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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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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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Compensation received from Govt for a deceased employee should be deducted from total compensation: SC

The Supreme Court of India clarified that the compensation received from the Government by the dependents of a deceased employee in a motor vehicle accident should be deducted from the total compensation payable to such dependents by the tortfeasor or … Continue reading

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Approval of IR visa Petition after death of U.S. Citizen petitioner: USCIS

USCIS issues Policy Memorandum regarding Approval of a Spousal Immediate Relative Visa Petition under Section 204(l) of the Immigration and Nationality Act after the Death of a U.S. Citizen Petitioner. http://goo.gl/yKok7v

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Judicial Separation can’t affect ‘aggrieved person’ status: SC

The Supreme Court of India recently clarified that one does not cease to be an “aggrieved person” because of the decree of judicial separation under the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005 (“Act”). The Court said, “…it is … 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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‘Soon before her death’ not synonymous with ‘immediately before’: SC

In an important ruling, the Supreme Court of India clarified that the expression “soon before her death” as used under Section 304B of Indian Penal Code is a relative expression and is not synonymous with “immediately before”. Section 304B of … Continue reading

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Procedure to be followed in investigating police encounters: SC

In an attempt to streamline the procedure to be followed in investigating police encounters, the Supreme Court of India has issued the below comprehensive requirements to be followed in cases of death as standard procedure. The Court said “…it would … Continue reading

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Opportunity to Pub Prosecutor mandatory while hearing for bail at post-conviction stage: SC

The Supreme Court of India clarified that the appellate court while considering the release of the convict on bail at post-conviction stage has to give an opportunity to the public prosecutor for showing cause in writing against such release where … Continue reading

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Certain facts to be explained by accused: SC

The Supreme Court of India reiterated that there are certain facts that can be known only to the accused and burden is on the accused to explain those facts even though it is well settled that the burden of proving … Continue reading

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