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Commercial wisdom of CoC is not subject to adjudicating authority purview: SC

In a landmark ruling, the Supreme Court of India clarified that commercial wisdom of the committee of creditors is not subject to the adjudicating authority or the appellate authority’s purview under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code. “The NCLAT judgment which … Continue reading

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NRIs have right to possess property in Punjab/Chandigarh: SC

Upholding the constitutional validity of Section 13-B of the East Punjab Urban Rent Restriction Act, 1949 (“Act”), the Supreme Court of India clarified that non-resident Indians (“NRI”) have the right to recover immediate possession of residential or non-residential buildings in … Continue reading

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Section 497 (Adultery) declared unconstitutional: SC

In a landmark ruling, the Supreme Court of India struck down as unconstitutional the penal provision on adultery saying that the law affected individual dignity and equality of women. “Any system treating a woman with indignity, inequity and inequality or … Continue reading

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Unconstitutional to allow defense counsel to concede guilt over defendant’s objection: USSC

The Supreme Court of the United States of America recently held that it is unconstitutional to allow defense counsel to concede guilt over the defendant’s intransigent and unambiguous objection, even when defense counsel’s experienced-based view is that confessing guilt offers … Continue reading

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Solitary confinement unconstitutional: UTHC

The Uttarakhand High Court ruled that keeping a convict in solitary confinement before the exhaustion of his or her constitutional and other rights is unconstitutional. “This practice to keep the convict in custodial segregation/solitary confinement before the exhaustion of his … Continue reading

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Triple Talaq unconstitutional: SC

In a landmark ruling, the Supreme Court of India declared the Islamic practice under which a Muslim man could divorce his wife instantaneously by uttering ‘divorce’ thrice as unconstitutional. In a 3-2 majority verdict, the Court struck down the age-old … Continue reading

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CB search-cum-selection committee unconstitutional: MHC

In a recent ruling, the Madras High Court struck down the constitution of a search-cum-selection committee for making recommendations for appointment of members of the Copyright Board as unconstitutional as being violative of the basic structure of the Constitution of … Continue reading

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Section 254(2A) third provisio declared unconstitutional: DHC

The Delhi High Court struck down an expression in third proviso to Section 254(2A) of Income Tax Act that stipulated Income Tax Appellate Tribunal has no power to grant extension of stay beyond 365 days even if the delay in … Continue reading

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Section 66A of IT Act unconstitutional: SC

In a landmark ruling, the Supreme Court of India held Section 66A of Information Technology Act as unconstitutional in its entirety as it allowed police to arrest anyone posting ‘annoying’ or ‘offensive’ content over internet. “….Section 66A purports to authorize the … Continue reading

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Rule 5 (1) of the Service Tax (Determination of Value) Rules, 2006 ultra vires Sections 66 and 67 of Chapter V of the Finance Act, 1994: DHC

In a recent ruling, the Delhi High Court ruled that Rule 5 (1) of the Service Tax (Determination of Value) Rules, 2006 which provides for inclusion of the expenditure or costs incurred by the service provider in the course of … Continue reading

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