Important Judgments – September 2017

  1. The Supreme Court of India, in Shayara Bano vs. Union of India and others, has set aside the practice of ‘talaq-e-biddat’/triple talaq by 3:2 majority. [LNIND 2017 SC 415]Read more
  2. The Madras High Court, in State and another vs. V.S. Sai Sachin and others, has held that the classification attempted by the impugned Policy Decision is an unrealistic and artificial one lacking any nexus to the object sought to be achieved. [(2017) 6 MLJ 1 : LNIND 2017 MAD 2491]Read more
  3. The Supreme Court of India, in Ms. Eera Through Dr. Manjula Krippendorf vs. State (Govt. of NCT of Delhi) & Anr, has directed the State Legal Services Authority to award the compensation keeping in view the Scheme framed by the Delhi Government, as the accused has died and the victim is certified to be a mentally disabled person and is fighting the lis for some time to come within the purview of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012 wherein the trial is held in a different manner and the provisions relating to the compensation are different. [(2017) 3 MLJ (Crl) 452 : LNIND 2017 SC 336]Read more
  4. The Madras High Court, in K. Veeramani vs. Chairman, Teachers Recruitment Board, College Road, Chennai-6, has directed that the National Song “Vande Matharam” shall be played and sung in all schools/colleges/Universities and other educational institutions at least once a week and in all Government Offices and Institutions/Private companies/Factories and industries at least once a Month. [(2017) 5 MLJ 892 : LNINDORD 2017 MAD 2608]Read more
  5. The Supreme Court of India, in Rajesh Sharma and Others vs. State of U.P. and Another, has issued new set of directions to prevent the misuse of Section 498A of Indian Penal Code, 1860. [(2017) 3 MLJ (Crl) 602 : LNIND 2017 SC 351]Read more
  6. The Supreme Court of India, in Re: Mohit Chaudhary, Advocate, has held that the conduct of the contemnor is unbecoming of an Advocate-on-Record. The pre-requisites of the proviso of Rule 10 of Order IV of Supreme Court Rules, 2013 are met, by the reason of the Bench being constituted itself by the Chief Justice, and the contemnor being aware of the far more serious consequences, which could have flowed to him. Appropriate course of action would be that the Contemnor is not permitted to practice as an Advocate-on-Record, for a period of one month from the date of the order. [(2017) 6 MLJ 502 : LNIND 2017 SC 391]Read more
  7. The Supreme Court of India, in Mamta Verma vs. Union of India and Others, has permitted the Petitioner to undergo medical termination of her pregnancy under the provisions of Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act, 1971. [(2017) 6 MLJ 420 : LNINDORD 2017 SC 12369]Read more

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