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AGI Office within purview of RTI Act: DHC

The Delhi High Court ruled that the office of Attorney General of India (“AGI”) is a ‘public authority’ under the Right to Information Act (“Act”) as it is established under the Constitution of India. The Court said that, “the role … Continue reading

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Questions as to interpretation of Constitution to be answered by larger Bench: SC

Dealing with the issue of illegal immigration into India from Bangladesh, the Supreme Court of India referred the following substantial questions as to the interpretation of the Constitution to be decided by a minimum of 5 Judges under Article 145(3) … 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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Artciles 15(5) and 21A of Constitution valid: SC

A Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court upheld the constitutional validity of Articles 15(5) and 21-A of the Constitution in so far as it relates to private unaided educational institutions to provide compulsory education for children in the age group … Continue reading

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Muslims allowed to adopt a child: SC

In a much awaited judgment, a Large Bench of the Supreme Court of India gave Muslims the right to adopt a child despite their personal laws prohibiting it, however, the Court stopped short of declaring the right to adopt or … 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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CIC cant direct concerned CPIO to provide information which complainant had sought for complaint u/s 18 RTI Act: DHC

The Delhi High Court clarified that while considering a complaint made under Section 18 of the Right to Information Act (Act), the Central Information Commission (CIC) cannot direct the concerned Central Public Information Officer (CPIO) to provide the information which … Continue reading

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Supreme Court of India refers ‘mother tongue’ as medium of instruction case to a Constitution Bench

Considering the constitutional importance of the question whether the mother tongue or the regional language can be imposed by the State as the medium of instruction at the primary education stage, the Supreme Court of India referred the case to … Continue reading

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Political parties are ‘public authorities’: CIC

Central Information Commssion (“CIC”) held that political parties are ‘public authorities’ under the Righ to Information Act (“Act”), thus under an obligation to disclose the source of their income. CIC reasoned that the political parties are indirectly ‘substantially financed’ by … Continue reading

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Aaj Tak fined INR 5 lakh for ‘detailed’ reporting: DHC

India’s No. 1 news channel Aaj Tak paid a price of INR 5 lakh for their ‘detailed’ reporting of a story related to sexual abuse of a minor girl by her father in 2005. Girl’s mother approached the court as … Continue reading

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