13 December 2021


Search Results for Tag : Right

Judgments

State financial corporation's rights impeded by right of workers to wages in insolvency(07.08.2015)

The right of a state financial corporation under Section 29 of the State Financial Corporations Act, 1959 is subject to rights of workers of the compa.....

Tags : state financial corporation, liquidation, rights

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Aadhar card not mandatory(11.08.2015)

The Supreme Court, deciding that citizens are not required to obtain Aadhar cards, directed the government to disseminate the same widely. Save for th.....

Tags : right to privacy, aadhar, government scheme

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Concealing name itself protection for whistle-blower(06.08.2015)

In a case involving non-response to an application for information by a whistle-blower, the Central Information Commission passed orders for ceasing o.....

Tags : whistle blow, right to information, harass

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Opposing an interim injunction does not necessarily constitute submitting a first statement on the substance of the dispute(11.08.2015)

Waiver of a right by a party to enforce the arbitration agreement must be gathered from the facts and circumstances of the case. The Court noted that .....

Tags : arbitration, waive, right, first statement

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Petitioner must show impinging of right, not demand creation anew, to invoke jurisdiction under Article 226(14.07.2015)

In claim that the Petitioner's error in shading the wrong code of the test booklet should have been corrected by the invigilator, the High Court found.....

Tags : Examination, error, existing right, article 226

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Court rules in favour of ITC in ‘Gold Flake’ dispute(29.09.2015)

Noting that NTC’s use of the trademark ‘NATIONAL GOLD FLAKE’ was either insufficient or kept clandestinely low to not attract the Petitioner’s attenti.....

Tags : Cigarette, gold flake, trade mark, copyright

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Terminated venture between HP and HCL not chargeable to capital gains tax(21.12.2015)

The Delhi High Court ruled in favour of HCL Infosystems in a long running tax case arising from termination of a joint venture agreement between HCL a.....

Tags : Capital gains, joint venture, right to manufacture, section 55

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IPRS succeeds against "He Said She Said"(22.12.2015)

Bombay High Court passed an order in favour of IPRS, restraining the Defendants from using musical works without its permission. Defendant club, 'He S.....

Tags : iprs, copyright society, lapse, licence

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Gujarat government ordered to sensitize people on Right to Free Education(18.01.2016)

Gujarat High Court directed the State Government to give wide publication of the rights provided under the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Ed.....

Tags : Right to education, grievance redressal, public knowledge

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High Court cannot deliberate on constitutional validity of own accord(18.03.2016)

Meghalaya High Court’s suo moto cognizance on provisions in the Meghalaya Lokayukta Act, 2014 pertaining to appointment of the Chairperson and Members.....

Tags : Suo moto, constitutional validity, human rights

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‘Ritu Kumar’ designs lose copyright battle(23.03.2016)

The Delhi High Court reiterated a ruling that “once a drawing, a sketch or a design is used for creation of dresses, then, once the dresses cross 50 n.....

Tags : Ritu kumar, designs, copyright, industrial process

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Bombay HC: Harness Whatsapp to receive child rights complaints(02.05.2016)

Hearing a PIL for women lawyers being given priority appointments as Special Public Prosecutors under the Protection of Child Rights Act, the Bombay H.....

Tags : child rights, state commission, special public prosecutor

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Children have right to promotion in minority institution up to elementary level(10.06.2016)

Applying the ‘best interest’ principle, Kerala High Court granted an elementary school student benefit of Section 16 of the Right of Children to Free .....

Tags : minority school, elementary, student, promotion, fundamental right

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Mixed residential, commercial use envisaged in Delhi rent control(11.07.2016)

Section 2(l)(iii) of the Delhi Rent Control Act 1958 is applicable in a case where tenancy premises are residential-cum-professional, or vice versa, a.....

Tags : rent control, inherited rights, residential, commercial use

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Mixed residential, commercial use envisaged in Delhi rent control(11.07.2016)

Section 2(l)(iii) of the Delhi Rent Control Act 1958 is applicable in a case where tenancy premises are residential-cum-professional, or vice versa, a.....

Tags : rent control, inherited rights, residential, commercial use

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Tribunal could only correct clerical or arithmetical errors after adjudication(08.08.2016)

In present case, Appellant claimed occupancy rights in the land by filing an application in Form 7 under Karnataka Land Reforms Rules, 1974 and invoki.....

Tags : Land, Occupancy rights, Amendment, Permissibility

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Doctrine of sovereign immunity not applicable to cases of fundamental rights violation, hence, cannot be used as a defence in public law(12.08.2016)

In present writ petition, Petitioners, migrants of State of Jammu & Kashmir State had planned to take out a peaceful protest March upto Delhi for vent.....

Tags : Fundamental rights, Violation, Compensation

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Trust has no right to discriminate entry of women into a public place of worship under guise of `managing affairs of religion'(26.08.2016)

In instant case, issue involved is relating to entry of women in sanctum sanctorum of Dargah in light of the constitutional provisions. By this PIL, f.....

Tags : Fundamental rights, Women, Entry, Haji Ali Dargah

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Power of arrest is to be used with great circumspection and not casually(01.09.2016)

Present writ Petitions filed by two entities operating on-line platforms/web portals raise important questions involving powers of Directorate General.....

Tags : Arrest, Fundamental rights, Violation

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Freedom to exercise reproductive rights includes right to make choice regarding sterilization on basis of informed consent and free from any form of coercion(14.09.2016)

Instant public interest petition raised very important issues concerning entire range of conduct and management, under auspices of State Governments, .....

Tags : Sterilization, Consent, Reproductive rights

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Parties to a private contract and users of "WhatsApp" having voluntarily opted to avail services of said application are bound by terms of service offered(23.09.2016)

Petitioners claim to be the users of “WhatsApp”, an Internet Messaging Application, provided by Respondent No.2/"WhatsApp Inc.", a company based in US.....

Tags : Privacy, Right, Information, Sharing

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When an action, if onerously done is not an offence, it cannot become an offence when, owing to advancement in technology doing thereof has been simplified(16.09.2016)

Plaintiffs, being the publishers, including of textbooks, instituted instant suit for relief of permanent injunction restraining Defendants from infri.....

Tags : Copyright, Infringement, Photocopying

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Decree for restitution of conjugal rights enforces cohabitation but it does not and cannot enforce sexual intercourse(07.10.2016)

Parties to present appeal got married on February 17, 1993 at Kanpur (Uttar Pradesh) according to Hindu Rites and Ceremonies. Respondent/husband has f.....

Tags : Conjugal rights, Restitution, Divorce

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Legal right of residence in property entitled married daughter to seek tenant’s eviction from it for her need(27.09.2016)

In instant case, Appellant is aggrieved by judgment of High Court reversing concurrent findings of Courts below holding that, Appellant’s daughter is .....

Tags : Eviction, Right, Bonafide Need

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Son, whether married or unmarried, has no legal right to live on self acquired house of parents(24.11.2016)

Regular Second Appeal impugns concurrent judgment of Court below whereby civil suit filed by parents of Appellants (respondent Nos.1 & 2) against thei.....

Tags : Property, Right, Evidence

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For claiming right of residence, it is necessary that, two parties had lived in a domestic relationship in household(14.07.2017)

Appellant is 84 years old and Respondent is 62 years old. Respondent seeks to establish her status as wife/companion of Appellant who has been left hi.....

Tags : Domestic relationship. Right, Residence

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Officers of credit society facing liquidation not disabled from enforcing or performing certain rights and obligations attached to the office(16.11.2016)

Issue in facts of present case is relating to participation of members of the Managing Committees of co-operative societies (against whom proceedings .....

Tags : Election, Right, Participation

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Rights of a bona fide tenant would not be automatically terminated by forfeiture of property(17.08.2017)

In present case, vide impugned order, one Krishna Budha Gawde was detained under Section 3(1) of the Conservation of Foreign Exchange and Prevention o.....

Tags : Forfeiture, Property, Tenant, Bonafide right

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A mandamus would be issued to only to enforce a legal right(04.09.2017)

The Petitioners have filed the present petition, praying for issue an appropriate Writ, order and/or direction including an order, direction or writ i.....

Tags : Cost Model, Disclosure, Right

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Retention of accommodation for 8/6 months is automatic without any request or production of certificate by the allottees(16.10.2017)

The present petition has been filed by the Petitioner with prayers that, present Court may kindly direct or issue a writ of appropriate nature, thereb.....

Tags : Accommodation, Retention, Right

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The service of notice under Section 80 of CPC is a condition precedent for the institution of a suit against the Government or a public officer.(23.10.2017)

Present is a Plaintiffs' appeal against affirming judgment. Trial Court held that, no prior notice under Section 80 of Code of Civil Procedure, 1908 (.....

Tags : Notice, Service, Right to ferry

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An under-raiyat is prohibited from transferring his interest as under-raiyat in any land though this interest is a heritable interest(08.12.2017)

Ramkrishna Datta, Dhirendra Chandra Ghosh and Lalit Mohan Ghosh, filed a suit in the trial court for declaration of their title on the suit land with .....

Tags : Sale deed, Execution, Raiyat, Rights

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Unless possession of a party is adverse to rights of real owners, plea of adverse possession should not be accepted(18.12.2017)

Appeal arises against the judgment and decree passed in Additional District Court. The Plaintiffs filed the suit for declaration, for recovery of poss.....

Tags : Title, Adverse possession, Rights

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Legitimate expectation operates in the field of public and not private law and such legitimate expectation ought to be protected though not guaranteed(02.01.2018)

The Petitioner is a chemist and supplier of various types of drugs/medicines, whereas Respondent No. 2 - All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIM.....

Tags : Lease, Renewal, Right

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A party claiming adverse possession must prove that, his possession is peaceful, open and continuous(01.02.2018)

In instant case, Defendant No. 2 is the Appellant against a confirming judgment. Plaintiff-respondent No. 3 instituted the suit for declaration of tit.....

Tags : Adverse Possession, Title, Right

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State Human Rights Commission is only a recommendatory body and has no power and jurisdiction to direct payment of compensation.(07.11.2017)

The present petition is filed by the Chhattisgarh State Electricity Board (Petitioner) for challenging the order passed by the Chhattisgarh Human Righ.....

Tags : Human Rights Commission, Compensation, Recommendatory Authority

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In a free fight, invocation of right of private defence by one party would be valid where it was not possible to weed out the instigator and the attacker(08.03.2018)

By means of the present revision, the revisionist has challenged the judgment and order passed by the learned Additional District and Sessions Judge, .....

Tags : Acquittal, Private defence, Right

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It is the duty of the first appellate court to scan evidence on record and pleadings and answer all issues(29.03.2018)

The case of the Plaintiff is that, he is the natural born son of Ekadasi Sahu. He was adopted by Naran Sahu. On 8th August, 1966, Naran Sahu executed .....

Tags : Deed, Execution, Right

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No person has right to enter into Benami transaction, except if, property is purchased in the name of wife or unmarried daughter(01.08.2018)

In instant case, Opposite Party filed title suit against the Petitioner in respect of disputed land for declaration that the Petitioner is Farzidar an.....

Tags : Declaration, Benami Transactions, Right

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An illiterate widow, unaware of her rights, is entitled to family pension and delay to enforce that right does not impede her claim(17.10.2018)

Present application is filed for quashing of impugned Order and for a declaration that, the undertaking/consent (for adjusting the amount of alleged r.....

Tags : Family pension, Grant, Right

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If law provides for a particular manner in which a particular thing is to be done, it should be done in that way only and none other(22.02.2019)

The present petitions is preferred for quashing the impugned orders passed by the Respondent No. 2 and restore the order dated April 10, 2017. Consequ.....

Tags : Cross examination, Right, Expert witnesses

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A decision rendered by Courts in an unsatisfactory conducting of trial of suit is not legally sustainable(28.03.2019)

The Appellant (Plaintiff) filed Civil Suit against the original Respondent (Defendant) for permanent injunction in relation to the suit property. The .....

Tags : Fair opportunity, Right to contest, Entitlement

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When a legislative intent is clear from the language of provision, Court should give effect to it(24.09.2018)

The background facts of the case are that, the Respondent filed a Civil Suit for possession by enforcement of the right of prior purchase against the .....

Tags : Prior purchase, Right, Statute, Interpretation

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Appellants cannot be deprived of absorption rights in Minority Welfare Department when their appointment is made prior to coming into force of Service Rules, 2001(06.05.2019)

Present appeals arise out of the judgment passed by the High Court by which the High Court held that, the appointment to the post of District Minority.....

Tags : Appointment, Legal right, Absorption

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It is only upon Court to alter charge or reject application, neither prosecution nor defence has any right for alteration of charges(05.07.2019)

The present application has been filed to quash the order passed by Additional District Judge, arising out of case crime registered under Sections 323.....

Tags : Charges, Alteration, Right

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Right to use passage granted in sale deed will not terminate in terms of provisions of Easements Act(16.07.2019)

In present matter, the Defendants are in appeal aggrieved against the judgment and decree passed by the High Court, whereby judgment and decree passed.....

Tags : Easement, Necessity, Right

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Any grievance by the employees is to be redressed within the time limit prescribed(17.07.2019)

The relief sought for in the present writ petition is for a direction to the Respondents to regularize the services of the writ petitioner from 1st Ma.....

Tags : Rights, Redressal, Time Limit

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Prisoners cannot claim the benefit of furlough leave as a matter of right(29.08.2019)

The Petitioner – Convict lodged in Nasik Road Central Prison, preferred the present petition seeking relief to quash and set aside the impugned order .....

Tags : Right, Furlough, Grant

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Affidavit For Admission/Denial Of Documents In Commercial Suits Must Filed Within 45 Days(31.10.2019)

Present appeal filed by the plaintiff challenging the order of the learned Joint Registrar in CS (COMM) 1261/2018, whereby the learned Joint Registrar.....

Tags : Replication, Filing, Right

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Date of filing of affidavit is not starting point from when workman would become entitled to receive last drawn full wages(05.11.2019)

The grievance of the Appellant, who appears in person, is that under Section 17B of Industrial Disputes Act, 1947, he was entitled to payment of the l.....

Tags : Wages, Payment, Right to receive

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State cannot be permitted to perfect its title over the land by invoking doctrine of adverse possession to grab property of its own citizens(08.01.2020)

The Appellant now almost 80 years old, was undisputedly the owner of land admeasuring about 3.34 Hectares in Himachal Pradesh. The Respondent-State to.....

Tags : Compensation, Right, Entitlement

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A candidate seeking appointment to a civil post cannot have an indefeasible right to appointment merely because of appearance of his name in merit list(15.01.2020)

In facts of present case, the candidates who were initially appointed as Lower Division Clerks and promoted as Upper Division Clerks/Head Clerks invok.....

Tags : Appointment, Eligibility, Right

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An architect of building/structure has no right to restrian demolition of structure or to claim any damages for demolition(28.05.2019)

The suit has been filed, seeking mandatory injunction against Union of India and Indian Trade Promotion Organization (ITPO) to compensate the Plaintif.....

Tags : Architect, Building, Right

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A Government servant holding a transferrable post cannot claim a vested right to remain posted at a particular place(29.06.2020)

Present Writ Petition has been filed by the Petitioner, challenging the Transfer Order whereby the Petitioner has been transferred from Dehradun to Bh.....

Tags : Transfer order, Right, Interference

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Merely asking an official, who substantively holds a lower post, to discharge the duties of a higher post cannot be treated as a promotion(20.07.2020)

In present case, the Petitioner is seeking a 'Writ of Mandamus' upon the Respondents directing them to regularize/confirm/promote the Petitioner to th.....

Tags : Promotion, Right, Entitlement

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SC/ST Act guarantees a right to a victim or dependents to participate in any proceedings(21.07.2020)

Criminal Petition is filed under Section 439 of Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 (CrPC) praying to release the Petitioner on bail in case registered f.....

Tags : Bail, Entitlement, Participation, Right

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A stranger to agreement cannot be impleaded as a party so as to convert a suit of one character into a suit of different character(11.09.2020)

Petitioner has assailed the order passed by the Additional Civil Judge vide which the application under Order 1 Rule 10 read with Section 151 of Code .....

Tags : Legal right, Litigation, Impleadment

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When Circulars are issued by the DGCA to ensure public safety, the right to life guaranteed by the Constitution is not violated as same is subject to restrictions(16.10.2020)

Present writ petitions have been filed by the respective Petitioners challenging the Breath Analyzer examination of the personnel engaged in Aircraft .....

Tags : Fundamental rights, Circular, Legality

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Right to residence is not an indefeasible right of residence in shared household especially when the daughter-in-law is pitted against aged father-in-law and mother-in-law(17.05.2021)

In instant case, Parties to the present petition are related to each other in a way that Petitioner is the daughter-in-law and Respondents are her par.....

Tags : Right, Shared household, Beneficial interest

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Uploading of financial statements by private educational institutions would not amount to breach of their Right to Privacy(29.05.2021)

The challenge in the present petition is restricted to the modifications carried out by Central Governmet while extending the Punjab Regulation of Fee.....

Tags : Education, Transparency, Profiteering, Right to Privacy

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Every driving licence, notwithstanding its expiry, continues to be effective for a period of 30 days from day of its expiry(12.07.2021)

Appellant (owner of the offending vehicle) impugns judgment passed by the Motor Accident Claims Tribunal to the limited extent that, it grants recover.....

Tags : Recovery, Right, Validity

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A person who advanced interest free loans to corporate body is also a financial creditor and can initiate CIRP(26.07.2021)

Present appeal under Section 62 of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 (IBC) is against the final judgment of the National Company Law Appellate .....

Tags : CIRP, Initiation, Right

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Notifications & Circulars

Supersession of notification numbers S.O. 12(E), dated the 5th January, 2007 and S.O. 36(E), dated the 5th January, 2009(04.03.2021)

In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) of section 7B of the Citizenship Act, 1955 (57 of 1955) and in supersession of the notification.....

Tags : Supersession, Notification, Rights, OCI

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Amendment in 'Rights and Obligations of Members, Authorized Persons and Clients' of FMC Circular No. FMC/COMPL/IV/KRA-05/11/14 dated February 26, 2015(11.03.2020)

1. SEBI, vide circular no. SEBI/HO/MIRSD/MIRSD2/CIR/P/2016/92 dated September 23, 2016, inter-alia, specified that provisions of FMC circular No. FMC/.....

Tags : Amendment, FMC circular, Rights

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Central Consumer Protection Authority established to promote, protect and enforce the rights of consumers(30.07.2020)

The Consumer Protection Act, 2019 has come into force from 20th July, 2020. As provided in section 10 of the Act, the Central Consumer Protection Auth.....

Tags : Authority, Rights, Consumers

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Implementation of Child Rights(27.06.2019)

India, as a signatory to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC), has committed itself to ensure that all children enjoy thei.....

Tags : Child Rights, Implementation, Convention

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Cabinet approves accession to WIPO Copyright Treaty, 1996 and WIPO Performance and Phonograms Treaty, 1996(04.07.2018)

The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved the proposal submitted by Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion, M.....

Tags : Accession, WIPO, Copyright Treaty, Approval

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Cabinet approves rightsizing the Competition Commission of India(04.04.2018)

The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval for rightsizing the Competition Commission of India (CCI) from O.....

Tags : Cabinet, Approval, Commission, Rightsizing

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Statement on behalf of the Government on the Supreme Court Judgement on Right to Privacy(24.08.2017)

The nine-judge Bench Supreme Court judgement has today pronounced in the "Privacy Case" by upholding the Right to Privacy as one protected by Article .....

Tags : Statement, Government, Judgement, Right to Privacy

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Workshop On "Forest Rights Act, 2006 - its Implementation, Benefits to Tribal and other Traditional Forest Dwelling Communities(27.10.2016)

A Workshop on "Forest Rights Act, 2006 - its Implementation, benefits to tribal and other traditional forest dwelling communities and its challenges" .....

Tags : Workshop, Forest rights, Implementation

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Comptroller General reiterates exclusion of software from patent regime(19.02.2016)

The Comptroller General of Patents, Designs and Trademarks showed its intention to continue disallowing the grant of patents on software. In its repor.....

Tags : Patent, software program, copyright

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SEBI mulls Brightline Tests for Acquisition of ‘Control’(14.03.2016)

The Securities and Exchange Board of India released a discussion paper .....

Tags : Brightline test, control, acquisition contractual

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Revised directions for acquisition of shares and voting rights in private banks(19.11.2015)

The Reserve Bank of India issued revised guidelines requiring prior approval for acquiring share or voting rights in private sector banks. Two amendme.....

Tags : Private bank, voting rights, acquisition, fit and proper

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Electricity (Rights of Consumers) Amendment Rules, 2021(29.06.2021)

In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) read with clause (z) of sub-section (2) of section 176 of the Electricity Act, 2003 (Act 36 of .....

Tags : Rights, Consumers, Rules

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General allocation of special drawing rights by the IMF(01.09.2021)

International Monetary Fund (IMF) has made an allocation of Special Drawing Rights (SDR) 12.57 billion (equivalent to around USD 17.86 billion at the .....

Tags : General allocation, Drawing rights, IMF

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News

SC Says Woman's Right over Property, Given in Lieu of Maintenance Is Absolute(24.11.2015)

Supreme Court has said that a woman's right over property, given in lieu of maintenance to be enjoyed during lifetime, cannot be taken away after deat.....

Tags : Supreme Court, Women’s Property Right

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Delhi HC Put Stay on Transfer of IPR Cases to Lower Courts(04.12.2015)

Delhi High Court has decided not to transfer out any pending intellectual property rights cases to lower courts irrespective of their pecuniary value .....

Tags : Delhi High Court , Lower Courts, intellectual property rights cases

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SC: Landholder's Right to Fair Compensation Cannot be Compromised, Being a Part of Human Rights(07.12.2015)

Supreme Court has held that a landholder’s right to be fairly compensated for his land acquired by the government cannot be compromised as right to pr.....

Tags : Supreme Court, landholder’s right , right to property

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Madras HC Upholds State Human Rights Commission’s Orders(14.12.2015)

Madras High Court has upheld order of Tamil Nadu Human Rights Commission directing a woman Sub Inspector to pay a compensation of Rs 15,000 to an empl.....

Tags : Madras High Court, Tamil Nadu Human Rights Commission

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Delhi HC Permits NHRC to Intervene in Hashimpura Massacre Case(14.12.2015)

Delhi High Court has allowed National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) to intervene in appeals filed by victims of Hashimpura massacre of 1987, in which.....

Tags : Delhi High Court, National Human Rights Commission

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SC: RBI Must Disclose All Info About Banks Under RTI(17.12.2015)

Supreme Court has ruled that Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is bound in law to give information regarding private and public banks under the Right To Inf.....

Tags : Supreme Court, Right To Information , Reserve Bank of India

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Gujarat HC Directs State to Appoint 2 Information Commissioners(22.12.2015)

Gujarat HC has directed State Government to appoint two more information commissioners in State Information Commission for speedy disposal of cases an.....

Tags : Gujarat HC , State Government, Right to Information

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Karnataka HC Put Stay on Admission to KG Classes Under RTE Act(23.12.2015)

Karnataka HC has restrained State from sending children to pre-school sections such as lower and upper kindergarten for admission under Right to Educa.....

Tags : Karnataka HC, Right to Education (RTE) Act, Admission to KG Classes

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‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ copied screenplay claims registered copyright holder(18.10.2015)

‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’, after its ‘selfie’ headache, visits the court again, this time for claims that the movie’s screenplay is copy of a story that was.....

Tags : Copyright, bajrangi bhaijaan, screenplay

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Delhi High Court Amends its RTI Rules(29.02.2016)

Delhi High Court while deciding the public interest writ petition moved by a group of law students has amended its Right to Information Rules, 2006, r.....

Tags : Delhi High Court, Right to Information Rules, 2006

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Bombay HC Denies Urgent Hearing to Activist on Right to Pray(08.04.2016)

Bombay HC has denied to give urgent hearing on an application filed by an activist seeking recall of its earlier order holding that it was a woman's f.....

Tags : Bombay HC, Right to Pray

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CIC: Can't Disclose All Government Email IDs(04.01.2016)

Central Information Commission (CIC) has ruled that email IDs of all government officials cannot be provided under the Right to Information Act as it .....

Tags : Central Information Commission , email IDs , Right to Information Act

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SC Seeks Government's Views on Right to Die(18.01.2016)

Supreme Court has sought Modi Government's views to allow doctors not to prolong life by artificial means such as life support systems in case a patie.....

Tags : Supreme Court, Government, Right to Die

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Supreme Court Restricts Womens' Right to Ancestral Property(02.11.2015)

Supreme Court while restricting right of women seeking equal share in ancestral property, has held that amended provisions of Hindu Succession (Amendm.....

Tags : Supreme Court , Womens' Right to Ancestral Property

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Supreme Court : Widows Have Right on ‘Maintenance’ Property(16.11.2015)

Supreme Court has ruled that right to maintenance of a Hindu widow is not a "mere formality" but a spiritual and moral right that can be judicially e.....

Tags : Supreme Court, Right on ‘Maintenance’ Property

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Madras HC Warns State Government of Judicial Intervention on Appointment of TNCPCR’s Chief(07.11.2016)

Madras High Court has observed that "process has not been followed" on appointment of Kalyani Mathivanan as chairperson of Tamil Nadu Commission for P.....

Tags : Madras High Court, Protection of Child Rights

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SC: Female Child Entitled to Enjoy Equal Rights Like Male Child(09.11.2016)

Supreme Court, while passing a slew of directions, including maintenance of an All-India Database of new borns to curb female feticide, has observed t.....

Tags : Supreme Court, female feticide, equal rights

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Delhi HC Reserves Judgment on Publisher’s Appeal in Photocopy Case(06.12.2016)

Delhi High Court has reserved its judgment on an appeal brought by a group of international publishers against an order allowing a photocopy shop in D.....

Tags : Delhi High Court, photocopy, Delhi University, international publishers, copyright

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Bombay HC: ‘Schools Are Not Commercial Venture’(06.12.2016)

Bombay High Court, while chiding a Navi Mumbai school for refusing to admit poor students in its pre-primary section under Right of Children to Free a.....

Tags : Bombay High Court, Right of Children, RTE Act, Schools

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NHRC Notices Maharashtra Government over Death of 740 Tribal Students(19.10.2016)

National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) while taking suo motu cognizance of news reports that 740 students of Residential Schools (ashramshalas) in tr.....

Tags : National Human Rights Commission, ashramshalas, Tribal Students

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NHRC Notices Odisha Government over Fire at SUM Hospital(20.10.2016)

National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), while taking suo motu cognizance of media reports, has issued a notice to Odisha Government on the fire at SU.....

Tags : National Human Rights Commission, SUM hospital, fire

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SC Refuses to Enter Debate on Right to Refuse Treatment(24.10.2016)

Supreme Court has refused to enter debate over a patient's right to refuse treatment during the pendency of a PIL seeking approval of a person's right.....

Tags : Supreme Court, Right to Refuse Treatment

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Bombay HC Rules ‘Chief Information Commissioner May Transfer Information Commissioner under RTI Act’(25.10.2016)

Bombay High Court has held that State Chief Information Commissioner has powers under Right to Information Act (RTI) to transfer State Information Com.....

Tags : Bombay High Court, Right to Information Act , Information Commissioner

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SC Notices Centre & UP Government over Exemption to Minority Schools under Right to Education Act(06.10.2016)

SC has issued notice to Centre & Uttar Pradesh Government on a plea seeking a relook by a constitution bench on whether minority institutions both aid.....

Tags : SC, Uttar Pradesh, minority institutions, Right to Education Act

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Delhi HC Refrains from Passing Interim Order in Photocopy Case(07.10.2016)

Delhi HC has refrained from passing interim order in an appeal filed against a Single-Judge verdict allowing photocopying of textbooks for educational.....

Tags : Delhi HC, interim order, photocopying, copyright

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Bombay HC: Divorcee Can’t Make Children Retain his Name(10.10.2016)

Bombay HC has said a divorcee cannot insist on his children retaining his name and surname if he has given up his custodial rights to them.

Tags : Bombay HC, Divorcee, surname, custodial rights

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NHRC Notices UP Government over Death of Asthma Patient in Ambulance(14.10.2016)

National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has issued notice to UP Government over death of an asthma patient because of an empty oxygen cylinder in ambu.....

Tags : NHRC, National Human Rights Commission

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NHRC Seeks Report from Kerala Government over Custodial Death(14.10.2016)

National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has issued a notice to Kerala Government over death of a man from Tamil Nadu in police custody after he was ar.....

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NHRC Notices TN Government over Death of Three Girls in Road Mishap(17.10.2016)

National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has issued notice to Tamil Nadu government over reported death of three college girls in a road accident invol.....

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National Human Rights Commission Issues Notice to CBI Over Alleged Torture of Ex-Bureaucrat Bansal(30.09.2016)

National Human Rights Commission has issued notice to CBI over the alleged torture of suspended senior bureaucrat BK Bansal and his family that led to.....

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DIPP Clarifies Copyright Act Applies to Digital Streaming Services(08.09.2016)

Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) has clarified that all forms of broadcasting including digital music streaming fall under section.....

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Delhi HC Protects Singers’ Right(24.08.2016)

Delhi HC has directed a Delhi-based restaurant to stop playing music or performing songs in any manner without obtaining permission from the Indian Si.....

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SC Expands Boundaries of Right to Self-Defence(17.06.2016)

Supreme Court, while expanding scope of the right to self-defence, has ruled that a person would be right in taking the law into his hands if he witne.....

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Madras HC Stresses Need to Codify Prisoners’ Rights(22.06.2016)

Madras HC has stressed need for legislature to codify the rights of prisoners after observing that they were also human beings and “crime does not red.....

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Kerala HC: Puttingal Temple Fire Tragedy Should be Inquired by CBI(12.04.2016)

Kerala HC, while hearing Justice Chidambaresh's plea seeking ban on high decibel firecrackers, has observed that Puttingal temple fire tragedy should .....

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NHRC Awards Compensation of Rs 50,000 over Delay in Registration of FIR(27.07.2016)

National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has awarded a compensation of Rs 50,000 to a 25-year-old woman from Ghaziabad owing to a delay of three months.....

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Bombay High Court: State Doesn’t Seem To Value Human Rights Panel(14.03.2017)

Bombay High Court has said that State Government does not seem to care about State Human Rights Commission despite rise in instances of human rights v.....

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Supreme Court: No One Could Have Copyright Over Judgments Delivered By Apex Court(24.11.2016)

Supreme Court while ruling that no one could have copyright over judgments delivered by Apex Court, has said that it could be reproduced in its raw fo.....

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Bombay HC Dismisses Petition of Four Students Admitted Under RTE Act, 2009(30.11.2016)

Bombay High Court has rejected petition by four students, admitted in a Malad school under Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (RTE) Ac.....

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Rajya Sabha Passes Rights of Persons with Disabilities Bill, 2014(15.12.2016)

Rights of Persons with Disabilities Bill, 2014, which aims at securing and enhancing rights and entitlements of disabled persons has been passed by Ra.....

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Lok Sabha Passes Rights of Persons with Disabilities Bill, 2014(16.12.2016)

Rights of Persons with Disabilities Bill, 2014, which aims at securing and enhancing rights and entitlements of disabled persons has been passed by Lo.....

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Can’t Deny Fundamental Right Of Holding Public Meetings: Madras HC(11.10.2017)

Madras High Court has held that Fundamental Right to hold public meetings cannot be denied merely on the apprehension of a law and order situation ari.....

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Every Writer Has Fundamental Right to Speak: Supreme Court(16.10.2017)

Supreme Court has refused to ban the controversial book Samajika Smugglurlu Komatollu penned by prominent dalit writer and intellectual Kancha Ilaiah,.....

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SC to Delhi HC: Finalise Amendments to Ensure Speedy Disposal of Original IPR Suits(25.10.2017)

Supreme Court has given Delhi High Court, eight weeks to finalise amendments to its Original Side Rules and Practice Directions, in order to ensure sp.....

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NHRC Seeks State Govt't Report on 52 Child Deaths in Jharkhand(30.08.2017)

National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has taken suo motu cognisance of a report related to death of 52 infants at Jamshedpur’s Mahatma Gandhi Memori.....

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Supreme Court: Public Authority Cannot Act Arbitrarily(31.08.2017)

Supreme Court, while cancelling the allotment of leasehold rights by Ujjain Development Authority (UDA) to a private entity, has said that a public au.....

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Supreme Court: Employees Personal Info Exempt from Disclosure Under RTI Act(04.09.2017)

Supreme Court has held that service details of employees fall within the ambit of ‘personal information’ u/s 8(1)(j) of Right to Information Act, and .....

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Appoint Manipur Human Rights Commission’s Office-Bearers Within 3 Months: Manipur High Court(19.01.2018)

Manipur High Court has directed the state to appoint the chairperson and the members of the Manipur Human Rights Commission within a period of three m.....

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Delhi High Court: Not Mandatory for Authority to Call for Info Under RTI(29.01.2018)

Delhi High Court has held that even if a public authority has the power to call for certain information, it is not mandatorily required to seek the da.....

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SIC, Pune: Religious Trusts Do Not Fall Under the RTI Act(05.02.2018)

State Information Commission (SIC), Pune has ruled that the religious or public trusts that are receiving financial aid or grant from government agenc.....

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Himachal Pradesh HC: Right to Life of Animal Means Something More than Mere Existence, Survival(09.02.2018)

Himachal Pradesh High Court has observed that life, in the context of animals, does not mean mere survival or existence or instrumental value for huma.....

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Why Not Declare Newborn’s Right To Mother’s Milk A Fundamental Right: Madras HC(04.01.2018)

Madras High Court has posed a query before the Centre as to why it cannot bring an Act making it obligatory on the part of women to breastfeed as has .....

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Adult Girl Has Unfettered Right to Live Life of Her Choice: Supreme Court(08.01.2018)

Supreme Court, while striking hard at the societal tendency to impose restrictions on girls with regard to their choice of dress, profession and life .....

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Ensure 25% Seats Are Reserved For Poor Children Under RTE Act: Gujarat HC(12.01.2018)

Gujarat High Court has directed the State to ensure that schools which are affiliated with the State board implement the 25% reservation for underpriv.....

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CIC: Judicial Proceedings & Records Can Be Accessed Through RTI(02.11.2017)

Central Information Commission has held that judicial proceedings and records thereof are public records and a person, even if he is not party to the .....

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Delhi High Court: Why Child Protection Body Posts Still Vacant?(14.11.2017)

Delhi High Court has asked Central government to explain the inordinate delay in appointment of three members in the National Commission for Protectio.....

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NHRC: Chhattisgarh Govt Guilty Of Abetting Ghastly Salwa Judum Crimes, Cover-Up Ops(14.11.2017)

National Human Rights Commission has come down heavily on the Chhattisgarh government for abetting the ghastly Salwa Judum crimes in the state and tur.....

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CIC: Indian Banks Association A Public Authority Under RTI(23.11.2017)

Central Information Commission has declared the Indian Banks Association (IBA) a public authority accountable under the Right to Information Act, 2005.....

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Arthur Road Jail, Sanjay Dutt's Former Prison, May House Vijay Mallya Too(29.11.2017)

Arthur Road Jail, Sanjay Dutt's Former Prison, May House Vijay Mallya Too

Tags : The Westminster Magistrates' Court had earlier this month rejected India’s extradition request for a UK-based alleged bookie, on the grounds that his human rights would be violated in Delhi’s notoriously overcrowded Tihar Jail.

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CIC: Delhi Soccer Association is a Public Authority Under the RTI Act(04.12.2017)

Central Information Commission (CIC) has ruled that the Delhi Soccer Association (DSA) is a public authority under the Right to Information Act.

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Supreme Court Outlines 3-Tier Approach to 'Right to Privacy', Reserves Verdict(03.08.2017)

Supreme Court has outlined a three-tier, graded approach to the question whether privacy is a fundamental right by examining the issue through its int.....

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Supreme Court: It is the Duty of Every Institution to Help Disabled Persons(14.08.2017)

Supreme Court has directed Chhattisgarh Government to constitute requisite Medical Board within two days to examine a candidate suffering from Thalass.....

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Delhi High Court: 'Right to Life Includes Entitlement to Alternate Accommodation '(14.08.2017)

Delhi HC, while reiterating that right to housing is an essential part of right to life which is not merely an animal existence but entitlement to rea.....

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NHRC Notice to UP Govt Over Gorakhpur Hospital Tragedy(16.08.2017)

National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), while taking suo motu cognizance of media reports over Gorakhpur hospital tragedy, has issued notice to Gover.....

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Delhi High Court Verdict on Cricket Broadcasting Rights in India Upheld by Supreme Court(23.08.2017)

Supreme Court has upheld the Delhi High Court's verdict barring Prasar Bharati from sharing with cable operators through Doordarshan channels the live.....

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Supreme Court Overrules M P Sharma & Kharak Singh(24.08.2017)

Supreme Court has overruled eight-judge bench judgment in M P Sharma case and six-judge bench judgment in Kharak Singh case -both of which had ruled t.....

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Supreme Court Announces its Verdict, Holds Privacy a Fundamental Right(24.08.2017)

Supreme Court has ruled that privacy is a fundamental right because it is intrinsic to the right to life. The 9 Judge bench also said that right to pr.....

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Delhi HC: Women Has No Right to Residence in Parents-in-law `(26.12.2016)

Delhi High Court has ruled that right to residence is available to a woman against her husband and not against the parents-in-law in a property owned .....

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Delhi HC Directs Saregama India to Deposit Rs 20 Lakh over Copyright Dispute With Zee Ent.(26.12.2016)

Delhi High Court has asked Saregama India Ltd, accused by Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd of infringing its copyright, to deposit Rs 20 lakh for pla.....

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Delhi HC Bars 3 Copyright Societies From Issuing Music Licenses(29.12.2016)

Delhi High Court has restrained three copyright societies from issuing any licenses for playing music and songs of various artists in public.

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Delhi HC: Party Organizers Liable to Pay Royalty for Using Copyrighted Songs(04.01.2017)

Delhi High Court has said that any event organiser, if using copyrighted music or songs in a party, would have to inform Copyright Societies which wil.....

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Supreme Court Notices NHRC over Plea Seeking Law on Custodial Torture(10.01.2017)

Supreme Court has sent to notice National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on a plea seeking framing of an effective law to prevent torture and inhuman .....

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Supreme Court: Stray Dogs Too Have Right to Life(18.01.2017)

Supreme Court, while dismissing plea that all stray dogs should be killed in view of rising cases of dog bites over the years, has said that stray dog.....

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Kerala HC: Right to Consume Alcohol is a Not Fundamental Right(18.01.2017)

Kerala High Court has dismissed a challenge against Government’s Liquor Policy, observing that laws prohibiting alcoholic drinks will not fall foul of.....

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Bombay HC Notices State’s Police For Making Public Station Diary Under RTI Act(23.01.2017)

Bombay High Court has questioned Maharashtra Police’s act of making available details of its station diary to an accused, citing compulsions under Rig.....

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Supreme Court to Centre: Appoint NHRC Director General Within One Week(23.01.2017)

Supreme Court has directed Centre to appoint a Director General in National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) within a week.

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Japan's Supreme Court Rejects Claim For 'Right to be Forgotten' on Google(03.02.2017)

Japan’s Supreme Court has rejected a man’s attempt to argue for “right to be forgotten” in order to have references to his arrest for child prostituti.....

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Karnataka High Court Upholds ‘Right To Be Forgotten’ of a Woman(03.02.2017)

Karnataka High Court, while upholding 'Right to be Forgotten' in order to protect the dignity of a woman, has directed its Registry to make sure that .....

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Delhi HC Says No to NRI Who Wants His Name Delinked From Google Search(03.02.2017)

Delhi High Court has said that there is no reason for creation of a separate legal framework under 'right to be forgotten' to delink 'irrelevant infor.....

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Bombay HC Rejects Plea Challenging RTE Norms Prescribing Reservation For EWS(13.02.2017)

Bombay High Court has dismissed a petition challenging Right To Education Act provision that stipulates 25% of seats in schools be allotted to student.....

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Allahabad HC: Food and Food Habits Part of Right To Life(05.04.2017)

Allahabad High Court while hearing a petition filed by retail meat shop owner to renew his licence has held that food, food habits and vending thereof.....

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Madhya Pradesh HC: Right to Run Business Cannot Be Taken Away Without Due Process of Law(10.04.2017)

Madhya Pradesh High Court has held that fundamental right of a firm to run a business cannot be taken away without following due process of law.

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Supreme Court: Ban on Online Info On Prenatal Sex Determination Curtails 'Right to Know'(12.04.2017)

Supreme Court has observed that a general ban on all online content about prenatal sex determination will curtail fundamental right to know of a genui.....

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Supreme Court: Freedom of Expression Includes Right to be Informed And Right to Know(14.04.2017)

Supreme Court has observed that citizens have right to access internet to gain information, wisdom and knowledge and their right cannot be curtailed u.....

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Gujarat High Court Suggests Parents to Approach Govt Receiving Centres For RTE Admissions(21.04.2017)

Gujarat High Court has said that if parents find difficulty in securing admission for children in class I under Right of Children to Free and Compulso.....

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Supreme Court: Scrupulously Follow New Law on Rights of Persons with Disabilities(26.04.2017)

Supreme Court has directed all States and Union Territories to ‘scrupulously’ follow the new law prescribed under Rights of Persons with Disabilities .....

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Supreme Court Rejects Plea on Question of 'Right to Refuse Medical Treatment'(02.05.2017)

Supreme Court has refused to entertain a PIL as to whether a patient has right to reject medical treatment and pharmaceuticals but referred it to heal.....

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SC: Subsequent Parties Entitled To Seek Declaration that Land Acquisition Proceedings Have Lapsed(05.05.2017)

Supreme Court has held that subsequent purchaser, assignee, successor in interest, power of attorney, etc., are all persons who are interested in comp.....

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Supreme Court: Include HIV+ Children in 'Disadvantaged Group' for Imparting Free Education(09.05.2017)

Supreme Court has said that so far, 11 states and one Union territory have issued notification effecting a change in Right of Children to Free and Co.....

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MP High Court Says 'No' to Judicial Review U/A 226 If Fundamental Rights Not Infringed(12.05.2017)

Madhya Pradesh High Court has held that if fundamental right of aggrieved party is not infringed than it is beyond the scope of judicial review under .....

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Kerala HC: Pendency of Litigation Doesn't Affect 'Right of Alienation'(17.05.2017)

Kerala High Court has held that mere pendency of litigation does not ispo facto affect person’s right to alienate the property.

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NHRC Notices DGP, Jharkhand Over Mob Lynching of 7 on Suspicion of Being Child Kidnappers(24.05.2017)

National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has taken suo motu cognizance of a media report on mob lynching of seven persons on suspicion of being child k.....

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NHRC Seeks Report From Jharkhand on Abduction, Recruitment of Children By Maoists(24.05.2017)

National Human Rights Commission has issued a notice to Government of Jharkhand, calling for a report after taking suo motu cognizance of a news artic.....

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Madras High Court: RTI Cannot Be Invoked When Alternate Remedies Available(05.06.2017)

Madras High Court has held that Right to Information (RTI) Act, 2005 cannot be invoked at first instance, if an effective alternative remedy is availa.....

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Kerala HC: Priests/Nuns Too Have Rights of Intestate/ Testamentary Succession of Property(09.06.2017)

Kerala High Court has ruled that a person cannot be denied his/her property rights on the mere fact of being a priest or nun.

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ITAT, Delhi: Section 50C Applicable to Sale of Leasehold Rights(12.06.2017)

ITAT Delhi has held that income earned from transfer of leasehold rights is chargeable to Income Tax under section 50C of Income Tax Act which provide.....

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Madras HC Says 'No' to Restitution of Conjugal Rights To Husband Who Remarried During Suit Pendency(22.06.2017)

Madras High Court has refused to grant relief of restitution of conjugal rights to a man who had remarried during the pendency of the suit.

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Supreme Court: NHRC Reduced to 'Toothless Tiger', Must be Endowed with More Powers(17.07.2017)

Supreme Court has expressed regret over reduction of the National Human Rights Commission to a “toothless tiger”.

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Supreme Court on Right to Privacy: Apple Gets Your Personal Data, Why Not The State?(21.07.2017)

Supreme Court, while hearing a challenge to Government's massive biometric or "Aadhaar" database, has said that companies like Apple already have acce.....

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UK Supreme Court on Right to Privacy: No Expectation of Privacy in Open Court Proceedings(21.07.2017)

UK Supreme Court, while refusing to allow plea for anonymity by a man who was arrested for child sex abuse, has said while a party is entitled to invo.....

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Delhi High Court Asks Parents to Compensate Daughter for Violating Her Right to Choice(20.04.2018)

Delhi HC has recognised that threat to right of choice of a person can very well come from the person‘s own parents and has directed the parents of a .....

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U.S. Supreme Court Shields Corporations from Human-Rights Suits(25.04.2018)

U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that victims of overseas atrocities can’t use a centuries-old law to sue foreign corporations for complicity, blunting wh.....

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Human Life Worth More Than Right to Employment: Delhi High Court(25.04.2018)

Delhi High Court, while referring to a 2013 incident of fire in a shoe factory in Mangolpuri which killed three young men and a minor boy, and injured.....

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Supreme Court Issues Notice to Centre Over Delay in Filling Vacancies in SHRCs(02.05.2018)

Supreme Court has issued notice to the Centre and several states on a plea against the delay in filling up the vacancies in the State Human Rights Com.....

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Bombay High Court: Not Producing Undertrials Violates Their Right to Fair Trial(09.05.2018)

Bombay High Court has taken cognizance of the issue pertaining to shortage of police escort parties to produce undertrials before a court and its impa.....

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Supreme Court: Overcrowding Prisons a Violation of Human Rights(14.05.2018)

Supreme Court has expressed concern about overcrowding in prisons across the country, in some cases beyond 150% of the capacity, and asked all the Hig.....

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Kerala HC: Right to Privacy Protects Individual Not Only from State, But Also from Citizens(17.05.2018)

Kerala High Court has said that fundamental right to privacy, which takes within its fold the right to protect ones reputation as well, would merit cl.....

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Inspection of Answer Sheets by Examinee Should Be Allowed Under RTI Act: CIC(21.06.2018)

Central Information Commission (CIC) has held that an examinee holds the right to inspect his own answer sheets under the Right to Information Act, 20.....

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CIC: Impediment in Self Defence in Penal Proceedings is Violation of Human Rights(29.06.2018)

Central Information Commission (CIC) has held that it is the human right of a person accused of sexual harassment in his capacity as a citizen and acc.....

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Delhi HC Sets Aside CIC Order Declaring Every Minister A Public Authority Under RTI Act(08.12.2017)

Delhi High Court has set aside ‘as not sustainable’ the order of the Central Information Commission declaring every minister a “public authority” unde.....

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Does Intelligence Bureau Have to Provide Info on Corruption Under RTI: Delhi High Court(13.12.2017)

Delhi High Court has asked the Intelligence Bureau (IB) to state whether it fell under the ambit of the Right to Information Act in cases where inform.....

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Delhi High Court: How Can Copyright Exist in An Unpublished Biography(15.02.2018)

Delhi High Court has asked that how can copyright exist on the unpublished life story of an individual, even if he is a war hero.

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Delhi High Court: Fill Vacancies in NCPCR in 90 Days(20.02.2018)

Delhi High Court, while taking serious note of the inaction of Centre in filling up vacancies in the National Commission for Protection of Child Right.....

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Arbitration Clause Won’t Curtail Consumer Rights: Supreme Court(05.03.2018)

Supreme Court has affirmed a ruling that arbitration agreements cannot curtail the jurisdiction of the consumer forum.

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Linking Aadhaar to Direct Recruitment Violates Right to Equal Opportunity: Punjab & Haryana HC(06.03.2018)

Punjab & Haryana High Court has said that linking Aadhaar Number to direct recruitment should not prima facie be a mandatory condition as it by result.....

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Arbitration Clause Cannot Circumscribe the Jurisdiction of a Consumer Fora: Supreme Court(12.03.2018)

Supreme Court has upheld the National Consumer Dispute Redressal Commission (NCDRC) order that held that arbitration clause in the agreements cannot c.....

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Person Falsely Implicated by State in Criminal Case Deserves to be Compensated: Madhya Pradesh HC(10.07.2018)

Madhya Pradesh High Court has observed that if because of poor investigation and tainted prosecution, the accused suffers and it is apparent that he i.....

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Supreme Court on Sabarimala: All Men and Women Have Equal Right to Worship(20.07.2018)

Supreme Court has ruled that all men and women have an equal right to worship under the Constitution of India.

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Kerala Court Passes Restraint Order in Infringement Suit Against “Karwaan” Movie(03.08.2018)

A Kerala Court has passes restraint order in a suit filed against the makers of the film “Karwaan” alleging copyright infringement.

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Supreme Court Places Rights Activists Under House Arrest(30.08.2018)

Supreme Court has ordered police to put five prominent rights campaigners suspected of links to Maoist guerrillas under house arrest.

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Bombay High Court Seeks Government’s Reply on Human Rights Panel’s Request for Office Premises(19.03.2018)

Bombay High Court has sought a reply from the Maharashtra government after the state human rights commission approached the court with a rather odd re.....

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Denial of Passport Affects Fundamental Rights: Delhi High Court(17.09.2018)

Delhi High Court has held that the denial of a passport or its non-renewal affects the fundamental rights guaranteed under the Constitution.

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ECHR Agrees with Austrian Court Order that Fined Woman for Defaming Prophet Muhammad(22.11.2018)

European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has agreed with the order of an Austrian Court by which it has fined a woman for her statements against Prophet .....

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Delhi HC Allows Visitation Rights to Father Despite Contrary Settlement Agreement(04.12.2018)

Delhi High Court has granted visitation rights to the father of a four-year-old girl, despite the fact that the settlement agreement between the girl’.....

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RTI Not Applicable to Religious Institutions Not Funded by Government: T & AP HC(10.12.2018)

Telangana and Andhra Pradesh High Court has held that religious institutions like temples, churches, mosques, which are not financed/funded by the gov.....

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SC Pulls Up States Over No 'Human Rights Court'(15.01.2019)

Supreme Court has pulled up states for not setting up 'Human Rights Courts' yet and observed that there is no reason why the state governments should .....

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Criminal Background of a Person can't Hinder his Right as Devotee: Kerala HC(18.01.2019)

Kerala High Court has permitted a man, accused in various crimes, to have 'darsan' of Lord Ayyappa at Sabarimala, observing that his right as a devote.....

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Don't Deprive Litigants of Valuable Right to Prosecute Just for Their Lawyer's Default: SC(06.02.2019)

Supreme Court has observed that valuable right of a litigant to prosecute an appeal should not be deprived merely because of non-appearance of his law.....

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SC Asks Election Commission to be Flexible in Facilitating Voting Rights for Armed Forces(15.02.2019)

Supreme Court has asked Election Commission to be flexible in facilitating right to vote for armed forces personnel, including those of central parami.....

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SC Seeks Report on Action Taken Against Tribals Who Lost Claim to Forests(15.02.2019)

Supreme Court has ordered states to report what action they have taken against tribals and forest-dwellers whose claims to forest lands have been reje.....

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CIVIL - SC Agrees to Hear Centre's Application for Stay of Eviction of Forest Dwellers(27.02.2019)

Supreme Court has agreed to hear Centre’s plea seeking a stay on possible eviction of around 11.8 lakh tribals and traditional forest dwellers, whose .....

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INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS - Bombay HC Directs Spotify to Deposit Rs. 6.5 Crore in Warner/Chappell Copyright Case(01.03.2019)

Bombay High Court has directed music streaming app Spotify to deposit Rs. 6.5 crore after a suit for infringement was filed by music publisher Warner/.....

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PROPERTY - Person can’t Claim Right to a Sibling’s Self-Acquired Property(05.03.2019)

Delhi High Court has said that a person can’t claim a right to a sibling’s self-acquired property while evicting a woman from her brother’s south Delh.....

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PROPERTY - Person can’t Claim Right to a Sibling’s Self-Acquired Property(05.03.2019)

Delhi High Court has said that a person can’t claim a right to a sibling’s self-acquired property, while evicting a woman from her brother’s south Del.....

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PROPERTY - Person can’t Claim Right to a Sibling’s Self-Acquired Property(05.03.2019)

Delhi High Court has said that a person can’t claim a right to a sibling’s self-acquired property, while evicting a woman from her brother’s south Del.....

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Supreme Court to States: Why Long Delay in Forming Rights Courts(08.07.2019)

Supreme Court has sought a response from the Central Government, the States and the Union Territories on the prolonged delay for over a quarter of a c.....

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Supreme Court: Right to Education Act, 2009 Applicable to Minority Schools(31.05.2019)

Supreme Court has asked minority schools to admit students seeking admission under Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009. The C.....

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Kerala High Court: Student’s Right to Choose College of His/Her Choice is a Fundamental Right(11.06.2019)

Kerala High Court has observed that "When a student feels that he can secure better education in another college and there is no legal bar in exercise.....

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Receipt for Relinquishment of ‘Right to Sue’ Not Taxable: ITAT(05.10.2018)

Income Tax Appellate Tribunal (ITAT) has held that consideration received for relinquishment of ‘Right to Sue’ does not attract income tax either unde.....

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Right of Education Under RTE Act is to Grant Education to Students and Not to Protect Teachers: MP HC(18.10.2018)

Madhya Pradesh High Court, while considering plea of ‘guest teachers’, has observed that right of education under the Right to Education Act is not to.....

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Acquisition of Tenancy Right Not Eligible for Capital Gain Exemption: ITAT(01.05.2019)

Income Tax Appellate Tribunal (ITAT), Mumbai has held that the acquisition of the tenancy rights would not amount to purchase or construction of a new.....

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Bombay HC: Internet Broadcasting Not Covered U/s. 31D Copyright Act(10.05.2019)

Bombay High Court in a significant judgment held that Section 31D of the Copyright Act, 1957 covers only radio and TV broadcasting and not internet br.....

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Mere Empanelment Does Not Create Any Indefeasible Right to Appointment: SC(02.04.2019)

Supreme Court has reiterated that mere existence of vacancies or empanelment does not create any indefeasible right to appointment.

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Right to Travel Abroad an Important Basic Human Right: SC(15.04.2019)

Supreme Court has said that right to travel abroad is an important basic human right, while permitting IPS officer who is facing departmental proceedi.....

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Advocate Loses Right to Practice When He Enters into Full Time Salaried Employment: Allahabad HC(17.04.2019)

Allahabad High Court has observed that a person enrolled as an advocate ceases to be one as soon as he/she takes a full time salaried employment even .....

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Fee for RTI Application shall be Sought as per RTI Rules Only: SC(24.04.2019)

Supreme Court has held that if a person seeks information under the provisions of the Right to Information Act, then payment has to be sought under th.....

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CIC: Staff Entitled To Know About Financial Status of Company(25.04.2019)

Central Information Commission (CIC) has held that employee is entitled to know under Right To Information Act 2005 about the financial status of the .....

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CIVIL - Delhi HC Pulls Up DCPCR for Not Taking Issue of Missing Children Seriously(06.03.2019)

Delhi High Court has taken to task the Delhi Commission for Protection of Child Rights (DCPCR) for not taking seriously the issue of children going mi.....

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FAMILY - Married Daughter has Right of Succession in Lease Premises Under Goa Succession Law: SC(14.03.2019)

Supreme Court has observed that a married daughter would have a right of succession in the "lease premises", as per the provisions of Goa Succession, .....

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SERVICE - Pension is Not a Concession but Right of Staff: Madras HC(29.03.2019)

Madras High Court has observed that pension is neither charity nor largesse to be claimed as a matter of concession and it is a right which is accrued.....

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Madras High Court: Forced Abstinence is Violation of Human Rights(25.11.2019)

Madras High Court has suo motu enhanced the compensation awarded to N.Ananda Kumar while dismissing an appeal from the Commissioner, Corporation of C.....

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Rajya Sabha Passes Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill 2019(27.11.2019)

Rajya Sabha has passed the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2019. The Bill on protection of rights of transgenders was passed after a .....

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Delhi High Court: Injury Caused to Copyright Owner Due to Exclusion from Credits is Irreversible(16.09.2019)

Delhi High Court has restrained Balaji Telefilms from using the song ‘Dhagala Lagli’ in its latest release ‘Dream Girl’. The Court ruled that such use.....

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Supreme Court: Schools, Colleges Funded by Government Come under Right to Information(18.09.2019)

Supreme Court has observed that schools, colleges and non-profits funded substantially by the Government will come under the Right to Information Act,.....

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Google Wins Landmark "Right-To-Be-Forgotten" Case in Top European Union Court(24.09.2019)

In a land mark case, European Court of Justice has ruled that Google does not have to apply the right to be forgotten globally which means that firm n.....

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Google Wins Landmark "Right-To-Be-Forgotten" Case in Top European Union Court(24.09.2019)

In a landmark case, top court of European Union has held that Google does not have to apply the right to be forgotten globally and the firm needs to r.....

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Delhi High Court Declines to Grant Ad-Interim Injunction to Saregama for Copyright Infringement(17.10.2019)

Delhi High Court has declined to grant ad-interim injunction to Saregama India Ltd in its copyright infringement against Maddock Films Pvt Ltd for the.....

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Parliament Passes Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2019(31.07.2019)

Parliament has passed the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2019 five days after it got the nod from Lok Sabha. This comes nearly .....

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Karnataka High Court: Good Roads and Footpaths are Fundamental Rights of Citizens(02.08.2019)

Karnataka High Court has in a landmark verdict that gives major relief to citizens suffering from bad roads in Bengaluru and other parts of the State.....

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Supreme Court Fines Seven States Over Status of Human Rights Courts(14.08.2019)

Supreme Court has slapped penalty of up to Rs. 1 lakh on seven states for failing to file responses on setting up human rights courts despite its dire.....

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Playing Songs During Marriage Function and Related Ceremonies will not Amount to Copyright Violation(03.09.2019)

Central Government has clarified that utilization of any sound recording during the course of a religious ceremony including marriage procession and a.....

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Apex Court Expresses Despair Over Tussle Between Child Rights Commissions of Centre and West Bengal(04.09.2019)

Apex Court has observed that it is sad that both the Commissions i.e. the Child Rights Commissions of Centre and of West Bengal cannot come to a concl.....

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KHC: Demanding Info About Bank Accounts without Statutory Support Violates Right to Privacy(05.09.2019)

Kerala High Court (KHC) has ruled information about one’s bank accounts and Income Tax returns constitute personal information. As a result demand of .....

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Rajya Sabha Passes Protection of Human Rights (Amendment) Bill, 2019(23.07.2019)

Rajya Sabha has passed the Protection of Human Rights (Amendment) Bill, 2019, amid Opposition call to refer the Bill to a select committee. The Bill f.....

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Lok Sabha Passes Right to Information (Amendment) Bill, 2019(23.07.2019)

Lok Sabha has passed the Right to Information (Amendment) Bill, 2019 which proposed to give the Centre the power to set the tenure and salaries of the.....

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Lok Sabha Passes Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2019(26.07.2019)

Lok Sabha has passed the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2019 to ban the practice of triple talaq among Muslims and punish the g.....

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Rajya Sabha Passes Right to Information (Amendment) Bill, 2019(26.07.2019)

Rajya Sabha has passed the Right to Information (Amendment) Bill, 2019, was passed in the Rajya Sabha on Thursday amid high drama. The Bill seeks to .....

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Kerala High Court: Human Rights Commission Does not Have Unlimited Jurisdiction(26.07.2019)

Kerala High Court has observed that the Human Rights Commission does not have unlimited jurisdiction and that it cannot exercise plenary powers in der.....

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SC: Daughters Have Coparcenery Rights Even If Their Father Was Not Alive at Time of Amendment(11.08.2020)

Supreme Court has held that, a daughter will have a share after Hindu Succession (Amendment) Act, 2005, irrespective of whether her father was alive o.....

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Patna HC Seeks Report on Implementation of Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Act(31.08.2020)

Patna High Court has sought a report from the Central as well as the State Government, delineating the steps taken by them to implement the welfare pr.....

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Supreme Court Asks Centre on Right to Life for Animals(10.09.2020)

Supreme Court has asked the Centre if animals should have right to life under Article 21 of the Constitution of India, 1949 while entertaining a Publi.....

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Delhi HC: Accused has Right to Oppose Police Plea for Extension of Time for Investigation(14.09.2020)

Delhi High Court has ruled that an accused has a right to be heard to oppose an application for extension of time for completion of investigation accr.....

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ITAT, Mumbai Deletes Tax Claim on Vodafone Rights Issue(15.09.2020)

Income Tax Appellate Tribunal, Mumbai has deleted the addition of Rs 795 Crores by tax authorities as income received from nine Mauritian entities tha.....

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SC: Right to Protest Comes with Restrictions(22.09.2020)

Supreme Court has said right to protest comes with restrictions and a balance has to be maintained between the right to protest and the right to free .....

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SEBI Eases Rules for Rights Offers(24.09.2020)

Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has revised fund-raising rules to make it easier for listed entities to get more capital. The rules incl.....

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NHRC Takes Suo Moto Cognizance of Hathras Gang Rape Case(01.10.2020)

National Human Rights Commission has issued notice to the Uttar Pradesh Government, asking it file a report, taking suo moto cognizance of the "seriou.....

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NHRC Issues Notice to Govt. on Amnesty's Decision to Close India Operations(01.10.2020)

National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) takes suo motu cognizance of the matter and directs issuance of the notice to the Home Secretary, Ministry of .....

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SC: Mere Inclusion of Candidate in Selection List Does Not Confer Vested Right to Appointment(08.10.2020)

Supreme Court has reiterated that mere inclusion of candidate in a selection list does not confer upon them a vested right to appointment.

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HP HC: Denial of Access to Road Would Tantamount to Denial of Right to Life(09.10.2020)

Himachal Pradesh High Court has observed that access to roads to the residents of hilly areas is an inbuilt component of the constitutionally guarante.....

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SC: Subsequent Filing of Chargesheet Does Not Extinguish Right of Accused for 'Default Bail'(13.10.2020)

Supreme Court has observed that the accused gets an indefeasible right to 'default bail' if he makes an application after the maximum period for inves.....

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SC: Woman has Right to Stay Even in In-laws’ Home(16.10.2020)

Supreme Court has ruled once a woman lodges a complaint under the Domestic Violence Act, 2005 she will have the right to residence in a house even if .....

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Madras HC Takes Cognizance on Mob Attack Against Burial of Doctor Died of COVID-19(21.04.2020)

Madras High Court has issued notice to the State on the issue of the right to burial being guaranteed under Article 21 of the Constitution of India, 1.....

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Supreme Court Allows Parents Having Visitation Rights to Maintain Contact with Children(01.05.2020)

Supreme Court has directed that parents with visitation rights may resort to electronic means keeping in view the inability of parents to meet their c.....

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SEBI Eases Norms for Rights Issues Until July 31(07.05.2020)

Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has given a one-time relaxation on strict enforcement of certain compliance norms related to rights issu.....

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NHRC Takes Suo Moto Cognizance of Vizag Gas Leak(08.05.2020)

National Human Rights Commission has taken suo motu cognizance of media reports about the death of eight persons and over five thousand others falling.....

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SC Says It Can Rule on Religious Rights Too(12.05.2020)

Supreme Court has said that it can rule on religious rights without referring to the facts of a case while deciding pure questions of law, especially .....

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NHRC Takes Cognizance of Mother Pulling Suitcase with Exhausted Kid Sleeping(18.05.2020)

National Human Rights Commission has taken suo motu cognizance of media reports about a mother pulling a suitcase with her small child sleeping on it .....

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Supreme Court: Reservations for Jobs, Promotions not Fundamental Right(10.02.2020)

Supreme Court has said that quotas and reservations for promotions for government jobs is not a fundamental right. The top court said it could not com.....

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Delhi High Court Dismisses Plea Seeking Voting Rights for Prisoners(13.02.2020)

Delhi High Court has dismissed a Public Interest Litigation seeking voting rights for prisoners, stating that statutory rights are subject to restrict.....

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SC: Right to Pension Cannot be Taken Away by Mere Executive Fiat or Administrative Instruction(19.02.2020)

Supreme Court has observed that the right to pension is covered under a right to property protected under Article 300A of the Constitution of India, 1.....

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Supreme Court: Enforcement Directorate has No Right to Impound Passport(25.02.2020)

Supreme Court has reiterated that the Enforcement Directorate has no right to impound the passport and the same can only be impounded by the Passport .....

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Supreme Court: Protests Cannot Infringe Rights of Others(02.03.2020)

Supreme Court has ruled that one’s right to protest could not infringe upon the rights of others as it upheld the Uttarakhand High Court verdict initi.....

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Karnataka HC: Fundamental Right of Holding Peaceful Protest is Basic Feature of Democracy(02.03.2020)

Karnataka High Court has observed that the fundamental right to hold peaceful protests is a basic feature of democracy while holding that the impositi.....

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Madras HC: Doctors Have No Right to Go on Strike/Boycott Under Any Circumstances(02.03.2020)

Madras High Court has observed that Doctors do not have the right to go on strike/boycott under any circumstances since they are directly dealing with.....

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SEBI Puts Norms for Rights of Issue of Units by Listed REITs and InvITs(20.01.2020)

Securities and Exchange Bank of India (SEBI) has put in place a framework for the rights of issue of units by listed Real Estate Investment Trusts and.....

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Kerala HC: Substantial Rights Cannot be Deprived on Ground of Technical Lapses(23.01.2020)

Kerala High Court has held that the substantial rights available to Petitioners under the Goods and Services Tax Act, 2017 (GST) cannot be deprived so.....

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NHRC Seeks Report from Telangana DGP on Complaint of Police Harassment of Anti-CAA Protester(29.01.2020)

National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has sought a report from the Telangana Director General of Police (DGP) on January 22 on a complaint alleging .....

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Supreme Court Issues Notice to Government on Change in Right to Information Law(03.02.2020)

Supreme Court has issued notices to the Government on a Petition alleging that it had diluted the law to give itself absolute discretionary powers ove.....

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Bombay HC Issues Notice to Government on PIL for Protection of Rights & Identity of Rape Victims(03.02.2020)

Bombay High Court has issued notice to the Union of India and State of Maharashtra in a Public Interest Litigation seeking directions for implementati.....

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Supreme Court: Sub-Letting Part of Tenanted Premises Gives Landlord Right Eviction from Whole Premise(14.01.2020)

Supreme Court has interpreted the provisions of Kerala Buildings (Lease and Rent Control), Act, 1965 and observed that the sub-letting of any part of .....

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Bombay High Court Allows Release of ‘Umeed’ Movie(17.01.2020)

Bombay High Court has held that there can be no monopoly of copyright in the idea or subject of a film based on the subject of a clinical trial, which.....

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Kerala HC: Even After Assignment of Copyright, Author has Right to Protect His Intellectual Property(08.01.2020)

Kerala High Court observed that observed that Section 57 of the Copyright Act, 1957 protects the special rights of the author even after the assignmen.....

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NHRC Issues Human Rights Advisory for Protection of LGBTQI+ Rights(21.10.2020)

National Human Rights Commission has issued the "Human Rights Advisory for Protection of the Rights of LGBTQI+ community in context of COVID-19 pandem.....

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Himachal Pradesh HC: Right to Cross-Examine Vested in Petitioner(22.10.2020)

Himachal Pradesh High Court has observed that right to cross-examine vested in the Petitioner could not have been closed by learned Court on account o.....

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Allahabad HC: Highest Bidder Not to Acquire Vested Right in Auction(26.10.2020)

Allahabad High Court has reiterated that a highest bidder in an auction does not acquire any vested right to have the auction concluded in his favour.

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SC: Right to Default Bail Enforceable Even if Charge Sheet Seeking Extension of Time Filed(27.10.2020)

Supreme Court has observed that where the accused has already applied for default bail, the Prosecutor cannot defeat the enforcement of his indefeasib.....

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SC: Courts Should Inform Accused Availability of Right to Avail Default Bail(27.10.2020)

Supreme Court has observed that Courts should inform the accused of the availability of their indefeasible right to avail 'default bail' once it accru.....

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Tripura HC: Right of Freedom of Speech Includes Freedom to be Critical of Public Administration(03.11.2020)

Tripura High Court has observed that the right of freedom of speech and expression would include the freedom of being critical of the public administr.....

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Allahabad HC: Accused Has Right to Summon Evidence/Witness Relevant for Prosecution Evidence(04.11.2020)

Allahabad High Court allowed an application for recall of witness moved by an accused under Section 311 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 while .....

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SC: Citizens Should Approach High Courts First for Enforcing Fundamental Rights(17.11.2020)

Supreme Court has said that it wished to discourage petitions under Article 32 in the Court for enforcement of fundamental rights and said that citize.....

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Gauhati HC Seeks Govt's Response on Plea for Effective Implementation of Right to Education Act(20.11.2020)

Gauhati High Court has sought a response from the Assam government in a plea seeking effective implementation of Section 12(1)(c) of the Right to Educ.....

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Orissa HC: Social Media Users Have Right to be Forgotten(24.11.2020)

Orissa High Court has talked about social media users’ right to be forgotten and said that at present, the law was silent on the remedy for victims of.....

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Allahabad HC: Right to Live With Person Irrespective of Religion Intrinsic to Right to Life(24.11.2020)

Allahabad High Court has observed that "Right to live with a person of his/her choice irrespective of religion professed by them, is intrinsic to righ.....

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Delhi HC Directs Telegram to Disable Channels Providing Copyrighted Study Material(24.11.2020)

Delhi High Court has passed an ad interim order against Telegram Mobile Internet application directing them to take down/disable the channels providin.....

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SC: Right to Property Remains a Valuable Constitutional Right(25.11.2020)

Supreme Court has reiterated that though right to property is not a fundamental right, it remains a valuable constitutional right and has directed the.....

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Karnataka HC: Right to Marry Person of Choice a Fundamental Right(01.12.2020)

Karnataka High Court has held that the right of any major individual to marry the person of his/her choice is a fundamental right enshrined in the Con.....

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SC: Victims of Human Right Violation by Investigating Agencies have Right to Copy of CCTV Footage(03.12.2020)

Supreme Court has held that in case of any human right violation by investigating agencies like police, CBI, NIA, ED Etc, the victims have the right t.....

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SC: Summary Eviction Procedure Cannot be Invoked to Defeat Right of Residence of Woman(16.12.2020)

Supreme Court has held that the Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizens Act, 2007 has no overriding effect over the right of residence .....

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SC: Triple Talaq Law Does Not Take Away Right to Seek Anticipatory Bail(18.12.2020)

Supreme Court has ruled that the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Act, 2019 declaring triple talaq mode of divorce among Muslims illega.....

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SC: Selective Leaks to Media Infringes Rights of Victims(18.12.2020)

Supreme Court has observed that selective disclosures to the media during investigation of crime affect the rights of the accused and the rights of vi.....

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Orissa HC: Right to Progeny and Termination is A Fundamental Right Under Article 21(21.12.2020)

Orissa High Court has held that right to progeny and termination thereof is a fundamental right enshrined under Article 21 of the Constitution of Indi.....

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Allahabad HC: Husband’s Appointment on Compassionate Ground Can’t Take Away Right to Remarry(22.12.2020)

Allahabad High Court has held that a husband’s appointment on compassionate ground will not take away his fundamental right to remarry.

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Calcutta HC: No Interference Can be Made Where Adult Woman Decides to Marry and Convert(22.12.2020)

Calcutta High Court has made it clear that if an adult woman marries as per her choice and decides to convert and not return to her paternal house, th.....

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J&K HC: Residents Facing Grievances in Violation of Human Rights May Approach NHRC(23.12.2020)

Jammu and Kashmir High Court has held that the residents of Jammu and Kashmir, if having any grievance regarding violation of their human rights, may .....

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SC: Right of Being Represented Through Counsel is Part of Due Process Clause(28.12.2020)

Supreme Court has observed that the right of being represented through a counsel is part of due process clause and is referable to the right guarantee.....

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Karnataka HC: Right to Claim Bail Becomes Circumscribed on Repeat Bailable Offence(05.01.2021)

Karnataka High Court has said that the right to claim bail under section 436 of Criminal Procedure Code, 1973 (CrPC) becomes circumscribed when an acc.....

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Bombay HC Allows Transgender to Contest Polls as Woman Candidate(06.01.2021)

Bombay High Court has allowed a transgender to contest village panchayat polls as a Woman candidate, noting that Transgender Persons (Protection of Ri.....

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Madras HC: Right to Religion Not Higher Than Right to Life(07.01.2021)

Madras High Court has asserted that the right to religion is not higher than the right to life. Religious rights are subject to public interest and th.....

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Calcutta HC: Father Has No Fundamental Right to Collect Preserved Sperm of Deceased Son(20.01.2021)

Calcutta High Court has dismissed a petition wherein the Petitioner (father), on the basis of his parental relationship with the deceased, sought perm.....

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OHCHR Urges Indian Government to Release Bhima Koregaon Activists(25.01.2021)

Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) of the United Nations has urged the Indian government to release the activists who are in pri.....

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Gujarat HC Registers Suo Moto PIL to Regulate Right to Shelter to Weaker Section(29.01.2021)

Gujarat High Court has registered a suo moto Public Interest Litigation to monitor certain important issues touching the life and liberty of the weake.....

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Madras HC: Recommendations of SHRC into Human Rights Violation Binding on Government(08.02.2021)

Madras High Court has held that recommendations made by the State Human Rights Commission (SHRC), after a full-fledged inquiry into allegations of hum.....

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Karnataka HC: Right to Get Protection from Human Beings is a Guaranteed Right to Animals(15.02.2021)

Karnataka High Court has set aside an order of the Magistrate Court handing over custody of ten dogs given to their owner who treated them with cruelt.....

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SC: Consent Decree Recognizing Pre-Existing Rights Does Not Require Registration(24.02.2021)

Supreme Court held that a consent decree based on admission recognising pre existing rights under Family settlement does not require registration unde.....

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Kerala HC: Workers Cannot Resort to Violence to Further Cause by Infringing Rights of Organization(01.03.2021)

Kerala High Court has observed that there cannot be any doubt that the workers have the right to resort to strike to effectively bargain with the mana.....

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UNHCR Notes Charges of Sedition Against Journalists and Activists as Departure from Human Rights(01.03.2021)

United Nations High Commissioner of Rights has stated that the charges of sedition against journalists and activists for reporting or commenting on th.....

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NHRC Issues Notices to Chief Secretaries of Odisha, Chhattisgarh on Hirakud Displacement(02.03.2021)

National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has issued notices to the Chief Secretaries of Odisha and Chhattisgarh over the action taken to alleviate the .....

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Supreme Court: Woman not Husband's Chattel, on Plea Seeking Restoration of Conjugal Rights(04.03.2021)

Supreme Court has while hearing a man’s plea seeking that his wife be ordered to start living with him again observed that woman is not a chattel that.....

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Central Government Issues Notification Granting Rights to OCI Cardholders(05.03.2021)

Central Government has issued a notification granting some new rights to Overseas Citizen of India Cardholders.OCI Cardholders can now apply for multi.....

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SC Allows Impleading States in PIL Seeking Protection of Migrant Children's Fundamental Rights(09.03.2021)

Supreme Court has allowed impleading the States in the Public Interest Litigation filed by Child Rights Trust seeking directions for protection of the.....

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SC: Magistrates & Trial Judges Also Have Responsibility in Safeguarding Citizens' Fundamental Right(09.03.2021)

Supreme Court has stated in a judgment in which it emphasized the role of the lower Judiciary in preventing abuse of criminal court process that the M.....

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Orissa HC: No Right Accrues in Favour of Bidders of Tender Offer Unless Same is Approved(09.03.2021)

Orissa High Court has held that when the tender is yet to be approved by higher authorities, no right accrues in favor of the participants, and they c.....

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Karnataka HC Issues Notice in Plea Seeking Direction to Right to Privacy of Individuals(11.03.2021)

Karnataka High Court has ordered issue of notices to the Centre and the State governments and 70 media platforms on a petition filed by a lawyer and B.....

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Supreme Court Seeks Union Response on Gender Neutral Uniform Law for Succession Rights(11.03.2021)

Supreme Court has sought the Union government’s stand on the need for a gender and religion neutral uniform law conferring succession and inheritance .....

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NCPCR Issues Notice to Netflix to Stop Streaming of Show ‘Bombay Begums’(12.03.2021)

National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) has issued a notice to Netflix and has asked subscription-based streaming service provider .....

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Bombay HC: Registration of Copyright Not Mandatory for Seeking Protection Under Copyright Act(16.03.2021)

Bombay High Court has held that registration of copyright is not mandatory under the Copyright Act, 1957 for seeking an injunction against infringemen.....

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P&H HC Issues Notice on Plea Seeking Enforcement of Prisoner’s Conjugal Rights(19.03.2021)

Punjab & Haryana High Court has issued notice to the State of Haryana seeking response of the State regarding enforcement of rights to have matrimonia.....

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Gauhati HC: Subsequent Change in Law Will Not Ipso Facto Reverse Position of Parties(22.03.2021)

Gauhati High Court has held that once a Court renders a judgment on the issues of the rights of parties, such a judgment can only be re-visited by the.....

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Kerala HC: Divorced Wife Not Entitled to Right of Residence(25.03.2021)

Kerala High Court has held that a divorced wife would not be entitled to the right of residence conferred under Section 17 of the Protection of Women .....

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NHRC Issues Notice to U.P. DGP Over Police Framing Dhaba Owner(26.03.2021)

National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has issued notice to the Uttar Pradesh Director General of Police (DGP) over policemen allegedly framing an ea.....

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Central Government Notifies Copyright (Amendment) Rules, 2021(09.04.2021)

Central government has notified the Copyright (Amendment) Rules, 2021 which amends the Copyright Rules, 2013. The amendments have been introduced with.....

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SC Dismisses Challenge Against Delhi HC Decision on Widow's Right to Compensation(12.04.2021)

Supreme Court has affirmed a Delhi High Court decision that a widow's right to claim compensation under the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 for the death of .....

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Kerala HC: No Religious Community Had Right to Conduct Pilgrimage Inside Reserved Forest Land(12.04.2021)

Kerala High Court has emphasized that no religious community had a right to conduct pilgrimage inside reserved forest land. The Court has stated that .....

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Karnataka HC: Right to Lead Healthy Life Cannot be Obstructed by People Not Following Covid Protocol(16.04.2021)

Karnataka High Court has said Right to lead a healthy life is an integral part of Article 21 of the Constitution of India, 1949 and cannot be obstruct.....

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Madras HC: Right to Privacy, Reputation Extinguishes After Death(19.04.2021)

Madras High Court has ruled that the right to privacy of an individual and the reputation earned during their lifetime extinguishes after death, and t.....

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Gauhati HC Sets Aside Ex-Parte Order Which Declared a Woman Foreigner(19.04.2021)

Gauhati High Court has set aside an ex-parte order declaring a woman as foreigner observing that the order was passed without hearing the petitioner. .....

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Maharashtra Real Estate Appellate Tribunal: Right to Reserve Flat Includes Right to Cancel(29.04.2021)

Maharashtra Real Estate Appellate Tribunal has observed that the right to reserve a flat includes the right to cancel the reservation. Therefore, a bu.....

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NHRC Takes Suo Moto Cognizance of Post-Poll Violence in West Bengal(05.05.2021)

National Human Rights Commission has taken suo moto cognizance taking note of several media reports published in various newspapers on May 4, 2021, re.....

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NCPCR Takes Cognizance, Seeks Action Taken Report from WB Govt.(05.05.2021)

National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) has written to the Home Secretary of West Bengal raising concerns over post-poll violence i.....

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Orissa High Court: Right to Education Includes Right to Safe Education(07.05.2021)

Orissa High Court has held the "Right to education includes right to safe education", and when the very purport of the Right to Education Act, 2009 is.....

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NHRC Issues Notice on Viral News of Corpses Found Floating in River Ganga(14.05.2021)

National Human Rights Commission has issued notices to the Centre and the Governments of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar over the viral news of corpses found .....

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NHRC Seeks Government Response on Chitrakoot Prison Firing Incident(19.05.2021)

National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has sought response from the Uttar Pradesh Director General of Police and local and prison authorities of Chit.....

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NHRC Issues Notice on Complaint of Farmers’ Protest Violating Covid-19 Norms(26.05.2021)

National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has issued notices to the Delhi, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh governments on a complaint that farmers’ protests v.....

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NHRC Issues Notice to Four States Citing Adverse Impact on Industries, Transportation(15.09.2021)

National Human Rights Commission has issued notice to four states, calling upon them to submit their respective Action Taken Reports with regard to th.....

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Kerala HC Observes Right to Conduct Marriage in Temples Restricted to Available Infrastructure(15.09.2021)

Kerala High Court has observed that the right of a worshipper to arrange marriages at the temple is restricted to the already available infrastructure.....

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Allahabad HC: Two Adults Have the Right of Choice of Matrimonial Partner(17.09.2021)

Allahabad High Court has observed that it cannot be disputed that two adults have the right of choice of their matrimonial partner irrespective of the.....

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Kerala HC: Embargo in Section 172(3) CrPC Does Not Take Away Right to Use Previous Statements(22.09.2021)

Kerala High Court has held that the embargo in Section 172(3) of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 (CrPC) does not take away the right of the accus.....

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Bombay HC Grants Maharashtra Government to Fill Up Vacancies in Human Rights Commission(24.09.2021)

Bombay High Court has granted the Maharashtra Government one last chance to fill up vacancies in the Maharashtra State Human Rights Commission while h.....

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Delhi HC Issues Directions Regarding Administration, Maintenance of Kalkaji Temple and Bari Rights(28.09.2021)

Delhi High Court has issued slew of directions regarding the administration and maintenance of Kalkaji Temple as also for resolution of disputes perta.....

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NHRC Issues Notice to Delhi Govt Over Increasing Incidents Of Violence Among Tihar Jail Inmates(29.09.2021)

National Human Rights Commission, NHRC has taken suo motu cognizance of a media report alleging increasing incidents of violence among inmates in the.....

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Delhi HC: Right To Be Forgotten Depends On How Far It Has To Be Stretched(30.09.2021)

Delhi High Court has observed that the Right to be Forgotten depends on how far it has to be be stretched and that the rights of a person have to be b.....

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Kerala HC: Son-In-Law Has No Legal Right In Father-In-Law's Property(04.10.2021)

Kerala High Court has held that a son-in-law cannot have any legal right in his father-in-law's property and building, even if he has spent a consider.....

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Kerala High Court: Son-In-Law Has No Legal Right In Father-In-Law's Property(05.10.2021)

Kerala High Court has held that a son in law cannot have any legal right in his father in law's property and building, even if he has spent an amount .....

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Kerala HC: Right to Refuse Medical Treatment Not to Affect Measures Taken by Executive Authority(25.10.2021)

Kerala High Court has ruled that although an individual is entitled to the right to refuse medical treatment under the Constitution, such right does n.....

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Delhi HC Issues Notice on Plea Seeking Voting Rights for Nurses with Delhi Nursing Council(25.10.2021)

Delhi High Court has issued notice on a PIL filed by Indian Professional Nurses Association, an NGO, seeking voting rights to all nurses registered wi.....

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Delhi HC Extends Time for Sending Suggestions to Draft Intellectual Property Rights Division Rules(27.10.2021)

Delhi High Court has extended the time for sending comments and suggestions to the Draft Intellectual Property Rights Division Rules, 2021 from the me.....

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SC: Right to Equality is Vested Right and Same is Violated When Equals Treated Unequally(28.10.2021)

Supreme Court has observed that the right to equality under Article 14 of the Constitution of India 1949 is a vested right and the same is violated wh.....

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Madras HC: Long Cohabitation Will Not Confer Any Legal Right to Raise Matrimonial Dispute(08.11.2021)

Madras High Court has observed that long cohabitation or living together will not confer upon the parties any legal right to raise a matrimonial dispu.....

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Punjab and Haryana HC: Specifying Rights of Accused under NDPS Act Mandatory Requirement(08.11.2021)

Punjab and Haryana High Court has observed that a notice under Section 50 of Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985 should specify what .....

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Allahabad HC: Indefeasible Right To Default Bail If Chargesheet Not Filed Within Stipulated Time(11.11.2021)

Allahabad High Court has observed that an accused has an indefeasible right to 'default bail' under proviso to section 167(2) of the Code of Criminal.....

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Delhi HC Issues Notice on Plea by Recently Released UK Ex-Convict, Seeking Removal of Articles(12.11.2021)

Delhi High Court has issued notice on a plea filed by a man namely Mohammed Umar Ashrafi, who was convicted by UK's Leicester Crown Court in 2015 and .....

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Andhra Pradesh HC: Government Should Locate State Human Rights Commission Within State(06.07.2021)

Andhra Pradesh High Court has indicated to the government that it should locate the State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) within the State of Andhra Pr.....

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Chhattisgarh HC: Widow Loses Right to Property Inherited as Effect of Valid Marriage(02.07.2021)

Chhattisgarh High Court has held that the effect of a valid remarriage is that the widow loses her right in the property inherited from her previous h.....

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MP HC: Accused Cannot be Denied Rights to Adduce Evidence Within Parameters of Law(05.07.2021)

Madhya Pradesh High Court has observed that an accused can't be denied his right to adduce evidence within parameters of the law, and if accused wishe.....

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SC Upholds Citizen's Right to Challenge Constitutional Amendment Affecting States' Power(21.07.2021)

Supreme Court has observed that when a citizen of India challenges a constitutional amendment as being procedurally infirm, it is the duty of the Cour.....

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Calcutta HC Upholds Senior Citizen's Right to Reside in His Own House(26.07.2021)

Calcutta High Court has reiterated that the right of a senior citizen to exclusively reside in his own house and also direct the eviction of his son a.....

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Bombay HC Refuses Javed Akhtar’s Application for Quashing Petition Regarding Didda Copyright Row(27.07.2021)

Bombay High Court has refused to hear lyricist Javed Akhtar's interim application in Kangana Ranaut's quashing petition regarding the Didda Copyright .....

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Rajasthan HC Directs Superintendents to Inform Eligible Prisoners of Right to Parole(30.07.2021)

Rajasthan High Court has directed the Superintendent of jails across the state to inform all eligible prisoners of their right to be considered for be.....

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Madras HC: Producer IS Copyright Owner In Film(17.11.2021)

In a copyright dispute, Madras HC observed that merely because the producer has given credit to the author for screenplay or dialogue, it would not am.....

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SC: Right To Be Represented By Counsel Or Agent Of Choice In Disciplinary Proceedings Is Not Absolute(17.11.2021)

Supreme Court has observed that right to be represented by a counsel or agent of one's choice in a disciplinary proceedings is not an absolute right, .....

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SC Clarifies Rights and Entitlements Under Rights of Persons With Disabilities Act, 2016(24.11.2021)

Supreme Court has clarified that the rights and entitlements under the Rights of Persons With Disabilities Act, 2016, including the right of persons w.....

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Karnataka HC: Right of Woman to Exercise Reproductive Choice is Personal Liberty Under Article 21(26.11.2021)

Karnataka High Court has said that the right of a woman to exercise her reproductive choice is a dimension of personal liberty as understood under Art.....

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NHRC Takes Suo Motu Cognizance of Media Reports on Killing of Civilians in Nagaland(08.12.2021)

National Human Rights Commission, NHRC, India has taken suo-motu cognizance of media reports on the killing of at least 14 civilians in Oting village .....

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SC: Only Consumer Has Right to Make Representation Before Electricity Ombudsman(10.12.2021)

Supreme Court has observed that only Consumers and not Distribution Licensee have a right to make representation before the Electricity Ombudsman in a.....

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Delhi HC Finalizes Draft Rules Governing Patent Suits & Intellectual Property Rights Division Rules(13.12.2021)

Delhi High Court has published the final drafts of High Court of Delhi Rules Governing Patent Suits, 2021 and Delhi High Court Intellectual Property R.....

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P&H HC: Merely Because Adult Boy Not of Marriageable Age, Would Not Deprive Right to Live Together(20.12.2021)

Punjab and Haryana High Court has observed that merely because the adult boy is not of marriageable age, it would not deprive the young couple of thei.....

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Delhi HC Issues Notice on Plea on Effect of Vaccination Mandate on Right to Livelihood(21.12.2021)

Delhi High Court has issued notice on a plea raising a question as to whether the action of mandating COVID-19 vaccination can adversely affect citize.....

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Karnataka Govt Tables Bill to Impose Restrictions on Religious Conversion, Inter-Faith Marriages(22.12.2021)

Karnataka Government has introduced the Karnataka Protection of Right To Freedom Of Religion Bill, 2021, which seeks to impose restrictions on religio.....

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Karnataka HC: Child Visitation Rights of Muslim Man Diminishes on Getting Married to Another Woman(23.12.2021)

Karnataka High Court has held that child visitation rights of a Muslim man diminishes to a great extent, on him having married to another woman during.....

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NHRC Issues Show Cause Notice to Commissioner of Delhi Police Against Illegal Arrest(07.01.2022)

National Human Rights Commission has issued a notice to the Commissioner of Police, Delhi, as to why compensation of Rs. 1,00,000/- should not be give.....

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Kerala HC Reverses Single Bench Judgment on Establishment of Toddy Shop in Residential Locality(10.01.2022)

Kerala High Court has reversed a Single Bench judgment that held that establishing a toddy shop in a residential locality would be in derogation of th.....

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Uttarakhand HC: Fundamental Right to Life of Van Gujjars Families Being Violated(26.05.2021)

Uttarakhand High Court has ruled that the fundamental right to life under Article 21 of the Constitution of India, 1949 of Van Gujjars families was be.....

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Karnataka HC: Right to Appeal Extends to Persons Other Than Senior Citizens(10.08.2021)

Karnataka High Court has declared that the right to appeal against an order passed by the Assistant Commissioner under the provisions of the Maintenan.....

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SC: Right to Shelter Does Not Mean Right to Government Accommodation(12.08.2021)

Supreme Court has observed while setting aside a Punjab and Haryana High Court order allowing a retired Intelligence Bureau Officer to retain Governme.....

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SC: Right of Equity of Redemption of Mortgage Is Subsidiary to Right of Ownership(18.08.2021)

Supreme Court has observed that the right of equity of redemption is subsidiary to the right of ownership. The Court has observed that the expression .....

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Delhi HC: Provisions of DV Act Cannot be Used as Ploy to Claim Right in Father’s Property(25.08.2021)

Delhi High Court has held that the provisions of Domestic Violence Act, 2005 being a social welfare legislation, cannot be used by a son as a ploy to .....

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AP HC: Right to Life Not Only Available to Living Person But Also to Dead Body(27.08.2021)

Andhra Pradesh High Court has observed while holding that right to life guaranteed under Article 21 of the Constitution of India, 1949 is not only ava.....

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Karnataka HC: Right to Appeal Under Maintenance Act Conferred on Both Sides(27.08.2021)

Karnataka High Court has said that the right to appeal under Section 16 (1) of the Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizens Act, 2002 is.....

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Patna HC: No Provision Providing for Right to Appeal by Victim Seeking Enhancement of Sentence(31.08.2021)

Patna High Court has observed that there is no provision under the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 which provides for a right to appeal by the 'victi.....

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Statute

Voting rights to be given to enclave dwellers(08.02.2016)

Whereas India and Bangladesh executed an enclave exchange last year, the Indian government is preparing to grant voting rights to former enclave dwell.....

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Election Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2016(17.02.2016)

The Union Cabinet approved amendments to the Delimitation Act, 2002 and the Representation of the People Act, 1950, enabling the Election Commission t.....

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International Cases

China's new Anti-Unfair Competition laws to aid 'ease of doing business'(25.02.2016)

China’s Legislative Affairs of the State Council released Draft Amendments to the People’s Republic of China Anti-Unfair Competition Law. Promulgated .....

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Supreme Court deliberates on 'colour of right'(30.07.2015)

The Supreme Court, elaborating on a "remarkably short" trial court analysis, held that the evidentional foundation establishing colour of right was su.....

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Google wins lawsuit against scanning of copyrighted works(16.10.2015)

A United States Court of Appeal ruled in favour of Google in a lawsuit concerning its book scanning activities. It determined that such digitisation o.....

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US Court of Appeal holds sequence of yoga poses not copyrightable(08.10.2015)

A Court of Appeal in the United States of America ruled that the sequence used in ‘hot yoga’ classes was a process intended to improve people's health.....

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Copyright holders to consider fair use before initiating DMCA takedown(14.09.2015)

In case involving a takedown notification issued to an alleged infringing ‘dancing baby’ video, the United States Court of Appeal determined that Univ.....

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Warner Music does not own rights to ‘Happy Birthday’ lyrics(22.09.2015)

A United States District Court granted Plaintiffs’ motion that the Defendants did not receive copyright to the lyrics of the well-known song ‘Happy Bi.....

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Global power play spills into Russian court(19.04.2016)

Russia’s Constitutional Court ruled against acceding to a European Court of Human Rights denouncement against Russian law that prohibits prisoners fro.....

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Children must be recognised as rights-holders on their own account and not just as adjuncts to other people’s rights(16.11.2016)

Instant appeal is against an order for deportation of a foreign criminal. Appellant appealed claiming that his deportation would breach his and his ch.....

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Where an issue in general interest is at stake, it is incumbent on public authorities to act in good time, in an appropriate manner and with utmost consistency(13.09.2016)

Instant case originated in an application against Russian Federation lodged with Court under Article 34 of Convention for Protection of Human Rights a.....

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Police constables has right to bring proceedings before Employment Tribunals in order to challenge discrimination by chief officers and responsible officers(25.10.2017)

Present appeal concerns the directly effective right of police officers under EU law to have the principle of equal treatment applied to them. The que.....

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Right of a union to engage in collective bargaining is not an incident of right of freedom of association(23.03.2017)

Applicant in instant matter, an academic and staff union (‘NTEU’), applied for urgent interim relief suspending Clause 5 of collective agreement betwe.....

Tags : Collective bargaining, Right, Participation

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Attorney is entitled to move single application for the removal of their name from the roll of attorneys and their admission as an advocate(14.12.2020)

In present matter, the Respondents had all been admitted and enrolled as attorneys and wished to be advocates. They relied on Section 115 of the Legal.....

Tags : Enrolment, Legal practitioner, Right

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A statutory provision does not alter the common law unless it says so explicitly or by necessary implication(03.12.2020)

The first Respondent, Jeany Industrial Holdings (Pty) Ltd, the second Respondent, Ian Laverne Donjeany and the third Respondent, Lee Spencer Donjeany,.....

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A statutory provision does not alter the common law unless it says so explicitly or by necessary implication(03.12.2020)

The first Respondent, Jeany Industrial Holdings (Pty) Ltd, the second Respondent, Ian Laverne Donjeany and the third Respondent, Lee Spencer Donjeany,.....

Tags : Surety, Right, Debt

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Grantee cannot acquire more rights than those afforded by the grantor(04.11.2020)

Present appeal is directed against an order of the High Court, which upheld the exception raised by the Respondent, Tip Trans Resources (Pty) Ltd. (Ti.....

Tags : Contract, Rights, Entitlement

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A claim for indemnification insurance under an insurance contract can only arise when liability to third party in a certain amount has been established(10.12.2019)

The issue in present appeal is whether an insured’s contingent right to claim indemnification under an insurance policy is capable of becoming prescri.....

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If a substantial part of the concerned item has been copied then a copyright infringement will be said to have taken place(29.01.2020)

The claimant ('Response') is a company based in Oswaldtwistle, Lancashire. It designs and markets clothing. The Defendant ('EWM') is a major retailer .....

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An agreement to agree without a deadlock-breaking mechanism was not enforceable(15.10.2020)

The Appellants launched an application in the Gauteng Division of the High Court, Pretoria for orders declaring and enforcing servitudal rights. The s.....

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Right and interest in University of North Pension Fund included not only right and interest in pension fund, but also provident fund(03.12.2019)

The origin of the present dispute lies in the terms of an order of divorce granted as long ago as 6 December 2004, by the North Eastern Divorce Court,.....

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Where an eviction is going to render persons homeless, a constitutional obligation rests on relevant municipality to provide suitable accommodation(14.11.2019)

Present is an appeal against the eviction of Mr. Cedric Morgan Jones and Mrs. Diane Morgan Jones, aged 78 and 76 years old respectively, together with.....

Tags : Eviction, Legality, Right of residence

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Payment obligation is only applicable as long as the land lease remained valid(05.08.2021)

Appeal is against impugned order of High Court, which upheld an application brought by Capital Propfund 4 (Pty) Ltd, for an order declaring a leases a.....

Tags : Leases assignment, Agreement, Ownership rights

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Solitary confinement of a person under 18 is not automatically a violation of Article 3 of the ECHR(09.07.2021)

In present case, on 10 December 2016, the Appellant, AB, pleaded guilty to offences of indecent exposure and sexual assault, and was remanded in custo.....

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Top Story

Money Laundering Law Prevails Over Bankruptcy Act, Insolvency Code Rules Delhi High Court(02.04.2019)

Delhi High Court in a recent judgment observed that, Money Laundering law prevails over Bankruptcy Act and Insolvency Code, when it comes to attachmen.....

Tags : Property, Attachment, Third party rights

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Supreme Court strikes down Section 377 of IPC as unconstitutional(06.09.2018)

In a historic verdict, Supreme Court strikes down Section 377 of Indian Penal Code, 1860 (IPC) as unconstitutional. Supreme Court, while decriminalizi.....

Tags : LGBT community, Equal rights, Grant

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Delhi High Court Decriminalizes Begging(08.08.2018)

Delhi High Court strikes down the provision as 'unconstitutional' which made 'begging' an offence. Further, High Court observed that, criminalizing be.....

Tags : Begging, Offence, Fundamental right, Violation

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Supreme Court allows passive euthanasia, issues guidelines(09.03.2018)

The Supreme Court while holding that right to live with dignity is a fundamental right has allowed passive euthanasia for terminally-ill patients. The.....

Tags : Illness, Passive Euthanasia, Fundamental right

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Cabinet Gives Nod to the Protection of Human Rights (Amendments) Bill, 2018(04.04.2018)

The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister has given its approval to the Protection of Human Rights (Amendments) Bill, 2018 for better protection and.....

Tags : Human rights, bill, Amendment

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Union Ministry of Power promulgated Electricity (Rights of Consumers) Rules, 2020(21.12.2020)

Central Government lays down Rights to the Electricity Consumers through “Electricity (Rights of Consumers) Rules, 2020”. The Rules would play a signi.....

Tags : Rights, Consumer, Rules

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Lok Sabha passes the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Bill, 2016(16.12.2016)

In last lap of winter session of this year, Lok Sabha  has passed Rights of Persons with Disabilities Bill 2016, replacing the Persons with Disabiliti.....

Tags : Disabled persons, Rights, Bill

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SC Declares Right to Privacy as Fundamental Right(24.08.2017)

The Nine Judges Bench of the Hon’ble Supreme Court in a historic and landmark Judgment has declared that, right to privacy is a fundamental right in t.....

Tags : Privacy, Fundamental right, Declaration

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Right to be forgotten rejected by Japan’s Supreme Court(03.02.2017)

The Supreme Court of Japan has rejected a man's demand that a Google web search showing up reports of his arrest for child prostitution be removed. Th.....

Tags : Privacy, Right, Personal information, Removal

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Out of the barrel and into the chamber(08.07.2016)

What started out as a petition against extra-judicial executions by the armed forces in the north-eastern states of the country roused the Supreme Cou.....

Tags : north east, fake encounter, human rights, proxy war, terrorism

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Centre amends the Legal Metrology (Packaged Commodities) Rules, 2011 for enhanced protection of consumer rights(08.11.2021)

In order to protect interest of consumers, Central Government amends the Legal Metrology (Packaged Commodities) Rules, 2011 for safeguarding Consumer .....

Tags : Rules, Amendment, Consumer rights

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Blast from the Past

Blame your hair fall on the helmet(29.08.1988)

Given that India has some of the most unsafe roads in the world, it is indeed ironic that the struggle to coerce road users into adopting safety devic.....

Tags : helmet, two wheeler, fundamental right

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Personal laws not disturbed by fundamental rights(24.07.1951)

What could the Bombay High Court have said that stung Finance Minister Arun Jaitley so, leading him to call it “one of the most adverse judgments”. Af.....

Tags : Personal laws, bigamy, fundamental rights, social custom

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