Friday, April 19, 2024


The Lucknow Bench of the Allahabad High Court has quashed criminal proceedings against a Samajwadi Party (SP) leader and former UP Minister's daughter, Shreya Verma. A Single Bench of Justice Shamim Ahmed passed this order while hearing an application under section 482 filed by Sushri Shreya Verma and 4 Others. The application under Section 482 Cr.P.C has been filed on behalf of the applicants with a prayer to quash the charge sheet dated 27.03.2022 alongwith summoning order dated 22.09.2...


Mental Cruelty and Divorce

The Delhi High Court recently ruled that a woman repeatedly leaving her matrimonial home without any fault of her husband is an act of mental cruelty. The Court in another case also granted divorce to celebrity chef Kunal Kapur on the grounds of cruelty committed by his estranged wife. Courts define the meaning of cruelty according to their own interpretation within the boundary of the law

Too Choosy for Comfort

In a case where a deceased driver’s son wanted compassionate appointment as a junior engineer, the Karnataka High Court said this cannot be sought as a matter of right and for a particular post


Trial and Prejudice

With the general elections around the corner, nearly 4.3 lakh people in India will be forcibly denied their right to vote. These are undertrial detenus in Indian jails, their criminality far from being proved. This is unfair

Big Brother Watching You…

The Court is examining whether ordering an accused to drop his Google pin location to the Investigation Officer throughout the period of his bail is violative of his right to privacy


Time to Nurture Nature

In a landmark verdict, the Court said that citizens’ right against adverse effects of climate change is part of the right to life and equality. But will the State be willing to crack down on unbridled development?

Abortion And The US Elections

The Court ruled last week that a 160-year-old near-total abortion ban is enforceable. This verdict is a legal bombshell in an election year. Abortion has become a key electoral issue in the country. A majority of women in America want to control their own decisions regarding sex and reproductive health. This has wide support among younger and liberal voters

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The Bar Council of India has written to all university vice chancellors raising concerns about the rise in the number of low quality law colleges in India. The Bar Council urged the vice chancellor to conduct thorough inspections before granting No Objection Certificate (NOCs) for new legal education centres. The BCI noted that while they play a regulatory role, universities and government bodies must also be actively involved in ensuring quality education. The letter also highlighted the ne...