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High denomination currency notes withdrawn: Govt.

With a view to curbing financing of terrorism through the proceeds of Fake Indian Currency Notes (FICN) and use of such funds for subversive activities such as espionage, smuggling of arms, drugs and other contrabands into India, and for eliminating … Continue reading

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Unwed mother can be a guardian of her child: SC

The Supreme Court of India has held that an unwed mother can be appointed as the legal guardian of her child without the consent of the father. “It is thus abundantly clear that the predominant legal thought in different civil … Continue reading

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Apostasy dissolves Muslim marriage: DHC

In an interesting ruling regarding Muslim Personal Law, the Delhi High Court ruled that apostasy of Islam by married Muslim woman does dissolve her marriage and said that Section 4 of Dissolution of Muslim Marriage Act, 1939 (“Act”) does not … Continue reading

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Section 377 of Indian Penal Code constitutional: SC

The Supreme Court of India overruled a Delhi High Court judgment that held Section 377 of Indian Penal Code prohibiting “carnal intercourse against the order of nature” as unconstitutional and infringed the fundamental rights of people. The Court, however, said … Continue reading

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RBI directed to examine the reasonableness of rate of interest charged by lenders: DHC

In what may be an important ruling affecting borrowers of loans from Non-Banking Financial Companies (NBFC), the Delhi High Court directed Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to examine whether the rate of interest being charged and foreclosure charges, if any, … Continue reading

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Right of free legal aid to every accused or person in custody: SC

The Supreme Court of India ruled that every accused or a person in custody has the right to be provided with free legal aid if requested. The Court said “neither the Constitution nor the Legal Services Authorities Act makes any … Continue reading

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Film producers have rights to display their work (including lyrics/music work of others) in public: DHC

Highlighting the differences between the rights of the film producers and lyrics/music creators respectively on their work product, Delhi High Court ruled that once the author of a lyric or a musical work parts with a portion of his copyright … Continue reading

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