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Aadhaar Card not mandatory: SC

Agreeing that the legal position regarding the existence of the fundamental right to privacy is ‘doubtful’, the Supreme Court of India referred the issue to be placed before the Chief Justice of India to be marked for an appropriate Bench. … Continue reading

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Online filing of RTI applications: Govt.

Government of India has started a RTI online web portal whereby Right to Information (RTI) applications can be filed online by Indian citizens, including those who are living abroad.   The detailed procedure in filing of on-line RTI application is as … Continue reading

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Public Authority not to provide information already made available: DHC

The Delhi High Court clarified that under the Right to Information Act (“Act”) neither can information already made available by the public authority on its own in discharge of obligations be requested under the Act nor is the public authority … Continue reading

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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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