Seriousness of the crime itself can not be taken as a factor to uphold the conviction unless the conscience of the court is satisfied, said the Kerala High Court while setting aside the life imprisonment sentence given to five BJP party workers involved in murder of two persons out of a political feud.
On wee hours of Sep 6, the Pontiff of Edneer Mutt of Kerala left for heavenly abode. Ordinarily, the death of a religious head would not concern the legal world – except, this Pontiff who gave to us the most important constitutional case in our history, for his name was His Holiness Kesavananda Bharati.
The Supreme Court today (July 16) issued notice in a plea challenging the constitutional validity of Kerala Animals and Bird Sacrifices Prohibition Act of 1968, which prohibits sacrifice of birds and animals in temples.
The Supreme Court on Monday (July 13) ruled that despite the death of the Travancore ruler who signed the covenant, the Travancore royal family will handle the administration of the Sree Padmanabhaswami Temple in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.
The Supreme Court today (July 10) issued notice to the Centre, the State of Kerala and 12 other states in a plea challenging the use of barbaric means to ward off wild animals to ensure a life of dignity to animals.
The Single-Judge Bench of Justice Manoj Kumar Tewari, after hearing the submission from the respective parties on Friday, disposed of the plea with liberty to the woman to make an application for a grant of fresh license for a petty diesel retail outlet.
In such circumstances, the bench failed to appreciate as to how the plan/map submitted by the petitioners for reconstruction/carrying out major repair work of the building for commercial purpose could have been rejected.