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Cognizance after application of mind by Magistrate: SC

The Supreme Court of India clarified that a Magistrate takes ‘cognizance’ of an offence on complaint after judicially applying the mind to the contents of the complaint and not just on the basis of the filing of the complaint. “Taking … Continue reading

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Recognize ‘mediation’ as an effective alternative in matrimonial cases: SC

Recognizing “mediation” as an effective method of alternative dispute resolution in matrimonial matters, the Supreme Court of India (in a very important ruling), held that even though offence punishable under Section 498-A of the IPC is not compoundable, in appropriate … Continue reading

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