Agonies of prosecution

After the historic judgement of the top court endorsing the entry of women of all ages to the Sabarimala temple, the far right wing had attempted to communalise and politicise the faith of the ordinary devotees. The Sangh Parivar, which welcomed the verdict initially, took a U-turn and led the protest accusing the state government [...]

Laminating ID card destroys its legality: HC

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Section 377 To Aadhaar: A Look At Supreme Court’s Landmark Rulings In 2018

The historic judgement came on a batch of writ petitions filed by dancer Navtej Johar, journalist Sunil Mehra, chef Ritu Dalmia, hoteliers Aman Nath and Keshav Suri and business executive Ayesha Kapur and 20 former and current students of the IITs. Section 377 referred to ‘unnatural offences’ and said that whoever voluntarily has carnal intercourse [...]

Tortured, neglected and starved: Kerala HC to decide fate of temple elephant Neelakantan

Large wounds on the back of the hind legs and almost no food in the trough in front. The sight of an elephant struggling to stand with the wounds on his leg, shifting his body weight from one leg onto the other, was captured by a member of the People’s for Animals two weeks ago. [...]

Expressing opinion on social media cannot be treated as criticism: Kerala High Court

KOCHI: While directing the Central University of Kerala (CUK), Kasargod, to reinstate an associate professor who was suspended for allegedly criticising the university on social media, the High Court observed one could not be prevented from expressing his/her views merely because he/she was an employee.  “In a democracy, every institution is governed by democratic norms. Healthy [...]

Sabarimala: Prohibitory orders with riders extended till December 18

Last Updated 17, Dec 2018, 1:13 PM IST Article source: Legal News

Kerala: 4 transgenders get nod for Sabarimala pilgrimage

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Four transgenders, turned away by the police from proceeding to Sabarimala, were on Monday given permission to offer prayers at the Lord Ayyappa shrine, a top police official said. The nod was given after the transgenders approached DGP A Hemachandran, a member of the Kerala high court-appointed supervisory panel, and inspector general of police [...]

Here are 3 of 21,000 industrial pollution cases pending in Indian courts

Bichhri industrial cluster Case filed: 1989 Verdict delivered: 1996 Follow-up on verdict: 2011 Core issue: The industry filed multiple interlocutory applications over a period of 15 years to avoid compliance of the judgement Background: In 1989, a writ petition was filed in the Supreme Court against Hindustan Agro Chemicals Limited for polluting the land and [...]

Kerala HC slams police for alleged excesses against Ayyappa devotees

The Kerala High Court on Wednesday slammed the police for its alleged excesses on devotees going to Sabarimala and sought all records relating to prohibitory orders clamped in the temple complex and nearby areas. Criticising the Inspector General of Police in-charge of Sabarimala and Superintendent of Police for the alleged action against pilgrims at Sabarimala [...]

Kaviyoor case: CBI says it cannot implicate the father

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Monday flip-flopped on its earlier finding that sexually aberrant behaviour on the part of the father had resulted in the suspected suicide of the teenage victim in what has come to be known as the 2004 Kaviyoor sex-for-stardom scandal case. In a 23-page report it filed in the [...]

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