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Special law prevails over the general law: SC

The Supreme Court of India ruled that if no charge has been made out under Section 67 of IT Act (“Act”) in case of obscene material circulated over the internet, then the accused cannot be proceeded against under Section 292 of … Continue reading

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Constitution Bench to decide on remission of life sentences of Rajiv Gandhi killers: SC

A Large Bench of the Supreme Court of India referred the matter on remission of life imprisonment of convicts in Rajiv Gandhi assassination case to a Constitution Bench and continued its interim order of staying the State of Tamil Nadu … Continue reading

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Law Commission to define what constitutes hate speech: SC

Refusing to entertain a writ petition that seeks to remedy the concerns that have arisen because of “hate speeches” in the country, a Large Bench of the Supreme Court of India, however, referred to the Law Commission the issues pertaining … 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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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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FIR quashed against the producer of the Bollywood movie “Delhi-6”: DHC

The Delhi High Court quashed the FIR filed against the producer of the Bollywood movie “Delhi-6” under Section 3(1)(x) of The Scheduled Castes and The Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989 read with Section 7(d) of The Protection of … Continue reading

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