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High Court must record reason for granting bail: SC

The Supreme Court on 29th July, has reiterated the requirements for a judgment on bail petition. Court has demanded that all bail applications, must...
A slum-dweller rests amid the rubble of her home, demolished by the authorities in Delhi/Photo: UNI

Housing for the Impoverished: A Basic Human Right

Above: A slum-dweller rests amid the rubble of her home, demolished by the authorities in Delhi/Photo: UNI The Allahabad HC has done well to reiterate...
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Allahabad HC directs UP Police to ensure protection to eloped couple Sakshi Mishra and...

The Allahabad High Court on Monday directed the UP Police to ensure protection to Sakshi Mishra and her husband Ajitesh who had eloped and...
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Daughter of BJP MLA who alleged life threat from father moves Allahabad HC seeking...

Sakshi Misra, daughter of Bareilly MLA Rajesh Misra who alleged life threat to her and his husband moved Allahabad High Court seeking protection on...
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Allahabad HC judge writes letter to PM Modi alleging nepotism, casteism in appointment of...

An Allahabad High Court judge Justice Ranganath Pandey has written a letter (see below) to Prime Minister Narendra Modi alleging nepotism and casteism in...
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Judiciary & The Executive: A Conjoint Demosprudence?

Above: Supreme Court/Photo: Anil Shakya The two wheels of the Constitution, Judiciary & The Executive should run smoothly together lest they threaten other structures of...
Darvesh Singh Yadav who was shot dead /Courtesy: Facebook

SC tells petitioner seeking inquiry into murder of Darwesh Singh Yadav to approach Allahabad...

The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed petitioner seeking CBI inquiry into the murder of Darwesh Singh Yadav, who was shot dead inside Agra court...
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Allahabad HC issues advisory, tells staff to respect judges

The Allahabad High Court registry on Tuesday issued a circular (see below) to the officials of the court to pay respect to the judges. The...
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Can Ayodhya dispute be sent for court-monitored mediation: SC reserves verdict

Justices SA Bobde and DY Chandrachud differ in open court on whether mediation outcome will be binding on the community at large The Supreme Court,...
Babri Masjid-Ram Janmabhoomi dispute

SC to decide tomorrow whether to order court-monitored mediation in Ayodhya land dispute

Constitution Bench had indicated its desire to try one last attempt at mediation for resolving the Babri Masjid-Ram Janmabhoomi title suit The five-judge Constitution Bench...
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Action packed day in SC tomorrow; Ayodhya title suit, Article 35A and Rafale review...

Constitution bench to hear Ayodhya title suit, Rafale review petition, Article 35A pleas also in Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi’s court The Supreme Court is, on...
Ram Mandir-Babri Masjid title dispute

SC’s constitution bench to resume Ayodhya hearing on February 26

New five judge bench, including Justice S Abdul Nazeer, constituted by Chief Justice after Justice UU Lalit recused from hearing the case The Supreme Court’s...
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Allahabad HC to get 11 new Additional Judges

The Allahabad High Court will soon get 11 new Additional Judges. The Supreme Court Collegium has sent its recommendation to the Central Government on...
People at a “Dharma Sabha” organised by the VHP in Ayodhya for the Ram temple/Photo: UNI

Ayodhya Dispute: Poll Vault

Above: People at a “Dharma Sabha” organised by the VHP in Ayodhya for the Ram temple/Photo: UNI As the centre moves a plea seeking transfer...
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Allahabad HC to hear plea demanding ban on unification of two streams of Ganga...

A plea has been filed in Allahabad High Court demanding a ban on the natural two streams of Ganga being united in the Kumbh...
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Allahabad HC Stays HRD Ministry Order, Gives Go Ahead To Recruitment In Universities

The Allahabad High Court has stayed the order issued by the Ministry of Human Resources Development, Department of Higher Education in July this year...
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The Case For A High Court Bench At Meerut

  ~By Rajendra Singh Jani It is surprising that in spite of Uttar Pradesh being the “rape and crime capital of India” as rightly said by...
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We need judges to functions; we will make state govts responsible: CJI Ranjan Gogoi

Hearing case related to delay in filling vacancies for judges, Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi directs State of UP to fill all vacancies in high...
Apex court admits CBI plea in Aarushi-Hemraj murder case

Apex court admits CBI plea in Aarushi-Hemraj murder case

Above:  Rajesh Talwar and Nupur Talwar coming out of the Dasna jail after being acquitted (file pic)/Photo: Anil Shakya The Supreme Court on Friday (August...
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Complaints received; govt sends back names of 2 lawyers recommended for elevation as judges

The government has sent back to the Supreme Court Collegium names of two advocates of the Allahabad High Court that had been recommended by...
The Allahabad High Court

Appointment of judges: Turf War Intensifies

Above: The Allahabad High Court has 92 judges and 68 vacancies The sending back of files relating to judges of the Allahabad High Court by...
Allahabad HC to Allahabad University: Explain the “rationale” behind “Academic Performance Index” for “appointment” of Assistant Professors

Allahabad HC to Allahabad University: Explain the “rationale” behind “Academic Performance Index” for “appointment”...

Above: Allahabad HC (file picture) The Allahabad HC on Thursday (June 28) asked the Allahabad University to explain the rationale behind the introduction of...
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Allahabad HC asks govt, agencies to explain mass tree-felling in Allahabad

The Allahabad High Court on Tuesday (June 26) sought replies from Centre, UP government, Pollution Control Board and local bodies on the indiscriminate cutting...
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Cancer deaths due to pollution in Ramganga river: Allahabad HC seeks replies from DM,...

Above: Allahabad HC   The Allahabad High Court on Monday (June 25) sought replies from District Magistrate, Bareilly, Chief Medical Officer, Bareilly and Pollution Control...
Litigants cool their heels outside Tis Hazari Courts in Delhi ahead of their hearings/Photo: Anil Shakya

Access to Justice: Revolutionary Road

Above: Litigants cool their heels outside Tis Hazari Courts in Delhi ahead of their hearings/Photo: Anil Shakya  The Supreme Court has taken all kinds...
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Destruction of Ancient Kali Mandir/Shani Mandir: Allahabad HC to hear the matter on July...

The Allahabad High Court on Friday (June 22) said that it will hear the plea seeking a stop on the destruction of ancient Kali...
Allahabad HC refuses to interfere in the suspension order of education officer accused of corruption

Allahabad HC refuses to interfere in the suspension order of education officer accused of...

 The Allahabad High Court on Friday (June 22) refused to interfere in the suspension order of Vijay Shankar Mishra, Assistant Director, Basic Education, Varanasi...
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Use of Polythene during Prayag Kumbh: Allahabad HC raps District Collector, Municipal Commissioner and...

The Allahabad High Court has sought detailed information from Allahabad District Collector, Municipal Commissioner and Pollution Control Board on what steps have been taken...
Appeal to hear case on marital rape goes to SC

Mains examination of UPPSC will be held as scheduled on June 18, says apex...

The apex court on Thursday (June 14) refused to stay the June 18, mains examination of Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission (UPPSC). The court also...
Allahabad HC asks UP govt why minimum wages aren’t paid to forest dept daily wage earners

Allahabad HC asks UP govt why minimum wages aren’t paid to forest dept daily...

Above: Allahabad High Court Acting on the plea seeking implementation of minimum wages for daily wage earners in the forest department of Uttar Pradesh,...
3 mass murder accused to hang

3 mass murder accused to hang

The Allahabad High Court has pronounced death sentence for 3 accused. Those sentenced were Moin, Jacob, and Sajid. Six members of a particular family, including...

New CJ for Punjab and Haryana HC

Allahabad High Court’s Justice Krishna Murari has been appointed as the Chief Justice of the Punjab and Haryana High Court. The transfer order (see below),...
Unnao rape case

Unnao rape case: CBI submits progress report

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Wednesday (May 30) submitted its progress report on the infamous Unnao rape case to the Allahabad High Court bench...
India Legal show: Ensuring Citizen Charter is the collective responsibility, say panelists

India Legal show: Ensuring Citizen Charter is the collective responsibility, say panelists

The latest edition of the India Legal show discussed the ‘Citizen Charter and Transparency’. The show deliberated on whether Citizen Charter was just on...
Uttar Pradesh Judicial Service Exams: Testing Times?

Uttar Pradesh Judicial Service Exams: Testing Times?

Another Judiciary-Executive tussle has erupted, this time over the conduct of exams for subordinate judiciary in Uttar Pradesh ~By India Legal Bureau In another spat...
BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Senger accused in a rape case outside the office of the Senior Superintendent of Police, in Lucknow (file pic)/ Photo: UNI

Allahabad HC to CBI: File report that impartial investigation is going on in Unnao...

Above: BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Senger accused in a rape case outside the office of the Senior Superintendent of Police, in Lucknow (file pic)/...
Mosque within Allahabad HC premises: New land to be found before demolition, says SC

Mosque within Allahabad HC premises: New land to be found before demolition, says SC

Above: Allahabad High Court The Uttar Pradesh Sunni Central Waqf Board has moved the Supreme Court against the Allahabad High Court’s judgment which had directed...
Official Bungalows: VVIP Squatters

Official Bungalows: VVIP Squatters

Above: The bungalow occupied by ex-CM Akhilesh Yadav The Supreme Court has denied government accommodation to former public servants as it says that these belong...
Dr Kafeel Ahmed Khan

SCAPEGOAT!

Above: Dr Kafeel Ahmed Khan A hero who saved many lives, Dr Kafeel Ahmed Khan was sought to be painted as a villain by the...
Prajapati bail matter scheduled for May 10

Prajapati bail matter scheduled for May 10

Above: Gayatri Prajapati (file pic) The Supreme Court on Thursday (May 4) dealing with bail matter of former UP Minister Gayatri Prajapati was informed by...
Accused Kuldeep Singh Sengar (file pic)Photo UNI

Unnao rape case: Allahabad HC not happy with progress made by CBI

Above: Accused Kuldeep Singh Sengar (file pic)/Photo: UNI    As the Allahabad High Court began its hearing of the Unnao rape case on Wednesday (May...
Death Penalty for Child Rapists: Free of Guilt

Death Penalty for Child Rapists: Free of Guilt

As experience has shown that child rapists are often free of remorse for their heinous act, will the death penalty serve any purpose? ~By Abhishek...
Building violation case: Amicus in SC suggests take money, pay home loan and surrender documents

Building violation case: Amicus in SC suggests take money, pay home loan and surrender...

In a case of builders Supertech Ltd planning and building extra residential towers in a plot by which, as per current residents of other...

Unnao rape case: Allahabad High Court CJ tears into state advocate general for avoiding...

Above: (Left) Allahabad High Court Chief Justice D B Bhosale; (right) Uttar Prdaesh Advocate General Raghavendra Singh The bench threatened that if arrest was not...
Benches for High Courts: Walk the Talk

Walk the Talk

Above: Allahabad High Court lawyers protesting against the demand of their counterparts from western UP for a separate bench/Photo: dnaindia.com Despite promises by the political...
Making Justice Accessible: No Constitutional Bar on More Benches

No Constitutional Bar on More Benches

UP lawyers demanding a western bench of the Allahabad High Court, in New Delhi. Photo: Anil Shakya Though the demand for more High Court benches...
Unnao rape case: Allahabad HC asks for progress report; says it will monitor the probe

Unnao rape case: Allahabad HC asks for progress report; says it will monitor the...

Above: BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Senger accused in a rape case outside the office of the Senior Superintendent of Police, in Lucknow on Wednesday...
BJP MLA from Unnao Kuldip Singh Sengar, facing rape charges,arrived at the Chief Ministers office, in Lucknow on Monday/Photo: UNI

Unnao rape case: Allahabad HC to pronounce verdict at 2pm today

Above: BJP MLA from Unnao Kuldip Singh Sengar, facing rape charges,arrived at the Chief Ministers office,  in Lucknow on Monday/Photo: UNI The Allahabad High Court...
Unnao rape case: Allahabad HC reserves verdict; final judgment tomorrow

Unnao rape case: Allahabad HC reserves verdict; final judgment tomorrow

Above: BJP MLA from Unnao Kuldip Singh Sengar, facing rape charges,arrived at the Chief Ministers office,  in Lucknow on Monday/Photo: UNI The Allahabad High...
Appeal to hear case on marital rape goes to SC

Petition challenging CJI’s master of roster role dismissed by SC

The Supreme Court bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud on Wednesday (April 11) threw out a petition by...
Mukhtar Ansari of the Bahujan Samaj Party who is in jail was barred from voting in recent Rajya Sabha elections

Barred from Voting Too

Above: Mukhtar Ansari of the Bahujan Samaj Party who is in jail was barred from voting in recent Rajya Sabha elections In a first case...
Lokayukta Comes Under Act

Lokayukta Comes Under Act

Above: The Allahabad High Court/Photo Courtesy: Wikimedia.org In a tough stand, the Allahabad High Court has struck down a UP Vigilance Department order which tried...
Curtailing Recruitment in Universities: An Unfair World

An Unfair World

Above: The SC/ST students of Banaras Hindu University on a protest agitation/Photo: UNI A new University Grants Commission order will reduce representation of Scheduled Castes,...
President Ram Nath Kovind with Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra; (inset) Justice SN Shukla of the Allahabad High Court/Photo courtesy: PIB and Allahabad High Court

Allahabad HC’s Justice Shukla digs in his heels, ball now in President Kovind’s court

Above: President Ram Nath Kovind with Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra; (inset) Justice SN Shukla of the Allahabad High Court/Photo courtesy: PIB and...
Students protesting on the Jawaharlal Nehru University campus in 2016. Photo: Anil Shakya

Withdrawal of Resources: Lessons of Funds Crunch

Above: Students protesting on the Jawaharlal Nehru University campus in 2016. Photo: Anil Shakya The student unrest across university campuses is due to a resource...
Firecracker ban case returns to SC, more studies needed, agrees bench

Centre moves 9 additional judges to permanent judge posts in Allahabad, Kerala High Courts

Above: Supreme Court The Central government has appointed nine additional judges from the High Courts of Allahabad and Kerala as permanent judges. From the Allahabad High...
Criminal candidates: SC rules criminal matters pending must be mentioned in bold letter in election form

SC collegium of three judges recommends names for permament judges at Allahabad HC

The three seniormost judges’ collegium of the Supreme Court has recommended Justices Ashok Kumar, Vivek Chaudhary, Saumitra Dayal Singh, and Akhilesh Chandra Sharma (See the notification...
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Collegium recommends making 37 additional judges in 5 high courts permanent

The Supreme Court Collegium of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices J Chelameswar and Ranjan Gogoi has unanimously recommended to the Centre to appoint...
Allahabad HC asks UP govt why minimum wages aren’t paid to forest dept daily wage earners

19 junior judges and judicial officers promoted by Allahabad High Court

The Allahabad High Court administration has changed the jurisdiction of Judge Khafifa (small cause court), Civil Judge (Senior Division), CJM, Additional Civil Judge (senior...
PIL on Meerut mayor not respecting Vande Mataram dismissed by Allahabad HC

PIL on Meerut mayor not respecting Vande Mataram dismissed by Allahabad HC

The Allahabad High Court on Wednesday (February 14) dismissed a PIL seeking directions to be given to Meerut Mayor Sunita Verma to show respect when the...
Noida Authority

DND promoters fail again at the top court

The Noida Toll Bridge Company Ltd. on Tuesday (February 13) lost its appeal at the Supreme Court against the Federation of Noida Residents Welfare...
(Left) Allahabad High Court and (right) Supreme Court

Aarushi verdict: Ex-CBI judge moves SC against “disparaging remarks” against him by Allahabad HC...

Above: (Left) Allahabad High Court and (right) Supreme Court    Retired special CBI judge Shyam Lal has moved the Supreme Court against what he has...
Pendency of criminal pleas: Judges' vacancies also responsible for low disposal rate of criminal appeals, submits amicus

Pendency of criminal pleas: Judges’ vacancies also responsible for low disposal rate of criminal...

The Supreme Court on Tuesday (February 6) dealing with a petitioner’s bail plea pending in the Allahabad High Court (which has not been even...
Justice S N Shukla’s profile on the website of the Allahabad High Court

Justice S N Shukla found guilty of impropriety, stripped of judicial work

The chief justice of the Allahabad high court has reportedly withdrawn all the judicial work from Justice Shri Narayan Shukla, who has reportedly been...
Surender Kohli, picture courtesy Bharatkhabar.com

Nithari murder convict Kohli files jail appeal against death sentence

Above: Surender Kohli, picture courtesy Bharatkhabar.com Surender Kohli, accused in Nithari multiple murder case has filed a jail appeal at the Allahabad High Court against...
Allahabad HC wants to know why LT grade teachers are teaching in primary and secondary schools

Allahabad HC wants to know why LT grade teachers are teaching in primary and...

Above: Allahabad High Court The Allahabad High Court on Monday (January 15) has asked the Education Department, Uttar Pradesh and the state government to respond...

Allahabad HC asks why appointments made at BHU without roster

Above: Allahabad High Court The Allahabad High Court on Monday (January 15) has sought replies from the Banaras Hindu University (BHU) and University Grants...
UPPSC goes to court against CBI probe

UPPSC goes to court against CBI probe

Above: UPPSC office The Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission has challenged the scrutiny of the CBI probe in court. The Central government had issued notification...
A mentally unstable patient (representative image). Photo courtesy: www.hrw.org

Mentally unstable patient discharged by hospital is untraceable; court hauls up superintendent

Above: A mentally unstable patient (representative image). Photo courtesy: www.hrw.org Allahabad High Court says hospital officer acted in a reckless and casual matter ~By Kunal Rao The...
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A wicked mind should not hope for justice, observes Allahabad HC

Above: Allahabad High Court The Allahabad High Court on Wednesday (December 27) dealing with the dismissal of a school teacher on the account of the...
Winning candidates rejoicing after the Allahabad High Court Bar Association results were announced on December 25.

I K Chaturvedi is Allahabad HC bar association president

Above: Winning candidates rejoicing after the Allahabad High Court Bar Association results were announced on December 25.  The Allahabad High Court Bar Association elections’ results...
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Large number of residential units on Yamuna banks shocks Allahabad HC

Above: Allahabad High Court The Allahabad High Court on Thursday (December 21) expressed shock over a survey report that said that 11,034 residential units...
Baba Ramdev/Photo Courtesy: Facebook.com

Contempt notice on Ramdev’s Patanjali

Above: Baba Ramdev/Photo Courtesy: Facebook.com   On August 31, an Allahabad High Court division bench of Justices Tarun Agarwala and Ashok Kumar had ordered that status...
Justice V P Vaish takes oath of office in Allahabad HC

Justice V P Vaish takes oath of office in Allahabad HC

Above: (Left) Justice Ved Prakash Vaish; (right) Allahabad High Court Justice Ved Prakash Vaish took oath of office on Monday (November 27) in the Allahabad...
SC clarifies: Civility is not dead

SC clarifies: Civility is not dead

Using abusive language over phone in a public place could be a crime, top court agrees with high court view In a society increasingly...
Google Doodle honours Cornelia Sorabji

Cornelia Sorabji, India’s pioneer woman lawyer

Above: Google Doodle honours Cornelia Sorabji Wednesday’s (November 15) Google doodle pays tribute to Cornelia Sorabji, the first woman advocate of India on her 151st...
Stray cattle on a busy road in Bhopal

Battle of Bovines

With the stray cow menace assuming alarming proportions and affecting the rural economy, the Madhya Pradesh government plans to amend the law so that...
Schools need to provide students with a safe learning environment. Photo: UNI

Punishment in Schools: A “Detention” Room for Students?

This controversial rule of some schools could well go against the Juvenile Justice Act and invite legal action ~By Sujit Bhar Schools and their rules have...
The Talwars walk out of Dasna Jail on October 16, three days after they were scheduled to be released from imprisonment. Picture: Anil Shakya

SHAMELESS CONTEMPT

Above: The Talwars walk out of Dasna Jail on October 16, three days after they were scheduled to be released from imprisonment. Picture: Anil...
Shyam Sunder Kaushal (right) is running a relentless campaign to seek justice for his daughter, Anjali (inset). Photo: Facebook

Celebratory Firing: A Father’s Tragic Fight…

A tea vendor who lost his daughter to such festivities appeals to the Court to ban them and fix liability for such incidents ~By Lilly...
Rajesh and Nupur Talwar coming out from Dasna jail. Photo: Anil Shakya

Rajesh and Nupur Talwar finally free

Above: Rajesh and Nupur Talwar coming out from Dasna jail. Photo: Anil Shakya Rajesh and Nupur Talwar were released from the Dasna Jail in...
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Aarushi Talwar Murder Case: Monumental Bungle

The Allahabad High Court’s acquittal of Nupur and Rajesh Talwar, the parents of murdered teenager Aarushi, exposes how investigating agencies and lower courts can...
A demonstration for the slain Aarushi Talwar (file picture). Photo: Anil Shakya

For the Talwars, this acquittal is the best of a bad situation

Above: A demonstration for the slain Aarushi Talwar (file picture). Photo: Anil Shakya ~By Sujit Bhar  How much does an acquittal on the basis of the benefit...
Aarushi murder case: Allahabad HC acquits Talwars via benefit of doubt

Aarushi murder case: Allahabad HC acquits Talwars via benefit of doubt

Above: Aarushi Talwar and her parents Nupur and Rajesh Talwar After nine years of a harrowing experience, with their only child, Aarushi (then 14), murdered,...
“Aarushi murder case saw some of the worst reportage from Indian media”

“Aarushi murder case saw some of the worst reportage from Indian media”

India Legal’s sister concern APN discussed the acquittal of Aarushi’s parents, Rajesh and Nupur Talwar by the Allahabad High Court on Thursday (October 12)....
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India Legal show: ‘There are many peculiarities in Hadiya-Shafin Jahan ‘Love Jihad’ case’

Above: Photo courtesy Bhavana Gaur The latest edition of India Legal show discussed the controversial Hadiya-Shafin Jahan ‘Love Jihad’ case. The show deliberated as...
Justice Ishrat Masroor Quddusi (inset) tried to help out the debarred Prasad Institute of Medical Sciences in Lucknow in return for money

UP Medical Colleges Scam: Judge in the Dock

Above: Justice Ishrat Masroor Quddusi (inset) tried to help out the debarred Prasad Institute of Medical Sciences in Lucknow in return for money A retired...
Industrial oxygen from BJP MLAs firm kills 3 in BHU hospital

Industrial oxygen from BJP MLAs firm kills 3 in BHU hospital

As if the Gorakhpur tragedy of 60-odd children dying due to lack of oxygen was not enough, it has come to light now that...
(L-R) Swami Vasudevanand and Swami Swaroopanand Saraswat

Allahabad HC rejects claims of both Swaroopanand and Vasudevanand as Shankaracharya of Jyothishpeetha

Above: (L-R) Swami Vasudevanand and Swami Swaroopanand Saraswati The Allahabad High Court’s division bench of Justices Sudhir Agrawal and KJ Thaker on Friday (September 22)...
(Left) Calcutta High Court and Allahabad High Court

Centre appoints additional judges for Allahabad and Calcutta high courts

Above: (Left) Calcutta High Court and Allahabad High Court  The government on September 19 appointed 25 additional judges for the high courts of Allahabad...
A grab of the State Level Judicial Officers’ Conference 2017 held in Lucknow. Courtesy APN

Allahabad High Court judges’ forum delves into lacunae in system, talks about changes

Above: A grab of the State Level Judicial Officers’ Conference 2017 held in Lucknow. Courtesy APN   A first-ever such gathering of judicial officers in...
Patients at Baba Raghav Das Medical College Hospital in Gorakhpur (file picture).Photo: UNI

Sealed reports on BRD College child deaths submitted to Allahabad HC

Above: Patients at Baba Raghav Das Medical College Hospital in Gorakhpur (file picture).Photo: UNI The Secretary of the State Legal Services Authority of Uttar...
SC blasts Centre for delaying tactics on Delhi environmental issues

SC directs Allahabad HC to appoint two observers for Ram Temple-Babri Masjid site

The Supreme Court bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices Ashok Bhushan and S Abdul Nazeer on Monday (September 11) directed that the Chief...
(L-R) Allahabad High Court; chief justice Dilip Babasaheb Bhosale

Allahabad High Court: March towards Transparency

Above: (L-R) Allahabad High Court; chief justice Dilip Babasaheb Bhosale In a significant move, the Court has ordered the installation of cameras to record proceedings...
Patanjali Yogpeeth in Haridwar. Photo: wikimedia

Baba Ramdev’s food park courts trouble

Above: Patanjali Yogpeeth in Haridwar. Photo: wikimedia Located in Greater Noida, it is under the scanner after many trees were felled without permission by Patanjali...
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Allahabad HC to hear 9 PILs on Gorakhpur child deaths on Sept. 12

Court orders state officials to submit investigation report The shockingly huge number deaths—121 on two instances—of children at Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Adityanath Yogi’s pet...
Perpetrators Must Pay

Perpetrators Must Pay

Once convicted of raping a minor, the accused must also pay economically for his crime and the Supreme Court must lay down the guidelines...
A busy district court in Gurgaon. Photo: Anil Shakya

Compulsory Retirement: Weeding Out Bad Apples

Above: A busy district court in Gurgaon. Photo: Anil Shakya Despite the shortage of judges in the country, many are being forcefully removed from service...
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India Legal show: Govt hospitals suffer from administrative negligence, not medical negligence, say panellists

The latest edition of the India Legal show discussed the present medical negligence scenario in India and who should be held responsible in cases...
India legal show discusses Babri Masjid-Ram Mandir title dispute

India legal show discusses Babri Masjid-Ram Mandir title dispute

Panellists express their views on the possible solution and wonder if the final SC verdict will be acceptable to all parties The Supreme Court recently...
RK Shrivas was suspended for staging a three-day dharna at the MP High Court.

Judges’ Complaints: Transfer Travails

Above: RK Shrivas was suspended for staging a three-day dharna at the MP High Court. In a surprising move, judges in some high courts are...
Ayodhya land dispute: SC to start hearings on December 5

Ayodhya land dispute: SC to start hearings on December 5

The Supreme Court on Friday (August 11) set December 5 as the day when it will start its hearings on the Ayodhya-Babri Masjid land dispute. On Friday,...
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Diluting A Woman’s Weapon?

The apex court’s direction in a dowry/violence case calling for civil society’s intervention before using a stringent statute of the IPC on the basis...
Forged Orders: Hoodwinking the Police

Forged Orders: Hoodwinking the Police

Above Illustration: Anthony Lawrence Several shocking cases have come to light in which legal orders have been forged to fool the police. The only way...
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Allahabad HC stays transfer of many police officers

The Allahabad High Court on Wednesday (July 19) stayed the transfer orders of several senior UP police officers. The transfers were ordered by UP Chief Minister...
9 more judges for Allahabad HC

9 more judges for Allahabad HC

Above: Allahabad High Court The Allahabad High Court on Thursday (July 6) appointed nine additional judges. They have all been district level Judges/officers. The new judges appointed are:...
Custodial deaths: Govt lack of concern irks Allahabad HC

Custodial deaths: Govt lack of concern irks Allahabad HC

Above: Allahabad High Court On a PIL filed by Vinay Kumar Pandey to prevent deaths in police custody, the Allahabad High Court had asked...
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Abuse of children: Allahabad HC orders arrest of home principal

Minor children in Rangpura Shelter Home in the Phaphmau area of ​​Allahabad have been harassed and abused. This case came up for hearing before...
Disqualified AIADMK legislators: SC appoints a third judge to break deadlock

Another lawyer’s name for judgeship put on hold by SC Collegium

Above: Supreme Court of India (Photo: Anil Shakya) Another name sent up to the government by the Supreme Court Collegium for consideration for judgeship has...
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Yogi sacks Waqf board members, Allahabad HC reinstates

After Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Adityanath Yogi had six members of the Shia Waqf Board sacked on charges of scams and irregularities in the...
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Allahabad HC Slaps Show-cause Notice on Special CBI Judge

The Allahabad High Court has issued a show-cause notice on Anil Kumar Jha, special judge of the CBI court in Ghaziabad, asking for an...
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Triple Talaq violates right to equality, says Allahabad High Court

Even as the legal validity of triple talaq will be examined by a constitution bench of the Supreme Court on May 11, the Allahabad...
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Was the SC justified on liquor ban near highways?

The Supreme Court recently did not relent on its December 2016 order banning sale of liquor within 500 metres of national and state highways,...
The slaughterhouse controversy was given to the new government on a platter. The UP CM gave it a political spin. Photo: UNI

Meatless in BJP’s UP

The problem of slaughterhouses was simmering long before the new government acted peremptorily in the matter. Now that it has dirtied its hands, it...
Hanuman Garhi in Ayodhya

Ayodhya: The Deity’s Domain

The Chief Justice has thrown the proverbial cat among the pigeons by his suggestion for negotiations between the two sides in the Ayodhya dispute....
Ayodhya dispute: Temple Tensions Rise Again

Ayodhya dispute: Temple Tensions Rise Again

The overwhelming victory of the BJP in the UP assembly elections fuels expectations that the party would use its electoral majority to build the...
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Crucial Babri case postponed again by Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on March 23 further postponed the contentious Babri Masjid demolition case which was to be heard on that day. The next...
Poorly treated waste water being released into the river. Photo: Rakesh Jaiswal

And Polluted Flows the Ganga…

Cleaning up the river has been a complete failure because of the total disregard of Supreme Court and NGT orders. The polluting tanneries in...
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Modi’s intriguing stance on Advani, Joshi and Bharti

The political overtones of the Babri Masjid case indicate rivalries and manoeuvres ~Parsa Venkateshwar Rao JrThe Modi government is actively pursuing the issue of...
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Judicial Nightmare

The Chief Justice of India has once again highlighted the paucity of judges and the delay in filling the vacancies as over 22 lakh...
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Can Judges Get Blanket Protection? 

While the Judges Protection Act of 1985 gives protection to judges for acts done during the discharge of their duties, they are also made...
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Judges’ appointment: CJI expresses worry

At a time when pendency of cases has become a cause of concern, media reports recently quoted the Chief Justice of India as having...
Judiciary’s efforts to reduce backlog

Judiciary’s efforts to reduce backlog

Pendency of cases is a major issue with the judiciary in India and attempts have been made to address the problem by the courts,...

Kerala church held guilty for denying burial

By Mary Mitzy Earlier this year, a Munsiff Court of Erattupetta, Kerala, slapped a fine on the East Kerala Diocese Bishop, KG Daniel, and Vicar...

UP moots a proposal on case pendency, Takes up “witness” issues

The courts in Uttar Pradesh are bogged down by pending cases. The figures are distressing and alarming, to say the least. By Khurram Nizami and...

PIL seeking CBI probe in Mathura violence unjustified: SC

The Supreme Court has quashed a petition seeking CBI investigation into the Jawahar Bagh violence in Mathura on June 2 in which 29 people,...

Supreme Court allows those who have cleared B.Ed to apply for shiksha mitra in...

The Supreme Court today directed all those who have cleared their B.Ed to apply for the post of Shiksha Mitra in Uttar Pradesh. The bench...

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High Court must record reason for granting bail: SC

The Supreme Court on 29th July, has reiterated the requirements for a judgment on bail petition. Court has demanded that all bail applications, must...
A slum-dweller rests amid the rubble of her home, demolished by the authorities in Delhi/Photo: UNI

Housing for the Impoverished: A Basic Human Right

Above: A slum-dweller rests amid the rubble of her home, demolished by the authorities in Delhi/Photo: UNI The Allahabad HC has done well to reiterate...
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Allahabad HC directs UP Police to ensure protection to eloped couple Sakshi Mishra and...

The Allahabad High Court on Monday directed the UP Police to ensure protection to Sakshi Mishra and her husband Ajitesh who had eloped and...
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Daughter of BJP MLA who alleged life threat from father moves Allahabad HC seeking...

Sakshi Misra, daughter of Bareilly MLA Rajesh Misra who alleged life threat to her and his husband moved Allahabad High Court seeking protection on...
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Allahabad HC judge writes letter to PM Modi alleging nepotism, casteism in appointment of...

An Allahabad High Court judge Justice Ranganath Pandey has written a letter (see below) to Prime Minister Narendra Modi alleging nepotism and casteism in...
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Judiciary & The Executive: A Conjoint Demosprudence?

Above: Supreme Court/Photo: Anil Shakya The two wheels of the Constitution, Judiciary & The Executive should run smoothly together lest they threaten other structures of...
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SC tells petitioner seeking inquiry into murder of Darwesh Singh Yadav to approach Allahabad...

The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed petitioner seeking CBI inquiry into the murder of Darwesh Singh Yadav, who was shot dead inside Agra court...
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Allahabad HC issues advisory, tells staff to respect judges

The Allahabad High Court registry on Tuesday issued a circular (see below) to the officials of the court to pay respect to the judges. The...
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Can Ayodhya dispute be sent for court-monitored mediation: SC reserves verdict

Justices SA Bobde and DY Chandrachud differ in open court on whether mediation outcome will be binding on the community at large The Supreme Court,...
Babri Masjid-Ram Janmabhoomi dispute

SC to decide tomorrow whether to order court-monitored mediation in Ayodhya land dispute

Constitution Bench had indicated its desire to try one last attempt at mediation for resolving the Babri Masjid-Ram Janmabhoomi title suit The five-judge Constitution Bench...
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Action packed day in SC tomorrow; Ayodhya title suit, Article 35A and Rafale review...

Constitution bench to hear Ayodhya title suit, Rafale review petition, Article 35A pleas also in Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi’s court The Supreme Court is, on...
Ram Mandir-Babri Masjid title dispute

SC’s constitution bench to resume Ayodhya hearing on February 26

New five judge bench, including Justice S Abdul Nazeer, constituted by Chief Justice after Justice UU Lalit recused from hearing the case The Supreme Court’s...
Allahabad High Court

Allahabad HC to get 11 new Additional Judges

The Allahabad High Court will soon get 11 new Additional Judges. The Supreme Court Collegium has sent its recommendation to the Central Government on...
People at a “Dharma Sabha” organised by the VHP in Ayodhya for the Ram temple/Photo: UNI

Ayodhya Dispute: Poll Vault

Above: People at a “Dharma Sabha” organised by the VHP in Ayodhya for the Ram temple/Photo: UNI As the centre moves a plea seeking transfer...
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Allahabad HC to hear plea demanding ban on unification of two streams of Ganga...

A plea has been filed in Allahabad High Court demanding a ban on the natural two streams of Ganga being united in the Kumbh...
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Allahabad HC Stays HRD Ministry Order, Gives Go Ahead To Recruitment In Universities

The Allahabad High Court has stayed the order issued by the Ministry of Human Resources Development, Department of Higher Education in July this year...
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The Case For A High Court Bench At Meerut

  ~By Rajendra Singh Jani It is surprising that in spite of Uttar Pradesh being the “rape and crime capital of India” as rightly said by...
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We need judges to functions; we will make state govts responsible: CJI Ranjan Gogoi

Hearing case related to delay in filling vacancies for judges, Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi directs State of UP to fill all vacancies in high...
Apex court admits CBI plea in Aarushi-Hemraj murder case

Apex court admits CBI plea in Aarushi-Hemraj murder case

Above:  Rajesh Talwar and Nupur Talwar coming out of the Dasna jail after being acquitted (file pic)/Photo: Anil Shakya The Supreme Court on Friday (August...
Allahabad High Court

Complaints received; govt sends back names of 2 lawyers recommended for elevation as judges

The government has sent back to the Supreme Court Collegium names of two advocates of the Allahabad High Court that had been recommended by...
The Allahabad High Court

Appointment of judges: Turf War Intensifies

Above: The Allahabad High Court has 92 judges and 68 vacancies The sending back of files relating to judges of the Allahabad High Court by...
Allahabad HC to Allahabad University: Explain the “rationale” behind “Academic Performance Index” for “appointment” of Assistant Professors

Allahabad HC to Allahabad University: Explain the “rationale” behind “Academic Performance Index” for “appointment”...

Above: Allahabad HC (file picture) The Allahabad HC on Thursday (June 28) asked the Allahabad University to explain the rationale behind the introduction of...
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Allahabad HC asks govt, agencies to explain mass tree-felling in Allahabad

The Allahabad High Court on Tuesday (June 26) sought replies from Centre, UP government, Pollution Control Board and local bodies on the indiscriminate cutting...
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Cancer deaths due to pollution in Ramganga river: Allahabad HC seeks replies from DM,...

Above: Allahabad HC   The Allahabad High Court on Monday (June 25) sought replies from District Magistrate, Bareilly, Chief Medical Officer, Bareilly and Pollution Control...
Litigants cool their heels outside Tis Hazari Courts in Delhi ahead of their hearings/Photo: Anil Shakya

Access to Justice: Revolutionary Road

Above: Litigants cool their heels outside Tis Hazari Courts in Delhi ahead of their hearings/Photo: Anil Shakya  The Supreme Court has taken all kinds...
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Destruction of Ancient Kali Mandir/Shani Mandir: Allahabad HC to hear the matter on July...

The Allahabad High Court on Friday (June 22) said that it will hear the plea seeking a stop on the destruction of ancient Kali...
Allahabad HC refuses to interfere in the suspension order of education officer accused of corruption

Allahabad HC refuses to interfere in the suspension order of education officer accused of...

 The Allahabad High Court on Friday (June 22) refused to interfere in the suspension order of Vijay Shankar Mishra, Assistant Director, Basic Education, Varanasi...
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Use of Polythene during Prayag Kumbh: Allahabad HC raps District Collector, Municipal Commissioner and...

The Allahabad High Court has sought detailed information from Allahabad District Collector, Municipal Commissioner and Pollution Control Board on what steps have been taken...
Appeal to hear case on marital rape goes to SC

Mains examination of UPPSC will be held as scheduled on June 18, says apex...

The apex court on Thursday (June 14) refused to stay the June 18, mains examination of Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission (UPPSC). The court also...
Allahabad HC asks UP govt why minimum wages aren’t paid to forest dept daily wage earners

Allahabad HC asks UP govt why minimum wages aren’t paid to forest dept daily...

Above: Allahabad High Court Acting on the plea seeking implementation of minimum wages for daily wage earners in the forest department of Uttar Pradesh,...
3 mass murder accused to hang

3 mass murder accused to hang

The Allahabad High Court has pronounced death sentence for 3 accused. Those sentenced were Moin, Jacob, and Sajid. Six members of a particular family, including...

New CJ for Punjab and Haryana HC

Allahabad High Court’s Justice Krishna Murari has been appointed as the Chief Justice of the Punjab and Haryana High Court. The transfer order (see below),...
Unnao rape case

Unnao rape case: CBI submits progress report

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Wednesday (May 30) submitted its progress report on the infamous Unnao rape case to the Allahabad High Court bench...
India Legal show: Ensuring Citizen Charter is the collective responsibility, say panelists

India Legal show: Ensuring Citizen Charter is the collective responsibility, say panelists

The latest edition of the India Legal show discussed the ‘Citizen Charter and Transparency’. The show deliberated on whether Citizen Charter was just on...
Uttar Pradesh Judicial Service Exams: Testing Times?

Uttar Pradesh Judicial Service Exams: Testing Times?

Another Judiciary-Executive tussle has erupted, this time over the conduct of exams for subordinate judiciary in Uttar Pradesh ~By India Legal Bureau In another spat...
BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Senger accused in a rape case outside the office of the Senior Superintendent of Police, in Lucknow (file pic)/ Photo: UNI

Allahabad HC to CBI: File report that impartial investigation is going on in Unnao...

Above: BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Senger accused in a rape case outside the office of the Senior Superintendent of Police, in Lucknow (file pic)/...
Mosque within Allahabad HC premises: New land to be found before demolition, says SC

Mosque within Allahabad HC premises: New land to be found before demolition, says SC

Above: Allahabad High Court The Uttar Pradesh Sunni Central Waqf Board has moved the Supreme Court against the Allahabad High Court’s judgment which had directed...
Official Bungalows: VVIP Squatters

Official Bungalows: VVIP Squatters

Above: The bungalow occupied by ex-CM Akhilesh Yadav The Supreme Court has denied government accommodation to former public servants as it says that these belong...
Dr Kafeel Ahmed Khan

SCAPEGOAT!

Above: Dr Kafeel Ahmed Khan A hero who saved many lives, Dr Kafeel Ahmed Khan was sought to be painted as a villain by the...
Prajapati bail matter scheduled for May 10

Prajapati bail matter scheduled for May 10

Above: Gayatri Prajapati (file pic) The Supreme Court on Thursday (May 4) dealing with bail matter of former UP Minister Gayatri Prajapati was informed by...
Accused Kuldeep Singh Sengar (file pic)Photo UNI

Unnao rape case: Allahabad HC not happy with progress made by CBI

Above: Accused Kuldeep Singh Sengar (file pic)/Photo: UNI    As the Allahabad High Court began its hearing of the Unnao rape case on Wednesday (May...
Death Penalty for Child Rapists: Free of Guilt

Death Penalty for Child Rapists: Free of Guilt

As experience has shown that child rapists are often free of remorse for their heinous act, will the death penalty serve any purpose? ~By Abhishek...
Building violation case: Amicus in SC suggests take money, pay home loan and surrender documents

Building violation case: Amicus in SC suggests take money, pay home loan and surrender...

In a case of builders Supertech Ltd planning and building extra residential towers in a plot by which, as per current residents of other...

Unnao rape case: Allahabad High Court CJ tears into state advocate general for avoiding...

Above: (Left) Allahabad High Court Chief Justice D B Bhosale; (right) Uttar Prdaesh Advocate General Raghavendra Singh The bench threatened that if arrest was not...
Benches for High Courts: Walk the Talk

Walk the Talk

Above: Allahabad High Court lawyers protesting against the demand of their counterparts from western UP for a separate bench/Photo: dnaindia.com Despite promises by the political...
Making Justice Accessible: No Constitutional Bar on More Benches

No Constitutional Bar on More Benches

UP lawyers demanding a western bench of the Allahabad High Court, in New Delhi. Photo: Anil Shakya Though the demand for more High Court benches...
Unnao rape case: Allahabad HC asks for progress report; says it will monitor the probe

Unnao rape case: Allahabad HC asks for progress report; says it will monitor the...

Above: BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Senger accused in a rape case outside the office of the Senior Superintendent of Police, in Lucknow on Wednesday...
BJP MLA from Unnao Kuldip Singh Sengar, facing rape charges,arrived at the Chief Ministers office, in Lucknow on Monday/Photo: UNI

Unnao rape case: Allahabad HC to pronounce verdict at 2pm today

Above: BJP MLA from Unnao Kuldip Singh Sengar, facing rape charges,arrived at the Chief Ministers office,  in Lucknow on Monday/Photo: UNI The Allahabad High Court...
Unnao rape case: Allahabad HC reserves verdict; final judgment tomorrow

Unnao rape case: Allahabad HC reserves verdict; final judgment tomorrow

Above: BJP MLA from Unnao Kuldip Singh Sengar, facing rape charges,arrived at the Chief Ministers office,  in Lucknow on Monday/Photo: UNI The Allahabad High...
Appeal to hear case on marital rape goes to SC

Petition challenging CJI’s master of roster role dismissed by SC

The Supreme Court bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud on Wednesday (April 11) threw out a petition by...
Mukhtar Ansari of the Bahujan Samaj Party who is in jail was barred from voting in recent Rajya Sabha elections

Barred from Voting Too

Above: Mukhtar Ansari of the Bahujan Samaj Party who is in jail was barred from voting in recent Rajya Sabha elections In a first case...
Lokayukta Comes Under Act

Lokayukta Comes Under Act

Above: The Allahabad High Court/Photo Courtesy: Wikimedia.org In a tough stand, the Allahabad High Court has struck down a UP Vigilance Department order which tried...
Curtailing Recruitment in Universities: An Unfair World

An Unfair World

Above: The SC/ST students of Banaras Hindu University on a protest agitation/Photo: UNI A new University Grants Commission order will reduce representation of Scheduled Castes,...
President Ram Nath Kovind with Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra; (inset) Justice SN Shukla of the Allahabad High Court/Photo courtesy: PIB and Allahabad High Court

Allahabad HC’s Justice Shukla digs in his heels, ball now in President Kovind’s court

Above: President Ram Nath Kovind with Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra; (inset) Justice SN Shukla of the Allahabad High Court/Photo courtesy: PIB and...
Students protesting on the Jawaharlal Nehru University campus in 2016. Photo: Anil Shakya

Withdrawal of Resources: Lessons of Funds Crunch

Above: Students protesting on the Jawaharlal Nehru University campus in 2016. Photo: Anil Shakya The student unrest across university campuses is due to a resource...
Firecracker ban case returns to SC, more studies needed, agrees bench

Centre moves 9 additional judges to permanent judge posts in Allahabad, Kerala High Courts

Above: Supreme Court The Central government has appointed nine additional judges from the High Courts of Allahabad and Kerala as permanent judges. From the Allahabad High...
Criminal candidates: SC rules criminal matters pending must be mentioned in bold letter in election form

SC collegium of three judges recommends names for permament judges at Allahabad HC

The three seniormost judges’ collegium of the Supreme Court has recommended Justices Ashok Kumar, Vivek Chaudhary, Saumitra Dayal Singh, and Akhilesh Chandra Sharma (See the notification...
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Collegium recommends making 37 additional judges in 5 high courts permanent

The Supreme Court Collegium of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices J Chelameswar and Ranjan Gogoi has unanimously recommended to the Centre to appoint...
Allahabad HC asks UP govt why minimum wages aren’t paid to forest dept daily wage earners

19 junior judges and judicial officers promoted by Allahabad High Court

The Allahabad High Court administration has changed the jurisdiction of Judge Khafifa (small cause court), Civil Judge (Senior Division), CJM, Additional Civil Judge (senior...
PIL on Meerut mayor not respecting Vande Mataram dismissed by Allahabad HC

PIL on Meerut mayor not respecting Vande Mataram dismissed by Allahabad HC

The Allahabad High Court on Wednesday (February 14) dismissed a PIL seeking directions to be given to Meerut Mayor Sunita Verma to show respect when the...
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DND promoters fail again at the top court

The Noida Toll Bridge Company Ltd. on Tuesday (February 13) lost its appeal at the Supreme Court against the Federation of Noida Residents Welfare...
(Left) Allahabad High Court and (right) Supreme Court

Aarushi verdict: Ex-CBI judge moves SC against “disparaging remarks” against him by Allahabad HC...

Above: (Left) Allahabad High Court and (right) Supreme Court    Retired special CBI judge Shyam Lal has moved the Supreme Court against what he has...
Pendency of criminal pleas: Judges' vacancies also responsible for low disposal rate of criminal appeals, submits amicus

Pendency of criminal pleas: Judges’ vacancies also responsible for low disposal rate of criminal...

The Supreme Court on Tuesday (February 6) dealing with a petitioner’s bail plea pending in the Allahabad High Court (which has not been even...
Justice S N Shukla’s profile on the website of the Allahabad High Court

Justice S N Shukla found guilty of impropriety, stripped of judicial work

The chief justice of the Allahabad high court has reportedly withdrawn all the judicial work from Justice Shri Narayan Shukla, who has reportedly been...
Surender Kohli, picture courtesy Bharatkhabar.com

Nithari murder convict Kohli files jail appeal against death sentence

Above: Surender Kohli, picture courtesy Bharatkhabar.com Surender Kohli, accused in Nithari multiple murder case has filed a jail appeal at the Allahabad High Court against...
Allahabad HC wants to know why LT grade teachers are teaching in primary and secondary schools

Allahabad HC wants to know why LT grade teachers are teaching in primary and...

Above: Allahabad High Court The Allahabad High Court on Monday (January 15) has asked the Education Department, Uttar Pradesh and the state government to respond...

Allahabad HC asks why appointments made at BHU without roster

Above: Allahabad High Court The Allahabad High Court on Monday (January 15) has sought replies from the Banaras Hindu University (BHU) and University Grants...
UPPSC goes to court against CBI probe

UPPSC goes to court against CBI probe

Above: UPPSC office The Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission has challenged the scrutiny of the CBI probe in court. The Central government had issued notification...
A mentally unstable patient (representative image). Photo courtesy: www.hrw.org

Mentally unstable patient discharged by hospital is untraceable; court hauls up superintendent

Above: A mentally unstable patient (representative image). Photo courtesy: www.hrw.org Allahabad High Court says hospital officer acted in a reckless and casual matter ~By Kunal Rao The...
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A wicked mind should not hope for justice, observes Allahabad HC

Above: Allahabad High Court The Allahabad High Court on Wednesday (December 27) dealing with the dismissal of a school teacher on the account of the...
Winning candidates rejoicing after the Allahabad High Court Bar Association results were announced on December 25.

I K Chaturvedi is Allahabad HC bar association president

Above: Winning candidates rejoicing after the Allahabad High Court Bar Association results were announced on December 25.  The Allahabad High Court Bar Association elections’ results...
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Large number of residential units on Yamuna banks shocks Allahabad HC

Above: Allahabad High Court The Allahabad High Court on Thursday (December 21) expressed shock over a survey report that said that 11,034 residential units...
Baba Ramdev/Photo Courtesy: Facebook.com

Contempt notice on Ramdev’s Patanjali

Above: Baba Ramdev/Photo Courtesy: Facebook.com   On August 31, an Allahabad High Court division bench of Justices Tarun Agarwala and Ashok Kumar had ordered that status...
Justice V P Vaish takes oath of office in Allahabad HC

Justice V P Vaish takes oath of office in Allahabad HC

Above: (Left) Justice Ved Prakash Vaish; (right) Allahabad High Court Justice Ved Prakash Vaish took oath of office on Monday (November 27) in the Allahabad...
SC clarifies: Civility is not dead

SC clarifies: Civility is not dead

Using abusive language over phone in a public place could be a crime, top court agrees with high court view In a society increasingly...
Google Doodle honours Cornelia Sorabji

Cornelia Sorabji, India’s pioneer woman lawyer

Above: Google Doodle honours Cornelia Sorabji Wednesday’s (November 15) Google doodle pays tribute to Cornelia Sorabji, the first woman advocate of India on her 151st...
Stray cattle on a busy road in Bhopal

Battle of Bovines

With the stray cow menace assuming alarming proportions and affecting the rural economy, the Madhya Pradesh government plans to amend the law so that...
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Punishment in Schools: A “Detention” Room for Students?

This controversial rule of some schools could well go against the Juvenile Justice Act and invite legal action ~By Sujit Bhar Schools and their rules have...
The Talwars walk out of Dasna Jail on October 16, three days after they were scheduled to be released from imprisonment. Picture: Anil Shakya

SHAMELESS CONTEMPT

Above: The Talwars walk out of Dasna Jail on October 16, three days after they were scheduled to be released from imprisonment. Picture: Anil...
Shyam Sunder Kaushal (right) is running a relentless campaign to seek justice for his daughter, Anjali (inset). Photo: Facebook

Celebratory Firing: A Father’s Tragic Fight…

A tea vendor who lost his daughter to such festivities appeals to the Court to ban them and fix liability for such incidents ~By Lilly...
Rajesh and Nupur Talwar coming out from Dasna jail. Photo: Anil Shakya

Rajesh and Nupur Talwar finally free

Above: Rajesh and Nupur Talwar coming out from Dasna jail. Photo: Anil Shakya Rajesh and Nupur Talwar were released from the Dasna Jail in...
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Aarushi Talwar Murder Case: Monumental Bungle

The Allahabad High Court’s acquittal of Nupur and Rajesh Talwar, the parents of murdered teenager Aarushi, exposes how investigating agencies and lower courts can...
A demonstration for the slain Aarushi Talwar (file picture). Photo: Anil Shakya

For the Talwars, this acquittal is the best of a bad situation

Above: A demonstration for the slain Aarushi Talwar (file picture). Photo: Anil Shakya ~By Sujit Bhar  How much does an acquittal on the basis of the benefit...
Aarushi murder case: Allahabad HC acquits Talwars via benefit of doubt

Aarushi murder case: Allahabad HC acquits Talwars via benefit of doubt

Above: Aarushi Talwar and her parents Nupur and Rajesh Talwar After nine years of a harrowing experience, with their only child, Aarushi (then 14), murdered,...
“Aarushi murder case saw some of the worst reportage from Indian media”

“Aarushi murder case saw some of the worst reportage from Indian media”

India Legal’s sister concern APN discussed the acquittal of Aarushi’s parents, Rajesh and Nupur Talwar by the Allahabad High Court on Thursday (October 12)....
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India Legal show: ‘There are many peculiarities in Hadiya-Shafin Jahan ‘Love Jihad’ case’

Above: Photo courtesy Bhavana Gaur The latest edition of India Legal show discussed the controversial Hadiya-Shafin Jahan ‘Love Jihad’ case. The show deliberated as...
Justice Ishrat Masroor Quddusi (inset) tried to help out the debarred Prasad Institute of Medical Sciences in Lucknow in return for money

UP Medical Colleges Scam: Judge in the Dock

Above: Justice Ishrat Masroor Quddusi (inset) tried to help out the debarred Prasad Institute of Medical Sciences in Lucknow in return for money A retired...
Industrial oxygen from BJP MLAs firm kills 3 in BHU hospital

Industrial oxygen from BJP MLAs firm kills 3 in BHU hospital

As if the Gorakhpur tragedy of 60-odd children dying due to lack of oxygen was not enough, it has come to light now that...
(L-R) Swami Vasudevanand and Swami Swaroopanand Saraswat

Allahabad HC rejects claims of both Swaroopanand and Vasudevanand as Shankaracharya of Jyothishpeetha

Above: (L-R) Swami Vasudevanand and Swami Swaroopanand Saraswati The Allahabad High Court’s division bench of Justices Sudhir Agrawal and KJ Thaker on Friday (September 22)...
(Left) Calcutta High Court and Allahabad High Court

Centre appoints additional judges for Allahabad and Calcutta high courts

Above: (Left) Calcutta High Court and Allahabad High Court  The government on September 19 appointed 25 additional judges for the high courts of Allahabad...
A grab of the State Level Judicial Officers’ Conference 2017 held in Lucknow. Courtesy APN

Allahabad High Court judges’ forum delves into lacunae in system, talks about changes

Above: A grab of the State Level Judicial Officers’ Conference 2017 held in Lucknow. Courtesy APN   A first-ever such gathering of judicial officers in...
Patients at Baba Raghav Das Medical College Hospital in Gorakhpur (file picture).Photo: UNI

Sealed reports on BRD College child deaths submitted to Allahabad HC

Above: Patients at Baba Raghav Das Medical College Hospital in Gorakhpur (file picture).Photo: UNI The Secretary of the State Legal Services Authority of Uttar...
SC blasts Centre for delaying tactics on Delhi environmental issues

SC directs Allahabad HC to appoint two observers for Ram Temple-Babri Masjid site

The Supreme Court bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices Ashok Bhushan and S Abdul Nazeer on Monday (September 11) directed that the Chief...
(L-R) Allahabad High Court; chief justice Dilip Babasaheb Bhosale

Allahabad High Court: March towards Transparency

Above: (L-R) Allahabad High Court; chief justice Dilip Babasaheb Bhosale In a significant move, the Court has ordered the installation of cameras to record proceedings...
Patanjali Yogpeeth in Haridwar. Photo: wikimedia

Baba Ramdev’s food park courts trouble

Above: Patanjali Yogpeeth in Haridwar. Photo: wikimedia Located in Greater Noida, it is under the scanner after many trees were felled without permission by Patanjali...
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Allahabad HC to hear 9 PILs on Gorakhpur child deaths on Sept. 12

Court orders state officials to submit investigation report The shockingly huge number deaths—121 on two instances—of children at Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Adityanath Yogi’s pet...
Perpetrators Must Pay

Perpetrators Must Pay

Once convicted of raping a minor, the accused must also pay economically for his crime and the Supreme Court must lay down the guidelines...
A busy district court in Gurgaon. Photo: Anil Shakya

Compulsory Retirement: Weeding Out Bad Apples

Above: A busy district court in Gurgaon. Photo: Anil Shakya Despite the shortage of judges in the country, many are being forcefully removed from service...
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India Legal show: Govt hospitals suffer from administrative negligence, not medical negligence, say panellists

The latest edition of the India Legal show discussed the present medical negligence scenario in India and who should be held responsible in cases...
India legal show discusses Babri Masjid-Ram Mandir title dispute

India legal show discusses Babri Masjid-Ram Mandir title dispute

Panellists express their views on the possible solution and wonder if the final SC verdict will be acceptable to all parties The Supreme Court recently...
RK Shrivas was suspended for staging a three-day dharna at the MP High Court.

Judges’ Complaints: Transfer Travails

Above: RK Shrivas was suspended for staging a three-day dharna at the MP High Court. In a surprising move, judges in some high courts are...
Ayodhya land dispute: SC to start hearings on December 5

Ayodhya land dispute: SC to start hearings on December 5

The Supreme Court on Friday (August 11) set December 5 as the day when it will start its hearings on the Ayodhya-Babri Masjid land dispute. On Friday,...
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Diluting A Woman’s Weapon?

The apex court’s direction in a dowry/violence case calling for civil society’s intervention before using a stringent statute of the IPC on the basis...
Forged Orders: Hoodwinking the Police

Forged Orders: Hoodwinking the Police

Above Illustration: Anthony Lawrence Several shocking cases have come to light in which legal orders have been forged to fool the police. The only way...
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Allahabad HC stays transfer of many police officers

The Allahabad High Court on Wednesday (July 19) stayed the transfer orders of several senior UP police officers. The transfers were ordered by UP Chief Minister...
9 more judges for Allahabad HC

9 more judges for Allahabad HC

Above: Allahabad High Court The Allahabad High Court on Thursday (July 6) appointed nine additional judges. They have all been district level Judges/officers. The new judges appointed are:...
Custodial deaths: Govt lack of concern irks Allahabad HC

Custodial deaths: Govt lack of concern irks Allahabad HC

Above: Allahabad High Court On a PIL filed by Vinay Kumar Pandey to prevent deaths in police custody, the Allahabad High Court had asked...
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Abuse of children: Allahabad HC orders arrest of home principal

Minor children in Rangpura Shelter Home in the Phaphmau area of ​​Allahabad have been harassed and abused. This case came up for hearing before...
Disqualified AIADMK legislators: SC appoints a third judge to break deadlock

Another lawyer’s name for judgeship put on hold by SC Collegium

Above: Supreme Court of India (Photo: Anil Shakya) Another name sent up to the government by the Supreme Court Collegium for consideration for judgeship has...
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Yogi sacks Waqf board members, Allahabad HC reinstates

After Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Adityanath Yogi had six members of the Shia Waqf Board sacked on charges of scams and irregularities in the...
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Allahabad HC Slaps Show-cause Notice on Special CBI Judge

The Allahabad High Court has issued a show-cause notice on Anil Kumar Jha, special judge of the CBI court in Ghaziabad, asking for an...
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Triple Talaq violates right to equality, says Allahabad High Court

Even as the legal validity of triple talaq will be examined by a constitution bench of the Supreme Court on May 11, the Allahabad...
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Was the SC justified on liquor ban near highways?

The Supreme Court recently did not relent on its December 2016 order banning sale of liquor within 500 metres of national and state highways,...
The slaughterhouse controversy was given to the new government on a platter. The UP CM gave it a political spin. Photo: UNI

Meatless in BJP’s UP

The problem of slaughterhouses was simmering long before the new government acted peremptorily in the matter. Now that it has dirtied its hands, it...
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Ayodhya: The Deity’s Domain

The Chief Justice has thrown the proverbial cat among the pigeons by his suggestion for negotiations between the two sides in the Ayodhya dispute....
Ayodhya dispute: Temple Tensions Rise Again

Ayodhya dispute: Temple Tensions Rise Again

The overwhelming victory of the BJP in the UP assembly elections fuels expectations that the party would use its electoral majority to build the...
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Crucial Babri case postponed again by Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on March 23 further postponed the contentious Babri Masjid demolition case which was to be heard on that day. The next...
Poorly treated waste water being released into the river. Photo: Rakesh Jaiswal

And Polluted Flows the Ganga…

Cleaning up the river has been a complete failure because of the total disregard of Supreme Court and NGT orders. The polluting tanneries in...
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Modi’s intriguing stance on Advani, Joshi and Bharti

The political overtones of the Babri Masjid case indicate rivalries and manoeuvres ~Parsa Venkateshwar Rao JrThe Modi government is actively pursuing the issue of...
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Judicial Nightmare

The Chief Justice of India has once again highlighted the paucity of judges and the delay in filling the vacancies as over 22 lakh...
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Can Judges Get Blanket Protection? 

While the Judges Protection Act of 1985 gives protection to judges for acts done during the discharge of their duties, they are also made...
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Judges’ appointment: CJI expresses worry

At a time when pendency of cases has become a cause of concern, media reports recently quoted the Chief Justice of India as having...
Judiciary’s efforts to reduce backlog

Judiciary’s efforts to reduce backlog

Pendency of cases is a major issue with the judiciary in India and attempts have been made to address the problem by the courts,...

Kerala church held guilty for denying burial

By Mary Mitzy Earlier this year, a Munsiff Court of Erattupetta, Kerala, slapped a fine on the East Kerala Diocese Bishop, KG Daniel, and Vicar...

UP moots a proposal on case pendency, Takes up “witness” issues

The courts in Uttar Pradesh are bogged down by pending cases. The figures are distressing and alarming, to say the least. By Khurram Nizami and...

PIL seeking CBI probe in Mathura violence unjustified: SC

The Supreme Court has quashed a petition seeking CBI investigation into the Jawahar Bagh violence in Mathura on June 2 in which 29 people,...

Supreme Court allows those who have cleared B.Ed to apply for shiksha mitra in...

The Supreme Court today directed all those who have cleared their B.Ed to apply for the post of Shiksha Mitra in Uttar Pradesh. The bench...

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