quashed an order denying information about corruption cases against IAS, IPS, HCS....



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Call for Papers: Amity Law School’s National Seminar on Right…

August 30, 2016

Amity Law School Lucknow’s National Seminar on “Right of Child & the Future of India: Don’t employ us, empower us”....


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Two-day National Seminar on Protection of Women’s Rights: Issues and…

August 30, 2016

About the Seminar: For ages, in the name of tradition and culture, women are subjected to violence. Hence, the aim....


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JSS Law College’s MODEL UNITED NATIONS (MUN)

August 29, 2016

JSS LAW COLLEGE –AUTONOMOUS, MYSURU is organizing the IV and V editions of MODEL UNITED NATIONS (MUN) on 16th and....


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Justice Malimath’s Memorial lecture on “Tackling the Arrears: In the…

August 27, 2016

The Malimath Family invites all to Justice V. S. Malimath Memorial Programme. Honourable Mr. Justice Tirath Singh Thakur, Chief Justice....



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Prof.(Dr) Shamnad Basheer to deliver third Justice V.R. Krishna Iyer Memorial Lecture at…

August 24, 2016

The third Justice V.R. Krishna Iyer Memorial Lecture is scheduled to be held on August 25, at the Centre for....


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Invitation to the Vidhi-CJAR Panel discussion on Judicial Appointments

August 23, 2016

A Panel Discussion on Appointments to the Higher and Subordinate Judiciary is being organised by the Vidhi Centre for Legal....


LexisNexis - Practical Guidance

LexisNexis releases ‘Practical Guidance’ – an online solution for lawyers in India

July 27, 2016

Following overwhelming success in the UK, Australia, New Zealand, China, Hong Kong and Singapore, Lexis® Practical Guidance, an innovative online....


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IDEX Legal presented the 13th edition of The Legal Counsel Congress and 5th…

April 30, 2016

In association with Thomson Reuters, IDEX Legal curated the 13th edition of The Legal Counsel Congress (LCC) and 5th edition....


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