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Lower courts are best authority to check competence of child witness: DHC

The Delhi High Court recently clarified that the lower courts are the best authority to arrive at an impression regarding the competence of the child witness to testify and sentenced accused to fifteen (15) years of rigorous imprisonment for committing … Continue reading

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Passports to Children of Single Parents: Govt.

The Government of India has put in place a liberal policy for issue of passports to children of single parents whereby they can obtain passports for their minor children by furnishing an affidavit in the form of Annexure ā€˜Cā€™ in … Continue reading

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Opinion of the medical experts will have to be given precedence over the shaky evidence in juvenile cases: SC

The Supreme Court of India clarified that in a circumstance where the trial court itself could not arrive at a conclusive finding regarding the age of the accused, the opinion of the medical experts based on x-ray and ossification test … Continue reading

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Strip-Searches for Any Offense: US SC

The US Supreme Court held that that officials may strip-search people arrested for any offense, however minor, before admitting them to jails even if the officials have no reason to suspect the presence of contraband or weapons or drugs. The … Continue reading

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