Wednesday, April 17, 2024


The Bombay High Court dismissed a Public Interest Litigations (PILs) filed seeking directions to the Respondents to cancel the work order dated 18th December, 2023, to carry out and complete work of construction of foot path and laying paver blocks along side the roads of Shahgunj Chaman to Nizamuddin Dargah (Zone No. 2) under the National Clear Air Programme (NCAP), issued by the Executive Engineer (Roads) of the Municipal Corporation, Chhatrapati Sambhajinagar. The Petitioner is the Ex-Cor...


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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Calling India a socialist, secular, democratic republic, Chairperson of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), Justice Arun Mishra, on Tuesday said that the Constitution of the country was the first to reflect the ideals of human rights.  Delivering the 16th Dr. Ambedkar Memorial Lecture at the Indian Institute of Public Administration, New Delhi, Justice Mishra said the Indian Constitution was also the first Constitution in the world to bifurcate the justiciable (civil and politi...