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NRI suicide in Kerala: Fatal Denial

The Kerala High Court registered a suo motu case after an NRI businessman committed suicide allegedly because he was denied clearances for a convention centre he...
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Kerala HC Registers Suo Moto Case On Suicide of NRI Businessman

The Kerala High Court has registered a suo moto case in the incident in which a 49-year-old NRI businessman in Kerala reportedly took his...
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan launching the Masala bonds at the London Stock Exchange/Photo: lseg.com

Cleared For Takeoff

Above: Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan launching the Masala bonds at the London Stock Exchange/Photo: lseg.com The Kerala High Court is convinced of the bona...
Kerala HC, has allowed advocates to appear without black coat and gown in lower courts during summer

Dressing Down

Above: Kerala HC, has allowed advocates to appear without black coat and gown in lower courts during summer In an interesting case, an advocate of...
SC Collegium Recommends Justice P R Ramachandra Menon of Kerala HC As Chattisgarh Chief Justice

SC Collegium Recommends Justice P R Ramachandra Menon of Kerala HC As Chattisgarh Chief...

The Supreme Court Collegium has recommended that Justice P R Ramachandra Menon, Justdge of the Kerala High Court be appointed as Chief Justice of...
HC Appointed Amicus Curiae’s Report on Floods Leaves Kerala Govt Red Faced

HC Appointed Amicus Curiae’s Report on Floods Leaves Kerala Govt Red Faced

The Kerala High Court appointed amicus curiae has squarely blamed the state governmnent’s dam management policy for the devastating floods that struck large parts...
Arnab Goswami, Photo: UNI

Merchant of Venom

A Kerala court has summoned Arnab Goswami for his disparaging remarks against the people of the state during a talk show held in the...
Kerala HC initiates suo motu PIL on growing drug abuse in state

Kerala HC initiates suo motu PIL on growing drug abuse in state

Taking a strong note on the growing drug abuse, the Kerala High Court has initiated a suo motu PIL and sought response from Centre...
Malayalam film actor Dileep

Are Your Trying To Delay Trial In Assault Case, Kerala HC Asks Actor Dileep

The Kerala High Court has come down heavily on Malayalam film actor Dileep, an accused in a rape case of a film actress for...
Kerala High Court

Ignorance Of Law Is No Defence, Kerala HC Tells Congress Leaders

The Kerala High Court has told prominent Congress leaders in the state that ignorance of the law is no defence while rejecting their contention...
United Trade Union Congress activists on a strike in Thiruvananthapuram /Photo: UNI

Paying the Price

Above: United Trade Union Congress activists on a strike in Thiruvananthapuram /Photo: UNI By asking the state youth Congress chief to cough up the cost...
Kerala High Court

Paid Leave For Going On Strike: Kerala High Court Stays Government Order

The Kerala High Court has stayed the state government decision to pay salary to the government staff who took part in the two-day all-India...
Justice VG Arun taking the oath of office in the Kerala High Court/Photo: SNS

Bench Proposes, Ministry Disposes

Above: Justice VG Arun taking the oath of office in the Kerala High Court/Photo: SNS Exhibiting its resolve to appoint an advocate it had proposed...
Kerala High Court

Four In A Row: Yet Another Kerala HC Bench Recuses On Church Row

Yet another bench of the Kerala High Court—the fourth so far—has withdrawn from hearing the Piravom Church dispute case. A bench led by Justice...
Release of Prisoners: Back to Jail?

Release of Prisoners: Back to Jail?

Above: Representative image/ Photo: Anil Shakya The Kerala High Court has quashed the premature release of 209 prisoners by the state government as it found...

Zero Tolerance

Above: Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan is being blamed for curtailing media freedom in Kerala/Photo: UNI Courts in Kerala have stepped in as saviours in several...
Kerala High Court

No CBI Probe Into Actress Attack Case, Kerala HC Tells Actor Dileep

The Kerala High Court has rejected a petition filed by Malayalam actor Dileep seeking a CBI probe into the attack on an actress in...
Sabarimala Temple

No Woman Yet, But Four Transgenders Make It To Sabarimala

No woman may have been able to visit Sabarimala and pray at the Lord Ayyappa temple despite the Supreme Court decreeing that they be...
A Palakkad woman, Badrunissa, changed the contents of a Kerala High Court order in a property dispute

Views Expressed On Social Media No Ground For Suspension: Kerala HC

The Kerala High Court has held that no one could be prevented from expressing views merely because he/she was an employee of an organization....

Sabarimala: The Economic Cost

A three-member panel appointed by the High Court visited the temple and examined facilities, and questioned the police on the restrictions imposed there which...

Piravom Church Dispute: Double Standards

Above: Syrian Orthodox Church Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II (centre) met Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan (in white) regarding the church case/Photo: UNI The Marxist-led government is...
Sabarimala Temple

Kerala HC Appointed Observer Panel To Visit Sabarimala Today

The Kerala High Court appointed three member committee of observers  for Sabarimala have made it clear that they will not interfere in matters relating...
Section 144 At Sabarimala To End Tonight, Likely Extension As Tension Continues

HC Appointed Sabarimala Observers Panel To Start Work Tomorrow

The three member observers panel appointed by the Kerala High Court to oversee and ensure that pilgrimage season passes off peacefully will have its...
A Palakkad woman, Badrunissa, changed the contents of a Kerala High Court order in a property dispute

Make Fresh Appraisals of Newly Chosen SPPs, Kerala HC To District Judges

The Kerala High Court  has directed  three district judges to make a fresh appraisals of three persons selected for the post of Special Public...
Sabarimala Temple No Place For Protests, Demonstrations: Kerala HC

Sabarimala Temple No Place For Protests, Demonstrations: Kerala HC

The Kerala High Court  has held that the Sabarimala temple and its surroundings cannot be turned into a protest venue and banned all demonstrations...

For Want Of Written Order from SC, Kerala MLA Loses Assembly Seat

The 140 member Kerala assembly is one member less with the legislative secretariat announcing that KM Shaji, a Muslim League MLA from the Azhikode...
Sabarimala Temple

Can Reserve Two Days Exclusively For Women, Kerala Govt Tells HC

The Kerala government has submitted to the High Court that it was willing to reserve two days during the ongoing pilgrim season exclusively for...
Kerala High Court

High Court says remove restrictions, police want them In place

Despite the Kerala High Court ordering the state government to remove all restrictions placed on devotees trekking to the Sabarimala temple, the latter is...
Kerala High Court

DNA Test: Science Over Law

The Kerala High Court has said that before seeking direction to conduct a DNA test, the petitioner must make the affected person a party...

Kerala MLA’s Disqualification: Code of Misconduct

Above: The Kerala High Court has allowed KM Shazi (left) to appeal against its verdict in the Supreme Court; Petitioner M Nikesh Kumar The Kerala...

Kerala HC Annuls Appointment Of MLA’s Wife As Asst Professor

The Kerala High Court has set aside the appointment of the wife of a CPI (M) MLA to the post of Assistant Professor on...

Bar Bribery Case: Bar Brawl Without End

Above: VS Achuthanandan has taken on the corrupt, both inside and outside his party/Photo: Praveenp/wikimedia.org The Kerala High Court order in the matter is a...
Kerala HC: Before seeking a direction to conduct DNA test to prove the paternity, the petitioner has to implead the child as a party

Kerala HC: Before seeking a direction to conduct DNA test to prove the paternity,...

~By Shaheen Parween The Kerala High Court has held that “the court cannot direct DNA or any such test without hearing the person affected irrespective...

Kerala Police Book State BJP Chief For Trying To Instigate Contempt of Court

The Kerala Police have registered a case on Thursday against BJP State president PS Sreedharan Pillai for his controversial speech on Sabarimala. He was...
Kerala HC Disqualifies Muslim League MLA For Making Communal Appeal

Kerala HC Disqualifies Muslim League MLA For Communal Campaign

The Kerala High Court on Friday (Nov 9) disqualified Kerala MLA KM Shaji of the Muslim League from the state assembly on grounds that...
Sabarimala: A Lull in the Tempest

Kerala HC Rejects Plea Seeking Reduced Period Of Vow For Women At Sabarimala

The Kerala High Court has dismissed a petition that asked that women devotees who wished to pray at the Sabarimala temple be allowed observe...
Women Go To Sabarimala for 10 Secs Of TV Time: Minister Alphons

Women Go To Sabarimala for 10 Secs Of TV Time: Minister Alphons

Union Minister KJ Alphons has waded into familiar controversy territory when he said late Monday that the Muslim and Christian women who tried  but...
Supreme Court

SC Upholds Kerala HC Stay on “Salary Challenge”, Setback To State Govt

In a major embarrassment for the Kerala Government, the Supreme Court upheld a Kerala High Court order that stayed the government move to collect...
Kerala HC Expresses “Dissatisfaction” Over Plea Seeking Ban on Non Hindus entering Sabarimala

Kerala HC Expresses “Dissatisfaction” Over Plea Seeking Ban on Non Hindus entering Sabarimala

The Kerala High Court on Monday expressed dissatisfaction on the plea of BJP leader T G Mohandas seeking entry to Sabarimala Temple only for...
Kerala Govt Files Appeal In SC Against HC Stay on “Salary Challenge”

Kerala Govt Files Appeal In SC Against HC Stay on “Salary Challenge”

The Kerala government has filed an appeal in the Supreme Court against the state High Court’s stay order on the government’s contentious “salary challenge”. The...
Emotional Outbursts on Social Media Posts Are Part Of Free Speech: Kerala HC

Emotional Outbursts on Social Media Posts Are Part Of Free Speech: Kerala HC

The Kerala High Court  has stated that an employee who speaks out on social media something which is not inconsistent with the collective interest...
Sabarimala: Kerala HC asks State Govt to respond to Women Devotees’ Plea For Protection

Sabarimala: Kerala HC asks State Govt to respond to Women Devotees’ Plea For Protection

The Kerala High Court on Wednesday sought direction from the state government on a petition filed by four women seeking police protection for entering...
Sabarimala temple

Women Devotees Approach HC For Police Protection To Pray At Sabarimala

Four women devotees of Lord Ayyappa have filed an appeal in the Kerala High Court seeking police protection so that they can reach sabarimala...
High Courts are coming forward ensuring the protection & liberty of homosexual couples

High Courts are coming forward ensuring the protection & liberty of homosexual couples

~By Naved Ahmed Within weeks of the Supreme Court Judgment which decriminalized homosexuality, high courts around the country have been taking steps to ensure to...
Nun rape: Kerala HC grants bail to Bishop Franco Mulakkal

Nun rape: Kerala HC grants bail to Bishop Franco Mulakkal

Bishop Franco Mulakkal, who was arrested in September on charges of raping a nun repeatedly between 2014 and 2016, was granted bail by the...
Kerala HC rejects bail plea of rape accused Bishop

Kerala HC rejects bail plea of rape accused Bishop

Justice Raja Vijaya Raghavan dismissed the bail plea of bishop Franco Mulakkal holding that it was premature as the investigation was still progressing The Kerala...
Flex Boards, Hoardings: Going Overboard!

Flex Boards, Hoardings: Going Overboard!

Above: Flex boards on display at various points in Thiruvananthapuram city/Photos: Kaviyoor Santhosh The Kerala High Court has ordered that numerous illegal hoardings be removed...
Church Under Attack: Not in God’s Name

Church Under Attack: Not in God’s Name

Above: Franco Mulakkal is taken into custody by the Kerala Police after nuns in the state agitated on the streets/Photo: UNI India’s first rape-accused bishop...
College students preparing packets comprising essential items to be distributed to flood victims in Thiruvananthapuram/Photo: UNI

Flood Compensation: End To The Misery

Above: College students preparing packets comprising essential items to be distributed to flood victims in Thiruvananthapuram/Photo: UNI Amidst charges of misuse of flood disaster funds,...
Case against Kerala Police for inaction in Nun Rape incident

Case against Kerala Police for inaction in Nun Rape incident

The Kerala state Minority Rights Commission has registered a case against the police for allegedly trying to sabotage the case on the rape charges...
Kerala HC registers suo moto case to see if floods were man-made

Kerala HC registers suo moto case to see if floods were man-made

The Kerala High Court on Thursday (August 30) registered a suo motu case to examine whether the unprecedented floods that caused death and destruction...
SNC-Lavalin case: Ghosts of the Past

SNC-Lavalin case: Ghosts of the Past

Above: The SNC-Lavalin case has jolted Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan out of his comfort zone/Photo: UNI Just when everything seemed to be going right for...
Custodial Death Verdict: Justice at Last

Custodial Death Verdict: Justice at Last

Above: Policemen K Jithukumar (right) and SV Sreekumar For the first time ever, a court has awarded the death sentence to two policemen, sending a...
SC reserves judgement in ISRO spy case

SC reserves judgement in ISRO spy case

Above: S Nambi Narayanan (file pic) The apex court on Tuesday (July 10) reserved its judgement on a plea by former ISRO Scientist S...
Inside the Patna High Court record room. The apex court held that if reconstruction and retrial are not possible due to loss of basic records, the accused can be acquitted/Photo: Prashant Panjiar

Court Papers: Mystery of the Missing Files

Above: Inside the Patna High Court record room. The apex court held that if reconstruction and retrial are not possible due to loss of...
A protest against the hartal in Thiruvananthapuram/Photo: UNI

WhatsApp Hartal Call: A Dangerous Hoax

Above: A protest against the hartal in Thiruvananthapuram/Photo: UNI The Kerala High Court has cracked down on those who forwarded messages which spawned hartals  in...
Don’t meddle with CBSE

Don’t meddle with CBSE

Above: Children at the morning assembly of a private school in Kerala The new guidelines introduced by the Kerala government for schools under the Board...
ISRO spy case: SC orders inquiry to fix responsibility for falsely arresting scientist, destroying his career

ISRO spy case: SC orders inquiry to fix responsibility for falsely arresting scientist, destroying...

Above: Nambi Narayanan (file pic) In the famous case of former ISRO scientist Nambi Narayanan (now 76), who was falsely implicated and arrested on charges...
Jharkhand False Arrests and ban on organisations: Strong-arm Tactics

False Arrests: Strong-arm Tactics

In 2013, the government identified 128 groups as “front organisations” for the Maoists Courts have come out in support of those who have been implicated...
The Vijayan government’s appeal against the probe plea of murdered Congress worker Shuhaib’s family has left people baffled/Photo: UNI

Courting Controversy

Above: The Vijayan government’s appeal against the probe plea of murdered Congress worker Shuhaib’s  family has left people baffled/Photo: UNI The Left government in Kerala...
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...
A Blot on India’s Most Literate State

A Blot on India’s Most Literate State

Above: A photograph of 35-year-old Madhu taken just before he was beaten to death The lynching of a mentally unstable tribal in Attappadi in Kerala...

Tripping on the Road

Above: Narcotic substances recovered after a raid in Kochi, Kerala A petition wants the Kerala police to detect drivers using narcotics and book them under...
Kerala’s Dog Menace: The state in war with ‘man’s best friend’

Kerala’s Dog Menace: One Bite Too Many

Activists of the Youth Front (M) of Kerala Congress march through Kottayam demanding culling of dogs The state has witnessed many people being bitten and...
SC says Kerala High Court simply assumed that Hadiya was a vulnerable adult and decided to nullify her marriage

SC says Kerala High Court simply assumed that Hadiya was a vulnerable adult and...

CJI observes that test of a vulnerable adult was very subjective and that the law is “averse to subjective notions” The Supreme Court while hearing...
Thomas Chandy is accused of encroachment related to his Lake Palace Resort/Photo: t-ec.bstatic.com

A Case of Constant Recusals

Above: Thomas Chandy is accused of encroachment related to his Lake Palace Resort/Photo: t-ec.bstatic.com In a move that has raised many questions, some judges of...

SNC Lavalin case: Supreme Court issues notice to Kerala CM Vijayan

SC stays trial in the Rs 86 crore scam till further orders, admits the CBI’s appeal against discharge of Pinarayi Vijayan and others in...
The Kerala High Court had annulled the marriage of Hadiya (right) and Shefin Jahan.

A study: Two division benches of the same court, two decisions on similar cases

Above: The Kerala High Court had annulled the marriage of Hadiya (right) and Shefin Jahan. ‘Love Jihad’ has been an issue that has been manufactured...
Photo courtesy Bhavana Gaur

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...
Custodial death in the Kotkhai rape-murder case: SC refuses bail to accused as CBI is yet to frame charges against the accused

SC Collegium finally agrees to transparency, starts posting all moves on website

There has been too much talk about the opacity of the Supreme Court Collegium and the recent transfer and resignation of Justice Jayant Patel...
Devotees throng the shrine in Kerala hoping for a positive verdict

The God of Justice

Above: Devotees throng the shrine in Kerala hoping for a positive verdict  The cry for justice has led people to build shrines solely devoted to...
Photo: curriculum-magazine.com

Kerala: Minimum Travel, Maximum Schooling

The recent apex court ruling that children in the age group 10-14 years should not be expected to commute long distances to schools is...
Shafin Jahan (left) and Hadiya

SC appointed ex-judge refuses to oversee NIA probe into Hadiya case

Above: Shafin Jahan (left) and Hadiya The inter-religion marriage between Kerala’s Shafin Jahan and Hadiya (formerly a Hindu girl Akhila, who converted to Islam even...
Doubts are being raised as to why Akhila converted to Islam and married Shafin Jahan. Photos: shafinjahan.s/facebook

Hadiya case: Unholy Wedlock?

Above: Doubts are being raised as to why Akhila converted to Islam and married Shafin Jahan. Photos: shafinjahan.s/facebook With the Supreme Court handing over the...
Lifetime-ban on S Sreesanth

The Ball is in BCCI’s Court

With the ban on the cricketer lifted by the Kerala High Court, will the Board allow S Sreesanth to play competitive cricket? ~By Naveen Nair...

Akhila case reaches the Supreme Court

Above: Shafin Jahan (left) and wife Hadia. Image sourced from Jahan’s Facebook page A special leave petition has been filed in the Supreme Court, challenging...
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...
Kerala Liquor Policy: A Shot in the Arm

Kerala Liquor Policy: A Shot in the Arm

Above:Acquiring a temporary license for serving alcohol at celebrations such as marriages was costly. Photo: marryinaweek.com/blog The High Court has said that no license is...
Kerala High Court

Kerala High Court orders detention of Panama ship

The Kerala High Court has passed a directive for detention of the Panama cargo ship ‘Amber L’ which collided with an Indian fishing boat,...
Cattle sale ban: Kerala HC refuses to grant interim stay

Cattle sale ban: Kerala HC refuses to grant interim stay

The Kerala High Court on June 7 refused to grant an interim stay on the Union environment ministry’s notification on the sale of cattle...
Picture Credit: Anil Shakya

Anti-Cattle Slaughter Notification is Untenable, Say Panellists on India Legal show

The recent edition of India Legal show deliberated on the recent gazette notification, draft Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Regulation of Livestock Market) Rules,...
Kerala High court

Protests mount over Kerala HC’s decision to annul marriage of adults

When the girl converted to Islam and married her chosen one (a Muslim), her father ran to the court, branding the man an ISIS...
Lawyers protest at the Patiala House Courts in Delhi against the Advocates (Amendment) Bill, 2017. Photo: Anil Shakya

Madras HC’s amendments in Advocates Act will debar unruly lawyers from practising

~By Rajesh Kumar While the judges are the keepers of law, advocates act as the prime initiators. The two must act in unison if justice...
POCSO Act, a case for the age of innocence

POCSO Act, a case for the age of innocence

Keeping in mind the vulnerability of children, Parliament initiated a process and came up with the POCSO Act. It came into effect on November...
Five new chief justices appointed in high courts

Five new chief justices appointed in high courts

At a time when the stand-off continues between the executive and the judiciary over appointment of judges to the higher judiciary, a major development...
(L-R) Bombay High Court; Chief Justice Manjulla Chellur

Bombay HC gets a woman chief justice

Justice Manjulla Chellur took over as the new chief justice of the Bombay High Court on August 22. She is the second woman after...
Lawyers and journalists engage in fisticuffs at the Kerala High Court in Kochi

Black Robes Vs the Pen

Work came to stop in courts across Kerala as a confrontation between the press and the legal fraternity took an ugly turn. Finally, the...
Why Canon Law can’t grant divorce legally

Why Canon Law can’t grant divorce legally

While hearing Clarence Pais vs Union of India and Ors, the Supreme Court on Monday held that divorce decrees pronounced by ecclesiastical tribunals established...

No special privileges for pregnant students, says Kerala High Court

India Legal Bureau The Kerala High Court has ruled that there can be no ground for offering concession to pregnant students, as far as allowing...

Kerala High Court stays National Green Tribunal order on diesel vehicles

The Kerala High Court has stayed the order of the National Green Tribunal Circuit Bench, banning registration of diesel vehicles above 2000 cc engine...

Heat wave in Kerala: Child Rights Commission asks schools not to open

By Naveen Nair Following a State Child Rights Commission’s order, five district collectors in Kerala have issued a strict warning to schools in the state...
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Kerala polls: Ungodly Turf War

As the state goes to the polls in two months, political temperatures have shot up and even embroiled the judiciary. But strong judges have...

'kerala high court' - 92 News Results

Kerala High Court

NRI suicide in Kerala: Fatal Denial

The Kerala High Court registered a suo motu case after an NRI businessman committed suicide allegedly because he was denied clearances for a convention centre he...
Kerala High court

Kerala HC Registers Suo Moto Case On Suicide of NRI Businessman

The Kerala High Court has registered a suo moto case in the incident in which a 49-year-old NRI businessman in Kerala reportedly took his...
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan launching the Masala bonds at the London Stock Exchange/Photo: lseg.com

Cleared For Takeoff

Above: Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan launching the Masala bonds at the London Stock Exchange/Photo: lseg.com The Kerala High Court is convinced of the bona...
Kerala HC, has allowed advocates to appear without black coat and gown in lower courts during summer

Dressing Down

Above: Kerala HC, has allowed advocates to appear without black coat and gown in lower courts during summer In an interesting case, an advocate of...
SC Collegium Recommends Justice P R Ramachandra Menon of Kerala HC As Chattisgarh Chief Justice

SC Collegium Recommends Justice P R Ramachandra Menon of Kerala HC As Chattisgarh Chief...

The Supreme Court Collegium has recommended that Justice P R Ramachandra Menon, Justdge of the Kerala High Court be appointed as Chief Justice of...
HC Appointed Amicus Curiae’s Report on Floods Leaves Kerala Govt Red Faced

HC Appointed Amicus Curiae’s Report on Floods Leaves Kerala Govt Red Faced

The Kerala High Court appointed amicus curiae has squarely blamed the state governmnent’s dam management policy for the devastating floods that struck large parts...
Arnab Goswami, Photo: UNI

Merchant of Venom

A Kerala court has summoned Arnab Goswami for his disparaging remarks against the people of the state during a talk show held in the...
Kerala HC initiates suo motu PIL on growing drug abuse in state

Kerala HC initiates suo motu PIL on growing drug abuse in state

Taking a strong note on the growing drug abuse, the Kerala High Court has initiated a suo motu PIL and sought response from Centre...
Malayalam film actor Dileep

Are Your Trying To Delay Trial In Assault Case, Kerala HC Asks Actor Dileep

The Kerala High Court has come down heavily on Malayalam film actor Dileep, an accused in a rape case of a film actress for...
Kerala High Court

Ignorance Of Law Is No Defence, Kerala HC Tells Congress Leaders

The Kerala High Court has told prominent Congress leaders in the state that ignorance of the law is no defence while rejecting their contention...
United Trade Union Congress activists on a strike in Thiruvananthapuram /Photo: UNI

Paying the Price

Above: United Trade Union Congress activists on a strike in Thiruvananthapuram /Photo: UNI By asking the state youth Congress chief to cough up the cost...
Kerala High Court

Paid Leave For Going On Strike: Kerala High Court Stays Government Order

The Kerala High Court has stayed the state government decision to pay salary to the government staff who took part in the two-day all-India...
Justice VG Arun taking the oath of office in the Kerala High Court/Photo: SNS

Bench Proposes, Ministry Disposes

Above: Justice VG Arun taking the oath of office in the Kerala High Court/Photo: SNS Exhibiting its resolve to appoint an advocate it had proposed...
Kerala High Court

Four In A Row: Yet Another Kerala HC Bench Recuses On Church Row

Yet another bench of the Kerala High Court—the fourth so far—has withdrawn from hearing the Piravom Church dispute case. A bench led by Justice...
Release of Prisoners: Back to Jail?

Release of Prisoners: Back to Jail?

Above: Representative image/ Photo: Anil Shakya The Kerala High Court has quashed the premature release of 209 prisoners by the state government as it found...

Zero Tolerance

Above: Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan is being blamed for curtailing media freedom in Kerala/Photo: UNI Courts in Kerala have stepped in as saviours in several...
Kerala High Court

No CBI Probe Into Actress Attack Case, Kerala HC Tells Actor Dileep

The Kerala High Court has rejected a petition filed by Malayalam actor Dileep seeking a CBI probe into the attack on an actress in...
Sabarimala Temple

No Woman Yet, But Four Transgenders Make It To Sabarimala

No woman may have been able to visit Sabarimala and pray at the Lord Ayyappa temple despite the Supreme Court decreeing that they be...
A Palakkad woman, Badrunissa, changed the contents of a Kerala High Court order in a property dispute

Views Expressed On Social Media No Ground For Suspension: Kerala HC

The Kerala High Court has held that no one could be prevented from expressing views merely because he/she was an employee of an organization....

Sabarimala: The Economic Cost

A three-member panel appointed by the High Court visited the temple and examined facilities, and questioned the police on the restrictions imposed there which...

Piravom Church Dispute: Double Standards

Above: Syrian Orthodox Church Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II (centre) met Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan (in white) regarding the church case/Photo: UNI The Marxist-led government is...
Sabarimala Temple

Kerala HC Appointed Observer Panel To Visit Sabarimala Today

The Kerala High Court appointed three member committee of observers  for Sabarimala have made it clear that they will not interfere in matters relating...
Section 144 At Sabarimala To End Tonight, Likely Extension As Tension Continues

HC Appointed Sabarimala Observers Panel To Start Work Tomorrow

The three member observers panel appointed by the Kerala High Court to oversee and ensure that pilgrimage season passes off peacefully will have its...
A Palakkad woman, Badrunissa, changed the contents of a Kerala High Court order in a property dispute

Make Fresh Appraisals of Newly Chosen SPPs, Kerala HC To District Judges

The Kerala High Court  has directed  three district judges to make a fresh appraisals of three persons selected for the post of Special Public...
Sabarimala Temple No Place For Protests, Demonstrations: Kerala HC

Sabarimala Temple No Place For Protests, Demonstrations: Kerala HC

The Kerala High Court  has held that the Sabarimala temple and its surroundings cannot be turned into a protest venue and banned all demonstrations...

For Want Of Written Order from SC, Kerala MLA Loses Assembly Seat

The 140 member Kerala assembly is one member less with the legislative secretariat announcing that KM Shaji, a Muslim League MLA from the Azhikode...
Sabarimala Temple

Can Reserve Two Days Exclusively For Women, Kerala Govt Tells HC

The Kerala government has submitted to the High Court that it was willing to reserve two days during the ongoing pilgrim season exclusively for...
Kerala High Court

High Court says remove restrictions, police want them In place

Despite the Kerala High Court ordering the state government to remove all restrictions placed on devotees trekking to the Sabarimala temple, the latter is...
Kerala High Court

DNA Test: Science Over Law

The Kerala High Court has said that before seeking direction to conduct a DNA test, the petitioner must make the affected person a party...

Kerala MLA’s Disqualification: Code of Misconduct

Above: The Kerala High Court has allowed KM Shazi (left) to appeal against its verdict in the Supreme Court; Petitioner M Nikesh Kumar The Kerala...

Kerala HC Annuls Appointment Of MLA’s Wife As Asst Professor

The Kerala High Court has set aside the appointment of the wife of a CPI (M) MLA to the post of Assistant Professor on...

Bar Bribery Case: Bar Brawl Without End

Above: VS Achuthanandan has taken on the corrupt, both inside and outside his party/Photo: Praveenp/wikimedia.org The Kerala High Court order in the matter is a...
Kerala HC: Before seeking a direction to conduct DNA test to prove the paternity, the petitioner has to implead the child as a party

Kerala HC: Before seeking a direction to conduct DNA test to prove the paternity,...

~By Shaheen Parween The Kerala High Court has held that “the court cannot direct DNA or any such test without hearing the person affected irrespective...

Kerala Police Book State BJP Chief For Trying To Instigate Contempt of Court

The Kerala Police have registered a case on Thursday against BJP State president PS Sreedharan Pillai for his controversial speech on Sabarimala. He was...
Kerala HC Disqualifies Muslim League MLA For Making Communal Appeal

Kerala HC Disqualifies Muslim League MLA For Communal Campaign

The Kerala High Court on Friday (Nov 9) disqualified Kerala MLA KM Shaji of the Muslim League from the state assembly on grounds that...
Sabarimala: A Lull in the Tempest

Kerala HC Rejects Plea Seeking Reduced Period Of Vow For Women At Sabarimala

The Kerala High Court has dismissed a petition that asked that women devotees who wished to pray at the Sabarimala temple be allowed observe...
Women Go To Sabarimala for 10 Secs Of TV Time: Minister Alphons

Women Go To Sabarimala for 10 Secs Of TV Time: Minister Alphons

Union Minister KJ Alphons has waded into familiar controversy territory when he said late Monday that the Muslim and Christian women who tried  but...
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SC Upholds Kerala HC Stay on “Salary Challenge”, Setback To State Govt

In a major embarrassment for the Kerala Government, the Supreme Court upheld a Kerala High Court order that stayed the government move to collect...
Kerala HC Expresses “Dissatisfaction” Over Plea Seeking Ban on Non Hindus entering Sabarimala

Kerala HC Expresses “Dissatisfaction” Over Plea Seeking Ban on Non Hindus entering Sabarimala

The Kerala High Court on Monday expressed dissatisfaction on the plea of BJP leader T G Mohandas seeking entry to Sabarimala Temple only for...
Kerala Govt Files Appeal In SC Against HC Stay on “Salary Challenge”

Kerala Govt Files Appeal In SC Against HC Stay on “Salary Challenge”

The Kerala government has filed an appeal in the Supreme Court against the state High Court’s stay order on the government’s contentious “salary challenge”. The...
Emotional Outbursts on Social Media Posts Are Part Of Free Speech: Kerala HC

Emotional Outbursts on Social Media Posts Are Part Of Free Speech: Kerala HC

The Kerala High Court  has stated that an employee who speaks out on social media something which is not inconsistent with the collective interest...
Sabarimala: Kerala HC asks State Govt to respond to Women Devotees’ Plea For Protection

Sabarimala: Kerala HC asks State Govt to respond to Women Devotees’ Plea For Protection

The Kerala High Court on Wednesday sought direction from the state government on a petition filed by four women seeking police protection for entering...
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Women Devotees Approach HC For Police Protection To Pray At Sabarimala

Four women devotees of Lord Ayyappa have filed an appeal in the Kerala High Court seeking police protection so that they can reach sabarimala...
High Courts are coming forward ensuring the protection & liberty of homosexual couples

High Courts are coming forward ensuring the protection & liberty of homosexual couples

~By Naved Ahmed Within weeks of the Supreme Court Judgment which decriminalized homosexuality, high courts around the country have been taking steps to ensure to...
Nun rape: Kerala HC grants bail to Bishop Franco Mulakkal

Nun rape: Kerala HC grants bail to Bishop Franco Mulakkal

Bishop Franco Mulakkal, who was arrested in September on charges of raping a nun repeatedly between 2014 and 2016, was granted bail by the...
Kerala HC rejects bail plea of rape accused Bishop

Kerala HC rejects bail plea of rape accused Bishop

Justice Raja Vijaya Raghavan dismissed the bail plea of bishop Franco Mulakkal holding that it was premature as the investigation was still progressing The Kerala...
Flex Boards, Hoardings: Going Overboard!

Flex Boards, Hoardings: Going Overboard!

Above: Flex boards on display at various points in Thiruvananthapuram city/Photos: Kaviyoor Santhosh The Kerala High Court has ordered that numerous illegal hoardings be removed...
Church Under Attack: Not in God’s Name

Church Under Attack: Not in God’s Name

Above: Franco Mulakkal is taken into custody by the Kerala Police after nuns in the state agitated on the streets/Photo: UNI India’s first rape-accused bishop...
College students preparing packets comprising essential items to be distributed to flood victims in Thiruvananthapuram/Photo: UNI

Flood Compensation: End To The Misery

Above: College students preparing packets comprising essential items to be distributed to flood victims in Thiruvananthapuram/Photo: UNI Amidst charges of misuse of flood disaster funds,...
Case against Kerala Police for inaction in Nun Rape incident

Case against Kerala Police for inaction in Nun Rape incident

The Kerala state Minority Rights Commission has registered a case against the police for allegedly trying to sabotage the case on the rape charges...
Kerala HC registers suo moto case to see if floods were man-made

Kerala HC registers suo moto case to see if floods were man-made

The Kerala High Court on Thursday (August 30) registered a suo motu case to examine whether the unprecedented floods that caused death and destruction...
SNC-Lavalin case: Ghosts of the Past

SNC-Lavalin case: Ghosts of the Past

Above: The SNC-Lavalin case has jolted Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan out of his comfort zone/Photo: UNI Just when everything seemed to be going right for...
Custodial Death Verdict: Justice at Last

Custodial Death Verdict: Justice at Last

Above: Policemen K Jithukumar (right) and SV Sreekumar For the first time ever, a court has awarded the death sentence to two policemen, sending a...
SC reserves judgement in ISRO spy case

SC reserves judgement in ISRO spy case

Above: S Nambi Narayanan (file pic) The apex court on Tuesday (July 10) reserved its judgement on a plea by former ISRO Scientist S...
Inside the Patna High Court record room. The apex court held that if reconstruction and retrial are not possible due to loss of basic records, the accused can be acquitted/Photo: Prashant Panjiar

Court Papers: Mystery of the Missing Files

Above: Inside the Patna High Court record room. The apex court held that if reconstruction and retrial are not possible due to loss of...
A protest against the hartal in Thiruvananthapuram/Photo: UNI

WhatsApp Hartal Call: A Dangerous Hoax

Above: A protest against the hartal in Thiruvananthapuram/Photo: UNI The Kerala High Court has cracked down on those who forwarded messages which spawned hartals  in...
Don’t meddle with CBSE

Don’t meddle with CBSE

Above: Children at the morning assembly of a private school in Kerala The new guidelines introduced by the Kerala government for schools under the Board...
ISRO spy case: SC orders inquiry to fix responsibility for falsely arresting scientist, destroying his career

ISRO spy case: SC orders inquiry to fix responsibility for falsely arresting scientist, destroying...

Above: Nambi Narayanan (file pic) In the famous case of former ISRO scientist Nambi Narayanan (now 76), who was falsely implicated and arrested on charges...
Jharkhand False Arrests and ban on organisations: Strong-arm Tactics

False Arrests: Strong-arm Tactics

In 2013, the government identified 128 groups as “front organisations” for the Maoists Courts have come out in support of those who have been implicated...
The Vijayan government’s appeal against the probe plea of murdered Congress worker Shuhaib’s family has left people baffled/Photo: UNI

Courting Controversy

Above: The Vijayan government’s appeal against the probe plea of murdered Congress worker Shuhaib’s  family has left people baffled/Photo: UNI The Left government in Kerala...
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...
A Blot on India’s Most Literate State

A Blot on India’s Most Literate State

Above: A photograph of 35-year-old Madhu taken just before he was beaten to death The lynching of a mentally unstable tribal in Attappadi in Kerala...

Tripping on the Road

Above: Narcotic substances recovered after a raid in Kochi, Kerala A petition wants the Kerala police to detect drivers using narcotics and book them under...
Kerala’s Dog Menace: The state in war with ‘man’s best friend’

Kerala’s Dog Menace: One Bite Too Many

Activists of the Youth Front (M) of Kerala Congress march through Kottayam demanding culling of dogs The state has witnessed many people being bitten and...
SC says Kerala High Court simply assumed that Hadiya was a vulnerable adult and decided to nullify her marriage

SC says Kerala High Court simply assumed that Hadiya was a vulnerable adult and...

CJI observes that test of a vulnerable adult was very subjective and that the law is “averse to subjective notions” The Supreme Court while hearing...
Thomas Chandy is accused of encroachment related to his Lake Palace Resort/Photo: t-ec.bstatic.com

A Case of Constant Recusals

Above: Thomas Chandy is accused of encroachment related to his Lake Palace Resort/Photo: t-ec.bstatic.com In a move that has raised many questions, some judges of...

SNC Lavalin case: Supreme Court issues notice to Kerala CM Vijayan

SC stays trial in the Rs 86 crore scam till further orders, admits the CBI’s appeal against discharge of Pinarayi Vijayan and others in...
The Kerala High Court had annulled the marriage of Hadiya (right) and Shefin Jahan.

A study: Two division benches of the same court, two decisions on similar cases

Above: The Kerala High Court had annulled the marriage of Hadiya (right) and Shefin Jahan. ‘Love Jihad’ has been an issue that has been manufactured...
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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...
Custodial death in the Kotkhai rape-murder case: SC refuses bail to accused as CBI is yet to frame charges against the accused

SC Collegium finally agrees to transparency, starts posting all moves on website

There has been too much talk about the opacity of the Supreme Court Collegium and the recent transfer and resignation of Justice Jayant Patel...
Devotees throng the shrine in Kerala hoping for a positive verdict

The God of Justice

Above: Devotees throng the shrine in Kerala hoping for a positive verdict  The cry for justice has led people to build shrines solely devoted to...
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Kerala: Minimum Travel, Maximum Schooling

The recent apex court ruling that children in the age group 10-14 years should not be expected to commute long distances to schools is...
Shafin Jahan (left) and Hadiya

SC appointed ex-judge refuses to oversee NIA probe into Hadiya case

Above: Shafin Jahan (left) and Hadiya The inter-religion marriage between Kerala’s Shafin Jahan and Hadiya (formerly a Hindu girl Akhila, who converted to Islam even...
Doubts are being raised as to why Akhila converted to Islam and married Shafin Jahan. Photos: shafinjahan.s/facebook

Hadiya case: Unholy Wedlock?

Above: Doubts are being raised as to why Akhila converted to Islam and married Shafin Jahan. Photos: shafinjahan.s/facebook With the Supreme Court handing over the...
Lifetime-ban on S Sreesanth

The Ball is in BCCI’s Court

With the ban on the cricketer lifted by the Kerala High Court, will the Board allow S Sreesanth to play competitive cricket? ~By Naveen Nair...

Akhila case reaches the Supreme Court

Above: Shafin Jahan (left) and wife Hadia. Image sourced from Jahan’s Facebook page A special leave petition has been filed in the Supreme Court, challenging...
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...
Kerala Liquor Policy: A Shot in the Arm

Kerala Liquor Policy: A Shot in the Arm

Above:Acquiring a temporary license for serving alcohol at celebrations such as marriages was costly. Photo: marryinaweek.com/blog The High Court has said that no license is...
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Kerala High Court orders detention of Panama ship

The Kerala High Court has passed a directive for detention of the Panama cargo ship ‘Amber L’ which collided with an Indian fishing boat,...
Cattle sale ban: Kerala HC refuses to grant interim stay

Cattle sale ban: Kerala HC refuses to grant interim stay

The Kerala High Court on June 7 refused to grant an interim stay on the Union environment ministry’s notification on the sale of cattle...
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Anti-Cattle Slaughter Notification is Untenable, Say Panellists on India Legal show

The recent edition of India Legal show deliberated on the recent gazette notification, draft Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Regulation of Livestock Market) Rules,...
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Protests mount over Kerala HC’s decision to annul marriage of adults

When the girl converted to Islam and married her chosen one (a Muslim), her father ran to the court, branding the man an ISIS...
Lawyers protest at the Patiala House Courts in Delhi against the Advocates (Amendment) Bill, 2017. Photo: Anil Shakya

Madras HC’s amendments in Advocates Act will debar unruly lawyers from practising

~By Rajesh Kumar While the judges are the keepers of law, advocates act as the prime initiators. The two must act in unison if justice...
POCSO Act, a case for the age of innocence

POCSO Act, a case for the age of innocence

Keeping in mind the vulnerability of children, Parliament initiated a process and came up with the POCSO Act. It came into effect on November...
Five new chief justices appointed in high courts

Five new chief justices appointed in high courts

At a time when the stand-off continues between the executive and the judiciary over appointment of judges to the higher judiciary, a major development...
(L-R) Bombay High Court; Chief Justice Manjulla Chellur

Bombay HC gets a woman chief justice

Justice Manjulla Chellur took over as the new chief justice of the Bombay High Court on August 22. She is the second woman after...
Lawyers and journalists engage in fisticuffs at the Kerala High Court in Kochi

Black Robes Vs the Pen

Work came to stop in courts across Kerala as a confrontation between the press and the legal fraternity took an ugly turn. Finally, the...
Why Canon Law can’t grant divorce legally

Why Canon Law can’t grant divorce legally

While hearing Clarence Pais vs Union of India and Ors, the Supreme Court on Monday held that divorce decrees pronounced by ecclesiastical tribunals established...

No special privileges for pregnant students, says Kerala High Court

India Legal Bureau The Kerala High Court has ruled that there can be no ground for offering concession to pregnant students, as far as allowing...

Kerala High Court stays National Green Tribunal order on diesel vehicles

The Kerala High Court has stayed the order of the National Green Tribunal Circuit Bench, banning registration of diesel vehicles above 2000 cc engine...

Heat wave in Kerala: Child Rights Commission asks schools not to open

By Naveen Nair Following a State Child Rights Commission’s order, five district collectors in Kerala have issued a strict warning to schools in the state...
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Kerala polls: Ungodly Turf War

As the state goes to the polls in two months, political temperatures have shot up and even embroiled the judiciary. But strong judges have...

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