Category Archives: Constitution Law

Review petition maintainable before High Court: SC

The Supreme Court of India clarified that a review petition is maintainable before the High Court seeking review of a judgment against which the special leave petition has already been dismissed by the Supreme Court in limine. A Large (three) … Continue reading

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Non-Indian citizenship denies certain rights under adoption proceedings: SC

The Supreme Court of India ruled that the right of a person during adoption proceedings in India as a resident Indian is lost after the person acquires a non-Indian citizenship even though the law does not contemplate such a situation. … Continue reading

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Actual injury not needed to be an “aggrieved” party under Biometric Act: IL SC

In an important ruling, the Illinois Supreme Court recently held that an individual need not allege some actual injury or adverse effect, beyond violation of his or her rights, in order to qualify as an “aggrieved” person under State of … Continue reading

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Elders have right to live with dignity; Court to monitor progress: SC

In an important decision relating to the recognition and enforcement of the fundamental rights of the elderly in the country, the Supreme Court of India has agreed to ‘continuously monitor’ the progress in the implementation of the constitutional mandate to … Continue reading

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Lower House passes The DNA Technology (Use and Application) Regulation Bill, 2019

Indian Lower House today passed “The DNA Technology (Use and Application) Regulation Bill – 2019”. The Bill has been formulated recognizing the need for regulation of the use and application of Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA) technology, for establishing identity of missing … Continue reading

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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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