Monthly Archives: November 2018

Legislators not barred from practicing as advocates: SC

The Supreme Court of India held that the legislators are not debarred from practicing as advocates during the period when they continue to be the Members of Parliament or the State Assembly/Council. “The provisions of the Act of 1961 and … Continue reading

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Section 497 (Adultery) declared unconstitutional: SC

In a landmark ruling, the Supreme Court of India struck down as unconstitutional the penal provision on adultery saying that the law affected individual dignity and equality of women. “Any system treating a woman with indignity, inequity and inequality or … Continue reading

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Arbitration agreement need not be signed: SC

The Supreme Court of India clarified that an arbitration agreement needs to be in writing though it need not be signed under the provisions of the Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996 (“Act”). “The fact that the arbitration agreement shall be … Continue reading

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States not to collect data on backwardness of SC/ST: SC

A Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court of India recently ruled that the States need not collect quantifiable data on backwardness of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (“SC/ST”) for giving quota in job promotions to SC/ST employees. Refusing to reconsider … Continue reading

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Information can’t be denied under RTI Act: P&HHC

The Punjab and Haryana High Court has recently ruled that right to information cannot be denied under the Right to Information Act merely because a statutory mechanism is evolved and prescribed under a different Act where alternative procedure and conditions … Continue reading

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