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NRIs have right to possess property in Punjab/Chandigarh: SC

Upholding the constitutional validity of Section 13-B of the East Punjab Urban Rent Restriction Act, 1949 (“Act”), the Supreme Court of India clarified that non-resident Indians (“NRI”) have the right to recover immediate possession of residential or non-residential buildings in … 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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Solitary confinement unconstitutional: UTHC

The Uttarakhand High Court ruled that keeping a convict in solitary confinement before the exhaustion of his or her constitutional and other rights is unconstitutional. “This practice to keep the convict in custodial segregation/solitary confinement before the exhaustion of his … Continue reading

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Death sentence cannot be carried out in an arbitrary manner: SC

The Supreme Court of India clarified that the execution of death sentence cannot be carried out in an arbitrary manner without following the due process of law. “Condemned prisoners also have a right to dignity and execution of death sentence … Continue reading

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SEBI can’t arrest without following due procedure: BHC

Expounding upon the powers of arrest and detention of a recovery officer of Securities & Exchange Board of India (SEBI), the High Court of Bombay ruled that a tax recovery  officer cannot arrest or detain a person without reasons to … Continue reading

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Employer can seek recovery if its not arbitrary: SC

The Supreme Court of India ruled that an employer can seek recovery of monetary benefits wrongly extended to innocent employees only if the recovery is not iniquitous or arbitrary. “Orders passed by the employer seeking recovery of monetary benefits wrongly … Continue reading

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Supreme Court’s LCRA policy declared unconstitutional: DHC

The Delhi High Court recently declared as ‘unconstitutional’ policy of the Supreme Court of India relating to the appointment of law graduates as Law Clerk-Research Assistant (“LCRA”) with the judges of the apex Court. Under the so-called policy, applications were … Continue reading

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